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8 Cedar Rapids Kernels Alumni make MLB debut, 35 total MLB active players in 2012

There were eight Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who made their MLB debut in 2012. Barret Browning, David Carpenter, Patrick Corbin, Miguel Gonzalez, Jean Segura, Tyler Skaggs, Will Smith and Andrew Taylor were among the 35 Kernels alumni who played in a MLB game in 2012. The number is down slightly from the 39 former alumni who played in a MLB game in 2011.

2012 was the fifth time there has been three Cedar Rapids professional baseball alumni players selected to the same All-Star game (2012, 2007, 1991, 1984 and 1966). Mike Napoli (2001-02), Mike trout (2009-10) and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) each made their first all-star teams. We have never had more than three appear in the same season.Here is the link to our full all-star selection list.

Here is the complete list of our alumni appearing in a MLB game with the teams they played for and the year designating the season they were in Cedar Rapids.

Alexi Amarista (2008-09) Angels & Padres

Erick Aybar (2003) Angels

Peter Bourjos (2007) Angels

Barret Browning (2007) Cardinals

Alberto Callaspo (2003) Angels

David Carpenter (2010) Angels

Bobby Cassevah (2007) Angels

Alexi Casilla (2004-05) Twins

Tyler Chatwood (2009) Rockies

Hank Conger (2007) Angels

Patrick Corbin (2010) Diamondbacks

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) Orioles

David Herndon (2007) Phillies

Kevin Jepsen (2003) Angels

Howard Kendrick (2004) Angels

Casey Kotchman (2002) Indians

Jeff Mathis (2002) Blue Jays

Mike Napoli (2001-02) Rangers

Darren O’Day (2006) Orioles

Joel Peralta (2001-02) Rays

Garrett Richards (2010) Angels

Fernando Rodriguez (2005) Astros

Sean Rodriguez (2004-05) Rays

Andrew Romine (2008) Angels

Ervin Santana (2002) Angels

Joe Saunders (2002) Diamondbacks & Orioles

Jean Segura (2010) Angels & Brewers

Tyler Skaggs (2010) Diamondbacks

Will Smith (2009) Royals

Andrew Taylor (2009) Angels

Rich Thompson (2003) Angels & Athletics

Mike Trout (2009-10) Angels

Mark Trumbo (2006-07) Angels

Jordan Walden (2008) Angels

Bobby Wilson (2004) Angels

This date in Kernels history – July 18, 2010 – Kernels’ biggest rally I have seen.

On July 18, 2010, the Cedar Rapids Kernels sent 20 batters to the plate and scored a team-record 14 runs in the seventh inning en route to an 18-11 win over the Lake County Captains at Perfect Game Field. The Kernels also set season game highs in runs scored, hits (21) and RBI (16).

Lake County jumped on Kernels starter Stephen Locke for nine runs in the first five innings, including home runs by Chris Kersten and Adam Abraham. The Kernels cut the lead to 9-2 on a two run homer by Michael Wing, his third of the season. The Captains increased the lead to 11-2 as Abraham hit his second HR of the game off Manaurys Correa and the Kernels made it 11-3 as Richard Cates hit a sac fly.

The Kernels then launched into the seventh inning, batting for 50 minutes, as 20 players went to the plate. The Kernels hit for the cycle in the inning as Jean Segura and Justin Bass tripled, Matt Long and Casey Haerther doubled, and Jon Karcich capped the inning with a solo home run to put the Kernels ahead 12-11.

Segura finished the game 3-6 with two triples and 2 RBI; Justin Bass was 3-5 with a triple and 3 RBI; and Richard Cates was 1-3 with 3 RBI. Kernels reliever David Carpenter (2-3) picked up the win with two innings of relief and Johnny Hellweg worked a scoreless ninth.

Jeremy Cruz was 2-5 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored in the Kernels 18-11 win over Lake County.

I remember hanging out above the bleacher sections with my brother and his band who were going to play post game as part of our Faith Day at the ballpark. We kept joking that we only needed 8 more runs and then 7 and so forth and they just kept hitting until they took the lead and buried the opponent.

Cedar Rapids finished the 2010 season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

This is my 8th season (2005-present) working as the stadium operations guy here with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I will be reminiscing the best performances by the Kernels during my tenure to add to my This Date in Kernels Alumni History features this year.

27 Kernels Alumni have played a MLB game in 2012. Here is where they were drafted.

27 former Kernels have played in a major league baseball game thus far in 2012.  In the spirit of the MLB draft continuing into day two, here is that list of our alumni and which round they were selected in the draft. Several of these players were signed as international free agents and were not subject to the amateur draft.

Bobby Wilson (2004) is the lowest drafted player currently active in Major League baseball to my knowledge. Wilson was selected with the Angels 48th round pick, 1,417 pick overall, of the 2002 MLB Draft.

Darren O’Day (2006) was actually passed over in the draft and the Angels signed him as an undrafted free agent. The sidearm reliever has had a great start to the 2012 season with a 3-0 record with a 1.71 E.R.A. and 0.80 W.H.I.P. out of the Orioles bullpen.

Here is the full list of our Alumni who have played in a MLB game this season as of June 5, 2012. Each was selected by the Angels in the MLB draft. the team name designates their current squad for the 2012 season.

Casey Kotchman (Indians) – 1st round 2001

Garrett Richards (Angels) – 1st round 2009

Joe Saunders (Diamondbacks) – 1st round 2002

Mike Trout (Angels) – 1st round

Tyler Chatwood (Rockies) – 2nd round

Patrick Corbin (Diamondbacks) – 2nd round

Kevin Jepsen (Angels) – 2nd round

Sean Rodriguez (Rays) – 3rd round

David Herndon (Phillies) – 5th round

Will Smith (Royals) – 7th round

David Carpenter (Angels) – 9th round

Peter Bourjos (Angels) – 10th round

Howard Kendrick (Angels) – 10th round

Jordan Walden (Angels) – 12th round

Mike Napoli (Rangers) – 17th round

Fernando Rodriguez (Astros) – 18th round

Mark Trumbo (Angels) – 18th round

Bobby Cassevah (Angels) – 34th round

Bobby Wilson (Angels) – 48th round

Darren O’Day (Orioles) – Undrafted Free Agent

International Free Agents

Alexi Amarista (Padres)

Erick Aybar (Angels)

Alberto Callaspo (Angels)

Alexi Casilla (Twins)

Joel Peralta (Rays)

Ervin Santana (Angels)

Rich Thompson (Athletics)

David Carpenter (2010) becomes 379th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

David Carpenter (2010) worked a scoreless eighth inning allowing one hit against the New York Yankees this afternoon in his major league debut as the Angels fell 5-0 at Yankee Stadium. Carpenter is the 379th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

David Carpenter posted a 2-4 record with 8 saves and a 2.58 E.R.A in 37 games for the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 52 batters in 45 1/3 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

Mike Trout (2009-10) among seven Kernels alumni selected to Arizona Fall League

Mike Trout (2009-10) headlines the list of seven former Kernels selected to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions in this years Arizona Fall League. David Carpenter (2010), Hank Conger (2007), Chris Scholl (2009) Jean Segura (2010), Andrew Taylor (2009), and Daniel Tillman (2011) join Trout and the Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper on the Scorpions roster.

Brandon Emanuel, former Kernels pitching coach, will serve as the Scorpions pitching coach.