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Cael’s Collection – Nick Adenhart (game used jersey and autograph cards)

 

The off season is officially here for me. Our baseball stories obviously die down during the fall and winter months. I will be picking up the Cael’s Collection features to share some of the baseball cards of Cedar Rapids professional baseball players that I have picked up.

This evening’s selections are a quartet of Nick Adenhart cards. Adenhart played in Cedar Rapids in 2006. He was a fourteenth round draft pick out of Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2004 amateur draft. Nick Adenhart posted a 10-2 record and a 1.95 E.R.A. in 16 starts for Cedar Rapids in 2006. Adenhart struck out 99 batters in 106 innings of work. He was selected to the 2006 Futures Game roster, played in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star game and earned Midwest League post season All-Star squad honors. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 65-74 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006, and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Adenhart made his MLB debut on May 1, 2008. Adenhart compiled a 1-0 record with a 6.00 E.R.A. in four career starts for the Angels. Only hours after Nick’s 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009 at age 22. Nick Adenhart’s family continues to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory annually. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick’s family.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Kernels Foundation presented Mack Mattke as the winner of the 2012 Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship before the Kernels game on Sunday, June 24th. Mack is a 2012 graduate of Xavier HS where his school activities, academic accomplishments and baseball accomplishments were quite impressive, making him an excellent choice for the scholarship. The Mattke’s were a Kernels Host Family in 2006, giving Mack the opportunity to know Nick while he was with the Kernels. Mack plans on attending Purdue University to study engineering and play baseball.

I have picked up a pair of autographed Adenhart cards. The first card on the left above is from the 2008 Topps Stadium Club set and is an on card auto. The other Adenhart autograph card above right is a sticker autograph card from the 2007 TriStar set and is serial numbered 176/250. Adenhart autograph cards do run a bit more than most of my collection due to his early passing. I picked these up for under $10 to my door but that is not the norm.

I have also picked up two different game used jersey cards of Nick Adenhart. The card on the left in the image is a Futures Game jersey card from the 2006 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects set. The other two are from an Upper Deck USA Baseball Bound for Beijing card set numbered GU-2 with pieces of a jersey used during the 2006 COPABE Beijing qualifying tournament in Havana, Cuba. Adenhart’s Jersey cards usually sell for between $5-10 to your door and can be found under $5 as long as you have patience.

This date in Kernels history – September 2, 2010 – Jean Segura

On September 2, 2010, Jean Segura went 3-4 at the plate with a HR, a RBI and scored a pair of runs as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Burlington Bees 4-1. 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.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .200 with a triple, seven RBI and has stole three bases in 20 games with Milwaukee.

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.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) becomes 387th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Tyler Skaggs made his MLB debut this afternoon getting the start for game one of the Arizona Diamondbacks doubleheader with the Miami Marlins. Skaggs struck out the first batter he faced and worked 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs to earn the win. He joined former Kernels teammate Patrick Corbin (2010) on a short list as the seventh Diamondback pitcher to earn a win in his MLB debut. Skaggs struck out four while allowing three hits and issuing five walks. Skaggs is the 387th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game. Click here for video highlights from MLB.com of Skaggs’ debut.

Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2010 Kernels squad in under two years. 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. Skaggs was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Jean Segura playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities. Skaggs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning in the 2012 MLB Futures Game. He started the game in 2011 for team USA.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.84 E.R.A. in 13 starts this season for the Mobile Bay Bears (AA) before earning a promotion to Reno (AAA) where he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.91 E.R.A. in 9 starts. Skaggs struck out 45 in 52 2/3 innings of work for the Aces.

Jean Segura (2010) became the 386th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Angels on July 24, 2012.

Diamondbacks promote Tyler Skaggs (2010), set to be 387th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Tyler Skaggs (2010) was promoted from Reno (AAA) to join the Arizona Diamondbacks as they host the Miami Marlins for the doubleheader this afternoon. Skaggs will start the first game that will start at 3:40 EST. Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2010 Kernels squad in under two years. 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. Skaggs was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Jean Segura playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities. Skaggs struck out one batter in a scoreless inning in the 2012 MLB Futures Game. He started the game in 2011 for team USA.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 5-4 record with a 2.84 E.R.A. in 13 starts this season for the Mobile Bay Bears (AA) before earning a promotion to Reno (AAA) where he has posted a 4-2 record with a 2.91 E.R.A. in 9 starts. Skaggs struck out 45 in 52 2/3 innings of work for the Aces.

Jean Segura (2007) became the 386th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Angels. Tyler Skaggs is set to become the 387th player to play in Cedar Rapids and play in the big leagues.

This date in Kernels history – August 13, 2010 – Jean Segura / Johnny Hellweg

On August 13, 2010, Jean Segura went 2-4 at the plate with his eighth HR of the season lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars. Johnny Hellweg worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season. Hellweg struck out three while allowing two walks. 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.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Ariel Pena (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012 before making his MLB debut on July 24, 2012.

Johnny Hellweg pitched five games for the Kernels at the end of the 2009 season posting a 0-0 record with a 1.35 E.R.A. and 2 saves. Hellweg returned in 2010 and went 2-4 with a 4.33 E.R.A. in 41 games finishing 36 games for 16 saves. He converted to the starting rotation with the Inland Empire 66ers last year posting a 6-4 record with a 3.73 E.R.A. in 28 games including 14 starts. Hellweg compiled a 5-10 record in 2012 for the Arkansas Travelers with a 3.38 E.R.A. in 21 starts. He struck out 88 batters in 119 2/3 innings of work.

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena (2010) were each included in the deal. Segura hit .433 with three doubles, four RBI and stole four bases for the Huntsville Stars before earning a promotion to join the Brewers. He has hit .286 with three RBI in six games with Milwaukee. Hellweg has posted a 2-0 record with a 2.70 E.R.A. striking out 10 batters in 10 innings of work for Huntsville since the trade.

This date in Kernels history – August 10, 2010 – Ariel Pena

On August 10, 2010, Ariel Pena allowed one run in seven innings to improve to 6-4 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 5-1 victory over the Beloit Snappers. Pena struck out three while allowing five hits and four walks in the game.

Ariel Pena posted a 7-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A. in 18 starts. Pena struck out 88 batters in 103 innings. 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.

Ariel Pena has a 6-6 mark with a 2.99 E.R.A. in 19 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He has struck out 111 in 114 1/3 innings of work. Pena appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Jean Segura (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities. The Milwaukee Brewers traded Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels to acquire three former Kernels who were each were highly touted Angels prospects on July 27, 2012. Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg (2010-11) and Ariel Pena were each included in the deal. Pena has a 0-1 record with a 5.74 E.R.A. in three starts for the Huntsville Stars (AA) since the trade.

This date in Kernels history – July 26, 2010 – Ariel Pena

On July 26, 2010, Ariel Pena worked seven shutout innings to improve to 5-2 on the season and lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-0 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Pena struck out five while allowing three hits and three walks in the game.

Ariel Pena posted a 7-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A. in 18 starts. Pena struck out 88 batters in 103 innings. 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.

Ariel Pena has a 6-6 mark with a 2.99 E.R.A. in 19 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012. He has struck out 111 in 114 1/3 innings of work. Pena appeared in the 2012 Futures Game along with former Kernels Jean Segura (2010) and Tyler Skaggs (2010) during the MLB All-Star festivities.

 

Jean Segura (2010) becomes 386th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Jean Segura made his MLB debut tonight getting the start at shortstop for the Angels as they played host to the Kansas City Royals. He faced former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Will Smith (2009) in his first MLB at bat. Segura struck out swinging in his first two plate appearances each against Smith. He reached base in the 8th inning on an error by reliever Greg Holland. Segura is the 386th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. 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. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Tyler Skaggs playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities.

Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura has hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012.

Barret Browning (2007) became the 385th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Cardinals on June 30, 2012.

This date in Kernels history – July 5, 2010 – Mike Trout

On July 5, 2010,  Mike Trout went 2-4 at the plate with a double, a RBI a walk, scored three runs and stole his 41st base of the season as the Kernels defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-5.

Mike Trout hit .267 in 5 games for the 2009 Kernels squad late in the season. Trout returned to Cedar Rapids in 2010 where he hit .362 with 19 doubles,7 triples, 6 HR, 39 RBI and stole 45 bases in 81 games. He was named to the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game, played in the XM Futures Game in Anaheim and swept Midwest League post season awards winning the 2010 MWL batting title, MWL Player of the Year award and MWL Prospect of the year award. Trout became the youngest recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year in 2010. He earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year Award in 2011. 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 hit .326 with 18 doubles, 13 triples, 11 HR, 38 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 91 games in 2011. Trout made his MLB debut on July 8, 2011 and hit .220 with 6 doubles, 5 HR, 16 RBI and stole 4 bases in 40 games for the Angels in 2011. He began the 2012 season with the Salt Lake Bees before rejoining the Angels. Trout has earned a spot on the American League All-Star squad in 2012. He is leading the league with a .343 batting average and 23 stolen bases in 60 games for the Angels. Trout has 15 doubles, three triples, 10 HR, 36 RBI and has scored 52 runs (10th in the A.L.) since his promotion. His .399 OBP is the is the fourth best in the American League and his .950 OPS is the 7th highest.

Cedar Rapids’ 2010 Midwest League All-Stars

(Garrett Richards, Mike Kenney, Casey Haerther, Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout, Jean Segura, Fabio Martinez)

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.

This date in Kernels history – June 30, 2010 – Tyler Skaggs

On June 30, 2010, Tyler Skaggs pitched five shutout innings to earn the win as the Kernels defeated the Beloit Snappers 1-0. Skaggs struck out two while allowing two hits and two walks in the victory.

Tyler Skaggs posted a 8-4 record with a 3.61 E.R.A. in 19 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010. Skaggs struck out 82 batters in 82 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.

Tyler Skaggs was acquired along with Joe Saunders (2002), Patrick Corbin (2010) and Rafael Rodriguez (2003-05) in exchange for Dan Haren on July 25, 2010. He has compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.72 E.R.A. in 9 starts for Mobile (AA) this season.

Tyler Skaggs was added to the 2012 MLB Futures Game roster this week to replace Trevor Bauer. Skaggs started the game last year for team USA. There will be three Kernels alumni in the game this year. Ariel Pena (2010) and Jean Segura (2010) have been selected to the World team.

Sorry for the late night post. My family went to Quad Cities for the Kernels game tonight to claim some Cael Sanderson bobbleheads. Kernels came back with six runs in the ninth but gave up two in the bottom to lose 8-7. R.J. Alvarez struck out two more batters in a scoreless inning of relief. Alvarez has struck out 11 batters in 7 innings of work without allowing a run thus far in 2012.

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.