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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

Jean Segura (2010) is 17th former Cedar Rapids Kernels player selected to the MLB Futures Game

Jean Segura (2010) has been selected to represent the Angels in the 14th annual Futures Game. There have been 17 different Cedar Rapids Kernels alumni who have been selected to the Futures Game roster. Three players were selected twice (Ramon Ortiz, Jeff Mathis and Mike Trout).

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.

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 is hitting .291 with 5 HR, 31 RBI and has stolen 27 bases in 70 games for the Arkansas Travelers in 2012.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz

2000     Ramon Ortiz

2001

2002

2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana

2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson

2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood

2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick

2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson

2008     Kevin Jepsen

2009     Trevor Reckling

2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

2011     Tyler Skaggs, Mike Trout

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)

22 Kernels Alumni Earn Opening Day MLB Roster Spots

22 former Cedar Rapids Kernels have earned Opening Day MLB roster spots in 2012. The Angels roster features 11 Kernels Alumni. 18 of the players play in the American League and 4 National League squads have a Cedar Rapids representative. The full list is as follows:

Los Angeles Angels (11) – Alexi Amarista (2008-09), Erick Aybar (2003), Peter Bourjos (2007), Alberto Callaspo (2003), Kevin Jepsen (2003-04), Howard Kendrick (2004), Ervin Santana (2002), Rich Thompson (2003), Mark Trumbo (2006-07), Jordan Walden (2009) and Bobby Wilson (2004)

Tampa Bay Rays (2) – Joel Peralta (2001-02) and Sean Rodriguez (2004-05)

Baltimore Orioles (1) – Darren O’Day (2006)

Cleveland Indians (1) – Casey Kotchman (2002)

Minnesota Twins (1) – Alexi Casilla (2004-05)

Texas Rangers (1) – Mike Napoli (2001-02)

Toronto Blue Jays (1) – Jeff Mathis (2002)

Arizona Diamondbacks (1) – Joe Saunders (2002)

Colorado Rockies (1) – Tyler Chatwood (2009)

Houston Astros (1) – Fernado Rodriguez (2005)

Philadelphia Phillies (1) – David Herndon (2007)

Tyler Skaggs (2010) set to start Futures Game for US squad

Tyler Skaggs (2010) has been selected to be the starting pitcher for the U.S. team at the 13th annual XM All-Star Futures Game that will start tonight at Arizona’s Chase Field at 5 p.m. CST. Skaggs went 8-4 with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 82 in 82 1/3 innings of work prior to being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the Dan Haren deal. Skaggs is the 16th different former Kernels player to be selected to play in the Futures Game.

Mike Trout (2009-10) was also selected to play for the U.S. team but was promoted to join the Angels this past week leading up to the All-Star break. Trout would have joined Ramon Ortiz (1997) and Jeff Mathis (2002) as former Kernels who made multiple appearances at the Futures Game.

Past Kernels Futures Game Representatives
1999     Ramon Ortiz
2000     Ramon Ortiz
2001
2002
2003     Jeff Mathis, Ervin Santana
2004     Jeff Mathis, Dallas McPherson
2005     Bobby Jenks, Brandon Wood
2006     Nick Adenhart, Howard Kendrick
2007     Freddy Sandoval, Rich Thompson
2008     Kevin Jepsen
2009     Trevor Reckling
2010     Hank Conger-MVP, Luis Jimenez, Mike Trout

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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Wisconsin scored seven runs in the 5th inning and held off a late Kernels rally to down the Kernels 9-7 in game two of the series with the Timber Rattlers. The Kernels conclude the series in Wisconsin with the Timber Rattlers tonight at 6:35 p.m. from Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Without further delay, your Harvester Links for 5/12/11:


Erick Aybar (2003) went 2-5 with a RBI, stole a base and scored a run in the Angels 6-4 extra inning loss to the White Sox. Alberto Callaspo (2003) was 2-4 with a RBI, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 1-4 with a triple and scored a run and Howard Kendrick (2004) was 1-4, stole a base and scored a run in the loss. Hank Conger (2007) went 0-4 and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 0-3.

Tyler Chatwood (2009) worked 6 1/3 innings while allowing one run to take a no-decision. Rich Thompson (2003) retired the only batter he faced for his first hold of the season. Jordan Walden (2008) took his second blown save allowing two runs in the ninth inning. Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) took the loss allowing a pair of runs in the tenth inning.

Casey Kotchman (2002) went 2-5 with a RBI in the Rays 8-2 win over the Indians.

John Lackey (2000) took the loss allowing nine runs in 6 2/3 innings of work in the Red Sox 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

Brandon Wood (2004) was 1-4 in the Pirates 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Mike Scioscia tries another off beat move, Howard Kendrick (2004) in left field – LATimes.com

Angels place Rodriguez on DL, Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) recalled from AAA – MLB.com

Peter Bourjos (2007) triples to left field – OCRegister.com

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The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

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     This

feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The team opens the season on road at Peoria today.
Without
further
delay, your Harvester Links for 4/7/11:

     Alberto Callaspo (2003) went 2-4 with a solo HR and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 3-4 with a RBI a stolen base and scored a run to lead the Angels to a 5-1 win over the Rays. Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-3 with two walks and scored a run, Jeff Mathis (2002) was 2-4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI, Brandon Wood (2004) went 0-4 and Peter Bourjos (2007) walked in his only plate appearance.

     Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) got the final out of the eighth inning for his second hold of the season and Jordan Walden (2008) worked a scoreless ninth to finish the game.

     Joel Peralta (2001-02) struck out a pair of batters in 2/3 of an inning of work in the Rays 5-1 loss to the Angels.

     Darren O’Day (2006) worked a scoreless ninth inning to finish the game for the Rangers in their 7-3 win over the Red Sox.

     Sean O’Sullivan (2007) took the loss in the Royals 10-7 extra inning game against the White Sox. O’Sullivan worked a scoreless 11th inning before allowing three runs in the 12th.

Aussie righty Rich Thompson (2003) improving stock – MLB.com

Erick Aybar’s (2003) MRI reveals slight strain in his left side – LATimes.com

Torrealba, Mike Napoli (2001-02) share in early success – MLB.com

Angels’ Howard Kendrick (2004) finds success at no. 2 – OCRegister.com

Howie kendrick.jpgHoward Kendrick (2004) was a member of the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that
finished with a record of 75-64 under manager Bobby Magallanes. The
Kernels lost in the 1st round of the Midwest League playoffs to the
Clinton Lumbkerkings.

Kendrick finished the season with a franchise
record .367 batting average and was awarded the Midwest League’s batting
title (although 41 plate appearances shy of the minimum necessary to
qualify, it was determined he would still have the leagues highest
average if 41 at-bats were added to his totals, per Baseball Rule 10.23)
In 75 games, he recorded 36 multi hit games and was named to the
Midwest League Post-Season All-Star team and was a Midwest League
All-Star Game selection.

     Howard Kendrick entered the 2011 season with a .295 batting average,
32 HR, and 242 RBI during his five seasons playing for the Angels.

The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgThe Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

     This

feature is a daily report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. Late today with the links. Come out for the Meet the Kernels night at the stadium tonight. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Without
further
delay, your Harvester Links for 4/5/11:

Howard Kendrick (2004) takes power surge into Tampa Bay – MLB.com

Washington sticks with Mike Napoli (2001-02) at first vs. lefty – MLB.com

Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) feels growing pains at back of Angels’ bullpen – OCRegister.com

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The Harvester – Harvesting News for Alumni Reports


bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgThe Harvester – Harvesting the News for Kernels Alumni Reports

     This

feature is a morning report sharing the links and news of Kernels
Alumni. Previously, we updated these throughout the day on Facebook as
they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links
as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the
day, it likely will sneak into another post. The Angels picked up a nice win on Opening Day. Without
further
delay, Your Harvester Links for 4/1/11:

     Jeff Mathis (2002) celebrated his 28th birthday hitting the first Kernels alumni HR of the 2011 season to help lead the Angels to a 4-2 win over Kansas City. Mathis was 2-4, Peter Bourjos (2007) went 2-4 with a run scored, Erick Aybar (2003) was 1-4 with a RBI double, Howard Kendrick (2004) went 1-4 with a double and Mark Trumbo (2006-07) was 0-4 in the Angels opener.

     Jordan Walden (2008) closed out the 7th inning with a strike out for his 1st hold of the season. Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) and Michael Kohn (2009) split up 8th inning duties for their 1st holds of the season as well in the win.

Howard Kendrick (2004) coming into own at critical time – MLB.com

Nothing matches special feeling of opening day – LATimes.com

Angels rookies savor being part of opening day – OCRegister.com

Homers by Hunter, Mathis (2002) lead Angels past Royals – CBSSports.com

mathis smaller.jpg     Jeff Mathis (2002) was a member of the 2002 Cedar Rapids Kernels team that
finished the regular season with a 81-58 mark before losing to Peoria in
the semi-finals of the Midwest League Playoffs. Mathis hit .287 with 41
doubles, 10 HR and 73 RBI in 128 games for Cedar Rapids.

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     Jeff Mathis entered the 2011 season with a .199 batting average, 23 HR
and 117 RBI during his 6 seasons with the Angels. Mathis hit .534 during
the 2009 post season with five doubles in seven games. He drove in the
game-winning run with a walk-off double in the 11th inning of game 3 of
the LCS.

The Harvester – Harvesting the News for Alumni Reports

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This feature is a morning report sharing the links to recent news of Kernels Alumni. Previously, we updating these throughout the day on Facebook as they happened. I will be posting each morning to try and keep the links as relevant and fresh as I can. If something comes across during the day, it likely will sneak into another post. Without further delay, Your Harvester Links for 3/18/11:

Kevin Jepsen (2003-04) Traveled Tough Road to Angels Bullpen – MLB.com

John Lackey (2000) to Follow Lester in Rotation – MLB.com

Sean O’Sullivan (2007) Struggles as he Works on Delivery – MLB.com
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