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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

Andrew Taylor (2009) becomes 388th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Andrew Taylor made his MLB debut last night finishing the game in the Angels 9-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Taylor walked one without allowing a run working 2/3 of an inning in his debut. Taylor is the 388th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game. Click here for video highlights from MLB.com of Taylor’s debut.

Andrew Taylor posted a 3-0 record with a 1.23 E.R.A. in 40 games for Cedar Rapids in 2009. Taylor struck out 83 batters in 51 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2009 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Andrew Taylor had a 2-4 with a 4.61 E.R.A. in 37 games with the Arkansas Travelers (AA) in 2012. Taylor posted a 1-0 record with a 3.50 E.R.A. for the Salt Lake Bees in 16 games after being promoted to AAA this year.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) became the 387th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Diamondbacks on August 22, 2012.

Angels promote Andrew Taylor (2009), set to be 388th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Andrew Taylor (2009) was promoted from Salt Lake (AAA) to join the Los Angeles Angels as they play the Seattle Mariners this afternoon. Andrew Taylor posted a 3-0 record with a 1.23 E.R.A. in 40 games for Cedar Rapids in 2009. Taylor struck out 83 batters in 51 1/3 innings of work. He is the sixth player to reach the majors from the 2009 Kernels squad. Cedar Rapids finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Andrew Taylor had a 2-4 with a 4.61 E.R.A. in 37 games with the Arkansas Travelers (AA) in 2012. Taylor posted a 1-0 record with a 3.50 E.R.A. for the Salt Lake Bees in 16 games after being promoted to AAA this year.

Tyler Skaggs (2010) became the 387th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Diamondbacks on August 22, 2012.

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.

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.

Angels promote Jean Segura (2010), set to be 386th Cedar Rapids player to make MLB debut

Jean Segura (2010) was promoted from Arkansas (AA) to join the Los Angeles Angels as they host the Texas Rangers for the final game of a three game series on Sunday. 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 .291 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. Jean Segura is set to become the 386th player to play in Cedar Rapids and play in the big leagues.

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) becomes 384th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Miguel Gonzalez (2005) worked 3 1/3 innings out of the Baltimore Orioles bullpen on May 29, 2012 allowing one run in his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Gonzalez struck out five batters while allowing four hits. Gonzaelez is the 384th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

Miguel Gonzalez posted a 2-5 record with 8 saves and a 4.70 E.R.A in 28 games for the 2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 42 batters in 44 innings of work. Cedar Rapids finished the 2005 season with a 65-75 record under manager Bobby Magallanes.

Miguel Gonzalez was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2008 Rule V draft. He signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Orioles this past off season. Gonzalez has posted a 2-1 record with a save and a 1.50 E.R.A. for the Norfolk Tides (AAA) in 2012. He has struck out 36 in 30 innings of work in 11 games for the Tides. Gonzalez appeared in two games with the Orioles before rejoining Norfolk on June 9, 2012. Gonzalez was 0-0 with a 2.45 E.R.A. in two appearances out of the Orioles bullpen. He struck out seven while allowing two runs on six hit and two walks in two games.

Thanks goes out to Abby Pumroy who left me know Miguel had made his debut. Many former Kernels have stayed with the Pumroys, one of our host families, during their time in Cedar Rapids. One of them, Alexi Casilla, returned to catch a Kernels game earlier this afternoon while the Twins had an off day.

Will Smith (2009) becomes 381st player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut

Will Smith (2009) worked 3 1/3 innings allowing five runs in his major league debut against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium tonight. Smith struck out one batter while allowing six hits and one walk. Smith is the 381st player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.

Will Smith posted a 10-5 record with a 3.76 E.R.A in 19 starts for the 2009 Cedar Rapids Kernels. He struck out 95 batters in 115 innings of work. The 2009 Kernels squad finished with a 78-60 record under manager Bill Mosiello defeating the Peoria Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs before losing in the semifinals to the Burlington Bees.

Will Smith was acquired by the Kansas City Royals along with Sean O’Sullivan (2007) in exchange for Alberto Callaspo (2003) on July 22, 2010. Smith was 1-3 with a 4.01 E.R.A. in nine starts for the Omaha Storm Chasers this season.