October 2011

Alumni in MLB for 2011

The 2011 Major League season is in the books.  Has been for a while. But, it took me a little while to pull this post together for the blog.

There were 39 players with ties to Appleton professional baseball to appear in at least one MLB game during the 2011 season.  That would be 36 former Timber Rattlers and three former Appleton Foxes.

Below, you will find the player, the team for which they played, and the last year that they spent in Appleton.  Click the name and you will be taken to that players MLB.com page.  At that page you will see the stats for that player.  Most of those players have a few video highlights at the bottom of their picture.  Make sure to click on the more video link and you’ll get just about every mlb highlight for that player all season long.  (There are a lot of those for Asdrubal Cabrera, by the way).

A couple of other notes:
Nine former Rattlers made their MLB debut in 2011.
Three former Rattlers are up for the Roberto Clemente Award.  Felix Hernandez, Adam Jones, & David Ortiz

Timber Rattlers Alumni in MLB for 2011:
(Blue = Made MLB debut in 2011)

Hitters:
Baltimore:
Adam Jones (’04)

Boston:
David Ortiz (’96)

Cleveland:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05)
Shin-Soo Choo (’02)
Luis Valbuena (’06)

Kansas City:
Lorenzo Cain (’09)

Minnesota:
Rene Rivera (’03)
New York (AL):
Alex Rodriguez (Foxes, ’94)

Seattle:
Greg Halman (’07)
Alex Liddi (’08)
Adam Moore (’06)
Carlos Peguero (’07)
Michael Saunders (’06)
Mike Wilson (’05)

Toronto:
Brett Lawrie (’09)

Chicago (NL):
Bryan LaHair (’04)

Florida:
Greg Dobbs (’02)

Milwaukee:
Taylor Green
(’09)
Martin Maldonado
(’09)

Philadelphia:
Raul Ibanez (Foxes, ’94)

San Diego:
Rob Johnson (’05)

Pitchers:

Baltimore:
Chris Tillman (’07)

Boston:
Scott Atchison (’99)

Chicago (AL):
Matt Thornton (’00)

Kansas City:
Nathan Adcock
(’08)
Jeremy Jeffress (’10)

Los Angeles (AL):
Joel Pineiro (’98)

New York (AL):
Rafael Soriano (’00)

Oakland:
Brian Fuentes (’97)

Seattle:
Felix Hernandez (’03)
Caesar Jimenez (’03)
Shawn Kelley (’08)
Michael Pineda
(’08)

Texas:
Mark Lowe (’05)

Arizona:
JJ Putz (’00)

Atlanta:
Eric O’Flaherty (’05)
Anthony Varvaro (’07)

Milwaukee:
Michael Fiers (’09)

St. Louis:
Ryan Franklin (Foxes, ’94)

Later this week, I should have posts up about alumni who reached Triple-A and Double-A in 2011.

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