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VIDEO: MLB Pipeline on Orlando Arcia

Milwaukee Brewers #1 prospect Orlando Arcia, a Timber Rattler in 2013, was mentioned in this tweet by MLB Pipeline:

 

 
Which leads to this video:
 

 

Orlando Arcia as a Timber Rattler in 2013.

Orlando Arcia as a Timber Rattler in 2013.

Appleton Pro Baseball Birthdays – January 20:
Seth Harvey – 28
Chris Mears – 38
Rolando Pino – 52
Cecil Espy – 53
Dave McLaughlin – 56
Clarence Glenetzke – Born 1922

Glenetzke is a Wisconsin native – born in Brokaw and raised in Wausau – played for the Papermakers in 1946 and became a member of the Merrill Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012:

Clarence Glenetzke grew up in Wausau, and was a four-time letter winner at Wausau High School. After high school he pitched for the Wausau Lumberjacks and later in the professional ranks. He eventually starred for the Merrill Rangers from 1950-’62. That was the glory years of the Rangers, when they won four league championships and three straight state titles.

 

Glenetzke with the Merrill Raiders (Photo Credit: WAOW)

Glenetzke with the Merrill Rangerers (Photo Credit: WAOW)

 

Seth Harvey as a Timber Rattler in 2012.

Seth Harvey as a Timber Rattler in 2012.

VIDEO: Michael Reed at the MLB Rookie Development Program

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association run something called the MLB Rookie Development Program each January.

The Players Association and Major League Baseball each January bring together several of each club’s top prospects to take part in the Rookie Career Development Program, a private, four-day gathering in which the players get to know each other and learn about life in the big leagues.

Former Timber Rattlers outfielder Michael Reed was there and MLB Pipeline caught up with him.

This page at MLB.com has video of the players at the program and this highlight video is there, too.

Appleton Professional Baseball Birthdays:

January 16:
Juan Sanchez – 29
Matt Renfree – 31
Jon Nelson – 36

Jon Nelson

Jon Nelson in 2003

January 17:
David Denson – 21
Dan Floyd – 33
TJ Bohn – 36
Jay Andrews – 45
Dave Yobs – 57

Denson and Meyer August 25

January 18:
Brett Lawrie – 26
Michael Pineda – 27
Justin Thomas – 32
John Thompson – 43
Cesar Bernhardt – 47
Ramon Murillo – 60
Rich Severson – 71
Mickey McGuire – Born 1930

 

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Alumni Report – Through Winter League games of December 7, 2014

A fresh coat of snow on the field today.

A fresh coat of snow on the field today.

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (11-9, 3rd):
Craig Anderson (’00): 5 games, 5 starts, 2-3, 3.00ERA, 33.0IP, 8BB, 29K

Melbourne Aces (7-12, 6th):
Kyle Heckathorn (’11) 3 games, 0-2, 8.10ERA, 3.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (21-15, 2nd)
Edward Paredes (’08): 11 games, 0-2, 6.75ERA, 4.0IP, 2BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 14 games, 0-0, 3.77ERA, 14.1IP, 8BB, 12K

Estrellas de Oriente (23-14, 1st):
Juan Diaz (’08): 26 games, .234/.294/.229, 0HR, 12RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 7 games, 6 starts, 2-1, 3.55ERA, 25.1IP, 8BB, 12K

Gigantes del Cibao (21-16, 3rd):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 25 games, .305/.473/.610, 7HR, 17RBI

Tigres del Licey (16-21, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 9 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (10-14, 4th):
Omar Garcia (’14): 11 games, .091/.167/.091, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 24 games, .222/.289/.370, 2HR, 15RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 7 games, 7 starts, 1-4, 4.66ERA, 38.2IP, 6BB, 19K

Criollos de Caguas (18-8, 1st):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 6 games, 6 starts, 2-1, 4.23ERA, 27.2IP, 11BB, 13K

Gigantes de Carolina (11-13, 3rd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 24 games, .193/.276/.284, 2HR, 6RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 10 games, 0-1, 3.86ERA, 11.2IP, 2BB, 12K

Indios de Mayaguez (15-10, 2nd):
Martin Maldonado (’09): 2 games, .167/.143/.167, 0HR, RBI
Jorge Lopez (’13): 6 games, 6 starts, 1-1, 1.73ERA, 26.0IP, 8BB, 25K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (28-16, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 9 games, 7 starts, 2-1, 2.57ERA, 37.0IP, 3BB, 24K

Bravos de Margarita (16-29, 8th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 6 games, 6 starts, 0-4, 5.04ERA, 25.0IP, 6BB, 20K
Greg Holle (’11): 15 games, 0-2, 1 Save, 4.91ERA, 11.0IP, 7BB,2K

Cardenales de Lara (23-25, 5th):
Luis Valbuena (’06): 6 games, .174/.208/.348, HR, 5RBI
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 13 games, 6 starts, 2-4, 3.48ERA, 31.0IP, 8BB, 29K

Caribes de Anzoategui (30-15, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 43 games, .268/.344/.470, 7HR, 26RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (22-22, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 18 games, .167/.310/.292, 1HR, 7RBI

Tigres de Aragua (24-21, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 20 games, 2-0, 0.53ERA, 17.0IP, 7BB, 6K

Introducing: Between Two Berms:

Alumni Birthdays for December 6:
Aubrey Waggoner (’86) – 48
Archie Slover (1913) – Would have been 122

Alumni Birthdays for December 7:
Jake Jacobs (’90) – 48
Samuel Dunbar (’66) – 68
Thomas Hinton (’47) – Would have been 90.

Hinton moved to Appleton to play baseball, met a local woman, got married, and stayed in town until his death in 2001.

Alumni Birthdays for December 8:
Julio Santiago (’05) – 29
Kirk Piskor (’91) – 45
Ted Miller (’65) – 68
Hugh Springer (’60) – Would have been 76

Fall League Wrap – November 18, 2014

Jim Callis of MLB.com has this complete review of the players who stood out from the crowd in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.

This is what he notes about a pair of Brewers prospects:

Best Performance: Left-handed reliever Michael Strong recorded a 1.98 ERA, two saves and 14 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings. He isn’t especially physical at 6 feet and 195 pounds, but he can run his fastball up to 94 mph and backs it up with a hard curveball.

Best Prospect: Outfielder Tyrone Taylor posted a .271/.315/.306 slash line and was the AFL’s toughest player to strike out, with one whiff every 13.3 plate appearances. His biggest assets are his speed, center-field defense and line-drive hitting.

In random…and I do mean random…alumni news over the past weekend.  Look at who turned up to talk to the Milwaukee Bucks before their game against the Heat in Miami on Sunday:

And what did they talk about?  Jim Paschke had this tweet:

There was a Jersey Chaser winner yesterday.

Mehring Monday looked at The Traded, the four 2014 Timber Rattlers to be traded by the Brewers this year.

The Mascots recreated a scene from A Christmas Story…really.

Alumni Birthdays for November 18:
Michael Reed (’13) – 22
Tony Butler (’07, ’10) – 27
Mike Hrynio (’04) – 32
David Ortiz (’96) – 39
Tom Gordon (’88) – 47
Don Carr (’85) – 52
Diego Melendez (’80) – 56

Tom Gordon at Goodland Field in 1988.

Tom Gordon at Goodland Field in 1988.

David Ortiz in 1996

David Ortiz in 1996

Jersey What Now? – November 13, 2014

Today seems like a good day to recap a video from the production gnomes.

Keep your eyes on @TimberRattlers and the Timber Rattlers facebook page for details on Jersey Chaser from Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 21.

Alumni Birthdays for November 13:
Chad Robinson (’10) – 27
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05) – 29
Andy Augustine (’95) – 42
Ben Lee (’87) – 47
Leslie Davis (’52) – 83

Ben Lee

Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera as a Timber Rattler in 2005.

Independent Minded – October 28, 2014

I have been waiting for awhile to use the material in this post.  Today seemed like a good day.

First, a brief time lapse video of the grounds crew prepping the field.

My choice of music for that video would have been Yaktey Sax…but that’s just me. Either selection works.

The other section of this post is material that was collected by Jay Grusznski in the second half of the 2014 Timber Rattlers season.

Jay did a lot of searching through the pages of the teams in the different independent leagues and came up with a list of former Timber Rattlers playing in those leagues.

Some of these players spent time in both affiliated ball and the independent leagues this season. If I had a heart, these guys would hold a special place in it. Why? Because – as some of you may remember – I spent three seasons as a radio announcer for the Duluth/Superior Dukes in the Northern League of Professional Baseball. Maybe one day I will share some of my photos of the stadiums of the league at the time.

American Association:
Kansas City T-Bones:
TJ Mittelstaedt (’11)
Bryan Sabatella (’06)

That time TJ Mittelstaedt pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2011.

That time TJ Mittelstaedt pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2011.

St. Paul Saints:
RJ Seidel (’09)

Wichita Wingnuts:
Brent Dean (’13)
Alan Williams (’11, ’12, ’13)

Laredo Lemurs:
Gerardo Avila (’06, ’07, ’08)
Seth Lintz (’11, ’12)

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Grand Prairie AirHogs:
Tom Keeling (’11)

Atlantic League:
York Revolution:
Johan Limonta (’06) – All-Star
BROCK! Kjeldgaard (’09)
Zack Braddock (’11)
Cody Scarpetta (’09)

Sugar Land Skeeters:
Travis Scott (’06)
Dan Meadows (’09)

Somerset Patriots:
Jeff Dominguez (’06)
Mike Wilson (’05)

Long Island Ducks:
Brett Lorin (’08)

Bridgeport Bluefish:
Denny Almonte (’08)
Emiliano Fruto (’02)

Camden Riversharks:
Joe Dunigan (’08)
Kalian Sams (’07)

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Can-Am League:
Les Capitales de Quebec:
Sebastien Boucher (’05)

New Jersey Jackals:
Joe Dunigan (’08)

Rockland Boulders:
Taylor Mangum (’13)
Chad Robinson (’10)

Taylor Mangum for the Timber Rattlers.

Taylor Mangum for the Timber Rattlers.

Frontier League:
Evansville Otters:
Chad Robinson (’10)

Lake Erie Crushers:
Juan Sanchez (’09)

Rockford Aviators:
Kyle Dhanani (’09, ’10)

Kyle Dhanani in 2010.

Kyle Dhanani in 2010.

Joliet Slammers:
Managed by Jeff Isom (’09, ’10)
Adam Giacalone (’13)
Tyler Roberts (’11, ’12, ’13)
Chadwin Stang (’11, ’12)
Santo Manzanillo (’10, ’12)

Stanger!

Stanger!

United League:
Fort Worth Cats:
Jose Duran (’09)

Not Independent League, but this seems like a good place to mention these players

Japan Central League:
Yokohama Bay Stars:
Jorge Sosa (’01)

Yakult Swallows:
Wladimir Balentien (’04)

Alumni Birthdays for October 28:
Andy Collett (’96) – 41
Lister Lespier (’72, ’73) – 61

Postgame Post – May 31, 2014

Quad Cities 4
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

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Postgame comments (Jon Feyen):

Matt Erickson:

Clint Coulter:

Steve Halcomb:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Timber Rattlers Highlights:

Proposal Highlights:

Some Pregame Interviews from earlier this week:
 
Michael Ratterree (5/28):

Taylor Brennan (5/30):

The 2014 Intro Video

Great work by the production crew on putting together the 2014 Intro Video.  It starts with a 1995 song and works through a lot of old videos and photos to the current day.

Make sure to hit the full screen button and see how many players you can name.

 

 

I’m ready to play now. How about you?

Rattlers Alumni – 2013 MLB Regular Season

The regular season – except for that tiebreaker game between Detroit Texas and Tampa Bay tonight – of Major League Baseball is done.

Let’s take a look at how the 47 Rattlers – and two Foxes – who played in MLB during the 2013 season did.  This may take a while to load. Where possible, I have added at least one highlight from MLB.com to the Appleton pro baseball alumni.

The 25 hitters stats are: Games; BA/OBP/SLG; HR; RBI

The 24 pitchers stats are: Games; Games Started; W-L; Save; ERA; IP; BB:K

Players in italics are in the tiebreaker game or the playoffs for 2013

Players who made their MLB Debuts in 2013 are in BOLD

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Players like Khris Davis & Scooter Gennet (Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

HITTERS:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05) – CLE: 136G; 242/299/402; 14HR, 64RBI

Lorenzo Cain (’09) – KC: 115 G; 251/310/348; 4HR, 46RBI

Shin- Soo Choo (’02) – CIN: 154G; 285/423/462; 21HR, 54RBI

Khris Davis (’10) – MIL: 56G, 279/353/596; 11HR, 27RBI

Greg Dobbs (’02) – MIA: 114G; 228/303/300; 2HR, 22RBI

Scooter Gennett (’10) – MIL: 69G; 324/356/479; 6HR, 21RBI

Carlos Gomez (’12) – MIL; 147G; 284/338/506; 24HR, 73RBI

Sean Halton (’10) – MIL; 42G; 238/291/396; 4HR, 17RBI

Raul Ibanez (’94) – SEA: 124G; 242/306/487; 29HR, 65RBI

Rob Johnson (’05) – STL: 20G; 171/237/257; 0HR, 2RBI

Adam Jones (’04) – BAL: 160G; 285/318/493; 33HR, 108RBI

Brett Lawrie (’09) – TOR: 107G; 254/315/397; 11HR; 46RBI

Alex Liddi (’08) – SEA: 8G; 059/111/118; 0HR, 0RBI

Jonathan Lucroy (’12) – MIL: 147G; 280/340/455; 18HR, 82RBI

Martin Maldonado (’09) – MIL: 67G; 169/236/284; 4HR, 22RBI

Adam Moore (’06) – KC: 5G; 300/364/400; 0HR, 0RBI

David Ortiz (’96) – BOS: 137G; 309/395/564; 30HR, 103RBI

One more from Big Papi:

Carlos Peguero (’07) – SEA: 2G; 333/429/833; 1HR, 1RBI

Josh Prince (’09) – MIL: 8G; 125/222/250; 0HR; 0RBI

Rene Rivera (’03) – SD: 23G; 254/268/328; 0HR, 7RBI

Alex Rodriguez (’94) – NYY: 44G; 244/348/423; 7HR, 19RBI

Michael Saunders (’06) – SEA: 132G; 236/323/397; 12HR, 46RBI

Carlos Triunfel (’07) – SEA: 17G; 136/152/159; 0HR, 2RBI

Matt Tuiasosopo (’05) – DET: 81G; 244/351/415; 7HR, 30RBI

Luis Valbuena (’06) – CHC: 108G; 218/331/378; 12HR, 37RBI

PITCHERS:
Scott Atchison (’99) – NYM:  50G, 0GS; 3-3, 4.37ERA; 45.1IP; 12:28

Phillippe Aumont (’08) – PHI: 22G, 0GS; 1-3, 4.19ERA; 45.1IP; 13:19

Hiram Burgos (’10) – MIL: 6G, 6GS; 1-2, 6.44ERA; 29.1IP, 11:18

Dave Bush (’09) – TOR: 1G, 0GS; 0-0, 15.00ERA; 3,0IP; 1:1

Michael Fiers (’09) – MIL: 11G, 3GS; 1-4, 7.25ERA; 22.1IP; 6:15

Johnny Hellweg (’13) – MIL: 8G, 7GS; 1-4, 6.75ERA; 30.2IP, 26:9

Felix Hernandez (’03) – SEA: 31G, 31GS; 12-10, 3.04ERA; 204.1IP; 46:216

Jeremy Jeffress (’10) – TOR: 10G, 0GS; 1-0, 0.87ERA; 10.1IP; 5:12

Caesar Jimenez (’03) – PHI: 19G, 0GS; 1-1, 3.71; 17.1IP; 10:11

Shawn Kelley (’08) – NYY: 57G, 0GS; 4-2, 4.39ERA; 53.1IP; 23:71

Shaun Marcum (’09) – NYM: 14G, 12GS; 1-10, 5.29ERA; 78.1IP, 21:60

Jimmy Nelson (’11) – MIL: 4G, 1GS; 0-0, 0.90ERA; 10.0IP; 5:8

Eric O’Flaherty (’05) – ATL: 19G, 0GS; 3-0, 2.50ERA; 18.0IP; 5:11

Jake Odorizzi (’10) – TB: 7G, 4GS; 0-1, 1SV, 3.94ERA; 29.2IP; 8:22

Manny Parra (’11) – CIN: 57G, 0GS; 2-3, 3.33ERA; 46.0IP; 15:56

Wily Peralta (’09) – MIL: 32G, 32GS; 11-15, 4.37ERA; 183.1IP; 73:129

JJ Putz (’00) – ARZ: 40G, 0GS; 3-1, 6SV, 2.36ERA; 34.1IP; 17:38

JC Ramirez (’08) – PHI: 18G, 0GS; 0-1, 7.50ERA; 24.0IP; 15:16

Rafael Soriano (’00) – WAS: 68G, 0GS; 3-3, 43SV, 3.11ERA; 66.2IP; 17:51

Caleb Thielbar (’10) – MIN: 49G, 0GS; 3-2, 1.76ERA; 46.0IP; 14:39

Tyler Thornburg (’11) – MIL: 18G, 7GS; 3-1, 2.03ERA; 66.2IP; 26:48

Matt Thornton (’00) – CHW: 40G, 0GS; 0-3, 3.86ERA; 28.0IP; 10:21
Matt Thornton (’00) – BOS: 20G; 0GS; 0-1, 3.52ERA; 15.1IP; 5:9

Chris Tillman (’07) – BAL: 33G, 33GS; 16-7, 3.71ERA; 206.1IP; 68:179

Anthony Varvaro (’07) – ATL: 62G, 0GS; 3-1, 1SV; 2.82ERA; 73.1IP; 25:43

Mehring Mile w/ Matt Erickson

We are having our year-end meetings as a front office staff today. I don’t have a lot of time for a post as we have just taken a break for lunch.

We also talked about trying stuff that we have never tried. Here is a video of something that we never tried before this past season.

Consider this the pilot episode of The Mehring Mile.  This is an interview with Matt Erickson from a couple of weeks after the team returned from the Bowling Green/Dayton road trip.  There wasn’t enough time to do another episode during the season, but I think we will make time to do this more next year.

The joke I heard after this was shown on the video board was that the interview segment should be called Motion Sickness w/ Mehring.

Yeah. We’ll work on that, too.

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