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Timber Rattlers Alumni Report Winter Leagues – Games through 11/23/14

Time to check in on the Winter Leagues and how the Timber Rattlers alumni are doing across the globe.

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (9-7, T-2nd):
Craig Anderson (’00): 4 games, 4 starts, 2-2, 3.00ERA, 27.0IP, 8BB, 24K

Melbourne Aces (4-8, 6th):
Kyle Heckathorn (’11) 3 games, 0-2, 8.10ERA, 3.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (16-13, T-2nd)
Edward Paredes (’08): 11 games, 0-2, 6.75ERA, 4.0IP, 2BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 12 games, 0-0, 4.38ERA, 12.1IP, 5BB, 10K

Estrellas de Oriente (18-10, 1st):
Juan Diaz (’08): 18 games, .259/.310/.333, 0HR, 8RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 7 games, 6 starts, 2-1, 3.55ERA, 25.1IP, 8BB, 12K

Gigantes del Cibao (15-13, 4th):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 17 games, .315/.479/.685, 6HR, 10RBI

Tigres del Licey (11-18, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 9 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (8-8, 4th):
Omar Garcia (’14): 8 games, .091/.167/.091, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 16 games, .167/.220/.315, 2HR, 11RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 4 games, 4 starts, 1-1, 3.47ERA, 23.1IP, 0BB, 9K

Criollos de Caguas (10-7, 2nd):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 4 games, 4 starts, 2-1, 4.82, 18.2IP, 6BB, 10K

Gigantes de Carolina (8-7, 3rd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 16 games, .183/.279/.317, 2HR, 6RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 7 games, 0-1, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 2BB, 8K

Indios de Mayaguez (10-6, 1st):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 4 games, 4 starts, 0-1, 1.65ERA, 16.1IP, 6BB, 14K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (26-11, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 8 games, 6 starts, 2-1, 2.57ERA, 35.0IP, 2BB, 23K

Bravos de Margarita (12-26, 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 (17-22, 6th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 9 games, 6 starts, 2-4, 3.42ERA, 26.1IP, 6BB, 27K

Caribes de Anzoategui (27-11, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 35 games, .281/.364/.533, 7HR, 26RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (17-18, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 17 games, .174/.321/.304, 1HR, 7RBI

Tigres de Aragua (20-16, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 14 games, 1-0, 0.71ERA, 12.2IP, 5BB, 5K

Alumni Birthdays for November 24:
Chris McFarland (’13, ’14) – 22
Maximo Mendez (’08) – 28
Hawkeye Wayne (’01) – 37
Rafael Santo Domingo (Hitting Coach, ’08) – 59
Jim Smith (’90) – 47
Randy Velarde (’86) – 51
Fred Beene (’64) – 71

Chris McFarland on Star Wars Night, 2014.

Chris McFarland on Star Wars Night, 2014.

Alumni Report – November 17, 2014

A thin blanket of snow on the field at the stadium greets you on Monday morning.
November 17 2014 Snow

Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (14-15-2, 3rd place West):
Clint Coulter (’13): 7 games, .174/.269/.304; 1HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’12): 19 games, .214/.286/.317, 3HR, 8RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 21 games, .271/.315/.306, 0HR, 7RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 9 games, .355/.444/.355, 0HR, 5RBI
Brooks Hall (’11): 8 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 3.38ERA, 18.2IP, 3BB, 13K
Mike Strong (’13): 11 games, 1-0, 2 saves, 1.98ERA, 13.2IP, 3BB, 14K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 9 games, 0-1, 1 save, 7.43ERA, 13.1IP, 7BB, 7K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 6 games, 6 starts, 2-0, 2.74ERA, 23.0IP, 2BB, 12K

The Arizona Fall League ended on Saturday.  I’ll have a link tomorrow on how some of the Brewers prospects did down there.

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (7-5, 2nd):
Craig Anderson (’00): 3 games, 3 starts, 2-1, 2.14ERA, 21.0IP, 7BB, 17K

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

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (14-9, 1st):
Edward Paredes (’08): 9 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 3.2IP, 2BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 11 games, 0-0, 3.09ERA, 11.2IP, 4BB, 10K

Estrellas de Oriente (12-10, 3rd):
Juan Diaz (’08): 14 games, .286/.333/.333, 0HR, 6RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 5 games, 4 starts, 1-1, 4.50ERA, 16.0IP, 6BB, 7K

Gigantes del Cibao (12-12, 4th):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 13 games, .326/.474/.744, 6HR, 8RBI

Tigres del Licey (10-14, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 9 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (7-4, 1st):
Omar Garcia (’14): 7 games, .125/.222/.125, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 11 games, .216/.231/.432, 2HR, 11RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 3.24ERA, 16.2IP, 0BB, 7K

Criollos de Caguas (6-6, 4th):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 5.40, 13.1IP, 3BB, 7K

Gigantes de Carolina (7-6, 3rd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 13 games, .200/.310/.360, 2HR, 6RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 7 games, 0-1, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 2BB, 8K

Indios de Mayaguez (7-5, 2nd):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 3 games, 3 starts, 0-1, 2.38ERA, 11.1IP, 5BB, 10K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (23-8, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 7 games, 5 starts, 2-0, 2.17ERA, 29.0IP, 2BB, 19K

Bravos de Margarita (10-22, 7th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 6 games, 6 starts, 0-4, 5.04ERA, 25.0IP, 6BB, 20K
Greg Holle (’11): 13 games, 0-2, 1 Save, 5.59ERA, 9.2IP, 5BB,2K

Cardenales de Lara (13-20, 6th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 8 games, 6 starts, 2-3, 11.57ERA, 25.1IP, 5BB, 26K

Caribes de Anzoategui (24-8, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 30 games, .294/.368/.571, 7HR, 22RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (14-15, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 14 games, .179/.319/.256, 0HR, 4RBI

Tigres de Aragua (19-11, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 12 games, 1-0, 0.82ERA, 11.0IP, 5BB, 4K

Alumni Birthdays for November 17:
Mike Strong (’12, ’13) – 26
Roy Wells (’01) – 36
Ty Kovach (’93) – 46
Don Lindsey (’90) – 47
Kent Torve (’84, ’85) – 52
Mike Maitland (’78-’80, ’82) – 55

Mike Strong

Mike Strong

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Alumni Report – Through games of 11/9/14

“With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather.
A quiver in my voice as if I might cry.”

That's not white paint.

That’s not white paint.

And so it begins….Spring and Opening Day 2015 can’t get here fast enough.

Let’s start thinking Spring by looking at how Timber Rattlers alumni are doing in the Winter Leagues:

Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (11-15-1, 3rd place West):
Clint Coulter (’13): 6 games, .200/.273/.350; 1HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’12): 17 games, .238/.314/.413, 3HR, 8RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 19 games, .237/.293/.276, 0HR, 6RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 8 games, .333/.438/.333, 0HR, 3RBI
Brooks Hall (’11): 7 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 4.02ERA, 15.2IP, 2BB, 11K
Mike Strong (’13): 9 games, 0-0, 1 save, 1.59ERA, 11.1IP, 3BB, 12K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 8 games, 0-1, 1 save, 8.03ERA, 11.1IP, 6BB, 12K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 5 games, 5 starts, 2-0, 1.50ERA, 18.0IP, 2BB, 9K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (5-3, T-1st):
Craig Anderson (’00): 2 games, 2 starts, 1-1, 3.75ERA, 12.0IP, 5BB, 11K

Melbourne Aces (1-3, T-5th):
Kyle Heckathorn (’11) 2 games, 0-1, 3.86ERA, 2.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (10-7, 2nd):
Edward Paredes (’08): 4 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 1.1IP, BB, K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 9 games, 0-0, 2.70ERA, 10.0IP, 4BB, 9K

Estrellas de Oriente (8-8, 4th):
Juan Diaz (’08): 10 games, .323/.344/.387, 0HR, 5RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 4 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 3.55ERA, 12.2IP, 6BB, 3K

Gigantes del Cibao (11-7, 1st):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 7 games, .391/.548/1.043, 5HR, 6RBI

Tigres del Licey (7-10, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 8 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (3-2, 2nd):
Omar Garcia (’14): 3 games, 0-for-3
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 5 games, .222/.263/.389, HR, 5RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-1, 5.59ERA, 9.2IP, 0BB, 4K

Criollos de Caguas (3-4, 4th):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-1, 7.36, 7.1IP, 3BB, 5K

Gigantes de Carolina (5-2, 1st):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 7 games, .167/.286/.167, 0HR, RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 1.42ERA, 6.1IP, 0BB, 6K

Indios de Mayaguez (4-3, 3rd):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-1, 2.84ERA, 6.1IP, 4BB, 7K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (19-6, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 6 games, 4 starts, 2-0, 2.31ERA, 23.1IP, 2BB, 16K

Bravos de Margarita (8-19, 7th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 5 games, 5 starts, 0-4, 5.40ERA, 20.0IP, 6BB, 16K
Greg Holle (’11): 10 games, 0-0, 1 Save, 3.86ERA, 7.0IP, 4BB, K

Cardenales de Lara (10-17, 6th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 5 games, 5 starts, 1-2, 3.93ERA, 18.1IP, 4BB, 18K

Caribes de Anzoategui (20-6, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 24 games, .277/.358/.532, 5HR, 18RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (12-13, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 12 games, .206/.357/.294, 0HR, 4RBI

Tigres de Aragua (16-8, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 10 games, 1-0, 0.87ERA, 10.1IP, 5BB, 4K

Alumni Birthdays for November 10:
Ryan Fasano (’13) – 25
Sheldon Fulse (’00, ’01) – 33

Australian Cheering Guide – November 6, 2014

When it comes to the Australian Baseball League, Timber Rattlers fans have had a cheering interest in the Sydney Blue Sox, due to former Rattler Craig Anderson (’00) being a mainstay in their rotation for a long time.

In the Claxton Shield Era of the ABL, the Perth Heat had former Timber Rattler Dan Floyd (’01, ’02).  Floyd had the final hit of the Claxton Shield Era and it was a big one.

The Heat won back-to-back Claxton Shield titles in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, it won the Southern Division with an 8–4 record and swept New South Wales in the best-of-three semi final series in Sydney. In 2009, the Heat finished the regular season with the best record, at 12–4, and came back from losing the first game to beat New South Wales in three games in the Grand Final. The WA side led the deciding third game throughout but blew a 2–0 lead in the top of the ninth inning. With the game set for extra innings, outfielder Daniel Floyd hit a walk-off single to deliver back-to-back titles for Perth.

Jamie McOwen (’07) played for the Adelaide Bite in 2010-11 and he was The Helms Award Winner (Most Valued Player) that season as he helped the Bite to reach the Finals before falling in the Finals to Perth.

Another alum of the Timber Rattlers is joining the ABL this year and he will be with the Melbourne Aces:

Heckathorn Melbourne

Photos from the Melbourne Aces Facebook Page:

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That’s Kyle Heckathorn (’10) wearing #45.  Melbourne’s season begins at 7:35pm on Friday in Australia.  That would be…at…2:35am in the Central Time Zone…if I am doing my math right.

Alumni Birthdays for November 6:
Stephen Peterson (’12) – 27
Ricky Orta (’07) – 30
Jorge Candelaria (’86) – 47
Leo Garcia (’81, ’82) – 52
Harold McClain (’71, ’72) – 62
Rudy Okleson (’42) – Would have been 93

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Stephen Peterson

Timber Rattlers Alumni Report – Games through 11/3/14

Working around the ballpark to get ready for the 2015 season.

November 3 2014

The Australian Baseball League and the Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico both kicked off their seasons this past weekend.

Before getting into the body of this post, a couple of add-ins to past posts on the blog.

I missed Orlando Arcia (’13) playing in Venezuela for Caribes de Anzoategui. That link goes some video of a few defensive gems by Arcia…ARCIA!

The Independent Minded post missed Tony Butler (’07, ’10) who pitched in seven games – five starts – with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League.

Thank you to Jim at BrewerFan.net for the tips on those two Rattler alumni.

The Arizona Fall League had their All-Star Game (aka: Fall Stars Game….no…really!)

The East defeated the West 6-2.  The former Timber Rattlers to play for the West were Tyrone Taylor (’13), who went 1-for-2 as the starting centerfielder, and Tyler Wagner (’13), who entered to start the sixth inning and allowed a run on a hit and a walk in 1/3 of an inning.

Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (9-11-1, 1st place West):
Clint Coulter (’13): 5 games, .176/.263/.353; 1HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’12): 14 games, .204/.259/.389, 3HR, 7RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 15 games, .233/.292/.283, 0HR, 4RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 6 games, .300/.417/.300, 0HR, 0RBI
Brooks Hall (’11): 5 games, 0-0, 3.12ERA, 8.2IP, BB, 6K
Mike Strong (’13): 7 games, 0-0, 1 save, 2.25ERA, 8.0IP, 2BB, 8K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 6 games, 0-0, 1 save, 10.80ERA, 8.1IP, 6BB, 5K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 4 games, 4 starts, 2-0, 2.08ERA, 13.0IP, BB, 4K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (2-2, T-1st):
Craig Anderson (’00): 1 game, 1 start, 1-0, 4.50ERA, 6.0IP, 3BB, 5K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (6-6, 4th):
Edward Paredes (’09): 3 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 0.1IP, BB, K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 6 games, 0-0, 2.70ERA, 6.2IP, 2BB, 7K

Estrellas de Oriente (7-6, 3rd):
Juan Diaz (’08): 8 games, .280/.308/.320, 0HR, 4RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 4 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 3.55ERA, 12.2IP, 6BB, 3K

Gigantes del Cibao (8-4, 2nd):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 1 game, 0-for-2

Tigres del Licey (4-9, 6th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 8 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (2-0, 1st):
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 2 games 2-for-7, HR, 2RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 1 game, 1 start, 0-0, 1.80ERA, 5IP, 2H, 0BB, 2K

Pineiro

Criollos de Caguas (1-2, 4th):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 1 game, 1 start, 0-1, 8.10 3.1IP, BB, 0K

Gigantes de Carolina (2-1, 2nd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 3 games, 2-for-9, 0HR, RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 2 games, 0-0, 2.2IP, 0BB, K

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Indios de Mayaguez (2-2, 3rd):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 1 game, 1 start, 0-1, 3.00ERA, 3IP, BB, 3K

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Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (15-5, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 5 games, 3 starts, 1-0, 1.56ERA, 17.1IP, BB, 8K

Bravos de Margarita (8-13, 6th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 4 games, 4 starts, 0-3, 3.18ERA, 17.0IP, 5BB, 14K
Greg Holle (’11): 9 games, 0-0, 1 Save, 4.50ERA, 6.0IP, 4BB, 0K

Cardenales de Lara (6-15, T-7th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 4 games, 0-0, 3.60ERA, 5.0IP, 2BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 4 games, 4 starts, 0-2, 5.40ERA, 13.1IP, 3BB, 11K

Caribes de Anzoategui (18-3, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 20 games, .266/.348/.532, 4HR, 16RBI

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Navegantes del Magallanes (8-11, 5th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 10 games, .148/.324/.185, 0HR, 2RBI

Tigres de Aragua (11-7, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 8 games, 0-0, 1.17ERA, 7.2IP, 5BB, 4K

Alumni Birthdays for November 3:
Jeff Ellena (’02) – 35
Daniel Meadows (’09) – 27
Darrell Pruitt (’85) – 51

Winter League Alumni – For games through October 26, 2014

Fall/Winter Baseball is almost in full swing now. Arizona Fall League, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Mexico are all going strong. The winter leagues in Puerto Rico and Australia both start their seasons on October 30.

Time to check in on Rattler alumni.

Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (7-8-1):
Clint Coulter (’13, ’14): 3 games, 3-for-11, HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’11, ’12): 11 games, .167/.222/.405, 3HR, 5RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 11 games, .289/.347/.333, 0HR, 4RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 5 games, 5-for-17, 0HR, 0RBI

Tyrone Taylor (2013)

Tyrone Taylor (2013)

Brooks Hall (’11): 4 games, 0-0, 1.50ERA, 6.0IP, BB, 4K
Mike Strong (’12, ’13): 5 games, 0-0, Save, 3.00ERA, 6.0IP, 2BB, 7K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 5 games, 0-0, Save, 2.25ERA, 8.0IP, 4BB, 5K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 3 games, 3 starts, 2-0, 2.00ERA, 9.0IP, BB, 3K

Tyler Wagner (2013)

Tyler Wagner (2013)

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (12-2):
Eric Marzec (’11): 4 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 1.93ERA, 9.1IP, BB, 6K

Eric Marzec (2011)

Eric Marzec (2011)

Bravos de Margarita (5-11):
Tyler Cravy (’11, ’12): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-2, 7.36ERA, 7.1IP, 3BB, 6K
Greg Holle (’11): 6 games, 0-0, Save, 4.50ERA, 4.0IP, 2BB, 0K

Cardenales de Lara (2-13):
Jose Escalona (’06, ’08): 4 games, 0-0, 3.60ERA, 5.0IP, 2BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 3 games, 3 starts, 0-1, 7.56ERA, 2.1IP, 2BB, K

Jose Escalona with Lara

Jose Escalona with Lara

 

Navegantes del Magallanes (5-8):
Carlos Maldonado (’97, ’98, ’99): 7 games, 3-for-20, 0HR, 2RBI

Tigres de Aragua (8-4):
Renee Cortez (’02, ’03): 6 games, 0-0, 1.59ERA, 5.2IP, 3BB, 4K

Dominican Winter League:
Aguilas Cibaenas (5-2):
Edward Paredes (’08): 3 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 0.1IP, BB, K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 4 games, 0-0, 5.40ERA, 3.1IP, BB, 2K

Estrellas de Oriente (4-3):
Juan Diaz (’07, ’08): 5 games, 6-for-18, 0HR, 4RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’02, ’03): 2 games, 1 start, 0-0, 3.60ERA, 5.0IP, 3BB, 3K

Tigres del Licey (1-7):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 5 games, 1-for-7, 0HR, 1RBI

No Rattler alumni are playing in Mexico this winter….yet.

Alumni Birthdays:
Marwin Vega (’06) – 28
Denny Stark (’97) – 40
Pete Vuckovich (’74) – 62
Lee Stange (’59) – 78

Pete Vuckovich in 1974 with the Foxes.

Pete Vuckovich in 1974 with the Foxes.

Rattler Alumni Update: End of Winter Leagues

I really just wanted to type the phrase “End of Winter” in the title because it’s -8 this morning.

Anyway….

The Perth Heat swept the Canberra Cavalry 2 games to none in the Australian Baseball League’s Championship Series with a 14th inning walkoff win in game one and a 2-1 win in game two.

No Timber Rattlers were involved, but former Brewers reliever Graeme Lloyd is the pitching coach for the Heat.

The Caribbean Series wrapped up with Mexico defeating Puerto Rico 7-1 in the Championship Game.  Three ex-Rattlers were on the team from Puerto Rico that made it through the Round Robin part of the tournament with a 2-2 record and beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Semifinal Game before losing to Mexico in the Final.

Joel Pineiro ('98) made his Winter League debut for the season with Ponce in Puerto Rico.

Joel Pineiro (’98) lost to Cuba in the round robin without allowing an earned run.

Puerto Rico (3-3):
Jeff Dominguez: 6 games; .143/.294/.214; 0HR, 0RBI
Martin Maldonado: 6 games; .174/.174/.217; 0HR, 2RBI
Joel Pineiro: 2 games, 2 games started; 0-1, 0.00ERA; 11.2IP, BB, 4K, 0.94WHIP

Rattler Alumni Report – Through Winter League Games of October 20, 2013

The Dominican Winter League started over the weekend so we add them to the roll this week.  Sean Halton (’10) is playing for Licey in the DWL and is off to a good start over the first three games.

Sean Halton takes a swing for the Timber Rattlers in 2010. (Photo Credit: Sean Halton)

Sean Halton takes a swing for the Timber Rattlers in 2010. (Photo Credit: Sean Halton)

Also, David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox are moving on to the World Series that starts on Wednesday.

MLB PLAYOFFS:
BOSTON:
David Ortiz:
ALDS v. TB: 4 games; 5-for-13, 2HR, 3RBI, 5 BBs
ALCS v. DET: 6 games; 2-for-22, HR, 4 RBI

Mitch Haniger is playing really well to start the Arizona Fall League:

While Mitch Haniger, the Brewers’ No. 12 prospect, may be just 10 games into the Arizona Fall League season, he’s already made his presence felt in the middle of Surprise’s lineup.

That was never more obvious than in Saturday’s 7-0 win over Glendale. Haniger, who was recently honored as Co-Player of the Week, belted a three-run shot in the top of the first inning, allowing Surprise to cruise to an easy victory.

What made the center fielder’s at-bat against starter Trevor May even more impressive was his ability to battle back from an 0-2 hole.

“I was really able to see all of the pitches he had in that at-bat and really work the count before hitting the home run,” said Haniger.

In just 33 at-bats so far this season, he is hitting .394 with two home runs and 12 RBIs, a staggering pace for this early in the season.

“I’m feeling really good about how I’m swinging the bat right now. Any time you are in this zone, you see the ball better,” Haniger said. “I know for me, everything seems slower.”

Click the link above the block quote for the whole story.

Mitch Haniger with the Timber Rattlers in 2013. (Photo Credit: Ann Mollica)

Mitch Haniger with the Timber Rattlers in 2013. (Photo Credit: Ann Mollica)

To the rest of the STATS!

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (6-4):
Mitch Haniger: 9 games; .394/.475/.667; 2HR, 12 RBI
Jason Rogers: 7 games; .278/.435/.333; 0HR, 3RBI
Tyler Cravy: 4 games; 0-0, 0.00 ERA; 5.1IP; 3BB, 2K, 0.94 WHIP
David Goforth: 4 games; 1-0, 0.00 ERA; 3.2IP; BB, 4K, 0.27 WHIP
Kevin Shackelford: 4 games; 0-1, 6.75 ERA; 4.0IP; 3BB, 5K, 2.00 WHIP

Venezuela:
Bravos de Margarita (2-8):
Renee Cortez: 4 games; 0-0, 6.35 ERA; 5.2IP; 5BB, 3K, 2.12 WHIP

Cardenales de Lara (3-6):
Oswaldo Navarro: 6 games; .214/.214/.214; 0HR, 2RBI
Jose Escalona: 3 games, 1 start; 0-0, 2.84 ERA; 6.1IP; 2BB, 5K, 1.29 WHIP
Jose Jimenez: 4 games; 1-0, 9.00 ERA; 1.0IP; BB, 0K, 4.00 WHIP

Leones del Caracas(6-4):
Juan Ovalles: 2 games; 0-0, 27.00 ERA; 0.1IP; 0BB, 0K, 9.00 WHIP

Navagantes del Magallanes (7-3):
Carlos Maldonado: 8 games; .269/.412/.308; 0HR, 4RBI

Mexico:
Algodoneros de Guasave (5-3):
Kalian Sams: 6 games; .240/.240/.600; 2HR, 5RBI

Tomateros de Culican (4-4):
ALex Liddi: 8 games; .233/.314/.367; HR, 4RBI

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (2-0):
Juan Sandoval: 1 game; 0-0, 0.00 ERA; 1.0IP; 0BB, 0K, 1.00 WHIP

Estrellas de Oriente (2-0):
Juan Diaz: 2 games; .167/.286/.167; 0HR, 0RBI

Tigres del Licey (2-1):
Sean Halton: 3 games; .444/.500/.778; 0HR, RBI
Carlos Triunfel: 2 games; 0-for-3; 0HR, 0RBI

Rattlers Alumni Report – October 7, 2013

The playoffs are happening right now.

Former Rattler David Ortiz has made his presence felt for the Red Sox:

And – as of now – Ortiz is the only former Timber Rattlers player on an active roster during the 2013 MLB playoffs. Matt Thornton (BOS), Anthony Varvaro (ATL), and Matt Tuiasosopo (DET) were left off the playoff rosters for their respective teams. Jake Odorizzi (TB) was not eligible for the Rays playoff roster.

The playoffs won’t be the only baseball going on this week. Arizona Fall League play kicks off tomorrow. The Brewers prospects will be playing for the Surprise Saguaros.

Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

Jason Rogers will be trading High Fives in the AFL for the next six weeks.

Former Timber Rattlers for the Saguaros this season are:
RHP Tyler Cravy
RHP David Goforth
RHP Kevin Shackelford
OF Mitch Haniger
OF Jason Rogers

Tyler Cravy is headed to the AFL this season, too.

Tyler Cravy is headed to the AFL this season, too.

The Saguaros are made up with prospects from Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Texas, and the Brewers. They open the AFL season on Tuesday afternoon against the Peoria Javelinas at home – in this case Surprise Stadium.

Games are played Monday to Saturday with Sunday’s off between October 8 and November 14 with a hitting challenge on October 12, the Rising Stars Game on November 2, and the Championship Game to be held on November 16.

The Winter Leagues in the Caribbean and in Australia won’t be underway for awhile, but we will keep an eye on those for ex-Rattlers, too.

For example, Timber Rattlers trainer Jeff Paxson will be with Licey this year. According to this page, Opening Day there is in eleven days.

Alumni Report – Wrap on the Caribbean Series & Australia, Addition to WBC Roster, & Lots of Roster Updates!

Lots to get to in this update.

In case you missed it last week, former Timber Rattlers pitcher Nick Bucci has been added to the Canadian Roster for the World Baseball Classic.  See this post on Rattler Radio for more information on the other Alumni on WBC Rosters.

Caribbean Series:
Mexico defeated the Dominican Republic 4-3 in 18 innings for the CS Championship

In Caribbean Series play since our last update, Efrain Nieves picked up a win as a starting pitcher for Puerto Rico on February 5.  His final stats in the Series: 1-0, 1.50ERA; 2g, 1gs; 6.0IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K

Australia:
There were no Rattlers involved in the Claxton Shield Championship Series between Perth and Canberra.  However, in the effort to give some closure, Canberra swept Perth 2-0 in the best-of-three Final.  The Calvary won game two 7-6 and it looked like some fun.

Here endeth the Winter Leagues.

Now, Spring Training starts.

I went through the 40-man rosters and Non-Roster Invitees of all MLB teams to see where former Timber Rattlers (and a few ex-Foxes) are going to be starting their springs.

EX-RATTLERS ON MLB 40-MAN ROSTERS:

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Milwaukee:
Nick Bucci
Hiram Burgos
Khris Davis
Mike Fiers
Scooter Gennett
Taylor Green
Jim Henderson
Martin Maldonado
Santo Manzanillo
Wily Peralta
Josh Prince
Tyler Thornburg
Photo Credit: WM Glasheen

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen
Photo Credit: Ann Molica

Atlanta:
Eric O’Flaherty
Anthony Varvaro

Arizona:
JJ Putz

Chicago:
Luis Valbuena

Cincinnati:
Shin-Soo Choo

Miami:
Greg Dobbs

Philadelphia:
Phillppe Aumont

Washington:
Rafael Soriano

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Baltimore:
Adam Jones
Chris Tillman

Boston:
David Ortiz

Chicago:
Matt Thornton

Cleveland:
Asdrubal Cabrera

Kansas City:
Nathan Adcock
Lorenzo Cain

Minnesota:
Caleb Thielbar
Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

New York:
Michael Pineda
Alex Rodriguez

Tampa Bay:
Jake Odorizzi
Photo Credit: Patrick S. Blood

Toronto:
Jeremy Jeffress
Brett Lawrie
Photo Credit: WM Glasheen

Seattle:
Felix Hernandez
Raul Ibanez
Alex Liddi
Carlos Peguero
Michael Saunders
Carlos Triunfel

EX-RATTLERS AS NON-ROSTER INVITEES:

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Milwaukee:
Kentrail Davis
Rafael Neda
Hunter Morris
Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

New York:
Scott Atchison

Philadelphia:
Cesar Jimenez
JC Ramirez
Photo Credit: Dennis Hubbard

Saint Louis:
Rob Johnson

San Diego:
Rene Rivera

Washington:
Carlos Maldonado

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Cleveland:
Edward Paredes

Detroit:
Matt Tuiasosopo

Kansas City:
Adam Moore

Minnesota:
Jeff Clement

Tampa Bay:
Juan Sandoval

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