Cavaliers in the Pros

  •  Javier Lopez (1998 4th round, Diamondbacks) – former college starter pitched in just 11 2/3 big-league innings for Boston last year after signing a 1-year, $1.35 million contract last January.  Has appeared in 10 games this season for Pittsburgh, posting a 3.38 ERA.
  • Andrew Dobies (2004 3rd round, Red Sox) – southpaw went 2-3 last year in 30 relief appearances for Salem (high A) and Portland (AA), striking out 42 in 44 1/3 innings with a 3.86 ERA.  Recently called up to Charlotte (AAA) after being traded to the White Sox.
  • Joe Koshansky (2004 6th round, Rockies) – first baseman spent all of last year in Nashville (AAA, Milwaukee), batting just .218 but totaling 24 HR and 80 RBI.  Marked his third straight season with 20+ HR at the AAA level Played in 35 games for the Rockies in 2007-08, hitting .180 with 3 HR and 10 RBI.  Hitting .200 with 4 HR in the 20 games this year for the Sounds.
  • Mark Reynolds (2004 16th round, Arizona) – 2009 All-Star Fan Vote finalist hit .260 with 44 HR, 102 RBI, and a MLB single-season record 223 K (breaking his own record).  7 HR, 20 RBI and 24 K in 20 games thus far in 2010.  Singed a 3-year, $14.5million contract last month.
  • Ryan Zimmerman (2005 1st round, Washington) – “face of the franchise” won the NL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards last season at the hot corner, hitting .292 with 33 HR and 106 RBI.  Currently day-to-day (hamstring) but hitting .326 with 2 HR and 10 RBI in 14 games played.  Signed a 5-year, $45million contract last April.
  • Matt Avery (2005 9th round, Cubs) – former started appeared in 28 games for Harrisburg (AA) last year in the Nationals organization after playing 3+ seasons in the Cubs organization.
  • Jeff Kamrath (2005 11th round, Devil Rays) – righty last pitched in 2008 for Montgomery (AA), finishing his minor league career with a 7-26 record and 5.45 ERA.  Now offering pitching clinics at Total Performance in Charlottesville.
  • Tom Hagan (2006 39th round, Pirates) – former punter last played for the Hickory Crawdads (A) in 2008.  Hit .269 with 7 homers and 45 RBI in 87 games, his only season in single-A.
  • Mike Ballard (2006 14th round, Rangers) – lefty made 22 starts last year between Frisco (AA) and Oklahoma City (AAA), going 8-8 with a  3.98 ERA.  Is 2-0 in four starts this year for the RedHawks.
  • Sean Doolittle (2007 1st round, Athletics) – former college pitcher was injured most of last year (knee), but did total 14 RBI in 28 games for Sacramento (AAA) and find time to blog on  Had a breakout 2008 with 22 HR in 91 RBI for Stockton (high A) and Midland (AA) combined.  No timetable for his return, according to Baseball America.
  • Brandon Guyer (2007 5th round, Cubs) – outfielder was promoted to Tennessee (AA) mid-season last year after batting .347 in 73 games for Daytona (high A).   Hitting .283 with 8 SB in 19 games this year for the Smokies.
  • Casey Lambert (2007 6th round, Cubs) – former closer was moved to the starting rotation last year, starting one game at Iowa (AAA) after going 6-5 with a 3.95 ERA in 13 starts for Tennessee (AA).  Began this season for the Smokies on the disabled list after Tommy John surgery.
  • Beau Seabury (2007 13th round, Rockies) – catcher posted average below .240 in both 2007 and 2008 at Asheville (A), but was promoted to Modesto (high A) for the start of the 2010 season.  Hitting .160 in 9 games this year for the Nuts
  • Mike Mitchell (2007 25th round, Rockies) – outfielder hit .226 in 118 games for Modesto (high A) last season, stealing 34 bases one year after swiping 45 for Asheville (A).  Has only played in one game this year for the Nuts, going 2 for 3 with two singles and a SB.
  • Greg Mclat (2008 5th round, Orioles) – shortstop played 111 games at Delmarva (A) last year, hitting just .228 with 22 RBI and 25 steals.  Currently on the disabled list for Frederick (high A).
  • David Adams (2008 3rd round, Yankees) – second baseman split 2009 between Charleston (A) and Tampa (high A), batting above .280 at both stops and totaling 75 RBI.  Hitting .314 with 11 RBI in 18 games for Trenton (AA) this year.
  • Jacob Thompson (2008 5th round, Braves) – ‘07 All-American went 7-9 last year for Rome (A) and Myrtle Beach (high A), striking out 119 but posting a 4.25 ERA.  Mississippi (AA).  1-2 this year at Mississippi (AA).
  • Jeremy Farrell (2008 8th round, Pirates) – infielder hit .248 in 73 games for West Virginia (A).  Batting .323 with 16 RBI in 18 games this year for the Bradenton Marauders (high A).
  • Pat McAnaney (2008 8th round, Diamondbacks) – lefthander started 28 games for the Visalia Rawhide (high A) last year, going 10-8 with a 4.41 ERA and 146K in 147 innings.  Won his first start for Visalia this year and was called up to Mobile (AA).  Has gone 0-2 in two three starts with a 6.43 ERA for the BayBears.
  • Michael Schwimer (2008 14th round, Phillies) – closer went 4-2 with 20 saves out of the pen last year for Reading (AA) and Clearwater (high A) with a 7.20 ERA in 53 appearances.  0-0 with 2 saves and a 0.93 ERA in 8 appearances this year for Reading, striking out 13 in just 9 2/3 innings.
  • Andrew Carraway (2009 12th round, Mariners) – last year’s Saturday starter went 8-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 70 K’s in 64 2/3 innings in single A last summer for Everett & Clinton.  1-1 in three starts this year with 12 K in 14 innings for High Desert (high A).
  • Robert Poutier (2009 29th round, Padres) – pitched in 5 games out of the pen at Rookie level last year.
  • Jeff Lorick (2009 20th round, Braves) – has pitched in one game this season for Rome (A), after starting the season in Danville (Rookie).

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