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94 alums of WCCBL teams were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2007

09/28/2007 7:30 AM -

94 alums of WCCBL teams were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2007.

The list of pros features seven big leaguers, including MLB starting pitchers Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies and Jason Hammel of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, starting outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox and Nyjer Morgan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and infielder Brian Barden of the St. Louis Cardinals. Catcher Chris Stewart of Texas played into June for the Rangers and pitcher Ty Taubenheim of Toronto made one June start for the Blue Jays.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore Orioles
SS - Wally Crancer, Aloha Knights (Georgia Tech), Aberdeen IronBirds
SS - Brian Parker, Moses Lake Pirates (Lewis-Clark State College), Aberdeen IronBirds

Boston Red Sox
MLB - Jacoby Ellsbury, Bend Elks (Oregon State)
AAA - Bobby Scales, Aloha Knights (University of Michigan), Pawtucket Red Sox
AA - John Otness, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Portland Sea Dogs
SS - Scott Lonergan, Bend Elks (Rice), Lowell Spinners

Chicago White Sox
High A - Robby Hudson, Aloha Knights (University of Texas), Winston-Salem Warthogs
Low A - Steven Spurgeon, Bellingham Bells (University of the Pacific), Kannapolis Intimidators

Cleveland Indians
SS - Heath Taylor, Kelowna Falcons (University of Oklahoma), Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Detroit Tigers
High A - Eddie Clelland, Aloha Knights (Gonzaga), Lakeland Flying Tigers

Kansas City Royals
R - Brian Gausman, Kelowna Falcons (New Mexico State), Burlington Royals
R - Ted Gjeldum, Kitsap BlueJackets (Lafayette College), Burlington Royals
R - Eric Van Slyke, Bellingham Bells (Trevecca Nazarene), AZL Royals

Los Angeles Angels
AAA - Matt Wilhite, Bend Elks (Western Kentucky), Salt Lake Bees
AA - Ben Johnson, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Arkansas Travelers
R - Hector Estrella, Wenatchee AppleSox (USC), Orem Owlz

Minnesota Twins
High A - Kyle Aselton, Bellingham Bells (Oregon State), Fort Myers Miracle

New York Yankees
High A - Chris Kunda, Bend Elks (Oregon State), Tampa Yankees
High A - Anthony Claggett, Bellingham Bells (UC Riverside), Tampa Yankees
Low A - Danny Cox, Bend Elks (University of Washington), Charleston RiverDogs

Oakland A's
AAA - Eddie Cornejo, Aloha Knights (University of Oklahoma), Sacramento River Cats
SS - Grant Desme, Bend Elks (Cal Poly SLO), Vancouver Canadians
R - Dan Wentzell, Bend Elks (George Fox), AZL Athletics

Seattle Mariners
AA - Andy Baldwin, Kelowna Falcons (Oregon State), West Tenn Diamond Jaxx
AA - Aaron Troila, Bend Elks (Washington State), West Tenn Diamond Jaxx
Low A - Kyle Parker, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
SS - Brandon McKerney, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Everett AquaSox
R - Taylor Bills, Aloha Knights (UC Riverside), AZL Mariners

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
MLB - Jason Hammel, Wenatchee AppleSox (Treasure Valley CC)
High A - Jackson Brennan, Spokane RiverHawks (Gonzaga), Vero Beach Devil Rays
SS - Robert Della Grotta, Bellingham Bells (Pepperdine), Hudson Valley Renegades

Texas Rangers
MLB - Chris Stewart, Aloha Knights (Riverside CC)
AAA - Nate Gold, Kelowna Falcons (Gonzaga), Oklahoma RedHawks
AA - Chris Davis, Kelowna Falcons (Navarro College), Frisco RoughRiders
AA - Emerson Frostad, Bellingham Bells (Lewis-Clark State College), Frisco RoughRiders
AA - Kevin Richardson, Bellingham Bells (Gonzaga), Frisco RoughRiders
Low A - Broc Coffman, Aloha Knights (Lower Columbia College), Clinton LumberKings
Low A - Nate Fogle, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Clinton LumberKings
SS - Steve Marquardt, Wenatchee AppleSox (Columbia Basin College), Spokane Indians
SS - Evan Reed, Bend Elks (Cal Poly SLO), Spokane Indians

Toronto Blue Jays
MLB - Ty Taubenheim, Bellingham Bells (Edmonds CC)
AA - Aaron Mathews, Bend Elks (Oregon State), New Hampshire Fisher Cats
High A - Daryl Harang, Aloha Knights (San Diego State), Dunedin Blue Jays
High A - Jeremy Zick, Aloha Knights (Ole Miss), Dunedin Blue Jays
Low A - Matt Lane, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Lansing Lugnuts
SS - Marc Rzepczynski, Aloha Knights (UC Riverside), Auburn Doubledays

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona Diamondbacks
High A - Derek Bruce, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lewis-Clark State College), Visalia Oaks
High A - Kyle Wright, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lewis-Clark State College), Visalia Oaks

Atlanta Braves
High A - Kevin Gunderson, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Myrtle Beach Pelicans
High A - Tommy Hanson, Aloha Knights (Riverside CC), Myrtle Beach Pelicans
R - Chad Lundahl, Spokane RiverHawks (UC Irvine), Danville Braves

Chicago Cubs
AA - Jim Henderson, Kelowna Falcons (Tennessee Wesleyan), Tennessee Smokies

Colorado Rockies
MLB - Jeff Francis, Bellingham Bells (University of British Columbia)
SS - Johnny Bowden, Bellingham Bells (USC), Tri-City Dust Devils
SS - Darin Holcomb, Spokane RiverHawks (Gonzaga), Tri-City Dust Devils

Florida Marlins
AAA - Rich Dorman, Aloha Knights (Western Baptist College), Albuquerque Isotopes
High A - Andy Jenkins, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Jupiter Hammerheads
SS - Garrett Parcell, Aloha Knights (San Diego State), Jamestown Jammers

Houston Astros
High A - Rory Shortell, Bend Elks (San Diego State), Salem Avalanche
Low A - Bud Norris, Aloha Knights (Cal Poly SLO), Lexington Legends
SS - Mike Koons, Corvallis Knights (San Diego State), Tri-City ValleyCats

Los Angeles Dodgers
R - Jaime Pedroza, Spokane RiverHawks (UC Riverside), Ogden Raptors
R - Given Kutz, Bellingham Bells (University of Portland), Ogden Raptors
R - Travis Vetters, Wenatchee AppleSox (University of Portland), Ogden Raptors

Milwaukee Brewers
High A - Cole Gillespie, Wenatchee AppleSox (Oregon State), Brevard County Manatees
High A - Ned Yost, Aloha Knights (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh), Brevard County Manatees
Low A - Andrew Lefave, Bellingham Bells (Missouri Valley College), West Virginia Power
Low A - DJ Lidyard, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lower Columbia College), West Virginia Power
R - Curt Rindal, Bellingham Bells (University of Washington), Helena Brewers

New York Mets
AA - Michael Devaney, Aloha Knights (Concordia), Binghamton Mets
AA - Mike Swindell, Aloha Knights (University of Oklahoma), Binghamton Mets
SS - Eddie Kunz, Bellingham Bells (Oregon State), Brooklyn Cyclones
SS - Nick Waechter, Aloha Knights (Western Oregon), Brooklyn Cyclones

Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB - Nyjer Morgan, Kelowna Falcons (Walla Walla CC)
SS - Harrison Bishop, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), State College Spikes
SS - Duke Welker, Bend Elks (University of Arkansas), State College Spikes

St. Louis Cardinals
MLB - Brian Barden, Bend Elks (Oregon State)
AAA - Travis Hanson, Aloha Knights (University of Portland), Memphis Redbirds
Low A - Clay Mortensen, Wenatchee AppleSox (Gonzaga), Swing of the Quad Cities
SS - Wayne Daman, Jr., Aloha Knights (Washington State), Batavia Muckdogs
SS - Jess Todd, Kelowna Falcons (University of Arkansas), Batavia Muckdogs

San Diego Padres
AAA - Ray Chang, Kelowna Falcons (Rockhurst College), Portland Beavers
AAA - Brandon Gottier, Bellingham Bells (University of the Pacific), Portland Beavers
AA - Mike Wagner, Bend Elks (University of Washington), San Antonio Missions
Low A - Eric Sogard, Bend Elks (Arizona State), Fort Wayne Wizards
SS - Jeremy Hefner, Spokane RiverHawks (Oral Roberts), Eugene Emeralds

San Francisco Giants
AA - Dave McKae, Bend Elks (UC Davis), Connecticut Defenders
AA - Brooks McNiven, Kelowna Falcons (University of British Columbia), Connecticut Defenders
AA - Jeff Petersen, Aloha Knights (University of Washington), Connecticut Defenders
High A - Nathan Pendley, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), San Jose Giants
Low A - Tyler Graham, Bend Elks (Oregon State), Augusta GreenJackets
SS - Tyler LaTorre, Bend Elks (UC Davis), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
SS - Eric Stolp, Aloha Knights (University of the Pacific), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
SS - Daniel Turpen, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Key:
SS - Class A Short-Season
R - Rookie League



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