Maverick Maniac's Musings

June 20, 2009

Mavericks in the Minors

Filed under: Baseball,Omaha Mavericks — Jon Green @ 3:42 am

There’s a few Mavericks floating around in Minor League Baseball right now, so let’s check in and see how they are doing…

2009 Mavericks

Evan Porter:

Former UNO Standout SS Evan Porter’s new team, the Williamsport Crosscutters of the Short Season Class A New York-Penn League started their season tonight with a 15-2 win.  Evan didn’t play tonight, which must be quite an odd feeling.  He started every game UNO played during his 4-year career (239 to be exact) and I doubt he missed many games in HS (including the 35-0 season his senior year at Millard North).  So to not play tonight must have been a very weird experience.  He may not have started in the Summer League he’s played in (I believe in Beatrice).

Evan and his teammates will have 76 games to show their stuff before the season ends on September 6th.  All the games can be heard online at www.crosscutters.com if you’d like, they probably have a game tracker as well.  Additionally you can friend request them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/people/Williamsport-Crosscutters/1189556076!

Chris Kessinger:

Chris was drafted by the Seattle Mariners.  I haven’t seen any mention of him anywhere online on a roster, and this article says he will be in a rookie camp in July.  We’ll see where he might pop up.

BTW- Both Evan and Chris are represented by Agent J.R. Rickert, who also represents Correll Buckhalter.

2008 Mavericks

Tyler Cloyd:

Cloyd is another member of the Phillies organization and is playing with the Lakewood BlueClaws of the Class A South Atlantic League.  Last year he started 12 games for Williamsport going 5-4 with a 4.57 ERA.  He also started 1 game and appeared in one other for the Gulf Coast Rookie League Phillies, going 2-0 with no runs and 5 hits against in 11 innings.

This year Tyler is 7-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 starts at Lakewood.  He won his last game on June 14th going 6 innings giving up 2 runs against the Lake County Captains. In his last 8 games Tyler is 6-1 and hasn’t given up more than 3 runs, going at least 6 innings in each start.

His team was the best in the league in the First Half currently at 41-25, 3 games clear of 2nd place, with 3 to go.

Bryan Frew:

Bryan, like Evan and Tyler, was a member of the Phillies organization.  He played at Williamsport last year hitting .241 in 55 games with 14 RBIs.  I heard he was cut after that, and then played for the Traverese City Beach Bums, in the Frontier League (think like the Lincoln Saltdogs).  He was cut from that team a week ago on June 13th, he was hitting .222 at that point.

Tim Huber:

Tim was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and started off at the Burlington Royals fo the Rookie Appalachian League where he made 3 appearances and had an 18.00 ERA. He then moved to the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Rookie Pioneer League where he made 13 appearances there going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA.  During that time he also joined the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League where he made 4 appearances going 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA.

Tim is still listed on the roster, so it seems he will be with the Chukars when they start play on Tuesday.

Chris Weimer:

I’ve read in a few places that it appears Chris will be playing for the Arizona Rookie League Cubs.  He played in Extended Spring Training with the Cubs this year, after signing with them in February.

Dustin Koca:

Well Dustin, much like Bryan Frew, has pursued the Independent Leagues.  He’s playing a bit closer to home though with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League.  Dustin signed with Evansville in January and is hitting .293 with 15 RBIs in 25 games.  In his first game, on May 24th, Dustin went 5-5 with a grandslam in his first at bat! Unfortunately his team is struggling currently in last with a record of 7-18.

If you know of anyone else who is a former Maverick and playing ball, let me know and we’ll follow them as well!

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1 Comment »

  1. nice 🙂

    Comment by arber — June 20, 2009 @ 1:46 pm | Reply


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