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Big Train Players in Pro Ball

By:Eddie Herndon
Hunter Renfroe (BT '11-12) and Joe Mantiply (BT '10) have both emerged as key prospects for the Major League teams that drafted them back in 2013. Renfroe and Mantiply have performed well enough to each earn a spot on teams in the Arizona Fall League, which attracts many of the top prospects in minor league baseball. Renfroe will be playing for the Surprise Saguaros and Mantiply will be with the Glendale Desert Dogs.

 (Stats updated on September 4, 2014) 

 

Martin Agosta, RHP (BT 2011) Ended season with San Jose Giants for second time (California Lg. - Hi A) 3-3, 9.23 ERA in 11 games; after going onto disabled list, he did a rehab assignment with the AZL Giants (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) 1-0, 4.50 ERA in 4 games.


Cody Allen, RHP (BT 2008 & 2010) Cleveland Indians (American League - MLB) 5-4, 18 saves, 2.24 ERA in 66 games. Leads team in saves and is second in pitching appearances. For those on the staff with more than 30 innings pitched, he leads in ERA.

Adam Barry, OF/3B/1B/RHP (BT 2011-12) Ended season with Trinidad Triggers (Pecos Lg. - IND) for second time this year .240, 18 hits, 2 HR, 19 RBI in 29 games; 1-0, 7.00 ERA in 7 games as pitcher; earlier in season was traded to Fort Worth Cats (United Lg. - IND), where he hit .196, 11 hits, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 18 games, and then was released.

Matt Bowman, RHP (BT 2010-11-12) Ended season with Las Vegas 51's (PCL - AAA) for third time this season 3-2, 3.47 ERA in 7 games; had been with Binghamton Mets (Eastern Lg. - AA) four times this season 7-6, 3.11 ERA in 17 games.

Collin Cargill, RHP (BT 2007) Ended season with Jacksonville Suns (Southern Lg. - AA) for fourth time this year 5-1, 3.22 ERA in 32 games; promoted three times to New Orleans Zephyrs (PCL - AAA) 0-1, 6.92 ERA in 11 games, and returned to Jacksonville.

Mike Costanzo, 3B (BT 2003) Louisville Bats (International Lg. - AAA) .194, 25 hits, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 43 games.
Ryan Doran, RHP (BT 2012) Ended season with South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 4-0, 3.00 ERA in 6 games; began season with Hillsboro Hops (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) 4-3, 2.56 ERA in 10 games.

Brian Dozier, 2B (BT 2006) Minnesota Twins (American Lg. - MLB) .242, 126 hits, 20 HR, 61 RBI in 135 games. Leads his team in runs scored (98), stolen bases (19), total bases (217), hits, and HR. Brian leads all major league second basemen in runs scored and HR. Is fourth among second basemen in Wins Over Replacement Value. Only Cano, Altuve, and Pedroia are above him in WAR.

Chris Duffy, 1B (BT 2007) Sioux Falls Canaries (American Assn - IND) .242, 88 hits, 15 HR, 52 RBI in 99 games.

Nate Fury, RHP (BT 2010) Ended season with West Michigan White Caps (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 2-0, 0.59 ERA in 10 games; had earlier stints with GCL Tigers (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 game; and with Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) 0-3, 3.65 ERA in 9 games.

Ryan Garton, RHP (BT 2011) Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) 6-2, 4 saves, 3.07 ERA in 40 games.

Ben Griset, LHP (BT 2012) Ended season with Bowling Green Hot Rods (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 2-8, 3.86 ERA in 15 games mostly as a starter; after beginning season with Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) as a reliever 1-1, 0.71 ERA in 5 games.

Justin Hepner, RHP (BT 2013) GCL Marlins (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 12.27 ERA in 3 games.

T. J. Hose, RHP (BT 2004) Camden Riversharks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) 4-8, 2.07 ERA in 44 games. Led staff in pitching appearances.

Alex Hudak, OF (BT 2011) Camden Riversharks (Atlantic Lg. - IND) .287, 82 hits, 7 HR, 39 RBI, in 82 games. 
  
Brenden Kalfus, OF (BT 2011) Vancouver Canadians (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .140, 8 hits, 2 RBI in 25 games.

Matt Long, OF (BT 2006) Ended season with Arkansas Travelers (Texas Lg. - AA) .223, 39 hits, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 50 games; began season with Salt Lake City Bees (PCL - AAA) .261, 63 hits, 5 HR, 29 RBI in 64 games. After suffering an injury, Matt had rehab assignments with AZL Angels (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) .333, 1 hit in 1 game and with Orem Owlz (Pioneer Lg. - Rookie) .667, 2 hits in 1 game. 

Joe Mantiply, LHP (BT 2010) Ended season with Erie SeaWolves (Eastern Lg. - AA) 0-0, 1 save, 3.38 ERA in 8 games; after starting season with West Michigan White Caps (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 6-3, 8 saves, 2.40 ERA in 38 games. Named to the Midwest League All-Star Game. Scheduled to play in Arizona Fall League.

Michael McKenry, C (BT 2004) Second time this season with Colorado Rockies (NL - MLB) .313, 41 hits, 5 HR, 14 RBI in 46 games; currently serving as the Rockies' starting catcher as Rosario is on the disabled list; earlier in the season, he was twice with Colorado Springs SkySox (Pacific Coast Lg - AAA) .313, 26 hits, 3 HR, 12 RBI in 23 games.
  
Brennan Middleton, SS (BT 2010-12) Hagerstown Suns (So. Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .253, 57 hits, 15 RBI in 69 games.

Ethan Miller, RHP (BT 2012) Salem-Keiser Volcanoes (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) 5-3. 4.60 ERA in 14 games.

Mitch Morales, SS/2B (BT 2012) Ended season with Eugene Emeralds (Northwest Lg. - ss-A) .214, 6 hits, 1 RBI in 9 games; began season with AZL Padres (Arizona Lg. - Rookie) .167, 4 hits, 2 RBI in 11 games.

Mason Morioka, C (BT 2009-11) Rockford Aviators (Frontier Lg. - IND) .204, 31 hits, 1 HR, 11 RBI in 48 games.

Daryl Norris, RHP (BT 2011) Ended season with Lakeland Flying Tigers (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) for third time this season 0-2, 9.98 ERA in 6 games; had earlier stints with GCL Tigers (Gulf Coast Lg. - Rookie) 1-5, 1 save, 7.43 ERA in 7 games; and with Connecticut Tigers (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 0-0, 4.05 ERA in 4 games. 

Jimmy Reed, LHP (BT 2010) Ended season with Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) for second time this year 6-2, 3.58 ERA in 9 games; after promotion to Springfield Cardinals (Texas Lg. - AA) 1-1, 4.91 ERA in 2 games; and earlier stint with Peoria Chiefs (Midwest Lg. - Lo A) 3-3, 3.88 ERA in 13 games.

Hunter Renfroe, OF (BT 2011-12) Ended season with San Antonio Missions (Texas Lg. - AA) .232, 52 hits, 5 HR, 23 RBI in 60 games; after starting season with All-Star performance at Lake Elsinore Storm (California Lg. - Hi A) .295, 82 hits, 16 HR, 52 RBI, .935 OPS in 69 games. Went 1 for 2 in the 2014 MLB Futures Game. Scheduled to play in the Arizona Fall League.

Kelly Secrest, LHP (BT 2011-12) Brooklyn Cyclones (NY-Penn Lg. - ss-A) 3-1, 1.82 ERA in 20 games. 

Danny Stienstra, 1B (BT 2008-09-10) Was on the roster of the Palm Beach Cardinals (Florida State Lg. - Hi A) all season, but didn't play, because he was out with an injury.

Nick Vickerson, 1B/2B/3B (BT 2010) Ended season with Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Carolina Lg. - Hi A) .149, 18 hits, 2 HR, 10 RBI in 43 games; after starting season with Hickory Crawdads (South Atlantic Lg. - Lo A) .299, 50 hits, 4 HR, 25 RBI in 51 games.

Matt Wickswat, LHP (BT 2006) Sioux Falls Canaries (American Assn - IND) - 3-9, 6.21 ERA in 22 games.

Justin Wright, LHP (BT 2008) Ended season with the Memphis Redbirds (PCL - AAA) for the third time this year 4-0, 6.65 ERA in 16 games. Had three stints with the Springfield Cardinals (Texas Lg.- AA) this year, having a sensational record of 2-1, 9 saves, and 1.50 ERA in 31 games.

Thanks to Bill Hickman for collecting all the information.   

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