Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marshall Baseball: Herd Alumni in the Minors, 2010-2011 final stats

I have planned on posting this for awhile but just got around to it today.

Marshall University had seven alumni playing minor league baseball in 2010-2011. You will find a quick review of each players season below:

1. Arik Sikula, RP, Toronto Blue Jays (Bluefield Blue Jays/Rookie Appalachian League)

In his first taste of professional baseball Airk Sikula appeared in 18 games for the Bluefield Blue Jays pitching 30.1 innings with a 2.97 ERA, 35 strikeouts, and only 9 walks. Sikula also registered one save.

Total minor league stats.

2. Ian Kadish, RP, Toronto Blue Jays (Bluefield Blue Jays/Rookie Appalachian League)

In the same Bluefield bullpen as Sikula, Ian Kadish saved seven games in 30.1 innings pitched. Kadish posted a 2.67 ERA with 35 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Total minor league stats.

3. Greg Williams, RP, Texas Rangers (Spokane Indians/Class A Short Season Northwest League)

Greg Williams spent his first season in minor league baseball with two teams. Williams first stop was the Arizona rookie league where he pitched 23.2 innings with a 3.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts to six walks. Briefly called up to the Northwest League, Williams made on apperance for the Spokane Indians, striking out one batter while issuing three base on balls but, no runs.

Total minor league stats.

4. Rhett Stafford, OF, Oakland Athletics (AZL Athletics/Arizona Rookie League)

In a impressive minor league debut Rhett Stafford finished second on the Arizona rookie league Athletics in homeruns (six) and RBI (29). Besides the power numbers Stafford played in 41 games registering 151 at-bats with a .265 batting average. Stafford made a brief two game stint in the California league but did not record a hit in five plate appearances.

Total minor league stats.

5. Kenny Socorro, SS, Chicago Cubs (Peoria Chiefs/Class A Midwest League)

Kenny Socorro played on three different minor league teams during his first season of professional baseball. Soccorro spent the majority of his year with the Boise Hawks (Class A Short Season Northwest League) where he batted .200 in 75 at-bats with six RBI. He also played ten games with the Peoria Chiefs (Class A Mid-West League), registering ten hits and two walks during 38 plate appearances.

Total minor league stats.

6. Shane Farrell, P, Toronto Blue Jays (GCL Blue Jays/Rookie Gulf Coast League)

Did not registered any stats, was drafted in the 46th round of this June’s MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Son of current Blue Jays manager John Farrell.

7. Dan Straily, SP, Oakland Athletics (Stockton Ports/Class A Advanced California League)

Playing in his third minor league season Dan Straily put together a solid year for the Stockton Ports. In 26 starts Straily struck out 154 batters and only gave out 40 walks while posting a 3.87 ERA.

Full minor league stats.

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