MWBL NEWS

MR. IRRELEVANT

For Immediate Release
February 23rd, 2012

 
Irrelevant by team: Tempe (3); Severn (3); Kentucky (2); Freemont (2); Coconut (1); New River (1); Sacramento (1); Elyria (1); Clovis (1)
             
Draft Year Player   Team MWBL History   MLB History
1998 Nicholson, Jon   Clovis None   Spent 4 years in Colorado minor league system
            Never made it past high A ball.  Left minor league 
            system at age 21 with 21 minor league wins in 381 ip
             
1999 Scanlan, Bob   Tempe Drafted by Tempe and traded to Clovis.   Bounced around minors and majors from age 19 to
        Pitched 6.1 innings for Clovis and held   age 36.  Played for a number of MLB teams, amassing
        no decisions and a 7.11 ERA.   a total of 536.2 MLB ip, holding a record of 20 and 34
            with a career ERA of 4.63.  Retired in 2003.
             
2000 Betemit, Wilson Kentucky Actually holds some "relevant" MWBL   A bit of a fluke, but he actually holds better MWBL stats
        stats, with 94 doubles, 64 HR, 240 RBI   (not factoring in 2011 yet), than he does in MLB:
        and a .244 batting average.  Still producing MWBL:  94 dbls - 64 HR - 240 RBI's
        MWBL stats as an active Member of   MLB:   85 dbls - 55 HR - 197 RBI's
        the Hollywood Werewolves.   Been around for a while, but still very young (30).
             
2001 Cromer, D.T.   Severn Played 2 season in the MWBL (01 & 02)   Played 2 seasons for the Reds, holding a batting 
        Amassed a total 77 AB, with 4 HR; 13 RBI   average of .308.  
        and a batting average of .208    
             
2002 Olivares, Omar Kentucky Pitched from 1997 to 2000 for 3 different   Pitched from age 22 to 33 in MLB.  Held a record of 77
        teams.  Started 118 contests and held a   wins and 86 losses.  Pitched 1,591 ip, with a career 
        career MWBL record of 45 wins and 34   ERA of 4.67
        losses, with an ERA of 5.06.    
             
2003 Swisher, Nick   Fremont Drafted as an UNC rookie by Fremont,    At 31 years old, still playing in MLB.  Holds stats 
        currently holds some impressive offensive through 2011 of 185 HR; 580 RBI; and a .254 batting
        stats.  141 HR; 170 Dbls; 454 RBI; and   average.
        a .246 batting average.  Not bad for Rd 11.  
             
2004 Rosario, Rodrigo Coconut  Grabbed in the 12th round, this pitcher   Pitched 1 season for the Astros, garnering a 1.13 ERA.
        started 2 games for Fremont, before     
        hanging up the cleats.  In his two games,   
        he pitched 1 CG, with a shutout.  He     
        holds a MWBL ERA of 2.81.    
             
2005 Soler, Alay   Fremont Got his 15 seconds of fame, pitching a    After a short stint in the minors, made his MLB debut
        third of an inning for Fremont in 2007.   in 2006, starting 8 games for the mets.  Spent the 
            following season in the Pirates AA farm, before calling 
            it a career.  Pitched 45 innings with 2 wins, and a 
            6.00 career ERA.
             
2006 Frandsen, Kevin New River Roamed the infield for 3 different MWBL   Has 7 career HR in MLB.  Is a non roster invitee this
        teams, gathering career stats of 8 HR and year for Philly, with an outside chance of making the 
        39 RBI.  Has 540 career AB's.   Philly roster.  
             
2007 Antonelli, Matt   Tempe Made his MWBL splash in 2009 with    After spending last season in the minor leagues, the
        Hollywood.  Went 0 for 6, with 3 walks.   Orioles gave him a guaranteed contract (wth?).
            Apparently several teams still think he's got it.
            Injuries have taken their toll on him.  He has 65 career AB
             
2008 Lotzkar, Kyle   Severn Drafted by Severn but never made it up   Injuries have been his downfall.  He's a canadian pitcher
        during his 3 year tenure.  Re-drafted by   that has been through Tommy John, and suffered through
        Southbend in the 2011 draft.   a stress fracture.  Talk is that he will not start again, 
            but will be a project for a relief pitcher.
             
2009 Martinez, Joey   Elyria Tossed 36.2 innings for 2 different teams   Spent all of 2011 in the CLE AAA organization.  Bounced
        Has 3 games, started, 2 of which were CG between SP and RP the entire season.  Holds career 
        and one was a SHO.  Has a career ERA of   stats of:  49 IP; 3 wins, 3 losses, and a 6.16 ERA.
        5.15, with 2 wins and 1 loss.    
             
2010 Robinson, Shane Sacramento Went 0 for 1 for Sac in 2010.  Currently   Has 34 MLB career AB's.
        available on this years disk, but undrafted  
        Was drafted in 2010 in the 22nd round.    
             
2011 Nieuwenhuis, Kirk Tempe Still with Tempe.   Expected to make a debut in 2012, as soon as Andres
            Torres falls on his face.
             
2012 Almonte, Erick   Severn Snagged by Severn, but cut into the    Holds an MLB record of .233 BA, 2 HR and 14 RBI.
        waiver draft pool.  Might get picked up   Currently with the Brewers.  Some expect him to
        and be on a roster to start the season.   make a contribution this year, others not so much.
        Played 2 MWBL seasons (02 and 04).    
        Has MWBL stats of 3 for 13 with 1 HR.