Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sorting out the roster

Just looked back into the blog archives and it appears that I haven't updated the transaction list since the end of May.

Here's what's happened since then, sorted by player (alphabetical by last name) rather than date.

Dominic Brown was promoted from Extended Spring on June 13 and then returned on June 15.

Brian Burgamy was added from Reading on June 19.

Carlos Carrasco was promoted to Reading today (June 20).

Jason Donald was promoted from Lakewood on June 4.

Sergio Escalona was added from Extended Spring on June 13 and then returned on June 14.

Orlando Guevara was placed on the DL on June 14.

Brett Harker began serving 3 game suspension on June 12.

Fidel Hernandez was sent to Lakewood on June 8.

Kevin Howard was added from Lakewood on June 18.

Tim Kennelly was added from Extended Spring on June 14. He was returned on June 15, and then sent back to us on June 18.

Hector Made was activated from the suspended list on June 8.

Patrick Overholt was promoted to Reading on June 14.

Carlos Pena was added from Extended Spring on June 14 and then returned on June 15.

Pete Shier was released on June 4.

Michael Spidale was promoted to Reading on June 13.

Matt Thayer was placed on the DL on June 18.

Luis Villarreal signed as a minor league free agent on June 18.

Charlie Weatherby promoted to Ottawa on June 4.

To recap from last update:
Currently on the Threshers roster: Brian Burgamy, Jason Donald, Kevin Howard, Tim Kennelly, Hector Made, and Luis Villarreal.

No longer on the Threshers roster: Carlos Carrasco, Fidel Hernandez, Patrick Overholt, Pete Shier, Mike Spidale, and Charlie Weatherby.

Some background on our new players:

Brian Burgamy - Burgamy is a 5'10" 190lb outfielder from Oklahoma. He played his college ball at Wichita State before being selected by the Padres in the ninth round of the 2002 draft. He came to the Phillies via the Rule 5 Draft in 2005. He will be celebrating his 26th birthday one week from today. He should look familiar to Threshers fans as he did spend most of the 2006 season with us in Clearwater before being called up to Reading to finish the year.

Jason Donald - Donald is a 6'1" 190lb shortstop from California. He was drafted by the Angels in the 20th round of the 2003 draft but decided to go to school instead. He played his college ball at Arizona before being selected by the Phillies in the third round of the 2006 draft. He was batting .310 for Lakewood through 51 games which helped him earn South Atlantic League Player of the Week and Phillies Minor League Player of the Week honors before his promotion. He was an All-Star for Batavia in the New York-Penn League in 2006.

Kevin Howard - Howard is 6'2" 190lb infielder from California. He was drafted by the Padres in the 22nd round of the 1999 draft, but decided to go to school instead. The Reds selected him in the fifth round of the 2002 draft after he played several years for Miami. He was traded to the Yankees prior to the 2006 season. He signed with the Phillies as a minor league free agent in 2007. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career in high school, college, and the minors including Baseball America's Freshman of the Year award in 2000. He has also seen time with major league clubs during Spring Training. He was batting .317 for Lakewood prior to the promotion.

Tim Kennelly - Kennelly is a 6'0" 180lb catcher from Australia. He was signed as an a free agent by the Phillies near the end of the 2003 season. He started his professional career with the Phillies as part of the GCL Phillies in 2005 and since then has moved his way up through Batavia and Lakewood. He will turn 21 in December.

Hector Made - Made is a 6'1" 155lb infielder from the Dominican. He came to the Phillies in the Sal Fasano trade with the Yankees nearly 11 months ago. He was immediately assigned to the Threshers stayed with us through the rest of the season.

Luis Villarreal - Villarreal is a 6'1" 215lb left-handed pitcher from Texas. He was originally selected out of Northwood University by the Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2002 draft. He was released by the Red Sox just after Spring Training in 2004 after just two seasons in the system. He spent the next three seasons playing Independent ball in the Frontier and Northern Leagues before being signed by the Brewers prior to the 2007 season. He split the season between their Triple-A and Double-A affiliates before being released.

5 comments:

Garrett said...

What did Harker do to get a 3 game suspension?

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

There was a brawl at some point while they were away. I think during the Daytona series.

Who's on First? said...

What about Baez? He is not listed on your updated roster on the official site, but is also not listed on the "moved" players.

Who's on First? said...

Seems we are overloaded with infielders and in need of some pitching. It doesn't really look like any pitcher at Lakewood is having a great year (at least no starters). Anyone from there rumored to be coming up (bastardo/Pfinsgraff), or any draft picks signed who may show up in CLW soon?

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

Just found out that Baez left today (Lakewood). Pfinsgraff is coming to us today. There are two other transactions that I'll recap later.

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