Revere, Strieby among Kentuckians named to AFL

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Flickr by mwlguide

The Arizona Fall League, Major League Baseball’s postseason league for some of its top prospects, has released its preliminary rosters for the 2010 season, and several Kentucky alumni were included. I’ve listed those players below with MLB organization and AFL team:

  • B. J. Rosenberg (UofL) — Philadelphia Phillies — Mesa Solar Sox
  • Josh Lueke (NKU) — Seattle Mariners — Peoria Javelinas
  • Jason Kipnis (UK) — Cleveland Indians — Peoria Javelinas
  • Henry Mabee (Morehead) — Chicago White Sox — Peoria Saguraros
  • Ben Revere (Lexington Catholic) — Minnesota Twins — Peoria Saguraros
  • Michael Broadway (Paducah) — Atlanta Braves — Phoenix Desert Dogs
  • Ryan Strieby (UK) — Detroit Tigers — Surprise Rafters

Several current and former Louisville Bats, Bowling Green Hot Rods and Lexington Legends will also play in the league:

  • Kyle Greenwalt — Lexington Legends — Peoria Javelinas
  • Matt Nevarez — Lexington Legends — Peoria Javelinas
  • Sergio Perez — Lexington Legends — Peoria Javelinas
  • Patrick Urckfitz — Lexington Legends — Peoria Javelinas
  • Koby Clemens — Lexington Legends — Peoria Javelinas
  • Philippe Valiquette — Louisville Bats — Peoria Saguraros
  • Devin Mesoraco — Louisville Bats — Peoria Saguraros
  • Dave Sappelt — Louisville Bats — Peoria Saguraros
  • Neil Schenk — Bowling Green Hot Rods — Peoria Saguraros
  • Henry Wrigley — Bowling Green Hot Rods — Peoria Saguraros

You can see the full AFL rosters via Baseball America here.

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BluGrass Baseball rankings in BA’s 2010 Prospect Handbook

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The Baseball America Prospect Handbook is simply a must-have for any minor-league baseball fan. My handbook, in which Baseball America ranks the top 30 prospects in each organization, came in today, and since I ordered it straight from BA they included a 31st prospect supplement for each team. I’m listing where Kentucy players rank in their organizations below, but I’ll leave all BA’s analysis out as incentive for you to go buy their great product.

Houston Astros

  • 3) — RHP Jordan Lyles — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 4)  — RHP Sammy Gervacio — 2005/2006 Lexington Legends
  • 6) — RHP Ross Seaton — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 8 — OF Jay Austin — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 11) — SS Tommy Manzella — 2006 Lexington Legends
  • 12) — RHP Daniel Meszaros — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 14) — LHP Fernando Abad — 2008 Lexington Legends
  • 15) — RHP Matt Nevarez — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 19) — RHP Arcenio Leon — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 20) — C/OF Koby Clemens — 2006/2007 Lexington Legends
  • 21) — OF Brian Bogusevic — 2006 Lexington Legends
  • 23) — RHP Evan Englebrook — 2005 Lexington Legends
  • 25) — OF Collin DeLome — 2008 Lexington Legends
  • 26) — LHP Polin Trinidad — 2007 Lexington Legends
  • 27) — RHP Henry Villar — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 28) — RHP Ashton Mowdy — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 29) — LHP Brad Dydalewicz — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 30) — RHP Kyle Greenwalt — 2009 Lexington Legends

Oakland Athletics

  • 27) — LHP Justin Marks — University of Louisville

Toronto Blue Jays

  • 1) — RHP Zach Stewart — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 7) — RHP Josh Roenicke — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 20) — RHP Daniel Webb — Ashland, Ky. (Blazer)
  • 22) — RHP Trystan Magnuson — University of Louisville

Atlanta Braves

  • 22) — LHP Richard Sullivan — Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)

St. Louis Cardinals

  • 27) — LHP Ben Jukich — 2009 Louisville Bats

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • 9) — OF Collin Cowgill — University of Kentucky

San Francisco Giants

  • 18) — 3B Chris Dominguez — University of Louisville

Baltimore Orioles

  • 31) — C Craig Tatum — 2009 Louisville Bats

Philadelphia Phillies

  • 24) — RHP B. J. Rosenberg — University of Louisville

Texas Rangers

  • 7) — LHP Robbie Ross — Lexington, Ky. (LCA)

Tampa Bay Rays

  • 4) — LHP Matt Moore — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 6) — SS Tim Beckham — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 10) — RHP Nick Barnese — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 13) — RHP Joe Cruz — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 26) — LHP Frank De Los Santos — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 29) — C Jake Jefferies —  2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 31) — OF Keyong Kang — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods

Cincinnati Reds

  • 1) — INF/OF Todd Frazier — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 2) — 1B Yonder Alonso — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 4) — OF Chris Heisey — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 5) — 3B Juan Francisco — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 7) — LHP Travis Wood — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 8 — LHP Matt Maloney — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 12) — SS/2B Chris Valakia — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 14) — RHP Logan Ondrusek — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 19) — RHP Enerio Del Rosario — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 22)  — LHP Pedro Viola — 2009 Louisville Bats

Colorado Rockies

  • 2) — LHP Christian Friedrich — Eastern Kentucky University
  • 24) — RHP Chaz Roe — Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)

Kansas City Royals

  • 19) — OF Jordan Parraz — 2007 Lexington Legends

Detroit Tigers

  • 11) — 1B Ryan Strieby — University of Kentucky
  • 24) — 3B Wade Gaynor — Western Kentucky University
  • 28) — RHP Scott Green — University of Kentucky

Minnesota Twins

  • 5) — OF Ben Revere — Lexington, Ky. (Lex Cath)

Chicago White Sox

  • 25) — OF John Shelby — University of Kentucky
  • 26) — RHP Nathan Jones — Northern Kentucky University

Legends May Get Bullpen Help

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Brian McTaggart of MLB.com is reporting the Houston Astros traded catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers today for minor league infielder Jose Vallejo and RHP Matt Nevarez.  Vallejo was currently playing in AAA, and will likely join the Astros’ AAA team, but Nevarez was playing in the South Atlantic League at the time of the trade.  Nevarez was 1-4 with a 2.83 ERA and nine saves in 11 chances for Hickory.

If Nevarez stays in low A and joins the Legends he’ll give Lexington another late-inning reliever to go along side Patrick Urckfitz.  Nevarez has 50 strikeouts and just 15 walks in 35 innings.  Matt is 22.

If Nevarez is placed on a differnet Houston farm team, check back at BluGrass Baseball for that information.