This August update covers professional ballplayers signed from Brigham Young University. At the start of the 2013 season, approximately 34 Utah ballplayers had been signed by professional baseball teams in the MLB, MiLB, international and independent leagues.
To keep up with Utah ballplayer signings, stats, assignments and other news during the season, check back at the beginning of each month. Also, to review players’ stats and updates from past seasons, use the keyword search “Utah ballplayers.”
Here is a legend for the information listed below:
Name (Position), Organization
Team (Level) Stats to date
Jaycob Brugman (OF), Oakland Athletics
Vermont Lake Monsters (R) .261 AVE, 49 G, 165 AB, 1 HR, 23 RBI
● Brugman talks about the daily grind, and long bus rides, of minor league baseball.
● Brugman was placed on the temporarily inactive list on August 22.
Christopher Capper (RHP), Arizona Diamondbacks
South Bend Silver Hawks (A) 2.98 ERA, 27 G, 42.1 IP, 1.25 WHIP, .240 BAA
● Capper remains on the DL and hasn’t pitched since on July 8.
Matt Carson (OF), Cleveland Indians
Columbus Clippers (AAA) .252 AVE, 121 G, 436 AB, 14 HR, 49 RBI
● Carson was recalled by the Cleveland Indians and made a late-innings appearance as a pinch-runner on August 28.
Taylor Cole (RHP), Toronto Blue Jays
Lansing Lugnuts (A) 4.02 ERA, 26 G, 132.0 IP, 1.515 WHIP, .273 BAA
Dunedin Blue Jays (Adv-A) 1.80 ERA, 1 G, 5.0 IP, 1.600 WHIP, .300 BAA
● Cole was promoted to Dunedin on August 28, started one game and was placed on the DL.
Jeremy Guthrie (RHP), Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals (MLB) 4.08 ERA, 28 G, 178.2 IP, 1.394 WHIP, .282 BAA|
● Guthrie is one of the most accessible baseball athletes in the game, via social media and in person. Watch him play catch with a couple of young fans.
● According to Kings of Kauffman analyst Hunter Samuels, Guthrie is pitching better than David Price, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Greinke, Cliff Lee and Chris Sale.
Adam Law (INF/OF), Los Angeles Dodgers
AZL Dodgers (R) .357 AVE, 33 G, 129 AB, 0 HR, 15 RBI
Ogden Raptors (R) .383 AVE, 19 G, 81 AB, 0 HR, 13 RBI
● Law was promoted to Ogden on August 4
Adam Miller (RHP), Arizona Diamondbacks
Missoula Osprey (R) 4.61 ERA, 12 G, 52.2 IP, 1.443 WHIP, .291 BAA
● Miller has the lowest ERA among Osprey starting pitchers with at least 8 starts.
Matt Neil (RHP), Florida Marlins
Jacksonville Suns (AA) 3.05 ERA, 15 G, 59.0 IP, 1.220 WHIP, .253 BAA
New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA) 4.47 ERA, 10 G, 50.1 IP, 1.450 WHIP, .286 BAA
● Neil was outstanding in his first start after being promoted to the Zephyrs on August 29: 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO.
Stephen Parker (3B), Milwaukee Brewers
Nashville Sounds (AAA) .217 AVE, 123 G, 392 AB, 8 HR, 43 RBI