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BYU Cougars in professional baseball: February 2014 report

Jeremie Guthrie, Kansas City Royals, February 2014
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As noted in the February report on Utah Utes in professional baseball, we are mere weeks away from opening day for the major, minor and international leagues.

This February update covers professional ballplayers signed from Brigham Young University. The stats reported here are from the 2013 regular season or if available, 2013 winter league. 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 (if available)
● Note

Jaycob Brugman (OF), Oakland Athletics
Vermont Lake Monsters (R) .261 AVE, 49 G, 165 AB, 1 HR, 23 RBI
● Brugman finished his first professional season a bit early, placed on the temporarily inactive list in August.
● Brugman and a few of his Cougars’ teammates practiced at the BYU indoor practice field this winter.

Christopher Capper (RHP), Arizona Diamondbacks
South Bend Silver Hawks (A) 2.98 ERA, 27 G, 42.1 IP, 1.25 WHIP, .240 BAA
● Capper went on the DL in July and did not pitch for the rest of the 2013 season.

Matt Carson (OF), Cleveland Indians
Columbus Clippers (AAA) .252 AVE, 121 G, 436 AB, 14 HR, 49 RBI
● Carson is included among the non-roster invitees to major league spring training camp this year.

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 finished the 2013 season on the DL in late August.

Jeremy Guthrie (RHP), Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals (MLB) 4.08 ERA, 28 G, 178.2 IP, 1.394 WHIP, .282 BAA
● Guthrie traveled to China during the offseason to coach baseball skills at a youth sports and education development center funded by Major League Baseball

Jacob Hannemann (OF), Chicago Cubs
AZL Cubs (R) .111 AVE, 3 G, 9 AB, 0 HR, 2
● Hannemann played his last game in July and spent the remainder of the season rehabbing an elbow injury.

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 finished his first season in professional baseball well, earning a late-season promotion 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
● 2013 was a nice inaugural professional season for Miller, who finished up having the second-lowest ERA among Osprey starting pitchers with at least 8 starts.

Matt Neil (RHP), Miami 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

Stephen Parker (3B), Milwaukee Brewers
Nashville Sounds (AAA) .217 AVE, 123 G, 392 AB, 8 HR, 43 RBI

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