This August update covers professional ballplayers signed from Dixie State College. 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
Joe Andrade (C), Milwaukee Brewers
AZL Brewers (R) .175 AVE, 16 G, 40 AB, 0 HR, 2 RBI
Brandon Kintzler (RHP), Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers (MLB) 2.66 ERA, 58 G, 64.1 IP, 1.010 WHIP, .224 BAA
● Kintzler proved his surgically repaired elbow is in fine shape and solidified his role as the Brewers’ setup man.
● From July 7 through August 17—24 games, 28.0 innings pitched— Kintzler did not allow a run.
Brandon Lyon (RHP), Boston Red Sox
Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) 1.69 ERA, 4 G, 5.1 IP, 1.13 WHIP, .323 BAA
● After four relief appearances for Pawtucket Lyon opted out of his contract and according to the Boston Globe, retired.
Chad Povich (RHP), Laredo Lemurs
Laredo Lemurs (IND) 2.84 ERA, 47 G, 50.2 IP, 1.204 WHIP
● Povich and the Lemurs were eliminated from postseason play in the next-to-last game of the regular season.
Matt Spring (C), Boston Red Sox
Portland Sea Dogs (AA) .221 AVE, 51 G, 181 AB, 10 HR, 34 RBI
Brad Thompson (RHP), Somerset Patriots
Somerset Patriots (IND) 4.99 ERA, 19 G, 124.1 IP, 1.367 WHIP
● Thompson announced his retirement on August 19.
● MyCentralJersey.com beat writer Mike Ashmore offers a fond farewall to “a class act.”