This August update covers professional ballplayers who lived or attended school in Utah and later signed out of state. 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), Schools
Organization, Team (Level) Stats to date
Tyson Brummett (RHP), Spanish Fork H.S., UCLA
Toronto Blue Jays, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) 5.36 ERA, 33 G, 87.1 IP, 1.385 WHIP, .263 BAA
● The Fisher Cats battled but were eliminated from playoff contention with four games left in the regular season.
Tyler Chism (OF), Taylorsville H.S., Gonzaga University
Burlington Royals (R) .333 AVE, 40 G, 132 AB, 5 HR, 19 RBI
● Chism belted out a two-homer day on August 13, going 2-for-4, 2 R, 2H, 3 RBI.
Christian Colon (SS), Taylorsville H. S., California State University Fullerton
Kansas City Royals, Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) .271 AVE, 129 G, 506 AB, 12 HR, 57 RBI
● The Storm Chasers remained in the hunt for a playoff berth, finishing out August in a tie for first place with the Memphis Redbirds in the American Conference North Division.
Travis Huber (RHP), West Jordan H.S., University of Nebraska
● Huber, released by the Twins on June 11, does not appear on any professional roster.
Tanner Robles (LHP), Cottonwood H.S., Oregon State
Cincinnati Reds, Bakersfield Blaze (A) 9.39 ERA, 6 G, 23.0 IP, 2.368 WHIP, .351 BAA
● Robles appeared in six games to start the season and has been on restricted list since May 7
Braeden Schlehuber (C), Viewmont H.S., College of Southern Nevada
Atlanta Braves, Mississippi Braves (AA) .197 AVE, 53 G, 173 AB, 4 HR, 17 RBI
● Schlehuber continued to struggle through the dog days of summer, appearing in just nine games in August: .174 AVE, 23 AB, 4 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI.
Egan Smith (LHP), Pleasant Grove H.S., College of Southern Nevada
Toronto Blue Jays, Dunedin Blue Jays (A)
● Smith remained on the restricted list for the entire season, and never threw a pitch.
Jordan Smith (RHP), Pleasant Grove H.S., College of Southern Nevada
Miami Marlins, New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA) 5.28 ERA, 29 G, 44.1 IP, 1.669 WHIP, .330 BAA
● Smith was released on July 4 and does not appear on any professional roster.
Mason Smith (OF), Rocky Mountain H.S.
San Diego Padres, AZL Padres (R) .209 AVE, 37 G, 129 AB, 0 HR, 11 RBI
Keenyn Walker (OF), Judge Memorial Catholic H.S., Central Arizona College
Chicago White Sox, Birmingham Barons (AA) .205 AVE, 128 G, 454 AB, 3 HR, 32 RBI
● The Barons earned a spot in the Southern League playoffs, having won the first-half division title.