This February update covers professional ballplayers who lived or attended school in Utah and later signed out of state, or have some other Utah connection. 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), 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
Tiburones de la Guaira (VWL) 4.78 ERA, 8 G, 37.2 IP, 1.46 WHIP, 0.133 BAA
● Brummett signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 20.
Tyler Chism (OF), Taylorsville H.S., Gonzaga University
Burlington Royals (R) .333 AVE, 40 G, 132 AB, 5 HR, 19 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
● Colon and the Storm Chasers went all the way in 2013, winning the Pacific Coast League title and then the Triple-A National Championship.
Travis Huber (RHP), West Jordan H.S., University of Nebraska
● Huber was released by the Twins on June 11.
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 just six games to start the season and spent the rest of the season on the restricted list.
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
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.
Mason Smith (OF), Rocky Mountain H.S.
San Diego Padres, AZL Padres (R) .209 AVE, 37 G, 129 AB, 0 HR, 11 RBI
● Smith remains on the radar for the Padres, who was invited their fall instructional league at the Dominican Republic facility and spring training minicamp in Arizona.
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
● Walker was a non-roster invitee to major league spring training camp this year.