This January update covers professional ballplayerswho lived or attended school in Utah and later signed out of state. Most of the action at this time of year, of course, involves signings and trades. And some ballplayers continue to play in one of the winter leagues during the offseason.
By the close of the 2012 season, 43 Utah ballplayers had played professional baseball in the MLB, MiLB, international and independent leagues. Check back at the beginning of each month for updated stats and news.
Here is a legend for the information listed below:
Name (Position), High School, College
Current Team (League), Stats to date
Tyson Brummett (RHP), Spanish Fork H.S., UCLA
Toronto Blue Jays (unassigned)
● Brummett was called up to the Phillies on the last day of the 2012 season and pitched 0.2 inning with 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 SO.
● On Oct. 18, the Blue Jays claimed Brummett off waivers and sent him to the triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.
Christian Colon (SS), Taylorsville H. S., California State University Fullerton
Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rican Winter League) 39 G, 153 AB, 1 HR, 11 RBI, .301 AVE
● Colon had an outstanding season playing winter ball with the Leones and ended up being named 2013 Puerto Rican League Rookie of the Year.
Steve Hirschfeld (RHP), Grand County H.S., San Diego State
● Hirschfeld was released by the Twins in December.
Braeden Schlehuber (C), Viewmont H.S., C. of Southern Nevada
Atlanta Braves (unassigned)
● Schlehuber was invited to the Braves major league spring training camp.