This January update covers professional ballplayers signed from Salt Lake Community College and Southern Utah University. 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), 2012 Organization
Current Team (League), Stats to date
Salt Lake Community College
John Holdzkom (RHP), Cincinnati Reds
Canberra Cavalry (Australian League Baseball), 4.81 ERA, 7 G, 33.2 IP, 1.60 WHIP, .182 BAA
● Holdzkom has pitched well for the Cavalry, sporting a 9-0 win in his last start on Jan. 6.
● (Video) Australian sportswriter David Polkinghorne borrows Holdzkom for some light batting practice.
Southern Utah University
Keli'i Zablan (RHP), River City Rascals
River City Rascals (IND)
● Zablan will return to play for the Rascals in 2013.