This August update covers professional ballplayers signed from Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University. 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.
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Here is a legend for the information listed below:
Name (Position), Organization
Team (Level) Stats to date
Salt Lake Community College
John Holdzkom (RHP), Amarillo Sox
Amarillo Sox (IND) 3.50 ERA, 34 G, 36.0 IP, 1.722 WHIP
Sioux City Explorers (IND) .000 ERA, 7 G, 6.2 IP, 1.350 WHIP
● In a multi-part transaction on August 14, Holdzkom was sent to the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks for cash, and then traded to Sioux City for future considerations.
Dominique Taylor (OF), Kansas City Royals
Idaho Falls Chukars (R) .305 AVE, 55 G, 203 AB, 8 HR, 34 RBI
● Taylor and the Chukars battled against the Orem Owlz for a postseason slot in the Pioneer League South Division.
Utah Valley University
Goose Kallunki (3B), Rio Grand Valley Whitewings
Rio Grande Valley Whitewings (IND) .240 AVE, 28 G, 104 AB, 2 HR, 16 RBI
● Kallunki last played for the Whitewings on July 28. Since then, he does not appear on any professional rosters.
Taylor Mangum (RHP), Milwaukee Brewers
Brevard County Manatees (Adv-A) 4.71 ERA, 6 G, 21.0 IP, 1.333 WHIP, .259 BAA
● Mangum made his first professional appearance as a starting pitcher on August 26, in the back end of a double-header.
● Mangum gives an interview in the Manatees pre-game show.
Kam Mickolio (RHP), Hiroshima Carp
Hiroshima Carp (NPB) 2.23 ERA, 44 G, 44.1 IP, 1.241 WHIP
● Mickolio was inactivated on August 7, due to a tightness in his left gluteus muscle. He was activated and pitched one inning on August 17.