This January update covers professional ballplayers signed from Utah high schools. 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, 2012 Organization
Current Team (League), Stats to date
John Buck (C), Taylorsville H.S., Miami Marlins
New York Mets (MLB) 95 G, 305 AB, 10 HR, 34 RBI, .197 AVE
● Buck was part of the multi-player mega-deal that swapped 12 players between the Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 13.
● The veteran catcher didn’t stay in Canada for long before he was sent to the New York Mets as part of the R. A. Dickey deal on Dec. 18.