This January update covers professional ballplayers signed from University of Utah. Some ballplayers continue to play in one of the winter leagues during the offseason. Most of the action at this time of year, of course, involves signings and trades.
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
C. J. Cron (1B/DH), Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels (unassigned)
● The Angels’ prospect is spending the winter recovering from shoulder surgery. John Sickels of “Minor League Baseball” rates him fourth.
Ryan Khoury (SS), Wichita Wingnuts
Perth Heat (Australian Baseball League) 19 G, 67 AB, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .224 AVE
● Khoury hit a homerun in his first game with the Heat on Dec. 30.
● Khoury re-signed with the independent league Winguts for the 2013 season.