Southern Arizona Baseball

Tracking former Southern Arizona & Arizona Wildcats baseball players in the pros


LOCAL BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE PROS

Listing of local baseball players either from high school or Arizona currently playing in pro baseball.
*Barraza, Sahuarita graduate
*Romero, CDO graduate
*Salazar, Sahuaro graduate

PlayerPosSchYrsTeamLvlOrg
Nate Baez1BIRHS16-19Cedar RapidsA+MIN
Christopher BarrazaPUA*21-23Inland EmpireALAA
Branden Boissiere1BUA19-21WilmingtonA+WAS
Tony Bullard3BUA20-23BeloitA+MIA
Alex BustamantePCDO16-18TampaANYY
Demetrio CrisantesSSNogales19-22ACL DbacksRKARI
Bobby Dalbec1BUA14-16BostonMLBBOS
Chase DavisOFUA21-23Palm BeachASTL
Jose DicocheaPSahuarita16-19StocktonAOAK
Matthew DyerCUA19-20MontgomeryAATB
Michael FlynnPUA16-18Oklahoma CityAAALAD
Matt FraizerOFUA17-19IndianapolisAAAPIT
Kevin GinkelPUA16ArizonaMLBARI
Nick GonzalesINFCienega14-17PittsburghMLBPIT
Darick Hall1BBuena11-13Lehigh ValleyAAAPHI
Garrett IrvinLHPUA20-22LansingA+OAK
Scott Kingery2BUA13-15Lehigh ValleyAAAPHI
Randy LabautP UA17-19ColumbusAAACLE
Gil LunaPUA18-21BirminghamAACHW
Nik McClaughry2BUA20-23Fort WayneA+SD
Tylor MegillPUA17-19NY MetsMLBNYM
Ian MejiaPSahuarita16-19MississippiAAATL
Andrew NardiPUA19MiamiMLB MIA
Kevin NewmanSSUA13-15Arizona MLBARI
Jared OlivaOFUA15-17ArkansasAASEA
Tanner O'TrembaOFUA21-22EugeneA+SF
Spencer PackardOFCDO13-16Tacoma AAASEA
Rob RefsnyderOFUA10-12BostonMLBBOS
Alfonso Rivas1BUA16-18MemphisAAASTL
Kiko Romero1BUA*23Hudson ValleyA+NYY
Milo RushfordCFWGHS18-21ACL RoyalsRKKC
Cesar SalazarCUA*16-18Houston MLBHOU
Chase SilsethPUA21Salt LakeAAALAA
Austin SmithPUA21MississippiAAATL
Daniel SusacC UA21-22MidlandAAOAK
Cal StevensonOFUA17-18Lehigh ValleyAAAPHI
Alex VerdugoOFSahuaro11-14NY YankeesMLBNYY
Avery WeemsP UA18-19FriscoAATEX
Austin WellsC UA19-20NY Yankees MLBNYY
Donta' WilliamsOFUA18-21NorfolkAAABAL

NOTE: This is a compilation of stats involving players from Southern Arizona in MLB-sanctioned leagues (MLB and minor leagues). The list does not include players in foreign leagues or independent leagues in the US.

CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR

After reaching the Triple-A level with the Boston Red Sox last season, former Arizona left-hander Rio Gomez is pitching in China this summer (Wei Chuan Dragons)

— INF Cam Cannon (Arizona) went from Double-A Philadelphia Phillies to the Kansas City Monarchs of the American Association Independent League.

— LHP Rio Gomez (Arizona) went from Triple-A Boston Red Sox to the Chinese Professional League (Wei Chuan Dragons).

— OF Luis Gonzalez (Catalina Foothills) was at Triple-A San Francisco Giants last year and was released earlier this season by Yankees at Triple-A level.

— INF Kobe Kato (Arizona) went from Double-A Houston Astros to York (Pa.) of Atlantic Independent League.

Former Arizona standout JJ Matijevic is now with the Chihuahua Dorados of the Mexican League (Dorados photo)

— 1B J.J. Matijevic (Arizona) went from Triple-A Astros to Chihuahua of the Mexican League.

— RHP Marcel Renteria (Nogales/Pima) went from Double-A New York Mets to being a free agent after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

— 3B Nick Quintana (Arizona) retired after suffering injury problems at Double-A Cincinnati Reds.

— 3B Brandon Dixon (Arizona) retired after playing with the San Diego Padres and at the Triple-A level with the Padres.

— RHP Andre Jackson (Cienega) went from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Yokama Bay Stars of the Japanese Baseball League

RECENT TRANSACTIONS (LAST 14 DAYS)

Thursday, June 6
Branden Boissiere – IL-60 Injured/arm (Washington Nationals)

Tuesday, June 4
Matthew Dyer – Assigned to Montgomery Biscuits (AA) (Tampa Bay Rays)
Milo Rushford – Assigned to ACL Royals (Rk) (Kansas City Royals)
Donta’ Williams – Assigned to Norfolk Tides (AAA) (Baltimore Orioles)

Sunday, June 2
Tony Bullard – Assigned to Beloit Sky Carp (A+) (Miami Marlins)
Bobby Dalbec – Recalled from from Worcester Red Sox (AAA) (Boston Red Sox)

Friday, May 31
Chase Silseth – Assigned to ACL Angels (Rk) for rehab (elbow) (Los Angeles Angels)

Thursday, May 30
Austin Smith – Activated from injured list (arm) (Atlanta Braves)

Wednesday, May 29
Matthew Dyer – Assigned to Durham Bulls (AAA) (Tampa Bay Rays)

Tuesday, May 28
Branden Boissiere – IL-7 Injured (Washington Nationals)

LOCAL BATTERS IN THE PROS

Through games of June 12
*Injuries:
Boissiere (60-day/arm)
PlayerTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBAVG
BaezMINA+30961624214140.250
*BoissiereWAS A+331121124402150.214
BullardMIAA5161300020.188
CrisantesARIRK261072736441159.336
DalbecBOSMLB307161020172.141
DavisSTLA4617018351204273.206
DyerTBAA3398162042173.204
FraizerPITAAA206881631180.235
GonzalesPITMLB291081433714232.306
HallPHIAAA451771944505250.249
KingeryPHIAAA5519233478113319.245
McClaughrySDA+43128172462084.188
NewmanARIMLB501542241912142.266
O'TrembaSFA+351172526712158.222
OlivaSEAAA3910421223051517.212
PackardSEAAAA292300000.333
RefsnyderBOSMLB4012314401112161.325
RivasSTLAAA4716123401021190.248
RomeroNYYA+32961522504144.229
RushfordKCRK000000000.000
SalazarHOUAAA4816829461116351.274
SandsSFAAA13515910050.176
StevensonPHIAAA5415327399332015.255
SusacOAKAA391541340702153.260
VerdugoNYYMLB6724734651418371.263
Wells NYYMLB391141424702101.211
WilliamsBALAAA260000000.000

LOCAL PITCHERS IN THE PROS

Through games of June 12
*Injuries:
Bustamante (60-day/arm)
Silseth (60-day/elbow) - rehab assignment
Weems (7-day/arm)
PlayerTeamLvlW-LGGSSVIPHRERBBSOERA
BarrazaLAAA0-2160119.21711914174.12
*BustamanteNYYA0-00000000000.00
DicocheaOAKA1-384027.227221711305.53
FlynnLADAAA1-0160223.117977332.70
GinkelARIMLB5-1270526.12915105213.42
IrvinOAKA+1-116011622181413197.88
LabautCLEAAA2-4181126.121181215234.10
LunaCHWAA2-1180219149620212.84
MegillNYMMLB1-355025.22113911323.16
MejiaATLAA5-01010054.132101020611.66
NardiMIAMLB0-03100252514147315.04
*SilsethLAAAAA0-11102.24665320.25
SmithATLAA0-03003.2311132.45
*WeemsTEXAA0-00000000000.00

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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