is the latest Warrior to make it to the big
Ryan will now have his picture hanging from
the bleachers at Lewis-Clark State
College’s Harris Field.
made his major league debut on June 2 with
the St. Louis Cardinals and currently is the
team’s starting shortstop with regular
shortstop David Eckstein on the disabled
list. Ryan joins Jason Ellison as former
Warriors currently in the big leagues.
Warrior who has played in a major league
game has had a baseball-card like picture
placed on the backside of the bleachers at
Harris Field. Ryan will be the latest
addition to the collection.
rise to the big league was expected. Several
scouting services said in preseason previews
that Ryan would be called up by the
Cardinals some time during the season.
6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed hitter got
his first taste of the big leagues during a
two-game stretch on June 2-3 against
. He went 0-for-1 in his debut on June 2 and
then went 0-for-3 while starting the next
was then sent back down to
, and proceeded to go on a tear at the
plate. He went 16-for-42 (.381) over
the next nine games with three doubles and a
shortstop David Eckstein went on the
disabled list on June 16 with back spasms,
Ryan rejoined the team and has batted in the
No. 8 spot. In the four games he’s played
in – two against
and two against
– Ryan is 3-for-14 with two RBI and three
runs scored. Overall, he’s 3-for-18 (.167)
in his six games in the big leagues.
64 games with
, the Cardinals’ Triple A affiliate, Ryan
is 68-of-256 for a .266 average. He’s also
scored 40 runs, has eight doubles, five
triples, one home run and 13 RBI. He’s
12-of-17 in stolen bases, has drawn 17
walks, and stuck out 34 times.
is the fourth outfielder for the
after being traded prior to the season from
. Ellison is mainly being used as a
defensive replacement and pinch-hitter for
5-10, 180-pound Ellison hasn’t had enough
at-bats to fight through some early season
struggles. He’s 4-of-27 at the plate for a
.148 average and is hitless in his last 12
at-bats. He has scored five runs.
his big league career, Ellison is hitting
.249 with 23 doubles, three triples and
seven home runs.
is how the rest of the former Warriors, who
played at LCSC prior to this past season,
are doing in the minor leagues (in
Aguilar, 6-0, 190, right-handed pitcher.
Drafted in 29th round in 2005 by New York
Mets. Currently with Class AA Birmingham
Mets. Has split time as a starter and
reliever, appearing in 13 games and starting
nine. He is 2-3 with a 6.58 earned run
average. He’s pitched 52 innings and
allowed 75 hits and 38 runs. He’s struck
out 26 and walked 21.
Baerlocher, 6-5, 240, right-handed
pitcher. Drafted in the 6th round of the
1999 free agent draft by
. Currently with Class AAA Richmond Braves.
He has started four games and is 1-1 with
2.81 ERA. He’s pitched 25.2 innings and
allowed 23 hits and eight runs, with seven
walks and 11 strikeouts. In his last
outing on June 18, he threw a three-hit
shutout over seven innings.
Bruce, 6-2, 190, infielder. Drafted in
the 19th round in 2004 by
. Currently with the Diamondbacks’ top
Class A team, the Visalia Oaks, where is
playing mainly at second base. In the first
half of the season, he saw action in 54
games and went 48-of-193 for a .248 batting
average. He had 11 doubles, two triples and
three home runs, and also scored 22 runs. He
drove in 18 runs, drew 20 walks, and struck
out 30 times. The second-half season opens
5-8, 175, left-handed pitcher. Drafted in
the 53rd round in 1989 by
. Saw time with the Florida Marlins, Chicago
White Sox and
. Currently playing for the Toledo Mud Hens,
the Tigers’ Triple A team, where is 2-0
with a 0.55 ERA. He has appeared in 29
games, all in relief, and has allowed 18
hits and only two runs in 32.2 innings. He
has struck out 28 and walked nine.
Davis, 6-1, 185, left-handed pitcher.
Drafted in the 14th round of the 2005 draft
. Pitches for the Stockton Ports, the A’s
Advance-A team. He has appeared in 16 games,
including three as a starter, and went 3-2
with a 4.67 ERA and one save during the
first half of the season. He’s pitched
44.1 innings and allowed 48 hits, 23 earned
runs and 14 walks. He also struck out 31.
The second-half season opens June 21.
Dyche, 6-1, 185, outfielder. Drafted
seventh round in the 2005 draft by the San
Francisco Giants. He saw action in two games
in April with the Advanced-A San Jose Giants
before he was placed on the disabled list
because on an injury. He went 0-4 at the
plate in the two games. Dyche is still on
the disabled list and it is uncertain how
long he’ll be out.
Fisher, 6-3, 215, right-handed pitcher.
Drafted in the 11th round in the 2005 draft
. He’s with the Chattanooga Lookouts, a
Class AA team. All eight of his appearances
this season have been in the starting
rotation. He is 2-2 with a 2.09 ERA. He’s
pitched 47.1 innings and allowed 42 hits and
21 runs. He has struck out 50 and walked 16,
and opponents are hitting just .236 off him.
Earlier in the year, he was with
where he was 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA before
being called up.
Frostad, 6-1, 201, third baseman.
Drafted in the 13th round of the 2003 draft
. He’s playing with the Class AA Frisco
Roughriders in the Texas League. He has
appeared in 42 games and is 41-of-150 at the
plate for a .273 average. He has seven
doubles, five home runs, 23 RBI and 21 runs
scored. He’s walked 15 times and struck
out 38, and is 2-for-2 in stolen bases.
Fuller, 6-1, 175, second baseman.
Drafted in the 11th round in 2006 by the Los
Angeles Dodgers. Spent time with the Great
Loons Class A team, before being sent down
to the Ogden Raptors short-season A team.
Hit .239 with
(21-of-88) with two doubles, one triple, one
home run, three RBI and 13 runs scored. He
walked six times and was 1-for-3 in stolen
’s first two games of the season, Fuller
is 1-for-5 with two runs scored and is
1-for-1 in stolen bases.
Furtado, 5-7, 170 second baseman.
Drafted in the 20th round in 2003 draft by
. Playing with the Rangers’ Advanced A
and finished the first half of the season
with a .239 average. He appeared in 63 games
and went 56-of-234 at the plate with 10
doubles, one triple and one home run. He
drove in 32 runs and scored 30 times. He
also was 7-of-8 in stolen bases. Drew 20
walks and struck out 31 times.
Jacobsen, 6-4, 255, first base. Drafted
in the seventh round of the 1997 draft by
and eventually saw time in the major leagues
with the Seattle Mariners. He played in the
Triple A Mexican League with Olmecas
de Tabasco and went 8-of-35 for .229 average
with one home run and seven RBI before he
was let go on April 15. He hasn’t been
active in the minor league since that time.
6-2, 205, right-handed pitcher. Drafted in
the 10th round in 2003 by
. Is currently pitching for the Rockies’
Triple A team in
. He has appeared in 12 games, starting 11,
and is 5-3 with a 5.35 ERA. He’s thrown
65.2 innings and allowed 75 hits and 43
walks. He has struck out 26. In his last
outing, he went seven innings and allowed
just three hits and one run to earn the win.
6-2, 195, catcher. Was selected in the 18th
round of the 2002 draft by
. He’s playing for the Diamondbacks’
Class AAA affiliate in
, where he is 23-of-89 for .258 average in
32 games. He has two doubles, eight RBI and
scored 10 runs. He’s drawn 14 walks and
stuck out 17 times. He’s hitting .328 over
his last 10 games.
6-3, 170 right-handed pitcher. Was drafted
in the 19th round by
in the 2005 draft. He is currently a
teammate of Bruce’s at
. He has made 17 appearances, all in
relief, and is 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA. He’s
pitched 27.1 innings and allowed 23 hits
with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts. Opponents
are hitting just .217 off of him. So far in
the month of June he’s throw seven innings
and allowed five hits and one run.
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