2016 Arizona Winter League Player Updates

Earlier this season, we took a look at how players from the California Winter League were doing during the regular season.

Now, we have updates provided by the Arizona Winter League on their players as well.

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Drafted out of AWL:

Chris Allen – Signed by the Lake Erie Crushers, played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire), Empire League All Star Selection, Empire League Home Run Derby Champion, currently with the East Side Diamond Hoppers (USPBL)

Manny Arciniega –  Signed by the Gary Southshore Railcats (AA), played 11 games with a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings. Now with the Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier), 11 games with a 3.55 ERA in 25.1 innings.

Shawn Blackwell – Signed by the Sioux Falls Canaries (AA), currently on the roster with 25 appearances and a 7.18 ERA in 89 innings

Gus Constantino – Signed with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), released

Jordan Etier – Signed by the Lake Erie Crushers, did not make the team out of spring training

Frank Fantino – Signed with the Vallejo Admirals (Pacific), currently with the White Sands Pupfish (Pecos)

Boone Farrington – Signed with the Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier), did not make team out of spring training

Josh Ferrell – Signed by the Sioux Falls Canaries (AA), currently on the roster with 36 appearances and a 4.05 ERA in 53.1 innings

Sam Forkert – Signed by the Sioux Falls Canaries (AA), didn’t make the team out of spring training

Eric Gutierrez – Signed with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), released

Jesse Holiday – Signed by the Lake Erie Crushers, played with the Sonoma Stompers (Pacific), released on 7/26/16

Trevor Keele – Signed with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), released

Todd Looney – drafted by the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), currently playing with the San Diego Force

Joshua Martinez – Signed by the Florence Freedom (Frontier), played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire), Empire League All Star Selection

Aaron Owen – Signed by the Sioux Falls Canaries (AA), currently on the roster with 146 ABs, .205 BA, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HRs, 12 RBI, and 8 SBs

Chris Power – Signed by the Normal Cornbelters (Frontier), currently with the East Side Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), 29 games, 107 ABs, .346 BA

Bobby Romano – Signed by the Normal Cornbelters on 4/5/16, released on 5/9/16

Marc Rutledge – Signed by the Ottawa Champions (Can-Am), currently with the Joliet Slammers (Frontier), 26 appearances with a 6.07 ERA in 46 innings

Robert Shiroky – Signed by the Normal Cornbelters (Frontier), retired from baseball

Michael Skoller – Signed by the Normal Cornbelters (Frontier), played in 29 games with 91 ABs, hitting .209, released on 7/22/16, currently with the East Side Diamond Hoppers (USPBL)

Colin Willis – Signed by the Lake Erie Crushers, played in 15 games with the East Side Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), on roster as of 8/16

James Wong – Signed with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (USPBL), played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire)

Randy Wynne – Signed by the Lake Erie Crushers, currently with the Birmingham Beavers (USPBL), 4-3 with a 3.63 ERA through 47 innings

 

Undrafted out of AWL, but were later signed:

Benny Collesano – played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire)

Shaun Cooper – played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire), Empire League All Star Selection, currently with the Florence Freedom (Frontier)

Jacob Fabry – played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire), Empire League All Star Selection

Cody Frank – played with the Old Orchard Beach Surge (Empire)

RJ Fuhr – played with the London Majors (Intercounty Baseball League)

Todd Leavitt – played with the London Majors (Intercounty Baseball League)

Evander Ledward – played with the Sullivan Explorers (Empire), selected to Empire League Travel Team

Ryo Sanogawa – played with the New Hampshire Wild (Empire)

(All information courtesy of the Arizona Winter League)
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4 thoughts on “2016 Arizona Winter League Player Updates”

  1. 7 of those players have already committed to the Desert League and will be reporting to Camp September 14th. It will be interesting as to how they compare independent leagues.

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  2. Frankly, that list is pretty unimpressive…
    The Arizona Winter League actually provided you with it? If so, why? They’re sort of saying that, for the most part, their guys aren’t good enough to play in any of the major 4 indy leagues.

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