As the Frontier League heads into the All-Star break, it is now time for the mid-season update on the 2017 tryout draft class. In the month since our last update, four more players were released.
16 drafted players started the season on a roster for Opening Day. For our one month post, eleven players were still on a roster. Now at the All-Star break, seven players are still playing in the Frontier League.
The remaining players:
Aaron Burns (RHP) R1 WildThings – In 9 games (4 starts, 36.1 IP), he has a 1.73 ERA with 26 K and a 2-0 record.
Cosimo Cannella (1B) R1 Boomers – Has a .200 avg in 25 games (90 AB) with 9 RBI and 1 HR.
Brook Clark (UTL) R1 Beach Bums – He has a .160 avg in 18 games (50 AB) with 3 RBI.
Brian McKenna (RHP) R1 Slammers – Moved from catcher to pitcher. In 13 games (12.1 IP), he has a 2.91 ERA with 11 K and 10 BB.
Cody Mincey (RHP) R1 Thunderbolts – Placed on waivers. Picked up by Rascals. He has a combined ERA of 3.60 and 2-0 record with 22 K in 20 games (20 IP).
Ryan O’Malley (3B) R2 Miners – Released by Miners. Picked up by Grizzlies. Placed on waivers. Picked up by Boomers. In 28 total games (88 AB), he has a .216 avg with 8 RBI and 1 HR.
Steven Pollakov (C) Slammers – Released on May 11th. Re-signed to the Slammers May 13th. He has a .189 avg with 5 RBI in 21 games (53 AB).
The released players:
Stephen Swagerty (RHP) R1 Rascals – Released on June 26th. In 14 games (15.2 IP), he had a 0-2 record and a 7.46 ERA with 15 K and 18 BB.
Austin Goss (RHP) R1 Boomers – Released on June 30th. Was placed on the DL June 3rd and never returned. In 5 games (10.1 IP), he had a 4.35 ERA and a 1-0 record.
Matt Sabel (LHP) R1 WildThings – Released on June 30th. He has a 7.00 ERA with 6 K in 11 games (9 IP).
Kyle Carter (OF) R2 Cornbelters – Released July 8th. He has played as both a position player and a pitcher this season. In 5 games (8 AB), he had a .250 avg. As a pitcher, he pitched in 5 games (7.1 IP) with a 7.36 ERA.
Our last update on the 2017 Frontier League Draft Class will come at the end of the regular season. Please subscribe to Indy Ball Island for updates!
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