Tag Archives: Frontier League Draft 2018

2018 Frontier League Draft Class – Mid Season Update

All-Star break has arrived! That means that it’s time for the mid-season update about the 2018 Frontier League Draft Class.

Out of 34 players drafted, 16 players were on an active roster on Opening Day and an additional player started the season on the DL.

Now, 1 player has been signed to affiliated ball, 9 players are still on an active roster, 2 are on the DL, 1 player is on the suspended list and 4 were released. Here’s a look at how the players are doing.

Still Active:
RHP John Michael Knighton (BeachBums) 3-3 record with a 3.53 ERA in 20 games and 28 IP. Has 18 saves and 29 strikeouts. Member of the Experienced All-Star team.
INF Jeff Cardenas (Grizzlies) .198 average with 18 hits and 9 RBI in 91 AB.
C Cody Clark (Slammers) .139 average with 11 hits, 2 HR and 6 RBI in 79 AB.
C Ronnie Healy (Thunderbolts) .219 average with 14 hits, 1 HR and 9 RBI in 64 AB.
RHP Corey Kimber (Slammers) 3-2 record with a 2.61 ERA in 17 games and 31 IP. Has 34 strikeouts.
3B Zach Lavy (Rascals) .206 average with 29 hits, 6 HR and 16 RBI in 141 AB. Has 3 doubles, 3 triples and 3 stolen bases.
C Trey Fulton (Slammers) .320 average with 33 hits and 7 RBI in 103 AB. Member of the Rookie All-Star team.
RHP Jacob Gangelhoff (Rascals) – released by the Rascals on June 13th but then re-signed with them on July 1st.  Has a 0-0 record and 6.00 ERA in 8 games and 15 IP.
RHP Max Biedrzycki (Crushers) 5-1 record with a 3.80 ERA in 20 games and 26 IP. Has 23 strikeouts.

Signed to affiliated ball:
RHP Jameson McGrane (Freedom) – signed with the Miami Marlins organization after pitching out of the Freedom bullpen. Had a 0.00 ERA and 2 saves in 9 games and 9.1 IP with 19 strikeouts and only 2 hits and 4 walks before signing. Pitched 1 inning picking up the save with the Marlins rookie ball team. Moved up to the Batavia MuckDogs (Short Season) and currently has a 2.08 ERA and 1 save in 4 games and 4.1 IP.

RHP Steven Heilenbach (Thunderbolts) Placed on the 14 day DL on June 6th after pitching in 6 games and 9.1 IP with a 0-1 and 0.96 ERA.
RHP Griffin Kreig (WildThings) Placed on the 14 day DL on May 19th. He appeared in 2 games for 4.1 IP with a 8.30 ERA.

Suspended List:
RHP Ryan McSweeney (Grizzlies) Placed on the suspended list on June 14th. He appeared in 13 games and 17.1 IP with a 1-1 record and 6.23 ERA.

Released since Opening Day:
LHP Michael O’Neal (Slammers) – Started the season on the DL. Released on May 30th without appearing in a game.
LHP William Corsen Carr (BeachBums) Released on June 9th after having a 1-1 record and 9.97 ERA in 11 games and 15.1 IP.
OF Brandon Pugh (Released by Rascals, signed by Freedom) Opened the season with Florence but was traded back to the Rascals on June 13th. Had a .256 average in 82 AB with the Freedom. Then he was released by the Rascals on June 16th after 0 hits in only only 2 games and 4 AB.
RHP Juan Perez (Crushers) Released on June 23rd. Had a 1-1 record with a 7.20 ERA in 6 games (all starts) and 25 IP.


2018 Frontier League Draft Class – Opening Day

Opening Day for the Frontier League has come and gone. Now, it is time to take a look at the 2018 Frontier League Draft Class and see where they are now that Opening Day has rolled around.

Out of the 34 players that were drafted this year,

16 players are on an active roster on Opening Day.

1 player is starting the season on the DL.

1 player never signed.

1 player was traded to an outside league

15 players were released.

The breakdown:

Pick 1: RHP John Michael Knighton (BeachBums)
Pick 3: RHP Ryan McSweeney (Grizzlies)
Pick 7: INF Jeff Cardenas (Grizzlies)
Pick 8: RHP Steven Heilenbach (Thunderbolts)
Pick 9: C Cody Clark (Traded by Otters to Slammers)
Pick 10: RHP Griffin Kreig (WildThings)
Pick 13: C Ronald Healy (Thunderbolts)
Pick 14: LHP William Corsen Carr (BeachBums)
Pick 16: RHP Corey Kimber (Slammers)
Pick 21: RHP Jameson McGrane (Freedom)
Pick 25: 3B Zach Lavy (Rascals)
Pick 28: C Trey Fulton (Slammers)
Pick 29: OF Brandon Pugh (Released by Rascals, signed by Freedom)
Pick 32: RHP Jacob Gangelhoff (Rascals)
Pick 33: RHP Max Biedrzycki (Crushers)
Pick 34: RHP Juan Perez (Crushers)

Pick 4: LHP Michael O’Neal DL (Slammers)

Never Signed:
Pick 11: RHP Andrew Rohrbach NEVER SIGNED (Crushers)

Pick 2: LHP Jacob Hill RELEASED (WildThings)
Pick 5: INF Kent Blackstone RELEASED (Freedom)
Pick 6: C Brody Andrews RELEASED (Cornbelters)
Pick 12: C Wilkyns Jiminez RELEASED (Boomers)
Pick 15: C Jerry Chavarria RELEASED (Miners)
Pick 17: LHP Trent Lunsford RELEASED (Crushers)
Pick 18: OF Jean Figueroa RELEASED (Cornbelters)
Pick 19: C Tanner Devinny RELEASED (Rascals)
Pick 20: C Dylan Hamel RELEASED (Otters)
Pick 22: RHP Josh Alberius RELEASED (Boomers)
Pick 23: INF Tommy Ziegan RELEASED (Grizzlies)
Pick 24: C Russell Clark RELEASED (Miners)
Pick 26: 3B Brent Gillespie RELEASED (Freedom)
Pick 30: RHP Evan Bell RELEASED (Slammers)
Pick 31: OF Cody Lovejoy RELEASED (Rascals)

Traded to outside league:
Pick 27: RHP George Capen (Traded from Miners to Sonoma Stompers in the Pacific Assocation)

Next month, Indy Ball Island will update how the active players are doing on their respective teams.