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2016 Frontier Draft Class Part Three – One Month Later

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We are about one month into the Frontier League season, so it is time to check in to see how the players from the 2016 draft are doing with their teams.

Nine drafted players started the season on a roster for Opening Day, but as of June 16th, only four remain on the same team. Another player was released, but then signed with another team. An additional two players were signed to the teams that drafted them after Opening Day.

The four players who were released:

  • C Stephen Sunday (Rookie-1) Florence Freedom (originally signed by Washington Wild Things, released before Opening Day) – released by the Freedom on May 27th after playing in 3 games with a .200 average.
  • RHP Nate Carter (Rookie-1) Gateway Grizzlies – released on June 11th after posting a 2-2 record in 10 games and 11.1 IP. He had a 5.55 ERA with 11 K while allowing 12 hits and 4 walks.
  • LHP Vin Roth (Rookie-1) River City Rascals – released on May 27th after only 2.0 IP in 3 games. He finished his time with the Rascals with a 27.00 ERA.
  • 2B Jeremy Delgado (Rookie-1) Traverse City Beach Bums – released on May 27th after 6 games and 15 at bats. He was batting .200 with 3 walks.

 

The four remaining players:

  • LHP Corey Kimes (Experienced) Gateway Grizzlies – in 5 starts (28.o IP), he has a 1-2 record with 20 K.
  • C Garrett Vail (Experienced) Florence Freedom – has played in 18 games. He is currently batting .259 with 2 HR and 5 RBI in 54 at bats.
  • RHP Ashton Perritt (Rookie-2) Traverse City Beach Bums – has appeared in 8 games with 11 IP. He has a 4.90 ERA with a 0-1 record.
  • RHP Matthew Chavarria (Rookie-1) Normal Cornbelters – is 0-3 in 9 games (2 starts) with a 3.00 ERA. In 27 IP, he has 19 K and allowed 10 BB.

 

The player who was released and then signed:

  •  RHP Quinn Pippin (Rookie-1) released by the Joliet Slammers on May 30th and signed by the Normal Cornbelters on June 1st. He pitched in 5 games (9.2 IP) with the Slammers posting a 5.58 ERA and 0-1 record. In one game (1.2 IP) with the Cornbelters, he has a 0.00 ERA with 1 H and 1 K.

 

And the two drafted players who signed after opening day:

  • C Kolten Yamaguchi (Rookie-1) Schaumburg Boomers – went 3-4 in his one game so far for the Boomers.
  • RHP Brett Sullivan (Rookie-1) Lake Erie Crushers – has started in one game, going 3 innings with a 9.00 ERA. He is currently 0-1. 

I will be doing another update on the players who are still in the league once the All-Star break rolls around next month.

(All stats courtesy of Pointstreak)

 

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2016 Frontier Draft Class Part Two – Opening Day

Since today marks the beginning of the Frontier League season, it is now time to look at the Opening Day rosters to see what players from the 2016 Frontier League Draft are still on a team.

Overall, 30 players were given invites to spring training. This year, only nine of those players have made an opening day roster as an active player. They include: six pitchers, two catchers, and one second baseman.

This result is down from last year which saw 34 players taken in the draft with 14 making a roster for opening day.

However, there was one bright spot for the draft.  One player who was drafted by the Normal Cornbelters, RHP Braulio Ortiz, had his contract sold to the Cincinnati Reds.

Listed below are the nine players listed on an opening day roster:

  • LHP Corey Kimes (Experienced) Gateway Grizzlies
  • C Garrett Vail (Experienced) Florence Freedom
  • RHP Ashton Perritt (Rookie-2) Traverse City Beach Bums
  • RHP Matthew Chavarria (Rookie-1) Normal Cornbelters
  • C Stephen Sunday (Rookie-1) Florence Freedom (orginally signed by Washington Wild Things, but was released and picked up by the Freedom.)
  •  RHP Quinn Pippin (Rookie-1) Joliet Slammers
  • RHP Nate Carter (Rookie-1) Gateway Grizzlies
  • LHP Vin Roth (Rookie-1) River City Rascals
  • 2B Jeremy Delgado (Rookie-1) Traverse City Beach Bums

As the season continues, I plan on tracking the progress of these nine players – which ones become breakout stars or All-Stars, and which ones get released after the games start counting. I am also looking forward to having a few posts featuring some of these players individually throughout the season.

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