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Frontier League Draft Class Part Three – One Month Later

We are about one month into the Frontier League season, so it is time to check in to see how the players from the 2015 draft are doing with their teams.

14 drafted players started the season on a roster for Opening Day, but as of June 12th, only 10 remain.

The four players released were:

  • Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, OF, Windy City, R2 – Released on May 22nd after going hitless in 2 games with 3 AB.
  • Zach Stoner, C, Windy City, R2 – Released on May 25th after playing in 5 games.  He was batting .235 in 17 AB.
  • Connor Jones, OF, Frontier Greys, R1 – Released on May 26th after 5 games and 10 AB. He was batting .200.
  • Robbie Buller, RHP, Gateway, R2 – Released on May 31st after pitching in 5 games (7.1 IP) with a 3.68 ERA.

Here are the updates for the remaining 10 players in the league:

  • Nick Grim, RHP, Rockford, E – Has pitched in 5 games (4 starts) with a 0-2 record. In 16.2 IP, he has a 5.94 ERA.
  • Kevin Jefferis, RHP, Normal, R1 – Was placed on the DL from June 2nd – 10th.  Has appeared in 5 games with a 1-0 record. In 9.2 IP, he has 15 K and a 3.72 ERA.
  • Scott Harkin, RHP, Gateway, R2 – Has pitched in 8 games with a 0-1 record. Despite the 1 loss, he has the lowest ERA on the team at 1.28 with 14 K in 14 IP.
  • Ty Nelson, OF, Lake Erie, E – Has played in 20 games. In 70 AB, he has a .257 avg and is leading the team in HR with 4.
  • Joe Iorio, RHP, Washington, R1- Has appeared in 5 games with 7.2 IP.  His current ERA is 5.87.
  • Kyle Bogese, RHP, Frontier Greys, R2 – Has pitched in 6 games (4 starts) with a 0-4 record. In 18.1 IP, he has a 5.40 ERA.
  • David Russo, LHP, Rockford, R2 – Has appeared in 7 games with a 1-0 record. In 8.1 IP, he has a 5.40 ERA.
  • John Fidanza, C, Washington, R1 – Has played in 13 games. In 41 AB, he has a .244 avg.
  • David Duncan, RHP, Florence, R1 – Has pitched in 5 games (2 starts) with a 0-1 record. He has a 7.71 ERA in 11.2 IP.
  • Jack Clearly, C, Joliet, E – Has played in 17 games with an impressive .314 avg in 51 AB.

(All stats courtesy of Pointstreak).

I look forward to following these players more as the season progresses and as we draw closer to the All-Star break.  In the upcoming weeks, I will be doing individual posts with some of these players.  My first post will be with the Washington Wild Things draft picks –  Pitcher Joe Iorio and Catcher John Fidanza.

You can also check out Part One and Part Two of the Frontier League draft class by clicking on the links.

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Frontier League Draft Class Part Two – Opening Day

Frontier League opening night is upon us. That means it must be time for Part Two of my Frontier League draft class progress report. You can check out Part One of my story, Frontier League 2015 Draft Class, for more in-depth details on this year’s draft.

Overall, 34 players were given invites to spring training. This year, 14 of those players have made the opening day roster for their respective teams.

In addition, the number one overall draft pick, Robert Stock, had his contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization two days after officially signing with the Normal Cornbelters.

The 2015 draft was actually a good year for Rookies (R1s and R2s).  Of the 14 players starting the season, five are true rookies (R1) with no professional experience, six are listed as rookies with minimal professional/affiliated experience (R2s), and only three have played enough professional baseball to be listed as experienced (E).

Listed below are the 14 players that have earned a spot on an opening day roster.

  • Zach Stoner, C, Windy City. R2
  • Nick Grim, RHP, Rockford, E*
  • Kevin Jeffers, RHP, Normal, R1
  • Scott Harkin, RHP, Gateway, R2
  • Ty Nelson, C/OF, Lake Erie, E (Drafted as a C – listed as an OF)
  • Joe Iorio, RHP, Washington, R1
  • Kyle Bogese, RHP, Frontier Greys, R2
  • David Russo, LHP, Rockford, R2*
  • Robbie Buller, RHP, Gateway, R2
  • John Fidanza, C, Washington, R1
  • David Duncan, RHP, Florence, R1
  • Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, OF, Windy City, R2
  • Jack Clearly, C, Joliet, E
  • Connor Jones, OF, Frontier Greys, R1

*Grim and Russo both previously played with Rockford last season.

As the season continues, I plan on tracking the progress of these 14 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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