• Steve Potter

8/10/21 : Our Monthly look 👀 at Former Phillies


Will start with the Independent Leagues and then follow up in a bit with players in other MLB organizations …

Independent Pro Baseball


Atlantic League :


Lexington Legends :

OF Ben Aklinski ( 25 yrs old ) - .316 BA with 11 HR & 47 RBIs in 138 AB’s

Hitting Coach - Ben Revere - has played in 8 games also and is listed as active on roster

West Virginia Power :

3B Jimmy Paredes ( 32 yrs old ) - left the club after 32 games and signed with Tijuana in the Mexican League - hitting .340 in 50 AB’s with Tijuana

Lancaster Barnstormers :

1B Kelly Dugan ( 30 yrs old ) - .338 BA with 6 HR & 43 RBIs in 145 AB’s

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs :

OF Zach Collier ( 30 yrs old ) - .312 BA with 7 HR and 20 RBIs in 125 AB’s - 37 games

York Revolution :

LHP Edward Paredes ( 34 yrs old ) - 2.37 ERA in 21 games - 19 IP

C Lenin Rodriquez ( 23 yrs old ) - 26 games played - .146 BA in 56 PA’s

American Association :

Fargo-Morehead Red Hawks :

Manager Chris Coste

Kane County Cougars :

LHP Josh Tols ( 31 yrs old ) - 3.95 ERA in 16 starts ( 95 2/3 IP ) - 98 K’s, 47 BB

RHP Tyler Viza ( 26 yrs old ) - 2.62 ERA in 12 starts ( 79 IP ) - 87 K’s, 16 BB - 5-1 record

Winnipeg Goldeyes :

1B Kyle Martin ( 28 yrs old ) - .293 BA in 280 AB’s with 18 doubles, 24 HR & 84 RBIs

Kansas City Monarchs :

RHP Jose Taveras ( 27 yrs old ) - 5.20 ERA in 27 2/3 IP - 8 games

IF Darnell Sweeney ( 30 yrs old ) - .277 BA in 292 AB’s - 26 doubles, 16 HR & 53 RBIs

OF Jan Hernandez ( 26 yrs old ) - .318 BA in 211 AB’s - 19 HR & 66 RBIs -signed by Cincinnati Reds on 7/25/21

Lincoln Saltdogs :

RHP John Richy ( 28 yrs old ) - 5.17 ERA in 87 IP - 15 starts - 65 K’s, 23 BB

IF Gunnar Buhner ( 26 yrs old ) - .141 BA in 92 AB’s

Houston Apollos :

LHP Abdallah Aris ( 24 yrs old ) - 6.75 ERA in 58 2/3 IP - 13 starts - 64 K’s, 34 BB

Sioux City Explorers :

OF Chase Harris ( 30 yrs old ) - .252 BA in 250 AB’s - 5 HR, 24 RBI’s - 30 stolen bases

Frontier League :

Evansville Otters :

OF Jose Pujols ( 26 yrs old ) - signed near end of July to play alongside his brother Christopher … has played in 11 games - 34 AB’s - 2 hits thus far

New Jersey Jackals :

RHP Jason Zgardowski ( 27 yrs old ) - 5.27 ERA in 42 2/3 IP - 26 games - 37 K’s, 17 BB

Quebec Capitales :

IF Gift Ngoepe ( 31 yrs old ) - .246 BA in 179 AB’s with 5 HR & 23 RBIs

Schaumburg Boomers :

RHP Kyle Aronja ( 24 yrs old ) - 2.37 ERA in 87 IP - 13 starts - 68 K’s, 24 BB

1B Quincy Nieporte ( 26 yrs old ) - .344 BA in 186 AB’s with 14 HR & 50 RBIs

Tri City Valley Cats :

Manager - Pete Incaviglia

Washington Wild Things :

LHP McKenzie Mills (25 yrs old ) - 4.03 ERA in 73 2/3 IP - 13 starts - 52 K’s, 25 BB

Sussex County Miners :

RHP Danny Zardon ( 26 yrs old ) - 3.79 ERA in 26 2/3 IP - 23 games - played 19 games with Windy City Thunderbolts

Pioneer League :

Billings Mustangs :

IF Jesus Azuaje (23 yrs old ) - .295 BA in 190 AB’s - 5 doubles, 1 HR & 21 RBIs

Rocky Mountain Vibes :

OF Luis Matos ( 22 yrs old ) - .189 BA in 74 AB’s - signed on 7/12/21

United Shore Professional Baseball League :

Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers :

RHP Jake Kinney ( 24 yrs old ) - 8 games - 21 2/3 IP - 2.91 ERA 19 K’s, 11 BB - threw a no hitter on 7/25/21 becoming the 4th pitcher in league history to do so.

Jim Essian - Manager - Utica Unicorns

Empire League :

Plattsburgh Thunderbirds :

IF Luis Rojas ( 21 yrs old ) - .301 BA in 163 AB’s , 0 HR, 21 RBIs - 7 stolen bases

OF Malvin Matos ( 24 yrs old ) - .293 BA in 92 AB’s - 7 doubles, 3 HR, 26 RBIs

Puerto Rico Independent Baseball League :

Aguada Conquistadors :

RHP Randy Alcantara ( 25 yrs old ) - 1.38 ERA in 13 IP - 9 appearances - 12 K’s, 1 BB

Korean Baseball League :

Lotte Giants :

RHP Dan Strailey ( 33 yrs old ) - 4.06 ERA in 99 2/3 IP - 18 games

Samsung Lions :

RHP David Buchanan ( 31 yrs old ) - 2.43 ERA in 96 1/3 IP - 16 games

NC Dinos :

OF Aaron Altherr ( 30 yrs old ) - .280 BA in 261 AB’s - 18 HR & 46 RBIs

Mexican Baseball League : those currently on rosters

Acereros del Monclova :

RHP Fernando Salas ( 36 yrs old )

Coach - Juan Samuel

Generales de Durango :

RHP Ranfi Casimiro ( 29 yrs old )

Guerreros de Oaxaca :

RHP Ulises Joaquin ( 29 yrs old )

Mariachis de Guadalarara :

LHP Anthony Vasquez ( 34 yrs old )

Sultanes de Monterrey :

LHP Elvis Araujo ( 29 yrs old )

Toros de Tijuana :

RHP Fernando Rodney ( 44 yrs old )

IF Jimmy Paredes ( 32 yrs old )

OF Leandro Castro ( 32 yrs old )

Bravos de Leon :

OF Chris Roberson ( 41 yrs old )

Diablos Rojos del Mexico :

1B Jonathan Singleton ( 29 yrs old )

RHP JC Ramirez ( 32 yrs old )

Leones de Yucatán :

RHP Jake Thompson ( 27 yrs old )

C Sebastian Valle ( 30 yrs old )

1B Art Charles ( 30 yrs old )

IF Jorge Flores ( 29 yrs old )

Pericos de Puebla :

OF Danny Ortiz ( 31 yrs old )

Tigres de Quintana Roo :

OF Lane Adams ( 31 yrs old )



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