5 Vancouver Island and 27 BC Players in Total Crack MLB Minor League Rosters

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(ISN) – A total of 57 Canadian players, including 5 from Vancouver Island and 22 other British Columbians are on the rosters of affiliated Minor League teams in 2012.

Vancouver Island players in the minors include Courtenay’s Carter Bell (Single A Visalia Rawhide – Diamondbacks), Victoria’s Henry Mabee (Double A Brimingham Barons – White Sox), Comox’s Taylor Green (Triple A Nashville Sounds – Brewers),  and Campbell River’s Ethan Stewart (Single A Lakewood BlueClaws – Phillies) and Mark Hardy (Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm – Padres).

A full list of Canadians in the Minors is presented below.

R- indicates player is Injured, on Rehab Assignment, or on the disabled list.  Statistical data reflects all Minor League games played up to and including Wednesday, 25 April 2012.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

OF Ryan LaPensee, Lasalle, Ont.  (.050, 0, 0) Single-A Visalia Rawhide; (.286, 0, 1) Triple-A, Reno Aces.

INF Carter Bell, Courtenay, BC (.170, 0, 6) Single-A, Visalia Rawhide.

OF Marc Bourgeois, Granby, Que. (.233, 3, 10) Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks; (.364, 0, 3) Single-A, Visalia Rawhide.

ATLANTA BRAVES

R-OF Chase Larsson, Vancouver, BC (.303, 0, 3) Single-A, Rome Braves.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont. (.300, 0, 2) Triple-A, Norfolk Tides.

SS Chris Tremblay, Montreal, Que. (.161, 0, 1) Single-A, Frederick Keys.

SS Sammie Starr, Toronto, Ont. (.286, 1, 11) Single-A, Delmarva Shorebirds.

CHICAGO CUBS

OF James Adduci, Burnaby, BC (.304, 1, 5) Double-A, Tennessee Smokies.

INF Wes Darvill, Richmond, BC (.279, 0, 7) Single-A, Peoria Chiefs.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

RHP Henry Mabee, Victoria, BC (2-0, 0.00, two saves) Double-A, Birmingham Barons.

C Mike Blanke, Granby, Que. (.250, 1, 7) Single-A, Winston Salem Dash.

CINCINNATI REDS 

LHP  Jeff Francis, Vancouver, BC  (1-2, 4.09) Triple-A Louisville Bats.

RHP Kyle Lotzkar, Tsawwassen. BC (2-0, 1.69) Single-A, Bakersfield Blaze.

INF  Brandon Dailey, Brantford, Ont. (.320, 1, 3) Single-A Dayton Dragons.

CLEVELAND INDIANS

C-C Luke Carlin, Aylmer, Que. (.429, 1, 5) Triple-A, Columbus Clippers.

OF Nick Weglarz, Stevensville, Ont. (.208, 1, 6) Double-A, Akron Aeros.

RHP Rob Nixon, Welland, Ont. (0-0, 7.36) Single-A Lake County Captains.

COLORADO ROCKIES

RHP Dustin Molleken, Regina, Sask. (1-0, 3.24) Triple-A, Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

C Lars Davis, Grand Prairie, Alta. (.261, 1, 7) Double-A, Tulsa Drillers.

DETROIT TIGERS

RHP James Avery, Moose Jaw, Sask. (2-1, 2.87) Double-A, Erie Seawolves.

INF Jordan Lennerton, Langley, BC (.279, 6, 11) Double-A, Erie SeaWolves.

HOUSTON ASTROS

LHP Evan Grills, Whitby, Ont. (0-0, 2.70) Single-A, Lexington Legends.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

1B Jamie Romak, London, Ont. (.190, 0, 2) Triple A, Omaha Royals.

MIAMI MARLINS

C Cole Armstrong, Surrey, BC (.412, 1, 2) Triple-A, New Orleans Zephyrs.

INF Shawn Bowman, Coquitlam, BC (.283, 3, 11) Double-A, Jacksonvlle Suns.

2B Terrence Dayleg, Burnaby, BC (.282, 2, 8) Single-A, Greensboro Grasshoppers.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

3B Taylor Green, Comox, BC (.225, 1, 4) Triple-A, Nashville Sounds.

RHP James Henderson, Calgary, Alta (1-1, 0.00) Triple-A, Nashville Sounds.

R-INF Brock Kjeldgaard, London, Ont. (.192, 2, 9) Double-A, Huntsville Stars.

OF Chad Stang, Surrey, BC (.266, 2, 8) Single-A, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

MINNESOTA TWINS

R-OF Rene Tosoni, Coquitlam, BC (.111, 0, 1) Triple-A, Rochester Red Wings.

LHP Scott Diamond, Toronto, Ont. (4-0, 1.07) Triple-A, Rochester Red Wings.

RHP Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask.  (1-0, 4.45) Double-A, New Britain Rock Cats.

NEW YORK METS

C Jean Luc Blaquiere, Legardeur, Que. (.000, 0, 0) Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.

OF 1B-OF Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC (.270, 3, 9) Triple-A, Buffalo Bisons.

OAKLAND A’s

OF Royce Consigli, Welland, Ont. (.258, 0, 9) Single-A, Burlington Bees.

SS Sean Jamieson, Simcoe, Ont. (.234, 0, 6) Single-A, Burlington Bees.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. (0-0, 4.70, four saves) Triple-A, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

C John Suomi, Etobicoke, Ont. (.200, 1, 1) Triple-A, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

RHP Chris Kissock, Fruitvale, BC (1-0, 6.75) Double-A, Reading Phillies.

OF Tyson Gillies, Vancouver, BC (.254, 1, 5) Double-A, Reading Phillies.

R-LHP Jay Johnson, Sussex Corners, NB (0-0, 4.15) Double-A, Reading Phillies.

RHP Colin Kleven, Kamloops, BC (1-1, 5.93) Single A, Lakewood BlueClaws.

LHP Ethan Stewart, Campbell River, BC (0-1, 1.10) Single A, Lakewood BlueClaws.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

RHP Jameson Taillon, St. Andrews West, Ont. (0-1, 1.93) Single-A, Bradenton Marauders.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

RHP R.J. Swindle, Vancouver, BC (1-0, 1.50) Triple A, Memphis Redbirds.

SAN DIEGO PADRES

2B Chris Bisson, Orleans, Ont. (.295, 1, 6) Single-A, Lake Elsinore Storm..

LHP Mark Hardy, Campbell River, BC (2-2, 3.63) Single-A, Lake Elsinore Storm.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

INF Skyler Stromsmoe, Etzikom, Alta. (.318, 2, 5) Triple-A, Fresno Grizzlies.

C Eric Sim, Abbotsford, BC (.156, 1, 3) Single A, Augusta Greenjackets.

SEATTLE MARINERS 

LHP James Paxton, Ladner, BC (1-0, 4.15) Double-A, Jackson Generals.

TEXAS RANGERS

C Kellin Deglan, Langley, BC (.244, 1, 1) Single-A, Hickory Crawdads.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

RHP Scott Richmond, North Vancouver, BC (1-2, 8.59) Triple-A, Las Vegas 51’s.

OF Brad McElroy, St. Thomas, Ont. (.227, 0, 1) Double-A, New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

OF Michael Crouse, Port Moody, BC (.192, 0, 5) Single-A, Dunedin Blue Jays.

OF/DH  Marcus Knecht, Toronto, Ont. (.181, 2, 14) Single-A, Dunedin Blue Jays.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

OF/3B Mark Teahen, St. Marys, Ont. (.283, 1, 14) Triple A, Syracuse Chiefs.

FOREIGN  LEAGUES

JAPANESE  CENTRAL  LEAGUE

RHP Scott Mathieson, Aldergrove, BC (0-0, 0.00) Yomiuri Giants.

MEXICAN  LEAGUE 

1B Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. (.000, 0, 0) Leones de Yucatan.

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