State College Spikes: Opening Day roster

From CDT staff reportsJune 17, 2013 

43 Brady Adamek

Position: P Age: 23 Hometown: Buena Vista, Colo. College or high school: N/A Round drafted: Signed as free agent on April 10.

23 Juan Bautista

Position: P Age: 20 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent Career highlight: Lefties hit just .158 against him in the Dominican Summer League in 2011.

18 Chase Brookshire

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn. College or high school: Belmont University Round drafted: 20th round, 2013 Career highlight: Belmont’s all-time career leader in strikeouts (339) and innings pitched (360). Earned the victory in the school’s first NCAA Regional win against Oklahoma State in 2011.

4 Victor DeLeon

Position: P Age: 21 Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent, 2009 Career highlight: Went 3-0 for Rookie-level Johnson City in 2012. Also went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2010 for the Dominican Summer League Cardinals.

50 Mitch Harris

Position: P Age: 27 Hometown: Odenton, Md. College or high school: U.S. Naval Academy Round drafted: 13th round, 2008 Career highlight: Oldest player in Spikes’ history after serving nearly five-years of active service in the Navy. Ranks first and second in strikeouts per nine innings in school history. Also set a Patriot League record for strikeouts with 119 in 2007.

16 Kevin Herget

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Park Ridge, N.J. College or high school: Kean University Round drafted: 39th round, 2013 Career highlight: American Baseball Coaches Association All-American and D3baseball.com All-American in 2013. New Jersey Athletic Conference and New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Pitcher of the Year in 2013.

48 Ben O’Shea

Position: P Age: 21 Hometown: Tampa, Fla. College or high school: University of Tampa Round drafted: 35th round, 2012 Career highlight: Threw 16 consecutive scoreless innings with Batavia in 2012. Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 10th round in 2011.  

3 Willy Paulino

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent 2009 Career highlight: Named to Gulf Coast League All-Star team in 2011. Top-10 in Cardinals’ minor league system in ERA, opponents’ batting average and strikeouts per nine innings in 2010.

40 Chris Perry

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Cary, N.C. College or high school: Methodist College Round drafted: 17th round, 2012 Career highlight: Name USA South Conference Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Conference in 2012. D3baseball.com Region Pitcher of the Year.

22 Nick Petree

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Clinton, Mo. College or high school: Missouri State University Round drafted: 9th round, 2013 Career highlight: First-team All-Missouri Valley Conference in 2012, 2013. School’s first three-time Pitcher of the Year. Led all of division I in ERA (1.01) in 2012.

12 Andrew Pierce

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Stringer, Miss. College or high school: University of Southern Mississippi Round drafted: 8th round, 2013 Career highlight: First-team All-Conference USA for two consecutive seasons.

34 Jhonny Polanco

Position: P Age: 21 Hometown: Nicaragua College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent, 2009 Career highlight: Had a 3.68 ERA at home and 6.10 ERA on the road with Single-A Peoria.

39 Jeff Rauh

Position: P Age: 23 Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif. College or high school: University of California-San Diego Round drafted: Amateur free agent, 2012 Career highlight: Went 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA on the road for Rookie-level Johnson City in 2012.

11 Jimmy Reed

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md. College or high school: University of Maryland Round drafted: 6th round, 2013 Career highlight: Led Maryland in wins and strikeouts. Eight saves in 2012 ties for second-most in a single season in school history.

29 Arturo Reyes

Position: P Age: 21 Hometown: Warden, Wash. College or high school: Gonzaga University Round drafted: 40th round, 2013 Career highlight: All-West Coast Conference honorable mention.

19 Kyle Webb

Position: P Age: 22 Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. College or high school: Elon University Round drafted: 32nd round, 2013 Career highlight: Second-team All-Southern Conference in 2013. Top ten in career strikeouts and games started.

53 Alex De Leon

Position: C Age: 22 Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif. College or high school: University of Kansas Round drafted: 23rd round, 2013 Career highlight: Honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2013 and led the team in doubles, home runs and RBIs.

21 Adam Lewis

Position: C Age: 24 Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. College or high school: Mars Hill College Round drafted: Amateur free agent, 2012 Career highlight: Hit .330 with three home runs and 42 RBIs in 2011. Hit .398 with eight home runs and 55 RBIs in 2010.

33 Luke Voit

Position: C Age: 22 Hometown: Wildwood, Mo. College or high school: Missouri State University Round drafted: 22nd round, 2013 Career highlight: Three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference player. Teammate of Nick Petree. Led school in RBIs and steals in 2013.

13 Bruce Caldwell

Position: INF Age: 21 Hometown: Sumter, S.C. College or high school: Spartansburg Methodist College Round drafted: 15th round, 2012 Career highlight: Hit .444 with 15 home runs, 66 RBIs and was named NJCAA Region 10 Player of the Year in 2012.

27 Carson Kelly

Position: 3B Age: 18 Hometown: Portland, Ore. College or high school: Westview High School Round drafted: Second round, 2012 Career highlight: Ninth best prospect in the Cardinals system according to Baseball America before 2013 season. Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2011, 2012. Led school to first ever state title.

8 Trevor Martin

Position: INF Age: 21 Hometown: Seattle, Wash. College or high school: West Seattle High School Round drafted: 20th round, 2010 Career highlight: Seven multi-hit games with the 2012 Johnson City playoff team.

31 Michael Schulze

Position: INF Age: 22 Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo. College or high school: Missouri Western State University Round drafted: 19th round, 2013 Career highlight: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Player of the Year as a junior. Fifth player from MWSU to ever be drafted.

26 Cesar Valera

Position: SS Age: 20 Hometown: Venezuela College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent 2008 Career highlight: Had 11 multi-hit games in Johnson City where he played 54 games at shortstop in 2012.

32 David Washington

Position: 1B Age: 22 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. College or high school: University City High School Round drafted: 15th round in 2009 Career highlight: Hit nine home runs in Batavia, which was tied for third-best in the New York-Penn League in 2012.

15 Jimmy Bosco

Position: OF Age: 22 Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif. College or high school: Menlo College Round drafted: 13th round, 2013 Career highlight: First-Team NAIA All-American and NAIA West Group Player of the Year. First player in school history to be named an All-American.

44 Ronald Castillo

Position: OF Age: 21 Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic College or high school: N/A Round drafted: International free agent, 2009 Career highlight: Ranked 10th in Appalachian League in batting average (.295) in 2012. Tied for Johnson City lead with four triples in 2011.

5 Steven Ramos

Position: OF Age: 22 Hometown: Tracy, Calif. College or high school: Ohlone Community College Round drafted: 22nd round, 2010 Career highlight: Hit .294 against lefties in 2012 with Batavia. Named First-Team All-Coast Conference in 2010.

28 Brian Vigo

Position: OF Age: 21 Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas College or high school: University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma Round drafted: Amateur free agent, 2013 Career highlight: Earned gold glove award at Fossil Ridge High School. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 21st round in 2009.

25 Matthew Young

Position: OF Age: 22 Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. College or high school: Cal. State-Dominguez Hills Round drafted: 20th round, 2012 Career highlight: Named All-West Region and First-Team All-Conference in 2012.

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