Former Huskies In Professional Baseball
June 20, 2006
Fifteen former Washington baseball players are currently active in affiliated Minor League Baseball while five others are plying their trade in independent baseball.
The list includes four members of the 2006 Husky team as Zach Clem and D.J. Neyens, who signed a free-agent contract after the draft, are both playing for Helena (Mont.) in the Brewers organization and Matt Lane is with Auburn (N.Y.) in the Blue Jays system. Kyle Parker signed with the hometown Mariners and is playing in Peoria in the Arizona League with the hope of heading to Everett to play with the Aquasox before too long. Tim Lincecum, incidentally, has not signed a professional contract after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants.
Listed below are each player's Major League affiliation, current minor league team (as of June 20, 2006), league and minor league level, as well as the teams and leagues for the independent ballplayers.
The website minorleaguebaseball.com is a handy way to check up on any of the former Huskies. Just type in a last name in the search window at the top of the page. The independent league websites -- frontierleague.com and goldenbaseball.com -- also offer box scores, stats and links to the teams.
Former Huskies In Minor League BaseballPlayer Affiliation Team League LevelTrent Baysinger Orioles Delmarva SAL AZach Clem Brewers Helena PIO RKeaton Everitt Yankees Staten Island NYP SS-AJay Garthwaite Reds Sarasota FSL AJeff Heaverlo Angels Salt Lake PCL AAAShawn Kohn Athletics Sacramento PCL AAAMatt Lane Blue Jays Auburn NYP SS-AKyle Larsen Yankees Staten Island NYP SS-ABrent Lillibridge Pirates Hickory SAL ATodd Linden Giants Fresno PCL AAAD.J. Neyens Brewers Helena PIO RJohn Otness Red Sox Wilmington CAR AKyle Parker Mariners AZL Mariners AZL RJeff Petersen Giants Fresno PCL AAASean White Braves Mississippi SL AA
Former Huskies In Independent League BaseballPlayer Team LeagueNick Batkoski Traverse City Frontier LeagueMichael Done Reno Golden LeagueDavid Dowling Rockford Frontier LeagueGreg Isaacson Gateway Frontier LeagueTaylor Johnson Gateway Frontier League
Key to leagues:AZL: Arizona LeagueCAR: Carolina LeagueFSL: Florida State LeagueNYP: New York-Penn LeaguePCL: Pacific Coast LeaguePIO: Pioneer LeagueSAL: South Atlantic LeagueSL: Southern League