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

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