Former Huskies In Professional Baseball

June 28, 2009

There are currently 17 former Washington baseball players in affiliated, professional baseball, including two Major Leaguers: pitchers Tim Lincecum of the Giants and Sean White of the Mariners.

Four of the five Huskies who were taken in this year's draft have signed and have begun their pro careers. Jake Rife is in Arizona, playing in the Angels' organization. Jason Erickson (Pirates) is off to a solid start in State College, Pa., while Brian Pearl (Reds) and Jorden Merry (Mariners) just made their first appearance in Billings, Mont., and Pulaski, Va., respectively.

Of the most recent draftees, only Kyle Conley (Cardinals) has yet to agree to a professional contract. Conley, of course, could opt not to sign and return for another season at the UW.

Following is a list of former Washington players in professional baseball, followed by a list of former Huskies in independent ball:

HUSKIES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPlayer            TeamTim Lincecum      San Francisco GiantsSean White        Seattle Mariners

HUSKIES IN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPlayer Current Team Level League OrganizationHarrison Bishop Lynchburg Hi-A CAR PiratesDanny Cox GCL Yankees R GCL YankeesJason Erickson State College SS-A NYP PiratesNick Hagadone Greenville Lo-A SAL Red SoxMatt Hague Lynchburg Hi-A CAR PiratesNick Haughian Aberdeen SS-A NYP OriolesBen Johnson Salt Lake AAA PCL AngelsRichie Lentz Portland AA EL Red SoxBrent Lillibridge Charlotte AAA INT BravesJorden Merry Pulaski R APP MarinersJohn Otness Pawtucket AAA INT Red SoxKyle Parker West Tenn AA SOU MarinersBrian Pearl Billings R PIO RedsJake Rife AZL Angels R AZL AngelsMatt Tucker Frederick Hi-A CAR Orioles

Note: This list includes all players who played at the UW,whether or not they concluded their collegiate career with the Huskies.

Abbreviations:AAA - triple-AAA - double-AHi-A - advanced single-ALo-A - single-ASS-A - short-season single-AR- rookie

Leagues:APP - Appalachian LeagueAZL - Arizona LeagueCAR - Carolina LeagueEL - Eastern LeagueGCL - Gulf Coast LeagueINT - International LeagueNYP - New York-Penn LeaguePCL - Pacific Coast LeaguePIO - Pioneer LeagueSOU - Southern League

HUSKIES IN INDEPENDENT BASEBALLPlayer Pos. Team LeagueElliott Cribby RHP Rockford RiverHawks FrontierRyan Harris RHP Laredo Broncos UnitedAndre Marshall OF Tucson Toros Golden

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