Fall is here, and with the exception of MLB, baseball season (at least in this country) is over. Since we have such an impressive list of former Rebels who played professionally this year, I thought I’d give you an update on how their seasons went!
Alex Boshers – 2012 Rebels – Alex Boshers played this season for the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association. He pitched in 22 games, 21 of which he started. His record was 6-9 and he ended the season with a 6.2 ERA. His contract has been optioned for the 2020 season, so we look forward to seeing him again next year!
Trevin Eubanks – 2018 Rebels – Trevin Eubanks was a mid-season addition to the roster of the Shaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League. He appeared in 10 games for the Boomers, all in relief. He ended his season with a 1-0 record, and a 5.26 ERA.
John Cable – 2016 Rebels – John Cable was a second string Catcher for the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League this season. He had 140 at bats in 43 games with 7 extra base hits and 9 RBI. He ended the season with a .221 avg.
Anthony Trovato – 2018 Rebels – Anthony Trovato was another mid-season sign this year, joining the Westside Wooly Mammoths of the United Shore Professional League. He pitched 10.1 innings of relief over 10 games, and ended his year with a nice little 2.61 ERA! Great job to Anthony!
Luke Johnson – 2017 Rebels – Some of us were disappointed not to see Luke Johnson’s name called in the draft this year, but we were happy to see him get an opportunity to play in the USPBL with the Eastside Diamond Hoppers. Luke appeared in 36 games, hitting .226 and leading his team in home runs with 10 (tied for second in the league)! Looking forward to seeing what he does next season!
Nick Cottone – 2017-18 Rebels – Nick Cottone played this season in the Empire Professional League for the Plattsburg Thunderbirds and the New Hampshire Wild. He pitched in 12 games, 6 of which he started. His record was 3-1 and his ERA at season’s end was 2.83. Congrats to Nick on what looks like a great first season!
Chase Sudduth – 2017-18 Rebels – Chase Sudduth signed with the Washington Wild Thing of the Frontier League early in their season this year. Unfortunately he did not get to stay with them long, ending up on the disabled list after just a few weeks. He did appear in 10 games and batted .161. I checked in with him a few weeks ago and he is healthy and expecting to get another chance next season! We look forward to seeing good things for Chase!
Reed Garrett – 2013 Rebels – Reed Garrett began his season in the bigs with the Detroit Tigers having been selected by them in the Rule 5 draft. He pitched in 15 innings over 13 games at that level, ending with a 8.22 ERA. Unfortunately the Tigers did not ultimately keep him and sent him back to the Texas Rangers where he was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He again spent his time pitching in relief and had more success with the Sounds pitching in 40 innings over 34 games, capturing 40 strike outs and posting a 4.91 ERA. Hoping to see Reed make another advancement to the MLB next season… it’s certainly a possibility!
Jimmy Kerrigan – 2014 Rebels – Jimmy Kerrigan spent the majority of his season with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Minnesota Twins farm system. He appeared in 78 games for the Wahoos batting .209 with 9 HR, 11 2B and 15 stolen bases. He also did a stint in Triple-A Rochester where he batted .261 with another 6 home runs in 20 games. Hoping to see Jimmy have continued success and make it to the next level!
Kevin Woodall – 2015 Rebels – Kevin Woodall began his season fairly late with the Rookie level State College Spikes of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Unfortunately he appeared in only one game, batting .250 before he was placed on the 60-day Disabled List. Not sure what his health concerns may be, but hoping he can recover and get another chance at the plate in future seasons!
Jacob Rhinesmith – 2017 Rebels – Jacob Rhinesmith spent his season in Class A Hagerstown with the Suns. He had a good season, batting .264 with 10 HR, 3 3B, 33 2B and 19 stolen bases. His solid performance even landed him a spot on the South Atlantic League All Star Roster. Rhinesmith was the one player I got a chance to see in action this summer, and though that particular game wasn’t a great one for him, It was good to see him, and good to know he’s had a solid season! Looking forward to the next one!
Brendan Donovan – 2016 Rebels – Brendan Donovan spent the majority of his season with the Class-A Peoria Chiefs in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. Like Rhinesmith, he had a very solid season, batting .266 with 8 HR and 26 2B. For his final game of the season, Brendan was called up to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds where he had the opportunity to bat 1.000 with 1 hit and 1 BB. I think Brendan Donovan is going to be fun to keep an eye on in coming seasons!
Jonathan Bowlan – 2016 Rebels – Jonathan Bowlan split his second professional season between the Class A Lexington Legends and the Class-A Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Kansas City Royals system. He had a great season, averaging a 3.14 ERA between the 2 teams. He famously pitched a nearly-perfect no-hitter for Wilmington back in July and holds an 11-5 record at the end of the 2019 season. He’s clearly a top prospect for a reason!
Garrett Kelly – 2014 Rebels – Garrett Kelly signed as a free agent with the Cubs last year, and spent most of this season with the Class-A Advanced Myrtle Beach Pelicans. He pitched 27 innings of relief over 19 games and ended his season with a 3.00 ERA. Unfortunately his season ended in August with a move to the DL, but we hope he’ll recover to do good things next year!
Chandler Raiden – 2017 Rebels – Chandler Raiden spent most of his 2019 season with the Class A Adv. Charlotte Stone Crabs. He pitched 55 innings of relief over 37 games and posted a 2.93 ERA with 9 saves. Towards the end of the season Chandler was promoted to AA Montgomery where he appeared in 5 games and pitched 6 innings earning him a 12.79 ERA.
Justin Crump – 2016 Rebels – Justin Crump was drafted this year but unfortunately did not appear in any games. We’ll keep you posted if he pops up on any rosters next year!
Reeves Martin – 2018 Rebels – Reeves Martin was drafted this year and began his season at the Class-A Short Season Everett AquaSox in the Seattle Mariners system. He was promoted after only 4 games to the West Virginia Power. Overall he pitched 27 innings in 20 games and ended with a 3.58 ERA. Not bad for a rookie season!
Keven Pimentel – 2017 Rebels – Keven Pimentel was another 2019 draftee and spent his rookie season with the Class A Short Season Boise Hawks in the Colorado Rockies system (fun fact, part of the season he would have been teammates with local boy Colton Harlow!). Keven threw 29 innings in 22 games and ended his season with an 8.8 ERA.
Nate Pawelcyzk – 2016-17 Rebels – Nate Pawelcyzk spent his rookie season with the Rookie-Advanced Great Falls Voyagers in the Chicago White Sox farm system. He pitched in 26 innings over 21 games, threw 26 SO and ended the season with a 3.81 ERA. Another solid rookie season for a Rebel alum! Hoping to see him do it again at a higher level next year!
Jake Washer – 2017 Rebels – Jake Washer began his rookie season with the Rookie-level Arizona League Cubs 2. He was very quickly promoted to the Class-A Short Season Eugene Emeralds. He had 70 AB in 22 games and posted a .257 batting average with 9 extra base hits. Looking forward to following Jake in the coming seasons!
That about does it until next season, though if you’re itching for baseball during the colder months, you can follow Frank Gailey (2005,06 Rebels) and Tyler Thompson (2014 Rebels) who are star pitchers in the Australia league where play begins in November!
■ Anna Lawrence