March 2013

Where Are They Now? Ex-Chiefs Spring Training Update 3/25

St. Louis Cardinals

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Yadier Molina  C  8-18 (.444) – 3 R – 2 Double – 5 RBI – 2 BB – 1 SO

Jason Motte  P  9 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 5.00 ERA – 9.0 IP – 5 ER – 5-BB – 2 SO – 1 SV

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Arismendy Alcantara  SS  2 G – 0-1 (.000)

John Andreoli  LF  2-3 (.667) 1 R – 1 HR – 2 RBI – 1 SO

Javier Baez  SS  14-47 (.298) 7 R – 2 Double – 4 HR – 10 RBI – 1 BB – 12 SO – 1 SB

Darwin Barney  2B  13-58 (.224) 8 R – 3 Double – 9 RBI – 4 BB – 7 SO

Frank Batista  P  3 GP – 0 GS – 3.86 ERA – 2.1 IP – 1 ER – 0 BB – 1 SO

Justin Bour  1B  1-3 (1.000) 1 RBI – 1 SO

Mike Brenly  C  0-4 (.000)

Alberto Cabrera  P  GP 3 – GS -1 – 0-1 – 16.20 ERA – 6.2 IP – 12 ER – 4 SO – 4 BB

Wellington Castillo  C  7-40 (.175) 5 R – 1 Triple – 2 HR – 6 RBI – 6 BB – 10 SO

Pin – Chieh Chen  OF  1 G – 0-1 (.000)

Casey Coleman  P  GP 6 – GS 0 – 0-0 – 2.57 ERA – 7.0 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 4 SO

Zeke DeVoss  2B  2 G

Rafael Dolis  P  0 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 4.76 ERA – 5.2 IP – 3 ER – 4 BB – 2 SO

Dustin Geiger  3B  0-1 (.000) – 1 SO

Marcus Hatley  P  3 GP – 0 GS – 0.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 0 ER – 1 BB – 1 SO

Jae – Hoon Ha  OF  0-1 (.000)

Brett Jackson  CF  5-16 (.313) – 4 R – 1 Double – 2 Triples – 4 RBI – 5 BB – 5 SO – 2 SB

Junior Lake  SS  7-23 (.304) – 3 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 1 HR – 3 RBI – 1 BB – 8 SO – 1 SB

Trey McNutt  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 3.00 ERA – 6.0 IP – 2 ER – 2 BB – 3 SO

Jonathan Mota  SS  0-1 (.000) – 1 SO

Chad Noble  C  0-2 (.000) – 1 SO

Blake Parker  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0.00 ERA – 5.1 IP – 0 ER – 1 BB – 6 SO – 2 SV

Starling Peralta  P  4 GP – 4 GS – 21.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 7 ER – 3 BB – 0 SO

James Russell  P  5 GP – 0 GS – 1-0 – 2.45 ERA – 7.1 IP – 2 ER – 2 BB – 4 SO

Jeff Samardzija  P  5 GP – 5 GS – 2-0 – 3.92 ERA – 20.2 IP – 9 ER – 6 BB – 15 SO

Tim Saunders  SS  1-6 (.167) 1 HR – 2 RBI – 2 SO

Jorge Soler  RF  8-36 (.222) 3 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 1 HR- 3 RBI – 3 BB – 13 SO

Elliot Soto  SS  0-6 (.000) 2 SO

Nick Struck  P  2 GP – 1 GS – 0-0 – 1.80 ERA – 5.0 IP – 1 ER – 2 SO

Matt Szczur  CF  1-16 (.063) – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 8 SO

Logan Watkins  2B  5-20 (.250) 3 R – 2 Doubles – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 2 BB – 6 SO

Rob Whitenack  P  3 GP – 3 GS – 0-0 – 9.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 3 ER – 5 BB – 3 SO

Ty Wright  OF  5-6 (.833) 1 R – 2 RBI

Arizona Diamondbacks 

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Tony Campana  CF  4 -20 (.200) – 1 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 1 BB – 5 SO – 1 SB

Atlanta Braves 

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Ryan Buchter  P  4 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 4.50 ERA – 4.0 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 5 SO

Matt Pagnozzi  C  9-29 (.310) – 5 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 5 RBI – 2 BB – 6 SO

Baltimore Orioles 

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Russ Canzler  3B  9-34 (.265) – 5 R – 1 Double – 2 RBI – 3 BB – 6 SO – 1 SB

Ryan Flaherty  2B  11-42 (.262) – 5 R – 4 Doubles – 3 HR – 10 RBI – 7 BB – 4 SO

Boston Red Sox

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Chris Carpenter  P  7 GP – 0 GS – 0-2 – 4.32 ERA – 8.1 IP – 4 ER – 6 BB – 8 SO

Chicago White Sox 

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Donnie Veal  P  8 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 4.70 ERA – 7.2 IP – 4 ER – 2 BB – 8 SO

Colorado Rockies 

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DJ LeMahieu  2B  9-37 (.243) – 2 Doubles – 1 Triple – 4 RBI – 4 BB – 4 SO – 1 SB

Detroit Tigers

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Al Alburquerque  P  11 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 4.91 ERA – 11.0 IP – 6 ER – 7 BB – 17 SO – 1 SV

Darin Downs  P  12 GP – 0 GS – 1-0 – 0.71 ERA – 12.2 IP – 1 ER – 3 BB – 13 SO

Houston Astros

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Rick Ankiel  CF  17-40 (.425) – 8 R – 4 Doubles – 1 Triple – 3 HR – 6 RBI – 4 BB – 11 SO – 1 SB 

Marwin Gonzalez  SS   10-42 (.238) – 1 Double – 1 HR – 2 RBI – 6 BB – 2 SO – 1 SB

Los Angeles Angels 

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Albert Pujols  1B  12-34 (.353) 3 Doubles – 3 HR – 8 RBI – 3 BB – 5 SO

Miami Marlins

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Placido Polanco  3B  (Miami Marlins) 10-30 (.471) 5 R – 2 Doubles – 3 RBI – 1 BB – 5 SO

Milwaukee Brewers 

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Blake Lalli  C  (Milwaukee Brewers ST)  13-42 (.387) 2 R – 3 Doubles – 1 HR – 7 RBI – 3 BB – 3 SO

Chris Narveson  P  (Milwaukee Brewers)  4 GP – 4 GS – 1-1 – 3.14 ERA – 14.1 IP – 5 ER – 1 BB – 8 SO

Oakland Athletics

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Daric Barton  C  6-30 (.200) – 6 R – 2 Double – 4 RBI – 11 BB – 4 SO

Jerry Belvins  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 3.38 ERA – 5.1 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 4 SO

Coco Crisp  CF  12-38 (.316) – 8 R – 1 Double – 5 BB – 6 SO – 2 SB

Josh Donaldson  3B  10-43 (.233) – 7 R – 1 Double – 2 HR – 8 RBI – 7 BB – 10 SO

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Josh Harrison  3B  9-35 (.257) – 2 Doubles – 6 RBI – 3 BB – 2 SO – 2 SB

Seattle Mariners 

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Brendan Ryan  SS  9-34 (.265) 3 R – 1 Double – 1 HR – 3 RBI – 2 BB – 3 SO – 1 SB

Josh Kinney  P  4 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 7.36 ERA – 3.2 IP – 3 ER – 3 BB – 2 SO

Tampa Bay Rays

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Chris Archer  P  3 GP – 1 GS – 1-0 – 0.00 ERA – 7.0 IP – 0 ER – 3 BB – 5 SO

Robinson Chirinos  C  2-9 (.222) – 1 Double – 2 RBI – 3 BB – 1 SO

Sam Fuld  RF  3-11 (.273)  2 R – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 0 BB – 2 SO

Brandon Guyer  LF  5-17 (.294) – 3 R – 1 Double – 1 RBI – 2 BB – 7 SO – 1 SB

Hak-Ju Lee  SS  3-17 (.176) – 3 R – 4 RBI – 4 BB – 6 SO – 3 SB

Texas Rangers

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Jim Adduci  CF  18-44 (.409) – 9 R – 2 Double – 3 Triples – 1 HR – 9 RBI – 5 BB – 3 SO – 3 SB

Jeff Beliveau  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 6.35 ERA – 5.2 IP – 4 ER – 3 BB – 5 SO

Kyle McClellan  P  1 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 0.00 ERA – 2.0 IP – 0 ER – 0 BB – 1 SO

Toronto Blue Jays 

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Mike McCoy  2B  5-31 (.161) 4 R – 1 Double – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 9 SO – 1 SB

Washington Nationals 

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Dan Haren  P  5 GP – 5 GS – 0-4 – 6.05 ERA – 19.1 IP – 13 ER – 4 BB – 15 SO

Where Are They Now? Ex-Chiefs Spring Training Update 3/19

St. Louis Cardinals

 St. Louis Cardinals

Yadier Molina  C  (St. Louis Cardinals)  4-12 (.333) – 2 R – 1 Double – 4 RBI – 2 BB

(Puerto Rico WBC)  7-23 (.304) – 2 R – 1 BB – 4 SO – 1 SB

Jason Motte  P  8 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 5.63 ERA – 8.0 IP – 5 ER – 4-BB – 1 SO

Chicago Cubs 

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Arismendy Alcantara  SS  1 G – 0-1 (.000)

John Andreoli  LF  2-3 (.667) 1 R – 1 HR – 2 RBI – 1 SO

Javier Baez  SS  13-43 (.302) 6 R – 2 Double – 4 HR – 10 RBI – 1 BB – 11 SO – 1 SB

Darwin Barney  2B  9-42 (.214) 4 R – 2 Double – 6 RBI – 4 BB – 3 SO

Frank Batista  P  3 GP – 0 GS – 0.00 ERA – 3.86 ERA – 2.1 IP – 1 ER – 0 BB – 1 SO

Justin Bour  1B  1-1 (1.000) 1 RBI

Mike Brenly  C  0-4 (.000)

Alberto Cabrera  P  GP 3 – GS -1 – 0-1 – 16.20 ERA – 6.2 IP – 12 ER – 4 SO – 4 BB

Wellington Castillo  C  6-29 (.207) 5 R – 1 Triple – 2 HR – 6 RBI – 2 BB – 6 SO

Pin – Chieh Chen  OF  1 G – 0-1 (.000)

Casey Coleman  P  GP 5 – GS 0 – 0-0 – 0.00 ERA – 6.1 IP – 0 ER – 4 SO

Zeke DeVoss  2B  1 G – 0 GS

Rafael Dolis  P  0 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 5.79 ERA – 4.2 IP – 3 ER – 4 BB – 2 SO

Dustin Geiger  3B  1 G – 0GS – 1 AB – 1 SO

Marcus Hatley  P  3 GP – 0 GS – 0.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 0 ER – 1 BB – 1 SO

Jae – Hoon Ha  OF  1 G – 0-1 (.000)

Brett Jackson  CF  5-16 (.313) – 4 R – 1 Double – 2 Triples – 4 RBI – 5 BB – 5 SO – 2 SB

Junior Lake  SS  7-23 (.304) – 3 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 1 HR – 3 RBI – 1 BB – 8 SO – 1 SB

Trey McNutt  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 3.00 ERA – 6.0 IP – 2 ER – 2 BB – 3 SO

Jonathan Mota  SS  1 G – 0-1 (.000) – 1 SO

Chad Noble  C  1 G – 0-2 (.000) – 1 SO

Blake Parker  P  5 GP – 0 GS – 0.00 ERA – 4.1 IP – 0 ER – 1 BB – 5 SO

Starling Peralta  P  4 GP – 4 GS – 21.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 7 ER – 3 BB – 0 SO

James Russell  P  5 GP – 0 GS – 3.38 ERA – 5.1 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 3 SO

Jeff Samardzija  P  4 GP – 4 GS – 2-0 – 3.68 ERA – 14.2 IP – 6 ER – 6 BB – 8 SO

Tim Saunders  SS  1-6 (.167) 1 HR – 2 RBI – 2 SO

Ryan Searle  P  (Australia WBC)  1 GP – 1 GS – 0-1 – 12.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 4 ER – 2 BB – 2 SO

Jorge Soler  RF  8-36 (.222) 3 R – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 1 HR- 3 RBI – 3 BB – 13 SO

Elliot Soto  SS  0-6 (.000) 2 SO

Nick Struck  P  2 GP – 1 GS – 1.80 ERA – 5.0 IP – 1 ER – 2 SO

Matt Szczur  CF  1-16 (.063) – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 8 SO

Logan Watkins  2B  5-20 (.250) 3 R – 2 Doubles – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 2 BB – 6 SO

Rob Whitenack  P  3 GP – 3 GS – 9.00 ERA – 3.0 IP – 3 ER – 5 BB – 3 SO

Yao Lin Wang (Chinese Taipei WBC)  1 GP – 1 GS – 20.25 – 1.1 IP – 3 ER

Ty Wright  OF  4-4 (1.000) 1 R – 1 RBI

Atlanta Braves 

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Ryan Buchter  P  4 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 4.50 ERA – 4.0 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 5 SO

Matt Pagnozzi  C  8-20 (.400) – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 5 RBI – 1 BB – 2 SO

Arizona Diamondbacks 

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Tony Campana  CF  4 -18 (.222) – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 1 BB – 5 SO – 1 SB

Baltimore Orioles 

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Russ Canzler  3B  6-27 (.222) – 2 RBI – 3 BB – 4 SO

Ryan Flaherty  2B  8-31 (.258) – 3 Doubles – 3 HR – 7 RBI – 5 BB – 3 SO

Boston Red Sox

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Chris Carpenter  P  7 GP – 0 GS – 0-2 – 4.32 ERA – 8.1 IP – 4 ER – 6 BB – 8 SO

Chicago White Sox 

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Donnie Veal  P  7 GP – 0 GS – 5.40 ERA – 6.2 IP – 4 ER – 1 BB – 7 SO

Colorado Rockies 

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DJ LeMahieu  2B  5-24 (.208) – 1 Double – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 3 BB – 2 SO

Detroit Tigers

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Al Alburquerque  P  9 GP – 0 GS – 0-1 – 4.15 ERA – 8.2 IP – 4 ER – 7 BB – 14 SO

Darin Downs  P  9 GP – 0 GS – 0.87 ERA – 10.1 IP – 1 ER – 3 BB – 10 SO

Houston Astros

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Rick Ankiel  CF  13-31 (.419) – 6 R – 3 Doubles – 1 Triple – 2 HR – 3 RBI – 3 BB – 9 SO – 1 SB 

Marwin Gonzalez  SS   10-34 (.294) – 1 Double – 1 HR – 2 RBI – 4 BB – 1 SO – 1 SB

Los Angeles Angels 

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Albert Pujols  1B  7-20 (.350) 1 Double – 2 HR – 5 RBI – 1 BB – 3 SO

Miami Marlins

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Placido Polanco  3B  (Miami Marlins) 8-17 (.471) 4 R – 2 Doubles – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 1 SO

Milwaukee Brewers 

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Blake Lalli  C  (Milwaukee Brewers ST)  12-31 (.387) 2 R – 3 Doubles – 1 HR – 7 RBI – 3 BB – 1 SO

Chris Narveson  P  (Milwaukee Brewers)  3 GP – 3 GS – 5.40 ERA – 8.1 IP – 5 ER – 1 BB – 4 SO

Oakland Athletics

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Daric Barton  C  5-23 (.217) – 1 Double – 2 RBI – 7 BB – 4 SO

Jerry Belvins  P  4 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 4.50 ERA – 4.0 IP – 2 ER – 1 BB – 2 SO

Coco Crisp  CF  9-29 (.310) – 6 R – 1 Double – 3 BB – 3 SO

Josh Donaldson  3B  6-32 (.188) – 4 R – 2 HR – 5 RBI – 5 BB – 8 SO

Philadelphia Phillies 

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Joe Mather  RF  (Released)  1-11 (0.91) – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 4 SO

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Josh Harrison  3B  8-28 (.286) – 2 Doubles – 5 RBI – 2 BB – 2 SO – 2 SB

Seattle Mariners 

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Brendan Ryan  SS  9-24 (.500) 3 R – 1 Double – 1 HR – 3 RBI – 2 BB – 2 SO – 1 SB

Josh Kinney  P  4 GP – 0 GS – 7.36 ERA – 3.2 IP – 3 ER – 3 BB – 2 SO

Tampa Bay Rays

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Chris Archer  P  3 GP – 1 GS – 1-0 – 0.00 ERA – 7.0 IP – 0 ER – 3 BB – 5 SO

Robinson Chirinos  C  2-9 (.222) – 1 Double – 2 RBI – 3 BB – 1 SO

Sam Fuld  RF  3-11 (.273)  2 R – 1 Triple – 2 RBI – 0 BB – 2 SO

Brandon Guyer  LF  5-17 (.294) – 3 R – 1 Double – 1 RBI – 2 BB – 7 SO – 1 SB

Hak-Ju Lee  SS  3-17 (.176) – 3 R – 4 RBI – 4 BB – 6 SO – 3 SB

Texas Rangers

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Jim Adduci  CF  15-34 (.441) – 2 Double – 3 Triples – 1 HR – 8 RBI – 3 BB – 3 SO – SB

Jeff Beliveau  P  6 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 6.35 ERA – 5.2 IP – 4 ER – 3 BB – 5 SO

Kyle McClellan  P  1 GP – 0 GS – 0-0 – 0.00 ERA – 2.0 IP – 0 ER – 0 BB – 1 SO

Toronto Blue Jays 

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Mike McCoy  2B  3-20 (.150) 3 R – 1 Double – 1 RBI – 1 BB – 4 SO – 1 SB

Washington Nationals 

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Dan Haren  P  4 GP – 4 GS – 0-3 – 5.79 ERA – 14.0 IP – 9 ER – 3 BB – 10 SO

Meet OF Charlie Tilson

*As April approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2013 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with the affiliation change it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer, if not opening day then sometime during 2013. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2011 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in Batavia, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2012.*

OF Charlie Tilson   Ht: 5’11   Wt: 175   Bats: Left  Throws: Left
DOB: 12/02/92
Twitter: @Tilson4
Residence: Wilmette, IL
Acquired: Drafted in 2nd round (79th overall) in 2011
School: New Trier High School (IL)

Ranked by Baseball America as the #19 Cardinals prospect and best defensive outfielder.

 Professional Career

  • 2012: Ranked by Baseball America as the Cardinals #15 prospect, before the season
  • Missed the entire 2012 season after suffering a right shoulder injury in Extended Spring Training
  • Returned for Instructional League in the fall after surgery
  • 2011: Drafted in the second round and signed in mid-August, Tilson hit .333 in 2011 in eight professional games
  • Played four games in both Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League going 9-for-27 with five RBI, two doubles and four runs scored.

High School 

  • At New Trier High School he was named the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year and was committed to the University of Illinois before signing with the Cardinals
  • Led the NTHS Trevians with a .406 average in 2011 while stealing 30 bases and scoring 42 runs as the team fell in the Sectional Championship.
  • In 2009 New Trier won the state championship as Tilson hit .409 with one homer, six doubles, 23 RBI and 41 runs scored while also going 1-1 with a 0.33 ERA in 21 innings on the mound.

Miscellaneous 

  •  Starred in the 2010 Area Code Games for Chicagoland in Long Beach, CA and stole seven bases in three games
  • In February 2011 he played in the Prep Baseball Report’s Super 60 showcase
  • Tilson  signed with the Cardinals on August 15, 2011 on the final day draft picks could sign
  • Tilson also played football (WR/KR) at New Trier high school

Professional Career Highs

Hits: 2, July 31 at GCL Nationals
Runs: 2, July 31 at GCL Nationals
Home Runs: None
RBI: 2, August 28, 2011 vs. Burlington
Doubles: 1, many times
Triples: None
Walks: 1, many times
Strikeouts: 1, many times
Stolen Bases: 1, August 20, 2011 at GCL Astros
Hit Streak: 4, August 26-29, 2011 (current)

Meet Yoenny Gonzalez

*As March approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2013 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with the affiliation change it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer, if not opening day then sometime during 2013. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2011 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in Batavia, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2012.*

So far you have met Patrick WisdomSteve BeanCarson KellyTim CooneyAlex MejiaCory Jones and Kurt Heyer. Today we introduce you to eighth round pick Yoenny Gonzalez. *Note we skipped over 7th rounder RHP Kyle Barraclough who finished the 2012 season with 11 appearances for Quad Cities racking up two saves in 18 innings between July 21 & August 24.

Outfielder Yoenny Gonzalez  Ht: 5’9 Wt: 170 Bats: Switch  Throws: Right
DOB: 01/31/92

Residence: Miami, FL

Acquired: Drafted in 8th round (270th overall) in 2012 

School: Central Florida Junior College

Professional:

  • Made his pro debut for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals on June 18 and was 1-for-4
  • Hit .227 with six RBI and four doubles in 41 games for the GCL Cardinals
  • Scored 22 runs and drew 13 walks…
  • Stole 13 bases in 17 attempts
  • Committed just three errors in 40 outfield starts while playing all three OF positions
  • Had four outfield assists…Hit .262 in July with four RBI and 13 runs scored in 20 games
  • Collected a double on June 21
  • Had his first multi-hit game on July 11 with two singles
  • Drove in two runs on July 17 vs. the GCL Astros
  • Went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI on August 8
  • Had a 5-game hit streak from July 6-12 and again from July 30 – August 8
  • Switch-hitter batted .260 vs. RHP and .107 vs. LHP
  • All four doubles and five of his six RBI came against RHP
  • Ranked by Baseball America as the fastest runner in the Cardinals 2012 draft class and as the Cardinals 7th best centerfielder heading into the 2013 seasons

College:

  • Played at College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL
  • Hit .317 with seven homers, seven doubles, three triples and 14 stolen bases in 2012 while leading CF back to the post-season after a two-year absence
  • Drove in 44 runs in 167 at-bats with an OBP of .377
  • He is the 2nd highest player ever drafted out of CF after Kevin Ponder, a 7th round Mets draftee in 1986
  • Ran a 6.3 60-yard dash in the predraft workout

High School:

  • Played at Coral Gables High School in Miami
  • Mike Lowell, Yonder Alonso and Eli Marrero all made the Major Leagues from Coral Gables HS
  • other notable alumni include NFL players Frank Gore, Jonathan Vilma and Al Del Greco and former US Attorney General Janet Reno

Professional Career Highs

Hits: 4, August 8 vs. GCL Astros
Runs: 2, August 8 vs. GCL Astros
Home Runs: None
RBI: 2, July 17 vs. GCL Astros
Doubles: 2, August 8 vs. GCL Astros
Triples: None
Walks: 2, June 29 vs. GCL Marlins
Strikeouts: 2, many times, last August 14 vs. GCL Astros
Stolen Bases: 2, July 12 at GCL Astros
Hit Streak: 5, twice, last July 30 – August 8

Check back on Tuesday for a look at another potential Chiefs player for 2013.

Meet Kurt Heyer

*As March approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2013 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with the affiliation change it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer, if not opening day then sometime during 2013. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2011 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in Batavia, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2012.*

So far you have met Patrick WisdomSteve BeanCarson KellyTim CooneyAlex Mejia and Cory Jones. Today meet the third pitcher the Cardinals drafted last June: Kurt Heyer

RHP Kurt Heyer  Ht: 6’2  Wt: 185  Throws: Right   Bats: Left   DOB: 1/23/91

Twitter: @KurtHeyer

Residence: Huntington Beach, CA

Acquired: Drafted in 6th round (210th overall) in 2012 

School: University of Arizona

 Professional

  • Made his pro debut for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals on July 31 with one perfect relief inning and two strikeouts against the GCL Nationals
  • Threw a shutout inning with two strikeouts and one hit allowed on August 6
  • Promoted To Batavia and pitched twice out of the bullpen allowing three runs on five hits over four innings with five strikeouts and no walks
  • Did not pitch after August 16, finishing his first pro season 0-0 in four outings with a 6.75 ERA, nine strikeouts and zero walks in six innings, all out of the bullpen

 College - Made 55 career starts, third on the Arizona career list and finished his career 28-11 with 356 strikeouts in 393 1/3 innings while posting 10 complete games and three shutouts. Teammates with Alex Mejia at Arizona, Mejia was drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round last June.

  • 2012: Won a College World Series Championship at the University of Arizona
  • Beat Florida State 10-3 to put UA into the CWS Championship Series
  • Allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings with three strikeouts against FSU in the semifinal game
  • Also faced FSU earlier in the College World Series taking a no-decision in the 4-3 12-inning win
  • Beat Missouri with a complete game in the Tucson Regional, striking out seven
  • Finished 13-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 19 starts with seven complete games
  • Struck out 113 batters and walked just 28 in 153 innings of work
  • .His 13 wins are tied with former Cardinal Joe Magrane (1985) for third most in a single season at Arizona
  • Posted a complete-game shutout against Arizona State on May 25 in a 1-0 win
  • Threw 129 pitches over 9 1/3 innings in a no-decision against St. John’s in the first game of the Super Regional as Arizona won 7-6 in 10 innings
  • Named Pac-12 First Team and was also a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
  • 2011: Made 20 starts as a sophomore going 8-5 with a 2.41 ERA
  • Struck out 134 batters in 138 1/3 innings
  • Finished 1st in the nation in starts, 3rd in innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts
  • Named First Team All Pac-10, third-team Louisville Slugger All-American and College Station Regional All-Tournament Team
  • Took a shutout into the eighth inning of the College Station Regional Final against Texas A^M before allowing three runs in the season-ending loss
  • Struck out 10 at Stanford May 20
  • Struck out 11 on May 7 against Alcorn State
  • Threw a complete-game shutout against Washington on May 27
  • 2010: Went 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 17 games and 16 starts as a freshman
  • In 102 innings of work he struck out 109 and walked 29
  • Threw a complete game against Northern Colorado on March 12
  • Struck out 14 on April 16 against Washington State
  • Beat Baylor in the Fort Worth Regional on June 4
  • Set the UA freshman record for lowest ERA and strikeouts
  • Also ranks in the top five in UA freshman history for wins, starts and innings pitched
  • Named to Louisville Slugger and Baseball America Freshman All-American First Team.

High School 

  • Played at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Went 11-3 with a 0.84 ERA with 116 strikeouts over 100 innings in 2009
  • Set school records for wins, strikeouts, innings and complete games as a senior
  • Named All-CIF First-Team in 2009 and an EA Sports Second Team All-American
  • Edison is also the alma mater of Jeff Kent, Donnie Hill, Dale Thayer and David Huff
  • Father Robert played football at the University of Delaware winning the 1979 NCAA Division II National Championship
  • Middle name is Wolfgang

Professional Career Highs

Innings: 2.0, August 16 at Williamsport
Strikeouts: 4, August 16 at Williamsport
Hits Allowed: 3, August 16 at Williamsport
Runs Allowed: 2, August 16 at Williamsport

Check back on Sunday for a look at another potential Chiefs player for 2013.

Meet RHP Cory Jones

*As March approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2013 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with the affiliation change it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer, if not opening day then sometime during 2013. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2011 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in Batavia, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2012.*

So far you have met Patrick WisdomSteve BeanCarson KellyTim Cooney and Alex Mejia. Today meet an the second pitcher the Cardinals drafted last June: Cory Jones

RHP Cory Jones Ht: 6’5     Wt: 225    Throws: R   Bats: R    DOB: 9/20/91

Residence: Simi Valley, CA

Acquired: Drafted in 5th round (180th overall) in 2012

School: College of the Canyons

 Professional Career

  • Made his pro debut for Johnson City on June 24, 2012 with three shutout innings and five strikeouts in Bluefield
  • Made five starts going 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA in the Appalachian League
  • Struck out 15 and walked 11 in 17 1/3 innings
  • Allowed three earned runs or less in each of his first four starts before allowing eight runs on seven hits in just one inning on July 22 in his final start of the season
  • Held lefties to a .154 average on the season.

 College

  • At the College of the Canyons in 2012 went 7-0 with a 2.64 ERA
  • Struck out 89 and walked 38 in 61 1/3 innings of work
  • Struck out 10 over eight innings on February 25 at Orange Coast College which included 2012 Chiefs OF Bijan Rademacher
  • Struck out 10 again on April 16 at Citrus in a six innings win
  • Struck out a career-high 15 on April 24 at West LA in eight innings
  • Struck out 11 in his final start on May 1 in a no-decision at Santa Barbara
  • Gave up three earned runs or less in 10 of his 11 starts
  • Led the Western State Conference South Division in strikeouts and least hits allowed
  • Highest drafted College of the Canyons player since 1986
  • Among the College of the Canyons alums to make it to the Major Leagues are Dana Eveland, Bobby Hughes and Bob Walk
  • Signed to transfer to Oregon State University before signing with the Cardinals.
  • 2011: Started six games for College of the Canyons with a 2.47 ERA
  • Struck out 43 batters in 40 innings
  • Missed the last month of the season with a right bicep injury
  • 2010: Began his college career at Pepperdine in 2010 going 0-1 with a 19.29 ERA and six strikeouts
  • Pitched eight times for the Waves as a freshman totaling seven innings.

High School 

  • Played at Simi Valley High School in California
  • Graduated in 2009 after playing two varsity seasons
  • Helped Simi Valley to two Marmonte League Championships and CIF Southern Section titles
  • Also named MVP of the basketball team as a freshman
  • Simi Valley HS graduated Jeff and Jered Weaver, cormer Cardinals catcher Bryan Anderson, former MLB pitcher Scott Radinsky and former NBA player Don Maclean.

Professional Career Highs

Innings: 5.1, July 16 vs. Kingsport
Strikeouts: 5, twice, last July 6 at Greeneville
Hits Allowed: 7, July 22 at Princeton
Runs Allowed: 8, July 22 at Princeton
Walks: 4, July 16 vs. Kingsport
Win Streak: None
Losing Streak: 2, July 16, 2012 – current
Current: Lost 2

Check back on Saturday for a look at another potential Chiefs player for 2013.

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