Former Chiefs Minor Leaguers in Spring Training
Earlier this week broadcast intern Daniel Frey took a look at all the former Chiefs who have played in at least one Spring Training game for the Cardinals (Majors & Minors) and all the former Chiefs expected to start 2018 in the Majors who have played for other organizations as well.
Today we are gonna look at all the former Chiefs who mostly played in the Minor Leagues in 2017 but have gotten a taste of big league spring training here in 2018. This list does include some guys who made it to the Majors in 2017 or before (i.e. Mags Sierra, Sandy Alcantara, Jorge Soler), but for the most part these players were in the minors last year.
Ildemaro Vargas: The 2013 Chiefs infielder who made his MLB debut last year, is 5-for-31 with seven runs scored, a double and three RBI this spring in 16 games.
Boston Red Sox
Marco Hernandez: A infielder for the Chiefs in 2012, Hernandez has a shoulder injury and has not played this spring, hurting his chances to head north with the Sox.
Taylor Davis: A catcher for the 2012 Chiefs who made his MLB debut last year, Davis is 3-for-10, with a solo home run this spring
Yasiel Balaguert: An outfielder for the 2012 Chiefs, Balaguert is 3-for-8 with two runs scored.
Bijan Rademacher: An outfielder with the Chiefs in 2012, Rademacher is 5-for-20 with four runs scored and four RBI this spring
Stephen Perakslis: A pitcher for the Chiefs in 2012, Perakslis has allowed one run on three hits over one inning of work while striking out two.
Chicago White Sox
Charlie Tilson: After missing all of last season with an injury, the 2013 Chiefs outfielder is 3-for-18 with three runs scored and three RBI this spring.
Jeff Beliveau: A key part of the Chiefs bullpen for the 2009 playoff run, Beliveau has a 3.18 ERA in six games this spring for Cleveland. In 5 2/3 innings he has allowed two earned runs while striking out seven.
Zac Rosscup: A pitcher for the Chiefs in 2012, Rosscup is 0–1 with a 5.79 ERA in four games. he has struck out four and walked two in 4 2/3 innings.
*Former Chiefs SS Eliot Soto signed with the Rockies last week but has not played in ST game yet.
James Russell: The starting pitcher of the first no-hitter at Dozer Park in 2007, Russell has pitched twice this spring while earning a save. He has allowed one run and two walks over 1 1/3 innings while striking out one.
Kansas City Royals
Jorge Soler: The 2012 Chiefs outfielder has four homers and a double this spring but just one other hit as he is batting .182 (6-for-33) with eight RBI.
Wes Darvill: Newly signed from the independent leagues, the 2012 Chiefs infielder is 1-for-3 in two games this spring.
Sandy Alcantara: A 2016 Chiefs hurler who made his MLB debut last year, Alcantara has thrown four times for his 4g, 1gs, 1sv 12ip, 7h, 3er, 3bb, 7k 2.25
Magneuris Sierra: Another newcomer to the Marlins, Sierra is batting .259 (7-for-27) this spring with two doubles and three RBI. He has scored two runs, stolen a base, walked once and has 11 strikeouts.
Eric Jokisch: After a year in Arizona’s system, the 2011 Chiefs hurler is now with Oakland where he has a 1.93 ERA through four spring games. The Illinois native has allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings while striking out six.
Eli Alvarez: An All-Star with the Chiefs in 2016, Alvarez is 4-for-16 this spring with two doubles, one RBI, one walk, one steal and seven strikeouts.
San Diego Padres
Rowan Wick: A converted outfielder from his time in Peoria in 2014, Wick is new to San Diego. In two outings this spring he has allowed five runs and two walks over two innings while striking out three for a 22.50 ERA.
Robert Stock: Stock pitched for the Chiefs after catching in Quad Cities. With San Diego he has thrown in six games this spring with a 1–0 record and a 3.18 ERA. Over 5 2/3 innings he has struck out six and walked two.
Raffy Lopez: The Chiefs 2012 catcher has played for the Blue Jays and Reds since leaving the Cubs system. This year with the Padres he is hitting .385 in spring with two homers, three RBI and a double.
John Andreoli: New to Seattle, the 2011 Chiefs outfielder is batting .217 (5-for-23) for the Mariners with two runs scored.
Junior Lake: The Chiefs 2009 shortstop is also new to the Mariners had is batting .182 (4-for-22) with a double, triple and two RBI.
Toronto Blue Jays
Al Alburquerque: After a stint with the Royals and White Sox last year, the 2007 Chiefs hurler is with Toronto this season. In six games this spring he has a 3.60 ERA with two runs allowed over five innings while striking out eight and walking one.
Jacob Wilson: New to Washington this year, the 2013 Chiefs second baseman is 1-for-2 in two games this spring.