Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Sincere thanks to Doug Milhoan over at Rays Prospects for his diligent work in tracking down former players in the Rays system now playing in the Independent Leagues. Several are of interest to regular Bulls fans. 

Pitcher Justin Garcia, winner of the 2010 WDBB Moonlight Graham Award for the pitcher with the least amount of time in a Durham Bulls uniform, is with the Amarillo Sox.

Outfielder Joey Gathright, fondly remembered speedster last seen here with the Norfolk Tides, is with the Shreveport-Bossier Captains.

Catcher Alvin Colina, seen here last July writhing on the ground past first base when he blew out his knee running out a grounder, is with the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Pitcher Heath Phillips is with the Long Island Ducks. 

Pitcher Matt DeSalvo is with the York Revolution.

Outfielder Jeremy Owens is with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

Pitcher Jason Cromer is with the Somerset Patriots. (The President of the local Jason Cromer fan club is very pleased to hear that he’s still in baseball.)

Pitcher Chris Mason is with the Camden Riversharks.

Wes Bankston and Angel Chavez are with the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Pitcher Mike Wlodarcsyk is with the Brockton Rox. (Never thought I’d ever have to try to type that name again.)

Pitchers Julio DePaula and Jim Magrane are playing in Korea.

This means that of the folks on my 2110 lists here and here, everyone is accounted for except for Rashad Eldridge, Hank Blalock, and Carlos Hernandez.


  1. Interesting to see where our former players wind up. Thanks for the research, Doug!

  2. Glad you liked it. I thought I was the only one interested in keeping track of former Rays org players, nice to see there are others. I'll continue to add to the list until all of the indy leagues start their seasons.

  3. Doug, you are not the only one. I also appreciate all of the work you put into stuff like this. Thanks!