Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mizzou Baseball in the Minors Update

Nick Tepesch, Hickory Crawdads

Updated 9/2/2011


Brock Bond (06-07): Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) San Francisco Giants organization
  • Brock suffered a concussion in a Grizzlies game and has been on the disabled list since early May
Evan Frey (05-07) Reno Aces (AAA Pacific Coast League (Arizona Diamondbacks organization); promoted from AA Mobile on 5/4.

Kyle Gibson (07-09: Rochester Red Wings (Independent League) Minnesota Twins organization
Currently on the disabled list, waiting to decide whether to take an extended layoff or go ahead with surgery on his elbow
Andrew Johnston (05): Colorado Springs SkySox (Pacific Coast League) Colorado Rockies organization.
Johnston was placed on the Reserved list for 10 days in June but is now back on the active roster.

Justin James (02-03): Huntsville Stars (Southern League) Milwaukee Brewers organization
Moved down from the AAA Nashville Sounds (International League) on 8/21
Ryan Lollis (06-09) Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) San Francisco Giants organization
Lollis spent most of the year with the Augusta GreenJackets (South Atlantic League); promoted to Double-A on September 1st.


Tyler Clark (08-10): West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League) Detroit Tigers organization
Promoted from the Gulf Coast League Tigers (Gulf Coast League) on 8/19
Trevor Coleman (07-09): High Desert Mavericks (California League) Seattle Mariners organization
Coleman was briefly promoted to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific League) for a couple of weeks at the beginning of July to fill an organizational need for a catcher.
Zach Hardoin (10-11) Gulf Coast League Astros (Gulf Coast League) Houston Astros organization

Mike Liberto (09-10) Wilmington Blue Rocks (Carolina League) Kansas City Royals organization
Promoted 8/10 from the Idaho Falls Chukars (Pioneer League)-
Phil McCormick (08-11) Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Northwest League) SF Giants organization

Brett Nicholas (10) Spokane Indians (Northwest League) Seattle Mariners organization

Aaron Senne (07-10) Has been on the disabled list all season so far; is currently listed on the roster of the Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) Florida Marlins organization

Matt Stites (11) Eugene Emeralds (Northwest League) San Diego Padres organization

Nick Tepesch (08-10) Hickory Crawdads (Southern Atlantic League) Texas Rangers organization

Rick Zagone (06-08): Frederick Keys (High-A Carolina League) Baltimore Orioles organization
Moved down 8/5 from the Double-A Bowie Bay Sox (Eastern League)

Brad Buehler (08-11) Gateway Grizzlies (Frontier League)
  • UPDATE: Buehler was released from the Grizzlies on 6/25
Andy Shipman (03) Kansas City T-Bones (American Association)

Doug Mathis (05): Joined the Samsung Lions in Korea in mid-July.


Landon Brandes (2000): Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Washington Nationals

Torre Tyson (95-98): Minor League Defensive Coordinator, NY Yankees

Jayce Tingler (00-03) Texas Rangers' Director of Instruction for the Dominican and Arizona Leagues.

If you have further information about any of these players, or corrections to my info, please e-mail me at


  1. Coaching Update...

    - Travis Wendte (02-06): Mizzou Graduate Assistant

    - Matt Hobbs (98-01): Mizzou Pitching Coach

    - Brad Flanders (03-04): SLU Volunteer Assistance Coach

  2. Yes and there are other MU alums in the college coaching ranks as well. I didn't mention them because the topic is MU in the Minors. But thanks for making me realize I should keep a running list of MU alums in college coaching as well.