Hometown report: Major and minor leaguers with Utah ties

Published: Saturday, June 23 2012 8:47 p.m. MDT

Name Team Class Org.

James BrooksGCL Nats RNationals

Shortstop played for the University of Utah

Assigned to Gulf Coast League

Tyson Brummett Lehigh ValleyAAA Phillies

Pitcher from Spanish Fork

Gave up just his third HR of season on Friday

John BuckMiami MLB Marlins

Catcher played for Taylorsville High

Has as many HRs (five) as doubles

Matt CarsonRochester AAA Twins

Outfielder played for BYU

Hit 3 HRs this week — and twice on Sunday

Taylor ColeVancouver ABlue Jays

Pitched for BYU

Threw 5 shutout innings in 1st start of season

C.J. CronInland Empire AAngels

Designated hitter played for the Utes

On season: .301, 11 HRs, 61 RBI in 71 Gs

Brandon Duckworth PawtucketAAA Red Sox

Pitcher from Kearns

On season: 7-1, 3.68 ERA, 72 Ks, 30 BBs

Stephen FifeAlbuquerqueAAADodgers

Pitched for University of Utah

On season: 5-4, 4.84 ERA, 59 Ks, 31 BBs

Willie EyreRound Rock AAA Rangers

Pitcher played for Cyprus High and CEU

Signed by Rangers after release by Orioles

Jeremy GuthrieColorado MLB Rockies

Pitcher played for BYU

Now coming out of the bullpen

Austin HallAZL BrewersR Brewers

Pitched (and played infield) for BYU

Ouch! Gives up 6 ERs in first pro inning

Steve HirschfeldRochester AAA Twins

Pitcher from Moab

Back up in Triple-A

Goose KallunkiEugene A Padres

Pitched for UVU and Orem High School

Hit his first two pro hits on Friday, both singles

Marcus LittlewoodEverett AMariners

Second baseman played for Pine View High

Hit first HR of season on Wednesday

Brandon LyonHouston MLB Astros

Pitcher played for Taylorsville High

2.60 ERA would be a career best

Kam MickolioHiroshima CarpJapan

Pitcher played for Utah Valley University

On season: 3.46 ERA, 4 saves, 28 Ks, 9 BBs

Parker MorinIdaho Falls R Royals

Catcher played for the Utes and Park City H.S.

Got his first pro hit against the Owlz on Wed.

Matthew NeilJacksonville AA Marlins

Pitched for BYU

On season: 7-2, 3.27 ERA, 43 Ks, 15 BBs

Stephen ParkerSacramentoAAAAthletics

Played third base for BYU and American Fork

River Cats host the Bees this week

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