Hometown report: End of season review of 32 local players playing professional baseball

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 1:00 a.m. MDT

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese (23) looks for the call as Miami Marlins catcher John Buck shows the ball in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 8, 2012, in St. Louis. Freese scored from second on a single by Rafael Furcal as the Cardinals won 5-4.

Tom Gannam, Associated Press

James Brooks

Shortstop played at the University of Utah

Organization: Nationals

Seasons as pro: Rookie

Note: Started in the Gulf Coast League, promoted to single-A for a short time before being sent back down

2012 numbers: .214, 0 HRs, 1 SB, 14 RBI

Tyson Brummett

Pitcher from Spanish Fork High School

Organization: Phillies

Seasons as a pro: 6

Note: Started with the double-A Reading, spent most the season with triple-A Lehigh Valley

2012 numbers: 3.20 ERA, 90 inns., 83 Ks, 29 BBs

John Buck

Catcher played for Taylorsville High

Organization: Marlins

Seasons as a pro: 14 (9 in the majors)

Note: Struggled to his worst year at the plate, ceded the starting catcher job to Rob Brantly

2012 numbers: .192, 12 HRs, 0 SBs, 41 RBIs

Chris Capper

Pitched for BYU

Organization: Diamondbacks

Seasons as a pro: rookie

Note: Helped the Missoula Osprey defeat Ogden in Game 1 of the Pioneer League Championship series

2012 numbers: 3-2, 3.77 ERA, 44 Ks, 14 BBs

Matt Carson

Outfielder played for BYU

Organization: Twins

Seasons as a pro: 11 (3 in the majors)

Note: Started in triple-A Rochester, called up late to the majors for the first time since 2010 (when he was with Oakland)

2012 numbers: .282, 14 HRs, 9 SBs, 53 RBI with Rochester; .227, 0 HRs, 0 SBs, 4 RBIs with Minnesota

Taylor Cole

Pitched for BYU

Organization: Blue Jays

Seasons as a pro: 2

Note: Had an outstanding year, leading the Vancouver Canadians' starters in ERA and WHIP

2012 numbers: 6-0, 0.81 ERA, 57 Ks, 17 BBs

C.J. Cron

Designated hitter played for the Utes

Organization: Angels

Seasons as a pro: 2

Note: Led the minor leagues in RBIs ... will spend offseason recovering from shoulder surgery

2012 numbers: .293, 27 HRs, 3 SBs, 123 RBIs

Brandon Duckworth

Pitcher from Kearns


Seasons as a pro: 15 (8 in majors, 1 in Japan)

Note: Started season with triple-A Pawtucket, signed with Rakuten of Japan's Pacific League in August

2012 numbers: 9-2, 3.17 ERA, 93 Ks, 35 BBs with Pawtucket; 3-1, 3.45 ERA, 19 Ks, 5 BBs with Rakuten

Stephen Fife

Pitched for the University of Utah

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