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

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 4:48 p.m. MDT

Organization: Blue Jays

Seasons as a pro: 4

Note: Played all season for double-A Dunedin (Fla.), ended season on disabled list

2012 numbers: 8-7, 3.49 ERA, 70 Ks, 34 BBs

Jordan Smith

Pitcher from Pleasant Grove

Organization: Reds

Seasons as a pro: 7

Note: Spent whole season with triple-A Louisville as a part-time closer for the Bats

2012 numbers: 3-3, 4.76 ERA, 13 saves, 36 Ks, 16 BBs

Matt Spring

Catcher played for Dixie State

Organization: Red Sox

Seasons as a pro: 9

Note: Played 60 games with double-AA Portland (Me.) and 2 games with triple-A Pawtucket

2012 numbers: .203, 7 HRs, 1 SB, 23 RBIs

Mitch Talbot

Pitcher from Cedar City

Organization: Samsung Lions (Korea Professional Baseball) based in Daegu, South Korea

Seasons as a pro: 10

Note: Is having a strong showing in his first season playing for South Korea's top team

2012 numbers: 13-3, 3.88 ERA, 65 Ks, 47 BBs

Tyler Wagner

Pitched for Utah

Organization: Brewers

Seasons as a pro: rookie

Note: Had a rough rookie campaign with the Pioneer League's Helena Brewers

2012 numbers: 1-4, 7.77 ERA, 47 Ks, 22 BBs

Keenyn Walker

Played outfield for Judge Memorial H.S.

Organization: White Sox

Seasons as a pro: 2

Note: Despite two stints on the DL, stole 56 bases for single-A Kannapolis and A-advanced Winston-Salem

2012 numbers: .267, 4 HRs, 56 SBs, 55 RBIs

Jordan Whatcott

Pitched for the University of Utah

Organization: Phillies

Seasons as a pro: 3

Note: Promoted from A-advanced Clearwater to double-A Reading early in the season

2012 numbers: 3-3, 3.78, 62 Ks, 24 BBs

Keli'i Zablan

Pitched for Southern Utah University

Organization: River City Rascals

Seasons as a pro: 3

Note: After one season in the Mariners' organization, returned to the independent Frontier League

2012 numbers: 4-4, 4.68 ERA, 44 Ks, 33 BBs; also batted .138, 1 RBI, 1 SB

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

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