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Hometown report: Major and minor leaguers with Utah ties

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 9:09 a.m. MDT

Name Team Class Org.

James BrooksAuburn ANationals

Shortstop played at the University of Utah

Promoted from Arizona League to single-A

Tyson Brummett Lehigh ValleyAAA Phillies

Pitcher from Spanish Fork

On season: 2.88 ERA, 2 SVs, 56 Ks, 17 BBs

John BuckMiami MLB Marlins

Catcher played for Taylorsville High

All-time HR leader for MLBers born in Wyoming

Matt CarsonRochester AAA Twins

Outfielder played for BYU

Hit his eighth HR of the season Wednesday

Taylor ColeVancouver ABlue Jays

Pitched for BYU

On season: 0.50 ERA, 17 Ks, 7 BBs in 18 inns.

C.J. CronInland Empire AAngels

Designated hitter played for the Utes

10 RBIs in last five games

Brandon Duckworth PawtucketAAA Red Sox

Pitcher from Kearns

Pitched six shutout innings on Friday

Stephen FifeAlbuquerqueAAADodgers

Pitched for the University of Utah

Outpitched Roy Halladay in MLB debut

Willie EyreNorfolk AAA Orioles

Pitcher played for Cyprus High and CEU

3 straight perfect relief apperences

Jeremy GuthrieKansas City MLB Royals

Pitcher played for BYU

'Excited' after being traded from Rockies

Austin HallAZL BrewersR Brewers

Pitched (and played infield) for BYU

Picked up his first pro win on Tuesday

Steven HirschfeldNew Britain AA Twins

Pitcher from Moab

Sent down from Triple-A, pitches shutout

Travis HuberElizabethton Twins

Pitched for West Jordan High School

First pro inning on Friday: 1 K, 1 HR allowed

Goose KallunkiEugene A Padres

Pitched for UVU and Orem High School

On season: .317, 1 HR, 9 RBIs in 63 ABs

Brady LailDraftedYankees

Pitched for Bingham High School

No assignment has been reported

Marcus LittlewoodEverett AMariners

Second baseman played for Pine View High

On season: .242, 3 HR, 12 RBIs in 95 ABs

Brandon LyonToronto MLBBlue Jays

Pitcher played for Taylorsville High

Dealt from Astros in 10-player trade

Kam MickolioHiroshima CarpJapan

Pitcher played for Utah Valley University

Pitches a perfect 9th for his 2nd win on Wed.

Parker MorinIdaho Falls R Royals

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

Little dry patch: 6 SOs, 2 hits in last 4 games

Matthew NeilJacksonville AA Marlins

Pitched for BYU

On season: 4.05 ERA, 65 K, 20 BB in 100 IP

Stephen ParkerSacramentoAAAAthletics

Played third base for BYU and American Fork

Comes to Salt Lake for 4-game series on Tues.

Tanner RoblesBakersfield A Reds

Pitched for Cottonwood High

Promoted to Advanced Single-A this month

Braeden Schlehuber LynchburgA Braves

Catcher played for Viewmont High

HR away from cycle on Thursday

Egan SmithDunedin AABlue Jays

Pitched for Pleasant Grove High

Pitched 6-inning shutout for his third win Wed.

Jordan SmithLouisville AAA Reds

Pitcher from Pleasant Grove

Has 11 saves on the season

Matt SpringPortland AA Red Sox

Catcher played for Dixie State

Last 11 plate appearances: 6 walks, 1 2B

Mitch TalbotSamsung Lions S. Korea

Pitcher from Cedar City

Has allowed just 4 HRs in 882/3 innings

Tyler WagnerHelena R Brewers

Pitched for Utah

Settling down, just 2 ERs in last 52/3 innings

Keenyn WalkerWinston-SalemAWhite Sox

Played outfield for Judge Memorial H.S.

Promoted to advanced Single-A

Jordan WhatcottReading AA Phillies

Pitched for the University of Utah

Coming out of the bullpen again

Keli'i ZablanRiver City Ind.

Pitched for Southern Utah University

On season: 4-3, 3.72 ERA, 30 Ks, 20 BBs

Seeing is believing

Al Kaline, once a prodigy himself, loved watching the Angels' Mike Trout during a four-game series in Detroit.

"I've really been paying attention to what he has been doing," said Kaline, who hit .340 to lead the AL in hitting as a 20-year-old in 1955. "It has been amazing."

Kaline was hitting .373 in mid-July of 1955. Trout is hitting above .350 now. The Tigers' legend became the latest guy to compare Trout, 20, to one of baseball's legendary names.

"He's a strong guy, runs really well, power — he reminds me a little bit of a (Mickey) Mantle," Kaline told the Detroit Free Press. "You don't see the combination of power and speed that he has. ... Power guys usually are bigger and slower. You don't see too many guys with great power who really have great speed. But obviously Trout has both. He looks like he's a complete player. I know he's an outstanding outfielder."

— Chicago Tribune (MCT)

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