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Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:12:31 am »
Mark Appel didn't make the 40-man cut for the Phils. Hard to believe he already turns 27 next season.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 08:21:15 am »
How the mighty have fallen.  What's the story with someone who is DFA'ed.  If another team picks him up do they have to put him on their 40 man roster?  Or can he get a minor league deal?
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 09:02:25 am »
How the mighty have fallen.  What's the story with someone who is DFA'ed.  If another team picks him up do they have to put him on their 40 man roster?  Or can he get a minor league deal?

If he’s picked up before going through waivers he’s on that team’s 40 man.  If he gets through waivers he can be assigned to the Phillies minor league system or elect free agency.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 05:29:11 pm »
BA is reporting that Colin Walsh has signed with the Relatively-Close-to-Los-Angeles Angels.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 11:46:48 am »
Former Astro farm hand, former outfielder, Drew Muren was selected in the Rule 5 (AAA) portion  as a RHP by the Blue Jays. He can add former Giant to his former list.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 02:32:55 pm »
MLB is reporting that Fernando Abad has signed with Philliws and has been invited to spring training.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 03:59:37 pm »
I truly don't recommend watching it (I haven't) but a TV station in Corpus has obtained the footage of Danry Vasquez hitting his girlfriend, which precipitated his arrest and release.  Now that the video's pubic, the Indy League team he was playing for has released him.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 09:47:03 am »
Rough day on the mound for Adrian Houser. His line for the day,  2 hits, 1 run, 2 pukes.
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 07:01:15 pm »
RHP Ruben Alaniz is still hanging on after 9 years and 3 organizations. Currently in the bullpen for the AAA Durham Bulls (Rays).

Alaniz elected minors FA after 6 years in the Astros organization after the 2015 season.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 10:34:39 pm »
What's up for a couple of former outfielders involved in recent trades?

Jason Martin (Gerrit Cole) hitting .333/.396/.537 for AA Altoona. MLB.com has him ranked as the Pirates' 21st best prospect.

Ramon Laureano (Brandon Bailey) with a .263/.356/.412 line for AAA Nashville. 20th-ranked A's prospect. Missed first 6 weeks of season with broken finger.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 08:57:35 pm »
Jason Martin (Gerrit Cole) hitting .333/.396/.537 for AA Altoona. MLB.com has him ranked as the Pirates' 21st best prospect.

Just got promoted to AAA Indianapolis.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2018, 03:18:22 am »
Add Austin Wates to Ben Orloff and Kirk Saarloos on the list of ex-Bus Riders who are now assistants at D1 baseball programs. The former 3rd round pick (2010) was recently named to the coaching staff at Kansas State. Spent parts of 5 years in the system before going to the Marlins in the Marisnick trade.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 10:31:37 am »
Nowhere else to put this so...

He's trailed off the last month or so but Cavan Biggio is batting .266/.394/.532 for AA New Hampshire (Eastern League).

Kody Clemens hit his first 2 professional home runs in a game yesterday for low-A West Michigan (MWL).

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2018, 10:13:13 pm »
A couple of pieces in the Verlander swap both playing at AA Erie:

Daz Cameron: .352/.410/.690*
Jake Rogers: .210/.306/.371**

*17 games since being called up from FSL
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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 12:01:24 pm »
Add Austin Wates to Ben Orloff and Kirk Saarloos on the list of ex-Bus Riders who are now assistants at D1 baseball programs. The former 3rd round pick (2010) was recently named to the coaching staff at Kansas State. Spent parts of 5 years in the system before going to the Marlins in the Marisnick trade.

And in some more D1 news, Alex Sogard (who had been pitching coach) named the head coach at Wright State. Sogard was a 26th round pick of the Astros in 2010 and spent 5 years in the system.


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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2018, 01:04:55 pm »
Jayne with the extremely comprehensive update on which former Bus Riders are currently playing in the NPB, KBO, Mexican and indy leagues.

https://whattheheckbobby.blogspot.com/2018/07/former-astros-in-foreignindependent.html


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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2018, 07:49:17 pm »
Jacob Nottingham with his first major league hit tonight for the Brew Crew. He had gone hitless in an earlier callup this season.

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Re: Ex-Bus Rider News 17-18
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2018, 02:30:03 pm »
Looking at Baseball America's updated top 10 Pirates prospects. Though he was not among the 10, they mentioned Jason Martin as a "Riser":
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OF Jason Martin, acquired from Houston in the Gerrit Cole trade, continues to exceed evaluators’ projections and has hit .321/.378/.509 between Double-A and Triple-A.

It'll be hard for Martin to crack Pittsburgh's lineup anytime soon, considering they have Dickerson, Marte, and Polanco in the OF, plus two well-regarded young guys in Meadows and Luplow.
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