Five Former Beavers To Play In Prestigious Arizona Fall League
Aug. 29, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Five former Oregon State baseball players were named to rosters for clubs in the prestigious Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. Right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey, outfielder Adalberto Santos, right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron, infielder Stefen Romero and right-handed Kevin Rhoderick have been assigned to fall league clubs.
Peavey, as a member of the New York Mets, will play for the Surprise Sagauros. Waldron and Santos both compete in the Pittsburgh Pirates' system and will head to the Scottsdale Scorpions while Romero, who plays for the Seattle Mariners, goes to the Peoria Javelinas. Rhoderick, who is in the Chicago Cubs system, will play for the Mesa Solar Sox.
The five will join seven other Beavers who have played in the Arizona Fall League. They include Ryan Ortiz (2011), Joe Paterson (2010), Mitch Canham, Cole Gillespie and Daniel Turpen (2009), Darwin Barney (2008) and Jacoby Ellsbury (2006). Additionally, current Oregon State pitching coach Nate Yeskie pitched in the league while playing for the Minnesota Twins organization in 1999.
Peavey played at Oregon State from 2008-10 and is currently with the Mets' Double-A club, Binghamton. He is 7-8 with a 5.06 earned run average in 24 games this season.
Waldron was with Oregon State from 2009-10 after transferring from Pacific at the conclusion of the 2008 season. He was recently promoted to Pittsburgh's Double-A club, Altoona, where he is 1-2 with a 4.01 ERA. He is 8-10 at both the Single-A and Double-A levels this season.
Santos teams with Waldron at Altoona and has played in 62 games this season, batting .344. An OSU letterwinner from 2009-10, he has two home runs and 25 runs batted in to go along with 15 stolen bases.
Romero played for the Beavers from 2008-10 and is having an outstanding season thus far between Seattle's Single-A club, High Desert, and its Double-A club, Jackson. He has played 112 games between the teams and is batting .345 with 33 doubles, seven triples, 21 home runs and 93 RBI.
Rhoderick, meanwhile, was a 2008-10 letterwinner for the Beavers and has spent the entire 2012 season with the Cubs' Double-A team, Tennessee. He is 2-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 43 games, all in relief. He has eight saves.
Teams in the Arizona Fall League are comprised of mostly Triple-A and Double-A players from the 30 Major League clubs. There are six Arizona Fall League teams, with each taking in players from five MLB organizations apiece.
Each AFL team will play in 32 games starting Oct. 9 and concluding in late November. All games are at Cactus League Stadiums in the Phoenix Metro area.
Forty-one players who played in the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix had competed in the Arizona Fall League while playing in the Minor Leagues.
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