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PGCBL Alumni Starring in Minor League Baseball

During the 2019 season, dozens of players with PGCBL connections starred across Minor League Baseball. The following list spotlights one player from each PGCBL franchise that had a productive season in professional baseball.

Adirondack Trail Blazers
Ryan Dorow, Texas Rangers organization- Dorow, a member of the 2015 Adirondack Trail Blazers, split his 2019 season between high-A Down East and double-A Frisco. He played 70 games for the Down East Wood Ducks, hitting .265 with 43 runs batted in, and was named a mid-season All-Star in the Carolina League for his efforts. He earned a promotion to double-A in June, and drove in 18 runs for the RoughRiders.

Albany Dutchmen
Zach Remillard, Chicago White Sox organization- One of the top players in Dutchmen franchise history posted a stellar 2019 in the White Sox organization. The three-time PGCBL All-Star was a mid-season and postseason All-Star in the Carolina League, where he hit .289 with 37 runs batted in for the Winston-Salem Dash. Remillard also spent time with the double-A Birmingham Barons, hitting .231 over the final month-plus of the season.

Amsterdam Mohawks
Ryan Clark, Los Angeles Angels organization- Clark spent most of the 2019 season, his fifth in professional baseball, with the double-A Mobile BayBears. The 2014 Amsterdam Mohawk pitched 30 times out of the bullpen, posting a 2-0 record and a 2.96 ERA. He struck out 64 hitters in 45.2 innings of work, and was named a mid-season All-Star in the Southern League. Clark was promoted to triple-A in August, where he made three appearances for the Salt Lake Bees.

Elmira Pioneers
Houston Roth, Baltimore Orioles organization- A 29th round selection in this year's MLB Draft, Roth immediately became a reliable option for the Aberdeen Ironbirds of the New York-Penn League. In 31.2 innings of work, Roth struck out 39 hitters and posted a 1.42 ERA. He was the winning pitcher in four of his ten appearances, and did not take a loss. The 2017 Elmira Pioneer held opposing hitters to a .174 batting average.

Geneva Red Wings
Drew Fischer, Pittsburgh Pirates organization- Geneva's 2015 alum pitched nine times for the Bradenton Marauders during his third season of professional baseball. Fischer posted a 2.89 ERA out of the bullpen, and earned two saves for the Pirates' Class-A affiliate. The righthander, who was drafted in the 35th round in 2017, did not allow a run in eight of his nine appearances for Bradenton.

Glens Falls Dragons
Tayler Saucedo, Toronto Blue Jays organization- A member of the 2012 Glens Falls Golden Eagles, the predecessor to the Dragons, Saucedo just finished his fifth season in the Blue Jays' farm system. The lefthanded pitcher spent most of his season with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, pitching 24 times with seven starts. Saucedo went 6-1 with the Bisons, and logged an 8-2 record including two victories with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Jamestown Jammers
Chris Vallimont, Minnesota Twins organization- Vallimont was leaned on heavily as a starter throughout the season, playing for three different teams. The pitcher from the 2017 Jammers roster started 13 times with a 2.99 ERA for the Clinton Lumberkings, then made six starts with a 3.50 ERA with the Jupiter Hammerheads. He was named an All-Star with Clinton in the Midwest League. Vallimont was traded to the Twins from the Marlins in July, and made four starts for the Fort Myers Miracle.

Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs
Matt Pidich, Cincinnati Reds organization- The second year of professional baseball was a successful one for the 2014 DiamondDawg. Pidich pitched 39 times out of the bullpen for the Class-A Dayton Dragons, going 4-3 with a 2.22 earned run average. Pidich struck out 75 hitters in 65 innings of work, and held opposing hitters to a .179 batting average while posting a 0.95 WHIP.

Newark Pilots
Chris Sharpe, Pittsburgh Pirates organization- An outfielder from the 2016 Newark Pilots, Sharpe advanced as high as double-A during the 2019 season. Sharpe hit .292 with over 100 total bases in 64 games for the Bradenton Maruaders, then moved up to play 68 games for the double-A Altoona Curve. Between Bradenton and Altoona, Sharpe hit .254 with 68 runs batted in, and was named a mid-season All-Star and one-time Player of the Week while in Bradenton.

Oneonta Outlaws
Heath Holder, Colorado Rockies organization- For the second year in a row, the 2013 Oneonta Outlaw was a mid-season All-Star, this year in the double-A Eastern League. Holder pitched most of the season with the double-A Hartford Yard Goats, posting an 8-4 record with a 2.64 earned run average. In 92 innings of work, Holder allowed just 25 walks and struck out 99 hitters. The righthander finished the season by making two appearances for the triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.

Saugerties Stallions
Jared Tobey, Detroit Tigers organization- In his first full season of professional baseball, Tobey was excellent for two teams in the Tigers farm system. The former Stallion allowed just six runs in 28.2 innings for the West Michigan Whitecaps in the Midwest League, then posted a 3.20 ERA in nearly 20 innings for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Between the two teams, Tobey had a 2.42 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 48.1 innings of work.

Utica Blue Sox
Bear Bellomy, Pittsburgh Pirates organization- After being drafted by the Pirates in the 28th round of this year's Draft, Bellomy started his career on a roll. The former Blue Sox pitcher did not allow an earned run in eleven innings with the Bristol Pirates, and then was promoted to the New York Penn League's West Virginia Black Bears. He started five games and came out of the bullpen with West Virginia, where he finished the season.

Watertown Rapids
Charles Leblanc, Texas Rangers organization- Leblanc, who played in Watertown for the forerunner to the Rapids, the Rams, in 2014, had a second straight All-Star season. He was named a mid-season All-Star for the Frisco RoughRiders, with whom he played the entire 2019 season. Leblanc hit .265 with seven home runs and 54 RBIs, logging 127 hits and 73 runs scored over 124 games.



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