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PROSPECT LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, November 17, 2018

Date:  Source: Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC

 

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, November 17th, 2018

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Gage Smart, Indianola, IA, 6'3", 185 LB, LHP, junior, Buena Vista University
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Ethan Kleinheider, Edwardsville, IL, 5'10", 175 LB, infielder, RS freshman, Truman State University
  3. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Kellan Murray, Ellisville, MO, 5'8", 210 LB, infielder, junior, Lindenwood University-Belleville
  4. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Nathan Miller, Topeka, KS, 6'0", 185 LB, RHP, junior, Rockhurst
  5. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed David Bryant, Jonesborough, TN, 6'2", 190 LB, infielder, RS freshman, Radford University

TRANSACTIONS - Friday, November 16th, 2018

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Eric La Rue, Brighton, CO, 6'2", 180 LB, RHP, sophomore, Buena Vista University
  2. QUINCY GEMS - signed Dirk Wilson, Snohomish WA, 6'0", 200 LB, catcher, sophomore, Wenatchee Valley College
  3. QUINCY GEMS - signed Ryan Jemar, Bourbonnais, IL, 6'3", 225 LB, pitcher, freshman, University of Illinois-Springfield

TRANSACTIONS - Thursday, November 15th, 2018

  1. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Bradley DeBoutte, Brownstown, MI, 5'11", 185 LB, LHP, RS freshman, Wright State University

TRANSACTIONS - Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Evan Martin, St. Charles, MO, 6'0", 170 LB, outfielder, freshman, SIU Carbondale
  2. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Cruz Aranda, Salina, KS, 5'10", 165 LB, infielder, sophomore, Neosho County Community College
  3. SPRINGFIELD SLIDERS  - signed Brendan Ryan, Leawood, KS, 6'0", 180 LB, infielder, freshman, SIU Edwardsville
  4. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Nick Turnbull, Churchville, MD, 6'6", 205 LB, RHP, junior, University of Maryland, College Park

TRANSACTIONS - Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Aaron Hubbell, Mt. Juliet, TN, 6'3", 215 LB, RHP, freshman, Belmont University
  2. CAPE CATFISH - signed Jack Wolfe, Orland Park, IL, 5'10", 175 LB, RHP, junior, Eastern Illinois University
  3. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Ethan Hunter, Terre Haute, IN, 5'10", 165 LB, infielder, sophomore, University of Southern Indiana

NO TRANSACTIONS - Monday, November 12th, 2018


TRANSACTIONS - Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Happy Veterans Days - today we saw two more players signed to play in the Prospect League for 2019.

  1. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Canyon McWilliams, Shaker Heights, OH, 6'1", 205 LB, infielder, junior, Ohio Wesleyan University.
  2. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Hunter Kloke, Corydon, KY, 6'1", 195 LB, LHP, junior, IU Southeast

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps - Semper Fi

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Cam Stewart, Apopka, FL, 6'5", 200 LB, RHP, freshman, Troy University

TRANSACTIONS - Friday, November 9th, 2018

It was a busy day with eight players signing contracts for the 2019 season.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Bay Witcher, Loganville, GA, 6'5", 225 LB, RHP, freshman, Troy University
  2. DANVILLE DANS - signed Will Morrison, Cullman, AL, 6'2", 180 LB, RHP, freshman, Auburn
  3. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Ryan Beck, Greenfield, IN, 6'1", 185 LB, RHP, sophomore, Indiana University Kokomo
  4. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Tyler Burthay, Russiaville, IN, 6'1", 195 LB, catcher, sophomore, Indiana University Kokomo
  5. QUINCY GEMS - signed Tyler Roeder, Cedar Rapids, IA, 6'1", 180 LB, RHP, RS sophomore, Clarke University
  6. QUINCY GEMS - signed Cade Schares, Washburn, IA, 6'0", 200 LB, RHP, junior, Maryville University
  7. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Max McKee, Middletown, IN, 5'10", 185 LB, infielder, sophomore, Indiana University Kokomo
  8. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed  Max Klein, Rockford, IL, 6'1", 200 LB, LHP, freshman, Indiana State University

 


TRANSACTIONS - Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Two players were inked to contracts on Thursday.

  1. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Paul Wendling, Kansas City, MO, 5'9", 175 LB, catcher, freshman, Indiana State University
  2. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Bill Cooper, Ray OH, 6'0", 205 LB, catcher, sophomore, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

TRANSACTIONS - Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

On Wednesday the Champion City  Kings picked up an outfielder, while the Terre Haute Rex, who will be defending their 2018 Prospect League Championship title, added two left-handed pitchers to their 2019 roster.

  1. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Jon Erhard, Newark, OH, 5'11", 170 LB, outfielder, junior, Ohio Wesleyan University
  2. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Foster Anshutz, Des Moines, IA, 6'4", 215 LB, LHP, junior, Eastern Illinois University
  3. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Jackson Pothast, Sheboygan, WI, 6'5", 230 LB, LHP, freshman, Indiana State University

TRANSACTIONS - Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Four players were signed to contracts on Tuesday.

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Diego Munoz, Chicago Heights, IL, 5'11", 180 LB, infielder, freshman, Western Illinois University
  2. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Brian Raymond, Chandler, AZ, 6'0", 185 LB, LHP, sophomore, Chandler Gilbert Community College
  3. QUINCY GEMS - signed Corey Young, Ridgecrest, CA, 6'1", 210 LB, infielder, junior, Tarleton State University
  4. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Bill Cooper, Ray, OH, 6'0", 205 LB, catcher, sophomore, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University

TRANSACTIONS - Monday, November 5th, 2018

The day started Monday with the Normal CornBelters announcing that former St. Louis Cardinal, Rick White, a 12-year, major league veteran has been named as the CornBelters new manager. Before the day was over the CornBelters would sign their first two players for the 2019 season.

  1. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Nic Mertes, Blue Springs, MO, 5'10", 185 LB, catcher, senior Rockhurst University
  2. NORMAL CORNBELTERS - signed Matt Richards, Orland Park, IL, 5'10", 185 LB, catcher, junior, Notre Dame
  3. QUINCY GEMS - signed Tanner Marshall, Canton, MO, 6'4", 195 LB, RHP, RS sophomore, Maryville University

TRANSACTIONS - Sunday, November 4th, 2018

  1. DANVILLE DANS - signed Jeff Jenkins, Flowery Beach, GA, 6'3", 200 LB, RHP, freshman, Mercer
  2. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Blake Wheeler, Cecilia, KY, 6'3", 230 LB, RHP, sophomore, Bellarmine University
  3. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Jacob Mulcahy, Henderson, KY, 6'2", 215 LB, infielder, sophomore, Bellarmini University
  4. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Zachariah Devon, Livonia, MI, 6'0", 185 LB, RHP, senior, Spring Arbor University

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

  1. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Jordan Creek, Monmouth, IL, 6'5", 210 LB, RHP, freshman, Western Illinois University
  2. QUINCY GEMS - signed Ryan Ignoffo, Crystal Lake, IL, 5'10". 211 LB, RHP, freshman, Eastern Illinois University

TRANSACTIONS - Friday, November, 2nd, 2018

Five more players were signed to 2019 season contracts today.

  1. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Jordan Bailey, Springfield, OH, 5'9", 170 LB, infielder, RS freshman University of Charleston WV
  2. DANVILLE DANS - signed Ed Johnson, Trussville, AL, 6'1", 175 LB, infielder, freshman, Auburn 
  3. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Jeff Athey, Lincoln, NE, 6'3", 220 LB, infielder, RS sophomore, Nebraska
  4. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Justin Foy, Taylor Ridge, IL, 6'4", 225 LB, RHP, freshman, Western Illinois University 
  5. QUINCY GEMS - signed Drew Behling, Brandon, WI, 6'0", 200 LB, infielder, sophomore, Rock Valley College

TRANSACTIONS - Thursday, November 1st, 2018

The Prospect League kicked off November with six players signing contracts, including the Champion City Kings inking their first 2019 season deals with three players.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Chandler Schultz, Nashville, TN, 5'11", 175 LB, RHP, sophomore, Belmont University
  2. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Jett Swetland, Marengo, OH, 6'4",225 LB, infielder, senior, University of Mount Olive
  3. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Riley Perlich, Fort Wayne, IN, 6'4", 225 LB, RHP, freshman, Wright State University
  4. CHAMPION CITY KINGS - signed Marcus Ernst, Dublin, OH, 6'0", 195 LB, infielder, freshman, Ohio State University
  5. QUINCY GEMS - signed Ty Gordon, Paragould, AR, 6'5", 230 LB, RHP, RS sophomore, University of Arkansas @ Little Rock
  6. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Will Harless, Abingdon, VA, 6'2", 197 LB, catcher, sophomore, Radford University.

TRANSACTIONS - Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The Quincy Gems were active oh Halloween, signing an outfielder, Robbie McGaha, from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a junior at USC Upstate. No other transactions on the day.

  1. QUINCY GEMS - signed Robbie McGaha, Downers Grove, IL, 6'1", 190 LB, junior, outfielder, USC - Upstate

TRANSACTIONS - Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The Danville Dans signed a player on Tuesday, while the Hannibal Hoots signed a player who played for their cross-river rival the Quincy Gems in 2017.

  1. DANVILLE DANS - signed Hunter Freese, Edmond, OK, 6'2", 195 LB, LHP, freshman, University of Kansas
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Dylan Chisholm, Quincy, IL, 5'10", 175 LB, LHP, senior, Lindenwood University at Belleville

TRANSACTIONS - Monday, October 29th, 2018

Monday the Hannibal Hoots added two players to their 2019 season roster and the League welcomed the Normal Cornbelters into our baseball family.

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Sean Beaver, San Diego, CA, 6'4", 180 LB, RHP, sophomore, Webster University
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Austin Woods, West Plains, MO, 6'0", 205 LB, outfielder, freshman, Drury

TRANSACTIONS - Sunday, October 28th, 2018

After a quiet day on Saturday, four players were signed on Sunday with the Cape Catfish, Hannibal Hoots, Quincy Gems and the Springfield Sliders all getting in on the action.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Wade Elliott, Edmond, OK, 6'0", 190 LB, infielder, freshman, University of Missouri, 
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Joe Roscetti, Sherman, IL, 6'0", 180 LB, infielder, RS freshman, Quincy University
  3. QUINCY GEMS - signed Dirk Wilson, Snohomish, WA, 6'0", 220 LB, catcher, sophomore, Wenatchee Valley College
  4. SPRINGFIELD SLIDERS - signed, Tyler Black, Reno, NV, 5'10", 170 LB, infielder, sophomore, Butte College

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, October 27, 2018            NO TRANSACTIONS


TRANSACTIONS - Friday, October 26th, 2018

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed John Behrends, Chattanooga, TN, 6'1", 190 LB, outfielder, red shirt freshman, Belmont University

TRANSACTIONS - Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Hannibal Hoots signed three more players on Thursday and the Danville Dans added an infielder to their 2019 roster.

  1. DANVILLE DANS - signed Mick Moody, Williamson, GA, 5'8", 165 LB, infielder, freshman, Mercer
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Parker Heidorf, Waukesha, WI, 6'8", 200 LB, RHP, freshman, Western Illinois University
  3. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Nathan Kuhn, Eagan, MN, 5'8", 175 LB, infielder, RS sophomore, Southwest Minnesota State University
  4. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Kyle Rosenfeld, Huntley, IL, 6'4", 183 LB, LHP, freshman, Western Illinois University

TRANSACTIONS - Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

The transaction wire was hot yesterday, with nine new players signing contracts to play for the Prospect League in 2019.

  1. DANVILLE DANS - signed Cade Brown, Cardiff, CL, 6'5, 200 LB, RHP, freshman, University of San Diego
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Hunter Becker, St. Louis, MO, 6'0", 205 LB, RHP, sophomore, Drury
  3. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Connor Manthey, Columbus, WI, 6'1", 225 LB, infielder, RS freshman, Bradley University
  4. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Brett Zimmerman, Frankfort, MI, 6'3", 195 LB, catcher, freshman, Wayne State
  5. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Jordan Bailey, Janesville, WI, 6'0", 190 LB, LHP , freshman, Bradley
  6. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Matt Phipps, Plantation, FL, 6'2", 215 LB, catcher, junior, West Kentucky University
  7. QUINCY GEMS - signed Lance Logsdon, Canton, MO, 6'4", 215 LB, infielder, freshman, Quincy University
  8. SPRINGFIELD SLIDERS - signed Rob Parks, St. Louis, MO, 6'1", 185 LB, LHP, junior, Lindenwood University Belleville
  9. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Chance Corbert, Pippa Passes, KY, 6'4", 200 LB, pitcher, junior,  Alice Lloyd College

TRANSACTIONS - Tuesday, October, 23, 2018

The Hannibal Hoots made it three straight days of signing players and Quincy added an infielder to their roster.

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Matt Ottsen, St. Louis, MO, 6'0", 180 LB, LHP, sophomore, Bucknell University
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Kyler Kent, Pottsboro, TX, 6'0", 200 LB, infielder, junior, Webster University
  3. QUINCY GEMS - signed Nolan Wosman, Palmyra, MO, 6'1", 205 LB, infielder, freshman, University of Arkansas

TRANSACTIONS - Monday, October, 22nd 2018

The Hannibal Hoots signed a player for the second straight day, as the Aviators, Catfish and Rex each signed a new player for the 2019 season.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Ryan Howe, Mount Prospect, IL, 6'2", 180 LB, infielder, freshman, Purdue
  2. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Benjamin Swords, Freeport, IL, 6'0", 200 LB, infielder, sophomore, Webster University
  3. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Matt Mackey, Holmes, FL, 6'0", 225 LB, outfielder, junior, Eastern Illinois University
  4. TERRE HAUTE REX - signed Will Hayes, Terre Haute, IN, 5'10", 170 LB, infielder, RS freshman, Missouri University of Science & Technology

TRANSACTIONS - Sunday, October, 21st 2018

The Hannibal Hoots were the only active team signing players on Sunday, reaching across the river and snatching a right-handed pitcher from Quincy.

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Hunter Wienhoff, Quincy, IL, 6'1", 195 LB, RHP, junior Wayne State

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, October 20th, 2018

The teams have focused on catchers now, with the last five contracts over a three-day period all going to catchers.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Brady Cottom, Matthews, NC, 6'0", 195 LB, catcher, senior, Marietta College
  2. DANVILLE DANS - signed Craig Keuchel, Conroe, TX, 5'11", 200 LB, catcher, sophomore Hill College

TRANSACTIONS - Friday, October 19th, 2018

For the second straight day and third straight contract it was a cacher that was signed. Quincy Gems on Friday, signed a catcher on otherwise a slow signing day.

  1. QUINCY GEMS - signed Dirk Wilson, Snohomish, WA, 6'0", 220 LB, catcher, sophomore, Wenatchee Valley College

TRANSACTIONS - Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Catchers were on the menu Thursday with the Lafayette Aviators and West Virginia Miners each signing a backstop.

  1. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Blake Schmitt, Franklin, TN, 6'0", 200 LB, catcher, freshman, Purdue
  2. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Dalton Cornett, Pippa Passes, KY,  6'0", 175 LB, catcher, sophomore, Alice Lloyd College

TRANSACTIONS - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Prospect League signed nine players to contracts for the 2019 season on Wednesday.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Andrew Stone, Cross Lanes, WV, 6'0", 195 LB, infielder, RS sophomore, West Virginia State
  2. CAPE CATFISH - signed Tommy Springer, Lakeview, MN, 6'0", 205 LB, RHP, freshman, University of Missouri
  3. DANVILLE DANS - signed Stone Parker, Kailua, HI, 6'4", 210 LB, RHP, freshman, University of Kansas
  4. DANVILLE DANS - signed Ryan Archibald, Churchville, MO, 6'2", 215 LB, infielder, freshman, University of Arizona
  5. DANVILLE DANS - signed Ryan Patel, Mundelein, IL, 6'2", 170 LB, infielder, freshman, St. Louis University
  6. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Cory Brooks, Hilliard, OH, 6'2", 205 LB, RHP, RS freshman, Purdue
  7. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Tyler Powers, Lafayette, IN, 5'9", 160 LB, infielder, sophomore, Purdue
  8. QUINCY GEMS - signed Humberto Maldonado, Las Vegas, NV, 6'3", 216 LB, infielder, sophomore, McCook Community College
  9. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS - signed Carlos Lara, Doral, FL, 6'0", 190 LB, infielder, sophomore, Palm Beach Atlantic University

TRANSACTIONS - Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

A day after the Cape Catfish sign their first player in franchise history, they sign their first manager, On Tuesday we saw the Dans inked three players to deals while the Hannibal Hoots up the Mississippi River from Cape, signed two pitchers, a lefty and a righty.  

The Cape Catfish, the Prospect League's newest wood bat college summer league team that will begin playing at Capaha Field in June 2019, Tuesday, hired former major leaguer Steve Larkin to manage the Catfish next season.  Click here for press release

Larkin, the brother of Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds shortstop, is no stranger to the Prospect League, having previously worked as a hitting and infield/outfield coach for the Chillicothe Paints. Larkin helped coach the Paints to a 34-26 record, second-place East Division finish and playoff appearance last summer. Larkin has been involved in the Prospect League for three years.

  1. DANVILLE DANS - signed Jesse Wainscott, Indianapolis, IN, 6'1", 198 LB, RHP, freshman, Eastern Illinois University
  2. DANVILLE DANS - signed Max Jung-Goldberg, Palo Alto, CA, 6', 195 LB, IF, sophomore, University of San Diego
  3. DANVILLE DANS - signed Jackson Kelly, Marietta, GA, 5' , 162 LB, RHP, freshman, Mercer University
  4. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Benji Downs, Terre Haute, IN, 6'4", 225 LB, RHP, freshman, Butler
  5. HANNIBAL HOOTS - sighed Robby Heberle, Georgetown, PA, 6', 190 LB, LHP, sophomore, Washington and Jackson

TRANSACTIONS - Monday, October 15th, 2018

The Cape Catfish signed their first player in franchise history, as the Danville Dans, Hannibal Hoots and Lafayette Aviators each signed a new players.

  1. CAPE CATFISH - signed Jackson Campbell, Russellville, KY, 5'10", 150 LB, Catcher, sophomore, Belmont University.
  2. DANVILLE DANS - signed R.J. Kuruts, Forrest City, PA, 6'0", 185 LB, RHP, sophomore, St. John Fisher University
  3. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Sam Scott, Mascoutah, IL, 6'0", 220 LB, Catcher, freshman, University of Dayton.
  4. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Tanner Haston, Martinsvillle, IN, 5'11", 180 LB, IF, freshman, Purdue University

TRANSACTIONS - Saturday, October 13th, 2018

The pace of signings slowed down on Saturday, with two new players signed to contracts for the 2019 season.

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Damien Yenzi, Pittsburgh, PA, 5'9", 185 LB, Infielder, sophomore, Marietta College
  2. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Jason All, LaFayette, IN, 6'0", 210 LB, Infielder, freshman, Butler University

TRANSACTIONS - Friday, October 12th, 2018

Prospect League teams were busy Friday signing seven new players to contracts for the 2019 summer season. 

  1. HANNIBAL HOOTS - signed Derek Boben, West Sunbury, PA, 6'0", 222 LB, RHP, sophomore. Slippery Rock University
  2. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Jason DeCicco, Crystal Lake, IL, 6'1", 200 LB, LHP, junior, Eastern Illinois University
  3. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Chris Monroe, Champaign, IL, 6'5", 245 LB, Infielder, junior, University of Illinois
  4. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Greg Gilbert, Westerville, OH, 6'3". 185 LB, Infielder, freshman, Butler University
  5. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed Jacob Dickson, Valparaiso, IN, 6'3", 225 LB, OF, senior, Purdue University, FT Wayne
  6. LAFAYETTE AVIATORS - signed John Cheatwood, China, CA, 6'4, 205 LB, RHP, sophomore, Lincoln Trail College
  7. QUINCY GEMS - signed Sean Klein, Fort Worth, TX, 5'10", 190 LB, Infielder, freshman, Garden City Community

 


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