Trenton Thunder Alumni Report: August 2011

Thunder Alumni in Organized Ball (Years played for Thunder in parentheses. Changes for August 2011 indicated in boldface):

Alfredo Aceves (08): Red Sox

Manny Banuelos (11): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Lance Berkman (rehab 10): Cardinals

Rafael Betancourt (97-01): Rockies

Yhency Brazoban (03): AAA Round Rock (Rangers)

Andrew Brackman (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Dan Brewer (10-11): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Brian Bruney (rehab 08, 09): White Sox

Melky Cabrera (05): Royals

Robinson Cano (03- 04, rehab 06): Yankees

Buddy Carlyle (04): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Matt Carson (05-08): AAA Sacramento (Athletics)

Noel Castillo (09-10): A Tampa (Yankees)

Francisco Cervelli: (08, 09): Yankees

Joba Chamberlain (07): Yankees

Justin Christian (06,07,10): AA Richmond (Giants)

Anthony Claggett (08): AA Altoona (Pirates)

Tyler Clippard (06- 07):  Nationals

Phil Coke (08): Tigers

Jesus Colome (06): AAA Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Jose Contreras (03): Phillies

Reegie Corona (07-09): Yankees DL

JB Cox (06, 08): restricted list, Yankees

Colin Curtis (07- 09): Yankees DL

Matt Cusick (09-10): AA Arkansas (Angels)

Jorge De La Rosa (01-02): Rockies

Octavio Dotel (rehab 06): Cards  

Justin Duchscherer (00- 01): Orioles

Eric Duncan (05-06): AA Springfield (Cardinals)

Shelley Duncan (05- 06): AAA Columbus (Indians)

Mike Dunn (08- 09): Marlins

Frank Francisco (02): Blue Jays

Brett Gardner (06- 07): Yankees

Alberto Gonzalez (07): Padres

Taylor Grote (10): A Charleston (Yankees)

Eric Hacker (08-09): AAA Rochester (Twins)

Brad Halsey (03, 11): A Tampa (Yankees)

Sean Henn (04- 05): AAA Las Vegas (Blue Jays)

Phil Hughes (06- 07, rehab 11): Yankees

Walter Ibarra (08): A Tampa (Yankees)

Austin Jackson (07- 08): Tigers

Steven Jackson (07- 08): Pirates

Derek Jeter (rehab 03, 11): Yankees

Cody Johnson (11): A Tampa (Yankees)

Nick Johnson (rehab 03): AAA Columbus (Indians)

Jeff Karstens (05-07): Pirates

Ian Kennedy (07): DBacks

George Kontos (08-10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Zack Kroenke (07- 08): AAA Reno (DBacks)

Austin Krum (09-11) AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Brandon Laird (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Ron Mahay (95-97): AAA Memphis (Cardinals)

Jeff Marquez (07- 08): Yankees

Hideki Matsui (rehab 06): A’s

Zach McAllister (09): AAA Columbus (Indians)

Daniel McCutchen (07-08): Pirates

Mark Melancon (08): Astros

Trever Miller (94): Blue Jays

Kevin Millwood (11): AAA Pawtucket (Red Sox)

Juan Miranda (07): AAA Reno (DBacks)

D.J. Mitchell (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Jose Molina (rehab 09): Blue Jays

Jesus Montero (09): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Dioner Navarro (03-04): Dodgers

Hector Noesi (10): Yankees

Tim Norton (10-11): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Ivan Nova (09): Yankees

Eduardo Nunez (09): Yankees

Luis Nunez (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Adam Olbrychowski (09-10): A Potomac (Nationals)

Scott Patterson (06-07): AA Jackson (Mariners)

Carl Pavano (96, rehab 06, rehab 08): Twins

Lance Pendleton (09-10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Ramiro Pena (05-08): Yankees

David Phelps (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

P.J. Pilettere (07-09): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Ramon S. Ramirez (03-05): Giants

Rene Rivera (10): AAA Rochester (Twins)

David Robertson (07-08): Yankees

Kevin Russo (08): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Freddy Sanchez (01-02): Giants

Omir Santos (05-07): AAA Toledo (Tigers)

Bronson Sardinha (04-07): AA Tulsa (Rockies)

Josh Schmidt (08-11): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Graham Stoneburner (11): A Tampa (Yankees)

Jeff Suppan (95): AAA Omaha (Royals)

Jose Tabata (08): Pirates

Kanekoa Texiera (09): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Jose Valdez (08-09): AAA Oklahoma City (Astros)

Jorge Alberto Vazquez (09): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Chien-ming Wang (03-04): AAA Harrisburg (Nationals)

Adam Warren (10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Kevin Whelan (07-10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Eric Wordekemper (07-10): AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Chase Wright (07-08): AAA Nashville (Brewers)

Kevin Youkilis (02): Red Sox

Baseball Related Jobs

Andy Abad (95-97): coach, A Visalia (DBacks)

Scott Aldred: (pitching coach 07- 08), pitching coach, AAA Scranton (Yankees)

Andy Cannizaro (03-05, 07): scout, Yankees

Tony Clark (94): Director of Player Relations, Major League Players Baseball Association

Joe DePastino (96-99): minor league catching instructor (Tigers)

Ralph Dickenson (hitting coach 06):  hitting coach, A Dunedin (Jays)

Dave Eiland: special assistant, Rays

Scott Emerson (95- 96): pitching coach, AAA Sacramento (A’s)

Chad Epperson (97-99): minor league catching instructor, Red Sox

Bryan Eversgerd (96): pitching coach, AA Springfield (Cards)

Ethan Fagget (97): Assistant Director of Florida Baseball, Red Sox

Nomar Garciaparra (95): analyst, ESPN

Billy Gardner Jr. (manager 01-02): manager, AA Montgomery (Rays)

Edwar Gonzalez (08-10): hitting coach, GCL Yankees (Yankees)

Raul Gonzalez  (99): In probably the most unusual job for a Thunder alumni, Gonzalez has been hired by the Tigers (or by MLB, nobody seems to know which) as a companion for the troubled Miguel Cabrera. Gonzalez has a locker next to Cabrera, and works out with the team, but is not on the roster.

Mike Griffin (pitching coach, 99-02): pitching coach, AAA Norfolk (Orioles)

Danny Haas (01): scout, Red Sox

DeMarlo Hale (manager 97-99): bench coach, Red Sox

Ron Johnson (manager 02): coach, Red Sox

Justin Mashore (94, 99): coach, AA New Hampshire (Blue Jays)

Bill Masse (manager 05-06): eastern pro scout supervisor, Mariners

Carlos Mendoza (07-09): manager, Tampa rookie team (Yankees)

Lou Merloni (95-97): sports show host, WEEI, Boston

Lipso Nava (95): manager, A Augusta (Giants)

Al Nipper (pitching coach 95, 97): minor league pitching evaluator, Red Sox

Tom Runnells (manager 94): coach, Rockies

Kevin Reese (03-04): scout, Yankees

Donnie Sadler (95): minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator, Phillies

Eric Schmitt (03, 05): Asst VP, Baseball Operations, Yankees

Lee Tinsley (95): minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator, Cubs

Ralph Treuel (pitching coach 96, 98): minor league pitching coordinator, Red Sox

John Valentin (rehab 01): coach, AAA Albuquerque (Dodgers)

Pete Walker (97): pitching coach, AA New Hampshire (Blue Jays)

Independent & Foreign Leagues

Alex Ahumada (01-02): Piratas  de Campeche (Mexican League)

Aarom Baldiris (07): Orix Buffalos (Japan)

Phil Bartleski (09): Fort Worth Cats (American Association)

T.J. Beam (06): Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League)

Dee Brown (05): Seibu Lions (Japan)

Morgan Burkhart (99): manager, Calgary Vipers (Golden League)

Franciso Butto (06): Guerreros de Oaxaca (Mexican League)

Matt DeSalvo (04-06): York Revolution (Atlantic League)

Darin Everson (98): manager, Washington Wild Things (Frontier League).

Mike Gardner (07-08): Rockland Boulders (Can-Am League)

Noah Hall (07, 09): Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League)

Jeff Kennard (03-07): Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League)

Carlos Leon (00, 02): Yuma Scorpions (North American League)

Sandy Madera (04): Leones de Yucatan (Mexican League)

Charlie Manning (03-07): So. Maryland Blue Crabs (Atlantic League)

Brian Myrow (03): Winnipeg Goldeneyes (American Association)

Tomo Ohka (99): Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan)

Ed Riley (95): Manager, Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am League)

Luis Rodriguez (99-01): Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

Nerio Rodriguez (00): Acereros de Nortea (Mexican League)

Randy Ruiz (06): Rakuten Eagles (Japan)

Humberto Sanchez (08): Sutanes de Monterrey (Mexican League)

Seung Song (02): Lotte Giants (Korean)

Matt Smith (03-05): Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

Justin Snyder (09-10): St. Paul Saints (American Association)

Marcus Vechionacci (07-10):  Hanshin Tigers (Japan)

Francisco Villegas (03-04): Olmeces de Tabasco (Mexican League)

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