June 28, 2009
All five Huskies who were taken in this year's draft have signed and have begun their pro careers. Jake Rife is in Arizona, playing in the Angels' organization. Jason Erickson (Pirates) is off to a solid start in State College, Pa., while Brian Pearl (Reds) and Jorden Merry (Mariners) just made their first appearance in Billings, Mont., and Pulaski, Va., respectively.
Kyle Conley was the most recent to join, and he's been sent to Quad Cities in the Midwest League.
Following is a list of former Washington players in professional baseball, followed by a list of former Huskies in independent ball:
HUSKIES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Player Team Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Sean White Seattle Mariners
HUSKIES IN MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Player Current Team Level League Organization Harrison Bishop Lynchburg Hi-A CAR Pirates Kyle Conley Quad Cities Lo-A MWL Cardinals Danny Cox GCL Yankees R GCL Yankees Jason Erickson State College SS-A NYP Pirates Nick Hagadone Greenville Lo-A SAL Red Sox Matt Hague Lynchburg Hi-A CAR Pirates Nick Haughian Aberdeen SS-A NYP Orioles Ben Johnson Salt Lake AAA PCL Angels Richie Lentz Portland AA EL Red Sox Brent Lillibridge Charlotte AAA INT Braves Jorden Merry Pulaski R APP Mariners John Otness Pawtucket AAA INT Red Sox Kyle Parker West Tenn AA SOU Mariners Brian Pearl Billings R PIO Reds Jake Rife AZL Angels R AZL Angels Matthew Tucker Frederick Hi-A CAR Orioles
Note: This list includes all players who played at the UW, whether or not they concluded their collegiate career with the Huskies.
Abbreviations: AAA - triple-A AA - double-A Hi-A - advanced single-A Lo-A - single-A SS-A - short-season single-A R- rookie
Leagues: APP - Appalachian League AZL - Arizona League CAR - Carolina League EL - Eastern League GCL - Gulf Coast League INT - International League MWL - Midwest League NYP - New York-Penn League PCL - Pacific Coast League PIO - Pioneer League SOU - Southern League
HUSKIES IN INDEPENDENT BASEBALL Player Pos. Team League Elliott Cribby RHP Rockford RiverHawks Frontier Ryan Harris RHP Laredo Broncos United Andre Marshall OF Tucson Toros Golden