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Former Huskies In Professional Baseball
Release: 06/28/2009
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June 28, 2009

There are currently 18 former Washington baseball players in affiliated, professional baseball, including two Major Leaguers: pitchers Tim Lincecum of the Giants and Sean White of the Mariners.

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

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