Alumni Update: Eight is Enough!
As the Revolution opens up the season with a week on the road, it’s time to take a moment to drop in on eight former York standouts who are also thriving away from PeoplesBank Park.
Jose Constanza – OF, 2015
Constanza is hitting the ground running for Leones de Yucatan in the Mexican League, hitting .417 with a pair of runs and an RBI in his first three games. The former major leaguer made a 31-game stop in York last summer, hitting .324 and stealing 21 bases en route to 29 runs.
Ryan Feierabend – LHP, 2012
Feierabend is in the midst of his second season with the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization. Through four appearances the southpaw is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA over 24 innings for the Seoul-based ballclub. Feierabend made 18 starts for the Revs in 2012, going 9-5 with a 2.71 ERA, including three complete games.
Justin Greene – OF, 2014
Joining Constanza in Mexico is Greene, who’s off to a blazing start for Saraperpos de Saltillo. Greene is hitting .342 with four doubles, a home run, and three driven in in his first 17 games; he has also stolen five bases in five chances. He was all over the place for Saltillo on April 17, going 3-for-5 with a pair of two-sackers and three runs, including the game winner in the bottom of the 10th of an 8-7 win over Oaxaca. Greene mashed for the Revs in 2014, hitting .358 with 81 runs and a .923 OPS in 108 games.
Edward Paredes – LHP, 2013-15
Paredes began the 2016 slate with the Arkansas Travelers, the Angels’ Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. Over his first five appearances his stuff has been as hot as the weather, as he’s struck out seven in 3.1 innings of work while sporting a spotless ERA. Paredes pitched in 131 games for the Revs over the past three seasons, going 9-6 with a 3.19 ERA and 152 strikeouts over 141 innings.
Mikey Reynolds – INF, 2015
Reynolds has nine hits, including a triple, and six RBIs in 12 games for the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Advanced-A Florida State League. His triple drove in two runs in the Cardinals’ April 12 showdown with Daytona. Reynolds hit .280 with six doubles, three triples, a home run, and 17 RBIs in 73 York games last season.
Scott Rice – LHP, 2011
Rice now plays for the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A club in the Pacific Coast League. Through six appearances he has given up four runs (three earned) in 4.1 innings. An early asset in the bullpen from the Revs’ 2011 Atlantic League champions, Rice sported a 2.45 ERA in 14.2 innings over 15 appearances that season.
Ian Thomas – LHP, 2012
Thomas is off to a fine start out of the bullpen for the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the PCL, going 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and six strikeouts over 7.1 innings in his first three appearances. His season debut on April 9 in Nashville was a dandy as he tossed three scoreless innings of relief with a walk and three strikeouts, picking up the W in a 2-1 decision over the Sounds. Thomas made seven stellar appearances for York in 2012, allowing one earned run over 9.1 innings before signing with the Braves organization, with whom he made his major league debut in 2014.
Shannon Wilkerson – OF, 2015
Wilkerson has played four games for the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Twins’ Double-A farm team in the Southern League. He drove in runs in the Lookouts’ April 16 game against Jacksonville and again three days later in Mississippi, picking up his first hit of the season in the latter game. Wilkerson hit .256 with 11 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs in 40 games for the Revs in 2015.
We’ll check back next month to see how these players progress through their seasons.