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An Update On MLB Players With Capital Region Ties

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Right now, there are 3 players in Major League Baseball with ties to the Capital Region.

So now that we’re about a third of the way through the 2011 MLB season, how are they all doing?

Here’s an update.

CASPER WELLS: The Schenectady High School graduate is a reserve outfielder with the Detroit Tigers.  He’s currently hitting .230 with 2 homeruns and 8 RBI’s in 61 at-bats.  He’s played 36 games and has 15 starts.

Wells made his MLB debut for the Tigers last season.  He hit .323 with 4 HR’s and 17 RBI’s in his rookie season.

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TIM STAUFFER: The San Diego Padres starting pitcher graduated from Saratoga Central Catholic in 2000 after leading the Saints to the 2000 NYS Class C Championship game where they finished 2nd.

Right now, Stauffer is 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA in 12 starts with San Diego.  He got the first win of the season on May 28th against Washington as he went 7 innings while giving up just a run.

In 6 seasons with the Padres, Stauffer is 15-23 with a 4.05 ERA.  He missed the entire 2008 season due to shoulder surgery.  The 29-year old is coming off the best season of his big league career.  He went 6-5 record with a 1.85 ERA and made several keys starts for the Padres in their surprising playoff push last September.

JOHN LANNAN: The Siena College graduate is a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals.  Lannan is 3-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 12 starts this year.

Lannan, who was selected by the Nationals in the 11th round (324th overall) of the 2005 MLB Draft, has pitched 5 years for the Nationals.  He’s 31-43 with a 4.09 ERA in 107 career starts.

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