An Update On MLB Players With Capital Region Ties
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.
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.