Five Alums Win Stuff

This is a catch-all post with five pieces of information about former Valley Leagues players- some old, some young.

  1. Craig Albernaz (Woodstock 2004) was named the top manager in the Midwest League this season. The Bowling Green Hot Rods went 47-22 to win the first half pennant, and is currently 32-24 in the second half, in first place by a game. Craig was also named the best manager prospect in the Midwest League by Baseball America.
  2. Jacob Koos (Winchester 2016) was named 2nd team All-NECBL (New England Collegiate League) at outfield. Jacob hit 306/415/379 with 25 stolen bases in 124 at-bats in summer ball. He hit 291/387/423 for Stetson in 2018, with 23 stolen bases.
  3. Austin Gomber (Luray 2012) was named as the owner of the best breaking pitch in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America in their annual “Best Tools” article. In what should be no surprise, Austin is now installed in the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation.
  4. Nick Margevicius (Staunton 2015) has the best control in the Midwest League according to BA. He walked 9 batters in 76 1/3 innings for Fort Wayne, and has walked 8 in 44 1/3 innings in High-A Lake Elsinore.
  5. Trevor Craport (Harrisonburg 2016) is the best defensive third baseman in the South Atlantic League. Trevor is hitting 250/318/409 for Delmarva this season.

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