23 Former VBLers Released From Pro Ball

In the Great Baseball Release Purge of 2020, a total of 23 former Valley Leaguers (as of this writing) were cut loose by their major league organizations over the past two months.

In the interest of time, I’ll list the players along with draft information, but will refrain from too much more. If you want to read about the 2019 seasons of these guys, check out the 2019 Valley League Annual.

In alphabetical order:

  • Walter Borkovich (Staunton 2015), signed as a free agent in 2017
  • Ben Breazeale (Harrisonburg 2014), 7th round pick in 2017
  • Jake Brodt (Aldie 2015), 9th round in 2018
  • Elliott Cary (Harrisonburg 2017), 29th round in 2019
  • Garrett Cave (Staunton 2015), 4th round in 2017
  • Billy Cooke (Charlottesville 2015), 8th round in 2017
  • Ray Hernandez (Purcellville 2016-2017), 29th round pick in 2018
  • Chris Huffman (Staunton 2012-2013), 14th round in 2014
  • Trey Jacobs (Staunton 2018), free agent in 2018
  • Sherman Johnson (Covington 2009-2010), 14th round pick in 2012
  • Malik Jones (Purcellville and Harrisonburg 2016), 23rd round in 2017
  • Orsen Josephina (Covington 2016), free agent in 2019
  • Matthew Koehler (Woodstock 2015, Purcellville 2018), 31st round in 2019
  • Zach Mort (Front Royal 2016), 8th round pick in 2018
  • DeAires Moses (Purcellville 2016), 19th round in 2016
  • Nate Pawelczyk (New Market 2016-2017), 10th round pick in 2019
  • Keven Pimentel (New Market 2017), 28th round pick in 2019
  • Brett Pope (Charlottesville 2015), 22nd rund in 2017
  • Jackie Urbaez (Purcellville 2018), 29th round in 2019
  • Brendan Venter (Harrisonburg 2017), 13th round pick in 2018
  • Nick Ward (Woodstock 2016), 34th round in 2018
  • Mac Williamson (Harrisonburg 2011), 3rd round in 2012
  • Kevin Woodall (New Market 2015), 10th round in 2018

If you’re keeping score at home, Staunton lost four players, Harrisonburg lost five, Aldie lost one, Charlottesville lost two, Purcellville lost five, Covington lost two, Woodstock lost two, Front Royal lost one, and New Market lost three.



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