Wednesday, February 20, 2008

2007 Road Warriors Alum

With the Road Warriors being replaced by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs this season, many Warriors will continue playing for other teams at different levels of play. Here's a look at where notable 2007 Warriors are playing in minor league baseball.

Sandy Aracena- York Revolution
Benito Baez- Newark Bears
Ian Bladergroen- Lancaster Barnstormers
Jason Bryan- St. George of the Golden League
Casey Cahill- Somerset Patriots
Alberto Castillo- Baltimore Orioles
Carlos Castillo- Bridgeport Bluefish released, signed by Long Island
Vito Chiaravalloti- Somerset Patriots
Randy Dicken- Bridgeport Bluefish
Steve Doetsch- Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League, Gulf Coast Nationals, making the transition to pitcher
Chris Eickhorst- Bridgeport Bluefish
Travis Ezi- York Revolution
Ron Fenwick- Shreveport Sports of the American Association
Julio Guerrero- Camden Riversharks
Estee Harris- Long Island Ducks-signed by the Chicago White Sox
Charlie Hesseltine- Bridgeport Bluefish
David Housel- Somerset Patriots
Kieran Mattison- Grand Prairie AirHogs
Jorge Mejia- Calgary Vipers of the Golden League
Manuel Mejia- Lancaster Barnstormers
Gabe Suarez- Camden Riversharks
Jeff Tam- Bridgeport Bluefish
Emmanuel Ulloa- Long Island Ducks

Former Road Warrior catcher Robinson Cancel made it back to the Major Leagues with the New York Mets. Cancel is the first of two Road Warrior alum to do so, LHP Alberto Castillo was called up into the Baltimore Orioles bullpen this season as well. With this, Castillo completes a long road to the show that began with his fleeing from Cuba and originally being drafted as a first baseman in 1994. Since then Castillo made the transition to pitcher and, played 7 years in independent ball and sat out for 2 years as well. Good luck to all former Road Warriors.  

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