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Where Are They Now? Ex-Indians Make Noise In Baseball

Tue., May 28, 1996

Searching for a National League manager of the year candidate?

Find a former Spokane Indian. Looking for a Triple-A all-star?

Consider a recent Spokane Indian.

Hunting for an edge in your fantasy league for 1997 or 1998?

Choose a former Indians pitcher. Almost two months into the first complete baseball season in three years, there are 15 former Indians on major-league rosters, nine in the American League and six in the National. Three of the 28 managers have been Spokane skippers. Dozens of big-league coaches, scouts, officials and minor-league managers and coaches have played, managed or coached for the Indians.

Many days, three ex-Indians - pitcher Ricky Bones, shortstop Jose Valentin and outfielder Matt Mieske - are in the lineup of the Milwaukee Brewers.

With the season approaching its onethird point, who looks more like a manager of the year candidate than San Diego’s Bruce Bochy?

Bochy, who directed Dave Staton, Darrell Sherman, Rick Davis and Co. to the 1989 Northwest League championship, has the Padres comfortably atop the N.L. West. The saddest of sad sacks not long ago, the Pads have one of the four best records in the big leagues.

Granted, Bochy has been winning with only seven homegrown players, just three of them ex-Indians. However, a change of ownership may have ended the days when the Pads routinely dispatched prospects such as Carlos Baerga, Roberto Alomar and Sandy Alomar Jr., Ozzie Guillen, Dave Hollins and the Milwaukee trio in unproductive trades.

After 12 seasons with San Diego, Spokane joined the Kansas City Royals farm system last summer.

Because four lean years followed Spokane’s four consecutive Northwest League pennants (1987-90), only a handful of ex-Indians play at the Triple-A level. All played for San Diego in Spokane.

Las Vegas first baseman Jason Thompson is the most successful. The left-handed power hitter should be in the running for a berth on the all-star team.

Late last week, Thompson had a .331 average with 11 doubles and 10 home runs. He is second among Pacific Coast League hitters in slugging percentage (.614) and fourth in on-base percentage (.416).

Conversely, pitcher Glenn Dishman is having a terrible time. Dishman, on the brink of a long stay in San Diego a year ago, failed to keep his spot in the rotation this spring. Now, the left-hander, who pitched a no-hitter for Spokane, has a 1-3 record and 7.83 ERA for the Stars.

At the other end of the spectrum, right-hander Brad Kaufman (1993), southpaw Heath Murray (1994) and reliever Bubba Dixon (1994) are helping former Spokane skipper Ed Romero keep the Memphis Chicks atop the Double-A Southern League’s Western Division.

Murray (5-2) leads the league in innings and strikeouts and is third in earned-run average with a 2.26 mark. Kaufman (5-2) stands ninth in ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 58 innings. Dixon is 2-1 and 2.10 with 37 K’s in 30 innings.

Their teammates include 1993 Indians center fielder Earl Johnson, ‘95 minor league stolen-base leader.

The bulk of Spokane’s most recent San Diego farmhands play Class-A ball at Rancho Cucamonga of the California League or Clinton of the Midwest League. Active members of last year’s Indians have been assigned to Kansas City affiliates at Wilmington of the Carolina League or Lansing of the Midwest.

Finally, if you’re trying to pick a Hall of Fame inductee for 2001, choose a former Indian for that, too. Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda only needs to retire to qualify.

At the reins

Ex-Indians Bobby Valentine and Bill Plummer, both former big-league managers, have their teams in first place. Valentine handles Norfolk in the International League for the Mets. Plummer is at Jacksonville, Detroit’s affiliate in the Southern League’s Eastern Division.

Mike Basso and Tommy LeVasseur, off Spokane’s 1986 team, are rookie managers. Basso directs Rancho Cucamonga. LeVasseur will make his debut with Seattle’s Peoria Arizona League entry this summer.

Zounds, Zags

Big-league teams snapped up two Gonzaga University players in last June’s free agent draft, and both appear to be worthy.

Pitcher Darin Blood went to San Francisco in the third round. Cleveland grabbed outfielder Scott Morgan, better known as a basketball player, with its seventh pick.

After breaking into pro ball last summer with Bellingham’s Northwest League club, Blood ranks with the Cal League’s best. He has a 5-3 record and an ERA of 3.02, fifth best in the league, playing for San Jose.

Morgan drove in 20 runs in a 17-game span through May 15 then surged again last week to take the South Atlantic League batting lead with a .329 mark. Morgan, with Columbus, leads the organization, as well as the league, with 38 RBIs. He also tops the league with 18 doubles and, helped by 10 home runs, ranks second in slugging percentage.

Cougar country

Mike Kinkade, a human batting machine at Washington State, is hammering Midwest League pitching at a .308 clip for Beloit with 20 extra-base hits and a .531 slugging percentage that ranks fifth. Milwaukee drafted Kinkade in last year’s ninth round, and he promptly became the Pioneer League’s all-star third baseman.

Veteran right-handed reliever David Wainhouse, a first-round pick in 1988, leads the Double-A Southern League and Pittsburgh organization in saves with 11 for Carolina. Wainhouse, who tasted big-league coffee with Montreal, will represent the Mudcats Thursday when the Southern League All-Stars face the Chicago Cubs in Orlando.

Atoned at last

When last charted, catcher Melvin Rosario, who spent two seasons in Spokane, was well on the way to becoming one of the biggest disappointments in the recent history of the San Diego organization.

Now, Rosario toils for Baltimore at High Desert, and he is toiling very well. Rosario leads the farm system and ranks third in Cal League batting with a .361 mark. He stands first or second in home runs (12) and runs batted in (38) with a blistering .694 slugging percentage.

Infielder Antonio Fernandez, part of San Diego’s last Spokane club in 1994, passed Rosario a few days ago to take the league batting lead with a .366 mark for Rancho Cucamonga.

Busy man

Before long, Steve Farlow (1990) will begin his third season as Sioux City shortstop in the unrecognized Northern League, but he doesn’t drag his feet during the off-season.

This spring, Farlow helped coach the baseball team at Westmar University in LeMars, Iowa. Then, he picked up his degree in marketing. After the season, on Oct. 19, the Californian will wed Dawn Henninger.

So, who has time to sweep the stands?

Tiger, Tiger burning slightly

At the risk of belaboring the American League’s execrable pitching, know that no Detroit pitcher has won more games than Greg Keagle, who shared the spotlight with Dishman here in 1993.

Keagle has a 3-3 record for the Tigers. Although his earned-run average is a horrid 8.23, it’s not far above the staff average, which is on track to become the worst in major-league history.

Notes

Memphis infielder Greg LaRocca, shortstop for the 1994 Indians, also will play for the Southern League All-Stars… . Todd Schmitt (1992), hampered by back problems since topping the Cal League with 29 saves in ‘94, returned to Rancho Cucamonga this month. Four saves later he went up to Las Vegas.

Mark Quinn and Pat Hallmark, infielder and catcher, respectively, for last season’s Indians, are batting .330 and .285 as outfielders at Lansing. Hallmark is second in the Midwest League with 15 doubles. Quinn recently drove in 16 runs in 14 games. … Spokane teammate Steve Prihoda, who finished 1-6, 3.25 last summer, has made 10 consecutive scoreless relief appearances for Wilmington and has a 3-0 record, a remarkable 0.26 earned-run average and eight saves.

Tony Mounce, a second-year left-hander from Kamiakin High in Kennewick, has a modest 2-2 record for Kissimmee of the Florida State League, but he’s second in the Houston organization with a 2.30 ERA. … 1986 Indians coach Sonny Siebert, who played for Oklahoma in 1948, and Roy Smalley Jr., the USC grad who was Spokane’s shortstop in 1975, have been named to 50th anniversary College World Series all-decade teams.

Houston right-hander Doug Brocail, who joined Milwaukee’s Ricky Bones on Spokane’s excellent 1986 pitching staff, suffered an apparently serious shoulder injury May 10, but he’s scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Jackson today… . Seattle’s Ron Fairly (1960), one of the select group who played more than 20 years in the big leagues, and Tom Paciorek (1970-71) of the White Sox are among the handful of former Indians in major-league broadcast booths.

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MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: Where are they now? Former Spokane Indians and ex-area high school or college players active in professional baseball during the first month of the 1996 season. Major-league players are listed chronologically. Because their players still dominate the ranks of former Indians, minor-league teams are San Diego affiliates, except for Lansing, which is affiliated with Kansas City. Players in other organizations are grouped by leagues. Their years with Spokane or, where appropriate, their major-league organization or school, are shown in parentheses. Major league officials Conditioning coach Dean Armitrage (1987-89) San Diego; general manager *Jim Beattie (1981) Montreal, special assistant *Bobby Bragan (1958-59) Texas, special assistant *Preston Gomez (1960-62) California, vice-president marketing Steve Greenberg (1973-74) Pittsburgh, community relations director *Don Newcombe (1961) Los Angeles, special assistant *Bill Rigney (1938) Oakland, general manager Kevin Towers (1989-90) San Diego.

Major league players

American League: #Dick Schofield (1982) California, Sandy Alomar Jr. (1984) Cleveland, Joey Cora (1985) Seattle, Ricky Bones (1986) Milwaukee, Dave Hollins (1987) Minnesota, Greg Keagle (1993) Detroit, Warren Newson (1986) Texas, Jose Valentin (1987) Milwaukee, Matt Mieske (1990) Milwaukee.

National League: #Doug Brocail (1986) Houston, Thomas Howard (1986) Cincinnati, Bryce Florie (1989) San Diego, Luis Lopez (1988) San Diego, Lance Painter (1990) Colorado, Scott Sanders (1990) San Diego.

Major league managers Bruce Bochy (1989) San Diego, Rene Lachemann (1979-81) Florida, Tom Lasorda (1969-71) Los Angeles.

Major league coaches Bill Buckner (1969-70) White Sox, Mike Cubbage (1974-75) Mets, Tim Flannery (1993) San Diego, Jim Gantner (1977) Milwaukee, Gene Glynn (1990-91) Colorado, Frank Howard (1959-60, 1976) Mets, Ron Jackson (1982) White Sox, Tim Johnson (1971) Boston, Bob Lillis (1959) San Francisco, Davey Lopes (1970) San Diego, Sam Mejias (1976) Seattle, Tony Muser (1978) Cubs, Jerry Narron (1980, 1982) Texas, Rob Picciolo (1986-87) San Diego, Jamie Quirk (1978) Kansas City, Tommie Reynolds (1976-78) St. Louis, Bill Russell (1970) Los Angeles, Ned Yost (1978) Atlanta.

Scouts *Juan Bernhardt (1979) White Sox, *Joe Coleman (1980-82) California, *Ramon Conde (1960-61) Milwaukee, *Ed Crosby (1979) White Sox, *Bobby Darwin (1969, 1972) Los Angeles, Manny Estrada (1979-81) Baltimore, *Dick Egan (1966, 1968) Florida, *Jim Fairey (1967) Texas, Dick Hanlon (1958) Los Angeles, *Tim Harkness (1961) San Diego, Larry Himes (1965) Cubs, Wilbur “Moose” Johnson (1952-53) Toronto, John Kuehl (1988) Oakland, *Don LeJohn (1963) Los Angeles, *Rodney McCray (1984) San Diego; *Mel Nelson (1960) Yankees, Lance Nichols (1966) Colorado, *Bill Singer (1964-66) Florida, *Jerry Stephenson (1970-71) Boston, *Larry “Moose” Stubing (1982) California, *Stan Williams (1966) Kansas City.

Minor leagues Triple-A Las Vegas (Pacific Coast): *Glenn Dishman (1993), trainer Steve Sayles (1985-86), Todd Schmitt (1992), Jason Thompson (1993). American Association: *Paul Faries (1987) Iowa (Cubs). Released: Scott Bream (1991) Iowa (Cubs). International League: Manager *Pete Mackanin (1973-74) Ottawa (Montreal), *Pedro Martinez (Aquino) (1987-88) Norfolk (Mets), coach *Mike Parrott (1980) Charlotte (Florida), *A.J. Sager (1988) Toledo (Detroit), *Jim Tatum (1985) Pawtucket (Boston), manager *Bobby Valentine (1969-70) Norfolk (Mets). Pacific Coast League: *Jerald Clark (1985), Calgary (Pittsburgh), *Scott Fredrickson (1990) Colorado Springs (Colorado), *Jonathan “Jay” Gainer (1990) Colorado Springs (Colorado), coach *Don Reynolds (1981) Tucson (Houston), coach *Pete Richert (1961, 1963-64) Edmonton (Oakland), coach *Wilfred “Sonny” Siebert (1986) Colorado Springs (Colorado).

Double-A Memphis (Southern): Julio Bruno (1990), Shane Dennis (1994), Bubba Dixon (1994), Brad Kaufman (1993), Joey Long (1992), Heath Murray (1994), Earl Johnson (1993), Greg LaRocca (1994), coach *Bruce Tanner (1990) Carolina (Pittsburgh) Eastern League: Coach *Jack Lamabe (1987-88, 1991) New Haven (Colorado). Southern League: Tom Doyle (1993) Chattanooga (Cincinnati), Craig Hanson (1991) Port City (Seattle), Adrian Hollinger (1992) Greenville (Atlanta), coach *Von Joshua (1969-71) Birmingham (White Sox), coach Barry Moss (1992-93) Orlando (Cubs), manager *Bill Plummer (1979) Jacksonville (Detroit), Jerrey Thurston (1991) Orlando (Cubs), Archie Vasquez (1991-92) Birmingham (White Sox). Texas League: Manager Greg Biagini (1979) Oklahoma City (Texas), Roberto DeLeon (1992) Shreveport (San Francisco), manager *Bobby Jones (1973-75) Tulsa (Texas), coach *Gary Lance (1979-80) Wichita (Kansas City).

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (California): Manager Mike Basso (1986), Eduardo Cuevas (1993), Keith Davis (1994), Todd Erdos (1992-93), Antonio Fernandez (1994), Chris Logan (1994), Roy McKinnis (1993), Gary Matthews (1994), Juan Melo (1994), Chris Prieto (1993), coach Saul Soltero (1987), Brett Walters (1994), Dickie Woodridge (1994). Clinton (Midwest): Matt Clement (1994), Jarman Leach (1994), James “Jay” Johnson (1994). Lansing (Midwest): Justin Adam (1995), Emiliano Escandon (1995), Adam Finnieston (1995), Pat Hallmark (1995), Brent Kaysner (1995), Mark Melito (1995), Mark Quinn (1995), Jason Ritter (1995), Mike Robbins (1995), Juan Robles (1995), Craig Sanders (1995), Jose Santiago (1995), Brent Schafer (1995), Modesto Villarreal (1995). Arizona League: Manager Tom LeVasseur (1986) Peoria (Seattle). California League: Bobby Bonds II (1992) San Jose (San Francisco), manager *Joe Ferguson (1971) High Desert (Baltimore), coach *Charlie Hough (1970-71) San Bernardino (Los Angeles), Jeff Pearce (1990) Lancaster (Seattle), Melvin Rosario (1992-93) High Desert (Baltimore). Carolina League: Steve Prihoda (1995) Wilmington (Kansas City), coach *Ken Rowe (1962-64) Kinston (Cleveland), Matt Saier (1995) Wilmington (Kansas City), Brian Wolff (1993) Wilmington (Kansas City). Florida State League: Coach *Jack Billingham (1965-67) Kissimmee (Houston. Gulf Coast: Manager Al Pedrique (1995) GCL Royals (Kansas City). Midwest League: Coach Stu Cliburn (1982) Fort Wayne (Minnesota), coach Juan Lopez (1986-78) Burlington (San Francisco), coach Brian Peterson (1988) Kane County (Florida). Northern League: Kevin Farlow (1990) Sioux City.

Area collegians *Marvin Benard (Lewis-Clark State) San Francisco, coach Pookie Bernstine (LCSC) Michigan (Boston), Shawn Buhner (LCSC) Lancaster (California), *Steve Decker (LCSC) San Francisco, *Tom Edens (LCSC) Rochester (Baltimore), Keith Foulks (LCSC) Shreveport (San Francisco), Gary Hagy (EWU) Kinston (Cleveland), Terrel Hansen (Washington State) Jacksonville (Detroit), coach Rusty Harris (LCSC) Jackson (Houston), *Scott Hatteberg (WSU) Pawtucket (Boston), Mike Kinkade (WSU) Beloit (Milwaukee), manager Don Long (WSU) Vancouver (California), Scott Morgan (Gonzaga) Columbus (Cleveland), *John Olerud (WSU) Toronto, coach *Frank Reberger (Idaho) Vancouver (California), Mike Redmond (Gonzaga) Portland, Maine (Florida), *Steve Reed (LCSC) Colorado, *Aaron Sele (WSU) Boston, Mark Small (WSU) *Tucson (Houston), vice-president of baseball operations Bill Stoneman (Idaho) Montreal, *Russ Swan (CCS) Las Vegas (San Diego), coach *Rick Sweet (Gonzaga) Houston, *David Wainhouse (WSU) Carolina (Pittsburgh), *Bob Wells (CCS) Seattle, Todd Wilson (LCSC) San Jose (San Francisco), Kenny Woods (LCSC) Shreveport (San Francisco).

Area preps Darin Blood (Post Falls/Central Valley/Gonzaga University) San Jose (San Francisco), Don O’Neal (University/Whitworth) extended spring training (Detroit), Matt Sachse (Ferris) extended spring training (Seattle), *Ryne Sandberg (North Central) Chicago Cubs, John Schroeder (Coeur d’Alene) Fort Wayne (Minnesota), Tate Seefried (Central Valley) Norwich (Yankees), *Kevin Stocker (Central Valley) Philadelphia, John Thompson (Shadle Park) Lancaster (Seattle), manager *Elliott “Bump” Wills (Central Valley) Hudson Valley (Texas).

Sons of former Indians *Mike Brumley (*Mike Brumley, 1960, 1963), Tucson (Houston), *Robb Nen (*Dick Nen, 1963-64) Florida, manager *Geno Petralli (Gene Petralli, 1948) GCL Orioles (Baltimore). *Denotes major-league playing experience. #Denotes disabled list.

This sidebar appeared with the story: Where are they now? Former Spokane Indians and ex-area high school or college players active in professional baseball during the first month of the 1996 season. Major-league players are listed chronologically. Because their players still dominate the ranks of former Indians, minor-league teams are San Diego affiliates, except for Lansing, which is affiliated with Kansas City. Players in other organizations are grouped by leagues. Their years with Spokane or, where appropriate, their major-league organization or school, are shown in parentheses. Major league officials Conditioning coach Dean Armitrage (1987-89) San Diego; general manager *Jim Beattie (1981) Montreal, special assistant *Bobby Bragan (1958-59) Texas, special assistant *Preston Gomez (1960-62) California, vice-president marketing Steve Greenberg (1973-74) Pittsburgh, community relations director *Don Newcombe (1961) Los Angeles, special assistant *Bill Rigney (1938) Oakland, general manager Kevin Towers (1989-90) San Diego.

Major league players

American League: #Dick Schofield (1982) California, Sandy Alomar Jr. (1984) Cleveland, Joey Cora (1985) Seattle, Ricky Bones (1986) Milwaukee, Dave Hollins (1987) Minnesota, Greg Keagle (1993) Detroit, Warren Newson (1986) Texas, Jose Valentin (1987) Milwaukee, Matt Mieske (1990) Milwaukee.

National League: #Doug Brocail (1986) Houston, Thomas Howard (1986) Cincinnati, Bryce Florie (1989) San Diego, Luis Lopez (1988) San Diego, Lance Painter (1990) Colorado, Scott Sanders (1990) San Diego.

Major league managers Bruce Bochy (1989) San Diego, Rene Lachemann (1979-81) Florida, Tom Lasorda (1969-71) Los Angeles.

Major league coaches Bill Buckner (1969-70) White Sox, Mike Cubbage (1974-75) Mets, Tim Flannery (1993) San Diego, Jim Gantner (1977) Milwaukee, Gene Glynn (1990-91) Colorado, Frank Howard (1959-60, 1976) Mets, Ron Jackson (1982) White Sox, Tim Johnson (1971) Boston, Bob Lillis (1959) San Francisco, Davey Lopes (1970) San Diego, Sam Mejias (1976) Seattle, Tony Muser (1978) Cubs, Jerry Narron (1980, 1982) Texas, Rob Picciolo (1986-87) San Diego, Jamie Quirk (1978) Kansas City, Tommie Reynolds (1976-78) St. Louis, Bill Russell (1970) Los Angeles, Ned Yost (1978) Atlanta.

Scouts *Juan Bernhardt (1979) White Sox, *Joe Coleman (1980-82) California, *Ramon Conde (1960-61) Milwaukee, *Ed Crosby (1979) White Sox, *Bobby Darwin (1969, 1972) Los Angeles, Manny Estrada (1979-81) Baltimore, *Dick Egan (1966, 1968) Florida, *Jim Fairey (1967) Texas, Dick Hanlon (1958) Los Angeles, *Tim Harkness (1961) San Diego, Larry Himes (1965) Cubs, Wilbur “Moose” Johnson (1952-53) Toronto, John Kuehl (1988) Oakland, *Don LeJohn (1963) Los Angeles, *Rodney McCray (1984) San Diego; *Mel Nelson (1960) Yankees, Lance Nichols (1966) Colorado, *Bill Singer (1964-66) Florida, *Jerry Stephenson (1970-71) Boston, *Larry “Moose” Stubing (1982) California, *Stan Williams (1966) Kansas City.

Minor leagues Triple-A Las Vegas (Pacific Coast): *Glenn Dishman (1993), trainer Steve Sayles (1985-86), Todd Schmitt (1992), Jason Thompson (1993). American Association: *Paul Faries (1987) Iowa (Cubs). Released: Scott Bream (1991) Iowa (Cubs). International League: Manager *Pete Mackanin (1973-74) Ottawa (Montreal), *Pedro Martinez (Aquino) (1987-88) Norfolk (Mets), coach *Mike Parrott (1980) Charlotte (Florida), *A.J. Sager (1988) Toledo (Detroit), *Jim Tatum (1985) Pawtucket (Boston), manager *Bobby Valentine (1969-70) Norfolk (Mets). Pacific Coast League: *Jerald Clark (1985), Calgary (Pittsburgh), *Scott Fredrickson (1990) Colorado Springs (Colorado), *Jonathan “Jay” Gainer (1990) Colorado Springs (Colorado), coach *Don Reynolds (1981) Tucson (Houston), coach *Pete Richert (1961, 1963-64) Edmonton (Oakland), coach *Wilfred “Sonny” Siebert (1986) Colorado Springs (Colorado).

Double-A Memphis (Southern): Julio Bruno (1990), Shane Dennis (1994), Bubba Dixon (1994), Brad Kaufman (1993), Joey Long (1992), Heath Murray (1994), Earl Johnson (1993), Greg LaRocca (1994), coach *Bruce Tanner (1990) Carolina (Pittsburgh) Eastern League: Coach *Jack Lamabe (1987-88, 1991) New Haven (Colorado). Southern League: Tom Doyle (1993) Chattanooga (Cincinnati), Craig Hanson (1991) Port City (Seattle), Adrian Hollinger (1992) Greenville (Atlanta), coach *Von Joshua (1969-71) Birmingham (White Sox), coach Barry Moss (1992-93) Orlando (Cubs), manager *Bill Plummer (1979) Jacksonville (Detroit), Jerrey Thurston (1991) Orlando (Cubs), Archie Vasquez (1991-92) Birmingham (White Sox). Texas League: Manager Greg Biagini (1979) Oklahoma City (Texas), Roberto DeLeon (1992) Shreveport (San Francisco), manager *Bobby Jones (1973-75) Tulsa (Texas), coach *Gary Lance (1979-80) Wichita (Kansas City).

Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (California): Manager Mike Basso (1986), Eduardo Cuevas (1993), Keith Davis (1994), Todd Erdos (1992-93), Antonio Fernandez (1994), Chris Logan (1994), Roy McKinnis (1993), Gary Matthews (1994), Juan Melo (1994), Chris Prieto (1993), coach Saul Soltero (1987), Brett Walters (1994), Dickie Woodridge (1994). Clinton (Midwest): Matt Clement (1994), Jarman Leach (1994), James “Jay” Johnson (1994). Lansing (Midwest): Justin Adam (1995), Emiliano Escandon (1995), Adam Finnieston (1995), Pat Hallmark (1995), Brent Kaysner (1995), Mark Melito (1995), Mark Quinn (1995), Jason Ritter (1995), Mike Robbins (1995), Juan Robles (1995), Craig Sanders (1995), Jose Santiago (1995), Brent Schafer (1995), Modesto Villarreal (1995). Arizona League: Manager Tom LeVasseur (1986) Peoria (Seattle). California League: Bobby Bonds II (1992) San Jose (San Francisco), manager *Joe Ferguson (1971) High Desert (Baltimore), coach *Charlie Hough (1970-71) San Bernardino (Los Angeles), Jeff Pearce (1990) Lancaster (Seattle), Melvin Rosario (1992-93) High Desert (Baltimore). Carolina League: Steve Prihoda (1995) Wilmington (Kansas City), coach *Ken Rowe (1962-64) Kinston (Cleveland), Matt Saier (1995) Wilmington (Kansas City), Brian Wolff (1993) Wilmington (Kansas City). Florida State League: Coach *Jack Billingham (1965-67) Kissimmee (Houston. Gulf Coast: Manager Al Pedrique (1995) GCL Royals (Kansas City). Midwest League: Coach Stu Cliburn (1982) Fort Wayne (Minnesota), coach Juan Lopez (1986-78) Burlington (San Francisco), coach Brian Peterson (1988) Kane County (Florida). Northern League: Kevin Farlow (1990) Sioux City.

Area collegians *Marvin Benard (Lewis-Clark State) San Francisco, coach Pookie Bernstine (LCSC) Michigan (Boston), Shawn Buhner (LCSC) Lancaster (California), *Steve Decker (LCSC) San Francisco, *Tom Edens (LCSC) Rochester (Baltimore), Keith Foulks (LCSC) Shreveport (San Francisco), Gary Hagy (EWU) Kinston (Cleveland), Terrel Hansen (Washington State) Jacksonville (Detroit), coach Rusty Harris (LCSC) Jackson (Houston), *Scott Hatteberg (WSU) Pawtucket (Boston), Mike Kinkade (WSU) Beloit (Milwaukee), manager Don Long (WSU) Vancouver (California), Scott Morgan (Gonzaga) Columbus (Cleveland), *John Olerud (WSU) Toronto, coach *Frank Reberger (Idaho) Vancouver (California), Mike Redmond (Gonzaga) Portland, Maine (Florida), *Steve Reed (LCSC) Colorado, *Aaron Sele (WSU) Boston, Mark Small (WSU) *Tucson (Houston), vice-president of baseball operations Bill Stoneman (Idaho) Montreal, *Russ Swan (CCS) Las Vegas (San Diego), coach *Rick Sweet (Gonzaga) Houston, *David Wainhouse (WSU) Carolina (Pittsburgh), *Bob Wells (CCS) Seattle, Todd Wilson (LCSC) San Jose (San Francisco), Kenny Woods (LCSC) Shreveport (San Francisco).

Area preps Darin Blood (Post Falls/Central Valley/Gonzaga University) San Jose (San Francisco), Don O’Neal (University/Whitworth) extended spring training (Detroit), Matt Sachse (Ferris) extended spring training (Seattle), *Ryne Sandberg (North Central) Chicago Cubs, John Schroeder (Coeur d’Alene) Fort Wayne (Minnesota), Tate Seefried (Central Valley) Norwich (Yankees), *Kevin Stocker (Central Valley) Philadelphia, John Thompson (Shadle Park) Lancaster (Seattle), manager *Elliott “Bump” Wills (Central Valley) Hudson Valley (Texas).

Sons of former Indians *Mike Brumley (*Mike Brumley, 1960, 1963), Tucson (Houston), *Robb Nen (*Dick Nen, 1963-64) Florida, manager *Geno Petralli (Gene Petralli, 1948) GCL Orioles (Baltimore). *Denotes major-league playing experience. #Denotes disabled list.


 
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