Ex-Nats In The Indys: AAPB and Frontier Leagues

Another look at the indys to find former Nats farmhands

As discussed earlier this month, as the indys start up in May, we’d be checking back to see if we could find some familiar names. Absent a searchable database, it’s an eyeball test. Here’s what we found for the American Association of Professional Baseball (nee the Central League) and one of the original two of the modern era, the Frontier League.

AAPB

RHP Mike Bacsik, Fort Worth Cats

OF Christian Guerrero, Gary-Southshore Railcats

RHP Osvaldo Rodriguez, Shreveport–Bossier Captains

IF Trevor Lawhorn, Sioux Falls Pheasants

LHP David Trahan, Sioux City Explorers

LHP Kevin Light, Winnipeg Goldeyes

Frontier League
OF Jamar Walton, Evansville Otters

IF Kyle Breault, Lake Erie Crushers

LHP Clayton Dill, Southern Illinois Miners

RHP Tim Dupuis, Washington Wild Things

The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (nee Northeast League) and the new North American League (reformed from the ashes of the Golden League, the Northern League, and United League) are up next and will conclude our look-see.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

6 thoughts on “Ex-Nats In The Indys: AAPB and Frontier Leagues”

  1. I never understood why they released Osvaldo “Ozzie” Rodriguez. He always put up really good numbers as is still doing so.

    1. I think most people believed his success was attributed to being too old for the level as well as his high walk rate. But it reinforces my point that people ought not to snort at the indys the way that they do sometimes. It’s still professional baseball, and these guys play every bit as hard as they do in the affiliates.

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