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Tuesday, April 8
Wolters Continues to Thrive Behind the Dish (click on for article and photo)


Sunday, April 6
Wolters moves up to Akron Double-A RubberDucks (click on for site)


Wednesday, March 26
Tony Wolters in Exhibition game at USD this week. Indians vs. Padres

Tony Wolters will be playing with the Indians major league team vs. the Padres in 2 exhibition games at USD this Friday night (6:15pm) and Saturday (1:15pm). Tickets will sell out fast.  You can go online to USD or call 619-260-7550.

Wednesday, March 26
Wyler Smith - Utah drops heartbreaker to 12th- ranked Oregon, 1-0 (click on for write-up)


Wednesday, March 26
Wyler Smith with a Utah triple to lead off the bottom of the 8th (PAC-12 Mountain) click on for video

 

Sunday, March 23
Wyler Smith, RBV '12, is playing in the PAC 12 for Utah Baseball (click on for link)


Sunday, March 2
Jake Stinnett, RBV Alumin '10, Throws a No-Hitter for Maryland

College roundup: Pitching prowess, by Kendall Rogers, Published: Saturday, March 01, 2014 Jake Stinnett, rhp, Maryland The reviews on the Terrapins, and specifically, Stinnett have been very good so far this season. The talented veteran right-handed pitcher made a sizable statement on Saturday by tossing the program’s first no-hitter since 2008 in a 4-0 home win over Massachusetts. Stinnett struck out nine and walked two in a complete game shutout performance.

Saturday, January 25
Wolters invited to Spring Camp with the Indians (click on for the article)


Wednesday, August 28
Wolters and Wendle to Participate in Arizona Fall League August 27, 2013 - Carolina League (CarL) Carolina Mudcats (click on link for full article)


Thursday, August 15
Mudcats’ Wolters making transition behind the plate look easy Published: August 12, 2013 (Click on this link for full article)


Friday, June 14
Kellen Lee joins Jimmy Maxwell playing for the Santa Fe Fuego team

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Kellen Lee

Kellen Lee, who was the 2006 Longhorn Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, has recently joined Jimmy Maxwell, now playing for the Santa Fe Fuego team, in the Pecos Independent baseball League in New Mexico.

Kellen spent the last 2 years as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University, after finishing his college career at UC San Diego.  While at UC San Diego, he played a big part in their 3 consecutive CCAA titles, along with trips to the Division 2 College World Series in 2009 and 2010.  He was the 2010 Rawlings Gold Glove winner for Division 2, and finished his career with a .996 fielding average, committing only 3 errors in 3 years, which statistically puts him as the best defensive player in UC San Diego history.

He is “tearing it up” in Santa Fe. 



Tuesday, June 11
Allen and Stinnett, RBV 2010 Alumni, drafted by MLB

Both Jimmy Allen and Jake Stinnett were drafted by MLB.  This is the second time Allen was drafted.  Both are juniors and will have to decide if they return to school to finish out their senior year or sign. Congrats to both! 

Draft#:683

Ht/Wt:5'10"/170 lbs
Position: 2B
School: Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo (CA)

Draft#:869

Ht/Wt:6'04"/202 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Maryland (MD)



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Jimmy Allen RBV 2010

Saturday, April 27
Wolters hopeful position switch...by Tony Lastoria

Wolters hopeful position switch to catcher was right choice



Friday, April 12
Wolters to Move to Catcher (click on headline for the full-story0

 

Tony Wolters to move to catcher, and other minor league news 

In what might be the biggest player move of the spring so far, the Indians announced yesterday that Tony Wolters would be changing positions.

Tony Wolters, their No. 3 pick in 2010, will move from second base/shortstop to catcher this year. He'll start the season at Class A Carolina.

Wolters played shortstop up until last year, when he moved to second base. His bat, while affected by a hamate bone injury last year, should play at shortstop or second base, but the concern was that he didn't have the range to shortstop. That's not that big a deal in an organization that doesn't lack for shortstop prospects, from Ronny Rodriguez to Francisco Lindor to Dorsyss Paulino, but the Indians also have several second base prospects in the organization as well, not to mention Jason Kipnis, who is just going into his second full season in Cleveland.

So the Indians have decided to turn Wolters into a catcher. The move will delay Wolters' path to the majors at least a year, as he'll probably spend much of 2013 in Carolina again. But if works out, he'll become the Indians' top catching prospect in an organization that didn't really have one beyond Yan Gomes and perhaps Roberto Perez. A drastic position chance ended up working for Jason Kipnis, and the Indians are rolling the dice again with Wolters. Tony caught in high school, and seems to be the right size for the position, but it's going to take some time to really know for sure if he can be a major-league catcher.

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Tony Wolters

Some of the biggest news on the minor league front occurred a couple of days after I left Goodyear (of course). I was set to write about how much more comfortable Tony Wolters looked at 2B than at this time last year, and how excited I was to see him in AA Akron this season. Then on Friday, the Indians announced that they’re moving Wolters behind the plate. He was the club’s 3rd round draft pick in 2010, and posted a .724 OPS for high-A Carolina last year as a 20-year old. Wolters caught some in high school, and he definitely has the physical and mental tools to stick behind the plate. He’s a tireless worker, a plus athlete and a leader. But catcher is the most difficult position on the field, and there are guys who have caught their entire lives and still can’t perfect the intricacies of the position. The real question for me here is whether the Indians felt they needed to move Wolters off middle infield because of the organizational depth there, or if they truly see this as an opportunity to us an above-average bat behind the plate. Wolters did nothing to show the Indians that he couldn’t play 2B/SS, so I have to lean towards the latter explanation. Wolters will spend a couple of weeks in extended spring training working on the new position, and then rejoin the high-A Carolina Mudcats. I should get to see Wolters in action behind the plate at the end of April when the Mudcats travel to Potomac to play the P-Nats, and I can’t wait to talk to Wotlers and get his thoughts on the new position. Posted by Al Ciammaichella www.diatribe.com


Jimmy Allen
RBV Alumnus '10, Jimmy Allen, at Cal Poly
Monday, February 11
Allen, Five Other Mustangs Honored by College Sports Madness (click on for full article)


Jimmy Maxwell
Jimmy Maxwell, RBV 2007 Alumnus, signs pro contract with Santa Fe
Friday, February 8
Jimmy Maxwell, RBV Alumnus '07, Signs Pro Contract (click on this link for the full article)

Jimmy Maxwell, 2007 RBV Alumnus and former Sioux Falls slugger, has signed a professional baseball contract with the independent Pecos League.
 
"Maxwell was the classic dual threat at Rancho Buena Vista, as he was the Longhorns' pitching ace and also batted cleanup."
(Click on the headline for the full-articel) 
 
 
 
 


Friday, January 13
2012 RBV Alumni Game photos by Isabel Apodaca



Thursday, October 11
Puente to play for Xavier

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Chase and Mike Puente

Sunday, September 2
Tracking RBV Local Players in Minor-League Baseball - Batting

Batting                 
Name  School  Team (Class), Affillate  AB  HR  RBI  Avg. 
Mitch Einertson RBV El Paso(Indep.)
Wichita (Indep.)

 62
 30

267
123 
81
31 
 7
 2
42
23 
.303
.252

Tony Wolters

RBV
Carolina  (A), Indians
123 479 126  8 58  .263


Tracking RBV Local Players in Minor-League Baseball - Pitching

Pitching                 
Name  School  Team (Class), Affillate  IP  BB 

W-L      

ERA 
Dylan deMeyer  RBV AZL (R) Mariners  12  54.2   14  39 3-2  4.12

Jesse English  

 RBV Bridgeport (Indep.)  35 45.1 15

44  

 3-0

3.38 

Tim Murphy   RBV Frisco (AA), Rangers  30 80.2  31  48   4-8 6.47 


Dylan De Meyer, RBV alumnus, 2011, is playing for AZ Mariners Rookie League (click on to see updated stats)


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Wednesday, May 30
Wolters and Stinnett

The Stinnetts visited Tony at an away Mudcats game.  Jake and Tony graduated together from RBV in 2010.  Jake is playing for University of Maryland, Terrapins. Tony is playing for the Carolina Mudcats, Class A Adv. Carolina League for the Cleveland Indians. 

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Tony Wolters gets a visit from Jake Stinnett

2012 Alumni Game
2012 RBV Alumni Game (photo by Isabel Apodaca)
2012 Rancho Buena Vista Alumni Game was held Jan. 8, 2012


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Wednesday, September 7
ATTENTION: RBV Longhorns Baseball has a new website

Please change your bookmark.
The new 2012 RBVHS Baseball site is
http://www.eteamz.com/rbvhsbaseball/ 

(The old 2011 RBV website http://www.eteamz.com/rbvbaseball/ will still run alumni updates and other things. It will keep intact the 3 previous RBV seasons, 2009-2011.) 
---Susan