Kelowna Falcons

23 Alumni In The Pros

In 2021, 305 alumni of West Coast League teams were active in affiliated professional baseball. Of that total, 23 were former Falcons.

Both the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox organizations each had four former Falcon players, the most throughout the affiliated teams.

Of the 23 former Falcons on the list, seven appeared on a Major League roster. The full list includes:

Chicago White Sox

MLB – Ryan Tepera – he appeared in 65 games this past season with a 2.79 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 61.1 innings with two saves.

AA – JJ Muno – he hit .210 with the Birmingham Barons this past season with 39 hits, six homers and 26 RBIs.

AA – Ian Dawkins – he also played for the Birmingham Barons this past season hitting .248 for 80 hits, eight homers and 42 RBIs.

Low A – Kade Mechals – the 23 year old was on the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers’ roster but was injured for the season.

Detroit Tigers

AA – Cale Coshow – trying to bounce back from surgery, Coshow was solid for the Erie SeaWolves finishing with a 5-1 record and 57 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched and added seven saves.

Houston Astros

MLB – Phil Maton – his Astros are one win away from an appearance in the 2021 World Series. He’s appeared six times this post season with a 1.42 ERA, fanning six batters in six innings. In the regular season he was 6-0 with a 4.73 ERA striking out 85 batters in 66.2 innings.

Low-A – Shea Berry – he was 2-1 for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers this past summer with 20 strikeouts and had a save.

Kansas City Royals

Low A – Brandon Marklund – the 25 year-old was limited in his action for the Columbia Fireflies due to an injury this year.

Seattle Mariners

MLB – James Paxton – the “Big Maple” only saw action in one game this past season getting injured after only 1.1 innings, but did strikeout two.

MLB – Wyatt Mills – he got into 11 games with the Mariners striking out 11 in 12.2 innings pitched.

High A – Matt Scheffler – he hit .246 for the Everett AquaSox with 52 hits, seven homers and 38 RBIs.

Low A – Trent Tingelstad – as a member of the Modesto Nuts this past summer he hit .260 with 285 at bats, finishing with 74 hits, six homeruns and 53 RBIs.

Tampa Bay Rays

AA – Trevor Brigden – he was impressive for the Montgomery Biscuits this past season finishing 7-2 with a 4.59 ERA striking out 69 in 49 innings and picked up three saves in his 31 appearances.

Toronto Blue Jays

AAA – Curtis Taylor – he appeared in 30 games for the Buffalo Bisons and finished with a 2-3 record with 41 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched.

Cincinnati Reds

MLB – Riley O’Brien – he saw limited action with the Reds this season but did start one game and struck out a pair of batters.

High A – Alex McGarry – he hit .241 for the Dayton Dragons with an impressive 71 hits, 11 homeruns and 36 RBIs. He had an on base percentage of .716 and even stole six bags.

Colorado Rockies

MLB – Connor Joe – he made an impact with the Rockies, finishing with a .285 average with 51 hits, eight homeruns and 35 RBIs in only 179 at bats.

Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB – Andre Jackson (pictured) – he appeared in three games for the Dodgers in the regular season with 10 strikeouts in 11.2 innings.

Miami Marlins

High A – Tevin Mitchell – he hit .148 for the Beloit Snappers this summer with 13 hits, three homers and 10 RBIs.

Pittsburgh Pirates

AA – Brendt Citta – he played great for the Altoona Curve this season hitting .294 with 47 hits, two of them for homeruns and collected 23 RBIs before getting hurt.

San Diego Padres

Low A – Cole Cummings – he had 103 at bats for the Lake Elsinore Storm and hit .311 with 32 hits, seven doubles, five homeruns and 31 RBIs.

Washington Nationals

Low A – Leif Strom – he appeared in 27 games this past season for the Fredericksburg Nationals. He fanned 40 batters over the course of 41.2 innings pitched.

Low A – Andrew Alvarez – he appeared in seven games in the shorten season for the Fredericksburg Nationals and finished 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA with 12 strikeouts in nine innings pitched.

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