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December 2019
Keon Barnum

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION GRADS JOINING MLB ORGS; INDY PLAYER OF YEAR NOT YET AMONG THEM

By Bob Wirz While the steady tick of American Association players getting opportunities in major league organizations has been impressive the list has one noticeable omission. Where is Chicago Dogs first baseman Keon Barnum? All the young slugger has done within the last few months is break the league’s home run record with 31 bombs...
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Barnum

BARNUM NAMED INDEPENDENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Release and photo courtesy Chicago Dogs Rosemont, Ill. — Chicago Dogs 1B Keon Barnum, the American Association’s 2019 Player of the Year, he has been selected as the top player in all of independent baseball, being named Baseball America’s Independent Baseball Player of the Year, the outlet announced. In Barnum’s first season with the Dogs,...
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Martinez

AA PLAYERS MAKING THEIR MARK DOWN UNDER

Nearly two dozen current and former American Association players are spending their off-seasons in the Australian Baseball League. The league features a mix of players from Australia and New Zealand, as well as the rest of the baseball world. In his first season in the ABL, C Jeremy Martinez (pictured, St. Paul ’19,), one of...
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Pete Tago

QUARTET OF FORMER SIOUX CITY HURLERS A STEP AWAY FROM MAJORS

By Bob Wirz When the subject comes up of trying to pinpoint the next group of American Association players who could join the major league ranks before long one certain indicator is to find those now in Triple-A, the top minor league level. Offseason rosters usually get set before the Winter Meetings, and looking at...
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Tayler Scott

ALUMNI UPDATE: SCOTT SIGNS IN JAPAN; THOMAS INKS WITH A’S; HOYT TO CLEVELAND 40-MAN

By Bob Wirz Another recent American Association pitcher must feel like he has struck oil, this time in Japan. Tayler Scott, who received considerable attention last summer when he became the first South African native to pitch in the major leagues, has signed to play with the Hiroshima Carp, and NPBTracker.com, which helped announce the...
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