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Brooks Hatch Blog: Rays Assign Cade Gotta To Minor-League Camp

Brooks Hatch Blog: Rays Assign Cade Gotta to Minor-League Camp

Happy Thursday-Friday, everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of the Corvallis Knights, your 2016-2017 West Coast League champions!

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Alum Cade Gotta (2011, pictured, above) has been assigned to minor-league camp by Tampa Bay. The former San Diego Christian outfielder hit a combined .278 in 121 games at triple-A Durham and double-A Montgomery in 2017, with five homers and 52 RBIs.

He was 1-for-1 (1.000) in his only spring-training appearance with the Rays. He started in their organization in 2014 and has steadily moved up the ladder.

Infielder Peter Van Gansen (2013) was assigned to minor-league camp by San Diego. He played at three levels in 2017, topping out with El Paso in the triple-A Pacific Coast League, where he hit .274 in 21 games. Peter played at Cal Poly.

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Here’s an update on how our 2018 Knights’ pitching staff is faring with their respective college programs:

JORGE ARELLANO JR.: The lefty from UC Santa Barbara has not pitched this season.

BRENDAN BECK: The Stanford righty is 0-1, 1.62 in four games, with 12 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.

LANDEN BOURASSA: The righty from San Francisco is 2-1, 5.71 in three games, with 23 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.

COOPER CHANDLER: The righty from Pepperdine is 0-2, 8.10 in five games, with 15 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.

CASON CUNNINGHAM: The lefty from Linfield is 5-1, 3.26 in six games, with 45 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

GRANT FISHER: The righty from Western Oregon, a 10-day signee, is 0-1, 7.45 in four games, with five strikeouts in 9.2 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The lefty from Western Oregon is 0-1, 3.86 in five games, with a save and eight strikeouts in seven innings.

MILES GLAZIER: The lefty from UC Irvine has not pitched.

ABBOTT HAFFAR: The righty from UC Riverside is 0-0, 0.00 in four games, with four strikeouts in six innings.

IAN MACIVER: The righty from Utah 0-1, 8.10 in two games, with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

ELI MORSE: The righty from Portland 1-2, 3.42 in four games, with 20 strikeouts in 23.2 innings.

DARREN NELSON: The righty from Cal Poly is 2-1, 2.66 in five games, with 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.

LOGAN NOUSEN: The righty from Oregon Tech, a 10-day signee, is 2-2, 5.54 in nine games, with seven strikeouts in 13 innings.

JACOB PALISCH: The lefty from Stanford is 2-0, 0.61 in nine games, with a save and 11 strikeouts in 14.2 innings.

AARON POPE: The lefty from Dixie State is 0-1, 8.31 in three games, with six strikeouts in 8.2 innings.

CONNOR REDMOND: The righty from Cal Poly is 0-2, 7.36 in seven games, with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

AARON SHOUP: The lefty from St. Martin’s is 0-4, 8.78 in four games, with three strikeouts in 13.1 innings.

DANIEL SLOMINSKI: The righty from San Francisco is 0-0, 8.10 in three games, with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

KOLBY SOMERS: The lefty from Oregon 1-0, 1.69 in five games, with 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.

COLE SPEAR: The righty from UC Irvine has not pitched yet.

MICKEY WALKER: The righty from St. Martin’s is 0-3, 5.09 in four games, with 24 strikeouts in 23 innings.

TREVOR WELLS: The righty from Linn-Benton is 0-0, 0.00 in three games, with three saves and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

Here’s an update on our position players:

JAMES ANDERSON: The Western Oregon infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .000 (0-11) in five games, with no homers or RBIs.

AUSTIN BAEK: The George Fox catcher, a 10-day signee, is hitting .328 (16-58) in 19 games, with no homers and 11 RBIs.

BEAU BRUNDAGE: The Portland outfielder is hitting .431 (28-65) in 17 games, with a homer and 13 RBIs.

COLE CABRERA: The Cal Poly outfielder is hitting .227 (5-22) in 12 games, with two RBIs.

COREY CONKLIN: The Eastern Kentucky infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .091 (1-11) in nine games, with no homers or RBIs.

BEN FARISS: The UC Santa Barbara outfielder has not played yet.

AUSTIN FEIST: The St. Martin’s outfielder is hitting .295 (18-61) in 16 games, with two homers and eight RBIs.

COLE HAMILTON: The Linn-Benton catcher is hitting .229 (8-35) in 10 games, with six RBIs.

CAMERON HASKELL: The Arizona infielder is hitting .000 (0-4) in five games.

SEAN LITTLE: The Willamette infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .667 (2-3) in four games, with no homers or RBIs.

CHAD STEVENS: The Portland infielder is hitting .271 (16-59) in 17 games, with six RBIs.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher/infielder is hitting .259 (14-54) in 16 games, with a homer and eight RBIs.

ZACH WELLER: The Cal State-Fullerton infielder is hitting .125 (2-16) in nine games, with two RBIs.

ELLIOT WILLY: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .000 (0-1) in one game.

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Our 2018 season tickets are now on sale! For more details or to order your tickets online, please click here. Tickets may also be purchased by calling us at 541-752-5656 or by visiting our office at 4th Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Corvallis. See you at the ballpark in 2018!

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Two freshmen infielders and a freshman right-handed pitcher are the newest additions to the Yakima Valley Pippins roster for 2018. Please click here for more details, from Our Sports Central.

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That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, and we will see you on Tuesday.

 

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