Bullfrogs Continue to Add to 2015 Roster
Pulaski Native And Louisville Standout Set To Become Bullfrogs In 2015
Bullfrogs Add Local Product, pitcher Luke VanLanen, and centerfielder, Logan Taylor
Green Bay, Wis.- Luke VanLanen, a freshman at Valparaiso University and native of Pulaski, Wis. joins University of Louisville outfielder, Logan Taylor from Lexington, Ky., as the newest members of the Bullfrogs. This will mark the first season for both in the Northwoods League.
VanLanen, was a Second Team All-Fox River Classic Conference selection for the Pulaski H.S. Raiders his 2014 senior season. A versatile athlete, he also led his Pulaski team to their first state championship in basketball. He was a four-time letter winner in both sports. After contemplating which sport to play in college, he chose baseball after succeeding in a series of showcases. As a freshman at Valparaiso, VanLanen has contributed three appearances out of the bullpen including his first collegiate win on March 3rd against Western Carolina.
“It just makes sense that I would go to the Bullfrogs this summer,” said VanLanen. “That way I can go home and play baseball in a great league. Getting as many innings as I can will really help me, and develop my off-speed pitches. Experience is what I’m looking for.”
Logan Taylor is a sophomore outfielder for Head Coach Dan McDonnell’s Omaha seeking Cardinals. A 2013 graduate of Lexington Catholic H.S., Taylor was pegged first-team All-State his senior campaign. In that year, Taylor hit for a .341 AVG and swiped 22 stolen bases. As a college freshman, Taylor made 23 starts, primarily in centerfield, with a .238 AVG and .351 OBP. Also a standout defender, Taylor has started seven games in 2015 for a Louisville team ranked top 10 in the nation. Taylor spent the 2014 summer in the Coastal Plain League.
“I’ve heard [the Northwoods League] attracts tons and fans, it’s a big deal, and I’m really excited about going,” said Taylor. “It’s a really good league with great teams and cooler than North Carolina. I’ll be ready to jump right in when it’s time.”
The Bullfrogs will open up the 2015 season at home on May 26th against the La Crosse Loggers. Group tickets, season tickets and 7-game packages are on sale now. The Bullfrogs off-season hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. For more information please visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.
The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit GreenBayBullfrogs.com.