3 Former Honkers Assigned to Arizona Fall League, 24 Total from the NWL
Three Former Honkers Taking Part in the 2016 Arizona Fall League
Jared Miller, Chad Wallach, and Scott Heineman, all from the 2012 Team will participate
(Rochester, Minn.)- The Rochester Honkers announced today that three players from their 2012 team will be participating in the 2016 Arizona Fall League. A total of 24 former Northwoods League players will be competing over the next two months in Arizona against the top players in Minor League Baseball.
Jared Miller, a left-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt, played for the Honkers in 2012 as a freshman. He finished the season 3-4 with a 5.25 ERA, and collected 35 strikeouts in 36 innings of work. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by Arizona, and just finished the 2016 season with the Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Arizona. Miller has been assigned to the Salt River Rafters.
Chad Wallach, a sophomore catcher and first baseman from Cal State Fullerton, finished the 2012 Honkers season hitting .303, with seven homeruns, 10 doubles and 28 RBI over 45 games played. Wallach was drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by Miami and just finished the 2016 season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. He has been assigned to the Peoria Javelinas.
Scott Heineman, a freshman infielder from Oregon, was slated to play for the Honkers in 2012 but was unable to report. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by Texas and just finished the 2016 season with the High Desert Mavericks, the Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Heineman has been assigned to the Surprise Saguaros.
The full NWL release is found below.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Contact: Matt Bomberg, Vice President
Northwoods League Alumni Taking Part in the 2016 Arizona Fall League
Fall league showcases the top prospects in Minor League Baseball
Rochester, Minn. – Starting today, twenty-four former Northwoods League players will be competing over the next two months in Arizona against the top players in Minor League Baseball.
There are six teams in the Arizona Fall League: Scottsdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Salt River Rafters, Glendale Desert Dogs, Peoria Javelinas and the Surprise Saguaros. The names of the teams were picked by Major League Baseball to reflect the Southwestern desert traditions in the state.
The teams are broken into two divisions, East and West and each Major League Baseball team sends six top prospects to the Arizona Fall League. Most of the players are Double-A and Triple-A Minor League players. Each team can choose to send one player considered a Class A player.
The former Northwoods League players and their AFL team are as follows:
Salt River Rafters
Jared Miller Rochester ‘12
Josh Uhen Lakeshore ‘12
Kade Scivicque Battle Creek ‘13, St. Cloud ‘14
Josh Taylor St. Cloud ‘14
Eric Stout Waterloo ‘13
Mitch Garver St. Cloud ‘10-‘11
Jose Trevino Madison ‘12
Alex McRae St. Cloud ‘13
Connor Joe Duluth ‘12
Scott Heineman Rochester ‘12
Glendale Desert Dogs
Jacob Dorris La Crosse ‘12, ‘14
Rowan Wick La Crosse ‘11
Paul DeJong Wisconsin ‘14
Nick Tanielu St. Cloud ‘12
Harrison Bader Lakeshore ‘13
Andrew Stevenson Lakeshore ‘13
Corey Copping Duluth ‘14
Louie Lechich La Crosse ‘11
Nolan Sanburn Battle Creek ‘11
Mesa Solar Sox
James Farris Brainerd ‘11
Brian Anderson Lakeshore ‘12
J.P. Feyereisen Wis. Rapids ‘12-‘13
Kyle McGrath Mankato ‘12
Chad Wallach Rochester ‘12
More information on the Arizona Fall League can be found here: Arizona Fall League
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.