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Reese Gregory wins the Fan’s Choice Bobblehead Vote

Reese Gregory Bobblehead

During the 2016 season the St. Cloud Rox will once again team up with Capital One for a bobblehead giveaway.  After the popularity of the Chisel bobblehead giveaway in 2015, we decided to let our fans select the bobblehead for this season!  In an online vote that concluded on Monday, February 29th, fans chose between four former Rox players (Reese Gregory, Phil Imholte, Adam Martin and Chris Paul) with the winning selection being represented in bobblehead form at a 2016 game. The winner with 36% of the vote was Reese Gregory. The date of the Reese Gregory Bobblehead Giveaway will be announced in the near future.

Gregory played for the Rox during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.  He was a three time Northwoods League All-Star and held a 17-7 record on the mound.  Gregory threw 201.1 career innings for the Rox and tallied a 1.79 earned run average. He holds the Rox career strikeouts record with 198 over his three seasons.

Imholte was an outfielder during the inaugural Rox season in 2012.  He is entering his 3rd season as an assistant coach with the Rox.  During the 2012 season with the Rox, he appeared in 65 games and tallied a .297 batting average.  He hit two homeruns and drove in 41 runs while stealing 21 bases.  In his two seasons on Field Manager Augie Rodriguez’s staff the Rox have a record of 88-60.

Martin played catcher and first base for the Rox during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  Over 100 career games he had 12 home runs, 64 runs batted in and a career batting average of .297.  During the 2013 season he represented the North Division in the Northwoods All-Star game and won the Northwoods League Home Run Derby. He set Rox single season records for home runs (10), runs batted in (51) and hits (84).  He was drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Paul played for the Rox during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons.  He was a two-time Rox team Most Valuable Player award winner (2013, 2014) and represented the North Division in the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game.  In 193 career games, Paul holds numerous hitting records for the Rox including home runs (13), runs batted in (100) and hits (224) while posting a career batting average of .296.  He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Fans can vote at the following link: https://fans.vote/v/AClI0yojuxE  Votes will be collected from now until Monday, February 29th for their choice of the former Rox player they want on the 2016 Fan’s Choice Bobblehead presented by Capital One.  The date of the Fan’s Choice Bobblehead Giveaway game will be announced at a later date.|

The Rox will play their 5th season of Northwoods League baseball in 2016.  The home opener at Joe Faber Field is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 7:05pm against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Season and group tickets for the 2016 season are currently on sale. For more information regarding this release or game schedule please contact the Rox front office at (320) 240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Preparing for its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, the Northwoods League is the largest summer collegiate 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 140 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.stcloudrox.com.