Occasionally parents, friends, or previous Falmouth Commodores players share highlights of their baseball careers with us … we have decided to begin sharing these with our fans!
~Updates Submitted 2017~
Former Commodores Tyler Holton (2016) is currently a junior and pitcher for Florida State University. Although he would have liked to return to the Commodores in 2017, he was invited to play for Team USA. (Submitted by Kelley Holton, September 2017)
Mitch Longo (2015 Commodore player) was a 2016 14th Round Draft pick as an OF by Cleveland Indians and has just finished his 2nd year with the professional organization. He also played with the Mahoning Valley (Short Season A) in 2016 as well as with the Lake County Captains (Class A) and Lynchburg Hillcats (Advanced A) in 2017. (Submitted by Mark Longo, September 2017)
Garrett Brummett (2015 Commodore) signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers in 2016, however was released in Spring Training this past spring. Baseball was a dream that he realized at least briefly but probably just as importantly, he is now following his second dream to be a Police Officer in Hutchinson, Kansas. He will graduate Nov. 3rd. (Submitted by Brynn Brummett, September 2017)
Kevin Newman played for the Commodores in 2013 and 2014, winning .the batting title both years. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the19th overall pick in 2015, and has since progressed to the AAA level. In 2017 he was invited to join the Pirates at Spring Training in Bradenton, FL. Today he plays AAA with the Indianapolis Indians but remains an outstanding prospect for the majors in the near future. (Submitted by Nancy and Ken Campbell, September 2017)
Audie Afenir, a 2014 Commodores, “enters his first season with the Ducks amid his third season of professional baseball. He most recently played seven games in 2017 with the Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League. The 25-year-old spent parts of 2015 through 2017 in the New York Yankees organization, reaching as high as Advanced-A Tampa this year … Afenir was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 25th round of the 2015 amateur draft out of Oral Roberts University.” (Source: http://liducks.com/ducks/roster/index.html?player_id=225)
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder (former 2013 Commodore) Rhys Hoskins sets the major league record becomes the fastest player to reach 10 home runs in Major League Baseball history, after 17 games in the Majors. His home runs continue. He has now reached 18 (Submitted by Deb Brocklebank, September 2017).
Nick Friar was a former 2013 Commodore player and currently resides in Massachusetts. He is now on the ‘other side’ of the white lines, working in media. Having previously served as a Red Sox writer for CSN New England (now NBC Sports Boston), Nick is an on-air personality for Fox Providence, 1480 WSAR and a Red Sox and Patriots writer for the New Bedford Standard-Times. Nick has also been featured in the Boston Herald and heard on 93.7 WEEI. (submitted by Helen Murphy, September, 2017)
Luke Farrell, a 2012 Falmouth Commodore, made history on Sep 23, 2017 as the first pitcher in major league history to pitch against his manager Dad, John Farrell, when the Cincinnati Reds took on the Boston Red Sox. Luke’s other brothers Jeremy Farrell (2006- 2007) and Shane Farrell (2009) were also Falmouth Commodores.
Joey Wong, 2007 & 2008 Falmouth Commodore ‚finished his 8th season in professional baseball. He spent 7 years in the Colorado Rockies system, and finished his 2017 season in AAA with the Tacoma Rainers (a Seattle Mariners Affiliate). He also played for China in Baseball World Classic this past summer, and has played for the Perth Heat in Australia in the off-season.
Dominic DiRicco, 2008 Falmouth Commodore, is currently the Manager of Baseball Operations with the Colorado Rockies. He joins Chris Forbes, 2005 — 2007 Coach of the Falmouth Commodores, who is currently Manager of Player Development with the Colorado Rockies.
Kyle Gibson, 2007 Falmouth Commodore and starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, returned to Falmouth this summer to participate is the 2017 Falmouth Commodore Golf Tournament, while in town for the Red Sox game. This is the second year he played in the tournament since reaching the major leagues.
Jacoby Ellsbury, a 2004 Falmouth Commodore, enters another post season with the New York Yankees. Jacoby was a member for the 2007 and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Team, before joining the Yankees in 2014.
Brandon Finnegan played for the Commodores in 2013 and is now a left-handed starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. Brandon was the 17th overall pick for the Kansas City Royals in 2014. He is the only MLB player ever to appear in the NCAA College World Series (TCU) and Major League Baseball’s World Series in the same year. http://m.mlb.com/player/605232/brandon-finnegan (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
Matt Eureste, a 2014 Commodore, was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays in June 2016 and currently plays first base for the Hudson Valley Renegades. http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=607526#/career/R/hitting/2017/ALL (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
David Bednar had a brief stint with the Commodores in 2016 before being drafted as a right-hand pitcher by the San Diego Padres. http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=670280#/career/R/pitching/2017/ALL (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
Bryce Montes de Oca, played for the Commodores in 2015 and 2016 and is currently a starting pitcher for the University of Missouri Tigers. A native of Lawrence, KS, Bryce appeared in 12 starts for the Tigers in 2017 and kept the opposing batters to .205. http://www.mutigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5810&path=baseball (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
Jeffrey Passantino, a 2016 Commodore and Cape Cod pitcher of the year out of Lipscomb University was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2017 MLB Draft. Jeffrey just earned a championship with the Arizona League Cubs. http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=676561#/career/R/pitching/2017/ALL (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
Mitch McIntyre — A 2015 Falmouth temp, Mitch is currently a right handed pitcher for the Indiana State Sycamores. http://www.gosycamores.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4324 (Submitted by Helen Murphy, October 2017)
Tristan Gray was drafted in the 13th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. He played with the Commodores in 2015 and 2016 and had just finished playing in the New York Penn League (short season A) for the West Virginia Black Bears at the time he was drafted. (Submitted by Angie Gray, October 2017)
Kent Emanuel (2011 Commodore) — UNC — Kent was a 3rd round Draft Pick by the Houston Astros in 2013. He has worked his way up in their Minors system to his current position in July 2017 on the AAA roster of the Fresno Grizzlies in the Pacific Coast League. (Submitted by Lisa Zmuda, October 2017)
RJ Santigate (2011 Commodore) — K-State — RJ was in the Minor League system with the LA Angels before making the decision to share his baseball knowledge by becoming an Owner/Trainer of Cappy’s Cage in Las Vegas, NV, a Baseball Gym for the Serious Player. (Submitted by Lisa Zmuda, October 2017)
Kevin Cron (2013 Commodore) — TCU — Kevin is progressing through the Diamondbacks organization after being drafted by them in 2014. He was recently named the Southern League’s MVP for 2017, leading the league in homeruns, RBI, extra-base hits and total bases. (Submitted by Lisa Zmuda, October 2017)
Heath Quinn (2015 Commodore) -Samford — The 95th pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, Heath has since worked in the San Francisco Giants system and is now in Advanced A ball with the San Jose Giants of the California League. (Submitted by Lisa Zmuda, October 2017)
Justin Hoyt (2016 Commodore) — JSU — Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Justin pitched in relief this summer for the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, pitching 29 innings in 19 games, with 1 win, 3 saves and 39 Ks. (Submitted by Lisa Zmuda, October 2017)
AJ Pollock, 2008 Falmouth Commodore, enters the 2017 post season with the Arizona Diamondback. AJ was drafted 17th overall in 2009 by the Diamondbacks, with his major league debut in 2012. He made the national all star team in 2015 and won a golden glove that year. He drove in 2 key runs in the 2017 Wild Card Game to put that game out of reach for the Rockies. (Submitted by Deb Brocklebank)