05/14/2012 10:23 AM
Here is our weekly look at how some of your favorite Cyclones from the past are performing so far during the 2012 campaign.
Rhiner Cruz -- The righthanded reliever who played for the Cyclones in 2008 was selected by the Houston Astros in the Rule V Draft last December, which meant that the 25-year-old would have to remain on the Astros big league roster all season, or be offered back to the Mets. So far this season, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native has proved that he belongs in the major leagues. In nine appearances this season, Cruz has had eight scoreless outings and collected his first major league win on April 14th at Miami.
Eric Campbell -- Campbell, a 2008 Cyclone, is batting .310 (26-84) with nine runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 12 RBI for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League. The 25-year-old has hit safely in each of his last seven games.
Angel Cuan -- The ace of the 2010 Cyclones has continued to impress, posing a 3-1 record with a 2.84 ERA in six games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League. In 31.2 innings he has allowed only 10 earned runs while walking seven and striking out 22.
Brandon Brown -- The 2011 Cyclone second baseman has picked up right where he left off last year with Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League. Brown is hitting .301 (22-73) with 14 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples and 10 RBI. In 18 games started, the 24-year-old has compiled eight multi-hit games.
Travis Taijeron -- The NYPL’s top slugger last season is off to a smashing start with Savannah (A) this year. The 18th round selection in the 2011 draft is batting .314 (37-118) with 28 runs scored, eight doubles, eight home runs and 26 RBI in 33 games for the Sand Gnats.