05/30/2014 1:53 PM
ALUMNI UPDATE -- MAY 30th
As the Cyclones kick off the 2014 season, fans look forward to seeing new MLB prospects call Brooklyn their home. Over the past 13 years, the Cyclones have had top talent on their team, who are continuing to have successful careers. Although these players may no longer wear a Brooklyn jersey, the Cyclones still keep track of some of the fan favorites, as they work their way through the professional baseball leagues across the country.
- L.J. Mazzilli (Brooklyn Cyclones 2013)- Started the 2014 season with the Savannah Sand Gnats. He starts at second base, but has also seen some playing time at shortshop. Mazzilli, who is batting clean-up for the Sand Gnats, has 5 homeruns and recorded 16 hits in the last 13 games, while currently holding on to an 8 game hit streak (going into Friday’s game). On May 29th, Mazzilli drove in the winning run in the 12th inning to take the win vs. the Rome Braves.
- Kevin Plawecki (Brooklyn Cyclones 2012)- Started the 2014 as the starting catcher for the Binghamton Mets. Plawecki has a .338 batting average and 5 homeruns on the season. He powered the B-Mets to a victory over the New Britain Rock Cats twice last week and holds on to an 8 game hit streak, going into Friday’s game.
- Brandon Nimmo (Brooklyn Cyclones 2012)- Started the 2014 playing centerfield for the St. Lucie Mets. Nimmo is currently hitting .332, with 4 homeruns this season.
- Zach Lutz (Brooklyn Cyclones 2007, 2008)- Returned to the Las Vegas 51s for his second season, playing third base. Lutz made his MLB debut in April of 2012, but returned to the 51s during the 2013 season. Lutz is batting .311 on the season, highlighted by a 15 game hit streak from May 8th through May 24th.
- Scott Kazmir (Brooklyn Cyclones 2002)- Started the 2014 with the Oakland A’s, appearing in 11 games so far this season. He has a 6-2 record with a 2.36 ERA and 53 strikeouts. Kazmir threw his second career complete game on May 28th (last CG was in 2006).