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Baseball Factory Alumni Notebook (Week of 4/9/18)

Each week in the Alumni Notebook, we look back at notable performances from around the game of baseball, across high school, collegiate and professional ranks.


Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins – Was dominant in his last outing: 7 IP vs White Sox, 0 ER, 3 H, 11 Ks, now 2-1 with 2.18 ERA on the season.

Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs – Off to a hot start: .352 average, 6 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 10 BB

Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers – Nick is carrying over a solid spring training with a good start in tough conditions with a .302 average, 2 2B and 2 3B through 13 games.




Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo, Dodgers  – Alex homered in 3 straight games including a walk-off in extra innings on Sunday. He’s at .341/.357/.610 with 3 HR and 8 RBI for the season.

Carter Kieboom, Nationals – Carter hit a grand slam in a win over Salem. He now has 4 HR and 11 RBI through 12 games

Corey Ray, Brewers – Through 11 games in AA – .362, 5 2B, 3 3B, HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB

Brandon Woodruff, Brewers – The Fellow Milwaukee Brewers prospect is knocking on the door of a call-up after beginning the year 2-0, 1.59 ERA in AAA.


Jonathan India

Jonathan India, Florida – Jonathan continues to swing the bat with authority, helping the Gators to wins while also helping his own draft stock. For the year he has produced the following stats: .436/8 2B/3 3B/12 HR/29 RBI/42 R/30 BB/8 SB

Jack Herzing, Penn State Behrend – The ECAC North Pitcher of the Week threw two gems on the week. On Monday, he threw a no-hitter against Hilbert striking out 15, and he returned later in the week to get a complete game victory over Alfred State, allowing 1 hit and striking out 16. During the game against Alfred State Herzing broke the Behrend record for most career strikeouts. Herzing attended a UA BF National Tryout & AZ FR/SO Fall Classic in 2010.

Zach Zubia – Texas – Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, Zach broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th inning against OU with a HR that led to a Texas win. He hit .357 for the week and now has 8 HRs for the season while reaching base in his last 37 games.

Nathan Wiles, Oklahoma – Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, The Oklahoma RHP pitched 7.2 scoreless innings vs Texas with 7 Ks. OU went on to shutout Texas for the first time since 1957.

High School

Patrick Wicklander

Patrick Wicklander, Valley Christian (CA) – Patrick was dominant in a no-hitter against Archbishop Riordan going 7 innings and striking out 18. The LHP, who is committed to Arkansas, is now 5-1 on the year with a 0.98 ERA and 66 Ks in 42.2 IP

Corey Rosier, Riverdale Baptist (MD) – Corey is tearing it up for Riverdale Baptist this season. He is currently hitting .484 with 7 2B, 3B, 7 HR, 45 RBI and 17 SB

Blake Adams, Springdale Har-Ber (AR) –  The 2019 grad is a top 2-way talent for Springdale. He is 4-1 on the mound with 58 Ks in 33.2 IP, and is hitting .426 with 5 2B, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 22 BB and 8 SB.

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