Wisconsin knows the identity of its next major league player with the arrival of 25-year-old Menomonee native Baltimore Orioles fielder Teryn Vavra promoted on 26th July For an Orioles team that is now above .500 and competing for a playoff berth.
This season Vavra had .425 on-base percentage and .869 OPS in the minors. He came across a trade in the Baltimore organization in 2020 with reliever Mychal Givens going to Colorado, who drafted Vavra.
He is the son of former Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers coach Joe Vavra and has two brothers (Tanner and Trey) who also play professionally. A left-handed batsman can play second base or outfield. He didn’t play in Baltimore’s 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, a win that gave the Orioles a 49-48 record, but figures to be the next in a long line of Wisconsinians who have made their major league debut in the past. some weather.
Take a look at other Wisconsinians in baseball.
in the big league
JP Fairison (River Falls), Tampa Bay Rays. The former Brewers reliever, who was traded last year in the Willie Adams deal, hasn’t returned to the mound since June 2 – and hasn’t allowed a run this year. In 22 games, he has been without a score, but is now on a 60-day injured list with a hamstring injury.
Danny Jenson (Appleton West), Toronto Blue Jays. Jensen has been moved to a backup catcher role, with Alejandro Kirk enjoying an exceptional season, but Jensen has been great when called for with .913 Ops. He had two homers in a wild 28-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on July 22.
Gavin Lux (Kenosha Indian Trail), Los Angeles Dodgers. He has had a strong year playing second base for the National League heavyweights, batting .295 with a .373 on-base percentage and .794 OPS. They also have five triples tied for the league lead. Expect teams to ask for Lux as the trade deadline nears (but don’t expect the Dodgers to be eager to move him).
Owen Miller (Ozouki), Cleveland Guardian. Playing across the field, but mainly at first base, he has .671 OPS and .303 on-base percentage with four homers.
Dalton Varshaw (Marshfield), Arizona Diamondbacks, The UW-Milwaukee alumnus has .718 OPS and 13 homers, handling the rare double duty of catcher and right field.
on the 40-man roster
Jared Kellenick (Wakesha West), Seattle Mariners, Julio Rodriguez has become the breakout outfield prospect to know in Seattle and Kellenic was sent back to Class AAA this year after a slow start, but he’s mashing in Tacoma with .924 ops and 11 homers and 19 doubles in 50 games. doing. It seems like it is only a matter of time before he comes back.
Ben Rortvedt (Verona), New York Yankees. The catcher made his Major League debut last year at age 23, with three homers and .510 ops in over 98 plates, but he has now been sidelined due to a knee injury in rehab from a right oblique strain .
Jonathan Stever (Cederberg), Chicago White Sox. He saw action sometime in 2020 and 2021, although he is recovering from surgery late in August. He is listed by MLB.com as the No. 17 prospect in the White Sox system.
Alex Binellas (Oak Creek), Boston Red Sox. Hunter Renfro traded in the deal from the Brewers organization, he is now the No. 21 prospect in the Red Sox organization. The third baseman posted .850 ops in 216 at-bats in advanced Class A and .149 bats with .651 ops in 22 games in Class AA scuffles out of the gate.
Tanner Kolhep (Eau Claire Memorial), Detroit Tigers. 21 prospect of a fifth-round pick in 2021, although he had Tommy John surgery earlier this year and did not pitch.
Alec Marsh (Milwaukee Reagan), Kansas City Royals. 10 in the Royals organization was likely the 70th overall pick in 2019. In 2022, he has an ERA of 7.70 in class AA at 17, but he has 105 strikeouts in 73⅔ innings. He was selected for a futures game during All-Star Weekend, but did not appear.
Noah Miller (Ozouki), Minnesota Twins. Owen’s brother and number 36 pick in 2021, shortstop averages .236 and .669 OPS, with two home runs and a .363 on-base percentage in Class A. He is at number 6 in the Twins System.
AJ Vukovich (East Troy), Arizona Diamondbacks. The outfielder who is the No. 8 prospect in the organization and a fourth-round pick in 2020, has .706 OPS and .264 batting average in advanced Class A. He is on the injured list for seven days.
AAA. compete in
Caleb Bouchley (Hortonville), Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers selected him in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft, and the 28-year-old made the breakthrough in a 94⅓ innings with a 3.43 ERA, 9-2 record and 1.23 WHIP in Nashville.
Alex Calle (River Falls), Chicago White Sox. The outfielder has a .283 average and an impressive .922 OPS, with 11 homers and 44 RBIs in 68 games.
Brian Keller (Germantown), Boston Red Sox. The former Yankees farmhand has been working his way through the minors since 2016, and after posting 2.77 points in 26 games last year, he has a 2-3 record with a 3.59 ERA in 19 games this season. Keller attended UW-Milwaukee.
Taylor Kohlvey (Holman), San Diego Padres, The UW-La Crosse outfielder is raking in .334 batting average and .937 OPS, plus .430 on-base percentage and nine homers in 76 games.
Austin Schulfer (Stevens Point), Minnesota Twins. Another UWM alumnus, the 26-year-old has had a great year, first grade in AA where he posted a 0.39 ERA in 15 games with 30 strikeouts and four walks in 23 innings. After promotion, he has a 3–0 record, 2.65 ERA and 17 strikeouts, with four runs in 17 innings in 14 matches. He has eight sevs between the two places.
to keep track
Bachar Lake (UW-Whitewater), San Diego Padres. Illinois native returned from a major injury and pitched in a combined no-hitter Back in his first game, however, he now has a 6.98 ERA of seven in Class AA.
Nathan Burns (West Bend West), Los Angeles Angels. The right-handed player has 3.24 ERAs in 18 games in Advance Class A. He did not allow more than an innings of 16⅓ at three stops last year after being kicked out of Oregon State.
Jaren Kendall (Hollman), Los Angeles Dodgers. The outfielder from Vanderbilt was the Dodgers’ first-round pick (23rd overall) in 2017. He is batting .213 with .705 OPS in 55 games in Class AA this year.
Eric Torres (Sussex Hamilton), Los Angeles Angels. The 2021 draft pick (14th round) has an impressive 1.67 ERA in 32⅓ innings and 10 saves and five holds while competing in Class AA. He played eight games last year after signing out of Kansas State.
Minors in Other Wisconsin
Cade Bunnell (Stoughton), Atlanta Braves. The Indiana alumnus has a .189 batting average and .681 OPS, with seven homers going back and forth between advanced Class A and Class AA. But at a high level, he is 14 for 38 with 1.168 Ops. The second baseman was picked in the 40th round in 2019.
Jacob DeLabio (Kenosha Tremper), Houston Astros. The Carthage alumnus has a 2.93 ERA in 12 games this season, appearing mostly in Class A.
Theo Denlinger (Cuba City), Chicago White Sox. Bradley’s 2021 draft pick out has a 4.55 ERA in 25 games, including advanced Class A and stops on Class AA.
Jake Gunther (Oshkosh West), Tampa Bay Rays. The first baseman has four homers and a .612 OPS (.181 batting average) in Advance Class A. He was picked in the seventh round from TCU in 2019.
Brandon Komar (Elkhorn), San Diego Padres, The Madison College alumnus is 1-5 on two stops with a 5.10 ERA in 22 games (seven starts) this year. He has 7.22 ERA in seven starts in class AA.
Justin Levy (Kenosha Tremper), Seattle Mariners. The second baseman averages .709 ops and .260 in Advanced Class A, with three homers in 63 games.
Matt Osterberg (Coleman), Philadelphia Phillies. The left-handed pitcher has 4.05 ERAs in 62⅔ innings, with 1.61 WHIPs (11 starts, 16 appearances) in Class A.
Dalton Roach (Eau Claire Memorial), St. Louis Cardinals. He has a 4.57 ERA in 24 games in Class AA with 1.20 whips.
Trevor Schweke (Marshfield), Toronto Blue Jesso, The former standout infielder from UW-Milwaukee has .624 OPS since promotion to Class AA (23 games); He posted .699 points in Advanced Class A in 43 sports.
Trevor Tietz (Watertown), Milwaukee Brewers. In his second year with the organization, he has a 6.23 ERA in 28 games in advanced Class A and rookie ball.
Ty Weber (Menomony Falls), San Francisco Giants, The former Illinois right-hander has a 4-3 record this year with 4.11 ERA in 22 games on three stops. He made his Class AAA debut earlier this year, allowing two unearned runs on one hit in two innings and winning, and he is currently in Class AA.
Jack Blomgren (Janesville Craig), Colorado Rockies. The shortstop taken in the fifth round of the 2020 draft posted a quality of .798 ops as a shortstop in Advance Class A last year and has 17 Class AA at-bats this year, including six hits with a homer and two doubles, Plus five are included. RBI, but he is on the injured list and hasn’t played since May.
Kyle Cody (Chippewa Falls McDonnell), Texas Rangers. He made his Major League debut in 2020 but has been battling with injuries. He was limited to seven big league games last year and is on a 60-day injured list after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Adam Lucas (Grafton), Kansas City Royals. He had a 3.38 ERA in six matches in Advance Class A last year, but will not pitch this season due to injury.
Scott Schreiber (Kimberly), Houston Astros. The corner outfielder, who posted .882 ops last year, with 17 homers on stops in Advance Class A and Class AA, earned him an invitation to Spring Training, but he spent the year on the 60-day injured list.
Jake Somers (Hortonville), Colorado Rockies. The former UWM pitcher was part of the trade that sent Nolan Arenado to St. Louis, although he had an ERA of 5.59 in advanced Class A last year. He is on the injured list for 60 days after suffering elbow pain.
from the draft
Max Wagner (Green Bay Prebble), Baltimore Orioles. The ACC Player of the Year in Clemson with the 42nd pick signed with Baltimore on July 26.
Other Selections: Connor Prilip (Tomah), Minnesota Twins, 48th overall; Drake Baldwin (Madison West), Atlanta Braves, 96th; Alan Roden (Middleton), Toronto Blue Jays, 98th; AJ Bluebaugh (UW-Milwaukee), Houston Astros, 223rd; Griffin Dorshing (Greendale), San Diego Padres, 240th; Christian Oper (Columbus), Oakland Athletics, 334th; Gavin Killeen (Milton), Boston Red Sox, 399th.
More:Two Wisconsin players were drawn in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft (and more Wisconsinians were drawn after that)