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Ogden Raptors

Ogden Raptors

The Raptors started their short season last night and lost to Orem 7-3.    The Manager of the Raptors is Damon Berryhill, who is a 10-year Major League veteran.  Berryhill made his managerial debut last season with the Texas Rangers’ Class A Advanced affiliate in Bakersfield.

Joining Berryhill in the dugout will be hitting coach Henry Cruz, who makes his return to Ogden after a year away. He spent the previous two season as the hitting coach with Inland Empire. Cruz played parts of four Major League seasons with the Dodgers 19975-76 and White Sox (1977-78) and was a scout in the Cleveland system from 1996-2006.

Chuck Crim, a former Dodgers scout who  was responsible for scouting and signing outfielder Andrew Lambo, is making his debut as Ogden pitching coach this season, Ogden_Raptors-logo

He enjoyed an eight year Major League playing career with Milwaukee, California and the Chicago Cubs. He was 47-43 with 45 saves and a 3.83 ERA in 449 games and led the American League with 70 appearances in 1988 and 76 games in 1989.

Returning for a second year at  Ogden, is Kyle Orr, a fourth-round pick in 2006, who is not progressing as expected.   Left-handed power-hittung outfielder Angelo Songco is currently the highest pick of the ’09 Draft (fourth round) slated to play in Ogden this season.   Greg Wilborn, the Dodgers’ 18th-round selection will open with Ogden as well. Wilborn is still recovering from 2008 elbow surgery, but scouts remain encouraged about his velocity.

Other players of note are:

  • Chris Jacobs, a 6′ 5″ /260 lb. 1B
  • Pedro Guerrero, 6′ 3″ 181 lb. SS
  • Javier Solano, Gonzo’s buddy
The Arizona Dodgers, managed by Jeff Carter have played 3 games and are 2-1.  They play at Camelback Ranch. 
The Santo Domingo Dodgers have played 21 games.
It’s hard to keep up with the rookie leagues.

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4 Responses to “Ogden Raptors”

  1. Mark_Timmons says:

    Michael,

    Thanks for the well wishes, but no alcohol for over a month. Coumadim! Dang blood thinner to prevent clots – no beer!

  2. Michael says:

    I live 10 minutes away from the Raptors park. Next time we have an off day and the Raptors are in town, I will go watch them to get my baseball fix. No beer for a month, talk about a weight loss program. I'll pick up the slack for you.

  3. DRomo says:

    No Beer?!!? Ouch. I am sure you have some good meds (besides the blood thinners) to get you through.

  4. Mark_Timmons says:

    Romo,

    I am not a big druggie. I have only been taking half a dose today. Yesterday, I was juiced on the morophine….

    Michael,

    Anytime you see the Raptors, give us a a full report.

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