ATL Week In Review 4/8 - 4/14

Here's our weekly wrap up of what happened in the Atlantic League this past week called "ATL Week in Review."

Almost all Atlantic League rosters have been completed. Players will be reporting to spring training with the prospective teams over the next few days. Look for more player signings to come, as well as roster cuts. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012
Article on Riversharks Tryouts - Here's a great article from South Jersey News, about yesterdays tryouts for the Camden Riversharks...more

Monday, April 9, 2012
Ballpark Digest: Atlantic League Returning to Atlantic City? - is reporting that the SandCastle in Atlantic City will be renamed "Surf Stadium," for upcoming youth tournaments, exhibitions, as well as a weekend series between the Camden Riversharks and the Sugar Land Skeeters...more

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
2011 Atlantic League Pitcher Of The Year, Mike Loree Returns to Ducks! - The Long Island Ducks announced that they have signed 2011 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, Mike Loree for the 2012 season...more

LI Ducks Blog: Ducks Ink Three More - In addition to the signing of Mike Loree, the Long Island Ducks announced the signings of catcher Shawn Williams, pitchers John Meloan and Connor Graham for the 2012 season on Tuesday...more 

Patriots Sign Four More! - The Somerset Patriots announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Derrell McCall, Mike MacDonald, Justin Cassel, and left-hand pitcher Matt Crim for the 2012 season...more

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Kody Kirkland Interview - Kody Kirkland was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round (894th overall) of the 2001 MLB Amateur Draft...more 

Skeeters Add Three More To Roster - The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that they have signed first baseman Jimmy Van Ostrand, and pitchers Michael Nix and Willy Startup for the 2012 season...more 

Bluefish Ink Oseguera and former MLB pitcher Bayliss - The Bridgeport Bluefish announced on Wednesday that they have signed pitchers Paul Oseguera and Jonah Bayliss for the 2012 season...more

Jake Stevens Leaves York Heads to Mexico - Darrell Henry and Paul Braverman posted on their blog, blogtoblogchamps that pitcher Jake Stevens has signed a contract with the Saraperos de Saltillo in the Mexican League, and will most likely not be pitching for York in 2012...more

Patriots Sign Wright, Rupe, And Quinowski - The Somerset Patriots announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Chase Wright and Jose Rupe, and left-handed pitcher David Quinowski for the 2012 season...more

Drew Locke on Jimmy Van Ostrand Signing - Here's what Skeeters outfielder Drew Locke, had to say about his friend and newest Skeeter, Jimmy Van Ostrand...more 

Somerset Fan Fest This Saturday (4/14/12)! - The Somerset Patriots will be holding their Fan Fest this Saturday (4/14/12) from 12pm to 3pm at TD Bank Park. This is a FREE event...more

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Legends vs. Champions Celebrity Softball Game Featuring Jaworski And Bowa - On July 11, 2012, the Camden Riversharks will host a softball game featuring former Eagles quarterback/current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and former Phillie manager/current MLB Network analyst Larry Bowa as co-captains of two star studded teams. The game will feature players from the 1980 and 2008 World Series Champions against Philadelphia area sports legends...more

Ray Navarrete Video Interview - I met up with Long Island Ducks infielder Ray Navarrete today and asked him about the upcoming season, working with Jay Loviglio this offseason, and about traveling to Texas this season. Here's what he had to say...more

My Ballot for the Somerset Patriots 15th Anniversary Team (by Paul Hadsall) - To mark their 15th anniversary, the Somerset Patriots are asking fans to choose the top 15 players in franchise history. Saturday, April 14th, is the final day to vote - you can cast your ballots online or in person at the Patriots Fan Fest event...more

Friday, April 13, 2012
Jerome Williams On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball - Former Lancaster Barnstormer pitcher Jerome Williams will be making his first start for the Los Angeles Angels Sunday against the New York Yankees on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball...more 

Lancaster Signs Former Big League Pitcher Bennett, And Two More - The Lancaster Barnstormers announced on Friday that they have signed former major league reliever Jeff Bennett, as well as infielders Eduardo Perez and Jaime Pedroza...more

Revs Add Three More - The York Revolution have signed left-handed pitcher Ryan Feierabend, right-handed pitcher Stephen Penney and second baseman Andres Perez for the 2012 season...more

Ross Peeples On Upcoming Season -We got a chance to catch of with Barnstormers pitcher Ross Peeples and ask him about the upcoming season and here's what he had to say...more 

Matt Padgett Signs With Blue Crabs - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have signed infielder Matt Padgett for the 2012 season...more

Southern Maryland Signs Former Major League Infielder Chin-Lung Hu - The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have signed former major league infielder Chin-Lung Hu for the 2012 season season...more

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Patrick Osborn on Padgett And Hu Signings - Here's what Southern Maryland manager Patrick Osborn told ATL Baseball Blog about the signings of infielders Matt Padgett and Chin-Lung Hu...more

Patriots Sign Former Twins Pitcher Travis Bowyer - The Somerset Patriots have signed former major league pitcher Travis Bowyer after today's open tryout at TD Bank Ballpark...more

Somerset Signs Merritt - The Somerset Patriots have signed left-handed pitcher Roy Merritt for the 2012 season...more 

Somerset Opening Day Logo and 15th Anniversary Logo - For those fans who haven't seen them, here are the Somerset Patriots Opening Day logo, as well as their 15th Anniversary logo. The Patriots always have great logos commemorating different events. These are no exception...more

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