2012 'Meet the Lookouts' player capsules

2012 'Meet the Lookouts' player capsules

April 5th, 2012 in Sportsprofessional

AT&T Field is the home stadium of the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

GEISON AGUASVIVA

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-1

Weight: 162

Hometown: Las Matas de Farfan, D.R.

Aguasviva played just eight innings in six games last season at Rancho Cucamonga in the high Single-A California League, going 0-1 with a 1.13 ERA and limiting opposing batters to a .185 average.


STEVEN AMES

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.

Ames went 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA in 28 games with the Lookouts last year after getting promoted from Rancho Cucamonga, where he was 0-0 with a 1.17 ERA in 15 games. He had 14 combined saves.


BLAKE JOHNSON

Pitcher

Age: 26

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.

Johnson was drafted by the Dodgers in 2004 but was traded in '06 to the Kansas City Royals. He appeared in 34 Triple-A games for the Royals (Omaha) and the Colorado Rockies (Colorado Springs).


MATT MAGILL

Pitcher

Age: 22

Height: 6-3

Weight: 175

Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.

Magill went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA last season at Rancho Cucamonga, leading the Quakes with 139.1 innings pitched. He led the Midwest League in 2010 by allowing opposing hitters an average of .194.


ETHAN MARTIN

Pitcher

Age: 22

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Hometown: Toccoa, Ga.

The No. 17 organizational prospect according to Baseball America went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 21 games (three starts) with the Lookouts last season. He was a first-round pick of the Dodgers in 2008.


AARON MILLER

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Hometown: Channelview, Texas

The No. 16 organizational prospect went 3-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 games (six starts) last season at Rancho Cucamonga. He made six starts for the Lookouts in 2010, going 1-4 with a 7.04 ERA.


RED PATTERSON

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Hometown: Frisco, Texas

Patterson went 7-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 14 starts at Rancho Cucamonga after getting promoted from Great Lakes, where he was 5-4 with a 3.43 ERA in 14 starts. He worked a combined 173 innings.


JON MICHAEL REDDING

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Hometown: Hahira, Ga.

Redding has spent the past two seasons in the California League, making a combined 47 starts. He went 11-7 with a 3.66 ERA last year and was a California League postseason all-star selection.


JAVIER SOLANO

Pitcher

Age: 22

Height: 5-9

Weight: 212

Hometown: San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico

Solano has spent part of the past two seasons in Chattanooga, making a combined 32 appearances. He went 1-0 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 games last year and limited right-handed hitters to a .226 average.


SHAWN TOLLESON

Pitcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-2

Weight: 220

Hometown: Fairview, Texas

The No. 15 organizational prospect went 4-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 38 appearances with the Lookouts after getting promoted twice and was selected as the Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year.


LUIS VASQUEZ

Pitcher

Age: 26

Height: 6-4

Weight: 174

Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.

Vasquez made 13 appearances last season with Rancho Cucamonga, going 0-2 with a 3.77 ERA. He tallied 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings worked and didn't allow a home run, but he walked 21 batters.


ALLEN WEBSTER

Pitcher

Age: 22

Height: 6-2

Weight: 170

Hometown: Madison, N.C.

The No. 2 organizational prospect was an 18th-round pick of the Dodgers in 2008. He went 6-3 with a 5.04 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) with the Lookouts last year and notched a complete-game shutout.


CHRIS WITHROW

Pitcher

Age: 23

Height: 6-4

Weight: 220

Hometown: Odessa, Texas

The No. 7 organizational prospect was a first-round pick of the Dodgers in 2007. He went 6-6 with a 4.20 ERA with the Lookouts last season and has three straight years with 120 or more strikeouts.


PEDRO BAEZ

Infielder

Age: 24

Height: 6-0

Weight: 211

Hometown: Bani, Dominican Republic

Baez is rated by Baseball America as the best defensive infielder in the Dodgers organization with the best defensive arm. He played in 32 games for the Lookouts last season, hitting .210 with 15 RBIs.


TRAVIS DENKER

Infielder

Age: 26

Height: 5-9

Weight: 206

Hometown: Brea, Calif.

Denker is the only member of the 2012 Lookouts with big-league time, having played for the San Francisco Giants in 2008. In 66 games with Chattanooga last year, he hit .288 with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.


JAKE LEMMERMAN

Infielder

Age: 22

Height: 6-1

Weight: 192

Hometown: Corona Del Mar, Calif.

The No. 27 organizational prospect hit .293 in 103 games with Rancho Cucamonga last season before being promoted to Chattanooga, where he hit .234 in 21 games with two home runs and 11 RBIs.


LUIZ NUNEZ

Infielder

Age: 25

Height: 5-11

Weight: 160

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela

Nunez signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 2005 and reached Triple-A in that organization in '08 and again last year. In 78 games last year at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he hit .234.


RAFAEL YNOA

Infielder

Age: 24

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Hometown: Santiago, D.R.

Ynoa played 126 games last season at Rancho Cucamonga, hitting .275 with 21 doubles, five homers and 54 RBIs. He hit .286 at Great Lakes and was a midseason Midwest League all-star selection.


NICK BUSS

Outfielder

Age: 25

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Hometown: Los Angeles

Buss led Rancho Cucamonga with a .328 batting average last season and tallied 30 doubles, 14 homers and 55 RBIs. He also had 28 stolen bases. In the 2010 playoffs with Great Lakes, Buss hit .370.


BRIAN CAVAZOS-GALVEZ

Outfielder

Age: 24

Height: 6-0

Weight: 225

Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.

Cavazos-Galvez hit .277 in 116 games with the Lookouts last season, tallying 27 doubles, 14 homers and 61 RBIs. He hit .318 in 121 games with Great Lakes in 2010, ranking second in the Midwest League.


KYLE RUSSELL

Outfielder

Age: 25

Height: 6-5

Weight: 185

Hometown: Magnolia, Texas

Russell is rated by Baseball America as the No. 20 organizational prospect and the top power-hitter prospect. In 120 games with the Lookouts last year, he hit .259 with 29 doubles, 19 homers and 69 RBIs.


BLAKE SMITH

Outfielder

Age: 24

Height: 6-2

Weight: 225

Hometown: Modesto, Calif.

Smith is the No. 30 organizational prospect after hitting .294 with 16 homers and 63 RBIs last year at Rancho Cucamonga. He hit .333 with runners on base and .324 with runners in scoring position.


GRIFF ERICKSON

Catcher

Age: 24

Height: 6-4

Weight: 220

Hometown: San Diego

Erickson hit a combined .293 and set career highs with 13 homers and 66 RBIs in 104 games with Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga. He hit .275 for the Lookouts and .308 against right-handed pitchers.


MATT WALLACH

Catcher

Age: 26

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210

Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.

Wallach played in 76 games for the Lookouts last season, hitting .247 with 11 doubles, three homers and 17 RBIs. His father, Tim, had a 17-year big-league career and is third-base coach for the Dodgers.


J.T. WISE

Catcher

Age: 25

Height: 5-10

Weight: 170

Hometown: Apopka, Fla.

Wise hit .286 in 97 games last season with Rancho Cucamonga, tallying 17 homers and 73 RBIs. With Great Lakes in 2010, he hit .400 with seven homers and 35 RBIs in 38 games after the all-star break.