Thursday, July 3, 2008

Catching up with 49ers in the minors

Thanks to Ryan Rose of the Charlotte 49ers' Sports Information Media Relations staff for compiling the following information on former Charlotte baseball players and how they've fared in the minor leagues this summer:

- Former 49ers Spencer Steedley and Derek McDaid made the Midwest League All-Star Game, and former pitcher Adam Mills has been called up to Class AA Portland after leading the Class A Advanced Lancaster Jethawks pitching staff through the first half of the summer season. He reports to the Eastern League club on Friday.

-On Tuesday, McDaid received a midseason promotion from Fort Wayne to Lake Elsinore of the Advanced-A California League. McDaid was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA and two saves in 33 relief appearances for the Wizards of the Midwest League.

-Four Charlotte players were drafted in the 2008 amateur draft and two have seen action. One, Shayne Moody, was assigned to the short-season Appalachian League's Danville Braves, and is among the league leaders in hits, doubles and on-base percentage.