Where Are They Now? 2005-2009

Noted author, devout Boston Red Sox fan (we try not to hold that against him) and longtime friend of BareBones, David McDonough, has kept a detailed journal of players, managers and coaches that have passed through the Trenton Thunder organization who are still working in the game in one form or fashion.
Remember Chase Wright?
How about Caonoba Cosme?
We do.

Phil Hughes is 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA for the Yankees this season

This may not be a complete list, and we encourage anyone with updated information or corrections on any former player to post a comment here on the blog, or e-mail me direct at johnalbone AT comcast.net.
We’ll wrap up the three-part series with a 2005-2009 era that produced four consecutive playoff appearances and back-to-back Eastern League championships in 2007 and 2008.

Players
Hideki Matsui (Rehab 2006): Los Angeles Angels
Tyler Clippard (2006-07): Washington Nationals
Phil Coke (2008): Detroit Tigers
Jesus Colome (2006): Seattle Mariners
Brian Bruney (Rehab 2008): Washington Nationals
Melky Cabrera (2005): Atlanta Braves
Alfredo Aceves (2008): New York Yankees
TJ Beam (2006): Triple-A Reno (Diamond Backs)
Matt Carson (2005-08): Triple-A Sacramento (Athletics)
Francisco Cervelli: (2008-09): New York Yankees
Joba Chamberlain (2007): New York Yankees
Justin Christian (2006-07): Double-A Trenton Thunder
Reegie Corona (2007-09): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre
Colin Curtis (2007-09): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre
Octavio Dotel (Rehab 2006): Pittsburgh Pirates
Eric Duncan (2005-06): Double-A Mississippi (Braves)
Shelley Duncan (2005-06): Triple-A Columbus (Indians)

Brett Gardner

Mike Dunn (2008-09): Triple-A Gwinnett (Braves)
Brett Gardner (2006-07): New York Yankees
Alberto Gonzalez (2007): Washington Nationals
Eric Hacker (2008-09): Triple-A Fresno (Giants)
Alan Horne (2007-09): Double-A Thunder/Disabled List (Yankees)
Kevin Howard (2006): Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals)
Phil Hughes (2006-07): New York Yankees
Austin Jackson (2008): Detroit Tigers
Steven Jackson (2007-08): Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates)
Jeff Karstens (2005-07): Pittsburgh Pirates
Ian Kennedy (2007): Arizona Diamondbacks
George Kontos (2008-09): Triple-A Scranton/Disabled List (Yankees)
Zack Kroenke (2007-08): Triple-A Reno (Diamondbacks)
Jeff Marquez (2007-08): Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox)
Zach McAllister (2009): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Daniel McCutchen (2007-08): Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates)
Mark Melancon (2008): Triple-A Scranton (Yankees)
Carlos Mendoza (2007-09): Coach, Class-A Charleston (Yankees)
Juan Miranda (2007): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Jose Molina (Rehab 09): Toronto Blue Jays
Jesus Montero (2009): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Kevin Nelson (2006): Double-A Reading (Phillies)
Ivan Nova (2009): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Eduardo Nunez (2009): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Ramiro Pena (2005-08): New York Yankees
Oneli Perez (2008): Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals)

Chase Wright

P.J. Pilittere (2007-09): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Edwar Ramirez (2007): Oakland Athletics
Randy Ruiz (2006): Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Russo (2008): New York Yankees
Amaury Sanit (2009): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Omir Santos (2005-07): Double-A Binghamton (Mets)
David Robertson (2007-08): New York Yankees
Jay Stephens (2009): Double-A Reading (Phillies)
Jose Tabata (2008): Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates)
Kanekoa Texeira (2009): Seattle Mariners
Jose Valdez (2008-09): Triple-A Round Rock (Astros)
Jorge Vazquez (2009): Triple-A Scranton/Disabled List (Yankees)
Kevin Whelan (2007-09): Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Chase Wright (2007-08): Triple-A Nashville (Brewers)
Managers and Coaches
Dave Eiland: (Pitching coach 2005-06): Pitching coach, Yankees

Dave Eiland

Scott Aldred (Pitching coach 2007- 08): Pitching coach, Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre
Tom Wilson (Hitting coach, 2007-08): Hitting coach, Class-A Staten Island (Yankees)
Ralph Dickenson (Hitting coach 2006): coach, Class-AA New Hampshire (Blue Jays)
Bill Masse (Manager 2005-06): Scout, Seattle Mariners

Independent & Foreign Leagues
Aarom Baldiris (2007): Orix Buffalos (Japan)
Dee Brown (2005): Seibu Lions (Japan)
James Cooper (2008-09): Newark Bears
Caonoba Cosme (2004, 06): Calgary Vipers (Golden League)
Juan Francia (2007): Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League)
Noah Hall (2007, 09): Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League)
Tim Lavigne (2007): Acereros de Norte (Mexican League)
Chris Malec (2008-09): Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League)
Scott Patterson (2006-07): Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League)
Richie Robnett (2009): Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League)

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One Comment on “Where Are They Now? 2005-2009”

  1. David McD Says:

    Nice job updating Kevin Russo, who just got called up to replace Nick Johnson, who’s on the DL.


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