Former Royals making their mark in the pro leagues

Boys of summer show they have what it takes

From the bumped-but-not-forgotten files, this update from baseball dad and big time Parksville Royals booster Mike Parlow.

According to Parlow, “all four Royals’ graduates in the pros are turning heads with some great play.”

• Third baseman Taylor Green, playing for the AAA Nashville Sounds, leads the pack hitting .310/.390/.535 through 85 games.

Taylor is from Comox and was drafted by the Brewers in 2005. His performance this year has pundits speculating that a call-up to the big club is only a matter of time.

• Pitcher Ethan Stewart of the Gulf Coast League Phillies has a record of 2-1 in his last five starts with an impressive 2.92 ERA.

Ethan hails from Campbell River and was drafted last year by the Philadelphia Phillies.

• Carter Bell of Courtenay was drafted last month and has hit the ground running with his new team, the Yakima Bears of the Northwest League.

Through his first six games starting at 3B, Carter is hitting .400 with a triple and six RBIs.

• Campbell River’s Mark Hardy, drafted last year, is on a roll winning his last three games. He has an ERA of 2.66 and a sterling WHIP of 1.18 for the season.

Pitching for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League, Mark has struck out 36 against only nine walks in his last ten games.


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