The current 2014 roster for the Saltdogs now stands at 25 players. Meet the most recent additions to your Capital City's club.
INF Trevor Martin: A 22-year old from Seattle, Martin played the first four seasons of his professional career in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He was chosen by the Cards in the 2010 MLB draft out of West Seattle High School, and hit a torrid .373 in 29 games in the Single-A Midwest League last year. Martin has split the majority of his playing time between second and third base, but has also made appearances at first base and in the outfield. He sports a career batting average of .292 in 96 games.
RHP Ian Kadish: A 25-year old from Cincinnati, Kadish has been a strikeout machine in his young career. The former Toronto Blue Jays farm hand has amassed 171 whiffs in 138 innings – good for an eye-popping 11.2 strikeout per nine inning ratio. The 6-foot hurler signed with the Jays in 2011 out of Marshall University. Kadish is 9-9 with a 3.00 ERA in three seasons as a reliever. Last year, he went 5-4 with a 3.36 ERA for the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts. He has posted a very impressive 3.72 strikeout-to-walk mark for his career.
C Tyler Smith: A 25-year old from Thousand Oaks, Calif., Smith spent the first two seasons in the Kansas City Royals organization before joining the Independent ranks in 2013. The Arkansas State alum played for Rockford (Frontier) and Gary last year, hitting .241 with six doubles and 17 RBI in 46 games, while throwing out 18 attempted base stealers.
LHP Trey Barham: A 28-year old from Norfolk, Va., Barham spent his first six years in the Oakland Athletics organization, where he reached as far as Triple-A. He boasts a career record of 18-9 with a 3.19 ERA, with 75 of his 198 appearances coming at the Double-A level or higher. The southpaw was selected in the 2008 MLB draft out of Virginia Military Institute. Barham notched ERAs of 1.24, 2.77 and 2.95 as he climbed from Low-A to Double-A from 2009-11, racking up a combined record of 13-5. Last year he went 0-0 with a 3.80 ERA in the Arizona and California Leagues for Oakland.
RHP Zachary Varce: A 25-year old from Seattle, Varce fanned 144 batters in 131 1/3 inning over four seasons in the New York Yankees system. Like fellow newcomer Trevor Martin, Varce also went to West Seattle High School. Varce was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB draft out of the University of Portland. Recovering from injury in 2013, Varce tossed six scoreless innings while striking out 10 in the Advanced-A Florida State League for the Pinstripes organization.