Brian Bistagne (Glendale Community College, 2007) Fort Myers Miracle, infielder/outfielder: Bistagne was signed June 15 by the Minnesota Twins as a free agent. The St. Francis High graduate reported to Ft. Myers, which is a Gulf Coast League Twins rookie ball team.
Bistagne, a Glendale native, batted .228 (26 for 114) with no home runs and 10 runs batted in. He collected five doubles, one triple, two stolen bases and scored 12 runs in 35 games.
“Things went well and I had a decent summer,” Bistagne said. “I got good reports from my coaches.
“When you go to work everyday, you catch on quick. I started out playing the infield and they had me playing the outfield. I wanted to make sure the coaches knew that I was able to play wherever they needed me.”
The Miracle finished 34-21 en route to capturing the league’s South Division.
Graham Miller (Glendale Community College, 2006) Ogden Raptors, relief pitcher: Miller, a left-hander, was taken in June by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 32nd round (967th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Miller went 1-0 with a 4.30 earn-run average with the Raptors, who are a rookie league team. He struck out 14 and walked 11 in 14 2/3 innings. Miller allowed 10 hits in nine appearances.
Al Quintana (Glendale Community College, 2002) New Hampshire Fisher Cats, infielder/outfielder: Quintana spent parts of the season with three different teams in the Blue Jays organization, ending it with the double-A Fisher Cats.
Quintana, a Cal State Northridge graduate, batted .225 (73 for 324) with four home runs and 36 runs batted in. In 96 games, Quintana scored 34 runs.
Michael Valadez (Glendale Community College, 2006) Lake County Captains, catcher: Valadez batted .207 (35 for 169) with four home runs, four doubles and 24 runs batted in.