2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels Roster

Midwest League (MWL) - Class: A
Team Record: 77-63
3rd in the MWL's West Division
Manager: Jake Mauer (77-63)
Affiliation: Minnesota Twins
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ballpark: New Veterans Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 170,832, Avg. 2,550 in 67 home dates
2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels Statistics

Playoffs - Cedar Rapids Kernels 2 games, Quad Cities River Bandits 0
Playoffs - Cedar Rapids Kernels 2 games, Peoria Chiefs 0 - Second Round
Finals - West Michigan Whitecaps 3 games, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2

The Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League ended the 2015 season with a record of 77 wins and 63 losses, third in the league's West Division.

The Kernels plated 618 runs and gave up 519 runs. Nick Gordon drove in 58 runs and topped all regular batters with a .277 average. Randy LeBlanc paced the team with 9 wins, while Felix Jorge recorded a 2.79 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Members of the 2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Nick Anderson, Luke Bard, John Curtiss, Stephen Gonsalves, Zach Granite, Trevor Hildenberger, Felix Jorge, Chris Mazza, Brian Navarreto, Ricky Nolasco, Dereck Rodriguez, Randy Rosario and LaMonte Wade.

Jake Mauer served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jared WilsonRRApril 26, 19906'4"210Anaheim, CA US
Dereck RodriguezRRJune 5, 19926'1"180Arlington, TX US
Alex RealRRJanuary 19, 19936'0"210Anthem, AZ US
Chris PaulRROctober 12, 19926'3"205Irvine, CA US
Miles NordgrenRRJune 12, 19926'2"190Gadsden, AL US
Ricky NolascoRRDecember 13, 19826'2"235Corona, CA US
Brian NavarretoRRDecember 29, 19946'4"220Jacksonville, FL US
Max MurphyRRNovember 17, 19925'11"195Robbinsdale, MN US
Sean MillerRROctober 10, 19945'11"175Crofton, MD US
Ethan MildrenRRJune 4, 19916'4"215Hopwood, PA US
Chris MazzaRROctober 17, 19896'4"180Walnut Creek, CA US
Randy RosarioLLMay 18, 19946'1"160Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez DO
Blake SchmitRRFebruary 27, 19926'1"185Eden Prairie, MN US
T. J. WhiteRRJanuary 24, 19925'10"200Las Vegas, NV US
Luke WestphalLLJune 14, 19896'3"240Clintonville, WI US
LaMonte WadeLLJanuary 1, 19946'1"180Baltimore, MD US
Jose VelezLLSeptember 5, 19896'1"197New York, NY US
Trey VavraRRSeptember 17, 19916'2"185Menomonie, WI US
Rafael ValeraRRAugust 15, 19945'11"180Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Zack TilleryRRJanuary 12, 19936'3"210Naples, FL US
Michael TheofanopoulosLLAugust 5, 19926'1"185Pleasanton, CA US
Keaton SteeleRROctober 30, 19916'3"225St. Joseph, MO US
Rainis SilvaRRMarch 20, 19966'1"183Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Randy LeBlancRRMarch 7, 19926'4"185Abita Springs, LA US
Zack LarsonRROctober 8, 19936'2"185Bradenton, FL US
Yorman LandaRRJune 11, 19946'0"175Santa Teresa del Tuy, Miranda VE
Brett DoeRRJune 12, 19905'10"170Mesquite, TX US
Austin DiemerRRApril 28, 19936'1"180Carmichael, CA US
John CurtissRRApril 5, 19936'4"200Southlake, TX US
Edgar CorcinoSRJune 7, 19926'1"210Santo Domingo, DO
Sam ClayLLJune 21, 19936'2"190Buford, GA US
Michael CederothRRNovember 25, 19926'6"195El Cajon, CA US
Cam BooserLLMay 4, 19926'3"225Seattle, WA US
Brandon BixlerRLDecember 31, 19915'11"180Oviedo, FL US
Mat BattsRLJuly 6, 19915'11"190Winston-Salem, NC US
Luke BardRRNovember 13, 19906'3"195Charlotte, NC US
Tanner EnglishRRMarch 11, 19935'10"160Murrells Inlet, SC US
Jorge FernandezSRMarch 30, 19946'3"188Yabucoa, PR
Tyler KuresaLLNovember 17, 19926'3"190Roseville, CA US
Pat KellyRRNovember 19, 19925'10"165Red Wing, MN US
Felix JorgeRRJanuary 2, 19946'2"170Santiago, Santiago DO
C. K. IrbyRRMay 6, 19926'1"200Florence, AL US
Jonatan HinojosaLROctober 23, 19925'11"150Villa Altagracia, DO
Trevor HildenbergerRRDecember 15, 19906'2"200San Jose, CA US
Zach GraniteLLSeptember 17, 19926'1"175Staten Island, NY US
Nick GordonLROctober 24, 19956'0"160Avon Park, FL US
Stephen GonsalvesLLJuly 8, 19946'5"190San Diego, CA US
Sam GibbonsLRDecember 12, 19936'4"190Geelong, Victoria AU
Nick AndersonRRJuly 5, 19906'5"195Brainerd, MN US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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