Curve Clips: November 2

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Periodically we round up stories from local and national media spotlighting the Curve, its current players and alumni from past Curve teams. If there’s a story you have spotted and think should be included, let us know on Facebook or Twitter


DaleSveumSveum keeps the Royals’ line moving during KC’s second straight World Series | Kansas City Star
Former Curve manager Dale Sveum (2001-03) is now the hitting coach for the Royals, and he earned some attention for his unique (and successful) approach to offense during Kansas City’s run to their first World Series title since 1985.


Frazier, Meadows share deep history | MLB.com
Austin Meadows (2015) and highly-touted Cleveland prospect Clint Frazier were both taken early in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft and share a unique friendship having grown up a few miles apart in Loganville, Ga.


Finalists for Gold Gloves unveiled | MLB.com
Three Curve alumni have been selected as 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists: left fielder Starling Marte (2011), center fielder Andrew McCutchen (2006-07) and pitcher Gerrit Cole (2012).


12115505_10153098314976892_1013682778712818645_nRanking the best Minor League Baseball themed jerseys | Sports Illustrated 
SI’s Extra Mustard 
ranked the top 25 MiLB specialty jerseys of the 2015 season, and the Curve landed a pair on the list. The Mr. Rogers jerseys from “A Night in the Neighborhood” were 14th, while the beautiful Star Wars Night “Jabba the Hutt” jerseys ranked third.


Columbia resident makes pitch for a spot in the big leagues | The Baltimore Sun 
Maryland native John Kuchno’s rise through the minors is highlighted by The Baltimore Sun


Captain’s Catcher Award: Elias Diaz | Baseball America 
Catcher Elias Diaz (2014) won the 2015 Captain’s Catcher Award, an honor handed out by Baseball America to the top defensive catcher in the minors.


Bucs’ Frazier triples twice in AFL victory | MLB.com
Infielder Adam Frazier got off to a hot start with the Glendale Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League action.


Frazier excels in Pirates Double-A | The Oconee Enterprise
Frazier’s success in 2015 is profiled.


Jones named AFL Co-Player of the Week | MLB.com
JaCoby Jones (2015) made a brief stop in Curve, Pa. before a trade to the Detroit Tigers this summer. He’s been lighting up the Arizona Fall League with the Scottsdale Scorpions.


Getting their start in Curve, Pa. | WTAJ
Several of the Pirates’ current stars came through Altoona on their way to the big leagues and were members of Pittsburgh’s 2015 playoff roster.


Dodson pasó la página (Dodson turning the page) | La Liberta de Rafa
Well … It’s in Spanish. But if you speak the language (or if your web browser has a solid translator), Zack Dodson (2013-15) talks about his good start in the Venezuelan Winter League with Caribes de Anzoátegui and trying to put a recent off night behind him. (Fun fact: Former Curve Gorkys Hernandez has also played some with Caribes de Anzoátegui this winter.)



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