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20 years of Stormers

Stormers Fans:

Heading into our 20th year, we wanted to involve you in selecting the 20 best Stormers in history.  Ross Peeples and I came up with an initial list of 72, pared it to 58, and then arrived at a final 50.  Some of those last cuts were extremely difficult to make as there were many more deserving of being considered.  We tried to balance stellar individual seasons with success over a number of years.  Pitchers and hitters are well balanced.  There are players from each part of our team’s history.

Please vote for 20 of these 50.  A brief statistical synopsis is included with each of the 50 candidates.  Who had the best numbers?  Who was the most entertaining to watch?  Enjoy the memories of watching each of these 50 stars.

We look forward to announcing the results as we approach the season.

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Pete Andrelczyk (2014-17)

RHP. Went 23-12 with 14 saves and a 2.91 ERA as a Barnstormer…Holds the team single season appearances record with 70 and is second all-time with 190.

Josh Bell (2016-19)

Infielder. Batted .296 with 19 homers and 87 RBI in 2016, before playing part-time as a player-coach over the next three seasons.

Lance Burkhart (2005-08)

Catcher. Belted 61 homers and drove in 210 runs as Lancaster’s starting catcher the first four seasons…Later returned as Lancaster’s hitting coach.

Cory Burns (2016)

RHP. Saved 31 games and posted a 2.17 ERA in 2016…Walked only eight batters and struck out 60.

Ryan Casteel (2018)

Catcher. Lancaster’s Player of the Year in 2018, batting .321 with 16 homers and 70 RBI…Is one of three Barnstormers to hit for the cycle.

Andretty Cordero (2022-23)

Infielder. Set the single season Barnstormers RBI record with 118 in 2022 and nearly broke it with 116 in 2023…Batted .339 both seasons, finished second in the league both times…Atlantic League Player of the Year in 2023.

Oscar De La Cruz (2022)

RHP. Was 9-3 with a 4.26 ERA during the 2022 season, striking out 135 in 124.2 innings…Was the MVP of the Championship Series, and allowed only five runs, all on solo homers, in three post-season starts.

Anderson De La Rosa (2017-21)

Catcher. Defensive specialist who played in 319 games over four seasons…Contributed 71 doubles and 136 RBI on the offensive side.

Travis Denker (2012-13)

Infielder. Hit .280 with 33 homers and 114 RBI over 1 1/3 seasons…Slugged four homers and drove in 12 runs in the 2012 playoffs. 

Kelly Dugan (2021-23)

Infielder. Has driven home 181 runs in 205 Lancaster games…Batted .326 over his first 1 ½ seasons before sustaining a foot injury.

Tommy Everidge (2011-12)

Infielder. Over two seasons had 62 doubles and 37 homers while driving in 140…Atlantic League Player of the Year in 2011.

Quincy Foster (2005-07, 09)

Outfielder. Stole 55 bases while coming up just short for the ALPB batting title in 2005 at .320…Stolen base count remained a club record until 2018…Stole 98 bases in his ‘Stormers career.

Blake Gailen (2012-18, 21)

Outfielder. Atlantic League and Independent League Player of the Year in 2012, batting .338 with 22 homers and 89 RBI…Is Lancaster’s all-time leader in several offensive categories, including homers (117)

Joe Gardner (2014-18)

RHP. Won 24 games over five seasons…Was instrumental in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, going 12-8 with a 3.79 ERA over those two seasons.

Cole Garner (2014, 17)

Outfielder. Batted .315 with 34 homers and 138 RBI over 1 ½ seasons and 190 games…Hit 26 homers and drove in 92 runs leading Lancaster to its playoff spot and, ultimately, championship in 2014.

Caleb Gindl (2016-17, 19, 21)

Outfielder. Set the franchise record with 34 homers in 2021 and has 76 homers and 308 RBI in 471 career games…Hit .290 or better in three of four seasons.

Adam Godwin (2011-12)

Outfielder. Played briefly in 2011…In his full season of 2012, batted .327 with 39 steals and 93 runs…Is the only Barnstormer to have six hits in a game.

Danny Gonzalez (2005-08, 12)

Infielder. Played in 398 games over five seasons…Batted .319 in 69 games in Lancaster’s first championship and .292 overall.

Travis Hake (2005-07)

Infielder. Stole 42 bases and batted .295 with 32 doubles in the inaugural season…Scored 152 runs in 234 career games.

John Halama (2011-12)

LHP. Set the franchise record with 188.2 innings pitched while winning 13 games in 2012…Overall won 19 of his 42 starts in Lancaster over 1 ½ seasons.

Brooks Hall (2018, 21-22)

RHP. Has a career 17-5 record as a Barnstormer…Has walked only 47 while striking out 103…Won a playoff start in 2018.

Josh Hall (2008-10)

RHP. Won 20 games as a Barnstormer, including 13 in 2010.

Sean Halton (2016-17)

Outfielder. Blasted 48 homers and drove in 161 runs over two seasons…Slugged over .500 both years.

Tim Hamulack (2010-12)

LHP. Went 9-6 with 51 saves over three 2 ½ seasons…Posted a composite 2.06 ERA.

Denny Harriger (2006)

RHP. In his final pro season, went 17-4 with a 2.63 ERA…Won two playoff games, including taking the playoff clincher, 5-2, with a complete game.

Ryan Harvey (2012-13)

Outfielder. Crushed 56 homers and drove in 171 runs over two seasons…Was an All-Star in 2012…Hit five homers in the 2012 playoffs.

Aaron Herr (2009-11)

Infielder. Drove in 243 runs in 349 games over three seasons, including 103 in 2010…Was the only player to reach 100 RBI in the first 16 seasons.

K.C. Hobson (2016-19)

Infielder. Slugged 74 homers in 377 games…Knocked in 238 runs…Hit .320 or better in 2016 and 2017.

Matt LeCroy (2008)

Infielder. Had a monstrous final season of his playing career, batting .326 with 22 homers and 83 RBI in 94 games.

Fehlandt Lentini (2012)

Outfielder. All-Star in his lone season as a Barnstormer, batting .319 with 19 homers, 92 RBI and 32 stolen bases.

Gilberto Mejia (2011-12)

Infielder. Stole 57 bases in 158 games over 1 ½ seasons…Hit a composite .293.

Melvin Mercedes (2019, 21-23)

Infielder. Atlantic League Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons…Has scored over 100 runs and drawn more than 80 walks each of the last two years…Led the league in on base percentage in 2023.

Ryan Minor (2005)

Infielder. Star of the Barnstormers inaugural season…Cracked 26 homers, including the first in team history, and drove home 99 runs.

Jerry Owens (2013-15)

Outfielder. Set the club single season record with a .341 batting average in 2015…Hit .332 over 164 games in three seasons.

Scott Patterson (2005-06, 10, 14-15)

RHP. Appeared in 132 games over five different seasons, recording 36 saves…Posted a composite 3.27 ERA, but well under 3.00 as a reliever.

Ross Peeples (2005-14)

LHP. Appeared in 374 games over 10 seasons, a club record and second in Atlantic League history…Won 31 games before becoming the bench coach and later, the manager.

Dwayne Pollok (2012-13)

RHP. Went 32-7 with a 2.63 ERA over two seasons and won back-to-back Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year honors…Added two wins in the 2012 post-season…His 18 wins in 2013 remains tied for the Atlantic League single season record.

Nate Reed (2013, 15, 17-19)

LHP. Was the Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year in 2018 with a 13-3 record and 2.75 ERA…Is Lancaster’s all-time leading winner with 33 (33-24, 3.49).

Trayvon Robinson (2016-18, 21-23)

Outfielder. Has spent six seasons in a Barnstormers uniform…Ranks among the top five in career hits (490), runs (322), 2B (92), 3B (13), BB (280), and RBI (456).

Olmo Rosario (2013-14)

Infielder. Batted .300 over 1 ¼ seasons with 44 doubles and 16 homers in 158 games…Was the first player to hit for the cycle in franchise history.

Darian Sandford (2017-19)

Outfielder. Stole 201 bases in 2 ½ seasons as a Barnstormer…Stole 82 bases in 2018 and 74 in 2019, the two highest totals in franchise history…Is the franchise and league stolen base record holder.

Chris Schwinden (2014)

RHP. Went 14-5 with a 2.57 ERA as Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year in 2014…Added two wins in the playoffs.

Scott Shuman (2017-19, 21-22)

RHP. Over five seasons, owns a 13-6 record with 28 saves…Compiled a 2.06 ERA and struck out 245 batters in 179.0 innings of work.

Reggie Taylor (2006, 10)

Outfielder. Had two All-Star caliber seasons as Lancaster’s CF…Hit 23 homers in each season…Drove in 146 runs in 217 games…Slugged .554 and .539, respectively.

Brent Teller (2021-23)

RHP. Is 19-11 over three starts as a Barnstormer…Led the club with 11 wins in 2023 and was the MVP of the Championship Series…Lancaster won all three of his playoff starts…Had a 2.45 post-season ERA.

Jeremy Todd (2005-07)

Infielder. Belted 59 homers and drove in 211 runs over 265 games in three seasons…Hit a combined .291.

Lloyd Turner (2008-10)

Utility. Played 398 games at numerous positions over three seasons…Holds the franchise single season (13) and career record (25) in triples and has the single season record with 94 walks…Scored 250 runs in three years.

Jason Urquidez (2012-15)

RHP. Holds the franchise career saves record with 54…Saved three more in the 2014 championship run…Had a composite 1.54 (18 ER/105.0 IP) as a Barnstormer.

Michael Woods (2007-10)

Utility. Set club records with 288 total bases and 119 runs scored in 2008…Also stole 33 bases that year…Hit .289 with 49 homers over his four seasons…Ranks among the all-time top five in runs, hits, doubles, triples and steals as a Barnstormer.

Lance Zawadzki (2014-17)

Infielder. Played in 302 games…Defensive specialist who also became one of four players in franchise history to have 20 homers and 20 steals in a season…Won the ALPB home run title with 20 in 2015.

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