10/05/2009 9:40 AM -
First on the list is Chad Ehrnsberger, left fielder for 32 games during the T-Bones inaugural 2003 season. Ehrnsberger hit .331 with 41 hits in those 32 games, posting seven home runs and 26 RBI before the Seattle Mariners purchased his contract on June 27, 2003.
Ehrnsberger hit .211 in 25 games with Seattle’s Class A club, Wisconsin, before the St. Louis Cardinals picked him up on August 8, 2003. He finished the season with Single-A Peoria before splitting the 2004 season between Single-A Palm Beach and Double-A Tennessee.
He rejoined the Northern League in 2005, playing 75 games with the St. Paul Saints before finishing the season with the Joliet JackHammers. Ehrnsberger played two more seasons for Joliet before heading to the Atlantic League and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to begin 2008. After 61 games, Ehrnsberger finished the 2008 campaign with the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Ehrnsberger spent the 2009 season with the Edmonton Capitals of the independent Golden Baseball League. After finishing the regular season with a .332 mark, he posted a .429 average in four playoff games before the Capitals eventually fell to the Calgary Vipers. Calgary went on to win the Golden League Championship.
Over parts of five seasons in the Northern League (318 games), Ehrnsberger has posted a .314 average with 101 doubles, five triples, 47 home runs and 229 RBI. Entering the 2010 season, Ehrnsberger holds a .294 career average and is just 15 home runs shy of 100 for his career. He is also just 17 doubles shy of the 200 mark.
Stay tuned for the next installment when we check in on infielder Skip Adams, purchased by the San Diego Padres on February 26, 2004.