A Few Notes

by Dave B. in

Brian Goodwin was one of the more exciting players in the league last summer. The speedy Harwich outfielder batted .281 and swiped 15 bases. Goodwin is expected to be back with the Mariners this summer, but his return may be a little less certain. Although Harwich's roster shows that he attends North Carolina, Goodwin is now at Miami Dade College. Goodwin was suspended from the Tar Heels baseball team for academic reasons. The move from Div. 1 UNC to a community college means that Goodwin will now be eligible for the MLB Draft in June. Glad to see that Will has stepped back into the batters box with his blog at www.rightfieldfog.com. Will puts in a lot of time and effort with his daily recap of games and other assorted postings about the Cape League.

Saw this transaction a few days ago: "New York Yankees: Traded RHP Adam Olbrychowski to Washington for OF Justin Maxwell." Couldn't help but remember that Maxwell put on the best performance of any positional player that I have seen at any of the Cape League tryouts when he auditioned in 2003.

Ex-Orleans outfielder Steve Selsky is expected to miss the first few weeks of the college season with a broken hand. Ryan Finley of the Arizona Daily Star writes that "the Arizona Wildcats will open the 2011 baseball season next week without their best player." Finley goes on to say "Selsky underwent surgery Friday (February 4) to repair a 'boxer's fracture' in his right hand. The junior standout will miss at least the first month of the season while he heals." Finley reports that while trying to bunt in an intrasquad game, "Selsky squared to surprise the pitcher, but the fastball came high and inside. Selsky covered his face with his right hand, fearing he would get hit. He was - right on the fifth metacarpal." Selsky played in Orleans in 2009 and was chosen to the CCBL All League Team last year when he batted .273 in 37 games while leading the Firebirds with 4 homeruns and 18 RBI. Wareham Gatemen newcomer Robert Refsnyder is expected to pick up some of the slack for Arizona during Selsky's absence.

KC Serna (Falmouth, '10) has been suspended indefinitely from the Oregon baseball team for a violation of team rules. Serna missed three games last year when the Ducks suspended him for another violation of team rules. The talented shortstop is expected to be a key player on a team that Baseball America has ranked 14th in their preseason Top 25. Serna batted .250 for the Commodores last summer while earning a spot on the West Division All Star team.