A look at the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 10 players currently on major league baseball rosters . . .
KEVIN KOUZMANOFF, Oakland Athletics
Position: Third base
Last week (July 12-18): Kouzmanoff was 5-for-13 in three games against the Kansas City Royals with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI. Kouzmanoff had a homer and 2 RBI in a 9-6 win on July 18 and three RBI in a 6-5 victory on July 17.
This season: Kouzmanoff is hitting .271 with 18 doubles, 9 homers and 47 RBI in his first season with Oakland over 351 at-bats and 89 games.
Drafted: Sixth round, 2003 by the Cleveland Indians.
Major league career: Kouzmanoff is a .263 career hitter in his fifth season with 71 homers, 112 doubles and 304 RBI. He has a .308 on base percentage. He set the National League league record for single-season fielding percentage at third base last year with the San Diego Padres at .990 (just three errors all season).
Wolf Pack career: Kouzmanoff played one memorable season (2003) at Nevada. He hit .361 with 17 homers and 67 RBI and was named the Western Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year.
CHRIS GIMENEZ, Cleveland Indians
Last week: Gimenez played in one game, going 1-for-4 with a single off Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers on July 17.
This season: Gimenez is 1-for-7 in two games this year with four strikeouts. Gimenez was brought up from Triple-A Columbus on July 10.
Major league career: Gimenez, who first came up to the big leagues in 2009, has played in 47 games in his career with 17 hits in 118 at-bats (.143). He has two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI with a .250 on base percentage.
Drafted: 19th round by Cleveland Indians in 2004.
Wolf Pack career: Gimenez might be one of the most underrated offensive players in Pack history. He played three seasons (2002-04) with the Pack and hit .327 with 144 hits in 441 at-bats. Gimenez also was hit by a pitch 61 times and walked 44 times in his career to go along with 30 home runs, 26 doubles, 117 runs scored and 113 RBI.
RYAN CHURCH, Pittsburgh Pirates
Last week: Church was 2-for-3 in three pinch-hit appearances in three games against Houston. He had a double and a RBI against Casey Daigle on July 18 and a single and a RBI against Chris Sampson on July 17.
This season: Church is hitting .195 (31-for-159) with 11 doubles, a triple and three homers with 18 RBI in 62 games. Church has an on-base percentage of .247.
Major league career: Now in his seventh season, Church has a .266 lifetime average with 21 stolen bases, 129 doubles, 7 triples, 54 homers, 260 RBI, 242 runs scored and 487 hits over 1,834 at-bats and 610 games.
Drafted: 14th round, 2000 by the Cleveland Indians.
Wolf Pack career: Church, one of the best two-way players in Pack history, pitched and played the outfield at Nevada (1997-00). He hit .361 (134-for-371) for the Pack. He hit 16 homers with 88 RBI despite being a full-time hitter for just one season (2000). As a pitcher, Church was 8-8 in 39 appearances.
JOE INGLETT, Milwaukee Brewers
Position: Infield, outfield
Last week: Inglett walked twice and scored a run in two games last week. He had a walk and a run scored against Tim Hudson in a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on July 17.
This season: Inglett, a utility player, is hitting .328 with 22 hits in 67 at-bats in 56 games. He has a stolen base, six doubles, three triples and has driven in two runs with a .430 on-base percentage.
Major league career: Inglett, in his fifth season, is a lifetime .296 hitter with 209 hits in 706 at-bats. Inglett has 19 stolen bases with 33 doubles, 15 triples and five home runs and 70 RBI over 267 games with a .357 on base percentage.
Drafted: 8th round, 2000 by the Cleveland Indians.
Wolf Pack career: Inglett played in 210 games in his Pack career (1997-00) and is arguably the best Wolf Pack player ever. His lifetime average of .384 is a Wolf Pack record. He also had 57 doubles, 12 triples, 179 RBI, 157 walks (a Pack record), and 321 hits (also a Pack record). He also scored a school-record 286 runs all while starting at numerous positions (mainly second base and center field) in his Pack career.
EDDIE BONINE, Detroit Tigers
Position: Relief pitcher
Last week: Bonine appeared in one game last week and pitched 3.1 innings and allowed four hits, one run, a walk and had one strikeout in a 7-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on July 18.
This season: Bonine has appeared in 30 games, all in relief, and has a 2.80 earned run average. He has allowed 41 hits in 45 innings while striking out 20 and walking 16. He is 4-0.
Major league career: Bonine is in his third year in the major leagues. He is 7-2 with a 3.99 career ERA in 45 games (nine starts) with 48 strikeouts and 33 walks in 106 innings.
Drafted: 23rd round, 2003 by the San Diego Padres.
Wolf Pack career: Bonine, whose father Eddie played at Nevada in 1978, played one season (2003) at Nevada. He was 5-6 with a 5.84 ERA in 17 games (16 starts).
CORKY MILLER, Cincinnati Reds
Last week: Miller was 1-for-3 in one game. He had a single off Aaron Cook in a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on July 18.
This season: Miller has appeared in 23 games this season with 61 at-bats and 14 hits for a .230 average. Miller has three doubles and a home run and six RBI.
Major league career: Miller first appeared in a major league game in 2001 with the Reds. He has played in the major leagues for five teams (Cincinnati, Minnesota, Boston, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta). He is hitting .185 in his big league career with 91 hits in 491 at -bats in 190 games. He has 21 doubles and 10 homers and 56 RBI with a .269 on base percentage.
Drafted: Was not drafted after his senior year (1999) at Nevada.
Wolf Pack career: Miller, one of the greatest catchers in Wolf Pack history, played two seasons (1998, 1999) with the Wolf Pack. He had 144 hits in 390 at-bats for a .369 career average with 22 doubles, two triples and 27 homers to go along with 110 RBI. He led the Wolf Pack in hitting in 1998 (.377). He owns the Wolf Pack record for getting hit by a pitch in a season with 29 in 1998. He was also hit 25 times in 1997. He had a career on-base percentage of .498.
LYLE OVERBAY, Toronto Blue Jays
Position: First base
Last week: Overbay went 3-for-12 in three games with two doubles. He had a double, walk and a RBI against the Baltimore Orioles on July 16.
This season: The 6-foot-2, 235-pound left-hander is hitting .250 with a .328 on base percentage. He has 10 homers, 20 doubles and 32 RBI and has also scored 45 runs. Overbay’s 20th double this season came off Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles on July 18, giving him 20 or more doubles for eight consecutive seasons.
Major league career: Overbay is in his 10th season. He has a .276 career average (.360 on base) with 1,017 hits, 112 homers, 270 doubles and 489 RBI in 1,075 games and 3,679 at bats.
Drafted: 18th round, 1999 by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wolf Pack career: Overbay played in 209 games in his Pack career (1996-99) with a .358 average. He had 243 runs scored, 309 hits, 62 doubles, 39 home runs and 257 RBI.
CHAD QUALLS, Arizona Diamondbacks
Position: Relief pitcher
Last week: Qualls appeared in one game, tossing a scoreless inning against the San Diego Padres on July 17. He retired Aaron Cunningham, Tony Gwynn Jr., and Oscar Salazar in order on three groundouts.
This season: Qualls is 1-4 with 12 saves (16 opportunities) in 38 games. He has 31 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 31.1 innings with an 8.33 ERA.
Major league career: Now in his seventh season, Qualls has appeared in 428 games, all in relief. He is 30-26 with 51 saves and 365 strikeouts in 441 innings. He has a 3.67 career ERA and 1.26 WHIP.
Drafted: 2nd round, 2000 by the Houston Astros.
Wolf Pack career: Qualls was 22-7 in two seasons (1999-00) as a starting pitcher, helping the Pack qualify for the NCAA regionals both seasons. He struck out 199 in 235.1 innings with a 4.28 ERA.
BRETT HAYES, Florida Marlins
Last week: Hayes did not play in a game last week.
This season: Hayes has played in 12 games for the Marlins this year. He is 7-for-31 (.226) with a double, home run, two RBI and four walks.
Major league career: Hayes is in his second season in the major leagues. He is 10-for-42 (.238) with two homers and two doubles with four RBI in 26 games.
Drafted: 2nd round, 2005 by the Florida Marlins.
Wolf Pack career: Hayes played three seasons (2003-05) with the Wolf Pack. He hit .339 in his career with 237 hits and 132 runs scored. He also had 37 doubles, 5 triples and 22 RBI and drove in 156 runs and stole 22 bases.
CHRIS DICKERSON, Cincinnati Reds
Last week: Dickerson was sent to Triple-A Louisville on July 16 to begin a rehab assignment. He was on the disabled list with a wrist and hand injury.
This season: Dickerson has not played in a game since April 29. He underwent surgery on his right hand on May 3 and is not expected back now until early August. In 20 games this season he is hitting .205 with 19 strikeouts and just one walk and no RBI.
Major league career: Dickerson, now in his third season, has hit .274 over 401 career at-bats. He has 19 stolen bases, 23 doubles, six triples, eight homers and 30 RBI.
Drafted: 16th round, 2003 by the Cincinnati Reds.
Wolf Pack career: Dickerson played three seasons for the Wolf Pack (2001-03). He had 25 doubles, 6 triples, 17 homers and 91 RBI and scored 101 runs. He hit .286 (137-for-479) with 15 stolen bases as the Pack’s center fielder.