Where Are They Now: Chorye Spoone

January 2, 2013 6:22 AM

The Baysox 20th season at Prince George's Stadium is just around the corner. During the past 19 years, hundreds of players have come through Bowie - some have stopped in for just a few weeks and others have been here for years before moving on with their careers. During the offseason, check back to baysox.com to find out where some of those players are now.

Right-handed pitcher Chorye Spoone was drafted by the Orioles in the Eighth Round of the 2005 First Year Player Draft out of the Community College of Baltimore County. He started his career at Rookie level Bluefield and moved to Single-A Delmarva in 2006, where he was selected for the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

The Pasadena, Md. native moved to Advanced-A Frederick in 2007 where he helped lead the Keys to the Carolina League Championship. He was named the MVP of the championship series and rated the eighth best prospect in the Orioles' system by Baseball America after the season. Spoone started the 2008 season in Bowie but made just nine starts before a shoulder injury ended his season. He was able to pitch just 29.2 innings in 2009 while recovering from the surgery.

Spoone made a strong return to Bowie in 2010, going 7-6 with a 4.02 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 132 innings of work after throwing just 71 innings during the previous two seasons. He split the 2011 season between Triple-A Norfolk and Bowie where he was moved to the bullpen during the second half of the season. With the Baysox, Spoone was 5-5 with a 4.11 ERA and his first career save in 23 games (11 starts).

At the end of the 2011 season, Spoone became a free agent and signed with the Boston Red Sox. He started this past season with Triple-A Pawtucket where he appeared in 14 games and pitched to a 2.79 ERA over 19.1 innings. He also pitched in 12 games with Double-A Portland before being released by the Red Sox and signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in July. Spoone finished out the season with Double-A New Hampshire, where he appeared in 16 games (one start).

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Matt Angle
Steve Lerud

Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2013 season on the road and begin the 20th season of baseball at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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