92nd Former Lake Monster All-Time To Reach Major Leagues
Boog Powell makes a diving catch for the Lake Monsters during the 2013 season. (Shane Bufano)
By Paul Stanfield / Vermont Lake Monsters | April 29, 2017 5:39 PM ET
BURLINGTON, VT --- 2013 Vermont outfielder and co-Tom Racine MVP award winner Boog Powell was promoted from Triple-A to the Seattle Mariners on April 29th, becoming the 92nd former Lake Monster all-time to reach the Major Leagues and the 28th different Vermont player on a MLB roster this season.
Powell hit .283 (60-for-212) with 30 runs, seven doubles, three triples, 14 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 59 games for the Lake Monsters during the 2013 season after being selected in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics out of Orange County Community College.
After hitting a combined .343 (108-for-315) with 54 runs, 10 doubles, five triples, three homers and 28 RBI over 83 combined games for Single-A Beloit and Stockton in 2014, Powell was traded in January 2015 to the Tampa Bay organization and hit .295 with 16 doubles and nine triples over 117 combined games in Double-A and Triple-A.
Powell was traded again November 5, 2015 from the Rays organization to the Seattle Mariners and spent the 2016 with Triple-A Tacoma, hitting .270 (67-for-248) with nine doubles, three homers and 27 RBI over 64 games. He started 2017 again with Tacoma, hitting .261 (12-for-46) with 13 runs, three doubles and four RBI over 14 contests.