100 Greatest Spinners of All Time - Part 4

Numbers 40-21

By Lowell Spinners | April 14, 2017 9:18 AM ET

40. INF Kris Negron (2006) - Though he only played in nine games for the Spinners, Negron batted .393 with five stolen bases. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2009 and made his major league debut in 2012. He appeared 96 games for the Reds from 2012-2015. In 2014, he hit six home runs while posting a .271/.331/.479 slash line in 49 games. He currently is playing in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system and played with the team as a non-roster invitee during Spring Training.

39. RHP Nefi Ogando (2011) - Despite his 1-5 record, Ogando had a solid season for the Spinners in 2011. In 15 games (two starts) he posted a 2.83 ERA. He made his major league debut in 2015 with the Philadelphia Phillies, appearing in four games. He joined the Cincinnati Reds in 2016, posting a 2.30 ERA in 14 relief appearances. Ogando will begin the 2017 season on the Reds 40-man roster.

38. RHP Matt Kinney (1996) - The first Spinners pitcher to reach the show, Matt Kinney made 15 starts in 1996. Despite a 3-9 record, Kinney posted a 2.68 ERA. He made his major league debut in 2000 with the Minnesota Twins and went on to appear in 103 games with the Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants.

37. INF Garin Cecchini (2011) - A fourth round draft pick, Cecchini became one of the hottest prospects in the Red Sox farm system after his summer in Lowell. In 32 games, he hit three home runs, 23 RBI, stole 12 bases, and posted a .298/.398/.500 slash line. He reached the majors in 2014 and appeared in 11 games for the Red Sox, hitting a home run. He appeared in another two games the following season before being sent to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. He currently is playing in the Kansas City Royals farm system.

36. RHP Jack Cressend (1996) - Another member of the original Spinners team in 1996, Cressend went 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA in nine games (eight starts) for the Spinners. He also recorded an impressive 11.2 K/9 ratio. At age 25, he made his big league debut with the Minnesota Twins. He spent five years in the majors between the Twins and the Cleveland Indians, posting a career 4.20 ERA in 122 games.

35. RHP William Cuevas (2012) - Cuevas had one of the most dominant seasons by a starter in team history in his lone season at LeLacheur Park. His team-record eight wins mixed with a 1.40 ERA cemented his status as a great Spinners pitcher. He came up through the Red Sox system and made his major league debut in 2016, appearing in three games out of the bullpen. Cuevas is currently a member of the Detroit Tigers organization.

34. OF Matt Murton (2003) - The first-round draft pick had a strong offensive season in Lowell. In 53 games, he posted a .286/.374/.397 slash line with two home runs and nine stolen bases. Murton broke through with the Chicago Cubs in 2005, batting .321 in 51 games. In 2006, Murton appeared in 144 games and batted .297 with 13 home runs. He appeared in 346 games over five seasons with the Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and Colorado Rockies.

33. RHP Miguel Socolovich (2007) - The Venezuelan-born Socolovich came to Lowell as a starter in 2007 and appeared in 14 games. He went 5-6 with a 3.56 ERA and was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 and made his major league debut in 2012. He appeared in 12 games while splitting time with the Orioles and the Chicago Cubs. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 and has appeared in 43 games out of the bullpen and will start the 2017 season in the same role. In 55 career games, Socolovich has a 2.95 ERA.

32. SS Deven Marrero (2012) - Marrero arrived in Lowell as a first-round pick out of Arizona State in 2012. In 64 games, he slash .268/.358/.374 with 24 steals, 14 doubles, three triples, and two home runs. He made his major league debut in 2015 and has since appeared in 38 games for the Red Sox. He is currently on Boston's 40-man roster.

31. LHP Nick Hagadone (2007) - A first round pick in 2007, Hagadone made 10 starts for the Spinners in 2007, posting a 1.85 ERA and a 12.2 K/9. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2009 as part of a deal that brought Victor Martinez to Boston and made his big league debut in 2011. He made 143 appearances out of the Indians bullpen from 2011-2015 with a career K/9 of 9.3.

30. INF Yamacio Navarro (2007, 2009) - In his first season with the Spinners, Navarro was a New York-Penn League All Star after posting a .289/.357/.409 slash line with five home runs, 37 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. He returned to Lowell in 2009 for a five-game rehab stint. Navarro made his major league debut in 2010 with the Red Sox, appearing in 20 games. He went on to play in 79 games for four different teams over the next three seasons. He has been playing professionally abroad since 2014.

29. OF Ryan Kalish (2006-2007) - Though certainly one of the most talented players to come through Lowell, injuries prevented Kalish from maximizing his potential. In his first season with the Spinners, Kalish batted .200 in only 11 games. The following season he appeared in 23 games and posted a dominating .368/.471/.540 slash line with three home runs and 18 stolen bases. He made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2010 at the age of 22. He impressed early with a .252 average and four home runs in 53 games. He missed the 2011 season and returned to the show in 2012. After his time with the Red Sox ended he joined the Chicago Cubs organization from 2014-2016. He currently is a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

28. RHP Stephen Fife (2008) - In his lone season with the Spinners, Fife went 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA and two saves in 14 appearances out of the bullpen. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 and made his major league debut in 2012 as a starter. He pitched in 18 games (16 starts) for the Dodgers over the next three seasons and went 4-6 with a 3.66 ERA. Fife spent the 2016 season in the Chicago Cubs farm system and signed with the Miami Marlins this past offseason.

27. 3B Will Middlebrooks (2008, 2011) - In his first appearance with the Spinners, Middlebrooks played in 59 games, hit 17 doubles, and stole 10 bases. He returned to Lowell in 2011 on a rehab assignment and hit three home runs in only four games. He made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 2012 and shattered all expectations by batting .288 with 15 home runs in 75 games. He won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013 and was traded to the San Diego Padres prior to the 2015 season. He spent 2016 with the San Diego Padres and is currently a member of the Texas Rangers farm system.

26. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (2011) - Before he was making highlight reel catches on a nightly basis, Jackie Bradley Jr. started his professional career with the Lowell Spinners. Though his time with the team was brief (six games) he has grown into one of the most recognizable alumni playing in the bigs today. He made his big league debut in 2013 and quickly established himself as one of the best defensive outfielders in the game. He struggled offensively for the first three seasons of his career but had a breakout year in 2016, batting .267 with 26 home runs and 87 RBI. For his efforts, he made his first career All Star appearance. He will return to center field for the Red Sox for the 2017 season.

25. LHP Felix Doubront (2006-2007) - Though he struggled during his time in Lowell, Doubront went on to have a successful major league career. He only made two starts for the Spinners in 2006 but returned the following season and posted a 5.66 ERA in eight starts. Doubront made it to the majors in 2010 with the Red Sox and would go on to make 69 starts for Boston over the next five seasons. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and split the 2015 season between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics. With a 31-26 career record, his greatest accomplishment to date was appearing in, and winning, a World Series with the Red Sox in 2013.

24. SS Adam Everett (1998) - Everett helped open up LeLacheur Park in 1998 with a .296/.407.437 slash line in 21 games for the Spinners. He made his debut with the Houston Astros in 2001 where he spent seven seasons, appearing in the 2005 World Series. He ended his career as a .242 hitter in 2011 after stints with the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Cleveland Indians.

23. OF Manuel Margot (2013) - One of the more highly-regarded prospects to come though Lowell, Margot did not disappoint in his lone season with the Spinners. In 49 games, he hit .270 with 21 RBI and 18 stolen bases. He quickly became one of the Red Sox top prospects before being traded to the San Diego Padres as part of the trade that brought Craig Kimbrel to Boston. He made his major league debut in 2016 and is expected to take on a large role in the future of the Padres.

22. SS Jose Iglesias (2010, 2012) - A Cuban-born defensive wizard, Iglesias appeared in 13 games for the Spinners in his lone season with the Spinners. He batted .350 with a pair of triples and seven RBI. Iglesias was called up to the Red Sox in 2011 and had his breakthrough in 2013 when he was the runner up for the American League Rookie of the Year. He was traded at the deadline that season to the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team deal that brought Jake Peavy to Boston. He was an All Star in 2015 and is currently remains the starting shortstop for the Tigers.

21. OF David Murphy (2003) - A first-round pick by the Red Sox in 2003, Murphy had a strong, but brief, career with the Spinners in 2003. In 21 games he batted .346 and four stolen bases before being promoted to Augusta. He broke into the bigs in 2006 with the Red Sox and was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2007. Murphy spent seven years in Texas and the final two years with the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels. Playing in over 1,100 games, Murphy was a career .274 hitter and appeared in back-to-back World Series with the Rangers.

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