2023 Hounds Roster

Now that the Hounds roster is just about set, thought I’d take some time to talk about the changes this year.

Nick Albanese

Nick joins us from Kankakee College via Purdue Northwest. He’s the obligatory annual hounds lefty pitcher add. His repertoire includes a knuckleball and he missed a preseason game because he was turkey hunting.

Kameron Miller

Kam was referred to us by Cole Thompson, but let’s not hold that against him. He’s a righty who pitched for hope college and he played some infield in high school. 

Samuel Ortiz

Samuel comes to us from our burgeoning Venezuela-to-Winnemac talent pipeline. Most of his baseball history is therefore off-the-books. Word has it he has some of the softest hands in the business.

Eric Frontzak

Eric was a late season add. A Naperville native, he pitched for the Alama Scots in the same conference as Kam. Jules met him walking in the street.

27JaphethBandiP, OF, 1B
34JulesCantor2B, 1B, P
23AtticusConwayP, IF
28MikeDiColaP, OF
17GarrettEddyP, OF
10ColinFrenchP, OF, 1B
18HansHetrickIF, C
3BrandonJesseeOF, 2B, C
99MaxKiefer1B, 3B
11ArronKruseP, IF
2BrianLehmanP, IF, OF
9JoeMalafronteIF, OF
8TimRiggenbachP, OF
19GregSellsIF, OF, C
5MatthewSteffensP, SS
21PhilZelenkaIF, OF

Not Returning

Steve Szymanski

Steve Szymanski is taking the time to focus on his day job as an anesthesiologist. He leaves behind a doctor/medical-professional hole on the hounds.

Alberto Martinez

Alberto relocated to Dallas to work for “Robinson Chirinos 7AR Baseball Academy.” I’ve been told that he occasionally gets paid to catch in Men’s league games down there. He doesn’t even have to manage.