Rebel Alumni

Congratulations are extended to several of our former Rebels:

Rebel alum Joey Butler is making an impact for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Read his player profile here: Joey Butler

Rebels in the Draft

Congratulations to the following Rebels who were chosen to the 2014 Draft Class:
Garrett Boulware--Cincinnati Reds--16th round
Reed Garrett-- Texas Rangers--16th round
Taylor "Bug" Cox--San Diego Padres--16th round
Ryan Seiz--L.A. Angels--17th round
Aaron Cressley-- San Diego Padres--26th round

Jake Perkins ('13) threw a no-hitter for Ferrum's season opener
Perkins records his second no-hitter of the 2014 season:

Reed Garrett ('13)  garners several national awards for his no-hitter for the VMI Keydets.
See link: Garrett honored

LHP Blaine Sims '10  was picked up by the Houston Astros in the Rule 5 draft in December. Read more here: Ultimate Astros blog

Rebel Alum Blaine Sims (2010) refines his technique in the minors.
See link here:

Congratulations to George Carroll ('09)-- he had the distinct honor of being chosen to catch the bullpen for the U.S. in the Futures game, catch the Homerun Derby, and catch the bullpen for the American League in the MLB All Star game at Citi Field during the 2013 All Star break. Read about his experience here: View to a Thrill


Chad Kuhl '12 is drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th round of the 2013 draft.

 Jordan Walton ('09) has signed on to play with the Class A Peoria Chiefs. The Chiefs are a minor league affiliate of the Saint Louis Cardinals
. Read the story here: JWal

Jordan's latest press:

Rebel Alum Jordan Walton

Former Rebel, Jordan Walton, carves out a spot in the Chief's batting order. See video link: J.Walton

Joey Butler '06 is named Minor League Player of the Month by the Texas Rangers for May 2013.
Read the story here: Butler


Jordan Owen ('10) will be playing in the Pecos League this summer with the Roswell Invaders. Owen also coaches the varsity baseball team at Union City HS in Union City, TN. You can follow Jordan's season here: J.Owen
**While playing in New Mexico Owen was hit in the face with a fastball and had surgery to repair a broken jaw,
thereby ending his season with the Invaders.
He has returned to the VBL as an assistant coach for the Front Royal Cardinals for the 2013 season.


Pitcher Chad Kuhl is named by Baseball America as the VBL Top Prospect of 2012

"Chad Kuhl, rhp, New Market, (Jr., Delaware):
Kuhl showed average to above-average velocity this summer with his four-seam fastball, working in the 90-93 range. His fastball is sometimes flat and straight, and he'll need to improve that pitch to enhance his draft potential next June. Kuhl employs a short, quick delivery and a three-quarters slot. His second pitch is a 79-82 curve with late 11-to-5 break. He also shows an 82-84 changeup with below-average depth. Kuhl's control for New Market was greatly improved over his spring season for Delaware, when he went 5-5, 4.42 with 64 strikeouts and 36 walks in 77 innings. In 41 Valley innings, he went 4-0, 1.11 with 39 strikeouts and 17 walks, holding hitters to a .167 average.
" 2012 Summer League Top Prospects 2012


Congratulations to RHP Alex Boshers for making Perfect Game's Top VBL Prospects for 2012.
Alex played for the Rebels in 2011 and 2012 and is a senior at UT-Martin.
Click here to read the Perfect Game article:
Perfect Game Top Performers for 2012

Draft News

Congratulations to John Sgromolo. John was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 37th round. The speedy first baseman from Flagler College played for the Rebels in 2011.

A shout out also goes to Jordan Walton for being signed by the Batavia Muckdogs of the NY-Penn League. The Muckdogs are the farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals. Jordan played for the Rebels in 2010.
Congrats, J. Wal!

Jason Coker (2010) is currently playing for the Ottawa Fat Cats in Ontario, Canada. The Fat Cats are part of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL). The Rebels wish Jason the best of luck this season.

The 2010 Rebels Team Photo traveled to space aboard the last ever Space Shuttle Mission flown by the Endeavor.
Here's the official travel certificate signed by Astronanut Mark Kelly

Rebels in Space

Rebels PR Director Austin Gisriel and Technical Advisor Al Smith recently went on a Spring Training pilgrimage and met up with several former and at least one current New Market Rebel. You can read about their adventures on Austin's blog here:

Here are some photos of their trip.

Al Smith, Chris Masters '07, & Austin Gisriel.
Chris is a LHP in the Atlanta Braves system.
He has been assigned to the Mississippi Braves to start the season.

Austin is shown here with lefty hurler, Blaine Sims '10.
Blaine will begin the 2012 season with the Class A- Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats.

FSC Mocs T. J. Kuban '11-'12 & Jake Guengerich '09-'11.
Jake was a 3 time Rebel. T. J. will return to the Rebels line up this season.

Press release

Former Rebel hurler Mark Brackman ('06) has been signed by the Lancaster Barnstormers for the 2012 season. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2007, Brackman has most recently been a standout for the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League. Connect to the Barnstormer's press release regarding Mark's signing here:

Congratulations, Mark! Best wishes for continued success!!

Press Release

Former Rebel Ryley Westman has signed on to manage the Dominican Rookie League team for the Texas Rangers. Ryley played catcher for the Rebels in 2006. Ryley attended Northwest Missouri State University. The Rebels wish him all the best in this next phase of his baseball career.

The Rebels are also pleased to announce that former Rebel, Tim Adinolfi '99, made an appearance in the movie Moneyball.
As seen in the photo below Tim played the part of  a Kansas City Royals pitcher in live action game scenes.

Many young men have spent summers in New Market playing for the Rebels.  Though we look forward to every season, we also enjoy looking back and remembering the boys who played so hard and have given us so many warm nights of summer baseball. The Rebels extend an open invitation for any and all alumni to come back to Rebel Park for a visit. 

Independence Day weekend is a popular and event packed weekend and popular with many when choosing a time to visit. There will be a team and family picnic prior to the home game and all alumni are welcome to attend.

The weekend also features an old timer's (or "no-timers") BP in the morning where fans and former players will take turns hitting the ball (or trying to) and also practicing fly ball shagging skills.  2012 date & time TBA

July 4th

Stay tuned for a team sponsored activity. The board of directors is working diligently to create a special Independence Day celebration for players, family, fans, and staff. Check back for details!

The annual Mo Weber  golf tournament takes place during the July 4th weekend--the 2012 date & time is TBA .  All Rebel alumni, current Rebels, and families are invited to take part. Contact Charlie Dodge (477-9542) to register your foursome.

To learn more and RSVP to the event, check out the New Market Rebels Facebook page.

Rebels in the Majors

~Congratulations to our former Rebels~

Trey Karlen '10 drafted by the Washington Nationals
Brian Edelen '10 signed by the Kansas City Royals
Joe Maloney '10 drafted by the Texas Rangers
Garrett Baker '09 drafted by the Los Angeles Angels
Eric Alessio '09 drafted by the Cincinati Reds
George Carroll '09 signed by the Toronto Blue Jays

Jim Birmingham signed by the Philadelphia Phillies

More information about Rebel alumni and where they are now coming in the future!