Brian Cavazos-Galvez Moves Onto SS Homer List
Brian Cavazos-Galvez .. Pioneer League MVP
Brian Cavazos-Galvez .. Pioneer League MVP
Posted Oct 26, 2009

Brian Cavazos-Galvez, the Dodgers 12th pick in the 2009 free agent draft, slugged 18 home runs for Ogden and moved into second place on the all-time Short Season home run list, trailing only Steve Garvey, who unloaded 20 bombs for Ogden in 1968.

Jerry Sands slugged 14 out of the park and moved into a fifth place tie with Travis Vetters who collected his for the Raptors in 2007.

Lamont Matthews, who is third on the list, had 17 for Yakima in 1999; Greg Brock, who us fourth, had 16 for Lethbridge in 1970.

Three players, Mike Bush (Great Falls 1979) and Drew Locke and Russ Mitchell (Ogden 2006) are tied for seventh with 13.

Pedro Baez is tied for ninth place on the list with Mike Marshal (Lethbridge, 1978), Eric Karros (Lethbridge 1987), Steve DeWitt (Ogden 2004) and Josh Bell (Ogden 2007) as well as four other players.

Brian Cavazos-Galvez, 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, is strong and can muscle pitches out of the park to all fields. He has average speed, good instincts on the bases and also has a remarkable arm in right field, firing 94 mph missiles to third base.

His father, Balvino Galvez, pitched 10 games for the Dodgers in 1986.

Short Season home run leaders:

20 - Steve Garvey, 1968, Ogden
18 - Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Ogden, 2009
17 - Lamont Matthews, Yakima, 1999
16 - Greg Brock, Lethbridge, 1970
14 - Travis Vetters, Ogden, 2007
14 - Jerry Sands Ogden, 2009

13 - Chris Chapman, Lethbridge, 1983
13 - Mike Busch, Great Falls, 1979
13 - Drew Locke, Ogden, 2006
13 - Russ Mitchell, Ogden, 2006

12 - John Smith, Pocatello, 1964
12 - Candy Maldonado, Lethbridge, 1978
12 - Mike Marshall, Lethbridge, 1978
12 - Eric Karros, Great Falls, 1987
12 - Jon Tucker, Great Falls, 1996
12 - Travis Denker, Ogden, 1004
12 - Steve DeWitt, Ogden, 2004
12 - Josh Bell, Ogden, 2007
12 - Pedro Baez, Ogden, 2008

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