With most full-season teams at least 10 games into their seasons, here’s a look at how some former Cyclones are doing during the early goings of the 2012 campaign.
Zach Lutz – The third baseman, who spent parts of the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Cyclones, is hitting .306 (11-36) with seven runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI through the first 11 games of the season for the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) of the International League.
Cory Vaughn - The Cyclones record holder for home runs is off to a hot start with the St. Lucie Mets (A) of the Florida State League. Vaughn is hitting .333 (11-33) with eight runs scored, four doubles, one home run and four RBI as the St. Lucie Mets have gotten off to an 8-2 record to begin the year.
Cory Mazzoni - The second round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft made only six appearances with the Cyclones last season but it was obvious that the former NC State hurler had a world of talent. The righthander is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA (two earned runs/11.0 innings) with two starts for the St. Lucie Mets (A) of the Florida State League.
Travis Taijeron - The 2011 NYPL All-Star began his 2012 campaign right where he left off. In 10 games with the Savannah Sand Gnats (A) of the South Atlantic League, Taijeron is hitting .371 (13-35) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI. Over his last five games he is hitting .588 (10-17).
T.J. Rivera - The late season addition to the 2011 Cyclones has been a key cog in the early-season success for the 2012 Savannah Sand Gnats. Rivera is hitting .405 (15-37) with four runs scored, three doubles, one triple and four RBI in 10 games