Mike Cervenak Is Not Crash Davis Or A Prospect
June 27, 2013 7:53 PM Subscribe
Like a lot of us in our mid-30s, he has found his career has landed somewhere between optimal happiness and utter futility. These days, Cervenak is more valuable for his reliability than his potential. He would be a tough guy to lose but not a particularly hard guy to replace. He is organizational depth. He is not a prospect.
Despite finishing his college career as Michigan's record holder in hits and doubles with a .385 batting average in 1998 and .340 in his senior season, his career didn't seem to take off.
He played for the Alaska Goldpanners, the Chillicothe Paints, the Greensboro Bats, Norwich, Fresno, the Kia Tigers, the Norfolk Tides, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the Philadelphia Phillies, the New Orleans Zephyrs, the Buffalo Bisons, the Toledo Mud Hens, and the Czech Republic, among others.
His lifetime minor league line comes in at .295/.346/.461 with 179 home runs and 916 RBIs.
He is a third baseman a major league line of .154/.154/.154 in 13 at bats. In fact, the only two videos for him on MLB.com are an RBI double for the Czech Republic in 2012
and an interview with him that same year
. He is 36 years old with 15 years playing in the minors, in indie ball, in Korea, and for various winter league teams. He's a "good kid", organizational depth, and definitely not a prospect