So, last week I was in the Pittsburgh, PA International Airport and I ran into Jason Stanford. He was a left-handed pitcher in the Cleveland Indians organization. He and his wife and baby of 4 weeks were on their way to his first college, Barton County Community College of Great Bend, Kansas where he was being inducting into their baseball hall of fame.
Jason was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians in 1999 after being an All-Conference selection at the University of North Carolina. He was promoted to the majors from Triple-A in 2007 but released later that year. Last season, he played in the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs minor league systems.
Although Jason did not have a stellar career with the Indians, he rates the Indians organization as the best he has ever been associated with.
Jason has signed with a new agent and is once again a free agent looking to catch on with a team.
Good luck to Jason Stanford. I hope he catches on with someone and gets another shot at the "Bigs." Perhaps it could be with the Indians one more time.