KEVIN SULLIVAN - DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL/SOFTBALL OPERATIONS
Catcher Kevin Sullivan was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 61st round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft out of Pacelli high school in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He did not sign and chose to go to Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin. At Carthage College his career stats are among the best in school history with a .398 batting average (4th), 250 hits (3rd), 185 RBI (3rd), 57 doubles (2nd). In 2000 while at Carthage, Sullivan was CCIW Player of the Year, All-American, hit .472 and set a school single season record with 24 doubles.
Sullivan was re-selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 32nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft and played on three different teams his first year: Phillies' Gulf Coast League team in Clearwater, FL, Batavia in the New York-Penn League, and Piedmont in the South Atlantic League.
In 2001 Sullivan signed with the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs in the Northern League. He hit .333 and was named Northern League rookie of the year and Northern League All-Star as a catcher. Sullivan was named to the Saltdogs "All Decade" (2001 - 2010) Team. See video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw04185uFEw
The Colorado Rockies signed Sullivan in 2001. Sullivan played on 5 teams within the Rockies organization (A) Salem in the Carolina League, (A) Visalia in the California League, (AA) Carolina Mudcats in the Southern League, (AA) Tulsa in the Texas League, and (AAA) Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Throughout his stops in the Rockies' farm system, Sullivan played catcher, first base, left field and right field and served as the designated hitter.
In 2004 Sullivan signed a (AA) minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox released Sullivan at the end of spring training. He signed up for another tour of duty with the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs in the Northern League. In 2005 Sullivan had another solid year in Lincoln hitting .313 with ten home runs. He was also selected to the American Association All-Star team as a catcher.
Sullivan signed a (AAA) minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2006 but was released at the end of spring training. He returned for his third tour of duty with the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs in 2006 and batted .308 with five home runs and 47 RBI.
Sullivan signed with the Joliet Jackhammers in 2007 and was traded to the St. Paul Saints in the American Association before the end of the season.
In 2008 Sullivan signed back with St. Paul Saints of the American Association. He became an All-Star catcher for the third time in his career.
In August 2008 Sullivan was signed to the Southern Maryland Bluecrabs of the Atlantic League for a season ending playoff run.
In 2008 Sullivan hit .292 with 11 home runs 113 hits and 54 RBI.
Kevin Sullivan's nine year Minor League baseball career he hit .287 with 45 home runs, 306 RBI, 667 hits in 2,322 at bats, 124 doubles, and played in 641 games.
The highest level of professional baseball he reached was AAA.