Promises Fulfilled For Tim Fedroff
When the Miami Marlins released Tim Fedroff on the final day of spring training in 2015, he passed on playing in an independent league and re-enrolled at UNC. "That wasn't an easy decision," said the now-31-year-old Fedroff of retiring from baseball. "But it felt like the right time to get back to school, finish up and move on to new challenges and a new chapter."
Former UNC baseball players launch free fitness app
Andrew Carignan and Tim Fedroff were named to the All-CWS team in 2007 and were All-Americans at UNC. Carignan and Fedroff have nearly 15 years of professional baseball experience between them. But when it comes to developing, launching and growing a new fitness app called GymNOW, the skills on the field don't help the former athletes much.
Degrees In Hand, UNC Baseball Alums Take On New Challenges
With professional baseball careers behind them, Andrew Carignan and Tim Fedroff are pointed toward their next successes and took a big step in that direction on May 14 when they both graduated from UNC. The two are latest in a long line of Carolina baseball players who have left school early for professional careers but made returning for their degrees a priority.
Tim Fedroff nears majors with Cleveland Indians
Tim Fedroff is so very close now to the majors. The 2005 Hillsborough High School graduate is in his second year of starting in center field for the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A affiliate in Columbus in the International League. The 26-year old, who has been an MiLB.com Organization All-Star the last two seasons, has done pretty much everything in his six years in the minors.
Tim Fedroff Trying to Earn His Call to the Big Leagues Soon
In a Cleveland lineup that lacks a consistent bat, Tim Fedroff would be a welcome change. He is hitting .323 this season for the Triple-A Clippers, which gives him the highest batting average among players with at least 100 at-bats currently in Columbus. He also ranks first in on-base percentage (.381), slugging (.526) and OPS (.907), also among players with at least 100 plate appearances.
Tim Fedroff enjoying climb through minors
It's hard not to notice the huge smile on Tim Fedroff's face as he takes batting practice as a member of the Cleveland Indians. "It's a lot of fun," said Fedroff. "The treatment is first class. Anytime you get to experience that it's a good time." But the former Tar Heel doesn't get to experience the star treatment often, he's a minor leaguer who was on the Indians roster for the day as they played the Carolina Mudcats in an exhibition game.
Baseball Tar Heels In The Pros: June Recap
The month of June was a busy one for several Tar Heels as the second overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, Dustin Ackley, made his major league debut for the Mariners and 2006 first rounder Andrew Miller made his season debut for the Red Sox. In the minors, three Tar Heels were promoted in the month of June as Tim Fedroff and Kyle Seager each debuted at AAA and 2010 first round pick Matt Harvey made his AA debut recently.
Tim Fedroff Progressing
Since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians, former Tar Heel Tim Fedroff has made progress through the organization, this season landing at Double-A Akron, where he is hitting .278 in 102 games. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound outfielder began his professional career in short-season Class-A Mahoning Valley in 2008, where he hit .319 in 23 games.
Vote Ackley & Fedroff On CWS Legends Team
The 2010 Men's College World Series will be the last to be played in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. To commemorate this special year, the NCAA is asking baseball fans to help select the CWS Legends Team....UNC fans can vote for Dustin Ackley at first base and Tim Fedroff in the outfield.
Tim Fedroff enjoys playing pro game
Tim Fedroff has no regrets about leaving UNC after his sophomore season last year to begin his professional baseball career. "I'm enjoying it," said Fedroff, who signed with the Cleveland Indians in August. "Baseball every day -- it doesn't get any better than that." The Kinston Indians center fielder acknowledged that he thought about the Tar Heels plenty during their recent run in the College World Series, and he is still close with the team.
Tim Fedroff Works His Way Back After Injury
Since former UNC standout Tim Fedroff returned to the lineup Wednesday at Potomac (Va.), the Kinston Indians had won three of five heading into Monday's home game with Wilmington. Fedroff, who was in the leadoff spot Monday, was 4-for-6 over the weekend at Winston-Salem after going 1-for-10 in his first three games. "A lot of that just has to do with getting the eye back and getting the timing down," Fedroff said.
Catch Former Tar Heels At A Park Near You
Diamond Heels' fans across the Carolinas won't have to travel far to see some former UNC greats this spring, as five former Tar Heels are sprinkled across opening day minor league rosters across North Carolina and South Carolina. Three standouts from last year's squad are playing in the Old North State in Tim Fedroff, Kyle Shelton and Tyler Trice. Fedroff is currently with the Kinston Indians.
North Carolina ready for another try
The Tar Heels have reached the College World Series three straight seasons and also played for the national title two of the three trips. UNC, however, still is looking for a national title after getting eliminated by Fresno State last season. UNC is expected to reload this season. The Tar Heels are without a few key players – including Tim Fedroff, Tim Federowicz, Rob Wooten and Seth Williams – but they also welcome back several key cogs.
Looking ahead: Who will better or worse?
North Carolina: Better. Yes, it's possible for the Tar Heels to be better than they have been the past few seasons. Though UNC must find a way to replace Tim Fedroff, Tim Federowicz, Seth Williams and Rob Wooten, it welcomes back several key cogs. UNC will have another productive offense with Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager leading the way. The pitching staff, meanwhile, is in excellent shape with weekend starters Alex White and Matt Harvey back in the mix.
Tar Heels enter fall baseball boasting mix of young talent, proven veterans
UNC's 2008 baseball recruiting class is a solid crop of kids who have the potential to make a huge impact. If the Heels are going to make another run for the championship, they will need to count on their incoming freshmen to help fill some holes -- most notably those left behind by the departures of Chad Flack, Tim Federowicz, Kyle Shelton and Tim Fedroff.