BILLY KILLIAN
C, Bradenton Marauders
Age: 24
Born: June 12, 1986
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 210
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 3rd Round, 72nd Overall, 2004
How Acquired: Minor League FA
High School: Chippewa Hills HS (Remus, MI)
Agent: N/A

RELEASED

SCOUTING REPORT
Killian was a part of one of the most unbalanced trades in recent history, when he was acquired by the Texas Rangers along with Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka in a deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Young to the San Diego Padres.  Killian has yet to make it out of A-ball, except for seven at-bats in AAA in 2004.  That’s mostly because of his poor hitting, even at the lower levels.  He will serve as catcher depth at the lower levels.

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: 2004
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS


TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2004: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round, 72nd overall pick.
June 16, 2004: Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract with a $450,000 bonus.
January 4, 2006: Acquired by the Texas Rangers from the San Diego Padres along with Akinori Otsuka and Adam Eaton in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez, Chris Young, and Termel Sledge.
December 15, 2008: Signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent.
February 2, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
April 3, 2010: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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