The Boomers received INF Mike Demperio in a trade with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association on March 6, 2013 in exchange for a player to be named later.
Demperio, 25, comes to the Boomers with significant prior professional experience including two seasons in the Los Angeles Angels farm system. A 25th round selection in the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from the University of Georgia, Demperio appeared in 51 games for the Angels, including seven appearances at the Double-A level. The 5’10” infielder spent the 2012 season with the McAllen Thunder of the North American Baseball League where he batted .263 in 39 games with two homers and 11 RBI.
Demperio finished his college career with two seasons at the University of Georgia after playing his freshman year at the University of Texas. The Georgia native batted .245 in 104 games with 11 doubles, three triples and five homers as a member of the Bulldogs baseball team. As a sophomore in 2008, Demperio started the first 47 games of the year at second base before a knee injury versus Ole Miss on May 4 ended his season prior to Georgia winning the Southeastern Conference Championship and finished second in the nation after falling in the College World Series to Fresno State. At Texas, Demperio appeared in 33 games with 11 starts at shortstop for the Longhorns who went 46-17 and advanced to the NCAA Round Rock Regional.