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FORMER FRONTIER LEAGUE PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES

(Listed in order of MLB appearance)

Player Pos. FL Club (Years) MLB Debut Club
Bryan Tollberg RHP Chillicothe (1994) San Diego Padres
Morgan Burkhart 1B Richmond (1995-98) Boston Red Sox
Terry Pearson RHP Zanesville (1995-96) Detroit Tigers
Brendan Donnelly RHP Ohio Valley (1994) Los Angeles Angels
Brian Schmack RHP Newark (1995) Detroit Tigers
Jason Simontacchi RHP Springfield (1998) St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Duff RHP Springfield (1997) St. Louis Cardinals
J.J. Trujillo RHP Johnstown (1999) San Diego Padres
D.J. Carrasco RHP Johnstown (1999) Kansas City Royals
Chris Oxspring RHP Cook Co. (2000) San Diego Padres
George Sherrill LHP Evansville (2000) Seattle Mariners
Jason Childers RHP Richmond (1997) Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Josh Kinney RHP River City (2001) St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Thatcher LHP River City (2005) San Diego Padres
Justin Christian OF River City (2003-04) New York Yankees
Scott Patterson RHP Gateway (2002-05) New York Yankees
Mike Cervenak INF Chillicothe (1999-2000) Philadelphia Phillies
Chris Jakubauskas RHP Florence (2003-04), Ohio Valley (2005) Seattle Mariners
Clay Zavada LHP Southern Illinois (2008) Arizona Diamondbacks
Tom Cochran LHP Washington (2006-07) Cincinnati Reds
Dylan Axelrod RHP Windy City (2009) Chicago White Sox
Steve Delabar RHP Florence (2008) Seattle Mariners
Andrew Werner LHP Evansville (2009-10), Windy City (2010) San Diego Padres
Vidal Nuno LHP Washington (2011) New York Yankees
Tanner Roark RHP Southern Illinois (2008) Washington Nationals
Drew Rucinski RHP Rockford (2011-2013) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Brandon Cunniff RHP River City (2011-12), So. Illinois (2012-13) Atlanta Braves
Josh Smoker  LHP Rockford (2014) New York Mets
Stephen Cardullo OF London/Florence (2012) Colorado Rockies
Jose Martinez OF Rockford Aviators (2014) St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Smith RHP Lake Erie (2010), Traverse City (2011), Washington (2011-12) Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Season — Frontier League Alumni in Affiliated Baseball This listing will be updated as 2017 assignments are made.

MLB
Stephen Cardullo – London/Florence, 2012 – Colorado Rockies (National League)
Brandon Cunniff
– River City 2011-12; Southern Illinois 2012-13 – Atlanta Braves (National League)
Vidal Nuno -Washington 2011- Seattle Mariners (American League)
Jose Martinez – Rockford 2014 – St. Louis Cardinals (National League)
Tanner Roark – Southern Illinois 2008 – Washington Nationals (National League)
Chris Smith – Lake Erie, 2010; Traverse City 2011; Washington 2011-12 – Toronto Blue Jays (American League)
Josh Smoker – Rockford 2014 – New York Mets (National League)

AAA

Juan Avila – Lake Erie 2016 – Acereros del Norte, Mexican League
Dylan Axelrod
– Windy City 2009 – New Orleans, Pacific Coast League (Marlins)
Balbino Fuenmayor – Frontier Greys 2013 – Omaha, Pacific Coast League (Royals)
Matt Jones – Southern Illinois 2014 – Reno, Pacific Coast League (Diamondbacks)
Josh Lowey – Windy City 2008; River City 2009-11 – Moncolva, Mexican League
Terance Marin – Evansville 2014 – Charlotte, International League (White Sox)
Gilberto Mejia – Windy City, 2007-2010 – Delfines del Carmen, Mexican League
John Omahen – Traverse City 2013 – Reno, Pacific Coast League (Diamondbacks)
Drew Rucinski – Rockford 2011-2013 – Iowa, Pacific Coast League (Cubs)
Stephen Shackleford – Florence 2012 – Syracuse, International League (Nationals)
Blayne Weller – Windy City 2012-13 – Salt Lake, Pacific Coast League (Angels)
Aaron Wilkerson – Florence 2013 – Colorado Springs, Pacific Coast League (Brewers)
Ernesto Zaragoza – Washington 2015 – Aguacalientes, Mexican League

AA

Edgar Corcino – Rockford 2013-14 – Chattanooga, Southern League (Twins)
Chris Curley
– Florence 2011-12- Jacksonville, Southern League (Marlins)
Tyler Herron – Kalamazoo 2010 – Binghamton, Eastern League (Mets)
Stewart Ijames
– Washington 2013-14 – Mobile, Southern League (Diamondbacks)
D.J. Johnson – Traverse City 2014 – Arkansas, Texas League (Angels)
Quincy Latimore – Washington 2013 – Bowie, Eastern League (Orioles)
Tucker Nathans – Florence 2012 – Bowie, Eastern League (Orioles)
Josh Richmond – Florence 2013 – Birmingham, Southern League (White Sox)
Jacob Sanchez – Joliet 2012-13 – Midland, Texas League (Athletics)
Kyle Schepel – Rockford 2012, Frontier Greys 2015 – Jackson, Southern League (Mariners)
Nick Schulz – Schaumburg 2014 – San Antonio, Texas League (Padres)
Blair Walters – Joliet 2014 – Birmingham, Southern League (White Sox)


A

Brad Allen – Rockford 2011, Florence 2012, 2014 – Dunedin, Florida State League (Blue Jays)
Nick Anderson – Rockford 2012-13, Frontier Greys 2015 – Fort Myers , Florida State League (Twins)
Taylor Ard – River City 2014-15 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Ben Bracewell
 – River City 2014 – Stockton, California League (Athletics)
Grant DeBruin – Joliet 2013-14 – Hagerstown, South Atlantic League (Nationals)
Casey Delgado – Frontier Greys 2013, Traverse City 2014-15 – St. Lucie, Florida State League (Mets)
Max Duval – Schaumburg 2014-5; Frontier Greys 2015; Evansville 2016 – Kane County, Midwest League (Diamondbacks)
Ethan Elias – Normal 2014 – Visalia, California League (Diamondbacks)
Robbie Garvey – Washington 2012 – San Jose, California League (Giants)
Isaac Gil – Southern Illinois/Windy City 2016 – Greensboro, South Atlantic League (Marlins)
Michael Hepple – Washington/Southern Illinois/Evansville 2013 – St. Lucie, Florida State League (Mets)
Ariel Hernandez – Frontier Greys 2015 – Daytona, Florida State League (Reds)
Raul Jacobson – Schaumburg 2015 – Brooklyn, New York-Penn (Mets)
Jonathan Johnson – Gateway 2012-14 – St. Lucie, South Atlantic League (Mets)
Nick King – Schaumburg 2016 – West Virginia, New York-Penn League (Pirates)
Confesor Lara – Joliet, 2016 – Fort Myers, Florida State League (Twins)
Trey Lambert – River City 2014 – Greensboro, South-Atlantic League (Nationals)
Braulio Ortiz – Normal 2016 – Dayton, Midwest League (Reds)
Tommy Nance – Windy City 2015 – Myrtle Beach, Midwest League (Cubs)
Matt Pobeyerko – Florence 2016 – Visalia, California League (Diamondbacks)
Trevor Richards – Gateway 2015-16 – Greensboro, Carolina League (Marlins)
Britt Robertshaw – Southern Illinois 2014 – Carolina, Carolina League (Braves)
Michael Schaub – Rockford 2014-15 – Staten Island, New York-Penn League (Yankees)
Jose Sermo – Frontier Greys 2015 – Salem, Carolina League (Red Sox)
Alex Smith – River City 2012 – Charlotte, Florida State League (Yankees)
Dakota Smith – Gateway 2015-16 – Lowell, New York-Penn League (Red Sox)
Dylan Stoops – Traverse City 2016 – Lake Elsinore, California League (Padres)
Jose Velez – Evansville 2013-14 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Joey Wagman – Rockford 2014 – Stockton, California League (Athletics)
Chuck Weaver – Florence 2013-15 – Greensboro, South Atlantic League (Marlins)
Luke Westphal – Gateway 2014- Fort Myers, Florida State League (Twins)
Tanner Witt – Rockford 2014-15 – Fort Myers, Florida State League (Twins)

ROOKIE/EXTENDED SPRING

Ryan Atkinson – Evansville 2016 – Missoula, Pioneer League (Diamondbacks)
Cole Brocker – Normal 2014-15 – AZL Cubs, Arizona League (Cubs)
Fernando Gallegos – Lake Erie 2016- Great Falls, Pioneer League (White Sox)
Josh Gardnier – Schaumburg 2016 – Pulaski, Appalachian League (Yankees)
Zac Grotz – Washington 2016 – Odgen, Pioneer League (Dodgers)
Josh Kimborowicz – Southern Illinois 2016 – Ogden, Pioneer League (Dodgers)
Drew Rossi – Traverse City 2011, Washington 2014 – Gulf Coast Pirates, Gulf Coast League (Pirates)
Kyle Ruchim – Schaumburg 2015 – AZL White Sox, Arizona League (White Sox)
Boo Vazquez – Lake Erie 2015, Joliet 2016 – Burlington, Appalachian League (Royals)
Zak Wasserman – Windy City 2014-16 – Pulaski, Appalachian League (Yankees)