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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
Ariel Hernandez RHP Frontier Grays (2015) Cincinnati Reds

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

MLB
Ariel Hernandez – Frontier Greys 2015 – Cincinnati Reds (National 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
Stephen Cardullo – London/Florence, 2012 – Albuquerque, Pacific Coast League (Rockies)
Brandon Cunniff – River City 2011-12; Southern Illinois 2012-13 – New Orleans, Pacific Coast League (Marlins)
Steve Delabar – Florence 2008 – Columbus, International League (Indians)
Josh Lowey – Windy City 2008; River City 2009-11 – Moncolva, Mexican League
Derrick Miramontes – Southern Illinois 2009, 2014, River City 2010-11, Bravos de Leon
Vidal Nuno– Washington 2011, Norfolk Tides, International League (Orioles)
Drew Rucinski – Rockford 2011-2013 –  Rochester, International League (Twins)
Jacob Sanchez – Joliet 2012-13 – Nashville, Pacific Coast League (Athletics)
Nick Schulz – Schaumburg 2014 – El Paso, Pacific Coast League (Padres)
Stephen Shackleford – Florence 2012 – Syracuse, International League (Nationals)
Blayne Weller – Windy City 2012-13 – Salt Lake, Pacific Coast League (Angels)
Ernesto Zaragoza – Washington 2015 – Aguacalientes, Mexican League

AA
Nick Anderson Rockford 2012-13, Frontier Greys 2015 – Chattanooga, Southern League (Twins)
Taylor ArdRiver City 2014-15 – Jacksonville, Southern League (Marlins)
Ben Bracewell
 – River City 2014 – Midland, Texas League (Athletics)
Cole Brocker – Normal 2014-15 – Tennessee, Southern League (Cubs)
Edgar Corcino
– Rockford 2013-14 – Chattanooga, Southern League (Twins)
Casey Delgado – Frontier Greys 2013, Traverse City 2014-15 – Binghamton, Eastern League (Mets)
Stewart Ijames
– Washington 2013-14 – Jackson, Southern League (Diamondbacks)
D.J. Johnson – Traverse City 2014 – Hartford, Eastern League (Rockies)
Jorge Marban – Florence 2012, 2014 – Erie, Eastern League (Tigers)
Tommy Nance – Windy City 2015 – Tennessee Smokies, Southern League (Cubs)
Tucker Nathans – Florence 2012 – Bowie, Eastern League (Orioles)
John Omahen – Traverse City 2013 – Jackson, Southern League (Diamondbacks)
Robert Stock – Normal 2015 – Pensacola, Southern League (Reds)

Aaron Wilkerson – Florence 2013 – Biloxi, Southern League (Brewers)
Eric Wooten – Frontier Greys 2013 – Trenton, Eastern League (Yankees)

A
Horacio Acosta – Normal 2015-16 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Junior ArrojoFlorence 2011-13 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Ryan Atkinson – Evansville 2016 – Visasalia, California League (Diamondbacks)
Luke Barker – Traverse City 2016 – Wisconsin, Midwest League (Brewers)
Jose Barraza – Lake Erie 2015-16 – West Virginia, South Atlantic League (Pirates)
Corey Bass – Windy City 2016 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Casey Brown – Normal 2016 – Lakewood, South Atlantic League (Phillies)
Brandon Cummins – Southern Illinois 2016 – South Bend, Midwest League (Cubs)
Grant DeBruin – Joliet 2013-14 – Hagerstown, South Atlantic League (Nationals)
Bryan De La Rosa – Lake Erie 2016 – Batavia, New York-Penn League (Marlins)
Ethan Elias – Normal 2014 – Visalia, California League (Diamondbacks)
Fernando Gallegos – Lake Erie 2016- Kannapolis, South Atlantic League (White Sox)
Jonathan Johnson – Gateway 2012-14 – St. Lucie, South Atlantic League (Mets)
Matt Jones – Southern Illinois 2014 – Visalia, California League (Diamondbacks)
Shane Kennedy – Southern Illinois 2016 – Fort Myers, Florida State League (Twins)
Gunnar Kines – Schaumburg 2016-17 – Brooklyn, New York- Penn League (Mets)
Nick King – Schaumburg 2016 – West Virginia, New York-Penn League (Pirates)
Will LaMarche – Gateway 2016 – San Jose, California League (Giants)
Confesor Lara – Joliet, 2016 – Fort Myers, Florida State League (Twins)
Matt Pobereyko – Florence 2016-17 – Columbia, South Atlantic League (Mets)
Trevor Richards – Gateway 2015-16 – Jupiter, Florida State League (Marlins)
Michael Schaub – Rockford 2014-15 – Staten Island, New York-Penn League (Yankees)
Kyle Schepel – Rockford 2012, Frontier Greys 2015 – Potomac, Carolina League (Nationals)
Jose Sermo – Frontier Greys 2015 – Salem, Carolina League (Red Sox)
Dakota Smith – Gateway 2015-16 – Greenville, South Atlantic League (Red Sox)
Sam Tidaback – Joliet 2017 – Boise, Northwest League (Rockies)
Boo Vazquez – Lake Erie 2015, Joliet 2016 – Greensboro, South Atlantic League (Marlins)
Joey Wagman – Rockford 2014 – Stockton, California League (Athletics)
Chuck Weaver – Florence 2013-15 – Greensboro, South Atlantic League (Marlins)

ROOKIE/EXTENDED SPRING
Danny Hoy – Schaumburg 2016 – Kingsport, Appalachian League (Mets)
Kevin Lenik – Windy City 2017 – Burlington, Appalachian League (Royals)
Logan Longwith – Florence 2017 – Grand Junction, Pioneer League (Rockies)
Brady Muller – Windy City 2015-17 – Missoula, Pioneer League (Diamondbacks)
Kaleb Ort – Joliet 2016-17 – Pulaski, Appalachian League (Yankees)
Barulio Ortiz – Normal 2016 – Billings, Pioneer League (Reds)
Brandon Texiera – Gateway 2017 – Helena, Pioneer League (Brewers)
Tyler Vail – Evansville 2015-16 – Missoula, Pioneer League (Diamondbacks)
Kyle Von Ruden – Windy City 2016-17 – Great Falls, Pioneer League (White Sox)
Austin Warner – River City 2016-17 – Golf Coast, Gulf Coast League (Cardinals)
Matt Wivinis – Evansville 2016 – Pulaski, Appalachian League (Yankees)