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Visalia Alumni in the Majors

Over 270 alumni have passed from Recreation Ballpark to the Major Leagues since 1946, including Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett and Cy Young Award winners Barry Zito and Max Scherzer. Here's a full list:

In total, 276 Visalia alumni have reached the Major Leagues (through the 2016 season):

Bob Talbot, OF, Cubs, 1953-54

Doug Hansen, OF, Indians, 1951

Eddie Winceniak, SS, Cubs, 1956-57

Howie Goss, OF, Pirates, Colt 45s, 1962-63

Chuck Essegian, OF, Phillies, Cardinals, Indians, Angels, Royals, 1958-75

Marty Kutyna, P, Athletics, Senators, 1959-62

Vic Davalillo, OF, Indians, Cardinals, Pirates, Athletics, Dodgers, 1963-80

Vada Pinson - *NL-GG '61*, OF, Reds, Cardinals, Dodgers, Orioles, Indians, Athletics, 1958-75

Joe Gains, OF, Reds, Orioles, Astros, 1960-66

Jack Baldschun, P, Phillies, Reds, Padres, 1961-67, 1969-70

Ken Hunt, P, Reds, 1961

Johnny Edwards *NL-GG '63, '64*, C, Reds, Cardinals, Astros, 1961-74

Hiraldo (Chico) Ruiz, INF, Reds, Angels, 1964-71

Jack Aker, P, Athletics, Pilots, Yankees, Cubs, Braves, Mets, 1964-74

Ken Harrelson, 1B-OF, Athletics, Senators, Red Sox, Indians, 1963-71

John Wojcik, OF, Athletics, 1962-64

Larry Stahl, OF, Athletics, Mets, Padres, Reds, 1964-73

Bill Landis, P, Athletics, Red Sox, 1963, 1967-69

Jose Santiago, P, Athletics, Red Sox, 1963-70

Cisco Carlos, P, White Sox, Senators, 1967-70

Dick Kenworthy, INF, White Sox, 1962-68

Ken Berry, OF, White Sox, Brewers, Indians, 1962-75

Ernie McAnally, P, Mets, 1971-74

Bruce Boisclair, OF, Mets, 1974-79

Charlie Williams, P, Mets, Giants, 1971-78

Ken Singleton *RC '82*, OF, Mets, Expos, Orioles, 1970-84

Ted Martinez, INF, Mets, Cardinals, Athletics, Dodgers, 1970-79

Tim Foli, SS, Mets, Expos, Giants, Pirates, Angels, Yankees, 1970-85

Vic Davalillo, OF, Indians, Angels, Cardinals, Pirates, Athletics, Dodgers, 1963-80

Randy Sterling, P, Mets, 1974

Rich Hacker, IF, Expos, 1971

Larry Fritz, Phillies, 1975

Jesse Hudson, P, Mets, 1969

Brent Strom, P, Mets, Indians, Padres, 1972-76

John Milner, OF, Mets, Pirates, Expos, 1971-82

Buzz Capra, P, Mets, Braves, 1971-77

Don Rose, P, Mets, Angels, Giants, 1971-72, 1974

Jerry Morales, OF Padres, Cubs, Cardinals, Tigers, Mets, 1969-83

Brent Storm, P, Mets, Indians, Padres 1972-77

Hank Webb, P, Mets, Dodgers, 1972-77

Tommy Moore, P, Mets, Cardinals, Rangers, Mariners, 1972-77

Rich Puig, IF, Mets, 1974

Tom Robson, 1B, Rangers, 1974-75

George Theodore, OF, Mets, 1973-74

Dave Schneck, OF, Mets, 1972-74

Greg Harts, OF, Mets, 1973

Rick Baldwin, P, Mets, 1975-77

Bob Apodaca, P, Mets, 1973-77

Benny Ayala, OF, Mets, Cardinals, Orioles, Indians, 1974, 1976-77, 1979-85

Bruce Boisclair, OF, Mets, 1974-79

Roy Staiger, 3B, Mets, 1975-79

Luis Rosado, IF, Mets, 1977, 1980

Joe Nolan, C, Mets, Braves, Reds, Orioles, 1972, 1975-85

Lee Mazzilli, OF, Mets, Rangers, Yankees, Pirates, Blue Jays, 1976-89

Nino Espinosa, P, Mets, Phillies, Blue Jays, 1974-81

Craig Cacek, IF, Astros, 1977

Mardie Cornejo, P, Mets, 1978

Mike Bruhert, P, Mets, 1978

Ike Hampton, C, Mets, Angels, 1974-89

Rick Sofield, OF, Twins, 1979-81

Jay Kleven, C, Mets, 1976

Kevin Stanfield

Bob Veselic, P, Twins, 1980-81

Joe Charboneau *ROY '80*, OF, Indians, 1980-82

John Castino, 3B, Twins, 1979-84

Nardi Contrares, P, White Sox, 1980

Ray Smith, C, Twins, 1981-83

Kent Hrbek, *LG '91, 1B, Twins, 1981-94

Brad Havens, P, Twins, Orioles, Dodgers, Indians, Tigers, 1981-89

Mark Funderburk, OF, Twins, 1981, 1985

Bryan Oelkers, P, Twins, Indians, 1983, 1986

Jay Pettibone, P, Twins, 1983

Tack Wilson, OF, Twins, Angels, 1983, 1987

Tim Laudner, C, Twins, 1981-89

Scott Ullger, INF, Twins, 1983

Dave Meier, OF, Twins, Rangers, Cubs, 1984-85, 1987-88

Jeff Reed, C, Twins, Expos, Reds, Giants, Rockies, 1984-99

Andre David, OF, Twins, 1984, 1986

Frank Eufemia, P, Twins, 1985

Kirby Puckett *HOF*, *AL-SS '86, '87, '88, '89, '92, '94*, *RC '96*, *AL-GG '86, '87, '88, '89, '91, '92*, OF, Twins, 1984-95

Curt Wardle, P, Twins, Indians, 1984-85

Rich Yett, P, Twins, Indians, 1985-90

Jim Weaver, OF, Tigers, Mariners, Giants, 1985, 1987, 1989

Scotti Madison, C, Tigers, Royals, Reds, 1985-89

Steve Lombardozzi, 2B, Twins, Astros, 1985-90

Mark Portugal *NL-SS '94*, P, Twins, Astros, Giants, Reds, Phillies, 1985-98

Gene Larkin, 1B-OF, Twins, 1987-93

Jay Bell *NL-SS '93*, "NL-GG '93*, SS, Indians, Pirates, Royals, D'backs, Mets, 1986-2003

Allan Anderson, P, Twins, 1986-91

Alvaro Espinoza, INF, Twins, Yankees, Indians, Mets, Mariners, 1984-86, 1988-91, 1993-97

Rob Booker, INF, Cardinals, Phillies, 1987-91

Randy Johnson (Rehab), P, Expos, Mariners, Astros, D'Backs, Yankees, 1988-2007

Mark Guthrie, P, Twins, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Devil Rays, Blue Jays, Athletics, Mets, 1989-2003

Larry Casian, P, Twins, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, 1990-98

Scott Erickson, P, Twins, Orioles, Mets, Rangers, Dodgers, Yankees, 1990-2006

Chuck Knoblauch *ROY '01*, *AL-SS '95, '97*, *AL-GG '97*, 2B, Twins, Yankees, Royals, 1991-2002

Scott Leius, 3B, Twins, Indians, Royals, 1990-98

Paul Abbott, P, Twins, Indians, Mariners, Royals, Devil Rays, Phillies, 1990-93, 1998-2004

Jarvis Brown, OF, Twins, Padres, Braves, Orioles, 1991-95

Lenny Webster, C, Twins, Phillies, Expos, Orioles, Red Sox, 1989-2000

Denny Neagle, P, Twins, Pirates, Braves, Reds, Yankees, Rockies, 1991-2003

Doug Simons, P, Mets, Expos, 1991-92

Bryan Hickerson, P, Giants, Cubs, Rockies, 1991-95

Willie Banks, P, Twins, Cubs, Dodgers, Marlins, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, 1991-95, 1997-98, 2001-02

J. T. Bruett, OF, Twins, 1992-93

Pat Mahomes, P, Twins, Red Sox, Mets, Rangers, Cubs, Piraates, 1992-97, 1999-2003

Mike Trombley, P, Twins, Orioles, Dodgers, 1992-2002

Jeff Bronkey, P, Rangers, Brewers, 1993-95

Jayhawk Owens, C, Rockies, 1993-96

Carlos Pulido, P, Twins, 1994

Steve Dunn, IF, Twins, 1994-95

Rich Becker, OF, Twins, Mets, Orioles, 1993-98

David McCarty, 1B-OF, Twins, Giants, Mariners, Royals, Devil Rays, A's, Red Sox, 1993-96, 1998, 2000-02

Pat Meares, INF, Twins, Pirates, 1993-2001

Marcus Moore, P, Rockies, 1993-94, 1996

Dan Masteller, 1B-OF, Twins, 1995

George Tsamis, P, Twins, 1993

Brian Raabe, INF, Twins, Mariners, Rockies, 1995-97

Jeff Reboulet, INF, Twins, Orioles, Royals, Dodgers, Pirates, 1992-2003

Scott Stahoviak, 1B, Twins, 1993-98

Eric Wedge (Rehab), C, Red Sox, Rockies, 1991-94

Jason Bates, INF, Rockies, 1995-98

Juan Acevedo, P, Rockies, Mets, Cardinals, Brewers, Marlins, Tigers, Yankees, Blue Jays, 1995, 1997-2003

Roger Bailey, P, Rockies, 1995-97

Rich Garces, P, Twins, Cubs, Red Sox, 1990, 1993, 1995-2002

Eddie Guardado, P, Twins, Mariners, Reds, Rangers 1993-2009

Mike Durant, C, Twins, 1996

Quinton McCracken, INF-OF, Rockies, Devil Rays, Twins, D'backs, Mariners, Reds, 1995-2006

Mike Farmer, P, Rockies, 1996

Mark Thompson, P, Rockies, Cardinals, 1994-2000

Todd Ritchie, P, Twins, Pirates, White Sox, Brewers, Devil Rays, 1997-2004

Denny Hocking, INF, Twins, Rockies, Royals, 1993-2005

John Burke, P, Rockies, 1996-97

Garvin Alston, P, Rockies, 1996

Doug Bochtler, P, Padres, Tigers, Dodgers, Royals, 1995-2000

Shawn Gilbert, INF, Mets, Cardinals, Dodgers, 1997-2000

Mike Misuraca, P, Brewers, 1997

Mark Strittmatter, C, Rockies, 1998

Ryan Christenson, OF, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Brewers, 1998-2000

Neifi Perez *NL-GG '00*, SS, Rockies, Royals, Giants, Cubs, Tigers, 1996-2007

John Thomson, P, Rockies, Mets, Rangers, Braves, Royals, 1997-2007

Craig Counsell, INF, Rockies, Marlins, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Brewers, 1995, 1997-2011

Marty Cordova *ROY '95*, OF, Twins, Blue Jays, Indians, Orioles, 1995-2003

Bryan Rekar, P, Rockies, Devil Rays, Royals, 1995-2002

Eric Chavez *AL-SS '01, '02*, *AL-GG '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06*, 3B, Athletics, Yankees, Diamondbacks 1998-2014

Vladimir Nunez, P, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Rockies, Braves 1998-2004, 2008-2009

Dave Newhan, INF, Padres, Phillies, Orioles, Mets, Astros, 1999-2001, 2004-08

Chad Harville, P, Athletics, Astros, 1999, 2001, 2003-04

Angel Echevarria, OF, Rockies, Brewers, Cubs, 1996-2002

Ramon Hernandez, C, Athletics, Padres, Orioles, Athletics, Reds, Rockies, 1999-2013

Terry Jones, OF, Rockies, Expos, 1996, 1998-2001

Jeff DaVanon, OF, Angels, D'Backs, 1999, 2001-07

Brett Laxton, P, Athletics, Royals, 1999-2000

Alan Newman, P, Rays, Indians, 1999-2000

Reid Brignac, IF, Rays, Rockies, Yankees, Phillies, Marlins, 2008-Present

Dave Roberts, OF, Indians, Dodgers, Red Sox, Padres, Giants, 1999-2008

Rod Barajas, C, D'Backs, Rangers, Phillies, Blue Jays, Mets, Dodgers, Pirates 1999-2012

Pablo Ozuna, 3B, Marlins, Rockies, White Sox, Dodgers, 2000, 2002-03, 2005-08

Barry Zito *AL CY, P, Athletics, Giants, 2000-2015

Marcus Jones, P, Athletics, 2000

Tarrik Brock, OF, Cubs, 2000

Eric Byrnes, OF, Athletics, Rockies, Orioles, D'backs, Mariners 2000-2010

Danny Ardoin, C, Twins, Rangers, Rockies, Orioles, Dodgers 2000, 2004-2006, 2008

Benito Baez, P, Marlins, 2001

Jason Smith (Rehab), INF, Cubs, Devil Rays, Tigers, Rockies, Blue Jays, D'Backs, Royals, Astros 2001-2009

Juan Uribe (Rehab), INF, Rockies, White Sox, Giants, Dodgers 2001-present

Scott Chiasson, P, Cubs, 2001-02

Angel Berroa *ROY '03*, SS, Royals, Dodgers, Yankees, Mets 2001-2009

Esteban German, 2B, Athletics, Rangers, Royals, Rangers 2002-2011

Franklyn German, P, Tigers, Marlins, Rangers 2002-2006, 2008

Eric DuBose, P, Orioles, 2002-06

Neal Cotts, P, White Sox, Cubs, 2003-2009

Gerald Laird, C, Rangers, Tigers, Cardinals, Braves 2003-present

Rich Harden, P, Athletics, Cubs, Rangers 2003-2012

Kevin Gregg, P, Angels, Marlins, Orioles, Cubs, Blue Jays 2003-2012

Tyler Yates, P, Mets, Braves, Pirates, 2004, 2006-2009

Jeff Francis, P, Rockies, Royals, Reds, A's, Yankees 2004-2015

Nick Swisher, OF, Athletics, White Sox, Yankees, Indians 2004-present

Freddie Bynum, INF-OF, Athletics, Cubs, Orioles, 2005-08

Jeff Baker, 3B, Rockies, Cubs 2005-present

Mike Esposito, P, Rockies, 2005

Marshal McDougall, IF, Rangers, 2005

Ryan Speier, P, Rockies, 2005-2009

Ryan Spilborghs, OF, Rockies, 2005-2011

Ryan Shealy, 1B, Rockies, Royals, 2005-08

Ron Flores, P, Athletics, 2005-07

Juan Salas, P, Devil Rays, 2006-07

Jeff Salazar, OF, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Pirates, 2006-09

Ruddy Lugo, P, Devil Rays, Athletics, 2006-07

Jeremy Brown, C, Athletics, 2006

Alvin Colina, C, Rockies, 2006

Brian Stokes, P, Rays, Mets, Angels, 2006-2010

Sean Green, P, Mariners, Mets, Brewers 2006-2011

Justin Hampson, P, Rockies, Padres, 2006-08

Shane Komine, P, Athletics, 2006-07

John Rheinecker, P, Rangers, 2006-07

Ubaldo Jimenez, P, Rockies, Indians, Orioles 2006-present

Andy Sonnanstine, P, Devil Rays, 2007-2011

Sean Barker, OF, Rockies, 2007

Darren Clarke, P, Rockies, 2007

Nathan Haynes, OF, Angels, Rays, 2007-08

Dana Eveland, P, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Blue Jays, Pirates, Dodgers, Orioles, Mets 2005-present

Justin Upton *SS, '11, OF, Diamondbacks, Braves, Padres 2007-present

Marcus McBeth, OF, Reds, 2007

Jeff Ridgway, P, Devil Rays, Braves, 2007-2008

Chad Beck, P, Blue Jays, 2011-2012

Evan Meek, P, Pirates, Orioles 2008-present

Aaron Cunningham, OF, Athletics, Padres, Indians, 2008-2012

Doug Bernier, IF, Rockies, Twins, 2008, 2013-14

John Jaso, C, Rays, Mariners, Athletics, Rays, 2008, 2010-Present

Wes Bankston, IF, Athletics, 2008

Elliot Johnson, IF, Rays, Royals, Indians, 2008-14

Jason Pridie, OF, Twins, Mets, Phillies, Orioles, Rockies, 2008-2014

Jeff Niemann, P, Rays, 2008-2012

Alex Serrano, P, Angels, 2008

Fernando Perez, OF, Rays, 2008-09

Jayson Nix, IF, Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Blue Jays, Yankees, Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, Royals, 2008-14

Max Scherzer, P, Diamondbacks, Tigers, Nationals 2008-present

Evan Longoria *ROY '08, SS '09, GG '09, '10, 3B, Rays, 2008-present

Gerardo Parra, *GG '11, '13, OF, Diamondbacks, 2009-present

Bryan Augenstein, P, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, 2009, 2011

Rusty Ryal, INF, Diamondbacks, 2009-10

Brett Anderson, P, Athletics, Rockies 2009-present

John Hester, C, Diamondbacks, Angels 2009-2010, 2012

Jordan Norberto, P, Diamondbacks, Athletics 2010-present

Hector Ambriz, P, Indians, Astros 2010, 2012

Daniel Stange, P, Diamondbacks, 2010

Cesar Valdez. P, Diamondbacks, 2010

James Houser, P, Marlins, 2010

Konrad Schmidt, C, Diamondbacks, 2010, 2012

Barry Enright, P, Diamondbacks, Angels 2010-present

Scott Maine, P, Cubs, Indians 2010-present

Pedro Ciriaco, SS, Pirates, Red Sox, Padres, Pirates, Royals 2010-present

Paul Goldschmidt *SS '13, GG '13, 1B, Diamondbacks, 2011-present

Evan Scribner, P, Padres, Athletics, Mariners 2011-present

Jarrod Parker, P, Diamondbacks, Athletics, 2011-present

Ryan Cook, P, Diamondbacks, Athletics, 2011-present

Collin Cowgill, OF, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Mets, Angels, 2011-present

Bryan Shaw, P, Diamondbacks, Indians, 2011-present

Josh Collmenter, P, Diamondbacks, 2012-present

Leyson Septimo, P, White Sox, 2012

Tom Layne, P, Padres 2012-present

Patrick Corbin, P, Diamondbacks 2012-present

Wade Miley, P, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Mariners, Orioles 2012-present

Trevor Bauer, P, Diamondbacks, Indians, 2012-present

Adam Eaton, OF, Diamondbacks, White Sox, 2012-present

Jean Machi, P, Giants, 2012-present

Tyler Skaggs, P, Diamondbacks, Angels, 2012-present

Mike Belfiore, P, Orioles, 2013

Charles Brewer, P, Diamondbacks, 2013

Matt Davidson, IF, Diamondbacks, 2013

Marc Krauss, OF, Astros, 2013-present

Ryan Wheeler, IF, Diamondbacks, Rockies, 2012-present

Eury De La Rosa, P, Diamondbacks, 2013-present

David Holmberg, P, Diamondbacks, Reds, 2013-present

Alfredo Marte, P, Diamondbacks, 2013-present

Chris Owings, IF, Diamondbacks, 2013-present

Bo Schultz, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Andrew Chafin, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Bradin Hagens, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Jake Lamb, IF, Diamondbacks, 2014

Brooks Brown, P, Colorado Rockies, 2014

David Peralta, OF, Diamondbacks, 2014

Chase Anderson, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Evan Marshall, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Ender Inciarte, OF, Diamondbacks, 2014

Mike Bolsinger, P, Diamondbacks, 2014

Archie Bradley, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Socrates Brito, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Silvinho Bracho, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Brandon Drury, IF, Diamondbacks, 2015

Keith Hessler, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Zack Godley, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Enrique Burgos, P, Diamondbacks, 2015

Ed Easley, C, Cardinals, 2015 

Rey Navarro, IF, Orioles, 2015

Jake Barrett, P, Diamondbacks, 2016

Aaron Blair, P, Braves, 2016

Zac Curtis, P, Diamondbacks, 2016

Patrick Schuster, P, Athletics, 2016

Mike Freeman, UTL, Diamondbacks, 2016

Braden Shipley, P Diamondbacks, 2016

Steve Hathaway, P, Diamondbacks, 2016

Mitch Haniger, OF, Diamondbacks, 2016

 

 

 

 

ROY = Rookie of the Year
LG = Lou Gehrig
SS = Silver Slugger
GG = Gold Glove
RC = Roberto Clemente Award Winner
HOF = Hall of Fame Inductee
CY = Cy Young Award Winner