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From the Shore to the Show

 

Since 2001, Lakewood, New Jersey has become a stop along the road for some of the best players in the Phillies organization. BlueClaws fans have seen the likes of NL MVP Ryan Howard and World Series MVP Cole Hamels in FirstEnergy Park before they became All-Stars and eventually World Champions, but many others have come through Lakewood to make the big leagues as well. The list that follows represents the players that have played in Lakewood and made it to the top level of professional baseball, the Major Leagues.

 

  Name MLB Debut With BlueClaws Debut Team
1 Ryan Howard 9/1/2004 2002 Philadelphia
2 Gavin Floyd 9/3/2004 2002 Philadelphia
3 Ezequiel Astacio 5/3/2005 2002 Houston
4 Robinson Tejeda 6/4/2005 2001, 2003 Philadelphia
5 Eude Brito 8/21/2005 2001, 2002 Philadelphia
6 Taylor Buchholz 4/7/2006 2001 Houston
7 Carlos Ruiz 5/6/2006 2001 Philadelphia
8 Cole Hamels 5/12/2006 2003 Philadelphia
9 Chris Roberson 5/12/2006 2003 Philadelphia
10 Scott Mathieson 6/17/2006 2004 Philadelphia
11 Michael Bourn 7/30/2006 2004 Philadelphia
12 Joe Bisenius 4/5/2007 2005 Philadelphia
13 Zack Segovia 4/8/2007 2003 Philadelphia
14 Yoel Hernandez 5/5/2007 2001 Philadelphia
15 Mike Zagurski 5/25/2007 2006 Philadelphia
16 Kyle Kendrick 6/13/2007 2004, 2006 Philadelphia
17 J.A. Happ 6/30/2007 2005 Philadelphia
18 Brad Harman 4/22/2008 2005 Philadelphia
19 Bobby Korecky 4/26/2008 2002 Minnesota
20 R.J. Swindle 7/7/2008 2007 Philadelphia
21 Randy Ruiz 8/1/2008 2004 Minnesota
22 Josh Outman 9/2/2008 2006 Oakland
23 Greg Golson 9/3/2008 2005, 2006 Philadelphia
24 Alfredo Simon (Cabrera) 9/6/2008 2003 Baltimore
25 Lou Marson 9/28/2008 2006 Philadelphia
26 Jason Jaramillo 4/13/2009 2005 Pittsburgh
27 Sergio Escalona 5/17/2009 2007, 2008 Philadelphia
28 Antonio Bastardo 6/2/2009 2007 Philadelphia
29 Matt Maloney 6/6/2009 2006 Cincinnati
30 Carlos Carrasco 9/1/2009 2006 Cleveland
31 Carlos Monasterios 4/5/2010 2007 LA Dodgers
32 Jason Donald 5/18/2010 2007 Cleveland
33 Brian Schlitter 6/29/2010 2007 Chicago Cubs
34 Vance Worley 7/24/2010 2008 Philadelphia
35 Domonic Brown 7/28/2010 2008 Philadelphia
36 Kyle Drabek 9/17/2010 2007 Toronto
37 Mike Stutes 4/25/2011 2008 Philadelphia
38 Michael Taylor 9/2/2011 2008 Oakland
39 Justin De Fratus 9/18/2011 2009 Philadelphia
40 Freddy Galvis 4/5/2012 2008 Philadelphia
41 Lendy Castillo 4/9/2012 2011 Chicago Cubs
42 Adrian Cardenas 5/7/2012 2007 Chicago Cubs
43 Jake Diekman 5/15/2012 2008-10 Philadelphia
44 Quintin Berry 5/23/2012 2007 Detroit
45 BJ Rosenberg 6/9/2012 2009 Philadelphia
46 Anthony Gose 7/17/2012 2009 Toronto
47 Tyler Cloyd 8/29/2012 2009 Philadelphia
48 Darin Ruf 9/14/2012 2010 Philadelphia
49 Tyson Brummett 10/3/2012 2008 Philadelphia
50 Jonathan Pettibone 4/22/2013 2010 Philadelphia
51 Jarred Cosart 7/12/2013 2010 Houston
52 Jonathan Villar 7/22/2013 2010 Houston
53 Steve Susdorf 7/25/2013 2009 Philadelphia
54 Josh Zeid 7/30/2013 2010 Houston
55 Tuffy Gosewisch 8/1/2013 2007 Arizona
56 Travis d'Arnaud 8/17/2013 2009 NY Mets
57 Cameron Rupp 9/10/2013 2011 Philadelphia
58 Mario Hollands 4/1/2014 2011-12 Philadelphia
59 David Buchanan 5/24/2014 2011 Philadelphia
60 Jon Singleton 6/3/2014 2010 Houston
61 Ken Giles 6/12/2014 2012 Philadelphia
62 Aaron Altherr 6/16/2014 2011-12 Philadelphia
63 Domingo Santana 7/1/2014 2010-11 Houston
64 Hector Neris 8/5/2014 2011 Philadelphia
65 Trevor May 8/9/2014 2009-10 Minnesota

 

Name MLB Debut With BlueClaws Debut Team Role
Bill Butler 4/12/2004 2001-2003 New York Mets Groundskeeper
Jeff Manto 4/3/2006 2001-2002 Pittsburgh Hitting Coach
Neil Solondz 4/6/2012 2001-2003 Tampa Bay Radio Broadcaster
Greg Legg 7/29/2008 2001, 2008-2013 Philadelphia Coach
Rod Nichols 4/1/2013 2001 Philadelphia Bullpen Coach
*Dave Huppert 9/5/2008 2006 Philadelphia 3B Coach
Kevin Clark 10/27/2007 2001-present New Jersey (NHL) PA-Announcer

 

*Made original MLB debut 4/4/2005 w/ Washington as 3B Coach.