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Road to the Show - Myrtle Beach MLB Alumni

Now in the middle of the 2017 season, 168 former Myrtle Beach Pelicans have played in the Major Leagues. The list includes current MLB stars such as: Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks, Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Brian McCann, Elvis Andrus, Rafael Furcal and Rougned Odor, as well as recent players like Odubel Herrera, Justin Grimm and Julio Teheran.

 

The Pelicans have had 12 former players debut in the major leagues in 2017 for the first time in their career.

(Name - Debut date with MLB team - Years with Pelicans)

Drew Robinson - April 5, 2017 - Texas Rangers - 2013

Christopher Bostick - May 8, 2017 - Pittsburgh Pirates - 2014

Chad Bell - May 10, 2017 - Detroit Tigers - 2011-12, 2014

Ian Happ - May 13, 2017 - Chicago Cubs - 2016

Lewis Brinson - June 11, 2017 - Milwaukee Brewers - 2014

Mark Zagunis - June 22, 2017 - Chicago Cubs - 2015

Victor Caratini - June 28, 2017 - Chicago Cubs - 2015

Nick Williams - June 30, 2017 - Philadelphia Phillies - 2014

Paul Blackburn - July 1, 2017 - Oakland Athletics - 2015

Dillon Maples - September 3, 2017 - Chicago Cubs - 2016-17

Jacob Hannemann - September 9, 2017 - Seattle Mariners - 2015

Jen-Ho Tseng - September 14, 2017 - Chicago Cubs - 2015

Here is a complete list of former Pelicans who have reached the major leagues:

Player
Years w/MB
MLB Debut Date
Debut Team

Juan Abreu (P)

2010

8/29/2011

Astros

Winston Abreu (P)

1999

8/6/2006

Orioles

Manny Acosta (P)

2003-05

8/12/2007

Braves

Hanser Alberto (IF)

2012-14

5/29/2015

Rangers

Cory Aldridge (OF)

2000

9/5/2001

Braves

Jorge Alfaro (C)

2013-14

9/12/16

Phillies

Elvis Andrus (IF)

2007

4/6/2009

Rangers

Jose Ascanio (P)

2005-06

7/13/2007

Braves

Alec Asher (P)

2013

8/30/2015

Phillies

Luis Atilano (P)

2006

4/23/2010

Nationals

Steve Avery (P)**

2000

6/13/1990

Braves

Luis Avilan (P)

2010

7/14/2012

Braves

Kevin Barry (P)

2002

6/26/2006

Braves

Brandon Beachy (P)

2009

9/20/2010

Braves

Matt Belisle (P)

2000

9/7/2003

Reds

Chad Bell (P)

2011-12, 2014

5/10/17

Tigers

Jeff Bennett (P)***

2008

4/6/2004

Brewers

Wilson Betemit (IF)

2001

9/18/2001

Braves

Paul Blackburn (P)

2015

7/01/2017

Athletics

Gregor Blanco (OF)

2003-04

3/30/2008

Braves

Jung Bong (P)

2000-01

4/23/2002

Braves

J.C. Boscan (C)

2001-03

10/1/2010

Braves

Wilfredo Boscan (P)

2011

5/19/16

Pirates

Christpher Bostick (INF/OF)

2014

5/7/2017

Pirates

Blaine Boyer (P)

2004

6/12/2005

Braves

Lewis Brinson (OF)

2014

6/11/2017

Brewers

Michael Broadway (P)

2008-09

6/13/2015

Giants

Victor Caratini (C)

2015

6/28/15

Cubs

Jeimer Candelario (IF)

2015

7/3/16

Cubs

Barbaro Canizares (IF/OF)

2006

6/11/2009

Braves

Jose Capellan (P)

2004

9/12/2004

Braves

Ramon Castro (UTIL)

2000

6/21/2004

Athletics

Jaye Chapman (P)

2008-10

9/4/2012

Cubs

Alexander Claudio (P)

2014

8/13/2014

Rangers

Paul Clemens (P)

2010

4/9/2013

Astros

Brad Clontz (P)*

2001

4/26/1995

Braves

William Collazo (P)

2003

9/5/2007

Mets

Roman Colon (P)

2002

8/21/2004

Braves

Gerardo Concepcion (P)

2015

6/21/16

Cubs

Willson Contreras (C)***

2017

6/17/2016

Cubs

David Cortes (P)**

2001

8/30/1999

Braves

Erik Cordier (P)

2009

9/3/2014

Giants

Kyle Davies (P)

2004

5/21/2005

Braves

Joe Dawley (P)

2001

9/29/2002

Braves

Randall Delgado (P)

2010

6/17/2011

Braves

Chris Denorfia (IF)***

2015

9/7/2005

Reds

Mark DeRosa (IF)***

2002

9/2/1998

Braves

Joey Devine (P)

2005-06

8/20/2005

Braves

Scott Diamond (P)

2008

7/18/2011

Twins

Ryan Drese (P)*

2007

7/29/2001

Indians

Jon Edwards (P)

2012-2013

8/15/2014

Rangers

Cody Ege (P)

2013-14

4/23/16

Marlins

Jerad Eickhoff (P)

2013

8/21/2015

Phillies

John Ennis (P)

2001

4/10/2002

Braves

Robbie Erlin (P)

2011

4/30/2013

Padres

Andrew Faulkner (P)

2014

8/31/2015

Rangers

Tyler Flowers (C)

2008

9/3/2009

White Sox

Wilmer Font (P)

2012

9/18/2012

Rangers

John Foster (P)

2000

4/24/2002

Braves

Jeff Francoeur (OF)

2004

7/7/2005

Braves

Freddie Freeman (IF)

2009

9/1/2010

Braves

Rafael Furcal (IF)

1999

4/4/2000

Braves

Joey Gallo (IF/OF)

2014

6/2/2015

Rangers

Leury Garcia (IF)

2011

4/6/2013

Rangers

Cory Gearrin (P)

2008-09

4/25/2011

Braves

Marcus Giles (IF)

1999, 2004***

4/17/2001

Braves

Tom Glavine (P)***

2008

8/17/1987

Braves

Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez (P)

2013-14

5/30/2015

Rangers

Philip Gosselin (IF/OF)

2010

8/16/2013

Braves

Nick Green (IF)

2000-01

5/15/2004

Braves

Justin Grimm (P)

2011

6/16/2012

Rangers

Mike Hampton (P)***

2008

4/17/1993

Mariners

Jacob Hannemann (OF)

2015

9/9/2017

Mariners

Tommy Hanson (P)

2007-08

6/7/2009

Braves

Ian Happ (INF/OF)

2016

5/13/17

Cubs

Matt Harrison (P)

2006

7/8/2008

Rangers

Deunte Heath (P)

2007-08

1/1/2012

White Sox

Kyle Hendricks (P)

2012

7/10/2014

Cubs

Diory Hernandez (IF)

2005-07

5/21/2009

Braves

Gorkys Hernandez (OF)

2008

5/21/2012

Pirates

Luis Hernandez (IF)

2004

7/8/2007

Orioles

Odubel Herrera (OF)

2012-14

4/6/2015

Phillies

Mike Hessman (IF)

1999

8/22/2003

Braves

Jason Heyward (OF)

2008-09

4/5/2010

Braves

Brandon Hicks (IF)

2008

5/5/2010

Braves

Trey Hodges (P)

2001

9/10/2002

Braves

J.J. Hoover (P)

2009-10

4/25/2012

Reds

Jared Hoying (OF)

2011-12

5/23/16

Rangers

Tim Hudson (P)***

2009

6/8/1999

Athletics

Luke Jackson (P)

2012-13

9/4/2015

Rangers

Chuck James (P)

2005

9/28/2005

Braves

Kelly Johnson (IF)

2002

5/29/2005

Braves

Brandon Jones (OF)

2005-06

9/16/2007

Braves

Keone Kela (P)

2014

4/7/2015

Rangers

Ryan Kelly (P)

2011

6/30/2015

Braves

Phil Klein (P)

2012-2013

8/1/2014

Rangers

Craig Kimbrel (P)

2008-09

5/7/2010

Braves

Ben Kozlowski (P)

2001-02

11/19/2002

Rangers

Ryan Langerhans (OF)

2000-01

4/28/2002

Braves

Adam LaRoche (IF)

2001-02

4/7/2004

Braves

Jose Leclerc (P)

2014

7/6/16

Rangers

Anthony Lerew (P)

2004

9/4/2005

Braves

Jeff Locke (P)

2009

9/10/2011

Pirates

Dillon Maples (P)

2016-17

9/3/2017

Cubs

Jason Marquis (P)

1999

6/6/2000

Braves

Andy Marte (IF)

2003

6/7/2005

Braves

Nick Martinez (P)

2013

4/5/2014

Rangers

Macay McBride (P)

2003

6/6/2005

Braves

Brian McCann (C)

2004, 2009***

6/10/2005

Braves

Chris McGuiness (IF)

2011

6/7/2013

Rangers

Kris Medlen (P)

2007

5/21/2009

Braves

Roman Mendez (P)

2012

7/8/2014

Rangers

Dan Meyer (P)

2003

9/14/2004

Braves

Zach Miner (P)

2003

6/4/2006

Tigers

Charlie Morton (P)

2006

6/14/2008

Braves

Joey Nation (P)

1999

9/23/2000

Cubs

Brett Nicholas (C/1B)

2011-12

4/11/16

Rangers

Brett Oberholtzer (P)

2010

4/21/2013

Astros

Rougned Odor (2B)

2013

5/8/2014

Rangers

Mike Olt (IF)

2011

8/2/2012

Rangers

Peterson T. Orr (UTIL IF)

2001-02

4/5/2005

Braves

Joesph Ortiz (P)

2011

3/31/2013

Rangers

Jimmy Osting (P)

2000

5/2/2001

Padres

James Parr (P)

2006-07

9/4/2008

Braves

Brayan Pena (C)

2002-03

5/23/2005

Braves

Tony Pena Jr. (IF)

2003

4/13/2006

Braves

Martin Prado (IF)

2005

4/23/2006

Braves

Scott Proctor (P)

2010***

4/20/2004

Yankees

Horacio Ramirez (P)

2000

4/2/2003

Braves

Neil Ramirez (P)

2011

4/25/2014

Cubs

Cory Rasmus (P)

2010

5/22/2013

Braves

Jo-Jo Reyes (P)

2006

7/7/2007

Braves

Luis Rivera (P)

1999

4/4/2000

Braves

Drew Robinson (INF/OF)

2013

4/5/2017

Rangers

Robbie Ross (P)

2011

4/8/2012

Rangers

Ben Rowen (P)

2012

6/15/2014

Rangers

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C)

2005

5/2/2007

Atlanta

Clint Sammons (C)

2006-07

9/12/2007

Braves

Luis Sardinas (SS)

2013

4/20/2014

Rangers

Jordan Schafer (OF)

2007-08

4/5/2009

Braves

Jason Shiell (P)

1999

9/8/2002

Padres

Scott Sobkowiak (P)

1999, 02

10/7/2001

Braves

Jorge Soler (OF)***

2015

8/27/2014

Cubs

Tim Spooneybarger (P)

2000

9/5/2001

Braves

Zeke Spruill (P)

2010

6/21/2013

D'Backs

Adam Stern (OF)

2002-03

7/7/2005

Red Sox

Ryan Strausborger (OF)

2011

8/5/2015

Rangers

Jesus Sucre (C)

2009-10

5/24/2013

Mariners

Julio Teheran (P)

2010

5/7/2011

Braves

Tomas Telis (C)

2012

8/25/2014

Rangers

Nick Tepesch (P)

2012

4/9/2013

Rangers

Chuck Thomas (OF)

2001-03

6/23/2004

Braves

Scott Thorman (IF)

2003-04

6/18/2006

Braves

Steve Torrealba (C)

1999-00

10/6/2001

Braves

Jen-Ho Tseng (P)

2015

9/14/2017

Cubs

Jonny Venters (P)

2007-08

4/17/2010

Braves

Arodys Vizcaino (P)

2010

8/10/2011

Braves

Brad Voyles (P)

1999-01

9/8/2001

Royals

Adam Wainwright (P)

2002

9/11/2005

Cardinals

Chris Waters (P)

2002-05

8/5/2008

Orioles

Matt West (P)

2011-2012

7/10/2014

Rangers

Sean White (P)

2004-05

4/4/2007

Mariners

Joe Wieland (P)

2011

4/14/2012

Padres

Nick Williams (OF)

2014

6/30/2017

Phillies

Joe Winkelsas (P)**

2001

4/10/1999

Braves

Dewayne Wise (OF)**

2004

4/6/2000

Blue Jays

Matt Young (OF)

2006-07

4/3/2011

Braves

Mark Zagunis (OF)

2015

6/22/2017

Cubs

 

*Did not return to big leagues after playing in Myrtle Beach

**Debuted in the big leagues prior to playing in Myrtle Beach but returned to the majors

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