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The Road To The Majors

 

 

The Trenton Thunder have been a stepping stone for hundreds of baseball players as they worked their way to the Major Leagues. The Thunder are proud to say, "What Trenton Makes, the Baseball World Takes" and the list below speaks to that!


* indicates rehabilitation assignment
Total following 2016 season: 340 Players or coaches have suited up for the Thunder and an MLB Team
List sorted by first year with Thunder, alphabetically

 

Name Years w/ Thunder 1st MLB Team
Pat Ahearne 1994 Detroit Tigers
Tarrik Brock 1994 Chicago Cubs
Tony Clark 1994 Detroit Tigers
Brian Edmondson 1994 Atlanta Braves
Rick Greene 1994 Cincinnati Reds
Brian Maxcy 1994 Detroit Tigers
Trever Miller 1994 Detroit Tigers
Phil Stidham 1994 Detroit Tigers
Sean Whiteside 1994 Detroit Tigers
Shannon Withem 1994 Toronto Blue Jays
Andy Abad 1995 - 1997 Boston Red Sox
Shayne Bennett 1995 Montreal Expos
Greg Blosser 1995 Boston Red Sox
Alex Delgado 1995 - 1996 Boston Red Sox
Vaughn Eshelman 1995 Boston Red Sox
Jared Fernandez 1995 - 1999 Boston Red Sox
Nomar Garciaparra 1995 Boston Red Sox
Joe Hudson 1995 Boston Red Sox
Patrick Lennon 1995 Seattle Mariners
Ken Macha 1995 - 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Ron Mahay 1995 - 1997 Boston Red Sox
Lou Merloni 1995 - 1997 Boston Red Sox
Ryan McGuire 1995 Montreal Expos
Walt McKeel 1995 - 1996, 1998 Boston Red Sox
Al Nipper 1995, 1997 Boston Red Sox
Trot Nixon 1995 - 1996 Boston Red Sox
Rick Peterson 1995 Chicago White Sox
Rico Petrocelli 1995 Boston Red Sox
Ken Ryan 1995* Boston Red Sox
Bill Selby 1995 Boston Red Sox
Aaron Sele 1995 Boston Red Sox
Ben Shelton 1995 Pittsburgh Pirates
Jeff Suppan 1995 Boston Red Sox
Lee Tinsley 1995* Seattle Mariners
Eddie Zambrano 1995 Chicago Cubs
Brian Barkley 1996 - 1997, 1999 Boston Red Sox
Joel Bennett 1996, 2000 Baltimore Orioles
Jim Chamblee 1996 Cincinnati Reds
Joe DePastino 1996 - 1999 New York Mets
John Doherty 1996 Detroit Tigers
Bryan Eversgerd 1996 St. Louis Cardinals
Ken Grundt 1996 Boston Red Sox
Reggie Harris 1996 Oakland A's
Gomer Hodge 1996 Cleveland Indians
Adam Hyzdu 1996 Pittsburgh Pirates
Brent Knackert 1996 Seattle Mariners
Jeff Manto 1996 Cleveland Indians
Tom McGraw 1996 St. Louis Cardinals
Peter Munro 1996 - 1997 Toronto Blue Jays
Tim Naehring 1996* Boston Red Sox
Carl Pavano 1996, 2006, 2008* Montreal Expos
Jeff Pierce 1996 Boston Red Sox
Brian Rose 1996 Boston Red Sox
Donnie Sadler 1996 Boston Red Sox
Erik Schullstrom 1996 Minnesota Twins
Ralph Treuel 1996, 1998 Detroit Tigers
Rafael Betancourt 1997 - 2001 Cleveland Indians
Robinson Checo 1997 Boston Red Sox
Michael Coleman 1997, 2005* Boston Red Sox
Rod Correia 1997 California Angels
Dave Gallagher 1997 - 1998 Cleveland Indians
DeMarlo Hale 1997 - 1999 Texas Rangers
Bill Haselman 1997* Texas Rangers
Heath Haynes 1997 Montreal Expos
Cole Liniak 1997 Chicago Cubs
Juan Pena 1997 Boston Red Sox
Bret Saberhagen 1997, 1999, 2000* Kansas City Royals
Pete Walker 1997 New York Mets
John Barnes 1998 Minnesota Twins
Jin Ho Cho 1998 Boston Red Sox
Paxton Crawford 1998, 2000          Boston Red Sox
Jack Cressend 1998 - 1999 Minnesota Twins
Bart Miadich 1998 Anaheim Angels
Keith Mitchell 1998 Atlanta Braves
Robert Ramsay 1998 Seattle Mariners
Dernell Stenson 1998 Cincinnati Reds
Wilton Veras 1998 - 1999 Boston Red Sox
Willie Adams 1999 Oakland A's
Israel Alcantara 1999 Boston Red Sox
Steve Braun 1999, 2000, 2002 - 2004 Minnesota Twins
Kirk Bullinger 1999 Montreal Expos
Morgan Burkhart 1999 Boston Red Sox
David Eckstein 1999 Anaheim Angels
Adam Everett 1999 Houston Astros
Raul Gonzalez 1999 Chicago Cubs
Tom Gordon 1999* Boston Red Sox
Mike Griffin 1999 - 2002 New York Yankees 
Shea Hillenbrand 1999 - 2000 Boston Red Sox
Sun Woo Kim 1999 Boston Red Sox
Steve Lomasney 1999 Boston Red Sox
Mike Matthews 1999 St. Louis Cardinals
Marc Newfield 1999 Seattle Mariners
Tomokazu Ohka 1999 Boston Red Sox
Rob Stanifer 1999 Florida Marlins
Tim Young 1999 Montreal Expos
Carl Dale 2000 Milwaukee Brewers
Jim Dedrick 2000 Baltimore Orioles
Juan Diaz 2000 Boston Red Sox
Justin Duchscherer 2000 - 2001 Texas Rangers
Mike Figga 2000 New York Yankees
Bryce Florie 2000, 2001* San Diego Padres
Kevin Foster 2000 Philadelphia Phillies
Marty McLeary 2000, 2002 San Diego Padres
Kirt Ojala 2000 Florida Marlins
Rob Radlosky 2000 Minnesota Twins
Gary Rath 2000 Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Reitsma 2000 Cincinnati Reds
Nerio Rodriguez 2000 Baltimore Orioles
Angel Santos 2000 - 2001 Boston Red Sox
Edgard Clemente 2001 Colorado Rockies
Jorge De La Rosa 2001 - 2002 Milwaukee Brewers
Derrin Ebert 2001 Atlanta Braves
Casey Fossum 2001 Boston Red Sox
Franklin Francisco 2001 Texas Rangers
Josh Hancock 2001 - 2002 Boston Red Sox
Rontrez Johnson 2001 Kansas City Royals
James Lofton 2001 Boston Red Sox
Jesus Pena 2001 Chicago White Sox
Mike Rose 2001 - 2002 Oakland A's
Freddy Sanchez 2001 - 2002 Boston Red Sox
Gene Tenace 2001 Oakland A's
Jose Valentine 2001* Boston Red Sox
Andy Dominique 2002 Boston Red Sox
Dan Giese 2002 San Francisco Giants
Anastacio Martinez 2002 Boston Red Sox
Joe Nelson 2002 Atlanta Braves
Kevin Youkilis 2002, 2013* Boston Red Sox
Colter Bean 2003 New York Yankees
Yhency Brazoban 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Andy Cannizaro 2003 - 2005 New York Yankees
Robinson Cano 2003 - 2004, 2006* New York Yankees
Jose Contreras 2003* New York Yankees
Brad Halsey 2003 New York Yankees
Greg Hansell 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Adrian Hernandez 2003 New York Yankees
Derek Jeter 2003, 2011* New York Yankees
Mitch Jones 2003 - 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers
Nick Johnson 2003* New York Yankees
Gary Lavelle 2003 - 2004 San Francisco Giants
Charlie Manning 2003 - 2007 Washington Nationals
Brian Myrow 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Dioner Navarro 2003 - 2004 New York Yankees
Christian Parker 2003 New York Yankees
Ramon Ramirez 2003 - 2004 Colorado Rockies
Kevin Reese 2003 - 2004 New York Yankees
Matt Smith 2003 - 2005 New York Yankees
Kevin Thompson 2003 - 2005 New York Yankees
Mike Vento 2003 Washington Nationals
Chien-Ming Wang 2003 - 2004 New York Yankees
Gabe White 2003* New York Yankees
Bernie Williams 2003* New York Yankees
Kevin Brown 2004* Texas Rangers
Buddy Carlyle 2004 San Diego Padres
Dave Elder 2004 Cleveland Indians
Sean Henn 2004 - 2005 New York Yankees
Felix Heredia 2004* Florida Marlins
Hansel Izquierdo 2004 Florida Marlins
Justin Kaye 2004 Seattle Mariners
Kenny Lofton 2004* Cleveland Indians
Juan Padilla 2004 New York Yankees
Andy Phillips 2004 New York Yankees
Carlos Reyes 2004 Oakland A's
Bronson Sardinha 2004 - 2007 New York Yankees
Craig Wilson 2004 Chicago White Sox
Dee Brown 2005 Kansas City Royals
Melky Cabrera 2005 New York Yankees
Matt Carson 2005 - 2008 Oakland Athletics
Eric Crozier 2005 Toronto Blue Jays
Matt DeSalvo 2005 - 2006 New York Yankees
Shelley Duncan 2005 - 2006 New York Yankees
Dave Eiland 2005 - 2006 New York Yankees
Jeff Karstens 2005 - 2007* New York Yankees
Calvin Maduro 2005 Philadelphia Phillies
Ramiro Pena 2005 - 2008, 2011* New York Yankees
Colin Porter 2005 St. Louis Cardinals
Grant Roberts 2005 New York Mets
Felix Rodriguez 2005* Los Angeles Dodgers
Omir Santos 2005 - 2007 New York Mets
Todd Self 2006 Houston Astros
Aaron Small 2005 New York Yankees
Marc Valdes 2005 Florida Marlins
T.J. Beam 2006 New York Yankees
Shawn Chacon 2006* Colorado Rockies
Matt Childers 2006 Milwaukee Brewers
Justin Christian 2006, 2007, 2010 New York Yankees
Tyler Clippard 2006, 2007 New York Yankees
Jesus Colome 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Jorge De Paula 2006 New York Yankees
Octavio Dotel 2006* New York Mets
Felix Escalona 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Brett Gardner 2006, 2007 New York Yankees
Phil Hughes 2006, 2007* New York Yankees
Hideki Matsui 2006* New York Yankees
Scott Patterson 2006, 2007 New York Yankees
Gary Sheffield 2006* Milwaukee Brewers
Randy Ruiz 2006 Minnesota Twins
Kris Wilson 2006 New York Yankees
Scott Aldred 2007, 2008 Detroit Tigers
Joba Chamberlain 2007, 2012* New York Yankees
Roger Clemens 2007* Boston Red Sox
Colin Curtis 2007 - 2009 New York Yankees
Alberto Gonzalez 2007 New York Yankees
Austin Jackson 2007, 2008 Detroit Tigers
Steven Jackson 2007, 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates
Ian Kennedy 2007 New York Yankees
Mike Kinkade 2007 New York Mets
Zach Kroenke 2007, 2008 Arizona Diamondbacks
Jeff Marquez 2007, 2008, 2011 Chicago White Sox
Daniel McCutchen 2007, 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates
Carlos Mendoza 2007 - 2009 Colorado Rockies
Juan Miranda 2007 New York Yankees
Edwar Ramirez 2007 New York Yankees
David Robertson 2007, 2008 New York Yankees
Jamal Strong 2007 Seattle Mariners
Kevin Whelan 2007-2010 New York Yankees
Tom Wilson 2007, 2008 Oakland A's
Chase Wright 2007 New York Yankees
Alfredo Aceves 2008, 2010* New York Yankees
Brian Bruney 2008* Arizona Diamondbacks
Francisco Cervelli  2008, 2014* New York Yankees
Anthony Claggett            2008 New York Yankees
Phil Coke 2008 New York Yankees
Michael Dunn                   2008, 2009               New York Yankees
Christian Garcia 2008, 2009, 2010 Washington Nationals
Eric Hacker 2008, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates
Jason Johnson 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates
George Kontos 2008-2010 New York Yankees
Julius Matos 2008 San Diego Padres
Mark Melancon 2008 New York Yankees
Jhonny Nunez 2008 Chicago White Sox
Kevin Russo 2008 New York Yankees
Humberto Sanchez 2008 New York Yankees
Jose Tabata 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates
Victor Zambrano 2008 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Zach McAllister 2009 Cleveland Indians
Frank Menechino 2009 - 2010 Oakland Athletics
Jose Molina 2009* Chicago Cubs
Jesus Montero 2009 New York Yankees
Eduardo Nunez 2009, 2013* New York Yankees
Lance Pendleton 2009 - 2010 New York Yankees
Tommy Phelps 2009 - 2014 Florida Marlins
Amauri Sanit 2009 New York Yankees
Kanekoa Texeira 2009, 2011 Kansas City Royals
David Adams 2010, 2012 New York Yankees
Manny Banuelos 2010 - 2011, 2014 Atlanta Braves
Dellin Betances 2010 - 2012 New York Yankees
Andrew Brackman  2010 New York Yankees
Reid Gorecki 2010 Atlanta Braves
Corban Joseph 2010 - 2012 New York Yankees
Brandon Laird 2010 New York Yankees
DJ Mitchell 2010 New York Yankees 
Hector Noesi 2010 New York Yankees
Ivan Nova 2010 New York Yankees
Andy Pettitte 2010, 2012* New York Yankees
David Phelps 2010, 2012, 2013* New York Yankees
Austine Romine 2010, 2011 New York Yankees
John Van Benschoten 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pat Venditte 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 Oakland Athletics
Adam Warren 2010 New York Yankees
Zoilo Almonte 2011 - 2012, 2013* New York Yankees
Brian Anderson 2011 Chicago White Sox
Steve Garrison 2011 New York Yankees
Fernando Hernandez 2011 Oakland Athletics
Kei Igawa 2011 New York Yankees
Warner Madrigal 2011 Texas Rangers
Melky Mesa 2011 - 2012 New York Yankees
Kevin Millwood 2011 Atlanta Braves
Carlos Silva 2011 Philadelphia Phillies
Raul Valdes 2011 New York Mets
Chase Whitley 2011 - 2012 New York Yankees
David Aardsma 2012* San Francisco Giants
Tyler Austin 2012-16 New York Yankees
Preston Claiborne 2012 New York Yankees
Danny Farquhar 2012 Toronto Blue Jays
Pedro Feliciano 2012* New York Mets
Ramon Flores 2012 - 2013 New York Yankees
Adonis Garcia 2012 Atlanta Braves
Tommy Kahnle  2012 - 2013 Colorado Rockies
Brett Marshall 2012 New York Yankees
Jon Meloan 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers
Gustavo Molina 2012 Chicago White Sox
Vidal Nuno 2012 New York Yankees
Brandon Pinder 2012 - 2014 New York Yankees
Rob Segedin 2012 - 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers
Danny Burawa 2013 - 2015 New York Yankees
Cesar Cabral 2013* - 2014 New York Yankees
Caleb Cotham 2013 - 2015 New York Yankees
Matt Daley 2013 Colorado Rockies
Ben Gamel 2013-14 New York Yankees
Curtis Granderson 2013 Detroit Tigers
Shane Greene 2013 New York Yankees
Slade Heathcott 2013 - 2014 New York Yankees
David Herndon 2013 Philadelphia Phillies
Bryan Mitchell 2013 - 2014, 2016* New York Yankees
Diego Moreno 2013 - 2014 New York Yankees
John Ryan 'JR' Murphy 2013 New York Yankees
Michael Pineda 2013*, 2015* Seattle Mariners
Jose Pirela 2013, 2015* New York Yankees
Jose Ramirez 2013 New York Yankees
Alex Rodriguez 2013*, 2016* New York Yankees
Gary Sanchez 2013 - 2015 New York Yankees
Mark Teixeira 2013* Texas Rangers
Matt Tracy 2013 - 2015 New York Yankees
Mason Williams 2013 - 2015 New York Yankees
Bruce Billings 2014* Colorado Rockies
Greg Bird 2014 - 2015 New York Yankees
Joel De La Cruz 2014-15 Atlanta Braves
Nick Goody 2014 - 2015 New York Yankees
Shawn Kelley 2014* Seattle Mariners
Cole Kimball 2014 Washington Nationals
Jacob Lindgren 2014 New York Yankees
Orlando Mercado 2014 Seattle Mariners
Peter O'Brien 2014 Seattle Mariners
James Pazos 2014 - 2015 New York Yankees
Rob Refsnyder 2014 New York Yankees
Nick Rumbelow 2014 New York Yankees
Brendan Ryan 2014*, 2015* St. Louis Cardinals
CC Sabathia 2014* Cleveland Indians
Luis Severino 2014 - 2015 New York Yankees
Marcus Thames 2014 New York Yankees
Andrew Bailey 2015 Oakland Athletics
Johnny Barbato 2015 New York Yankees
Juan Graterol 2015 Los Angeles Angels
Michel Hernandez 2015 New York Yankees
Aaron Judge 2015 New York Yankees
Conor Mullee 2015-16 New York Yankees
Rico Noel 2015 New York Yankees
Al Pedrique 2015 New York Mets
Tony Renda 2015 Cincinnati Reds
Jose Rosado 2015 - 2016 Kansas City Royals
Sergio Santos 2015 Chicago White Sox
Chris Smith 2015 Toronto Blue Jays
Cesar Vargas 2015 San Diego Padres
Lane Adams 2016 Kansas City Royals
Vicente Campos 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks
JD Closser 2016 Colorado Rockies
JR Graham 2016 Minnesota Twins
Jonathan Holder 2016 New York Yankees
Bobby Mitchell 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers
Anthony Swarzak 2016* Minnesota Twins



* indicates rehabilitation assignment
Total following 2016 season: 340 Players or coaches have suited up for the Thunder and an MLB Team
List sorted by first year with Thunder, alphabetically