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Major League Lugnuts

In 22 seasons dating back to 1996, 721 total ballplayers have donned the Lugnuts' uniform, with 129 players making it all the way to the Majors -- most recently Tim Locastro on September 29, 2017, for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • 44 Lugs alumni have debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 36 with the Chicago Cubs
  • 18 with the Kansas City Royals
  • 6 with the Florida/Miami Marlins
  • 3 with the Seattle Mariners
  • 2 with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays
  • 1 with the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers


Here is a listing of every Lugnuts team, with its Midwest League All-Stars and the future Major Leaguers it has produced thus far. (Rehabbing Major Leaguers are not included.) Click on the year for the team roster/stats.

Season
Parent
W-L
Players
MWL All-Stars
MLB
Notable Lugnuts
1996
Royals
68-71
40
6
7
Carlos Beltrán
1997
Royals
69-68
42
5
8
Chad Durbin
1998
Royals
71-69
44
4
9
Jeremy Affeldt
1999
Cubs
73-67
38
4
6
Carlos Zambrano
2000
Cubs
70-68
42
4
6
Juan Cruz
2001
Cubs
65-75
40
3
9
Ronny Cedeño
2002
Cubs
74-65
48
5
10
Ryan Theriot
2003
Cubs
69-66
44
7
16
Casey McGehee
2004
Cubs
77-63
42
8
11
Carlos Mármol
2005
Blue Jays
70-69
45
7
4
Casey Janssen
2006
Blue Jays
72-65
43
4
-
-
2007
Blue Jays
78-61
43
5
3
Travis Snider
2008
Blue Jays
76-64
43
7
9
Tim Collins
2009
Blue Jays
54-84
38
2
7
Henderson Alvarez
2010
Blue Jays
70-69
45
5
15
Ryan Schimpf
2011
Blue Jays
77-60
50
4
10
Jake Marisnick
2012
Blue Jays
82-55
45
7
8
Sanchez, Syndergaard
2013
Blue Jays
61-78
41
4
9
Roberto Osuna
2014
Blue Jays
62-77
48
4
8
Kendall Graveman
2015
Blue Jays
73-66
49
5
6
Alford, Tellez, Ureña
2016
Blue Jays
69-71
49
5
-
Pentecost, Reid-Foley
2017
Blue Jays
63-73
54
4
-
Bichette, Guerrero Jr.

 

The 129 Lugnuts to make the Major Leagues:

#
Player
In Lansing
MLB Debut
MLB Team
1. José Santiago
1996-97
June 7, 1997
Kansas City Royals
2. Jeff Wallace
1996
August 21, 1997
Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Jeremy Giambi
1997
September 1, 1998
Kansas City Royals
4. Carlos Beltrán
1996
September 14, 1998
Kansas City Royals
5. Carlos Febles
1996
September 14, 1998
Kansas City Royals
6. Orber Moreno
1997
May 25, 1999
Kansas City Royals
7. Dan Reichert
1998
July 16, 1999
Kansas City Royals
8. Mark Quinn
1996
September 14, 1999
Kansas City Royals
9. Lance Carter
1998
September 15, 1999
Kansas City Royals
10. Scott Mullen
1997
September 24, 1999
Kansas City Royals
11. Chad Durbin
1997
September 26, 1999
Kansas City Royals
12. Kevin Hodges
1996
April 24, 2000
Seattle Mariners
13. Kris Wilson
1998
July 28, 2000
Kansas City Royals
14. Corey Patterson
1999
September 18, 2000
Chicago Cubs
15. Carlos Zambrano
1999
August 20, 2001
Chicago Cubs
16. Juan Cruz
2000
August 21, 2001
Chicago Cubs
17. Brandon Berger
1997
Sept. 9, 2001
Kansas City Royals
18. Corey Thurman
1998
April 5, 2002
Toronto Blue Jays
19. Jeremy Affeldt
1998
April 6, 2002
Kansas City Royals
20. Juan Brito
1998
May 3, 2002
Kansas City Royals
21. Jason Simontacchi
1997
May 4, 2002
St. Louis Cardinals
22. Francis Beltran
2000
June 28, 2002
Chicago Cubs
23. Steve Smyth
1999
August 6, 2002
Chicago Cubs
24. Kit Pellow
1997
August 14, 2002
Kansas City Royals
25. Hee-Seop Choi
1999
September 5, 2002
Chicago Cubs
26. Jeremy Hill
1998
September 7, 2002
Kansas City Royals
27. Kiko Calero
1998
April 2, 2003
St. Louis Cardinals
28. Todd Wellemeyer
2001
May 15, 2003
Chicago Cubs
29. David Kelton
1999
June 8, 2003
Chicago Cubs
30. Sergio Mitre
2002
July 22, 2003
Chicago Cubs
31. Félix Sánchez
2002
September 3, 2003
Chicago Cubs
32. Pete Zoccolillo
2000
September 5, 2003
Milwaukee Brewers
33. Mike Wuertz
1999
April 5, 2004
Chicago Cubs
34. Jason Szuminski
2000-01
April 11, 2004
San Diego Padres
35. Jason Dubois
2001
May 19, 2004
Chicago Cubs
36. Matt Treanor
1996
June 2, 2004
Florida Marlins
37. Jon Leicester
2001
June 9, 2004
Chicago Cubs
38. Brendan Harris
2001
July 6, 2004
Chicago Cubs
39. John Webb
2000
August 2, 2004
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
40. Andy Sisco
2003
April 4, 2005
Kansas City Royals
41. Ronny Cedeño
2001-02
April 24, 2005
Chicago Cubs
42. Ray Sadler
2001
May 8, 2005
Pittsburgh Pirates
43. Joe Dillon
1998
May 18, 2005
Florida Marlins
44. Rich Hill
2003
June 15, 2005
Chicago Cubs
45. Adam Greenberg
2002
July 9, 2005
Chicago Cubs
46. Jermaine Van Buren
2004
August 31, 2005
Chicago Cubs
47. Ryan Theriot
2002-03
September 13, 2005
Chicago Cubs
48. Sean Marshall
2003-04
April 9, 2006
Chicago Cubs
49. Ángel Guzmán
2002
April 26, 2006
Chicago Cubs
50. Casey Janssen
2005
April 27, 2006
Toronto Blue Jays
51. Jae-Kuk Ryu
2002-03
May 14, 2006
Chicago Cubs
52. Renyel Pinto
2001-02
May 18, 2006
Chicago Cubs
53. Carlos Mármol
2002 (C)
2004 (P)
June 4, 2006
Chicago Cubs
54. Juan Mateo
2003-04
August 3, 2006
Chicago Cubs
55. Ryan O'Malley
2003
August 16, 2006
Chicago Cubs
56. Buck Coats
2002-03
August 22, 2006
Chicago Cubs
57. José Reyes
2003
September 13, 2006
Chicago Cubs
58. Félix Pié
2003
April 17, 2007
Chicago Cubs
59. Rocky Cherry
2003
April 23, 2007
Chicago Cubs
60. Dewon Day
2005
May 28, 2007
Chicago White Sox
61. Curtis Thigpen
2005
June 6, 2007
Toronto Blue Jays
62. Clay Rapada
2003-04
June 14, 2007
Chicago Cubs
63. Billy Petrick
2004
June 27, 2007
Chicago Cubs
64. Jake Fox
2003-04
July 19, 2007
Chicago Cubs
65. Carmen Pignatiello
2002
August 16, 2007
Chicago Cubs
66. Eugenio Vélez
2005
September 5, 2007
San Francisco Giants
67. Randy Wells
2003-04
April 5, 2008
Chicago Cubs
68. Luis Montañez
2000-01
April 28, 2008
Baltimore Orioles
69. Travis Snider
2007
August 29, 2008
Toronto Blue Jays
70. Casey McGehee
2003
September 2, 2008
Chicago Cubs
71. Brad Mills
2008
June 18, 2009
Toronto Blue Jays
72. Marc Rzepczynski
2008
July 7, 2009
Toronto Blue Jays
73. Adalberto Méndez
2003-04
September 6, 2010
Florida Marlins
74. Tim Collins
2008
March 31, 2011
Kansas City Royals
75. Luis Pérez
2008
April 16, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
76. David Cooper
2008
April 29, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
77. Trystan Magnuson
2008
May 17, 2011
Oakland Athletics
78. Graham Godfrey
2007
June 10, 2011
Oakland Athletics
79. Robinson Chirinos
2003-04
July 18, 2011
Tampa Bay Rays
80. Henderson Alvarez
2009
August 10, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
81. Joel Carreño
2009
August 23, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
82. Darin Mastroianni
2008
August 24, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
83. Danny Farquhar
2008
September 13, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
84. Chad Beck
2009
September 13, 2011
Toronto Blue Jays
85. Tyler Pastornicky
2009
April 5, 2012
Atlanta Braves
86. Evan Crawford
2010
April 15, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
87. Drew Hutchison
2010-11
April 21, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
88. Yan Gomes
2010
May 17, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
89. Aaron Loup
2010
July 14, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
90. Moises Sierra
2008
July 31, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
91. Chad Jenkins
2010
August 7, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays
92. Sean Nolin
2011
May 24, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays
93. Jonathan Diaz
2007
June 29, 2013
Boston Red Sox
94. Jake Marisnick
2010-11
July 23, 2013
Miami Marlins
95. Kevin Pillar
2012
August 14, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays
96. Ryan Goins
2009-10
August 23, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays
97. Daniel Webb
2010-11
September 4, 2013
Chicago White Sox
98. Anthony DeSclafani
2012
May 14, 2014
Miami Marlins
99. Brad Glenn
2010
June 27, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
100. Aaron Sanchez
2012
July 23, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
101. Dalton Pompey
2012-13
September 2, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
102. Daniel Norris
2013
September 5, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
103. Kendall Graveman
2013-14
September 5, 2014
Toronto Blue Jays
104. Miguel Castro
2014
April 6, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
105. Roberto Osuna
2013
April 8, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
106. Carlos Pérez
2011-12
May 5, 2015
L.A. Angels of Anaheim
107. Ryan Tepera
2010
May 10, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
108. Noah Syndergaard
2011-12
May 12, 2015
New York Mets
109. Justin Nicolino
2011-12
June 20, 2015
Miami Marlins
110. Matt Boyd
2013
June 27, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
111. David Rollins
2012
July 4, 2015
Seattle Mariners
112. Chad Girodo
2013
April 22, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
113. Andy Burns
2012
May 9, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
114. Dustin Antolin
2009-11
May 16, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
115. Ryan Schimpf
2010
June 14, 2016
San Diego Padres
116. Danny Barnes
2010-11
August 2, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
117. Matt Dermody
2014
September 3, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
118. Chase De Jong
2014-15
April 5, 2017
Seattle Mariners
119. Casey Lawrence
2010-11
April 8, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
120. Dwight Smith, Jr.
2013
May 18, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
121. Anthony Alford
2014-15
May 19, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
122. Ian Parmley
2014
June 23, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
123. Taylor Cole
2013
August 9, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
124. Tim Mayza
2015
August 15, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
125. Richard Ureña
2015
September 1, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
126. Carlos Ramirez
2013-14 (OF)
2015 (P)
September 1, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
127. Jairo Labourt
2014
September 1, 2017
Detroit Tigers
128. A.J. Jimenez
2009-10
September 6, 2017
Texas Rangers
129. Tim Locastro
2015
September 29, 2017
Los Angeles Dodgeres