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Winston-Salem's Major League success

 

The Winston-Salem franchise has produced many notable Major Leaguers since joining the Carolina League as a charter member in 1945. A total of 355 players have reached MLB after making a stop in Winston-Salem during their Minor League careers.

Since becoming the Dash prior to the 2009 season, Winston-Salem has added 47 players to this list, including the likes of Tim Anderson, Carlos Rodon and Chris Sale. Here is a full list of Dash alumni who became big leaguers:

INF Tim Anderson (2014) - debuted June 10, 2016 (White Sox)
RHP Dylan Axelrod (2010) - debuted September 7, 2011 (White Sox)
RHP Chris Bassitt (2011-13) - debuted August 30, 2014 (White Sox)
LHP Aaron Bummer (2016-17) - debuted July 27, 2017 (White Sox)
RHP Chris Beck (2013) - debuted May 28, 2015 (White Sox)
OF Jason Coats (2014) - debuted June 4, 2016 (White Sox)
OF Jordan Danks (2009) - debuted June 7, 2012 (White Sox)
RHP Tyler Danish (2014) - debuted June 11, 2016 (White Sox)
OF Adam Engel (2014) - debuted May 27, 2017 (White Sox)
INF Eduardo Escobar (2010) - debuted September 2, 2011 (White Sox)
LHP Jace Fry (2015) - debuted September 5, 2017 (White Sox)
RHP Carson Fulmer (2015) - debuted July 17, 2016 (White Sox)
RHP Brad Goldberg (2013-15) - debuted June 3, 2017 (White Sox)
C Miguel Gonzalez (2012) - debuted September 10, 2013 (White Sox)
RHP Daniel Hudson (2009) - debuted September 4, 2009 (White Sox)
RHP Gregory Infante (2009-10) - debuted September 7, 2010 (White Sox)
RHP Myles Jaye (2013-14) - debuted September 2, 2017 (Tigers)
RHP Erik Johnson (2012) - debuted September 4, 2013 (White Sox)
INF Micah Johnson (2013) - debuted April 6, 2015 (White Sox)
RHP Nate Jones (2008-10) - debuted April 8, 2012 (White Sox)
LHP Charlie Leesman (2010) - debuted August 9, 2013 (White Sox)
C Mike Marjama (2014) - debuted September 3, 2017 (Mariners)
OF Jose Martinez (2010-11) - debuted September 6, 2016 (Cardinals)
OF Jacob May (2014) - debuted April 4, 2017 (White Sox)
RHP Frankie Montas (2014) - debuted September 2, 2015 (White Sox)
INF Brent Morel (2009) - debuted September 7, 2010 (White Sox)
C Omar Narvaez (2014-15) - debuted July 17, 2016 (White Sox)
RHP Jake Petricka (2011-12) - debuted August 22, 2013 (White Sox)
C Josh Phegley (2010) - debuted July 5, 2013 (White Sox)
RHP Addison Reed (2011) - debuted September 4, 2011 (White Sox)
RHP Andre Rienzo (2011-12) - debuted July 30, 2013 (White Sox)
LHP Carlos Rodon (2014) - debuted April 21, 2015 (White Sox)
INF Tyler Saladino (2011) - debuted July 10, 2015 (White Sox)
LHP Chris Sale (2010) - debuted August 6, 2010 (White Sox)
INF Carlos Sanchez (2012) - debuted July 13, 2014 (White Sox)
LHP Hector Santiago (2008-10) - debuted July 6, 2011 (White Sox)
RHP Sergio Santos (2009) - debuted April 8, 2010 (White Sox)
INF Marcus Semien (2012) - debuted September 4, 2013 (White Sox)
C Kevan Smith (2012-13) - debuted September 1, 2016 (White Sox)
LHP Scott Snodgress (2012) - debuted September 3, 2014 (White Sox)
RHP Miguel Socolovich (2009) - debuted July 14, 2012 (Orioles)
RHP Taylor Thompson (2010-12) - debuted July 20, 2014 (White Sox)
OF Trayce Thompson (2012) - debuted August 4, 2015 (White Sox)
RHP Daniel Webb (2013) - debuted September 4, 2013 (White Sox)
RHP J.B. Wendelken (2014) - debuted May 8, 2016 (Athletics)
INF Andy Wilkins (2011) - debuted August 31, 2014 (White Sox)
RHP Michael Ynoa (2015) - debuted June 14, 2016 (White Sox)

In addition to these recent promotions, the Winston-Salem organization has produced 42 MLB All-Stars:

RHP Don Aase (1974) - 1986 (Orioles)
INF Mike Andrews (1963) - 1969 (Red Sox)
INF Don Blasingame (1953) - 1958 (Cardinals)
INF Wade Boggs* (1977) - 1985-92 (Red Sox); 1993-96 (Yankees)
INF Aaron Boone (1995) - 2003 (Reds)
LHP Ken Brett (1967) - 1974 (Pirates)
INF Rick Burleson (1971) - 1977-79 (Red Sox); 1981 (Angels)
INF Cecil Cooper (1971) - 1979-80; 1982-83; 1985 (Brewers)
INF Joe Crede (1998) - 2008 (White Sox)
INF/OF Joe Cunningham - 1959 (Cardinals)
C Bo Diaz (1975) - 1981 (Indians); 1987 (Reds)
RHP Brendan Donnelly (1995) - 2003 (Angels)
OF Dwight Evans (1971) - 1978; 1981; 1987 (Red Sox)
RHP Jon Garland (1999) - 2005 (White Sox)
C Joe Girardi (1987) - 2000 (Cubs)
LHP Gio Gonzalez (2005) - 2011 (Athletics); 2012 (Nationals)
OF Mike Greenwell (1983-84) - 1988-89 (Red Sox)
LHP Harvey Haddix (1947) - 1953-55 (Cardinals)
INF/OF Jim Hickman (1958) - 1970 (Cubs)
INF Ray Jablonski (1951) - 1954 (Cardinals)
RHP Bobby Jenks (2008, rehab) - 2006-07 (White Sox)
LHP Bill Lee (1968) - 1973 (Red Sox)
OF Carlos Lee (1997) - 2005-06 (Brewers); 2007 (Astros)
RHP Jim Lonborg (1964) - 1967 (Red Sox)
LHP Sparky Lyle^ (1965) - 1973; 1976-77 (Yankees)
RHP Lynn McGlothen (1970) - 1974 (Cardinals)
RHP Stu Miller (1951) - 1961 (Giants)
LHP Wilmer Mizell (1950) - 1959 (Cardinals)
C Jerry Moses (1965) - 1970 (Red Sox)
LHP Jamie Moyer (1985) - 2003 (Mariners)
INF Rico Petrocelli (1962) - 1967; 1969 (Red Sox)
OF Rip Repulski (1949) - 1956 (Red Sox)
C Aaron Robinson (1955) - 1947 (Yankees)
OF Aaron Rowand (1999) - 2007 (Phillies)
LHP Chris Sale (2010) - 2012-16 (White Sox)
LHP Hector Santiago (2009-11) - 2015 (Angels)
INF George Scott (1964) - 1966; 1977 (Red Sox); 1975 (Brewers)
RHP Heathcliff Slocumb (1987-88) - 1995 (Phillies)
INF/OF Lee Thomas (1956) - 1962 (Angels)
RHP Steve Trachsel (1991) - 1996 (Cubs)
C Ernie Whitt (1973) - 1985 (Blue Jays)
LHP Wilbur Wood (1961) - 1971-72; 1974 (White Sox)
* - 2005 Hall of Fame inductee / ^ - 1977 A.L. Cy Young Award winner

Seven former Winston-Salem players have become managers in the Major Leagues:

Joe Girardi (1987) - 2006 (Marlins); 2008-present (Yankees)
Butch Hobson (1973-74) - 1992-94 (Red Sox)
Brandon Hyde (2000) - 2011 (Marlins)
Jack Krol (1957) - 1978; 1980 (Cardinals)
Mel McGaha (1948) - 1962 (Indians); 1964-65 (KC Athletics)
Paul Owens (1952) - 1972; 1983-84 (Phillies)
Earl Weaver@ (1950) - 1968-82; 1985-86 (Orioles)
@ - 1996 Hall of Fame inductee as a manager