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The Future Starts Here

Since 2007, Burlington, North Carolina has become a starting point from some prime talent in the Kansas City Royals organization. Fans have seen the 2015 World Series MVP Salvador Perez, and caught a glimpse of Wil Myers. The list that follows represents the players that have played at Burlington Athletic Stadium and made it to the top level of professional baseball, the Major Leagues.

Kansas City Royals Organization (2007-Present) 

David Lough

2007

September 1, 2012

Kansas City

Salvador Perez

2008

August 10, 2011

Kansas City

Kelvin Herrera

2008

September 21, 2011

Kansas City

Sugar Ray Marimon

2008

April 14, 2015

Atlanta

Wil Myers

2009

June 18, 2013

Tampa Bay

Ryan Dennick

2009

September 2, 2014

Cincinnati

John Lamb

2009

August 14, 2015

Cincinnati

Lane Adams

2011

September 1, 2015

Kansas City

Terrance Gore

2012

September 2, 2014

Kansas City

Daniel Stumpf

2012

April 7, 2016

Philadelphia

Juan Graterol

2007

July 18, 2016

Los Angeles (AL)

Buddy Baumann

2009

July 16, 2016

San Diego

Kevin McCarthy

2013

September 9, 2016

Kansas City

Jake Junis

2012

April 12, 2017

Kansas City

Jorge Bonifacio

2011

April 21, 2017

Kansas City

Ramon Torres

2013

June 7, 2017

Kansas City

Cam Gallagher

2012

August 6, 2017

Kansas City

Andres Machado

2013-14

September 2, 2017

Kansas City

Luis Santos

2013

September 2, 2017

Toronto

Meibrys Viloria

2014-15

September 2, 2018

Kansas City

Name

With Burlington

MLB Debut

Debut Team

 

Cleveland Indians Organization (1986-2006) 

Mike Walker

1986

September 9, 1988

Cleveland

Rudy Seanez

1986

September 7, 1989

Cleveland

Steve Olin

1987

July 29, 1989

Cleveland

Beau Allred

1987

September 7, 1989

Cleveland

Kevin Bearse

1987

April 15, 1990

Cleveland

Tom Kramer

1987

September 12, 1991

Cleveland

Troy Neel

1987

May 30, 1992

Oakland

Mark Lewis

1988

April 26, 1991

Cleveland

Doug Piatt

1988

June 11, 1991

Montreal

Jeff Mutis

1988

June 15, 1991

Cleveland

Garland Kiser

1988

September 9, 1991

Cleveland

Brett Merriman

1988

April 8, 1993

Minnesota

Greg McMichael

1988

April 12, 1993

Atlanta

Jesse Levis

1989

April 24, 1992

Cleveland

Roberto Rivera

1989

September 3, 1995

Chicago (NL)

Brian Giles

1989

September 16, 1995

Cleveland

Robert Person

1989

September 18, 1995

New York (NL)

Jim Thome

1990

September 4, 1991

Cleveland

Dave Mlicki

1990

September 12, 1992

Cleveland

Alan Embree

1990

September 15, 1992

Cleveland

Darrell Whitmore

1990

June 25, 1993

Florida

David Bell

1990

May 3, 1995

Cleveland

Jason Hardtke

1990

September 8, 1996

New York (NL)

Steve Gajkowski

1990

May 25, 1998

Seattle

Albie Lopez

1991

July 6, 1993

Cleveland

Manny Ramirez

1991

September 2, 1993

Cleveland

Carlos Crawford

1991

June 7, 1996

Philadelphia

Pep Haris

1991

August 14, 1996

California

Fernando Hernandez

1991

April 3, 1997

Detroit

Julian Tavarez

1992

August 7, 1993

Cleveland

Einar Diaz

1992-1993

September 9, 1996

Cleveland

Damian Jackson

1992

September 12, 1996

Cleveland

Jose Cabrera

1992

July 15, 1997

Houston

Mitch Meluskey

1992

August 30, 1998

Houston

Mike Matthews

1992

May 31, 2000

St. Louis

Steve Kline

1993

April 2, 1997

Cleveland

Richie Sexson

1993

September 14, 1997

Cleveland

Alex Ramirez

1993

September 19, 1998

Cleveland

Jaret Wright

1994

June 24, 1997

Cleveland

Bartolo Colon

1994

April 4, 1997

Cleveland

Russell Branyan

1994

September 26, 1998

Cleveland

Chan Perry

1994

August 5, 2000

Cleveland

Willie Martinez

1995

June 14, 2000

Cleveland

Mike Glavine

1995

September 4, 2003

New York (NL)

Mike Edwards

1995/1996/1997

September 20, 2003

Oakland

Sean DePaula

1996

August 31, 1999

Cleveland

Mike Bacsik

1996

August 5, 2001

Cleveland

Joe Horgan

1996

June 12, 2004

Montreal

Tim Drew

1997

May 24, 2000

Cleveland

CC Sabathia

1998

April 8, 2001

Cleveland

Matt White

1998

May 27, 2003

Boston

Maicer Izturis

1998

August 27, 2004

Montreal

Carl Sadler

1999

July 31, 2002

Cleveland

Kyle Denney

1999

September 14, 2004

Cleveland

Jason Davis

2000

September 9, 2002

Cleveland

Hector Luna

2000

April 8, 2004

St. Louis

Fernando Cabrera

2000

August 20, 2004

Cleveland

Willy Taveras

2000

September 6, 2004

Houston

Derek Thompson

2000

May 28, 2005

Los Angeles (NL)

Lee Gronkiewicz

2001

June 19, 2007

Toronto

Ivan Ochoa

2001

July 12, 2008

San Francisco

JD Martin

2001

July 20, 2009

Washington

Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona)

2002

April 15, 2006

Cleveland

Juan Lara

2002

September 8, 2006

Cleveland

Eider Torres

2002

April 26, 2008

Baltimore

Rafael Perez

2003

April 20, 2006

Cleveland

Edward Mujica

2003

June 21, 2006

Cleveland

Aaron Laffey

2003

August 4, 2007

Cleveland

Argenis Reyes

2003

July 3, 2008

New York (NL)

Armando Gabino

2004

August 25, 2009

Minnesota

Niuman Romero

2005

September 8, 2009

Cleveland

Jerad Head

2006

August 28, 2011

Cleveland

Chris Archer

2006

June 20, 2012

Tampa Bay

Carlos Rivero

2006

August 29, 2014

Boston

Name

With Burlington

MLB Debut

Debut Team