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Over the years, over 170 young men who played for the Cougars at one time or another have reached the Major Leagues. While some earned the cliché "cup of coffee" before being sent back down to the minors, many have stayed in the big leagues and thrived to the point of becoming household names as Major League stars. Browse the list below and you'll find a Cougar has played for every team in the majors. Moreover, we're very proud to say the list includes more than a dozen Major League All-Stars (at least one former Cougar has been named a Major League All-Star in each season since 1997). You'll see Gold Glove Award winners, Rookie of the Year winners and postseason MVP award winners. The list even includes Miguel Cabrera, a Cougar from 2001 who won the American League Triple Crown while winning the league's MVP award in 2012 and 2013. If you have attended Kane County games over the years, chances are you can say "I saw him as a Cougar" about several of these big league stars.

# COUGARS ALUMNI KCC YEAR(S) POSITION  MLB TEAM(S) MLB YEAR(S)
171 Dawel Lugo 2015 P Detroit Tigers 2018
170 Murphy Smith 2009-2010 P Toronto Blue Jays 2018
169 Ryan Burr 2015-2017 P Chicago White Sox 2018
168 Touki Toussaint 2015 P Atlanta Braves 2018
167 Michael Perez 2015 P Tampa Bay Rays 2018
166 Jason Adam 2011 P Kansas City Royals 2018
165 Duane Underwood Jr. 2014 P Chicago Cubs 2018
164 David Bote 2013-14 3B Chicago Cubs 2018
163 Victor Reyes 2015 P Detroit Tigers 2018
162 Brad Keller 2015 P Kansas City Royals 2018
161 Jen-Ho Tseng 2014 P Chicago Cubs 2017
160 Gabriel Moya 2016 P Minnesota Twins 2017
159 Dillon Maples 2013 P Chicago Cubs 2017
158 Paul Blackburn 2014 P Oakland Athletics 2017
157 Ildemaro Vargas 2015 IF Arizona Diamondbacks  2017
156 Victor Caratini 2014 C Chicago Cubs 2017
155 Mark Zagunis 2014 OF Chicago Cubs 2017
154 Pierce Johnson 2013 P Chicago Cubs 2017
153 Jorge Bonifacio 2012 OF Kansas City Royals 2017
152 Daniel Vogelbach 2013 1B Seattle Mariners 2016
151 Juan Graterol 2011 C Los Angeles Angels 2016-17
150 Rob Zastryzny 2013 P Chicago Cubs 2016
149 Felix Pena 2013 P Chicago Cubs 2016
148 Steve Hathaway 2015 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2016
147 Brooks Pounders 2012 P Kansas City Royals 2016
        Los Angeles Angles 2017
146 Jeimer Candelario 2013-14 3B Chicago Cubs 2016
        Detroit Tigers 2017
145 Gerardo Concepcion 2014 P Chicago Cubs 2016
144 Willson Contreras 2013 C Chicago Cubs 2016
143 Albert Almora, Jr.  2013 OF Chicago Cubs 2016
142 Brett Eibner 2011 CF Kansas City Royals 2016
        Oakland Athletics 2016
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2017
141 Zac Curtis 2015 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2016
        Seattle Mariners 2017
        Philadelphia Phillies 2017
140 Andrew Triggs 2012 P Oakland Athletics 2016
139 Marco Hernandez 2013 SS Boston Red Sox  2016
138 Tim Melville 2012 P Cincinnati Reds 2016
        Minnesota Twins 2017
        San Diego Padres 2017
137 Scott Alexander 2012 P Kansas City Royals 2015-16
136 Zack Godley 2014 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2015
135 Cheslor Cuthbert 2011 3B Kansas City Royals 2015-16
134 Dusty Coleman 2009 IF Kansas City Royals 2015
        San Francisco Giants 2017
133 Kyle Schwarber 2014   Chicago Cubs 2015-16
132 Orlando Calixte 2011-12   Kansas City Royals 2015
131 Sugar Ray Marimon 2011 P Atlanta Braves 2015
130 Andrew McKirahan 2013 P Atlanta Braves 2015
129 Tyler Ladendorf 2009 IF Oakland Athletics 2015-16
128 Lane Adams 2011-12 OF Kansas City Royals 2014
128       Atlanta Braves 2017
127 Aaron Brooks 2012 P Kansas City Royals  2014-15
        Oakland Athletics 2015
126 Justin Marks 2010 P Kansas City Royals 2014
128       Tampa Bay Rays 2016-17
125 Bo Schultz 2010 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2014
        Toronto Blue Jays 2015
124 Yordano Ventura 2011 P Kansas City Royals 2013-16
123 Michael Choice 2010 OF Oakland A's 2013
        Texas Rangers 2014-15
122 Max Stassi 2013 C Houston Astros 2013-2016
121 Ian Krol 2010 P Washington Nationals 2013
        Detroit Tigers 2014-15
        Atlanta Braves 2016-17
120 Mickey Storey 2009 P Houston Astros 2012
        Toronto Blue Jays 2013
119 Dan Straily 2010 P Oakland A's 2012-14
        Chicago Cubs 2014
        Houston Astros 2015
        Cincinnati Reds 2016
118 Sean Doolittle 2001 P Oakland A's 2012-16
117 Pedro Figueroa 2009 P Oakland A's 2012-13
        Texas Rangers 2014
116 Corey Brown 2008 OF Washington Nationals 2011-13
        Boston Red Sox 2014
115 Andrew Carignan 2007 P Oakland A's 2011-12
114 Anthony Recker 2006 C Oakland A's 2011-12
        Chicago Cubs 2012
        New York Mets 2013-15
113 Justin Sellers  2006 SS Los Angeles Dodgers 2011-13
        Cleveland Indians 2014
112 Jemile Weeks 2008 2B Oakland Athletics 2011-13
        Baltimore Orioles 2014
        Boston Red Sox 2014-15
        San Diego Padres 2016
111 Sam Demel 2007 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2010-12
110 Tyson Ross 2008 P Oakland A's 2010-12
        San Diego Padres 2013-16
109 Henry Rodriguez 2007 P Oakland A's 2009-10
        Washington Nationals 2011-13
        Chicago Cubs 2013
        Miami Marlins 2014
108 Brad Kilby 1993 P Oakland A's 2009-10
107 Tommy Everidge 2005 1B Oakland A's 2009
106 Ryan Webb 2005 P San Diego Padres 2009-10
        Florida Marlins 2011
        Miami Marlins 2012-13
        Baltimore Orioles 2014
        Cleveland Indians 2015
        Tampa Bay Rays 2016
105 Vince Mazzaro 2006 P Oakland A's 200-10
        Kansas City Royals 2011-12
        Pittsburgh Pirates 2013-14
        Miami Marlins 2015
        San Francisco Giants 2016
104 Ronald Belisario 2002 P Los Angeles Dodgers 2009-13
        Chicago White Sox 2014
        Tampa Bay Rays 2015
103 Trevor Cahill 2007 P Oakland A's 2009-11
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2012-14
        Atlanta Braves 2015
        Chicago Cubs 2015-16
102 Andrew Bailey 2007 P Oakland A's 2009-11
        Boston Red Sox 2012-13
        New York Yankees 2015
        Philadelphia Phillies 2016
101 Jeff Baisley 2006 3B Oakland A's 2008
100 Jeff Gray 2006 P Oakland A's 2008-09
        Chicago Cubs 2010
        Chicago White Sox 2011
        Seattle Mariners 2011
        Minnesota Twins 2012
99 Cliff Pennington 2005 IF Oakland A's 2008-12
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2013-15
        Toronto Blue Jays 2015
        Los Angeles Angels 2016
98 John Baker 2003 C Florida Marlins 2008-11
        San Diego Padres 2012-13
        Chicago Cubs 2014
97 Gregorio Petit 2005 IF Oakland A's 2008-09
        Houston Astros 2014
        New York Yankees 2015
        Los Angeles Angels 2016
96 Bill Murphy 2003 P Arizona Diamondbacks 2007
        Toronto Blue Jays 2009
95 Jeff Bailey 1999   Boston Red Sox 2007-09
94 Kevin Melillo 2005   Oakland A's 2007
93 Marcus McBeth 2003, 2005 P Cincinnati Reds 2007
92 Connor Robertson 2005 P Oakland A's 2007
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2008
91 Dallas Braden 2004 P Oakland A's 2007-11
90 Dan Putnam 2004 OF Oakland A's 2007
89 Jared Burton 2003 P Cincinnati Reds 2007-11
        Minnesota Twins 2012-14
88 Travis Buck 2005 OF Oakland A's 2007-10
        Cleveland Indians 2011
        Houston Astros 2012
87 Brandon Harper 1998 C Washington Nationals 2006
86 Shane Komine 2003 P Oakland A's 2006-07
85 Jason Windsor 2004 P Oakland A's 2006
84 Jeff Fulchino 2002 P Florida Marlins 2006
        Kansas City Royals 2008
        Houston Astros 2009-11
        San Diego Padres 2011
83 Andre Ethier 2003 OF Los Angeles Dodgers 2006-2017
82 Eric Reed 2002 OF Florida Marlins 2006-07
81 Nelson Cruz 2003 OF Milwaukee Brewers 2005
        Texas Rangers 2006-13
        Baltimore Orioles 2014
        Seattle Mariners 2015-16
80 Josh Wilson 2000-01 IF Florida Marlins 2005
        Washington Nationals 2007
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2007
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2009, 2011, 2013
        San Diego Padres 2009
        Seattle Mariners 2009-10
        Milwaukee Brewers 2011
        Texas Rangers 2014
        Detroit Tigers 2015
79 Chip Ambres 2000-01 OF Kansas City Royals 2005
        New York Mets 2007
        San Diego Padres 2008
78 Kevin Hooper 2000-01 2B Detroit Tigers 2005-06
77 Randy Messenger 2001 P Florida Marlins 2005-07
        San Francisco Giants 2007
        Seattle Mariners 2008-09
76 Huston Street 2004 P Oakland A's 2005-08
        Colorado Rockies 2009-11
        San Diego Padres 2012-14
        Los Angeles Angels 2014-16
75 Joe Blanton 2003 P Oakland A's 2004-08
        Philadelphia Phillies 2008-12
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2012, 2016
        Los Angeles Angels 2013
        Kansas City Royals 2015
        Pittsburgh Pirates 2015
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2016
74 Santiago Casilla 2003-04 P Oakland A's 2004-09
        San Francisco Giants 2010-16
73 Matt Erickson 1998 IF Milwaukee Brewers 2004
72 Josh Willingham 2001 OF Florida Marlins 2004-08
        Washington Nationals 2009-10
        Oakland A's 2011
        Minnesota Twins 2012-14
        Kansas City Royals 2014
71 Chris Aguila 1999 OF Florida Marlins 2004-06
        New York Mets 2008
70 Matt Treanor 1999, 2001 C Florida Marlins 2004-08
        Detroit Tigers 2009
        Texas Rangers 2010
        Kansas City Royals 2011
        Texas Rangers 2011
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2012
69 Denny Bautista 2001 P Baltimore Orioles 2004
        Kansas City Royals 2004-06
        Colorado Rockies 2006-07
        Detroit Tigers 2008
        Pittsburgh Pirates 2008-09
        San Francisco Giants 2010
68 Adrian Gonzalez 2001 1B Texas Rangers 2004-05
        San Diego Padres 2006-10
        Boston Red Sox 2011-12
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2012-16
67 Miguel Cabrera 2001 IF Florida Marlins 2003-07
        Detroit Tigers 2008-16
66 Dontrelle Willis 2002 P Florida Marlins 2003-07
        Detroit Tigers 2008-10
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2010
        Cincinnati Reds 2011
65 Claudio Vargas 1999 P Montreal Expos 2003-04
        Washington Nationals 2005
        Arizona Diamondbacks 2005-06
        Milwaukee Brewers 2007, 2009-10
        New York Mets 2008
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2009
64 Nate Robertson 1999-2000 P Florida Marlins 2002, 2010
        Detroit Tigers 2010
        Philadelphia Phillies 2010
63 Jason Pearson 1998 P San Diego Padres 2002
        St. Louis Cardinals 2003
62 Hansel Izquierdo 2001 P Florida Marlins 2002
61 Luis Ugueto 2000 IF Seattle Mariners 2002-03
60 Kevin Olsen 1999 P Florida Marlins 2001-03
59 Josh Beckett 2000 P Florida Marlins 2001-05
        Boston Red Sox 2006-12
        Los Angeles Angels 2012-14
58 Blaine Neal 1999 P Florida Marlins 2001-03
        San Diego Padres 2004
        Boston Red Sox 2005
        Colorado Rockies 2005
57 Gary Knotts 1997-98 P Florida Marlins 2001-02
        Detroit Tigers 2003-04
56 Scott Podsednik 1997 OF Seattle Mariners 2001-02
        Milwaukee Brewers 2003-04
        Chicago White Sox 2005-07, 2009
        Colorado Rockies 2008
        Kansas City Royals 2010
        Los Angeles Dodgers 2010
        Boston Red Sox 2012
55 Nate Rolison 1996 1B Florida Marlins 2000
54 Ross Gload 1998   Chicago Cubs 2000
        Colorado Rockies 2002
        Chicago White Sox 2004-06
        Kansas City Royals 2007-08
        Florida Marlins 2009
        Philadelphia Phillies 2010-11
53 B.J. Waszgis 1992 C Texas Rangers 2000
52 Julio Ramirez 1997 OF Florida Marlins 1999
        Chicago White Sox 2001
        Anaheim Angels 2002-03
        San Francisco Giants 2005
51 Michael Tejera 1998 P Florida Marlins 1999-2004
        Texas Rangers 2004-05
50 A.J. Burrnett 1998 P Florida Marlins 1999-2005
        Toronto Blue Jays 2006-08
        New York Yankees 2009-11
        Pittsburgh Pirates 2012-15
49 Hector Almonte 1997-98 P Florida Marlins 1999
        Boston Red Sox 2003
        Montreal Expos 2003
48 Chris Clapinski 1993 IF Flordia Marlins 1999-2000
47 Amaury Garcia 1995-96 IF Florida Marlins 1999
46 Brent Billingsley 1997 P Florida Marlins 1999
45 Roosevelt Brown 1996-97 OF Chicago Cubs 1999-2002
44 Mike Duvall 1996 P Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998-2000
        Minnesota Twins 2001
43 Vladimir Nunez 2001 P Arizona Diamondbacks 1998-99
        Florida Marlins 1999-2003
        Atlanta Braves 2008-09
42 Alex Gonzalez 1996 SS Florida Marlins 1998-2005
        Boston Red Sox 2006, 2009
        Cincinnati Reds 2007, 2009
        Toronto Blue Jays 2010
        Atlanta Braves 2010-11
        Milwaukee Brewers 2012-13
        Detroit Tigers 2014
41 Bryan Ward 1994 P Chicago White Sox 1998-99
        Philadelphia Phillies 2000
        Anaheim Angels 2000
40 Mike Redmond 1993-94 C Florida Marlins 1998-2004
        Minnesota Twins 2005-09
        Cleveland Indians 2010
39 Ryan Dempster 1996 P Florida Marlins 1998-2002
        Cincinnati Reds 2002-2003
        Chicago Cubs 2004-12
        Texas Rangers 2012
        Boston Red Sox 2013
38 Scott McClain 1991 IF Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998
        Chicago Cubs 2005
        San Francisco Giants 2007-08
37 Randy Winn  1996 CF Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998-2002
        Seattle Mariners 2003-05
        San Francisco Giants 2005-09
        New York Yankees 2010
        St. Louis Cardinals 2010
36 John Roskos 1995   Florida Marlins 1998-99
        San Diego Padres 2000
35 Kevin Millar 1994 1B Florida Marlins 1998-2002
        Boston Red Sox  2003-05
        Baltimore Orioles 2006-08
        Toronto Blue Jays 2009
34 Brian Meadows 1995 P Florida Marlins 1998-99
        San Diego Padres 2000
        Kansas City Royals 2000-01
        Pittsburgh Pirates 2002-05
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2006
33 Dave Berg 1994 IF Florida Marlins 1998-2001
        Toronto Blue Jays 2002-04
32 Gabe Gonzalez 1995 P Florida Marlins 1998
31 Vic Darensbourg 1993 P Florida Marlins 1998-2002
        Colorado Rockies 2003
        Montreal Expos 2003
        Chicago White Sox 2004
        New York Mets 2004
        Detroit Tigers 2005
30 Ryan Jackson 1995   Florida Marlins 1998
        Seattle Mariners 1999
        Detroit Tigers 2001-02
29 Mark Kotsay 1996 OF Florida Marlins 1997-2000
        San Diego Padres 2001-03, 2012-13
        Oakland A's 2004-07
        Atlanta Braves 2008
        Boston Red Sox 2008-09
        Chicago White Sox 2009-10
        Milwaukee Brewers 2012-14
28 Matt Whisenant  1993 P Florida Marlins 1997
        Kansas City Royals 1997-99
        San Diego Padres 1999-2000
27 Antonio Alfonseca 1994 P Florida Marlins 1997-2001
        Chicago Cubs 2002-03
        Atlanta Braves 2004
        Florida Marlins 2005
        Texas Rangers 2006
        Philadelphia Phillies 2007
26 Todd Dunwoody 1994-95 OF Florida Marlins 1997-99
        Kansas City Royals 2000
        Chicago Cubs 2001
        Cleveland Indians 2002
25 Tony Saunders 1993 P Florida Marlins 1997
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998-99
        Florida Marlins 1996-98
24 Will Cunnane 1994 P San Deigo Padres 1997-2000
        Milwaukee Brewers 2001
        Chicago Cubs 2002
        Atlanta Braves 2003-04
23 Tom Martin 1991 P Houston Astros 1997
        Cleveland Indians 1998-2000
        New York Mets 2001
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2002
        Los Angeles Angels 2003-04
        Atlanta Braves 2004-05
        Colorado Rockies 2006-07
22 Andy Larkin 1994 P Florida Marlins 1996, 1998
        Cincinnati Reds 2000
        Kansas City Royals 2000
21 Josh Booty 1995-96 3B Florida Marlins 1996-98
20 Felix Heredia 1994 P Florida Marlins 1996-98
        Chicago Cubs 1998-2001
        Toronto Blue Jays 2002
        Cincinnati Reds 2003
      New York Yankees 2003-04
        New York Mets 2005
19 Luis Castillo 1995 2B Florida Marlins 1996-2005
        Minnesota Twins 2006-07
        New York Mets 2007-10
18 Billy McMillon 1994 OF Florida Marlins 1996-97
        Philadelphia Phillies 1997
        Detroit Tigers 2000-01
        Oakland A's 2001, 2003-04
17 Bobby Chouinard 1991-92 P Oakland A's 1996
        Milwaukee Brewers 1998
        Arizona Diamondbacks 1998-99
        Colorado Rockies 2000-01
16 Ralph Milliard 1994 IF Florida Marlins 1996-97
        New York Mets 1998
15 Edgar Renteria 1993 SS Florida Marlins 1996-98
        St. Louis Cardinals 1999-2004
        Boston Red Sox 2005
        Atlanta Braves 2006-07
        Detroit Tigers 2008
        San Francisco Giants 2009-10
        Cincinnati Reds 2011
14 Alex Ochoa 1992 OF New York Mets 1995-97
        Minnesota Twins 1998
        Milwaukee Brewers 1999, 2002
        Cincinnati Reds 2000-01
        Colorado Rockies 2001
        Anaheim Angels 2002
13 Jimmy Hayes 1992 P Baltimore Orioles 1995-96
        Oakland A's 1997-99
        Milwaukee Brewers 2000-01
        Cincinnati Reds 2002-04
12 Marc Valdes 1994 P Florida Marlins 1995-96
        Montreal Expos 1997-98
        Houston Astros 2000
        Atlanta Braves 2001
11 Jim Dedrick 1991 P Baltimore Orioles 1995
10 Joe Borowski 1991 P Baltimore Orioles 1995
        Atlanta Braves 1996-97
        New York Yankees 1997-98
        Chicago Cubs 2001-05
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2005
        Florida Marlins 2006
        Cleveland Indians 2007-08
9 Rick Krivda 1992 P Baltimore Orioles 1995-97
        Cleveland Indians 1998
        Cincinnati Reds 1998
8 Gregg Zaun  1991 C Baltimore Orioles 1995-96
        Florida Marlins 1996-98
        Texas Rangers 1999
        Kansas City Royals 2000-01
        Houston Astros 2002-03
        Colorado Rockies 2003
        Toronto Blue Jays 2004-08
        Baltimore Orioles 2009
        Tampa Bay Rays 2009
        Milwaukee Brewers 2010
7 Curtis Goodwin 1992 OF Baltimore Orioles 1995
        Cincinnati Reds 1996-97
        Colorado Rockies 1998
        Chicago Cubs 1999
        Toronto Blue Jays 1999
6 Vaughn Eshelman  1991 P Boston Red Sox 1995-97
5 Scott Klingenbeck 1992 P Baltimore Orioles 1994-95
        Minnesota Twins 1995-96
        Cincinnati Reds 1998
4 Jose Mercedes 1992 P Milwaukee Brewers 1994-98
        Baltimore Orioles 2000-01
        Montreal Expos 2003
3 Charles Johnson 1993 C Florida Marlins 1994-98, 2001-02
        Los Angeles Angels 1998
        Baltimore Orioles 1999-2000
        Chicago White Sox 2000
        Colorado Rockies 2003-04
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays  2005
2 Hector Carrasco 1993 P Cincinnati Reds 1994-97
        Kansas City Royals 1997
        Minnesota Twins 1998-2000, 2001
        Boston Red Sox  2000
        Baltimore Orioles 2003
        Washington Nationals 2005
        Los Angeles Angels 2006-07
1 Brad Pennington  1991 P Baltimore Orioles 1993-95
        Cincinnati Reds 1995
        California Angels 1996
        Boston Red Sox 1996
        Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998