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184 MLB Debuts & Counting!

From notable players who made their way in the early 2000s, to more recent debuts, the Pelicans have been a home to exceptional talent throughout the club's 22 years in Myrtle Beach. This list includes players' MLB Debut date and team, and their years spent with the Pelicans.

*Player did not return to MLB after playing in Myrtle Beach

**Player debuted in MLB prior to playing in Myrtle Beach but returned to big leagues

***MLB rehab assignment

1987-1999 Debuts

Player Years with MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Tom Glavine (P)*** 2008 8/17/1987 Atlanta Braves
Steve Avery (P)** 2000 6/13/1990 Atlanta Braves
Mike Hampton (P)*** 2008 4/17/1993 Seattle Mariners
Brad Clontz (P)* 2001 4/26/1995 Atlanta Braves
Mark DeRosa (IF)*** 2002 9/2/1998 Atlanta Braves
Joe Winkelsas (P)** 2001 4/10/1999 Atlanta Braves
Tim Hudson (P)*** 2009 6/8/1999 Oakland Athletics
David Cortes (P)** 2001 8/30/1999 Atlanta Braves

2000 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Rafael Furcal (IF) 1999 4/4/2000 Atlanta Braves
Luis Rivera (P) 1999 4/4/2000 Atlanta Braves
Dewayne Wise (OF)** 2004 4/6/2000 Toronto Blue Jays
Jason Marquis (P) 1999 6/6/2000 Atlanta Braves
Joey Nation (P) 1999 9/23/2000 Chicago Cubs

2001 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Marcus Giles (IF) 1999, 2004*** 4/17/2001 Atlanta Braves
Jimmy Osting (P) 2000 5/2/2001 San Diego Padres
Ryan Drese (P)* 2007 7/29/2001 Cleveland Indians
Cory Aldridge (OF) 2000 9/5/2001 Atlanta Braves
Tim Spooneybarger (P) 2000 9/5/2001 Atlanta Braves
Brad Voyles (P) 1999-2001 9/8/2001 Kansas City Royals
Wilson Betemit (IF) 2001 9/18/2001 Atlanta Braves
Steve Torrealba (C) 1999-2000 10/6/2001 Atlanta Braves
Scott Sobkowiak (P) 1999, 2002 10/7/2001 Atlanta Braves

2002 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
John Ennis (P) 2001 4/10/2002 Atlanta Braves
Jung Bong (P) 2000-2001 4/23/2002 Atlanta Braves
John Foster (P) 2000 4/24/2002 Atlanta Braves
Ryan Langerhans (OF) 2000-2001 4/28/2002 Atlanta Braves
Jason Shiell (P) 1999 9/8/2002 San Diego Padres
Trey Hodges (P) 2001 9/10/2002 Atlanta Braves
Joe Dawley (P) 2001 9/29/2002 Atlanta Braves
Ben Kozlowski (P) 2001-2002 11/19/2002 Texas Rangers

2003 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Horacio Ramirez (P) 2000 4/3/2003 Atlanta Braves
Mike Hessman (IF) 1999 8/22/2003 Atlanta Braves
Matt Belisle (P) 2000 9/7/2003 Cincinnati Reds

2004 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Jeff Bennett (P)*** 2008 4/6/2004 Milwaukee Brewers
Adam LaRoche (IF) 2001-2002 4/7/2004 Atlanta Braves
Scott Proctor (P) 2010*** 4/20/2004 New York Yankees
Nick Green (IF) 2000-2001 5/15/2004 Atlanta Braves
Ramon Castro (UTIL) 2000 6/21/2004 Oakland Athletics
Chuck Thomas (OF) 2001-2003 6/23/2004 Atlanta Braves
Roman Colon (P) 2002 8/21/2004 Atlanta Braves
Jose Capellan (P) 2004 9/12/2004 Atlanta Braves
Dan Meyer (P) 2003 9/14/2004 Atlanta Braves

2005 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Peterson T. Orr (UTIL IF) 2001-2002 4/5/2005 Atlanta Braves
Kyle Davies (P) 2004 5/21/2005 Atlanta Braves
Brayan Pena (C) 2002-2003 5/23/2005 Atlanta Braves
Kelly Johnson (IF) 2002 5/29/2005 Atlanta Braves
Macay McBride (P) 2003 6/6/2005 Atlanta Braves
Andy Marte (IF) 2003 6/7/2005 Atlanta Braves
Brian McCann (C) 2004, 2009*** 6/10/2005 Atlanta Braves
Blaine Boyer (P) 2004 6/12/2005 Atlanta Braves
Jeff Francoeur (OF) 2004 7/7/2005 Atlanta Braves
Adam Stern (OF) 2002-2003 7/7/2005 Boston Red Sox
Joey Devine (P) 2005-2006 8/20/2005 Atlanta Braves
Anthony Lerew (P) 2004 9/4/2005 Atlanta Braves
Chris Denorfia (IF)*** 2015 9/7/2005 Cincinnati Reds
Adam Wainwright (P) 2002 9/11/2005 St. Louis Cardinals
Chuck James (P) 2005 9/28/2005 Atlanta Braves

2006 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Tony Pena Jr. (IF) 2003 4/13/2006 Atlanta Braves
Martin Prado (IF) 2005 4/23/2006 Atlanta Braves
Zach Miner (P) 2003 6/4/2006 Detroit Tigers
Scott Thorman (IF) 2003-2004 6/18/2006 Atlanta Braves
Kevin Barry (P) 2002 6/26/2006 Atlanta Braves
Winston Abreu (P) 1999 8/6/2006 Baltimore Orioles

2007 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Sean White (P) 2004-2005 4/4/2007 Seattle Mariners
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C) 2005 5/2/2007 Atlanta Braves
Jo-Jo Reyes (P) 2006 7/7/2007 Atlanta Braves
Luis Hernandez (IF) 2004 7/8/2007 Baltimore Orioles
Jose Ascanio (P) 2005-2006 7/13/2007 Atlanta Braves
Manny Acosta (P) 2003-2005 8/12/2007 Atlanta Braves
William Collazo (P) 2003 9/5/2007 New York Mets
Clint Sammons (C) 2006-2007 9/12/2007 Atlanta Braves
Brandon Jones (OF) 2005-2006 9/16/2007 Atlanta Braves

2008 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Gregor Blanco (OF) 2003-2004 3/30/2008 Atlanta Braves
Charlie Morton (P) 2006 6/14/2008 Atlanta Braves
Matt Harrison (P) 2006 7/8/2008 Texas Rangers
Chris Waters (P) 2002-2005 8/5/2008 Baltimore Orioles
James Parr (P) 2006-2007 9/4/2008 Atlanta Braves

2009 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Jordan Schafer (OF) 2007-2008 4/5/2009 Atlanta Braves
Elvis Andrus (IF) 2007 4/6/2009 Texas Rangers
Diory Hernandez (IF) 2005-2007 5/21/2009 Atlanta Braves
Kris Medlen (P) 2007 5/21/2009 Atlanta Braves
Tommy Hanson (P) 2007-2008 6/7/2009 Atlanta Braves
Barbaro Canizares (IF/OF) 2006 6/11/2009 Atlanta Braves
Tyler Flowers (C) 2008 9/3/2009 Chicago White Sox

2010 Debuts

Player Year(s) with MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Jason Heyward (OF) 2008-2009 4/5/2010 Atlanta Braves
Jonny Venters (P) 2007-2008 4/17/2010 Atlanta Braves
Luis Atilano (P) 2006 4/23/2010 Washington Nationals
Brandon Hicks (IF) 2008 5/5/2010 Atlanta Braves
Craig Kimbrel (P) 2008-2009 5/7/2010 Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman (IF) 2009 9/1/2010 Atlanta Braves
Brandon Beachy (P) 2009 9/20/2010 Atlanta Braves
J.C. Boscan (C) 2001-2003 10/1/2010 Atlanta Braves

2011 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Matt Young (OF) 2006-2007 4/3/2011 Atlanta Braves
Cory Gearrin (P) 2008-2009 4/25/2011 Atlanta Braves
Julio Teheran (P) 2010 5/7/2011 Atlanta Braves
Randall Delgado (P) 2010 6/17/2011 Atlanta Braves
Scott Diamond (P) 2008 7/18/2011 Minnesota Twins
Arodys Vizcaino (P) 2010 8/10/2011 Atlanta Braves
Juan Abreu (P) 2010 8/29/2011 Houston Astros
Jeff Locke (P) 2009 9/10/2011 Pittsburgh Pirates

2012 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Robbie Ross (P) 2011 4/8/2012 Texas Rangers
Joe Wieland (P) 2011 4/14/2012 San Diego Padres
J.J. Hoover (P) 2009-2010 4/25/2012 Cincinnati Reds
Gorkys Hernandez (OF) 2008 5/21/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Justin Grimm (P) 2011 6/16/2012 Texas Rangers
Luis Avilan (P) 2010 7/14/2012 Atlanta Braves
Mike Olt (IF) 2011 8/2/2012 Texas Rangers
Deunte Heath (P) 2007-2008 9/1/2012 Chicago White Sox
Jaye Chapman (P) 2008-2010 9/4/2012 Chicago Cubs
Wilmer Font (P) 2012 9/18/2012 Texas Rangers
Christian Villanueva (IF) 2012 9/18/2012 San Diego Padres

2013 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Joesph Ortiz (P) 2011 3/31/2013 Texas Rangers
Leury Garcia (IF) 2011 4/6/2013 Texas Rangers
Paul Clemens (P) 2010 4/9/2013 Houston Astros
Nick Tepesch (P) 2012 4/9/2013 Texas Rangers
Brett Oberholtzer (P) 2010 4/21/2013 Houston Astros
Robbie Erlin (P) 2011 4/30/2013 San Diego Padres
Cory Rasmus (P) 2010 5/22/2013 Atlanta Braves
Jesus Sucre (C) 2009-2010 5/24/2013 Seattle Mariners
Chris McGuiness (IF) 2011 6/7/2013 Texas Rangers
Zeke Spruill (P) 2010 6/21/2013 Arizona Diamondbacks
Philip Gosselin (IF/OF) 2010 8/16/2013 Atlanta Braves

2014 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Nick Martinez (P) 2013 4/5/2014 Texas Rangers
Luis Sardinas (SS) 2013 4/20/2014 Texas Rangers
Neil Ramirez (P) 2011 4/25/2014 Chicago Cubs
Rougned Odor (2B) 2013 5/8/2014 Texas Rangers
Ben Rowen (P) 2012 6/15/2014 Texas Rangers
Roman Mendez (P) 2012 7/8/2014 Texas Rangers
Kyle Hendricks (P) 2012 7/10/2014 Chicago Cubs
Matt West (P) 2011-2012 7/10/2014 Texas Rangers
Phil Klein (P) 2012-2013 8/1/2014 Texas Rangers
Alexander Claudio (P) 2014 8/13/2014 Texas Rangers
Jon Edwards (P) 2012-2013 8/15/2014 Texas Rangers
Tomas Telis (C) 2012 8/25/2014 Texas Rangers
Jorge Soler (OF)*** 2015 8/27/2014 Chicago Cubs
Erik Cordier (P) 2009 9/3/2014 San Francisco Giants

2015 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Odubel Herrera (OF) 2012-2014 4/6/2015 Philadelphia Phillies
Keone Kela (P) 2014 4/7/2015 Texas Rangers
Hanser Alberto (IF) 2012-2014 5/29/2015 Texas Rangers
Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez (P) 2013-2014 5/30/2015 Texas Rangers
Joey Gallo (IF/OF) 2014 6/2/2015 Texas Rangers
Michael Broadway (P) 2008-2009 6/13/2015 San Francisco Giants
Victor Caratini (C) 2015 6/28/2015 Chicago Cubs
Ryan Kelly (P) 2011 6/30/2015 Atlanta Braves
Ryan Strausborger (OF) 2011 8/5/2015 Texas Rangers
Jerad Eickhoff (P) 2013 8/21/2015 Philadelphia Phillies
Alec Asher (P) 2013 8/30/2015 Philadelphia Phillies
Andrew Faulkner (P) 2014 8/31/2015 Texas Rangers
Luke Jackson (P) 2012-2013 9/4/2015 Texas Rangers

2016 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Brett Nicholas (C/1B) 2011-2012 4/11/2016 Texas Rangers
Cody Ege (P) 2013-2014 4/23/2016 Seattle Mariners
Wilfredo Boscan (P) 2011 5/19/2016 Pittsburgh Pirates
Jared Hoying (OF) 2011-2012 5/23/2016 Texas Rangers
Willson Contreras (C)*** 2017 6/17/2016 Chicago Cubs
Gerardo Concepcion (P) 2015 6/21/2016 Chicago Cubs
Jeimer Candelario (IF) 2015 7/3/2016 Chicago Cubs
Jose Leclerc (P) 2014 7/6/2016 Texas Rangers
Jorge Alfaro (C) 2013-2014 9/12/2016 Philadelphia Phillies

2017 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Drew Robinson (IF/OF) 2013 4/5/2017 Texas Rangers
Christpher Bostick (IF/OF) 2014 5/7/2017 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chad Bell (P) 2011-2012, 2014 5/10/2017 Detroit Tigers
Ian Happ (IF/OF) 2016 5/13/2017 Chicago Cubs
Lewis Brinson (OF) 2014 6/11/2017 Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Zagunis (OF) 2015 6/22/2017 Chicago Cubs
Nick Williams (OF) 2014 6/30/2017 Philadelphia Phillies
Paul Blackburn (P) 2015 7/1/2017 Oakland Athletics
Dillon Maples (P) 2016-2017 9/3/2017 Chicago Cubs
Jacob Hannemann (OF) 2015 9/9/2017 Seattle Mariners
Jen-Ho Tseng (P) 2015 9/14/2017 Chicago Cubs

2018 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Billy McKinney (OF) 2015 3/30/2018 New York Yankees
Pedro Araujo (P) 2016-2017 3/31/2018 Baltimore Orioles
David Bote (IF) 2016 4/21/2018 Chicago Cubs
Gleyber Torres (IF) 2015-2016 4/22/2018 New York Yankees
Duane Underwood Jr. (P) 2015-2016 6/25/2018 Chicago Cubs
James Norwood (P) 2016-2017 7/11/2018 Chicago Cubs
Ryan Cordell (OF) 2014 9/3/2018 Chicago White Sox

2019 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Eloy Jimenez (OF) 2017 3/28/2019 Chicago White Sox
Tayler Scott (P) 2015 6/8/2019 Seattle Mariners
Adbert Alzolay (P) 2017, 2019 6/20/2019 Chicago Cubs

2020 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Vimael Machin (INF) 2017-2018 7/26/2020 Oakland Athletics
Thomas Hatch (P) 2017 7/26/2020 Toronto Blue Jays
Tyson Miller (P) 2018 8/17/2020 Chicago Cubs
Brailyn Marquez (P) 2019 9/27/2020 Chicago Cubs

2021 Debuts

Player Year(s) in MB MLB Debut Debut Team
Alex Lange (RHP) 2018, 2019 4/10/2021 Detroit Tigers
Justin Steele (LHP) 2017, 2018 4/12/2021 Chicago Cubs
Zack Short (INF) 2017 4/21/2021 Detroit Tigers
Jason Vosler (INF) 2016 4/24/2021 San Francisco Giants
Keegan Thompson (P) 2018 5/2/2021 Chicago Cubs
Tommy Nance (P) 2016, 2018 5/17/2021 Chicago Cubs
PJ Higgins (C) 2017, 2018 5/19/2021 Chicago Cubs