89 Omaha Alums Report To Spring Training

Total of 89 alums among all 30 teams, including 35 with Royals

By Andrew Green / Omaha Storm Chasers | February 15, 2017 1:21 PM ET

One of the most anticipated dates on the early baseball calendar has arrived, as players officially begin reporting for Spring Training. Of the hundreds of players reporting to Big League camps in Arizona or Florida to get their first bullpen or batting practice session in are 89 Omaha alums, whose seasons span from 2000 to just last season.

Included in the list are 35 Omaha alums in Royals camp, which boasts 25 players who wore a Storm Chasers uniform in 2016 alone. 27 of the 35 listed are on Kansas City's 40-Man Roster, with eight invited to Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster invitees. The list of invitees exclusive to the 40-Man are pitchers Yender Caramo (2016), Malcom Culver (2016), Jonathan Dziedzic (2015-16), Luke Farrell (2016) and Jonathan Sanchez (2012), along with catchers Zane Evans (2016), Parker Morin (2014, 16) and Brayan Pena (2008-09).

The San Diego Padres host the second-largest number of Storm Chasers alumni in camp, including 2012 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers, along with pitchers Buddy Baumann (2013-15), Paul Clemens (2015), Aroni Nina (2016) and Jamie Romak (2012), in addition to catcher Tony Cruz (2016) and infielder Dusty Coleman (2015-16). The Chicago Cubs rank third in the group with six alums, all but one of whom are currently listed on the club's 40-Man Roster in Aaron Brooks (2014-15), Wade Davis (2016), Brian Duensing (2016), Alec Mills (2016) and Mike Montgomery (2011-12).

See below for the full list of teams and Omaha alums (along with the years they played with Omaha) who will be attending Big League Spring Training camps. All but five of the 30 Major League clubs have at least one player who has worn an Omaha uniform at some point in their career. Players italicized indicates they are non-roster invitees.

 

American League East (5)
American League Central (38)
American League West (12)
Orioles (1) Year(s) White Sox (0) Year(s) Astros (1) Year(s)
Johnny Giavotella 2011-14     Carlos Beltran 2000
    Indians (2) Year(s)    
Red Sox (0) Year(s) Tyler Olson 2016 Angels (3) Year(s)
    Erik Kratz 2015 Jesse Chavez 2011
Yankees (0) Year(s)     John Lamb 2013-15
    Tigers (1) Year(s) Rey Navarro 2012
Rays (2) Year(s) Blaine Hardy 2010-12    
Jake Odorizzi  2012     Athletics (2) Year(s)
Justin Marks  2012-14 Royals (35) Year(s) Liam Hendriks 2014
    Scott Alexander 2015-16 Andrew Triggs 2014
Blue Jays (2) Year(s) Miguel Almonte 2015-16    
J.P. Howell 2005-06 Danny Duffy 2011, 13-15 Mariners (2) Year(s)
Juan Graterol 2014 Andrew Edwards 2016 Danny Valencia 2014
    Brian Flynn 2015-16 Jarrod Dyson 2010, 11-13, 16
    Kelvin Herrera 2011, 13    
    Jake Junis 2016 Rangers (4) Year(s)
    Kevin McCarthy 2016 Jeremy Jeffress 2011-12
    Mike Minor 2016 Dillon Gee 2016
    Jason Vargas 2016 Brett Hayes 2013-14
    Kyle Zimmer 2013 Travis Snider 2016
    Salvador Perez 2011-12    
    Christian Colon 2012-16    
    Cheslor Cuthbert 2015-16    
    Eric Hosmer 2011, 14    
    Whit Merrifield 2014-16    
    Raul Mondesi 2016    
    Mike Moustakas 2010-11, 14    
    Ramon Torres 2016    
    Jorge Bonifacio 2016    
    Billy Burns 2016    
    Lorenzo Cain 2011-12, 14, 16    
    Hunter Dozier 2016    
    Alex Gordon 2009-10, 15-16    
    Paulo Orlando 2011, 13-15    
    Bubba Starling 2016    
    Terrance Gore 2014    
    Yender Caramo 2016    
    Malcom Culver 2016    
    Jonathan Dziedzic 2015-16    
    Luke Farrell 2016    
    Jonathan Sanchez 2012    
    Zane Evans 2016    
    Parker Morin 2016    
    Brayan Pena 2008-09    
           
National League East (8)
National League Central (11)
National League West (15)
Braves (1) Year(s) Cubs (6) Year(s) Diamondbacks (3) Year(s)
Blaine Boyer 2013 Aaron Brooks 2014-15 Zack Greinke 2004
    Wade Davis 2016 Gregor Blanco 2011
Marlins (2) Year(s) Brian Duensing 2016 Rey Fuentes 2015-16
Ryan Jackson 2015 Alec Mills 2016    
Moises Sierra 2015 Mike Montgomery 2011-12 Rockies (1) Year(s)
    Maikel Cleto 2013 Greg Holland 2009-11
Mets (0) Year(s)        
    Reds (3) Year(s) Dodgers (1) Year(s)
Phillies (3) Year(s) Brandon Finnegan 2015 Brett Eibner 2014-16
Andres Blanco 2005-07 Blake Wood 2010-11, 14    
Michael Mariot 2012-15 Louis Coleman 2010-15 Padres (7) Year(s)
Daniel Nava 2016     Buddy Baumann 2013-15
    Brewers (1) Year(s) Paul Clemens 2015
Nationals (2) Year(s) Manny Pina 2010-11, 13 Wil Myers 2012
Clint Robinson 2011-12     Aroni Nina 2016
Tim Collins 2010, 14 Pirates (0) Year(s) Tony Cruz 2016
        Dusty Coleman 2015-16
    Cardinals (1) Year(s) Jamie Romak 2012
    Jose Martinez 2015-16    
        Giants (3) Year(s)
        Will Smith 2012-13
        Orlando Calixte 2015-16
        Gorkys Hernandez 2013-14

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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