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Hall Of Fame Voting
Vote for three nominees from the final ballot of 10 listed below. The top three nominees with the most points at the end of voting will receive one fan vote each on the Hall of Fame Committee.

The 2019 Hall of Fame class will be announced at the Whitecaps Winter Baseball Banquet in January 2019.

When submitting your three votes, please list them in order with your top choice listed as number one.



2019 Nominees

Mike Quade ('96) - Led the Whitecaps to a 77 - 61 record and their first League Championship in 1996. Went on to coach and manage in the Major Leagues most recently for the Chicago Cubs in 2010 and 2011.

Cody Ross ('00) - Hit .267 with 7 home runs and a team-leading 68 RBI for in 2000. He was voted the 2010 NLCS MVP and played a total of 12 Major League seasons with eight different teams.

Juan Tejeda ('02) - Hit .300 with a Whitecaps record 106 RBI and 34 doubles during the 2002 season. Spent five seasons in the Tigers Minor League system, playing as high as Double-A Erie, before spending three seasons with the Pirates, Mets, and Phillies organizations.

Matt Joyce ('06) - Batted .258 with 11 HR, 30 doubles and led team with 86 RBI in his one season with West Michigan in 2006. Made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Tigers and is currently plying in his 11 11th Major League Season and second with the Oakland As, Matt was a MLB All-Star in 2011.

Tom Brookens ('07) - In his one season as the Whitecaps manager he led the team to the 2007 Midwest League Championship. He went on to join the Tigers coaching staff from 2010-2013. Tom played 12 years in the Major Leagues, 10 with the Tigers including the 1984 World Series Championship.

Gorkys Hernandez - ('07) - Hit .293 with 50 RBI and a league-leading 54 stolen bases on his way to being named a 2007 Midwest League All Star and league MVP. Made is Major League debut in 2012 with Pittsburgh and is in currently in his 3rd season with the San Francisco Giants.

Avisail Garcia ('09, '10)- spent part of the '09 season and the '10 season with the Whitecaps. In 2010, he had 139 hits, 63 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He is currently in 7th Major League season and 6th with the White Sox with close to 600 hits more than 60 HR and 260 RBIs.

Bruce Rondon ('11) - Went 2-2 with 19 saves and a 2.03 ERA in 2011. He struck out 61 batters in 40 innings and was named to the Midwest League All Star game. Bruce made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Tigers and was traded to Chicago for the 2018 season. He has appeard in more than 150 game in the last 4+ season in MLB.

Steven Moya ('11, '12) - Spent parts of two season with the Whitecaps. In those two stints he hit 22 HRs and had 88 RBIs. In 2012 he hit .288 in 59 games with an OPS of .800

Curt Casali ('11, '12) - Curt came to the Whitecaps shortly after the 2011 draft. He spent parts of two seasons here and in those two years he hit .269 with 10 HRs and 40 RBI in 73 games. Made his MLB debut in 2014 with Tampa and has played in the Majors for parts of the last five season. Currently with the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Eugenio Suarez ('12) - in 2012 had 147 hits, 67 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 135 games that season and was named a Midwest League All Star. He made is MLB debut in 2014 with the Tigers and then was traded to Reds. In his 4+ season in the Majors he has more than 80 home runs, 290 RBI an OPS of close to 1.000.

Hernan Perez ('09, '10, '11) - Spent 2+ season in West Michigan. His best season was in 2011 when he hit .258 with 23 doubles, 42 RBIs and 23 stolen bases and was named a Post Season All Star. Made his MLB debt in 2012 with Detroit and was traded to Milwaukee in 2015. He has spent parts or all of the last 8 season in the Majors playing in more than 500 games, 350 hits and 150 RBIs.