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Whitecaps in the Majors

 

Detroit

Player Year with 'Caps Major League Team of Debut Date of Debut
Willy Adames 2014 Tampa Bay 5/22/18
Alex Avila 2008 Detroit 8/6/09
Burke Badenhop 2006 Florida 4/9/08
Benito Baez 1996 Florida 8/25/01
Sandy Baez 2016 Detroit 6/4/18
Duane Below 2007 Detroit 7/20/11
Adam Bernero 1999 Detroit 8/1/00
Jason Beverlin 1994 Cleveland 7/29/02
Randor Bierd 2005 Baltimore 4/2/08
Brennan Boesch 2007 Detroit 4/23/10
Dave Borkowski 1997 Detroit 7/17/99
Rob Brantly 2010, 11 Miami 8/14/12
Emil Brown 1995 Pittsburgh 4/3/97
Curt Casali 2011, 12 Tampa Bay 7/18/14
Nick Castellanos 2011 Detroit 9/1/13
Angel Castro 2007 Oakland 5/9/15
Harold Castro 2013, '14 Detroit 9/23/18
Ryan Christenson 1996 Oakland 4/20/98
Anthony Claggett 2006 NY Yankees 4/18/09
Brent Clevlen 2003 Detroit 7/30/06
Francisco Cordero 1997 Detroit 8/2/99
Nate Cornejo 1999 Detroit 8/8/01
Steve Cox 1994 Tampa Bay 9/18/99
D.T. Cromer 1994 Cincinnati 4/3/00
Casey Crosby 2009 Detroit 6/1/12
Jeffrey D'Amico 1994 Kansas City 6/3/00
Jeff DaVanon 1996 Anaheim 9/7/99
Eulogio De La Cruz 2004 Detroit 6/18/07
Andy Dirks 2008 Detroit 5/16/11
Brent Dlugach 2005 Detroit 9/13/09
Freddy Dolsi 2005 Detroit 5/6/08
Eric Eckenstahler 2000 Detroit 9/9/02
Mario Encarnacion 1997 Colorado 8/26/01
Buck Farmer 2014 Detroit 8/13/14
Jeff Ferrell 2011, 12 Detroit 7/4/15
Robert Fick 1997 Detroit 9/19/98
Casey Fien 2007 Detroit 7/26/09
Alfredo Figaro 2008 Detroit 6/20/09
Brian Flynn 2011 Miami 9/4/13
Jason Frasor 1999 Toronto 4/16/04
Jeff Frazier 2005 Detroit 7/30/10
Luke French 2005 Detroit 5/15/09
Charlie Furbush 2007 Detroit 5/23/11
Avisail Garcia 2009, 10 Detroit 8/31/12
Mike Gerber 2014, 15 Detroit 4/20/18
Tony Giarratano 2004 Detroit 6/1/05
Chad Green 2014 NY Yankees 5/16/16
Grayson Greiner 2014 Detroit 5/5/18
Ben Grieve 1995 Oakland 9/3/97
Matt Hall 2016 Detroit 9/15/18
Jack Hannahan 2001 Detroit 5/25/06
Gorkys Hernandez 2007 Pittsburgh 5/21/12
Ramon Hernandez 1996 Oakland 6/27/99
Michael Hollimon 2006 Detroit 6/9/08
Omar Infante 2000 Detroit 9/7/02
Brandon Inge 1999 Detroit 4/3/01
Joe Jimenez 2015 Detroit 4/13/17
Matt Joyce 2006 Detroit 5/5/08
Jair Jurrjens 2005 Detroit 8/15/07
Kris Keller 1999 Detroit 5/24/02
Don Kelly 2002 Pittsburgh 4/2/07
Corey Knebel 2013 Detroit 5/24/14
Guido Knudson 2013 Detroit 8/22/15
Tim Kubinski 1994 Oakland 7/16/97
Artie Lewicki 2014, 15 Detroit 9/4/17
Rodney Lindsey 1998 Detroit 9/2/00
Nook Logan 2001 Detroit 7/21/04
Shane Loux 1998 Detroit 9/10/02
Dixon Machado 2011 Detroit 5/25/15
Joe Mantiply 2014 Detroit 9/3/16
Luis Marte 2007 Detroit 9/1/11
Cristhian Martinez 2004 Florida 5/21/09
Cameron Maybin 2006 Detroit 8/17/07
James McCann 2011 Detroit 9/1/14
Jason McDonald 1994 Oakland 6/5/97
Melvin Mercedes 2009, 10, 11, 12 Detroit 8/15/14
Chris Michalak 1994 Arizona 8/21/98
Matt Miller 1998 Detroit 5/8/01
Scott Moore 2003 Chicago Cubs 9/4/06
Willie Morales 1994 Baltimore 4/9/00
Juan Moreno 1996 Texas 5/17/01
Guillermo Moscoso 2007 Texas 5/30/09
Steven Moya 2011, 12 Detroit 9/1/14
Eric Munson 1999 Detroit 7/17/00
Angel Nesbitt 2013 Detroit 4/8/15
David Newhan 1995 San Diego 6/4/99
Jose Ortega 2010 Detroit 6/8/12
Hernan Perez 2009, 10, 11 Detroit 6/9/12
Adam Pettyjohn 1998 Detroit 7/16/01
Luis Pineda 1999 Detroit 8/3/01
Luke Putkonen 2009 Detroit 4/29/12
Mike Rabelo 2002 Detroit 9/23/06
Ryan Raburn 2002 Detroit 9/12/04
Wilkin Ramirez 2005 Detroit 5/21/09
Zac Reininger 2014 Detroit 8/27/17
Will Rhymes 2006 Detroit 7/26/10
Michael Rivera 1998 Detroit 9/10/01
Chris Robinson 2005 San Diego 9/04/13
Mauricio Robles 2008 Philidelphia 9/03/13
Fernando Rodney 2000 Detroit 5/4/02
Brian Rogers 2004 Pittsburgh 9/1/06
Bruce Rondon 2011 Detroit 4/25/13
Cody Ross 2000 Detroit 7/4/03
Dusty Ryan 2005 Detroit 9/4/08
Kyle Ryan 2011, 12 Detroit 8/30/14
Humberto Sanchez 2003 NY Yankees 9/18/09
Pedro Santana 1997 Detroit 7/16/01
Ramon Santiago 2000 Detroit 5/17/02
Warwick Saupold 2012 Detroit 5/14/16
Jay Sborz 2005, 06 Detroit 6/22/10
Scott Sizemore 2007 Detroit 4/5/10
Chad Smith 2012, 13 Detroit 6/22/14
Drew Smith 2015, 16 NY Mets 6/23/18
Giovanni Soto 2010 Cleveland 9/5/15
Max St. Pierre 2000 Detroit 9/4/10
Christin Stewart 2015 Detroit 9/9/18
Eugenio Suarez 2012 Detroit 6/4/14
Jordan Tata 2004 Detroit 4/6/06
Clete Thomas 2005 Detroit 3/31/08
Jake Thompson 2013 Philadelphia 8/6/16
Andres Torres 1999 Detroit 4/7/02
Devon Travis 2013 Toronto 4/6/15
Spencer Turnbull 2015 Detroit 9/14/18
Jacob Turner 2010 Detroit 7/30/11
Jose Valdez 2013 Detroit 7/31/15
Andy Van Hekken 2000 Detroit 9/3/02
Virgil Vasquez 2004 Detroit 5/13/07
Brayan Villarreal 2008, 09 Detroit 4/2/11
Chris Wakeland 1997 Detroit 9/4/01
Jeff Weaver 1998 Detroit 4/14/99
Thad Weber 2008 Detroit 4/22/12
Casper Wells 2008 Detroit 5/15/10
Kevin Whelan 2005 NY Yankees 6/10/11
Derrick White 1996 Montreal 7/22/93
Adam Wilk 2009 Detroit 5/26/11
George Williams* 1994 Oakland 7/13/95
Mark Woodyard 2001 Detroit 9/17/05
Joel Zumaya 2003 Detroit 4/3/06

*George Williams was the first Whitecap ever to reach the Major Leagues.

 

Major League rehab appearances with the Whitecaps

Willie Blair (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on May 23, 1997, at Fort Wayne.

Robert Fick (Detroit) played three games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 20-22, 1999, against Clinton at home.

Brian Moehler (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on May 13, 2000, against South Bend at home.

Dave Mlicki (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 27, 2000, against Wisconsin at home.

Brandon Inge (Detroit) played four games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on July 29-August 1, 2001, against Burlington at home.

Kenny Rogers (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on June 15, 2007, against Dayton at home.

Curtis Granderson  (Detroit) played three games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on April 18, 2008, against Burlington at home and April 21-22, 2008, against Beloit at home.

Magglio Ordonez  (Detroit) played one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on July 14, 2008, against Peoria at home.

Jeremy Bonderman (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on May 16, 2009, against Great Lakes at home.

Brandon Inge (Detroit) played one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 3, 2010, against Great Lakes at home.

Carlos Guillen (Detroit) played two games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 6, 2010, against Great Lakes at home and August 7, 2010, at Dayton.

Omar Infante  (Detroit) played two games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on July 24-25, 2013, against Fort Wayne at home.

Darin Downs  (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on July 25, 2013, against Fort Wayne at home.

Luke Putkonen  (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on May 7, 2014, against Lake County at home.

Ian Krol  (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on July 4, 2014, at Fort Wayne.

Andy Dirks  (Detroit) played five games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 1-3, 2014, against Fort Wayne at home and August 4-5, 2014, at Lake County.

Luke Putkonen (Detroit) pitched three games on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment on August 28, 2014, at Fort Wayne, on August 30, 2014, at home against Great Lakes, and on September 3, 2014, in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs at Fort Wayne.

Shane Green (Detroit) pitched for the Whitecaps on May 20, 2016 at Fort Wayne. He pitched three scoreless innings in the Whitecaps 3-1 victory.

Anibal Sanchez  (Detroit) pitched one game on a Tigers' Major League rehab assignment at Souith Bend on August 31, 2017.

Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit) pitched for the Whitecaps on June 11, 2018 against the South Bend Cubs. He pitched 5.1 innings in the Whitecaps 6-3 loss.