Anteater Legacy uc irvine baseball on a professional level

Anteater Draft History 60s and 70s

  • 1969 - Dan Hansen (14th CHC)
  • 1971 - Terry Stupy (8th LAD)
  • 1972 - Ray Humphries (1st ATL/STL)
  • 1973 - Steve Whitehead (9th STL) & Jeff Malinoff (11th PHI)
  • 1974 - Jeff Malinoff (2nd CAL/PHI), Gary Wheelock (6th CAL), Keith Bridges (12th KC), & Ray Humphries (14th KC)
  • 1975 - Terry Stupy (3rd CAL)
  • 1976 - Steve Whitehead (6th CAL) & Mike Norman (17th PHI)
  • 1977 - Mike Norman (21st CIN)

Anteater Draft History 80s and 90s

  • 1980 - Larry Dotson (10th CLE) & Brad Ditto (39th SD)
  • 1981 - Carson Carroll (17th MIN), Lee Granger (25th BAL), & Mike Nagle (26th CHW)
  • 1982 - Dave Glick (48th MIL)
  • 1983 - Cas Soma (4th MTL), Mike Rupp (17th MTL), Gary Brahs (24th MTL), & Brad Ditto (39th CHC)
  • 1985 - Brady Anderson (10th BOS), Adam Ging (24th SD), & Bob Perry (20th MIN)
  • 1986 - Tom Baine (29th STL)
  • 1987 - Gabby Rodriguez (14th CHC) & John Seeburger (18th KC)
  • 1988 - Craig Brink (20th NYY), Jeff Oberdank (24th CAL), John Seeburger (24th NYY), & Dean Douty (31st PHI)
  • 1989 - Stacy Parker (42nd TEX)
  • 1990 - Ken Whitworth (10th MIA), Chris Gallego (11th NYM), & Mike Bradish (15th CHW)
  • 1991 - Bryant Winslow (14th HOU) & Joe Sewall (31st HOU)
  • 1992 - Dave Bladow (12th KC) & Corey Parker (15th DET)

Anteater Draft History 2000s

  • 2002 - Sean Tracey (8th CHW) & Chris Miller (12th CHC)
  • 2004 - Brett Smith (2nd NYY) & Matt Fisher (33rd NYM)
  • 2005 Chris Nicoll (3rd KC), Mark Wagner (9th BOS), Brett Dalton (26th PHI), Nash Robertson (26th PIT), Matt Anderson (31st NYM), & Glenn Swanson (49th TEX)
  • 2006 - Justin Cassel (7th CHW), Blair Erickson (10th STL), & Spike McDougall (39th FLA)
  • 2007 - Bryan Peterson (4th FLA), Cody Cipriano (9th TB), Blair Erickson (10th MIN), Wes Etheridge (12th MIL), Taylor Holiday (19th NYY), Tyler Vaughn (22nd NYM), Matt Morris (23rd NYY), & Dylan Axelrod (30th SD)
  • 2008 - Scott Gorgen (4th STL), Ollie Linton (13th ARZ), Bryce Stowell (22nd CLE), & Aaron Lowenstein (44th SF)
  • 2009 - Ben Orloff (9th HOU), Daniel Bibona (16th STL), Cory Hamilton (23rd DET), Casey Stevenson (38th MIL), & Brian Hernandez (39th CLE)

Anteater Draft History 2010s

  • 2010 - Daniel Bibona (8th STL), Ryan Fisher (15th FLA), Jeff Cusick (18th PHI), Francis Larson (22nd LAA), Christian Bergman (24th COL), Casey Stevenson (25th NYY), Kyle Necke (34th MIN), & Eric Pettis (35th PHI)
  • 2011 - Matt Summers (4th MIN), Drew Hillman (18th PHI), Brian Hernandez (27th LAA), D.J. Crumlich (38th PIT), & Jordan Leyland (44th TB)
  • 2012 - D.J. Crumlich (9th PIT) & Mark Trentacosta (34th STL)
  • 2013 - Andrew Thurman (2nd HOU), Dominique Taylor (15th KC), Matt Whitehouse (19th CLE), & Kyle Hooper (25th LAD)
  • 2014 - Taylor Sparks (2nd CIN), Andrew Morales (2nd STL), Connor Spencer (8th NYY), Chris Rabago (13th COL), & Sam Moore (40th LAD)
  • 2015 - Matt Esparza (14th CLE), Jerry McClanahan (19th BAL), & Evan Manarino (25th OAK)
  • 2016 - Elliot Surrey (26th SEA) & John Brontsema (26th KC)

Anteater Pro Careers

Minors: The Early Years

  • OF Rocky Craig (1971-76) - Rk Billings, A Waterloo, San Jose, AA Jacksonville, Amarillo, AAA Omaha, Iowa | 512 games, .263, 438 hits, 22 HR, 175 RBI
  • INF Dan Hansen (1973-73) - Rk Billings, Kingsport, A Waterloo | 123 games, .253, 97 hits, 4 HR, 44 RBI
  • P Ray Humphries (1974) - Rk Royals Academy, A San Jose | 8 games (1 start), 0-1, 5.21 ERA, 19 IP, 11 K
  • C Terry Stupy (1977-78) - AA El Paso | 210 games, .273, 199 hits, 10 HR, 110 RBI
  • P Mike Norman (1977) - Rk Billings, SS Eugene | 9 games (5 starts), 1-3, 12.43 ERA, 21 IP, 15 K
  • 3B/SS Steve Whitehead (1977-79) - A+ Salinas, AA El Paso | 139 games, .96 hits, 216, 21 HR, 75 RBI
  • OF Larry Dotson (1980-81) - A Waterloo, AA Chattanooga | 177 games, .292, 179 hits, 4 HR, 70 RBI
  • 2B/P Mike Nagle (1981 & 83) - SS Appleton, Rk Pulaski | 56 games, .172, 34 hits, 9 RBI - 17 games (1 start), 0-0, 1 save, 8.47 ERA, 34 IP, 38 K
  • OF Lee Granger (1981-87) - Rk Bluefield, A+ Miami, Hagerstown, San Jose, AA Charlotte, Glens Falls, AAA Rochester | 641 games, .271, 616 hits, 42 HR, 301 RBI, 229 SB
  • 2B Carson Carroll (1981-87) - Rk Elizabethton, A Wisconsin Rapids, A+ Visalia, Miami, AA Orlando, Memphis, Albany/Colonie | 717 games, .256, 613 hits, 15 HR, 273 RBI
  • P Gary Brahs (1983-85) - A Jamestown, Gastonia, A+ West Palm Beach, AA Jacksonville | 74 games (41 starts), 17-18, 2 saves, 4.27 ERA, 314 IP, 225 K
  • C Mike Rupp (1983-84) - Rk Calgary, A Gastonia | 184 games, .272, 162 hits, 10 HR, 93 RBI
  • P Cas Soma (1983-85) - SS Jamestown, Batavia, A Gastonia, Waterloo | 39 games (25 starts), 9-11, 3.09 ERA, 169 IP, 129 K
  • INF Adam Ging (1985-88) - SS Spokane, A Columbia, A+ Reno, Lynchburg, St. Lucie | 437 games, .246, 366 hits 20 HR, 184 RBI
  • 1B Bob Perry (1985-86) - Rk Elizabethton, A Kenosha | 110 games, .248, 86 hits, 10 HR, 53 RBI
  • P Mas Yota (1985-86) - Japan Pacific League Kintetsu | 57 games (4 starts), 4-3, 4.52 ERA, 97.2 IP, 38 K

P Gary Wheelock (1974-81)

MLB (Angels / Mariners) - Debut: Sept. 17, 1976 (1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, BB, K) | 20 games (18 starts), 6-9, 5.42 ERA, 93 IP, 28 BB, 50 K

Minors - A Quad Cities, A+ Salinas, AA San Antonio, AAA Salt Lake City, San Jose, Spokane | 150 games (51 starts), 39-43, 4.23 ERA, 722 IP, 332 BB, 369 K

Minors: The Next Generation

  • OF Tom Baine (1986-90) - SS Erie, A Springfield, AA Arkansas, AAA Louisville, Portland | 491 games, .297, 502 hits, 11 HR, 180 RBI
  • 1B John Seeburger (1988-89) - SS Oneonta, A+ Prince William, Fort Lauderdale | 189 games, .254, 174 hits, 6 HR, 87 RBI
  • P Gabby Rodriguez (1987-90) - SS Geneva, A Peoria, A+ Winston-Salem, AA Charlotte | 131 games (5 starts) 9-10, 15 saves, 2.29 ERA, 220 IP, 185 K
  • 2B Jeff Oberdank (1988-91) - SS Bend, A Quad Cities, A+ Palm Springs | 368 games, .221, 293 hits, 4 HR, 105 RBI
  • P Craig Brink (1988) - SS Oneonta | 9 games, 0-1, 4.13 ERA, 24 IP, 12 K
  • OF Stacy Parker (1989 & 1991) - Rk Butte, SS Bend, A+ Clearwater | 81 games, .237, 63 hits, HR, 24 RBI, 17 SB
  • P Joe Sewell (1991-93) - SS Auburn, A Burlington, A+ Osceola | 56 games, 4-4, 6 saves, 5.40 ERA, 85 IP, 49 K
  • 1B Mike Bradish (1990-94) - SS Utica, A South Bend, A+ Miami, Salinas, Sarasota, Prince William | 258 games, .256, 209 hits, 6 HR, 100 RBI
  • P Ken Whitworth (1990-91) - Rk Salt Lake City, A+ Miami | 33 games (19 starts), 8-9, 2 saves, 3.51 ERA, 146 IP, 91 K
  • 1B Bryant Winslow (1991-93) - SS Auburn, A Quad Cities, A+ Osceola | 214 games, .242, 177 hits, 17 HR, 94 RBI
  • 1B Corey Parker (1992-94) - Rk Bristol, SS Niagara Falls, A Fayetteville | 251 games, .218, 172 hits, 11 HR, 114 RBI
  • P Dave Bladow (1992-93) - SS Eugene, A+ Wilmington | 43 games (12 starts), 7-7, 1 save, 4.29 ERA, 126 IP, 88 K

P Doug Linton (1987-2004)

MLB (Blue Jays / Angels / Mets / Royals / Orioles) - Debut: Aug. 3, 1992 (3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 4 K) | 112 games (35 starts), 17-20, 5.78 ERA, 305 IP, 206 K

Minors - A Myrtle Beach, A+ Dunedin, AA Knoxville, Wichita, AAA Syracuse, Norfolk, Omaha, Salt Lake, Rochester, Colorado Springs | 339 games (270 starts), 109-111, 8 saves, 4.07 ERA, 1,812 IP, 1,484 K

OF Brady Anderson (1985-2003)

MLB (Red Sox / Orioles / Indians) - Debut: Apr. 4, 1988 (3-for-5) | 15 seasons, 1,834 games, .256, 1,661 hits, 1,062 runs, 338 2B, 67 3B, 210 HR, 761 RBI, 315 SB - 3-time MLB All-Star - 2-time MLB HR Derby Participant

Minors - SS Elmira, A+ Winter Haven, Frederick, AA New Britain, Hagerstown, AAA Pawtucket, Rochester, Portland | 383 games, .300, 376 hits, 31 HR, 195 RBI

Minors: Program Rebirth

  • OF Chris Klemm (2003-05) - Rk GCL Phillies, A Lakewood, A+ Clearwater | 216 games, .261, 188 hits, 7 HR, 90 RBI
  • OF Jordan Szabo (2004-05) - Rk GCL Phillies, SS Batavia, A Lakewood | 69 games, 2.41, 57 hits, HR, 21 RBI
  • 2B Matt Fisher (2004-05) - Rk GCL Mets, SS Brooklyn, A Hagerstown | 97 games, .249, 83 hits, 5 HR, 33 RBI
  • P Brett Smith (2005-09) - Rk GCL Yankees, A Charleston, A+ Tampa, AA Trenton | 86 games (81 starts), 22-31, 4.25 ERA, 451 IP, 322 K
  • 3B Matt Anderson (2005) - Rk Kingsport, SS Brooklyn | 70 games, .301, 78 hits, 8 HR, 40 RBI
  • P Nash Robertson (2005) - Rk GCL Pirates | 6 games, 0-0, 5.00 ERA, 9 IP, 9 K
  • OF David Kennedy (2005-06) - SS Hudson Valley | 87 games, .218, 65 hits, 20 RBI
  • 2B Brett Dalton (2005-06) - Rk GCL Phillies, SS Batavia | 53 games, .220, 44 hits, HR, 16 RBI
  • P Glenn Swanson (2006-09) - Rk AZL Rangers, SS Spokane, A Clinton, Hickory, A+ Bakersfield | 73 games (25 starts), 11-12, 1 save, 3.84 ERA, 237 IP, 232 K
  • C Mark Wagner (2005-13) - SS Lowell, Rk GCL Red Sox, A Greenville, A+ Wilmington, Lancaster, Salem, AA Portland, Richmond, AAA Pawtucket, Fresno | 563 games, .258, 512 hits, 52 HR, 290 RBI
  • P Steve Schroer (2005-06) - SS Staten Island, A Charleston, A+ Tampa | 46 games, 4-5, 1 save, 2.69 ERA, 73.2 IP, 71 K
  • P Chris Nicoll (2005-09) - Rk Idaho Falls, A Burlington, A+ High Desert, Wilmington, AA NW Arkansas, AAA Omaha | 123 games (50 starts), 23-20, 5 saves, 3.83 ERA, 397 IP, 413 K
  • P Justin Cassel (2006-11) - Rk Great Falls, Bristol, A+ Winston-Salem, AA Birmingham, AAA Charlotte | 100 games (71 starts), 25-24, 3.49 ERA, 449 IP, 287 K
  • OF Spike McDougall (2006-09) - SS Jamestown, A Greensboro, A+ Jupiter, AA Jacksonville | 376 games, .249, 312 hits, 36 HR, 190 RBI, 52 SB
  • C/1B R.J. Brown (2006) - Rk Billings, GCL Reds | 46 games, .234, 32 hits, 20 RBI
  • P Blair Erickson (2007-09) - Rk Elizabethton, A Beloit, A+ Fort Myers | 110 games, 5-8, 27 saves, 3.30 ERA, 131 IP, 156 K

P Sean Tracey (2002-09)

MLB (White Sox) - Debut: June 8, 2006 (2 IP, H, 0 R, 2 K) | 7 games, 0-0, 3.38 ERA, 8 IP, 3 K

Minors - Rk Bristol, Great Falls, A Kannapolis, A+ Winston-Salem, Aberdeen, AA Birmingham, AAA Charlotte, Norfolk | 144 games (108 starts), 46-38, 4.10 ERA, 658 IP, 501 K

Minors: World Series Wave

  • OF Matt Morris (2007-08) - SS Staten Island, A Charleston | 67 games, .207, 37 hits, 2 HR, 15 RBI
  • 3B Tyler Vaughn (2007 & 09) - Rk Kingsport, SS Brooklyn | 55 games, .279, 56 hits, 5 HR, 26 RBI
  • OF/1B Taylor Holiday (2007-08) - 125 games, .260, 113 hits, 5 HR, 56 RBI
  • P Wes Etheridge (2007-11) - Rk Helena, AZL Brewers, A West Virginia, A+ Dunedin, AA New Hampshire | 80 games, 1-5, 37 saves, 3.89 ERA, 104 IP, 80 K
  • C Aaron Lowenstein (2008-11) - Rk AZL Giants, SS Salem-Keizer, A+ San Jose, AA Richmond | 118 games, .201, 68 hits, 30 RBI, 33 runs
  • P Bryce Stowell (2009-15) - A Lake County, SS Mahoning Valley, A+ Kinston, AA Akron, Montgomery, AAA Columbus, Durham | 218 games (8 starts), 19-15, 25 saves, 3.13 ERA, 334 IP, 432 K
  • SS Ben Orloff (2009-13) - Rk Greeneville, SS Tri-City, A Lexington, A+ Lancaster, AA Corpus Christi | 355 games, .283, 339 hits, 2 HR, 115 RBI
  • OF Ollie Linton (2008-15) - Rk Missoula, AZL DBacks, A South Bend, A+ Visalia, Carolina, AA Mobile, Akron | 509 games, .285, 497 hits, 10 HR, 168 RBI, 105 SB
  • P Scott Gorgen (2008-13) - SS Batavia, A+ Palm Beach, AA Springfield, AAA Memphis | 87 games (67 starts), 26-25, 3.55 ERA, 396 IP, 369 K

P Dylan Axelrod (2007-present)

MLB (White Sox / Reds) - Debut: Sept. 7, 2001 (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K) | Through 5 seasons - 59 games (34 starts), 9-15, 5.27 ERA, 229 IP, 164 K

Minors - Rk AZL Padres, A Fort Wayne, A+ Lake Elsinore, Ind. Windy City, A Kannapolis, A+ Winston-Salem, AA Birmingham, AAA Charlotte, Louisville, New Orleans | 221 games (114 starts), 50-39, 2 saves, 3.41 ERA, 818 IP, 672 K

OF Bryan Petersen (2007-15)

MLB (Marlins) - Debut: May 7, 2010 (PH single, run) | 3 seasons, 181 games, .220, 103 hits, 2 HR, 29 RBI - 1 game pitched, 1 IP, BB

Minors - SS Jamestown, A Greensboro, A+ Jupiter, AA Carolina, Jacksonville, AAA New Orleans, Round Rock, Colorado Springs | 834 games, .281, 851 hits, 76 HR, 361 RBI, 464 runs

P Christian Bergman (2010-present)

MLB (Rockies) - Debut: June 9, 2014 (Start, L, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) | Through 3 seasons - 49 games (15 starts), 7-9, 5.36 ERA, 141 IP, 87 K

Minors - Rk Casper, SS Tri-City, A+ Modesto, AA Tulsa, AAA Colorado Springs, Albuquerque | 104 games (95 starts), 37-29, 3.66 ERA, 595 IP, 418 K

Minors: Program Pedigree

  • P Cory Hamilton (2009-11) - SS Oneonta, A West Michigan, A+ Lakeland, AA Erie | 68 games (5 starts), 9-8, 4 saves, 3.59 ERA, 123 IP, 81 K
  • 2B/3B Casey Stevenson (2010-14) - SS Staten Island, A Charleston, A+ Tampa, AA Trenton, AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre | 304 games, .246, 249 hits, 21 HR, 136 RBI
  • P Eric Pettis (2010-11) - SS Williamsport, A Lakewood, A+ Clearwater | 67 games (5 starts), 10-3, 12 saves, 2.16 ERA, 129 IP, 122 K
  • P Kyle Necke (2010) - Rk Elizabethton | 2 games, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 IP, 3 K
  • C Francis Larson (2011) - Rk Orem, A Cedar Rapids | 38 games, .292, 42 hits, 4 HR, 16 RBI
  • 1B Jeff Cusick (2010) - SS Williamsport | 58 games, .233, 49 hits, HR, 12 RBI
  • OF Ryan Fisher (2010-14) - Rk GCL Marlins, SS Jamestown, A Greensboro, A+ Jupiter, AA Jacksonville | 457 games, .259, 412 hits, 46 HR, 247 RBI
  • P Daniel Bibona (2010 & 2012) - SS Batavia, A Quad Cities | 10 games (7 starts), 4-1, 2.70 ERA, 40 IP, 44 K
  • 3B/LF Drew Hillman (2011-12) - Rk GCL Phillies, SS Williamsport, A Lakewood, A+ Clearwater | 102 games, .219, 73 hits, 6 HR, 32 RBI
  • OF Jon Hurst (2011) - Rk GCL Yankees, A+ Tampa | 10 games, .636, 7 hits, 6 RBI
  • P Matt Summers (2011-15) - Rk Elizabethton, A Beloit, A+ Fort Myers, AA New Britain, Chattanooga | 129 games (59 starts), 24-21, 8 saves, 3.81 ERA, 409 IP, 317 K
  • 3B D.J. Crumlich (2012-14) - SS State College, A West Virginia, A+ Bradenton | 173 games, .246, 146 hits, 2 HR, 64 RBI
  • OF Dominique Taylor (2013-15) - Rk Idaho Falls, Burlington, A Lexington, A+ Wilmington | 265 games, .273, 253 hits, 16 HR, 103 RBI

Minors: On The Rise

  • 3B Brian Hernandez (2011-present) - Rk AZL Angels, A Cedar Rapids, A+ Inland Empire, AA Arkansas, AAA Vaqueros de la Laguna | 598 games, .273, 613 hits, 30 HR, 299 RBI
  • P Kyle Hooper (2013-present) - Rk Ogden, A Great Lakes, A+ Rancho Cucamonga, AA Tulsa | 105 games (1 start), 8-5, 8 saves, 3.38 ERA, 160 IP, 193 K
  • P Matt Whitehouse (2013-present) - Rk AZL Indians, SS Mahoning Valley, A Lake County, A+ Lynchburg | 47 games (6 starts), 7-4, 2 saves, 2.15 ERA, 117 IP, 111 K
  • P Andrew Thurman (2013-present) - Rk GCL Braves, SS Tri-City, A Quad Cities, A+ Carolina, AA Mississippi | 73 games (55 starts) 19-25, 2 saves, 4.93 ERA, 303 IP, 265 K
  • C/3B Chris Rabago (2014-present) - Rk Grand Junction, SS Tri-City, A Asheville | 136 games, .269, 135 hits, 3 HR, 63 RBI
  • 1B Connor Spencer (2014-present) - SS Staten Island, A Charleston, A+ Tampa | 153 games, .298, 165 hits, 5 HR, 55 RBI
  • P Race Parmenter (2014) - A Rome | 5 games, 0-1, 8.10 ERA, 6.2 IP, 5 K
  • P Andrew Morales (2014-present) - Rk GCL Cardinals, A+ Palm Beach, AA Springfield | 44 games (41 starts), 10-13, 4.31 ERA, 217 IP, 162 K
  • 3B Taylor Sparks (2014-present) - Rk Billings, A+ Daytona, AA Pensacola | 249 games, .237, 214 hits, 31 HR, 123 RBI
  • P Evan Manarino (2015-present) - SS Vermont, A Beloit | 31 games (17 starts), 9-5, 1 save, 3.32 ERA, 122 IP, 98 K
  • C Jerry McClanahan (2015-present) - SS Aberdeen | 29 games, .168, 16 hits, 9 RBI
  • P Matt Esparza (2015-present) - SS Hillsboro, Mahoning Valley, A Lake County | 31 games (17 starts), 11-4, 2.97 ERA, 118 IP, 140 K
  • 3B John Brontsema (2016) - Rk AZL Royals | 5 games, .294, 5 hits, 3 RBI
  • P Elliot Surrey (2016) - SS Everett | 4 games, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 6 K

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