318 Alums of WCL Teams in Affiliated Baseball

318 alums of West Coast League teams have appeared in or are active in affiliated professional baseball in 2019.

Portland Pickles included are:

Photos courtesy of David L. Shenson

The WCL’s list of 2019 pros features 45 players that have appeared in major league games or

have been on a big league roster.


A number of alums have had outstanding seasons such as 2019 MLB All-Star Game MVP Shane

Bieber (Cowlitz, 2014) of the Cleveland Indians and exceptional outfielder Ramon Laureano

(Medford, 2014) of the Oakland A’s. Other notable WCL alums include pitchers Matt Boyd of

Detroit (Corvallis, 2010) James Paxton of the New York Yankees (Kelowna, 2007) and Marco

Gonzales of Seattle (Wenatchee, 2010), along with position players Keston Hiura (Wenatchee,

2015), Rhys Hoskins of Philadelphia (Kitsap, 2012) and Eric Sogard (Bend, 2006) of the Tampa

Bay Rays.


In total, 45 alums of WCL teams have appeared on MLB rosters in 2019 including the

aforementioned as well as pitcher Matt Andriese of Arizona (Corvallis), first baseman Chris

Davis of Baltimore (Kelowna), pitcher Sam Gaviglio of Toronto (Corvallis), outfielder Mitch

Haniger of Seattle (Corvallis), pitcher Blaine Hardy of Detroit (Wenatchee/Bend), infielder

Nicky Lopez of Kansas City (Bend), pitcher Griffin Canning of the Los Angeles Angels

(Wenatchee), infielder Matt Duffy of Tampa Bay (Corvallis), pitcher Tommy Milone of Seattle

(Wenatchee), pitcher Jace Fry of the Chicago White Sox (Corvallis), pitcher Josh Osich of the

Chicago White Sox (Corvallis), outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees (Bend),

pitcher Nick Pivetta of Philadelphia (Victoria), pitcher Tyler Anderson of Colorado (Corvallis),

infielder Pat Valaika of Colorado (Wenatchee), infielder Seth Brown of Oakland (Bend), pitcher

Matt Hall of Detroit (Walla Walla), pitcher Jimmie Sherfy of Arizona (Corvallis), pitcher Adrian

Sampson of Texas (Bellingham), pitcher DJ Johnson of Colorado (Corvallis), pitcher Jeff

Brigham of Miami (Bend), catcher Rocky Gale with the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitcher Trevor

Hildenberger of Minnesota (Bend), pitcher Adam Cimber of Cleveland (Kitsap), pitcher Phil

Maton of Cleveland (Kelowna), pitcher Ryan Tepera of Toronto (Kelowna), pitcher Brandon

Brennan of Seattle (Bend), outfielder Kyle Garlick of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Cowlitz),

pitcher Taylor Williams of Milwaukee (Cowlitz), pitcher Chris Mazza of the New York Mets

(Bend), pitcher Cole Irvin of Philadelphia (Cowlitz), pitcher Eric Yardley of San Diego (Walla

Walla), pitcher Thomas Eshelman with Baltimore (Klamath Falls), infielder Connor Joe

(Kelowna) with San Francisco, pitcher Reed Garrett with Detroit (Yakima Valley), pitcher

Stephen Nogosek of the New York Mets (Corvallis) and infielder Mitch Walding of Philedelphia

(Cowlitz).