The following is a list of Stanford Baseball players (graduated or drafted from Stanford only) that are currently a member of a professional baseball organization. In 2011, Cord Phelps and Michael Tayloer made their MLB debut, giving Stanford 89 Major Leaguers. Stanford has had at least one Major Leaguer in each year since 1958. The number was 88 until a recent discovery saw that All-Star Shawn Green, who had accepted a baseball scholarship but instead went into pro ball and never played for the varsity team, was a year away from graduation in 2012.
A complete list of Stanford's Major Leaguer's is here. A look at the team's early Major Leaguers is here
In the last 13 years, players out of Stanford University has signed professional baseball contracts for bonuses totaling over 38.5 MILLION dollars. Stanford has developed 22 first round draft picks in the last 24 years. In 2008 catcher, Jason Castro, was the first round draft pick of the Houston Astro's, and our LHP, Jeremy Bleich, was a sandwich pick for the New York Yankees. Closer Drew Storen was the 10th overall selection of the Nationals in 2009 and Chris Reed followed in 2011 as the 15th overall selection.
For current regular season statistics on a player, just click on their name.
If you are a former Stanford Baseball player and not included on this list or the information about you needs to be corrected in any way, please email Stanford Baseball media relations contact Niall Adler with your current professional team and league.
2012 Major Leagues (7)
Jason Casto (C)
At Stanford: 2006-08
in Majors: 2010, 2012
Sam Fuld (OF) (DL)
Tampa Bay Rays
At Stanford: 2001-04
In Majors: 2007-11
John Hester (C)
LA Angels of Anaheim
At Stanford: 2004-06
In Majors: a
John Mayberry (OF)
At Stanford: 2003-06
in Majors: 2009-12
Michael Taylor (OF)
At Stanford: 2005-07
In Majors: 2011-12
Cardinal Management (3)
Ruben Amaro, Jr., Phillies General Manager
Kenny Williams, White Sox General Manager
AJ Hinch, Padres Vice President of Pro Scouting
Other 2012 Minor Leaguers (11)
Jeremy Bleich, Yankees (Stanford, 2006-08)
Sean Ratliff, Mets (Stanford, 2006-08)
Erik Davis, Nationals (Stanford, 2005-08)
Jeffrey Inman, Pirates (Stanford, 2007-09)
Colin Walsh, Cardinals (Stanford 2008-10)
Zach Jones, Diamondbacks (Stanford: 2008-11)
Scott Snodgress, White Sox (Stanford: 2009-11)
Jordan Pries, Mariners (Stanford: 2009-11)
Danny Sandbrink, Giants (Stanford 2008-11)
Chris Reed, Dodgers (Stanford: 2009-11)
Jason Cooper, Pirates (Stanford, 2000-02)
Last Updated: May, 2012
Since Tillie Shafer in 1912 and 1913 with the New York Giants, 16 former players have appeared in the Fall Classic, winning a combined 12 rings. Former Yankee Bobby Brown won four titles with the Yankees in the 1940s and 1950s, while Ed Sprague won back-to-back titles with the Blue Jays in the 1990s. Sprague also part of Stanford's CWS national title runs.
Former greats Jim Lonborg (1967) and Jack McDowell (1993) have each won Cy Young Awards. Bob Boone won a gold glove at catcher seven times from 1978 to 1989 and Mike Mussina was a gold glove winner from 1996 to 2008, seven times. Lonborg (1967), Boone (1976, 78, 79, 83), Ed Sprague (1991), McDowell (1991-93), Mussina (1992-94, 97-98) and Carlos Quentin were all All-Stars.