Crawdads to the Majors by Debut Date

With the winter sports season for area high schools concluding this week, I was beginning to get the itch for baseball. I began updating things and setting up Crawdads coverage. And then Coronavirus hit. The likelihood of no baseball for a while bites but there is not much one can do.

So, I decided to make put some things on here related to Crawdads history, and perhaps jog some memories for Hickory fans.

Today, it’s a list of all 178 former players that have received a callup to the majors, or who played here in a rehab assignment. This will include one poor soul that got a promotion to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but never saw major league action before going back to AAA. His name was Luis Munoz, a pitcher that played until 2016 with Ottawa in the independent Can-Am League. His moment in a big league uniform came in 2008.

From Chris Tremie to Jonathan Hernandez, here is the list:

CRAWDADS IN THE MAJORS (Listed by Debut Date) Still Active in majors

  1. Jim Abbott (debut 4/8/89) rehab player 1998
  2. Josias Manzanillo (debut 10/5/91) rehab 2002
  3. Jason Bere (debut 5/27/93) rehab player 1996
  4. Chris Tremie (debut 7/1/95) 1st Crawdads player to appear in major leagues.
  5. Mike Bertotti (debut 7/29/95)
  6. Nerio Rodriguez (debut 8/18/96)
  7. Greg Norton (debut 8/18/96)
  8. Jeff Abbott (debut 6/10/97)
  9. Mario Valdez (debut 6/15/97)
  10. Chris Clemons (debut 7/23/97)
  11. Nelson Cruz (debut 8/1/97)
  12. Magglio Ordonez (debut 8/29/97)
  13. Tom Fordham (debut 8/19/97)
  14. Pete Rose, Jr (debut 9/1/97)
  15. Javier Martinez (debut 4/2/98)
  16. Bob Henley (debut 7/19/98) played in Hickory in 2002.
  17. Chad Bradford (debut 8/1/98)
  18. Mark Johnson (debut 9/14/98)
  19. Brian Simmons (debut 9/21/98)
  20. McKay Christensen (debut 4/6/99)
  21. Dave Lundquist (debut 4/6/99)
  22. Carlos Lee (debut 5/7/99)
  23. Liu Rodriguez (debut 6/9/99)
  24. Pat Danekar (debut 7/2/99)
  25. Jesus Pena (debut 8/7/99)
  26. Frank Menechino (debut 9/6/99)
  27. Jason Dellaero (debut 9/7/99)
  28. Aaron Myette (debut 9/7/99)
  29. Josh Paul (debut 9/7/99)
  30. Kevin Beirne (debut 5/17/00)
  31. Jon Garland (debut 7/4/00)
  32. Steve Sparks (debut 7/19/00) 1st player as Pirate affiliate in majors
  33. Rocky Biddle (debut 8/10/00)
  34. Joe Crede (debut 9/12/00)
  35. Joe Beimel (debut 4/8/01)
  36. Dave Williams (debut 6/6/01)
  37. Aaron Rowand (debut 6/16/01)
  38. Carlos Castillo (debut 7/22/01)
  39. Josh Fogg (debut 9/2/01)
  40. Humberto Cota (debut 9/9/01)
  41. Luis Garcia (debut 4/10/02)
  42. Hansel Izquierdo (debut 4/21/02)
  43. Jason Simontacchi (debut 5/4/02)
  44. JJ Davis (debut 9/4/02)
  45. Tony Alvarez (debut 9/4/02)
  46. DJ Carrasco (debut 4/2/03)
  47. Carlos Rivera (debut 6/22/03)
  48. Brian Schmack (debut 8/24/03)
  49. John Grabow (debut 9/14/03)
  50. JR House (debut 9/27/03)
  51. Jose Bautista (debut 4/4/04)
  52. Jeff Bennett (debut 4/6/04)
  53. Adam LaRoche (debut 4/7/04) rehab player in 2008
  54. Mike Johnston (debut 4/7/04)
  55. Jose Castillo (debut 4/7/04)
  56. Chris Shelton (debut 4/15/04)
  57. Sean Burnett (debut 5/30/04)
  58. Roberto Novoa (debut 7/29/04)
  59. Ian Snell (debut 8/4/04)
  60. John Van Benschoten (debut 8/18/04)
  61. Jeff Keppinger (debut 8/20/04)
  62. Chris Young (debut 8/24/04)
  63. Juan Carlos Oviedo (debut 5/9/05)
  64. Ryan Doumit (debut 6/5/05)
  65. Nate McLouth (debut 6/29/05)
  66. Zach Duke (debut 7/2/05)
  67. Danny Sandoval (debut 7/17/05)
  68. Brad Eldred (debut 7/22/05)
  69. Paul Maholm (debut 8/20/05)
  70. Walter Young (debut 9/6/05)
  71. Chris Demaria (debut 9/9/05)
  72. Chris Heintz (debut 9/10/05)
  73. Matt Capps (debut 9/15/05)
  74. Bryan Bullington (debut 9/18/05)
  75. Tom Gorzelanny (debut 9/20/05)
  76. Ronny Paulino (debut 9/25/05)
  77. Yurendell DeCaster (debut 5/21/06)
  78. Henry Owens (debut 7/7/06)
  79. Josh Sharpless (debut 8/1/06)
  80. Rajai Davis (debut 8/14/06)
  81. Shane Youman (debut 9/10/06)
  82. Craig Stansberry (debut 8/25/07)
  83. Romulo Sanchez (debut 8/26/07)
  84. Steve Pearce (debut 9/1/07)
  85. Nyjer Morgan (debut 9/1/07)\
  86. Jonathan Albaladejo (debut 9/5/07)
  87. Dave Davidson (debut 9/6/07)
  88. Rico Washington (debut 4/1/08)
  89. Brian Bixler (debut 4/6/08)
  90. Brent Lillibridge (debut 4/26/08)
  91. Luis Munoz (did not appear, called up 7/10/08)
  92. Andrew McCutchen (debut 6/4/09)
  93. Jairo Asencio (debut 7/12/09)
  94. Neil Walker (debut 9/1/09)
  95. Brad Lincoln (debut 6/9/10)
  96. Alex Presley (debut 9/8/10)
  97. Mike Crotta (debut 4/3/11)
  98. Josh Lueke (debut 4/3/11) 1st player as Rangers affiliate in majors
  99. Cody Eppley (debut 4/23/11)
  100. Tony Watson (debut 6/8/11)
  101. Mark Hamburger (debut 8/31/11)
  102. Jared Hughes (debut 9/7/11)
  103. Matt Hague (debut 4/7/12)
  104. Robbie Ross (debut 4/8/12)
  105. Joe Wieland (debut 4/14/12)
  106. Jordy Mercer (debut 5/29/12)
  107. Justin Grimm (debut 6/16/12)
  108. Martin Perez (debut 6/27/12)
  109. Todd Redmond (debut 8/18/12)
  110. Steve Lerud (debut 8/30/12)
  111. Jurickson Profar (debut 9/2/12)
  112. Bryan Morris (debut 9/14/12)
  113. Wilmer Font (debut 9/18/12)
  114. Joseph Ortiz (debut 3/31/13)
  115. Leury Garcia (debut 4/6/13)
  116. Nick Tepesch (debut 4/9/13)
  117. Robbie Erlin (debut 4/30/13)
  118. Duke Welker (debut 6/23/13)
  119. Nick Martinez (debut 4/5/14)
  120. Luis Sardinas (debut 4/21/14)
  121. Neil Ramirez (debut 4/26/14)
  122. Rougned Odor (debut 5/8/14)
  123. Jamie Romak (debut 5/18/14)
  124. Daniel Bard (debut 5/15/09) rehab 2014
  125. Ben Rowen (debut 6/15/14)
  126. Roman Mendez (debut 7/8/14)
  127. Matt West (debut 7/10/14)
  128. Phil Klein (debut 8/1/14)
  129. Alexander Claudio (debut 8/13/14)
  130. Tomas Telis (debut 8/25/14)
  131. Ryan Rua (debut 8/29/14)
  132. Odubel Herrera (debut 4/6/15)
  133. Keone Kela (debut 4/7/15)
  134. Wilfredo Boscan (5/19/16)
  135. Hanser Alberto (debut 5/29/15)
  136. Joey Gallo (debut 6/2/15)
  137. Jake Brigham (debut 6/30/15)
  138. Abel De Los Santos (debut 7/21/15)
  139. Luke Jackson (debut 9/4/15)
  140. Jerad Eickhoff (debut 8/21/15)
  141. Andrew Faulkner (debut 8/31/15)
  142. CJ Edwards (debut 9/7/15)
  143. Nomar Mazara (debut 4/10/16)
  144. Cody Ege (debut 4/23/16)
  145. Richard Bleier (debut 5/30/16)
  146. Dustin Molleken (debut 7/4/16)
  147. Jose Leclerc (debut 7/6/16)
  148. James Jones (debut 4/18/14)
  149. Jorge Alfaro (debut 9/12/16)
  150. Yohander Mendez (debut 9/5/16)
  151. Drew Robinson (debut 4/5/17)
  152. Chad Bell (debut 5/10/17)
  153. Lewis Brinson (debut 6/11/17)
  154. Nick Williams (debut 6/30/17)
  155. Ricardo Rodriguez (debut 8/8/17)
  156. Nick Gardewine (debut 8/22/17)
  157. Fabio Castillo (debut 9/2/17)
  158. Christian Villanueva (debut 9/18/17)
  159. Isiah Kiner-Falefa (debut 4/10/18)
  160. Ronald Guzman (debut 4/13/18)
  161. Ariel Jurado (debut 5/19/18)
  162. Jose Trevino (debut 6/15/18)
  163. Jeffrey Springs (debut 7/31/18)
  164. Connor Sadzeck (debut 9/1/18)
  165. Ryan Cordell (debut 9/3/18)
  166. CD Pelham (debut 9/5/18
  167. Luis Ortiz (debut 9/7/18)
  168. Dylan Moore (debut 3/20/19)
  169. Reed Garrett (debut 3/29/19)
  170. Erik Swanson (debut 4/11/19)
  171. Brett Martin (debut 4/19/19)
  172. Joe Palumbo (debut 6/8/19)
  173. Peter Fairbanks (debut 6/9/19)
  174. Pedro Payano (debut 7/6/19)
  175. Dillon Tate (debut 7/29/19)
  176. Travis Demeritte (debut 8/2/19)
  177. Brock Burke (debut 8/20/19)
  178. Jonathan Hernandez (debut 8/21/19)

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