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BASEBALL: Full Pro Canes List Going Into 2017

Majors, Minors, Positions and Teams

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers
Miami alum OF Ryan Braun leads an impressive list of ProCanes baseball players into the spring and summer of 2017.
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Miami baseball doesn’t have four College World Series rings, two runner-ups and 25 College World Series appearances just by luck. Those accolades aren’t surprising when you look at the talent Miami has put into the MLB and MiLB. We all know the Miami greats like Pat Burrell (first overall draft pick), Aubrey Huff (2x World Series Champion), Greg Vaughn (4x All-Star), Alex Cora (World Series Champion) and Gaby Sanchez (All-Star) but who are the current alumni in the pros?

The hurricanes currently have eight Major Leaguers and 18 Minor Leaguers. This places them tied for fourth for most alumni in the pros behind (3) Vanderbilt, (2) Arizona State and (1) Long Beach State. The list below includes all the current major and minor leaguers with their last season stats and bios:

Majors:

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan BraunMilwaukee Brewers – Left Field

Braun was drafted fifth overall in the 2005 MLB draft by the Brewers. Braun has quite the resume when it comes to accolades. He was the 2007 NL Rookie of the Year, 2011 MVP and 2012 NL Home Run Leader. Braun has also been a 5x Silver Slugger and a 6x All-Star.

2016 Stats:

BA: .305 (The Irony) – HR: 30 – RBIs: 91 – OBP: .365 – SLG: .538


MLB: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jon JayChicago Cubs – Centerfield

Jay was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB draft. He spent five years with the St. Louis Cardinals where he won a World Series in 2011. Jay spent the 2016 season with the Padres but signed a one year, $8 Million contract with the Chicago Cubs for the 2017 season,

2016 Stats:

BA: .291 – HR: 2 – RBIs: 26 – OBP: .339 – SLG: .389


MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Yasmani GrandalLos Angeles Dodgers – Catcher/First Base

Grandal was the 12th overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft. He spent 2012-2014 with the San Diego Padres and in 2015 was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres probably regret this trade because Grandal was voted an All-Star for the 2015 year.

2016 Stats:

BA: .228 – HR: 27 – RBIs: 72 – OBP: .339 – SLG: .477


MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Valencia - Seattle Mariners – Third Base

Valencia was drafted in the 19th round of the 2006 draft. He has played for seven total MLB teams and currently plays for the Seattle Mariners.

2016 Stats

BA: .287 – HR: 17 – RBIs: 51 – OBP: .346 – SLG: .446


MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Hermann – Arizona Diamondbacks – Catcher/Outfield/First Base

Hermann was drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Minnesota Twins and spent three seasons with them. Hermann was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2015 and currently plays for them.

2016 Stats:

BA: .284 – HR: 2 – RBIs: 6 – OBP: .352 – SLG: .493


MLB: Chicago Cubs at Oakland Athletics John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Yonder AlonsoOakland Athletics – First Base

Alonso was the 7th overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft. He spent 2010-2011 with the Cincinnati Reds, 2012-2015 with the San Diego Padres and currently plays for the Oakland A’s.

2016 Stats:

BA: .253 – HR: 7 – RBIs: 72 – OBP: .316 – SLG: .367


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Suarez – San Francisco Giants - Pitcher

Suarez was drafted in the 9th round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has played in the minors since he was drafted but is currently listed on the San Francisco Giants active roster.

2016 Stats (Minors):

W: 9 – L: 8 – ERA: 3.84 – Innings Pitched: 143.2


MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Peter O’BrienKansas City Royals – Left Fielder

O’Brien was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 MLB draft by the New York Yankees. He spent 2 years in the minors and then spent the 2015-2016 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The d-Backs recently traded O’Brien to the Kansas City Royals.

2016 Stats:

BA: .141 – HR: 9 – RBIs: 72 – OBP: .179 – SLG: .391 (I expect a breakout season for O’Brien this year)


Minors

Minor League Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Scottsdale Scorpions at Glendale Desert Dogs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Collins – Winston-Salem Dash – Catcher

Collins was drafted 10th in the 2016 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arizona vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Willie Abreu – Boise Hawks – Right Field

Abreu was drafted in the 6th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan Garcia – West Michigan Whitecaps – Pitcher

Garcia was drafted in the 6th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arizona vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Lopez – Cedar Rapids Kernels – Short Stop

Lopez was drafted in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Miami vs UC Santa Barbara Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Garcia – Everett Aquasox – Pitcher

Garcia was drafted in the 15th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arkansas vs Miami Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Heyward – Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes – Left Field

Heyward was drafted in the 18th round of the 2016 MLB draft.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Miami Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

David Thompson - St. Lucie Mets – Third Base

Thompson was drafted by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 2015 MLB draft.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

George Iskenderian – Carolina Mudcats – Second Base/Third Base

Iskenderian was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th round of the 2015 MLB draft.

Keep up with his stats this here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Garrett Kennedy – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Catcher

Kennedy was drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Keep up with stats this year here.


NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arkansas vs Miami Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Eusebio – Clinton LumberKings – Left Field

Eusebio was drafted in the 16th round of the 2015 draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


Dale Carey – Potomac Nationals – Centerfield

Carey was drafted in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


Chantz Mack – Modesto Nuts – Right Field

Mack was drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


Stephen Perez – Harrisburg Senators – Short Stop

Perez was drafted in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


Harold Martinez – Reading Fightin Phils – Third Base

Martinez was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


Javi Salas – Carolina Mudcats – Pitcher

Salas was drafted in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Jackson – New Orleans Baby Cakes – Infield

Jackson was drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Keep up with his stats this year here.


MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jemile Weeks – Iowa Cubs – Second Base

Weeks was drafted 12th overall in the 2008 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics.

Keep up with his stats here.


Cesar Carillo - Bravos de Margarita (Venezuela) - Pitcher

Carillo was drafted 18th overall in the 2005 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres.

Keep up with his stats this year here.