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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Paul AbbottP6-3 195 R-R 1967-09-15 Van Nuys,California MLB1985-20051990-2004
1985- 3-  67-MIN
Sunny Hills (Fullerton,CA)  
AJ AnthonyC6-0 210 R-R 1984-05-26 Van Nuys,California RK2006-2006-   Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills,CA)Kansas Wesleyan U., Glendale CC  
Rich Aude1B6-5 180 R-R 1971-07-13 Van Nuys,California MLB1989-19991993-1996
1989- 2-  48-PIT
Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)  
Chris Auten1B6-4 225 L-R 1987-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2006-2010-   Oaks Christian (Westlake Village,CA)Cal St Northridge, New Mexico St, Saddleback Col  
Noel AvisonP6-0 175 L-L 1986-01-02 Van Nuys,California NCAA2006-2009-   Garces Memorial (Bakersfield,CA)California-Irvine, San Diego Mesa Col  
Alex BaezaIF-P6-3 195 L-L 1998-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2018-2019-   Jordan (Sandy,UT)Hawaii  
Ryan BarbaSS6-0 190 R-R 1984-12-06 Van Nuys,California A+2003-2010-   Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)New Mexico  
Marc BarceloP6-3 215 R-R 1972-01-10 Van Nuys,California AAA1991-1997-
1993- 1-  33-MIN
Sahuaro (Tucson,AZ)Arizona St, Pima CC  
Alex BishopC5-10 185 R-R 1993-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2012-2015-   Valencia (Santa Clarita,CA)Long Beach St, Col. the Canyons, Moorpark Col  
James BoltIF6-0 170 R-R 1962-12-09 Van Nuys,California A+1985-1986-   Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)  
Matt BornC-OF5-7 165 R-R 1984-09-28 Van Nuys,California NCAA2004-2005-   Bedford Road (Saskatoon,SK)Fairleigh Dickinson U.  
Bobby BrownOF5-11 180 R-R 1974-05-24 Van Nuys,California A-1995-2005-   San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo,CA)Oklahoma  
Rocco BuffolinoP6-0 190 R-R 1965-11-12 Van Nuys,California A+1987-1989-
Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)Sacramento St  
Harris CampbellOF   - Van Nuys,California --
1982-13- 280-PHI
Jared Clark1B6-4 215 R-R 1986-05-09 Van Nuys,California A+2005-2013-
2009-12- 361-COL
Valencia (Santa Clarita,CA)Cal St FullertonIndy League  
Keyaan CookIF   - Van Nuys,California Ind1993-1995-   Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)Cal St Northridge, Louisiana St  
Toi CookOF   - 1964-12-03 Van Nuys,California NCAA1984-1987-
1987-38- 960-MIN
Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)Stanford U.  
Brent CooksonLF-RF5-11 200 R-R 1969-09-07 Van Nuys,California MLB1991-20041995-1999
1991-15- 411-OAK
Santa Paula (Santa Paula,CA)Long Beach St, Ventura Col  
Daren CornellSS6-2 180 R-R 1966-11-04 Van Nuys,California A1989-1990-
1989-12- 313-MIL
Grant (Van Nuys,CA)California Lutheran U.  
Chuck CrimP6-0 185 R-R 1961-07-23 Van Nuys,California MLB1980-19941987-1994
1982-17- 443-MIL
Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks,CA)Hawaii  
Casey CunninghamP6-4 195 L-L 1974-09-24 Van Nuys,California NCAA1994-1995-
Robert Fulton College Prep (Van Nuys,CA)Santa Rosa Junior Col  
Eddie DegermanP6-4 205 R-R 1983-09-14 Van Nuys,California AA2004-2009-
2006- 4- 136-SLN
Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Rice U., California-Irvine  
Robert DickmannP5-11 195 L-L 1986-12-25 Van Nuys,California A-2006-2011-
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)UCLA, Pepperdine U.  
Sheldon Draimin3B5-8 165 B-R 1954-- Van Nuys,California --   Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col  
Don DrysdaleP6-6 216 R-R 1936-07-23 Van Nuys,California MLB1956-19691956-1969   Van Nuys (Van Nuys,CA)  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Denver EdickC5-11 200 R-R 1981-12-20 Van Nuys,California Ind2003-2004-   Enka (Candler,NC)Western Carolina U., UNC Asheville  
Calvin EstradaOF6-1 225 - 1997-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2017-2019-   Crespi Carmelite (Encino,CA)Long Beach St, Col. the Canyons  
Mike FettersP6-4 226 R-R 1964-12-19 Van Nuys,California MLB1986-20041989-2004
1986- 1-  27-CAL
Iolani (Honolulu,HI)Pepperdine U.  
Darwin FreemanOF   - 1964-- Van Nuys,California --
1984- 4-  66-MIL
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)El Camino Col  
Max FriedP6-4 170 L-L 1994-01-18 Van Nuys,California MLB2012-20182017-2018
2012- 1-   7-SDN
Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood,CA)ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Connor GarelickIF6-0 185 R-R 1993-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2012-2014-   Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Pepperdine U., Col. the Canyons  
Joe GaultP6-5 190 R-R 1984-12-28 Van Nuys,California RK2003-2006-
2003-22- 658-MIN
Canyon (Canyon Country,CA)  
Thomas HalversonC6-2 180 R-R 1985-02-22 Van Nuys,California NCAA2006-2007-   Moorpark (Moorpark,CA)US Military Academy  
John HanleyC6-4 210 R-R 1958-- Van Nuys,California AA1977-1981-
1977- 2-  40-CHA
Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col  
Daniel HarpeP6-3 180 R-R 1974-12-29 Van Nuys,California A-1993-1998-
1993-17- 478-SDN
Junipero Serra (San Mateo,CA)  
John HarrisonOF5-11 155 B-R 1950-06-18 Van Nuys,California --
1972-16- 379-SFN
Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col  
Matt HartunianC5-11 190 R-R 1990-06-28 Van Nuys,California NCAA2011-2011-
Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col  
Kevin HernandezP6-2 190 R-R 1988-05-06 Van Nuys,California NCAA2005-2007-   Moorpark (Moorpark,CA)Loyola Marymount U., Moorpark Col  
Adam HilzendegerP6-4 190 R-R 1982-01-25 Van Nuys,California --
Palmdale (Palmdale,CA)Moorpark Col  
Jeff IcenogleP6-2 205 L-L 1984-05-30 Van Nuys,California A+2007-2010-   Hart (Newhall,CA)Pasadena City Col  
Bobby KazmirskiP6-3 200 R-R 1972-06-24 Van Nuys,California A+1995-1997-   Agoura (Agoura Hills,CA)UCLA, Fresno St  
Larry KillingsworthP6-0 170 R-R 1947-06-10 Van Nuys,California --
1965- 9- 162-PIT
David Starr Jordan (Long Beach,CA)  
John Klitsner1B6-0 175 L-L 1952-02-15 Van Nuys,California --
1970- 1-  15-BOS
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)  
Danny LarsonOF6-2 195 L-L 1972-01-24 Van Nuys,California A+1990-1994-
1990- 3-  76-PHI
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)  
Jason LefkowitzIF5-10 165 R-R 1983-11-16 Van Nuys,California NCAA2005-2006-   Agoura (Agoura Hills,CA)Loyola Marymount U., Solano CC  
Ozzie LewisRF6-5 210 R-R 1986-03-21 Van Nuys,California AA2005-2011-
2007-21- 662-MIN
Kennedy (Granada Hills,CA)Fresno St  
Jeff LightC-P6-4 210 R-R 1970-01-14 Van Nuys,California NCAA1988-1991-
1991-13- 359-OAK
Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)Stanford U.  
Robert LoprestiP   R-R Van Nuys,California --
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)Cal St Northridge  
Gary MarksP6-3 174 B-L 1949-02-20 Van Nuys,California --
1969- 2-  36-NYA
  Golden West Col, Pepperdine U.  
Jack McDowellP6-5 190 R-R 1966-01-16 Van Nuys,California MLB1985-19991987-1999
1987- 1-   5-CHA
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Stanford U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Byron McLaughlinP6-1 185 R-R 1955-09-29 Van Nuys,California MLB1977-19831977-1983
1973-   UDFA-MON
Santa Monica (Santa Monica,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col  
Graham MillerP6-2 205 L-L 1986-10-18 Van Nuys,California RK2009-2011-
2009-32- 967-LAN
Los Angeles Baptist (North Hills,CA)The Master's Col, Laney Col  
John MitchellP6-4 200 R-R 1974-08-25 Van Nuys,California RK1995-1995-
1995-25- 692-TOR
  Cal St Fullerton, UCLA  
Matt Moore3B6-3   L-R 1984-08-09 Van Nuys,California --
2004-22- 653-ANA
Hart (Newhall,CA)Oregon St  
Brett Munster2B6-2 190 R-R 1985-03-19 Van Nuys,California NCAA2004-2007-   Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)California  
Tyler Nevin3B6-4 200 R-R 1997-05-29 Van Nuys,California A+2015-2018-
2015- 1-  38-COL
Poway (Poway,CA)MinorsColorado Rockies (A+)
Wayne NixP6-5 210 R-R 1976-09-16 Van Nuys,California AA1995-2001-
1995- 4-  92-OAK
James Monroe (North Hills,CA)  
John NovakOF6-2 220 R-R 1976-01-15 Van Nuys,California A1999-1999-   El Camino Real (Woodland Hills,CA)UNLV  
Sean O'ConnellP6-4 190 L-R 1991-12-12 Van Nuys,California AAA2010-2017-
2010-15- 458-CHA
Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)Free Agent  
Jonathan Oller1B-3B5-11 210 R-R 1983-07-02 Van Nuys,California NCAA2002-2005-   Crespi Carmelite (Encino,CA)Loyola Marymount U.  
Edgar OlmosP6-5 180 L-L 1990-04-12 Van Nuys,California MLB2008-20172013-2015
2008- 3-  83-FLO
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)International  
Chris PiersollP6-4 195 R-R 1977-09-25 Van Nuys,California MLB1997-20072001-2001
1997-19- 574-CHN
Carlsbad (Carlsbad,CA)Fullerton Col  
Ryan PlattP6-1 185 R-R 1985-08-25 Van Nuys,California RK2006-2010-
2009-27- 826-MIL
Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills,CA)California-Riverside, Los Angeles Pierce Col  
Phil PolancoP6-0 200 R-R 1981-11-10 Van Nuys,California AAA2000-2005-   Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Cal St Northridge, Los Angeles Pierce Col, San Francisco  
Jeff Port3B   - 1950-- Van Nuys,California --
1968-15- 329-LAN
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)USC  
Ken Poulsen3B-SS6-1 190 L-R 1947-08-04 Van Nuys,California MLB1967-19671967-1967
1965- 3-  45-BOS
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)  
Justin RethwischCF6-1 187 L-L 1981-04-05 Van Nuys,California RK2001-2001-
Lancaster (Lancaster,CA)Antelope Valley Col  
Luke RiordanOF-IF6-3 215 L-L 1983-04-13 Van Nuys,California NCAA2003-2005-   Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)Cal St Northridge  
Matt RiordanOF6-2 195 R-R 1978-06-24 Van Nuys,California A1997-2001-
1999-14- 427-BAL
Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)Loyola Marymount U.  
James RiveroOF6-3 180 R-R 1982-01-31 Van Nuys,California NCAA2002-2002-   Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Loyola Marymount U.  
Richard SchafferC-3B   - 1947-- Van Nuys,California --
1965-34- 622-MLB
Birmingham (Van Nuys,CA)  
Mike SchultzP6-7 210 R-R 1979-11-28 Van Nuys,California MLB1998-20132007-2007
2000- 2-  69-ARI
Cleveland (Reseda,CA)Loyola Marymount U.Free Agent  
Jon SecristP5-11 180 R-R 1955-01-13 Van Nuys,California Ind1999-1999-      
Derek SesmaP5-11 160 R-L 1990-- Van Nuys,California NCAA2011-2014-   Los Angeles Baptist (North Hills,CA)Long Beach St, Los Angeles Pierce Col, Chico St  
P.C. ShawCOACH   - Van Nuys,California --   Montclair College Preparatory School (Van Nuys,CA)UCLA  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Justin Shults1B-OF6-3 205 L-R 1987-12-02 Van Nuys,California RK2008-2011-
Valencia (Santa Clarita,CA)California-Riverside  
D.J. SmithP6-3 190 R-R 1986-09-05 Van Nuys,California NCAA2006-2008-   Royal (Simi Valley,CA)California-Riverside  
Jimmy Smith1B6-1 190 B-L 1950-- Van Nuys,California --
1969- 2-  32-MIN
Angelo Songco1B6-0 175 L-R 1988-09-09 Van Nuys,California AA2007-2018-
2009- 4- 127-LAN
Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills,CA)Loyola Marymount U.Free Agent  
Craig SwanP6-3 215 R-R 1950-11-30 Van Nuys,California MLB1969-19841973-1984
1972- 3-  61-NYN
Millikan (Long Beach,CA)Arizona St  
Felipe TetelboinIF5-10 176 R-R 1981-12-02 Van Nuys,California NCAA2001-2002-
Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Missouri  
Matt ThayerOF5-10 173 R-L 1982-02-21 Van Nuys,California A+2002-2007-
2004-31- 912-SDN
Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood,CA)UCLA  
Chris ThogersenP6-5 210 R-R 1979-02-05 Van Nuys,California NCAA1999-2001-
1997-17- 525-BAL
Newbury Park (Newbury Park,CA)San Francisco  
Joe TodoroffP6-1 205 R-R 1983-08-23 Van Nuys,California NCAA2002-2005-   Granite Bay (Granite Bay,CA)California  
Thomas VessellaP6-6 205 R-L 1985-10-12 Van Nuys,California AAA2006-2014-
2006-11- 339-HOU
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)Whittier ColFree Agent  
John VoitaC6-0 200 R-R 1981-12-17 Van Nuys,California NCAA2002-2005-
Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Cal St Northridge  
Bob WalkP6-4 208 R-R 1956-11-26 Van Nuys,California MLB1976-19931980-1993
1976- 5- 101-PHI
Hart (Newhall,CA)Col. the Canyons  
Derek WallaceP6-3 215 R-R 1971-09-01 Van Nuys,California MLB1992-19991996-1999
1992- 1-  11-CHN
Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)Pepperdine U.  
Blair WaltersP6-0 200 L-L 1989-11-08 Van Nuys,California AAA2010-2016-
2011-11- 351-CHA
Oak Park (Oak Park,CA)Hawaii, Ventura ColFree Agent  
Dennis WatsonP   - 1953-- Van Nuys,California --
1972- 9- 114-BAL
Van Nuys (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col  
Robert WheatcroftP6-2 180 R-R 1967-07-28 Van Nuys,California A1989-1990-
1989-32- 817-BAL
Reseda (Reseda,CA)Cal St Northridge  
Randy White1B6-0 175 L-R 1965-03-16 Van Nuys,California --   Simi Valley (Simi Valley,CA)UCLA  
Nate WrightOF5-10 170 R-R 1978-01-22 Van Nuys,California AA2000-2001-   Saugus (Saugus,CA)Biola U.  
Kris ZacutoC-OF6-1 205 R-R 1979-10-16 Van Nuys,California Ind1999-2006-   St. Bernard (Playa del Ray,CA)Loyola Marymount U.  
Brian ZaunOF6-2 195 R-R 1974-05-14 Van Nuys,California A1995-1997-
1996-28- 838-LAN
Osseo (Osseo,MN)Butler U.  
Todd Zeile3B-1B6-1 200 R-R 1965-09-09 Van Nuys,California MLB1985-20041989-2004
1986- 2-  55-SLN
Hart (Newhall,CA)UCLA  

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname
GrantVan Nuys,CALancers
Montclair College Preparatory SchoolVan Nuys,CAMounties
BirminghamVan Nuys,CAPatriots
Van NuysVan Nuys,CAWolves
Robert Fulton College PrepVan Nuys,CAJaguars