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Top Major Leaguers Drafted Players Recently Active Active Players PRO Players
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Grant Arnold2B5-9 145 L-R Topeka,Kansas Ind2017-2017-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Saint Mary Col  
Brett AshP6-2 195 R-R 1991-05-27 Topeka,Kansas AAA2014-2017-   Washburn (Topeka,KS)Washburn U.MinorsSeattle Mariners (AA)
Derek BaileyOF6-1 175 R-R 1984-03-24 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2004-2005-   Lawrence (Lawrence,KS)Kansas  
Tyler BakerC5-9 165 L-R 1993-03-08 Topeka,Kansas A+2012-2018-
2014-15- 450-ARI
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Wichita StFree Agent  
Tyler BeanP6-2 195 R-R 1989-05-25 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2009-2011-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Missouri St, Washburn U.  
Kent BeckerC5-9 190 R-R 1980-- Topeka,Kansas NCAA2001-2002-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Wichita St, Hutchinson CC  
Boomer BerryIF-OF5-11 180 L-R 1980-12-05 Topeka,Kansas A2000-2009-   West (Topeka,KS)Central Missouri  
Ben Carlson1B6-3 230 L-L 1987-10-08 Topeka,Kansas A2007-2010-
2009- 6- 185-CLE
Seaman (Topeka,KS)Missouri St  
Chris Carlson1B6-4 225 R-R 1984-01-07 Topeka,Kansas A+2004-2009-
2006-29- 862-DET
Seaman (Topeka,KS)New Mexico, Kansas St  
Nick CarlsonIF5-1 190 R-R 1986-05-09 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2005-2005-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)New Mexico  
Peyton CarsonP6-4 190 L-L 1999-06-07 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2019-2019-   Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Missouri St  
Jamell CervantezOF5-10 194 L-R 1988-11-10 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2008-2011-   Topeka West (Topeka,KS)Cincinnati, Hutchinson CC  
Eric CheraySS6-3 185 L-R 1992-12-11 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2012-2015-
2014-17- 522-OAK
Seaman (Topeka,KS)Missouri St  
Jackson CobbC-OF6-4 230 L-R 2000-- Topeka,Kansas --   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Kansas  
Ryan ColomboP-IF6-1 172 R-R 1995-01-30 Topeka,Kansas Ind2014-2017-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Drury U.  
Jordan CooperP6-2 190 R-R 1989-05-10 Topeka,Kansas AAA2009-2018-
2010- 9- 270-CLE
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Wichita StFree Agent  
Brandon CopelandOF6-0 205 R-R 1977-03-31 Topeka,Kansas A+1996-2000-
1995-32- 889-NYN
Washburn (Topeka,KS)  
Aaron CrowP6-2 205 R-R 1986-11-11 Topeka,Kansas MLB2006-20162011-2014
2009- 1-  12-KCA
Washburn (Topeka,KS)MissouriFree Agent  
John DeanOF6-5 200 L-L 1971-08-09 Topeka,Kansas --
Topeka (Topeka,KS)  
Rick DeHartP6-1 180 L-L 1970-03-21 Topeka,Kansas MLB1992-20081997-2003
1992-   UDFA-MON
Seaman (Topeka,KS)Washburn U.  
James DodsonP6-5 205 L-L 1953-- Topeka,Kansas --
1971-14- 338-NYA
Washburn (Topeka,KS)  
Lorenzo DouglasP6-0 175 R-R 1987-05-01 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2006-2009-
Sachse (Garland,TX)Texas Tech U., Weatherford Col, Chipola Col  
Keith DunkelSS   - 1969-- Topeka,Kansas --
Topeka West (Topeka,KS)  
Stephen EaganC5-11 210 R-R 1946-10-07 Topeka,Kansas --
1967- 6- 105-BOS
Hayden (Topeka,KS)Pittsburg St  
Ryan Finan1B6-5 220 L-R 1982-01-05 Topeka,Kansas AA2003-2008-
2004-21- 619-BAL
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Lamar U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jordan FloydP6-3 230 L-L 1995-02-23 Topeka,Kansas Rk2014-2018-
2017-10- 300-KCA
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Kansas StFree Agent  
David GaunttC6-0 200 R-R 1993-06-16 Topeka,Kansas A-2013-2017-
2016-18- 533-MIA
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Washburn U.MinorsMiami Marlins (A-)
Ty GearyP6-5 240 R-R 1992-03-12 Topeka,Kansas Ind2013-2017-   Topeka (Topeka,KS)Washburn U., Cowley Col, Crowder Col  
Kyle GeigerC6-3 215 R-R 1982-05-08 Topeka,Kansas AA2003-2008-
Center Grove (Greenwood,IN)Rend Lake Col  
Jeff Greene1B6-0 165 L-L 1966-06-08 Topeka,Kansas A+1986-1988-
1986- 5- 123-CHA
Oviedo (Oviedo,FL)Seminole St Florida  
Art Griggs1B-OF5-11 185 R-R 1883-12-10 Topeka,Kansas MLB1909-19181909-1918     Pittsburgh  
Darin GrimmettP6-2 170 R-R 1976-12-21 Topeka,Kansas Ind1998-2001-   Silver Lake (Silver Lake,KS)Washburn U.  
Ross GrimsleyP6-3 200 L-L 1950-01-07 Topeka,Kansas MLB1971-19861971-1982
1969- 1-  17-CIN
Frayser (Memphis,TN)Jackson St CC  
Jim HayesP6-3 180 R-R 1968-10-05 Topeka,Kansas A1987-1990-
1987- 3-  79-DET
Topeka (Topeka,KS)  
Dillon Hazlett2B-3B6-1 180 R-R 1989-01-22 Topeka,Kansas A+2010-2014-
2011-20- 603-SEA
Topeka (Topeka,KS)North Carolina, Emporia StFree Agent  
Jerad HeadOF6-1 195 R-R 1982-11-15 Topeka,Kansas MLB2002-20132011-2011
2006-   UDFA-CLE
Hayden (Topeka,KS)Washburn U., Kansas StFree Agent  
Theo HeflinP6-2 190 L-L 1981-05-28 Topeka,Kansas A-2000-2002-
2000-27- 806-SEA
Topeka West (Topeka,KS)Hutchinson CC  
Brogan HeinenP6-4 185 R-R 1996-09-18 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2016-2019-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Kansas St  
Clarence HeiseP5-10 172 L-L 1907-08-07 Topeka,Kansas MLB1934-19341934-1934      
Blair JohnsonP6-4 200 R-R 1984-03-25 Topeka,Kansas AA2002-2009-
2002- 2-  42-PIT
Washburn (Topeka,KS)  
Ken JohnsonP6-1 185 L-L 1923-01-14 Topeka,Kansas MLB1947-19521947-1952      
Shawn JoyP5-11 185 L-L 1986-06-03 Topeka,Kansas Ind2007-2012-   Topeka West (Topeka,KS)So.Illinois U., Cloud County CC  
Travis KatzenmeierUMP5-10 190 - 1964-12-05 Topeka,Kansas --      
Kevin KellyP6-0 180 L-L 1965-09-23 Topeka,Kansas A1985-1990-
1987- 9- 220-ATL
Great Bend (Great Bend,KS)Wichita St  
Matt KlusenerP6-5 190 L-L 1971-03-22 Topeka,Kansas --
Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)  
Steve KruegerP6-0 180 L-L 1957-04-01 Topeka,Kansas AA1980-1982-
1980- 4-  84-SEA
Topeka West (Topeka,KS)Garden City CC, Arkansas  
Jesse KutzkeP6-5 215 R-R 1997-07-05 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2016-2018-   Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Arkansas St, Allen County CC  
Riley LanduytOF5-9 195 R-R 1995-- Topeka,Kansas NCAA2014-2017-   Washburn (Topeka,KS)Creighton U., Johnson County CC  
Charles Lord1B6-2 185 R-R 1954-04-02 Topeka,Kansas A-1978-1979-     Washburn U.  
Blaine MatthewsSS6-0 175 R-R 1989-06-16 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2011-2011-   Washburn (Topeka,KS)Mercer U., Cloud County CC  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Connor McCriteOF6-1 180 L-L 1989-10-05 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2011-2013-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Nebraska-Omaha, Allen County CC  
Chris McCullochIF6-1 210 R-R 1984-10-22 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2005-2006-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)So.Illinois U., Allen County CC  
Guy McFadden1B   - 1872-09-03 Topeka,Kansas MLB1895-18951895-1895      
TJ McGreevyP6-2 244 R-R 1990-12-11 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2010-2013-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Wichita St  
Trent McMasterIF6-2 207 L-R 1995-09-19 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2015-2018-   Washburn (Topeka,KS)Kansas St, Coffeyville CC  
Jeremy MelvinP   - Topeka,Kansas Ind2017-2017-     Saint Mary Col  
Shawn Menke2B-SS5-9 175 R-R 1981-06-05 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2002-2003-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Texas-Arlington, Hutchinson CC  
Troy MentzerC6-2 205 R-R 1967-03-24 Topeka,Kansas A-1988-1989-
  Allen County CC, Kansas  
Larry MillerP6-0 195 L-L 1937-06-19 Topeka,Kansas MLB1964-19661964-1966
1959-   UDFA-LAN
Rob MusgraveP6-1 205 L-L 1985-09-26 Topeka,Kansas AAA2005-2011-
2008-14- 435-SDN
Santa Fe Trail (Carbondale,KS)Wichita St  
Ty NicholsIF6-2 160 B-R 1965-03-22 Topeka,Kansas AA1984-1989-
1983-24- 613-BAL
Dodge City (Dodge City,KS)  
Don O'RileyP6-3 205 R-R 1945-03-12 Topeka,Kansas MLB1969-19701969-1970
1965-   UDFA-KC1
Bennett OliverIF6-1 170 L-R 1993-02-10 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2012-2016-   Washburn (Topeka,KS)Purdue U., Hutchinson CC, Central Missouri  
Justin PoellP6-4 200 R-R 1979-02-06 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2000-2003-   Hayden (Topeka,KS)Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas-Fort Smith  
Dawson PomeroyIF-P6-4 210 -R 1998-01-06 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2017-2019-   Shawnee Heights (Topeka,KS)Campbell U., Barton County CC  
Dave ProctorP6-3 195 L-R 1968-03-17 Topeka,Kansas AA1988-1992-
1988- 1-  21-NYN
Topeka (Topeka,KS)Allen County CC  
Darrell Pruitt3B5-8 170 R-R 1963-11-03 Topeka,Kansas AA1984-1989-
1984-32- 751-CHA
Spanish Fork (Spanish Fork,UT)So.Utah U.  
Butch ReaIF6-0 180 R-R 1995-- Topeka,Kansas NCAA2014-2017-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Central Arkansas, Cowley Col, Northeastern St  
Robbie ReaIF-P6-0 196 R-R 1991-04-25 Topeka,Kansas Ind2011-2013-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Oklahoma St, Cowley Col  
James RedmonSS5-11 195 R-R 1948-- Topeka,Kansas --
1970-24- 573-WS2
Seaman (Topeka,KS)Western Michigan U., Washburn U.  
Vince RoddenOF5-9 170 L-L 1984-- Topeka,Kansas NCAA2005-2006-   Shawnee Mission South (Shawnee Mission,KS)New Mexico St, Johnson County CC  
Chad RodriguezP6-2 210 R-R 1973-10-16 Topeka,Kansas A1996-1997-      
Jon Schemmel2B5-11 190 R-R 1983-01-27 Topeka,Kansas AAA2003-2008-   Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie,MN)Minnesota, Concordia U.  
Adam SchroederP5-9 170 R-R 1984-- Topeka,Kansas NCAA2004-2006-   Seaman (Topeka,KS)Saint Louis U., Washburn U.  
Jeff ScottC5-11 190 R-R 1967-07-27 Topeka,Kansas A-1987-1987-
1987-22- 572-PHI
  Butler CC  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Brock SimpsonOF6-3 208 L-R 1985-11-15 Topeka,Kansas A-2005-2008-
Washburn (Topeka,KS)Kansas  
Robert Smith2B6-1 180 R-R 1969-11-13 Topeka,Kansas A1990-1992-
1990-10- 271-CLE
  Allen County CC  
Scott StrothP6-0 195 R-R 1968-09-28 Topeka,Kansas A1990-1992-
  Kansas St, Fort Scott CC  
Scott TaylorP6-3 200 R-R 1966-10-03 Topeka,Kansas MLB1986-19971995-1995
1988-15- 383-SEA
Arkansas City (Arkansas City,KS)Kansas  
John TetuanP6-0 205 R-R 1980-09-16 Topeka,Kansas A-2001-2004-
2002- 9- 261-COL
Hayden (Topeka,KS)Wichita St  
Mike TorrezP6-5 210 R-R 1946-08-28 Topeka,Kansas MLB1965-19851967-1984
1964-   UDFA-SLN
Topeka (Topeka,KS)  
Jason Totman2B5-9 170 R-R 1972-11-03 Topeka,Kansas A1994-1996-
1995- 7- 173-SDN
McPherson (McPherson,KS)Texas Tech U.  
Kent WilliamsonP6-2 175 R-R 1987-06-18 Topeka,Kansas NCAA2008-2008-
Hayden (Topeka,KS)New Mexico St, Cowley Col  
JP WrightOF6-4 205 R-R 1967-05-12 Topeka,Kansas A1988-1989-
1988-25- 649-MIN
Seaman (Topeka,KS)Washburn U.  
Shane WrightP6-3 224 R-R 1976-10-28 Topeka,Kansas A1996-2001-
1999- 9- 272-PIT
Hayden (Topeka,KS)Texas Tech U.  
Ryan ZeferjahnP6-4 190 R-R 1998-02-28 Topeka,Kansas A-2017-2019-
2019- 3- 107-BOS
Seaman (Topeka,KS)KansasMinorsBoston Red Sox (A-)

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname
Shawnee HeightsTopeka,KSThunderbirds
Topeka WestTopeka,KSChargers

College and PRO Teams

TopekaPecos LeagueInd
Washburn UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

2016Topeka Train RobbersPecos LeagueIndyIndy
2013Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College
2014Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College
2015Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College
2016Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College
2017Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College
2018Washburn UniversityMid-America Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 2College

Ballparks and Stadiums

Stadium Name
Falley Field