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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Cy AlbertsP6-0 230 R-R 1882-01-14 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1910-19101910-1910      
Tom AmanteOF5-10 185 R-R 1961-01-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan AA1983-1987-   Chaffey (Ontario,CA)La Verne, Chaffey Col  
Walter AndersonP6-2 160 L-L 1897-09-25 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1917-19191917-1919     Central Michigan U.  
Steve BarberP6-1 190 R-R 1948-03-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1970-19711970-1971
1969-   UDFA-MIN
Blair (Blair,MD)Arizona, La Verne  
Austin BatkaP5-10 150 L-L 1996-- Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2015-2018-   Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Illinois-Chicago, Michigan  
Harry BerriosOF5-11 205 R-R 1971-12-02 Grand Rapids,Michigan AAA1991-2006-
1993- 8- 231-BAL
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Louisiana St  
Randy Betten2B5-11 170 R-R 1971-07-28 Grand Rapids,Michigan AAA1994-1999-
1995-26- 704-CAL
Newlife Christian (Highland,CA)Arizona St, Riverside CC  
Kyle BoboltsIF-P5-10 165 R-R 1991-02-18 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2010-2013-   Middleville-Thornapple-Kellogg (Middleville,MI)Oakland U.  
Kyle BoehmP6-1 190 R-R 1983-04-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan A-2002-2005-
2004-17- 499-BAL
Rockford (Rockford,MI)Oakland U.  
Brad BrasserP6-6 225 L-R 1974-10-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA1994-1997-
1993-37-1025-SEA
Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Northwestern U.  
Brandon CableIF6-2 205 R-R 1993-07-21 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2013-2014-   Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Tony ClausenP-OF5-11 180 R-L 1985-09-17 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2005-2008-   Jenison (Jenison,MI)Michigan St  
Jim Command3B6-2 200 L-R 1928-10-15 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1954-19551954-1955   Creston (Grand Rapids,MI)  
Kevin DalsonSS5-9 165 L-R 1966-12-19 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK1986-1989-
1989-26- 668-CHN
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan St  
Al DeVormerC6-0 175 R-R 1891-08-19 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1918-19271918-1927      
Mark DeweyP6-0 207 R-R 1965-01-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1987-20071990-1996
1987-23- 594-SFN
Jenison (Jenison,MI)Grand Valley St  
Chuck DuquetteP6-1 175 B-R 1965-02-23 Grand Rapids,Michigan A1987-1988-      
Don Eaddy3B5-11 165 R-R 1934-02-16 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1959-19591959-1959
1955-   UDFA-CHN
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan  
Rob EllisOF-3B5-11 180 R-R 1950-07-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1970-19801971-1975
1971- 1-   3-MIL
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan St  
Jay EngstromP6-1 175 L-L 1977-06-28 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2000-2001-   Rogers (Wyoming,MI)Grand Valley St, Grand Rapids CC  
Drew FarmerOF5-9 175 L-L 1993-09-08 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2013-2016-   Rockford (Rockford,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Brent Gates2B-3B6-1 190 B-R 1970-03-14 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1989-19991993-1999
1991- 1-  26-OAK
Grandville (Grandville,MI)Minnesota  
Michael GeddesP6-3 217 R-R 1983-10-21 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK2003-2005-
2002-30- 884-TBA
Jenison (Jenison,MI)Yavapai Col  
Jeffrey GordonC6-1 195 R-R 1972-01-24 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind1996-1997-      
Kevin GordonP6-3 200 R-R 1976-09-16 Grand Rapids,Michigan A1997-1999-
1998- 3-  90-COL
  Central Florida  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Shaun GraggC6-2 215 L-R 1977-12-14 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK1998-2000-
2000-37-1101-MIL
  Central Michigan U.  
Brandon HarmsenP6-3 200 R-R 1981-12-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+2001-2007-
2002- 6- 186-NYA
Jenison (Jenison,MI)Grand Rapids CC  
Andre HarrisOF5-10 185 R-R 1988-11-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2010-2010-   Creston (Grand Rapids,MI)South Carolina-Upstate, Grand Rapids CC  
Jesse HernandezP6-1 200 R-R 1988-08-23 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+2007-2014-   Grandville (Grandville,MI)Central Michigan U., Grand Rapids CCFree Agent  
Casey HorjusP6-9 210 L-L 1996-10-31 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2016-2016-   East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Osbe HoskinsOF5-11 170 R-R 1961-- Grand Rapids,Michigan A+1982-1984-
1982- 7- 161-SDN
Creston (Grand Rapids,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Logan HudsonIF6-1 195 R-R 1997-07-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2018-2018-   Caledonia (Caledonia,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Jon HuizingaP6-3 220 R-R 1979-10-16 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+1999-2014-   South Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan StFree Agent  
Larry IkeP6-4 200 R-R 1950-12-22 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA1970-1972-
1973- 1-   8-DET
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan St  
Drew JenisonOF6-0 180 L-L 1984-12-12 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2006-2007-   Jenison (Jenison,MI)Oakland U., Grand Rapids CC  
Jordan KeurOF5-11 175 R-R 1990-06-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2010-2013-   Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)Michigan St  
Kyle KleinIF6-1 175 R-R 1989-09-26 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2009-2012-   West Catholic (Grand Rapids,MI)Eastern Michigan U.  
Dan KneibelP6-4 170 R-R 1988-08-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2010-2011-   Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Rick KreugerP6-2 185 R-L 1948-11-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19781975-1978
1971-   UDFA-BOS
Lee (Lee,MI)Michigan St  
Alex LakatosP6-2 210 R-R 1991-11-24 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK2011-2014-   Forest Hills Central (Ada,MI)MichiganFree Agent  
Jonah LakatosP-OF6-4 200 R-R 1994-03-08 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2013-2017-   Forest Hills Central (Ada,MI)Oakland U.  
Doc LavanSS5-8 151 R-R 1890-10-28 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1913-19241913-1924     Michigan, Hope Col  
Ed Lucas3B-2B6-4 205 R-R 1982-05-21 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB2001-20162013-2014
2004- 8- 235-KCA
Spruce Creek (Port Orange,FL)Dartmouth ColFree Agent  
Destan Makonnen1B-OF6-2 210 L-R 1985-10-24 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2008-2010-     Grand Rapids CC, Ouachita Baptist U.  
Matt MalewitzP6-1 190 L-L 1989-04-26 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2009-2012-   East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids,MI)Bowling Green St, Grand Rapids CC  
Del MathewsP6-4 220 L-L 1974-10-31 Grand Rapids,Michigan AAA1993-2003-
1993- 5- 152-ATL
Fernandina Beach (Fernandina Beach,FL)  
Rick MillerOF6-0 185 L-L 1948-04-19 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1969-19851971-1985
1969- 2-  37-BOS
Union (Grand Rapids,MI)Michigan St  
Mike NixonP5-11 175 L-L 1989-07-15 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2008-2011-   Catholic Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Central Michigan U.  
Terry O'HearnOF6-1 185 R-R 1956-08-07 Grand Rapids,Michigan --
1974-23- 517-DET
Catholic Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Fred OlmsteadP5-11 170 R-R 1881-07-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1908-19111908-1911      
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Kaleb OrtP6-4 230 R-R 1992-02-05 Grand Rapids,Michigan AA2016-2018-   Lowell (Lowell,MI)Aquinas ColMinorsNew York Yankees (A+)
Mike OttP6-1 190 R-R 1979-08-04 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2003-2004-     Calvin Col  
Al PlatteOF5-7 160 L-L 1890-04-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1913-19131913-1913      
Andy Postema3B6-0 175 R-R 1966-09-09 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+1990-1991-
1987-35- 907-DET
  Grand Rapids CC  
Ross PowellP6-0 180 L-L 1968-01-24 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1989-19961993-1995
1989- 3-  80-CIN
Cedar Springs (Cedar Springs,MI)Michigan  
Aaron ReidP6-3 200 R-R 1980-01-15 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2002-2003-   Forest Hills Central (Ada,MI)Aquinas Col  
Thomas RentschierP6-6 220 R-L 1958-12-21 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+1983-1985-      
D.J. ReyburnUMP5-9 175 - 1976-10-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan --      
Dave RozemaP6-4 200 R-R 1956-08-05 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1986
1975- 4-  71-DET
Grand Rapids Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC  
Kyle SchepelP6-1 235 R-R 1990-08-07 Grand Rapids,Michigan AAA2009-2018-   Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Valley StFree Agent  
Thomas SchultzOF   - 1958-- Grand Rapids,Michigan --
1976-26- 589-DET
Union (Grand Rapids,MI)  
Corey SessionsP6-3 215 - 1994-04-19 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2016-2017-     Davenport U.  
Jackson ShaverP6-7 210 R-R 1997-- Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2016-2018-   Forest Hills Northern (Grand Rapids,MI)Eastern Michigan U., Grand Rapids CC  
William ShepleyP6-1 180 R-L 1993-05-17 Grand Rapids,Michigan A-2013-2016-
2015-31- 943-BAL
Salisbury School (Salisbury,CT)UNC WilmingtonFree Agent  
Bob SimonsonOF6-2 220 R-R 1964-05-30 Grand Rapids,Michigan AA1984-1993-
1984- 2-  46-MIL
Sparta (Ellis Grove,IL)Taft Col  
Joe SkinnerP6-2 245 L-L 1985-02-19 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2004-2007-   South Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Arkansas, Illinois-Chicago, Lincoln Trail Col  
Mitch SlauterC6-1 215 R-R 1991-05-10 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2012-2013-   Olathe North (Olathe,KS)Mississippi St, Barton County CCFree Agent  
Zack SmithP6-5 230 L-L 1991-03-24 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2012-2013-   West Catholic (Grand Rapids,MI)SE Missouri St, Grand Rapids CC, Lewis and Clark CC  
Mickey StanleyOF6-1 195 R-R 1942-07-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1961-19781964-1978
1961-   UDFA-DET
Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC  
Austin StephensP6-5 210 L-L 1993-04-27 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind2012-2018-   Rockford (Rockford,MI)South Alabama, Grand Rapids CC, Davenport U.  
Zach StraayerP6-0 160 R-R 1982-- Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2003-2004-     Western Michigan U., Grand Rapids CC  
Lou Stringer2B5-11 173 R-R 1917-05-13 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1941-19501941-1950   Washington (Los Angeles,CA)  
Michael ThompsonP5-10 170 B-R 1985-05-03 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK2005-2005-      
Sonny ThompsonOF6-2 180 R-R 1976-04-28 Grand Rapids,Michigan A-1998-1998-   Grand Rapids Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Aquinas Col, Grand Rapids CC  
Ryan Van OeverenSS6-0 175 B-R 1972-11-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan A1994-1995-
1995-26- 731-MON
Grandville (Grandville,MI)Michigan  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jacob Vander WalOF5-11 170 - 1997-- Grand Rapids,Michigan --   Forest Hills Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Ohio St  
John Vander WalRF-LF6-2 197 L-L 1966-04-29 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1987-20041991-2004
1987- 3-  70-MON
Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Matt VriesengaP6-5 190 R-R 1977-08-28 Grand Rapids,Michigan A2000-2001-
2000-37-1103-SLN
  Western Michigan U.  
Dustin VugteveenOF6-1 205 R-R 1979-08-26 Grand Rapids,Michigan A2000-2002-
2001-19- 578-ARI
Grandville (Grandville,MI)Grand Valley St  
Ryan WaldhartC-IF5-9 165 B-R 1987-12-30 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2008-2011-   Kenowa Hills (Grand Rapids,MI)Oakland U.  
John Walker2B5-9 170 L-R 1971-11-04 Grand Rapids,Michigan A+1993-1994-
1993-35- 975-BOS
  Grand Rapids CC  
Reggie WaltersP6-2 200 L-L 1978-12-06 Grand Rapids,Michigan Ind1997-2002-   Muskegon (Muskegon,MI)Grand Valley St, Grand Rapids CC  
Casper WellsLF-RF6-2 205 R-R 1984-11-23 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB2003-20152010-2013
2005-14- 420-DET
Schenectady (Schenectady,NY)Towson U.Free Agent  
Kurtis Wells1B6-6 235 L-R 1983-05-05 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2004-2005-     Central Michigan U.  
Ross WestdorpP6-1 165 B-R 1986-04-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2005-2008-   Catholic Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Western Michigan U., Lincoln Trail Col  
Adam WhiteP6-2 180 R-R 1980-08-02 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2000-2004-   Jenison (Jenison,MI)Michigan St  
Alex WierengaP6-4 190 R-R 1989-09-22 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2009-2012-   West Catholic (Grand Rapids,MI)Oakland U.  
Jack WisnerP6-3 195 R-R 1899-11-05 Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1919-19261919-1926     Eastern Michigan U.  
Billy Zbacnik1B6-5 235 L-L 1981-04-20 Grand Rapids,Michigan RK2003-2005-
1999-32- 983-HOU
University of San Diego (San Diego,CA)Lynn U.  
Jordan ZylstraP6-0 190 R-R 1992-- Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2011-2013-   Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Ball St, Lincoln Trail Col  
Josh ZyskowskiP6-2 220 R-R 1983-08-23 Grand Rapids,Michigan NCAA2003-2006-   Grand Rapids Christian (Grand Rapids,MI)Maine, Grand Rapids CC  

High Schools

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High School NameLocationNickname
Ottawa HillsGrand Rapids,MIBengals
Catholic CentralGrand Rapids,MICougars
Grand Rapids CentralGrand Rapids,MIRams
CrestonGrand Rapids,MIPolar Bears
Grand Rapids ChristianGrand Rapids,MIEagles
UnionGrand Rapids,MIRed Hawks
West CatholicGrand Rapids,MIFalcons
South ChristianGrand Rapids,MISailors
Kenowa HillsGrand Rapids,MIKnights
East Grand RapidsGrand Rapids,MIPioneers
Forest Hills NorthernGrand Rapids,MIHuskies
Forest Hills CentralGrand Rapids,MIRangers

College and PRO Teams

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TeamLeagueLevel
West MichiganMidwest LeagueA
Aquinas CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA
Grand Rapids Community CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA
Calvin CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA
Cornerstone UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA
Davenport UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

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YearTeamLeagueLevelCategory
2013Aquinas CollegeWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2014Aquinas CollegeWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2015Aquinas CollegeWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2017Aquinas CollegeWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2018Aquinas CollegeWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2016Calvin CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2017Calvin CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2018Calvin CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2017Cornerstone UniversityWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2018Cornerstone UniversityWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2017Davenport UniversityWolverine-Hoosier Athletic ConferenceNAIACollege
2018Davenport UniversityGreat Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceNCAA Div 2College
2012Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2013Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2014Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2015Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2016Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2017Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2018Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
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