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player name year award notes pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years draft info
Liam Hendriks 2023 -- p 6-0 235 R R 1989-02-10 Perth,AU MLB 2011-2023 2007-2023
2007-    UDFA-MIN
Justin Verlander 2022 -- p 6-5 235 R R 1983-02-20 Manakin-Sabot,VA MLB 2005-2024 2002-2024
2004-  1-   2-DET
Trey Mancini 2021 -- dh-1b 6-3 230 R R 1992-03-18 Winter Haven,FL MLB 2016-2023 2011-2023
2013-  8- 249-BAL
Salvador Perez 2020 -- c-dh 6-3 255 R R 1990-05-10 Valencia,VZ MLB 2011-2024 2007-2024
2006-    UDFA-KCA
Carlos Carrasco 2019 -- p 6-4 224 R R 1987-03-21 Barquisimeto,VZ MLB 2009-2024 2004-2024
2003-    UDFA-PHI
David Price 2018 -- p 6-5 215 L L 1985-08-26 Murfreesboro,TN MLB 2008-2022 2005-2022
2007-  1-   1-TBA
Mike Moustakas 2017 -- dh-3b 6-0 225 L R 1988-09-11 Los Angeles,CA MLB 2011-2023 2007-2023
2007-  1-   2-KCA
Jason Giambi 2005 -- dh 6-3 235 L R 1971-01-08 West Covina,CA MLB 1995-2014 1992-2014
1992-  2-  58-OAK
Paul Konerko 2004 -- 1b-dh 6-2 220 R R 1976-03-05 Providence,RI MLB 1997-2014 1994-2014
1994-  1-  13-LAN
Gil Meche 2003 -- p 6-3 220 R R 1978-09-08 Lafayette,LA MLB 1999-2010 1996-2010
1996-  1-  22-SEA
Tim Salmon 2002 -- rf 6-3 221 R R 1968-08-24 Long Beach,CA MLB 1992-2006 1989-2006
1989-  3-  69-CAL
Ruben Sierra 2001 -- rf 6-1 200 B R 1965-10-06 Rio Piedras,PR MLB 1986-2006 1983-2006
1982-    UDFA-TEX
Frank Thomas 2000 -- 1b-dh 6-5 270 R R 1968-05-27 Columbus,GA MLB 1990-2008 1987-2008
1989-  1-   7-CHA
John Jaha 1999 -- 1b 6-1 217 R R 1966-05-27 Portland,OR MLB 1992-2001 1985-2001
1984- 14- 358-MIL
Bret Saberhagen 1998 -- p 6-1 200 R R 1964-04-11 Chicago Heights,IL MLB 1984-2001 1983-2001
1982- 19- 480-KCA
David Justice 1997 -- rf-lf 6-3 200 L L 1966-04-14 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1989-2002 1985-2002
1985-  4-  94-ATL
Kevin Elster 1996 -- ss 6-2 200 R R 1964-08-03 San Pedro,CA MLB 1986-2000 1984-2000
1984-  2-  28-NYN
Tim Wakefield 1995 -- p 6-2 210 R R 1966-08-02 Melbourne,FL MLB 1992-2011 1988-2011
1988-  8- 200-PIT
Jose Canseco 1994 -- rf-lf 6-4 240 R R 1964-07-02 Havana,CU MLB 1985-2001 1982-2018
1982- 15- 392-OAK
Bo Jackson 1993 -- lf-cf 6-1 225 R R 1962-11-30 Bessemer,AL MLB 1986-1994 1983-1994
1986-  4- 105-KCA
Rick Sutcliffe 1992 -- p 6-7 215 L R 1956-06-21 Independence,MO MLB 1976-1994 1976-1994
1974-  1-  21-LAN
Jose Guzman 1991 -- p 6-2 195 R R 1963-04-09 Santa Isabel,PR MLB 1985-1994 1981-2002
1981-    UDFA-TEX
Dave Winfield 1990 -- rf 6-6 220 R R 1951-10-03 St. Paul,MN MLB 1973-1995 1971-1995
1973-  1-   4-SDN
Bert Blyleven 1989 -- p 6-3 207 R R 1951-04-06 Zeist,NT MLB 1970-1992 1970-1992
1969-  3-  55-MIN
Storm Davis 1988 -- p 6-4 207 R R 1961-12-26 Dallas,TX MLB 1982-1994 1979-1995
1979-  7- 175-BAL
Bret Saberhagen 1987 -- p 6-1 200 R R 1964-04-11 Chicago Heights,IL MLB 1984-2001 1983-2001
1982- 19- 480-KCA
John Candelaria 1986 -- p 6-7 230 L L 1953-11-06 New York,NY MLB 1975-1993 1975-1993
1972-  2-  47-PIT
Gorman Thomas 1985 -- of 6-2 210 R R 1950-12-12 Charleston,SC MLB 1973-1986 1973-1986
1969-  1-  21-SE1
Dave Kingman 1984 -- of-1b 6-6 210 R R 1948-12-21 Pendleton,OR MLB 1971-1986 1971-1987
1970-  1-   1-SFN
Alan Trammell 1983 -- ss 6-0 175 R R 1958-02-21 Garden Grove,CA MLB 1977-1996 1977-1996
1976-  2-  26-DET
Andre Thornton 1982 -- 1b 6-2 205 R R 1949-08-13 Tuskegee,AL MLB 1973-1987 1973-1987
1967-    UDFA-PHI
Richie Zisk 1981 -- of 6-1 208 R R 1949-02-06 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1971-1983 1971-1983
1967-  3-  56-PIT
Matt Keough 1980 -- p 6-3 190 R R 1955-07-03 Pomona,CA MLB 1977-1986 1977-1986
1973-  7- 167-OAK
Willie Horton 1979 -- of 5-11 209 R R 1942-10-18 Arno,VA MLB 1963-1980 1963-1982
1961-    UDFA-DET
Mike Caldwell 1978 -- p 6-0 185 R L 1949-01-22 Tarboro,NC MLB 1971-1984 1971-1984
1971- 12- 273-SDN
Eric Soderholm 1977 -- 3b 5-11 187 R R 1948-09-24 Cortland,NY MLB 1971-1980 1971-1980
1968-  1-   1-MIN
Dock Ellis 1976 -- p 6-3 210 B R 1945-03-11 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1968-1979 1968-1979
1964-    UDFA-PIT
Boog Powell 1975 -- 1b-of 6-4 240 L R 1941-08-17 Lakeland,FL MLB 1961-1977 1961-1977
1959-    UDFA-BAL
Fergie Jenkins 1974 -- p 6-5 210 R R 1943-12-13 Chatham,ON MLB 1965-1983 1965-1983
1962-    UDFA-PHI
John Hiller 1973 -- p 6-0 195 R L 1943-04-08 Toronto,ON MLB 1965-1980 1965-1980
1962-    UDFA-DET
Luis Tiant 1972 -- p 5-11 190 R R 1940-11-23 Mariano,CU MLB 1964-1982 1964-1982
1962-    UDFA-CLE
Norm Cash 1971 -- 1b 6-0 190 L L 1934-11-10 Justiceburg,TX MLB 1958-1974 1958-1974
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Clyde Wright 1970 -- p 6-1 185 R L 1941-02-20 Jefferson City,TN MLB 1966-1975 1966-1975
1965-  6- 107-CAL
Tony Conigliaro 1969 -- of 6-3 185 R R 1945-01-07 Revere,MA MLB 1964-1975 1964-1975
1962-    UDFA-BOS
Ken Harrelson 1968 -- 1b-of 6-2 190 R R 1941-09-04 Woodruff,SC MLB 1963-1971 1963-1971
1959-    UDFA-KC1
Dean Chance 1967 -- p 6-3 200 R R 1941-06-01 Plain City,OH MLB 1961-1971 1961-1971
1959-    UDFA-BAL
Boog Powell 1966 -- 1b-of 6-4 240 L R 1941-08-17 Lakeland,FL MLB 1961-1977 1961-1977
1959-    UDFA-BAL
Norm Cash 1965 -- 1b 6-0 190 L L 1934-11-10 Justiceburg,TX MLB 1958-1974 1958-1974
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