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Pro baseball: A look at Oklahomans in MLB, minor leagues entering opening day

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Carl Albert alum J.T. Realmuto will make his regular-season debut with the Phillies on Thursday against the Braves. [AP Photo/Lynne Sladky]
Carl Albert alum J.T. Realmuto will make his regular-season debut with the Phillies on Thursday against the Braves. [AP Photo/Lynne Sladky]

Here’s a look at players, coaches and managers with Oklahoma connections in professional baseball. The Major League Baseball list includes only players on the roster or still in position battles entering Thursday’s opening day.

Major League Baseball

Brett Anderson, Athletics (Stillwater)

Brian Anderson, Marlins (Deer Creek)

Chase Anderson, Brewers (OU)

Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks (Broken Arrow)

Dylan Bundy, Orioles (Owasso)

Brian Flynn, Royals (Owasso)

Michael Fulmer, Tigers (Deer Creek)^

Koda Glover, Nationals (OSU/Heavener)

Jon Gray, Rockies (OU/Eastern/Chandler)

Andrew Heaney, Angels (OSU/Putnam City)

Tim Hill, Royals (Bacone)

Josh James, Astros (Western Okla. St.)

JaCoby Jones, Tigers (Chickasha*)

Matt Kemp, Reds (Midwest City)

Ramon Laureano, Athletics (NEO)

Jordy Mercer, Tigers (OSU/Taloga)

J.T. Realmuto, Phillies (Carl Albert)

Garrett Richards, Padres (OU/Edmond Memorial)^

Andrelton Simmons, Angels (Western Okla. St.)

Brad Wieck, Padres (OCU)

Free agents

Evan Gattis (Seminole St.)

Dallas Keuchel (Tulsa Kelley)

Minors

Lane Adams, Phillies (Red Oak)

Vincenzo Aiello, Marlins (OU)

Reza Aleaziz, Dodgers (OSU)

Xavier Altamirano, Athletics (ORU)

Tim Arakawa, Angels (OSU)

Miguel Ausua, Rockies (ORU)

Jeb Bargfeldt, Tigers (Owasso)

Blake Battenfield, White Sox (OSU/Verdigris)

George Bell, Giants (Connors St.)

Garrett Benge, Red Sox (OSU/Yukon)

Connor Berry, Red Sox (OU)

Tyler Buffett, Reds (OSU)

Holden Capps, Royals (UCO/Redlands/Lawton)

Trey Cobb, Mets (OSU/Broken Arrow)

Corey Copping, Blue Jays (OU)

Cale Coshow, Yankees (OC/Deer Creek)

J.R. Davis, Cardinals (OSU)

Dean Deetz, Astros (NEO)

Pedro Diaz, Yankees (Carl Albert St.)

Jake Elliott, White Sox (OU)

Justin Ferrell, Astros (Connors St./Wagoner)

Kohl Franklin, Cubs (Broken Arrow)

Ralph Garza, Astros (OU)

Chi Chi Gonzalez, Rockies (ORU)

Yariel Gonzalez, Cardinals (USAO)

Alec Hansen, White Sox (OU)

Austin Hansen, Astros (OU)

Ian Hardman, Astros (Seminole St.)

Cade Harris, Rockies (OU)

Thomas Hatch, Cubs (OSU/Jenks)

Jon Heasley, Royals (OSU)

Taylor Hearn, Rangers (OBU)

Ryan Helsley, Cardinals (NSU/Sequoyah Tahlequah)

Cal Hernandez, Mariners (ORU)

Cam Hill, Indians (Redlands/El Reno)

Carter Hope, Royals (Tulsa*)

Adrian Houser, Brewers (Locust Grove)

Bryce Howe, Marlins (ORU/Claremore)

Jason Hursh, Braves (OSU)

Jake Irvin, Nationals (OU)

Zach Jackson, Blue Jays (Berryhill)

Mac James, Rays (OU)

Jake Jewell, Angels (NEO/Norman)

Caleb Knight, Cubs (Checotah)

Cameron Knight, Cardinals (Westmoore)

Dusten Knight, Twins (Tahlequah)

Pete Kozma, Tigers (Owasso)

Matt Kroon, Phillies (OSU)

Jonathan Lacroix, Astros (Seminole St.)

Carson LaRue, Astros (OSU/Dewey)

Jonathan Laureano, Indians (Connors St.)

Gavin LaValley, Reds (Carl Albert)

Jon Littell, Dodgers (OSU/Stillwater)

Sicnarf Loopstok, Indians (Western Okla. St.)

Barrett Loseke, Yankees (Jenks)

Tyler Lyons, Pirates (OSU)

Damien Magnifico, Diamondbacks (OU)

Renae Martinez, Diamondbacks (OU)

Jack Mayfield, Astros (OU)

Brendan McCurry, Astros (OSU/Roff)

Justin McGregor, Reds (ORU)

Thomas McIlraith, Mets (OU)

Julian Merryweather, Blue Jays (OBU)

Trey Michalczewski, White Sox (Jenks)

Lane Milligan, Red Sox (OCU)

Sheldon Neuse, Athletics (OU)

Antonio Nunez, Astros (Western Okla. St.)

Steven Okert, Giants (OU)#

Dillon Overton, Padres (OU/Weatherford)

Matthew Page, Nationals (OBU)

Juan Paulino, Astros (Western Okla. St.)

Michael Peoples, Indians (Western Okla. St.)

Devon Perez, White Sox (OU)

Jon Perrin, Royals (OSU)**

Chris Pike, Rays (OCU)

Logan Porter, Royals (NWOSU)

Lane Ramsey, White Sox (OU)

Remey Reed, Marlins (OSU)

Matt Reynolds, Nationals (Tulsa Kelley)

Jacob Rhame, Mets (OU)

Trey Riley, Braves (OSU)

Blake Rogers, Padres (OU)

Robie Rojas, Brewers (OSU)

Josh Rolette, Indians (Shawnee)

Jordan Romano, Blue Jays (ORU)

Casey Sadler, Rays (Western Okla. St./Ripley)

Tyler Saladino, Brewers (ORU)

Wilfred Salaman, Brewers (Carl Albert St.)

Daniel Salters, Indians (Eufaula)

Caleb Simpson, Giants (Seminole St./Norman North)

Burch Smith, Brewers (OU)

Dylan Snypes, Mets (ORU)

Teddy Stankiewicz, Red Sox (Seminole St.)

Kyler Stout, Diamondbacks (ORU/Tulsa Union)

Ben Strahm, Giants (NSU)

Cory Taylor, Giants (Owasso)

Carson Teel, Nationals (OSU/Stillwater)

Jackson Tetreault, Nationals (Cameron Univ.)

Collin Theroux, Athletics (OSU)

Cody Thomas, Dodgers (OU)

Nathan Thompson, Astros (OBU)

Kelby Tomlinson, Diamondbacks (Elgin)

Abraham Toro, Astros (Seminole St.)

Grant Townsend, Blue Jays (ORU)

Jose Trevino, Rangers (ORU)

Kyle Tyler, Angels (OU/Westmoore)

Conner Uselton, Pirates (Southmoore)

Taylor Varnell, White Sox (ORU/Western Okla. St./Sayre)

Ryan Vilade, Rockies (Stillwater)

Steele Walker, White Sox (OU)

Donnie Walton, Mariners (OSU/Tulsa Kelley)

Drew Ward, Nationals (Leedey)

Braden Webb, Brewers (Owasso)

Matt Whatley, Rangers (ORU/Claremore)

Andy Wilkins, Braves (Broken Arrow)

Garrett Williams, Giants (OSU)

Corey Zangari, White Sox (Carl Albert)

MLB Managers/Coaches

Ron Gardenhire, Tigers (Okmulgee)

A.J. Hinch, Astros (Midwest City)

Jeff Salazar, Rockies (OSU/Connors St./Putnam West)

Reggie Willits, Yankees (OU/Seminole St./Fort Cobb-Broxton)

*-Birthplace

^-Will miss 2018 season due to injury

#-Recently designated for assignment

**-Will serve 50-game suspension for violation of minor league drug program

Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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