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Homer Stryker

The Northwoods League has had tremendous success preparing the elite collegiate athletes across the country for the minor leagues.  Thus, many former players have advanced their way to the Big Leagues.  Below is a current list of NWL players that are in Major League Baseball.

 Name Position NWL Team Year Pro Affiliate Level League Team Status Draft Round Year
Asche, Cody INF Duluth 2009-10 Philadelphia MLB National Philadelphia Active Philadelphia 4 2011
Barmes, Clint INF Kenosha/Waterloo 1998-99 Pittsburgh MLB National Pittsburgh Active Colorado 10 2000
Black, Victor RHP La Crosse 2007 NY Mets MLB National New York Active Pittsburgh 1 2009
Brantly, Rob C La Crosse 2009 Miami MLB National Miami Active Detroit 3 2010
Calhoun, Kole OF Eau Claire 2007-09 LA Angels MLB American LA Angels Active LA Angels 8 2010
Craig, Allen OF Alexandria 2003,05 St. Louis MLB National St. Louis Active St. Louis 8 2006
Crawford, Brandon INF Mankato 2005 San Francisco MLB National San Francisco Active San Francisco 4 2008
Descalso, Daniel INF Wisconsin 2006 St. Louis MLB National St. Louis Active St. Louis 3 2007
Dirks, Andy OF Brainerd 2006-07 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Detroit 8 2008
Duda, Lucas OF Alexandria 2006 NY Mets MLB National New York Active NY Mets 7 2007
Ethier, Andre OF Rochester 2002 LA Dodgers MLB National Los Angeles Active Oakland 2 2003
Flynn, Brian LHP Rochester 2009/11 Miami MLB National Miami Active Detroit 7 2011
Gee, Dillon RHP Brainerd 2005 NY Mets MLB National New York Active NY Mets 21 2007
Goins, Ryan INF Waterloo 2008 Toronto MLB American Toronto Active Toronto 4 2009
Gorzelanny, Tom LHP St. Cloud 2001 Milwaukee MLB National Milwaukee Active Pittsburgh 2 2003
Granderson, Curtis OF Mankato 2001 NY Yankees MLB American New York Active Detroit 3 2002
Halton, Sean INF Mankato 2006 Milwaukee MLB National Milwaukee Active Milwaukee 13 2009
Hannahan, Jack INF Mankato 1999 Cincinnati MLB National Cincinnati Active Detroit 3 2001
Holaday, Bryan C Alexandria 2008 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Detroit 6 2010
Hundley, Nick C Alexandria 2004 San Diego MLB National San Diego Active San Diego 2 2005
Janssen, Casey RHP Wisconsin 2000-01 Toronto MLB American Toronto Active Toronto 4 2004
Jennings, Dan LHP Waterloo 2006-07 Miami MLB National Miami Active Florida 9 2008
Johnson, Erik RHP Alexandria 2009 Chicago WS MLB American Chicago WS Active Chicago WS 2 2011
Kieschnick, Roger OF St. Cloud 2006 San Francisco MLB National Giants Active San Francisco 3 2008
LeCure, Sam RHP Brainerd 2005 Cincinnati MLB National Cincinnati Active Cincinnati 4 2005
Melancon, Mark RHP Duluth 2004 Pittsburgh MLB National Pittsburgh Active NY Yankees 9 2006
Neshek, Pat RHP Wisconsin 2000 Oakland MLB American Oakland Active Minnesota 6 2002
Pacheco, Jordan INF La Crosse 2005 Colorado MLB National Colorado   Active Colorado 12 2007
Pagnozzi, Matt C Madison 2002 Houston MLB American Houston Active St. Louis 8 2003
Petricka, Jacob RHP Mankato 2009 Chicago WS MLB American Chicago Active Chicago WS 2 2010
Pierre, Juan OF Manitowoc 1996 Miami MLB National Miami Active Colorado 13 1998
Pillar, Kevin OF Wisconsin 2010 Toronto MLB American Toronto Active Toronto 32 2011
Reed, Evan RHP Waterloo 2005 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Texas 3 2007
Reynolds, Matt LHP Rochester 2006 Arizona MLB National Arizona Active Colorado 20 2007
Rodriguez, Fernando RHP Duluth 2003 Houston MLB American Houston Active LA Angels 18 2003
Ruf, Darin INF Wisconsin 2007 Philadelphia MLB National Philadelphia Active Philadelphia 20 2009
Sale, Chris LHP La Crosse 2008 Chicago WS MLB American Chicago Active Chicago WS 1 2010
Sanchez, Tony C Battle Creek 2007 Pittsburgh MLB National Pittsburgh Active Pittsburgh 1 2009
Scherzer, Max RHP La Crosse 2004 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Arizona 1 2006
Semien, Marcus INF Alexandria 2009-10 Chicago WS MLB American Chicago WS Active Chicago WS 6 2011
Smyly, Drew LHP Duluth 2009 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Detroit 2 2010
Straily, Dan RHP St. Cloud 2009 Oakland MLB American Oakland Active Oakland 24 2009
Wagner, Neil RHP Mankato 2004-05 Toronto MLB American Toronto Active Cleveland 21 2005
Walters, Zach INF Duluth 2009 Washington MLB National Washington Active Arizona 9 2010
Willingham, Josh OF Austin 1998-99 Minnesota MLB American Minnesota Active Florida 17 2000
Worth, Danny INF Alexandria 2006 Detroit MLB American Detroit Active Detroit 2 2007
Zimmermann, Jordan RHP Eau Claire 2006 Washington MLB National Washington Active Washington 2 2007
Zobrist, Ben OF Wisconsin 2003 Tampa Bay MLB American Tampa Bay Active Houston 6 2004