The University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is one of the most successful programs in college sports. Since 1897, they have been a member of both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), competing for championships every year. Under head coach Dave Van Horn, the program has become even more successful with multiple SEC titles and College World Series appearances to their credit since he took over in 2003. With 75 consecutive seasons under their belt, all eyes are on what this storied program will do next.
- Dave Van Horn
- Kevin Kopps
- Andrew Benintendi
- Cayden Wallace
- Peyton Pallette
- Zach Jackson
- Matt Reynolds
- Robert Moore
- Heston Kjerstad
- Jeff King
- Trevor Stephan
- Kevin McReynolds
- Ryne Stanek
- Blaine Knight
- Brian Anderson
- Ronn Reynolds
- Jalen Beeks
- James McCann
- Dallas Keuchel
- Evan Lee
- Drew Smyly
- Casey Martin
- Craig Gentry
- Barrett Astin
- Brett Eibner
- Tom Pagnozzi
- Eric Hinske
- Mike Oquist
- Jess Todd
- Logan Forsythe
- Mike Bolsinger
- Blake Parker
- Andy Wilkins
- Norm DeBriyn
- Kevin Campbell
- Jimmy Kremers
- Scott Pose
- Darrel Akerfelds
- Les Lancaster
- D. J. Baxendale
- Babe Ellison
- Dick Hughes
- Bubba Carpenter
- Sid Benton
- Skeeter Kell
- Cody Clark
- Brady Toops
- Colby Suggs
1. Dave Van Horn
- 1980–1981: McLennan CC
- 1982: Arkansas
- Position(s): Infielder
- 1985–1988: Arkansas (GA)
- 1989–1993: Texarkana
- 1994: Central Missouri State
- 1995–1997: Northwestern State
- 1998–2002: Nebraska
- 2003–present: Arkansas
Van Horn is the current head coach of Arkansas, having been appointed in December 2016. He previously served as an infielder and coaching assistant for the Razorbacks from 1985 to 1988.
Vanhorn led Central Missouri State to back-to-back NCAA Division I baseball championships in 1995 and 1996, becoming just the second coach in NCAA history (after Bob Knight) to lead two teams to national titles in consecutive seasons.
After leaving Northwestern State following the 1997 season, Van Horn spent four years as hitting coach for the Texas Rangers before joining Arkansas' staff in 2001.
His tenure with Arkansas has seen him guide his team to a .653 winning percentage, making him one of only six coaches ever with 700 or more wins at any level of play.
In September 2017, it was announced that Van Horn would become head coach of the Razorbacks effective immediately after being given a three-year contract extension running through 2021–22.
As Coach Dave’s batting average approaches 1 million (.990), he can now add “Head Baseball Coach” on his resume.
2. Kevin Kopps
- SEC Pitcher of the Year (2021), Dick Howser Trophy (2021), Golden Spikes Award (2021)
In 2019, Kopps made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres. He is a starting pitcher who has started 36 games in his career to date. Kopps was drafted by the Padres in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University.
Prior to joining the majors, he played for three seasons in the minors (2016-2018).
In 2018, he led Minor League Baseball with 216 strikeouts and also finished 3rd in ERA among all pitchers with at least 175 innings pitched (1.79). His strikeout totals are even more impressive when you consider that he throws mostly fastballs: 83% fastball on average.
His success as a starter thus far may be due to his ability to mix things up - often going from an extreme offspeed pitch early on in an at bat (.9% slider) before settling back into his fastball later (.8%).
3. Andrew Benintendi
- All-Star (2022), World Series champion (2018), Gold Glove Award (2021), Golden Spikes Award (2015), Dick Howser Trophy (2015)
Andrew Benintendi was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft. In his debut season with the Red Sox, he hit .288 with 18 home runs and 64 RBIs.
He continued to perform well in his second and third seasons with Boston, hitting a combined .296 with 30 home runs and 106 RBIs. Benintendi was traded to the Chicago White Sox during the 2018 offseason, where he has since enjoyed success both on and off of the field.
In 2019, he led all American League left fielders in WAR (Wins Above Replacement) at 3.1%. He is currently playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2020 and is expected to contend for an MVP award this season.Andrew Benintendi is a 23-year old left fielder for the Boston Red Sox.
He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft and has spent his entire career with them, appearing in over 400 games. Benintendi has been an All-Star several times and won a World Series title with the team in 2018.
He's also received plenty of accolades during his time, including three Golden Glove Awards (2015, 2017, 2021), two Silver Slugger Awards (2018, 2019), and one Dick Howser Trophy (2015).
In addition to playing baseball professionally, he played college ball at Arkansas before being drafted by Boston. Fans will be excited to see him when he returns from injury later this year as.
he is still very dangerous at bats even when not 100%. His 73 home runs are second all time on the Red Sox behind only Jacoby Ellsbury's 105 homers and should give any pitcher nightmares if they have to face him.
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4. Cayden Wallace
Wallace was drafted by the Royals in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Wallace spent most of his junior year at Wichita State before transferring to Oklahoma Baptist for his senior season.
In 132 games with Wichita State and Oklahoma Baptist, he hit .327 with 10 home runs and 62 RBIs.
Wallace played in all five rounds of the playoffs for Kansas City, batting .391 (8-for-21) with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs in seven games en route to the team's World Series championship appearance.
Wallace is expected to start at third base for Kansas City this season after playing mostly second base last year as part of rookie Freddy Galvis' development plan Cayden Wallace is a talented pitcher who has worked hard to improve his game.
He has a strong arm and can throw any pitch in the book. Wallace is also an excellent hitter, able to hit for power as well as average.
His dedication level to baseball is evident by the countless hours he spends practicing and working on his craft. Cayden Wallace's future looks bright, with plenty of potential to be one of the best pitchers in all of Minor League Baseball.
5. Peyton Pallette
Peyton Pallette is a 21-year old pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Peyton was drafted in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the White Sox. Prior to being drafted, Peyton attended college at UCLA where he played baseball and basketball.
In 2018, Peyton pitched for Team USA during their World Baseball Classic run where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Cuba.
After his stint with Team USA, Peyton returned to play for UCLA and led them to a Pac 12 Championship as well as an appearance in the College World Series final game against Florida State - which they lost 6-1.
In 2019, Peyton made his major league debut with the White Sox and has been pitching well so far this season (4 wins & 2 losses). Peyton Pallette was born in Benton, Arkansas on December 9th, 1961.
He is an American actor and director who has appeared in a variety of roles in film and television over the course of his career. His most famous role may be that of Peter Petrelli on the popular TV series "Heroes" (2006-2011), for which he won two Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy Awards.
In 2012, he starred as Uncle Billy in the independent feature film "The Overnighters". Pallette currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, actress Bonnie Bedelia.
6. Zach Jackson
Zach Jackson was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Class-A Burlington Bees that same year, and went on to make 14 starts for them before being promoted to Double-A Midland in 2017.
After making seven starts for Midland, Jackson was called up to Oakland's Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds in June of that year. At Nashville he finished out the season making five more starts, posting a 2–1 record with a 3.27 ERA over those six appearances (40 innings pitched).
In 2018 Jackson began the season back at Nashville but after only four appearances there he was transferred to Sacramento where he posted a 4–0 mark with one save and a 1.59 ERA over 38 innings pitched (allowing just 48 hits).
On July 25th Jackson made his major league debut for Oakland against Cleveland as part of an eight-man rotation due to injuries sustained by two other starters; however.
He did not lasting long into what would have been his second inning as he gave up three earned runs on four hits without recording an injury or strikeout while allowing two baserunners reach base via hit batsman.
Overall Zach recorded 0 strikeouts over 2 innings pitched while giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits which ultimately resulted in him getting thrown out trying to steal second base midway through his third appearance.
Hence ending any chance of becoming "the new flame thrower" across town Jackson is currently pitching with Triple A Sacramento River Cats who are fighting tooth and nail for their playoff lives having lost 20 games so far this season.
7. Matt Reynolds
Reynolds was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Reynolds made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2016, hitting .269/.344/.424 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 131 games.
In 2017, Reynolds had a breakout season, batting .282/.355/.475 with 20 HR and 86 RBI in 148 games. Reynolds hit 26 home runs for Cincinnati in 2018, ranking him second on the team behind Joey Votto's 38 homers.
On July 31st, 2019 it was announced that Reynolds had signed a three-year contract extension with the Reds worth $30 million dollars ($15M per year).
Reynold is known for his strong defensive play at shortstop; he has led all National League shortstops in fielding percentage twice (2015 & 2017) and put up above-average numbers every other year since 2014 when he became a full-time starter at shortstop (.979 fielding %).
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8. Robert Moore
Moore was drafted in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Moore has spent time with both Class A Wisconsin and Class AA Biloxi, batting .271/.348/.460 with 20 home runs and 86 RBI between the two levels.
Moore made his major league debut on July 26th, 2018 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and went 0-for-4 with a walk. He finished 2018 playing in 53 games for Milwaukee, hitting.
235/.309/.424 while also tallying 3 homers and 17 RBIs. In 2019 he's been splitting time at second base (where he started) and shortstop (after Christian Yelich was traded to Miami).
Through 89 games played this season, Moore has hit .259/.343/.410 with 7 homers and 31 RBIs overall - good numbers for a middle infielder but not great.
When compared to other players at that position in baseball today who are significantly more expensively signed or have had better career starts thus far than Moore does statistically speaking (.293 BABIP vs 29% for Moore).
9. Heston Kjerstad
Heston Kjerstad was born on September 25th, 1992 in Nairobi, Kenya. He started playing baseball at the age of six and quickly developed a love for the sport.
In 2009, he moved to America where he attended college and played minor-league baseball with several teams before signing with the Orioles in 2017. Kjerstad is known as an excellent defensive catcher and has compiled a batting average of .266 over his career thus far.
He made his major league debut on July 29th, 2017 against the Blue Jays and has since appeared in 63 games overall for Baltimore (47 starts).
Heston Kjerstad is a 23-year-old outfielder for the Texas Rangers. He was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2017.
In 132 games played between AAA and MLB, he has batted .284 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs. Heston is known for his speed, having stolen 131 bases in 133 attempts across two levels of baseball (AAA & ML).
His favorite pastime off the field is spending time with his wife and two young children; he also enjoys fishing, playing basketball, golfing, skiing, biking, and running marathons.
10. Jeff King
Jeff King is a veteran infielder who has spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. King had an up-and-down season in 2016, but he remains one of the team's key players.
He has performed well at both second and third base throughout his career, and is considered to be a solid defender overall.
In 2001, King led the National League with 137 hits while earning MVP honors as Pittsburgh reached the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.
Jeff was born and raised in Marion, Indiana and attended Purdue University before being drafted by the Pirates in 1986.
Jeff King made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1989. He played for the Kansas City Royals from 1997-1999 and had a batting average of .256, 154 home runs, and 709 RBIs during that time frame.
Jeff also won three Silver Slugger Awards as well as two Gold Glove Awards while playing in the Majors. After his retirement from baseball, Jeff became a sports radio analyst for ESPN Radio and Fox Sports 1 covering various sporting events including Major League Baseball games.
11. Trevor Stephan
Trevor Stephan is a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He was drafted by the Tribe in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University.
In his rookie season, he appeared in 20 games, posting an 8-5 record with a 3.48 ERA and 85 strikeouts over 103 innings pitched.
Stephan made his major league debut during September of 2017 and went on to post a 2-1 record with a 5.69 ERA over 27 appearances (27 starts).
His 2018 campaign was cut short due to Tommy John surgery but he returned in 2019 and posted an 11-7 record with a 3.85 ERA and 166 strikeouts over 161 innings pitched between Triple-A Columbus and Cleveland's regular rotation.
Trevor Stephan was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 21st round of the 2021 MLB Draft.
He made his major league debut with the Tribe on April 3, 2021. In 96 total games over two seasons with Cleveland, Stephan has a 9-6 record and an ERA of 3.54.
Trevor is known for his control and strikeouts – he's struck out 157 batters in 96 games played. Trevor is currently a member of the Guardians (a minor league team) after being acquired from Cleveland in late August 2022.
12. Kevin McReynolds
McReynolds was drafted in the 1st round of the 1979 draft by the Seattle Mariners. He played for six teams over his 18-year career, most notably with the Boston Red Sox (1986–1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999), and Chicago White Sox (2000).
McReynolds holds several team records including most home runs in a season by a right fielder (39 in 1998) and most consecutive games with at least one hit (24 from April 8 to 22, 1995).
In 2006, he became just the sixth player ever to have 3,000 hits, 500 doubles, 300 home runs and 250 stolen bases in an MLB career.
On November 6th 2009 he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of its first class of elections.
McReynolds was a two-time All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award in 1987. He played for the Padres, Mets, Royals and Mets before ending his MLB career with the New York Mets in 1994. McReynolds had an impressive batting average of .265 throughout his career and hit 211 home runs.
He was also very successful on the basepaths as he drove in 707 runs during his ten seasons in MLB. Kevin McReynolds is remembered by many fans for his dazzling performance at Shea Stadium when he slugged three home runs against the Dodgers back in 1988.
One of which remains as one of baseball's all-time great moments After retiring from professional baseball, Kevin has continued to work as a broadcaster for various networks across.
America including Fox Sports Network and ESPN Radio where he regularly contributes color commentary on games involving his former teams, particularly those that take place at Citi Field (the Mets' new ballpark).
13. Ryne Stanek
- Win–loss record: 7–13
- Earned run average: 3.34
- Strikeouts: 355
- World Series champion (2022)
Stanek was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6th round of 2009 MLB Draft, but did not sign with them. He opted to attend college at Texas A&M University before being traded to Tampa Bay in 2017.
Stanek made his debut for the Rays on May 14, 2017 and finished the season with a 3-3 record and 2.92 ERA in 43 games (42 starts). His success led him to be named AL Rookie of The Month for May.
In 2018, Stanek pitched for Houston where he had a 4-9 record with an ERA of 5.11 in 26 starts Stanek was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB draft.
He made his big league debut with the Rays in 2018 and posted a 3.34 ERA over 36 appearances (26 starts). In 2019, Stanek moved to Miami where he registered a 7–13 record with 355 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.99 over 33 appearances (27 starts).
The right-hander joined the Houston Astros for the 2020 season and has posted an 8–10 record with 260 strikeouts and a 3.75 ERA so far this year.(through 6/5).
14. Blaine Knight
Blaine Knight, who played for the Razorbacks from 2018-2020, is a talented infielder with experience at both second and third base. Knight was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
He will join their Rookie League affiliate, the Gulf Coast League Orioles. In his two seasons with Arkansas, Knight compiled an overall record of 34-20 (.619) with three doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs in 65 games played.
At 6'1", 205 pounds, Blaine Knight has good size for an infielder and projects to have above-average range as well.
The 23-year-old lefty hitter also showed promise as a pitcher during his college career; he posted a 2.95 ERA over 156 innings pitched between Little Rock Central High School and Arkansas while striking out 159 hitters compared to just 48 walks (2BB/9IP).
15. Brian Anderson
Anderson was drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Miami Marlins. In 2018, Anderson hit a career-high 23 home runs with 83 RBI for the Miami Marlins.
He also had a .285 batting average and led all third basemen in WAR (wins above replacement) that season. Anderson is expected to become a free agent at the end of this year, and there are rumors that he might sign with either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers.
Anderson made his MLB debut in September 2017 and has since played for the Miami Marlins. Anderson is a switch hitter and has hit 57 home runs in just over two seasons with the Marlins. He also has 233 RBIs and is batting average .256 throughout his career to date.
Anderson was drafted by the Cardinals in 2012, but ended up signing with Miami instead due to playing time concerns with St Louis at that point of his career In total, he's batted .271/.351/.481 with 226 home runs and 1096 RBIs in 1131 games played across all levels of baseball.
16. Ronn Reynolds
Reynolds was drafted by the Mets in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft. Reynolds made his MLB debut with the New York Mets on September 29, 1982. He played for them until 1987.
After leaving baseball, Reynolds worked as a catcher instructor for several teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins before retiring in 2002.
In 2006, he was inducted into Wichita's Hall of Fame and in 2010 he received an award from Baseball America as one of its "100 Greatest Minor League Players."
Reynolds is currently a special assistant to general manager Sandy Alderson with the Mets organization Ronn Reynolds was born on July 5th, 1950 in Los Angeles, California.
He played baseball for the San Diego Padres from 1990-1991 and had a batting average of .188 with 4 home runs and 21 RBIs in 31 games.
After playing for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1986-1987 and Houston Astros from 1987-1988, Reynolds signed with the Mets as a free agent in 1989. In New York he hit .236 with 17 home runs over three seasons before retiring at age 36 after the 1992 season.
Reynolds is currently an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1 covering Spring Training and regular season games on their telecasts as well as various online platforms including Sporting News Radio (link: https://www2aussiesportsradioonline1stto1millionlivebloggingtipsandtricksfromtheworldsmostfamoussportsbroadcasterronnreynolds).
A four-time All-Star selection, Ronn Reynolds still holds several franchise records including most hits by a second baseman (1,309), most doubles (363) and most stolen bases by a second baseman (186).
17. Jalen Beeks
Jalen Beeks is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was drafted by the team in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB Draft and made his debut in 2016.
Jalen is one of four children born to parents who both played baseball at some point in their lives, which helped him develop an early love for the sport.
After graduating from high school, Jalen attended Arkansas State University where he starred as a pitcher for the Bulldogs baseball team.
In 2017, Beeks was named Sun Belt Pitcher of The Year after posting a 2-1 record with a 1.53 ERA and 43 strikeouts over 39 innings pitched that season while helping ASU clinch its first conference championship since 2007.
In 2018, Beeks again led ASU to victory as he finished second in voting for Sun Belt Pitcher of The Year behind Georgia's Michael Wacha Jr. His 14 victories were also tied for third most all time at ASU and set new single-season records for wins (14) and strikeouts (165).
Beeks will make his Major League Baseball debut this season with Tampa Bay after being called up on September 4th following injuries suffered by starter Blake Snell.
18. James McCann
- All-Star (2019)
McCann was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2010 MLB draft. McCann made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2014 and has since played for the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.
In 2018, he led all catchers in home runs and batting average while playing for the Mets. McCann is a switch hitter who throws right-handed.
He is considered one of the top hitting catchers in baseball and is known for his strong throwing arm as well as his offensive skills at catcher James McCann was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft.
He made his debut with the team in 2014, and has played for them ever since. McCann is a switch hitter who bats right-handed.
In 2019, he became an All Star after batting .289 with 32 home runs and 114 RBIs on season long basis while leading the American League in slugging percentage (.579). He also led all AL players in hits (203), doubles (41), total bases (299), extra base hits (87) and OPS (.971).
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19. Dallas Keuchel
- 2× All-Star (2015, 2017), World Series champion (2017), AL Cy Young Award (2015), 5× Gold Glove Award (2014–2016, 2018, 2021), AL wins leader (2015)
Dallas Keuchel is a 35-year-old pitcher who has been with the Houston Astros since 2012. He has had a decent career, but he really came into his own in 2017 when he led the American League in wins and strikeouts.
Keuchel will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, so there's no telling what team he'll sign with next year. Dallas Keuchel is a talented pitcher who has won multiple awards and accolades during his career.
He was born in Houston, Texas, in 1988 and played college baseball at the University of Arkansas. After spending time with the Astros organization as a minor leaguer, he made his big league debut in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the best pitchers in the game.
In 2015, he became only the second player ever to win both an AL Cy Young Award and World Series MVP award (the other being Roger Clemens).
Keuchel has been incredibly durable over his career – missing just 10 starts since making his MLB debut – which has led to him becoming one of baseball’s most consistent starters over the past few years.
20. Evan Lee
Evan Lee was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Evan is a left-handed pitcher who currently attends Bryant University.
He has yet to play in an official game for Washington, but he made his debut with their rookie league team earlier this year. Evan has a 3-0 record and a 0.69 ERA in three starts with the Rookie League Nationals so far this season.
Evan's father played college baseball at Oregon State, so it seems like pitching may have been something that was always in his blood.
We're excited to see what else he can do as he continues to develop as a player and young man. Evan Lee made his MLB debut with the Washington Nationals on June 1st, 2022.
Evan pitched in one game for the Nationals and lost it by a score of 0-1. In that game, he gave up seven earned runs on nine hits over just four innings of work. As of now, Evan Lee has not had much success in the majors - however he is still only 21 years old and has time to improve.
21. Drew Smyly
- World Series champion (2021)
Drew Smyly was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 13, 1989. He made his MLB debut for the Detroit Tigers in 2012 and has been with them ever since. Drew Smyly has a 53-47 record with 922 strikeouts in 1099 innings pitched over six seasons.
His ERA is 4.10 and he's averaged 922 strikeouts per season since entering the league.
The left-handed pitcher has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners during his career so far. Smyly is a former starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Smyly has also played in the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Philadelphia Phillies organizations over his six-year career.
Smyly was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 but did not sign with them and instead went to college at Vanderbilt University where he helped lead them to their first national championship in 2009 as a sophomore starter.
In 2010, Smyly made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers and would go on to have two successful seasons there before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays midway through 2012 season.
After spending three seasons with Tampa Bay, Smyly was traded midseason of 2014 to Texas Rangers where he finished out that year strongly before getting dealt again at the trade deadline that year to Philadelphia Phillies who gave him some stability until 2019 when he signed with San Francisco Giants organization.
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22. Casey Martin
Casey Martin is a shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was drafted in the first round of the 1997 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, but he never played for them.
The Phillies acquired him in a trade with the Brewers in 2004. Martin has been an All-Star twice and won three Gold Gloves Award during his time with the Phillies. In 2009, he led all shortstops in RBIs and batting average.
He announced his retirement from baseball on January 25th, 2015 after playing 10 seasons with five different teams including Philadelphia and Milwaukee (twice). Casey Martin is married to Angie and they have two children: daughter Riley (born 2001) and son Ryder (born 2007).
Casey is a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher in the Cardinals organization. He was drafted out of high school by St. Louis in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft and made his professional debut with rookie ball affiliate, Great Lakes Loons.
Martin has shown great potential as a starting pitcher and has been among the top performers for both Rookie Ball and AA Quad Cities this season, posting an ERA of 1.84 over 41 2/3 innings pitched combined between both levels while striking out 39 batters against just 11 walks.
Casey's fastball ranges from 87 to 94 mph but he also throws a slider, changeup, and forkball which give him five effective pitches to attack hitters with on any given night.
His strong command allows him to keep hitters off balance all year long and should continue to develop into one of the better pitching prospects in baseball.
23. Craig Gentry
Craig Gentry is an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles. He made his MLB debut in 2009 with the St Louis Cardinals. In 2016, he was traded to the Orioles and has been a mainstay on their roster ever since.
Craig Gentry bats right-handed and throws right-handed. His career batting average is .267 with 95 home runs and 344 RBIs in 615 games played over 11 seasons in the majors Craig Gentry made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 2009.
In 2013, Gentry was traded to the Oakland Athletics and played there until 2015. He then spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Angels before signing with the Baltimore Orioles in 2017. Gentry had a breakout season in 2018, batting .262 with 7 home runs and 104 RBIs for Baltimore.
Craig Gentry is a versatile player who can play all three outfield positions well and has experience at both first base and second base as well as shortstop.
He will be an important part of whatever team he joins next season, as he brings speed, power, defense and hitting ability to any lineup he enters into.
Craig Gentry is one of those players that always gives 100% effort on every pitch no matter what situation it may be in; this makes him very difficult to beat when playing against him.
24. Barrett Astin
Barrett Astin is a right-handed pitcher who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. He was drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners but did not sign with them and instead chose to play college baseball at Arkansas.
After his junior season, Barrett was considered one of the top pitchers available in the 2013 MLB Draft and was selected by Tampa Bay Rays with their first pick. In 2016, he signed a minor league contract with Oakland Athletics and made his debut that year as a reliever.
In 2018, he pitched for Team Israel during their World Baseball Classic qualification campaign and earned silver medal after losing to Taiwan in final round (7 innings). The following year, Barrett re-signed with Oakland Athletics on an undisclosed deal.
25. Brett Eibner
Brett Eibner is a free agent pitcher and outfielder who has played in the MLB for the Kansas City Royals. Brett Eibner had a win-loss record of 0-0 through his first two seasons in the MLB, but he increased that total to 2-1 in 2020 with ERA of 3.10.
Brett Eibner throws right and bats left, so he can play either outfield position or catcher if necessary.
As an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State University, Brett Eibner made his MLB debut with the Royals in 2016 and has been playing ever since then without any signs of slowing down Brett Eibner is a professional baseball player who has played for the Kansas City Royals (2016) and Oakland Athletics (2016).
Brett Eibner was born on October 25, 1990 in San Diego, California. In 2015, he represented the United States at the WBSC Premier12 tournament in Tokyo where his team finished second overall. Brett Eibner bats left-handed and throw right-handed.
He is married to Ashley Eckstein and they have two children together - daughter Harper Grace and son Ryder Chase.
26. Tom Pagnozzi
- All-Star (1992), 3× Gold Glove Award (1991, 1992, 1994)
Pagnozzi was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1987 and made his MLB debut a year later. He played for the Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and Washington Nationals over the course of his career.
Pagnozzi retired in 2006 after playing in 595 games across all nine seasons of his professional career.
After retirement from baseball, Pagnozzi became a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies organization before being released at the end of 2013 season.
In 2014, Pagnozzi joined Fox Sports as an analyst covering Major League Baseball and other sports leagues on television broadcasts around the country In 2015 he began hosting "The Tom Paganozzi Show" podcast which is available on iTunes and SoundCloud 7.
In 2018 he announced that he would be leaving Fox Sports to focus exclusively on his new business venture - The Tom Paganozi Foundation - focused on helping underprivileged children pursue their dreams through sport.
27. Eric Hinske
- 3× World Series champion (2007, 2009, 2016), AL Rookie of the Year (2002)
Eric Hinske was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 1997 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2002 and played for them until 2013.
In total, he hit 137 home runs and batted .249 over 622 games. After leaving Toronto, Hinske spent time with Arizona before retiring at the end of the 2013 season.
Eric is now a baseball analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports 1 where he comments on game footage and provides analysis of players' performances during live broadcasts.
Hinske spent his entire 10-year big league career with the Toronto Blue Jays, helping lead them to three World Series championships. Hinske also played for the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays before spending two seasons (2008-2009) as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Following his playing career, Hinske served as an assistant coach with both the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels organizations before being named manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2019.
28. Mike Oquist
Oquist is a pitcher who made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 1993. Oquist was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1988, but he never played for them due to injury.
He signed with the Orioles and spent six seasons with the team before accepting an offer from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays midway through the 2000 season. Oquist retired after playing one more game for Tampa Bay in 2001, ending his career at age 34.
After retiring from baseball, Oquist worked as a pitching coach for various teams including stints with Tampa Bay (2005-2006), Detroit (2007) and Kansas City (2008).
In 2012, he became bullpen coach for Milwaukee Brewers where he remains today Oquist had a successful career with the Oakland Athletics, winning 25 games in his only season there.
Oquist was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 but did not sign and played for their minor league affiliate instead. He made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 1996, pitching to a 5.46 ERA before being traded to Oakland later that year.
In 1997, he finished second in Rookie of The Year voting behind teammate Eric Chavez and led the A's to an appearance in the World Series that year (they lost to Cleveland).
After losing most of 1998 due to injury, Oquist bounced back strong in 1999 finishing with 31 wins while posting a sub-5 ERA and 351 strikeouts – all career highs at this point.
Unfortunately, his career came crashing down after that as he spent time on waivers twice before retiring following 2000 season at age 29 due to elbow issues which required Tommy John surgery.
Returning briefly for 2001 campaign but then hanging up for good at 32 years old having totaled 251 innings pitched over 8 seasons (.248/.294/.413 line).
29. Jess Todd
Jess Todd is a pitcher who has played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers. Todd was drafted by the Tigers in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Longview High School in Texas.
He made his debut with the Tigers on September 1, 2013 against the Minnesota Twins and went on to make 4 appearances that season.
In 2014, he appeared in 11 games (9 starts) and posted a 3-5 record with a 5.56 ERA before being placed on waivers at the end of May 2015 and sent to Triple A Toledo where he finished up his ML career appearing in 19 games (15 starts).
After retiring from baseball, Jess began coaching youth baseball teams near his home town of Longview, TX as well as working as an athletic trainer assistant at LHS football game days while continuing to pitch occasionally for local semi-pro organizations throughout East Texas.
30. Logan Forsythe
Forsythe was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. Forsythe made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2011 and has since played for several other teams, including the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Forsythe is a right-handed batter and thrower who bats left-handed. He has had some success at the big league level, batting over .240 on occasion.
Forsythe is currently a second baseman for the Dodgers organization but could very well end up playing elsewhere in 2020 as he nears free agency age (35).
Forsythe seems to be a popular player among teammates and fans alike, due partly to his likable personality as well as his strong play on the field Logan Forsythe won the Platinum Glove Award in 2018, becoming just the 10th player in MLB history to win both a Gold Glove and Platinum Glove.
Forsythe also finished 2nd overall on the ballot for fan voting for the All-Star Game that year with over 675,000 votes.
Originally drafted by San Diego Padres in 2011, Forsythe made his big league debut with Tampa Bay Rays later that season and has since played for Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), Minnesota Twins (2018) and Texas Rangers (2019).
With 71 home runs over six seasons, Logan is one of baseball's most potent hitters from both sides of the plate. He was born on July 29th, 1992 in Pensacola Beach Florida and currently resides in Dallas Texas with wife Ashtonlin and daughter Harper Rose.
31. Mike Bolsinger
- NPB All-Star (2018)
Mike Bolsinger was born on January 29, 1988 in McKinney, Texas. After pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB from 2014-2017, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent in 2018.
In 2019, he was traded to the Chiba Lotte Marines of NPB and has been fairly successful there.
He is 34 years old and likely has several more seasons left in him if things stay stable with his current team; however, it's possible that an MLB club could sign him at any time if they're looking for a veteran pitcher to help out their rotation or bullpen.Bolsinger, who was undrafted out of college, made his MLB debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014.
After posting a record of 8-19 as a starter for the D'Backs over three seasons, he was traded to the Dodgers in 2015 and reworked into their bullpen where he had more success.
In 2017 Bolsinger signed with Toronto and had an outstanding year, going 17-8 with 3.79 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 227 innings pitched (both career highs).
The 28-year old landed on injured reserve late in 2018 but is expected to be ready for 2019 season opener after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this year.
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32. Blake Parker
Blake Parker is a former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. After starting his career with the Cubs, he was traded to the New York Yankees in 2016.
In 2017, he pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies before being released by both teams at the end of that season.
He has since signed with the Tampa Bay Rays and will begin playing in 2018. Blake Parker throws right-handed and bats left-handed Blake Parker is a veteran left-handed pitcher with 16 wins and 11 losses on his MLB record.
Blake has had some trouble holding runners off the base during batting practice, as he has allowed 43 stolen bases in 73 attempts over the course of his career.
Despite this flaw, Blake's strikeouts are high (383) and he gets ground balls at a rate of 56%. The Chicago Cubs traded for him in 2012 and after one season sent him to Seattle for Michael Saunders, which proved to be a good move as both players have been successful since then.
Allen Webster was also acquired by Seattle from Cleveland on that day but failed to live up to expectations so it could be argued that trading for Parker was better overall despite the initial struggles.( Source: ESPN ).
33. Andy Wilkins
Andy Wilkins is a 34-year-old first baseman who has played for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Brewers' triple-A affiliates. He was drafted by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB draft and made his major league debut with them in 2013.
In 2016 he was traded to Texas where he spent most of the season playing for their minor league affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks before being released at year's end.
Since then he has been playing for Colorado Springs where he hit .269/.339/.457 with 26 home runs and 81 RBI in 115 games played this season.
Andy Wilkins is a strong hitter who can do damage both from left field and at first base, making him an important part of any team's lineup Andy Wilkins is a former outfielder for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.
He was drafted by the White Sox in the third round of the 2007 MLB draft, and made his debut with them in 2014.
In 2016, he was traded to the Brewers and played his final season there before retiring at age 32. Wilkins has a batting average of .134 with one home run and five RBIs in 119 career games.
He also threw out 44% of attempted base stealers during his time as an outfielder, which is impressive given how often runners try to take advantage of poor defensive plays from outfielders.
Overall, Andy Wilkins had a solid but unspectacular career in Major League Baseball that ended prematurely due to injury – he’ll be missed by fans of both teams he played for.
34. Norm DeBriyn
- 1970–2002: Arkansas
Norm DeBriyn is a legendary coach who had a long and successful coaching career. He first arrived in Arkansas as an assistant coach under Tommy Lasorda, then took over the head coaching position in 1970.
During his time at Arkansas, he led his teams to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances and five College World Series championships (1979, 1985, 1987, 1989).
He retired from coaching after 2002 but remains active in scouting and development work with young players.
Norm DeBriyn is the winningest coach in Arkansas baseball history, having led the Razorbacks to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances and four College World Series appearances.
DeBriyn also holds several records within Arkansas baseball, including most wins (1,032), best winning percentage (.722) and most seasons with at least 50 wins (eight).
Norm DeBriyn was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He currently serves as an assistant coach for Louisiana State University Tigers baseball team.
35. Kevin Campbell
Campbell was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 7th round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He made his debut with the A's on July 19, 1991. Campbell pitched 8 innings and surrendered 3 earned runs while striking out 5 batters.
In 1993, he had a breakout season pitching for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes where he went 14–5 with a 2.79 ERA in 198 IPs over 22 starts and 162 relief appearances (including playoffs).
Campbell played for six different teams during his career including stints with Oakland, Toronto, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays among others.
He retired at age 40 after having surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament injury suffered while playing winter ball for Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional.
36. Jimmy Kremers
Kremers was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut with Toronto on July 15, 1988, and played for them until 1995.
Kremers then signed with Milwaukee as a free agent and played there from 1996 to 1998 before returning to Toronto in 1999. He finished his career with Baltimore from 2000 to 2001 before retiring at age 36 after playing in 909 games over 11 seasons (1988-2001).
Kremers is sixth all-time among catchers in hits (2,837), tenth in RBIs (1,533) and eleventh in home runs (193).
In 2003 he was named manager of the Gulf Coast League Blue Wahoos but resigned after one season due to personal reasons unrelated to baseball Kremers was drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Kremers made his MLB debut with Atlanta on June 5, 1990 and would go on to play for the team until October 3, 1990. In his time with Atlanta, Kremers batted .110 with one home run and two RBIs.
Kremers is best known for hitting a walk-off home run against the San Diego Padres on September 26, 1989 which helped send Atlanta to their first World Series appearance in over 20 years.
After playing briefly for several other teams following his MLB career, including stints with the Cincinnati Reds (1991) and Boston Red Sox (1992), Kremers retired from baseball at age 36 in 1995 after playing parts of six seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB).
Currently, an assistant coach at Stetson University where he also serves as Director of Player Development and Coordinator for summer ball programs, Jimmy KREMERS continues to be involved in baseball almost three decades after retiring from active competition himself.
37. Scott Pose
Scott Pose is an outfielder who made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins in 1993. Pose has spent most of his career playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he has accumulated over 2,000 hits and 400 RBIs.
He was born in Davenport, Iowa on February 11th 1967 and played college baseball at Drake University before being drafted by the Marlins.
In 2015, Pose announced that he would be retiring after 14 seasons in the majors - making him one of only six players to play 2000 or more games without having a stint on the disabled list (the others are Rod Carew, Omar Vizquel, Lou Whitaker, Cal Ripken Jr., and Alex Rodriguez).
Scott Pose was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1993 and made his major league debut with them that same year. After spending two seasons with the Marlins, he signed a three-year deal with the Yankees in 1997.
He played for Kansas City from 1999 to 2000 and had success during that time, batting .240 with 21 RBIs in 46 games. Pose then spent four years playing for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before retiring at age 34 in 2004 due to injury.
38. Darrel Akerfelds
Darrel Akerfelds was originally drafted by the Padres in the 8th round of the 1980 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut with the Padres in 1988 and remained with them until 2008, when he was traded to the Reds.
In 2009, Darrel Akerfelds signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks and spent 2010 pitching for their Triple-A affiliate before retiring due to health concerns at age 49.
After retiring from baseball, Darrel Akerfelds became bullpen coach for the Dodgers and helped guide Los Angeles to three consecutive National League West titles (2012-14).
On June 24, 2012, while coaching day games against Arizona's Single-A affiliate Visalia Oaks during batting practice, Darrel Akelfeids collapsed on field after feeling shortness of breath; he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at a local hospital without undergoing any lifesaving measures.
39. Les Lancaster
Les Lancaster was born on April 21, 1962 in Dallas, Texas. He made his MLB debut for the Chicago Cubs in 1987 and pitched until 1998. Les Lancaster is most well-known for his time with the Cleveland Indians (1998-2003), where he won a Cy Young Award in 2002.
After retiring from baseball, Les Lancaster became a color commentator and analyst for various networks around baseball including Fox Sports Net and ESPN Radio. In 2017, Les joined MLB Network as an analyst covering major league teams throughout the season.
Lancaster was a standout pitcher in his early years and won two Cy Young Awards as a member of the Detroit Tigers.
He had some success with the Cardinals, but he ultimately fell out of favor with manager Whitey Herzog and retired after 1993 season. Lancaster is best known for his remarkable record against the Cubs – he posted a 41-28 record with a 4.05 ERA in 91 games pitched against them during his career.
After retiring from baseball, Les went on to have a successful coaching career, most notably at Arizona State University where he led the team to an NCAA Division I national championship in 1998.
40. D. J. Baxendale
D. J. Baxendale is the new head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team for the 2021 season. D. J. Baxendale played college baseball at Louisiana State University and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016.
After playing two seasons with their minor league affiliate, the Visalia Rawhide As a player, Baxendale had success both in college and professionally, including being named an All-Star twice while playing for Arizona (2018 & 2019) as well as winning a Gold Glove Award with Texas Rangers during his final season in MLB (2019).
After spending one year as an assistant coach at LSU under Paul Mainieri before joining Van Horn's staff at Arkansas, it will be interesting to see how he fares against some of the best competition in Division 1 collegiate baseball D. J. Baxendale is a former college baseball player who has had success both on and off the field.
He was a runner-up in the College World Series, won two regional championships, and made numerous appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
After playing at Davidson University for four years, he transferred to Arizona State University where he played his final year of college ball before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
Following his professional career, Baxendale returned to ASU as an assistant coach under head coach Tracy Smith from 2013 until 2018 when he left to become head coach at Cal Poly Pomona In 2019, D J became interim head coach at UC Irvine after previous interim coaches were let go following poor seasons.
41. Babe Ellison
Ellison was one of the most consistent first basemen in baseball during his career. He batted over .300 for seven consecutive seasons and won three batting titles.
Ellison's fielding skills were also top-notch, as he led all National League first basemen in double plays turned each season from 1930 to 1933, and again in 1937. Ellison played with the Boston Red Sox (1916-1920), Philadelphia Phillies (1920-1926), and San Francisco Giants (1927).
In total, he compiled a lifetime batting average of .284 with 1,289 hits and 501 doubles in 2,524 games played. Ellison died at age 58 after a long battle with cancer Babe Ellison was a right-handed pitcher who made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1916.
Over the course of his career, Babe Ellison posted a record of 42 wins and 216 strikeouts in 476 innings pitched.
He also hit just one home run during his time in the majors but helped lead the Tigers to their first World Series win in 1936. After retiring from baseball, Babe Ellison served as an umpire for 25 seasons before passing away at age 82 in 1978.
As one of baseball's most celebrated pitchers and hitters, Babe Ellison has been rightly recognized as one of the game's all-time greats.
42. Dick Hughes
- TSN Rookie of the Year (1967), World Series champion (1967)
Dick Hughes was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966 and played there until 1978.
After leaving St. Louis, he pitched for several other teams before retiring in 1984 at age 44. Dick Hughes is best known for his time with the Philadelphia Phillies, where he won three World Series titles (1980-1982).
After retirement, Hughes became a sports broadcaster and has since worked as an analyst on various baseball telecasts across North America. Dick Hughes was an All-Star pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966 to 1968, and he won a World Series with the team in 1967.
Dick Hughes had a 20-9 record with 230 strikeouts during his career. He also had an ERA of 2.78 and made three appearances in the postseason, including one World Series appearance where he pitched 3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out one batter.
After his playing days were over, Dick Hughes became a coach for several teams before retiring in 1998 at age 66 years old.
43. Bubba Carpenter
Bubba Carpenter was an outfielder who played for the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers in his career. He batted left and threw left. In 2000, he made his MLB debut with the Rockies and had a .217 batting average in 41 games played that season.
The following year, he hit just .167 but still managed to notch 11 home runs on the season which led him to having what would be his only successful campaign as a major leaguer at bat (.209).
After spending 2001 with both teams before being traded to Texas midway through the 2002 season, Carpenter struggled mightily there even hitting below league average (.133) while also striking out more than twice as much (41 times compared to 18).
Released by Texas at season end, Bubba finished up his career playing three years in Japan before retiring after 2004 due to injuries sustained during a game against Yokohama BayStars on July 5th of that year.
Ending up sidelined for six months afterward because of efforts required rehabbing from surgery performed on his right wrist/hand area as well as taking cortisone shots daily thereafter so it wouldn't hurt when swinging a bat again.
44. Sid Benton
Sid Benton was a pitcher in the Negro Leagues who helped to lead the Kansas City Monarchs to two World Series titles. Benton also played for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox during his career, but is most well-known for his time with the Monarchs.
Sid Benton passed away in 1977 at age 82 after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for many years prior. He remains one of baseball's most legendary players despite never winning an MVP award or receiving any other major accolades.
Sid Benton was inducted into both the Baseball Hall of Fame and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame as a player, respectively, in 1972 and 1974.
His legacy lives on through numerous museums dedicated to him across America including those located in Kansas City, Cleveland and Fayetteville (Arkansas).
The annual Sid Banton Award is given annually by Minor League Baseball to "the best all-around professional African American player." In 2004, he became only the fourth black person ever elected Vice President of Milwaukee Brewers Inc., serving until 2006 when he resigned amid controversy over team ownership issues.
45. Skeeter Kell
Skeeter Kell was a two-time All-Star second baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Braves during his 15 year career. He won three Gold Glove Awards and finished with a .276 batting average over his illustrious career.
Kell passed away at the age of 85 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Skeeter Kell was a right-handed pitcher who made his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1952. He had a brief stay with the team and finished up his career with them in 1952.
In total, he played for 4 teams during his baseball career and averaged .221 batting average, 0 home runs, and 17 RBIs.
Kell is best known for being one of the key players on the Philadelphia A's dynasty of the 1950s which included many great moments such as their World Series victory over Boston in '56 - arguably one of sport's greatest ever comebacks.
After retiring from playing professionally, Skeeter became an assistant coach for several minor league teams before becoming head coach at Towson State University where he currently remains active.
46. Cody Clark
- World Series champion (2015)
Cody Clark was born in 1981 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is a catcher and coach for the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the American Association. Clark made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros on August 23, 2013.
His last appearance was on September 25, 2013 with the Houston Astros. In 36 games played he hit .236 with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs while accumulating a wRC+ of 81 which ranked him as one of the worst hitters in baseball at that time (2013).
As a catcher, Clark has also been quite poor defensively - earning an average UZR/150 (-10) over his career according to Fangraphs metrics despite playing more than 1500 innings behind the plate.
So it's not surprising that he wasn't retained by any team after his only season in Major League Baseball Cody Clark was drafted in the 9th round of the 2013 amateur draft by the Houston Astros.
Cody played for the Astros organizations for one season before being traded to Kansas City Royals in 2014 where he would spend three seasons as a coach.
In 2015, Cody won his first championship with the Kansas City Royals and has since been a part of two more playoff teams (2016 and 2017). Cody is currently an assistant hitting instructor with Houston Astros organization.
47. Brady Toops
Brady Toops is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He has released two albums, "The Slow Burn" in 2009 and "Last Chance Saloon" in 2013. Brady Toops grew up in New London, Minnesota and started playing guitar at the age of 12.
After moving to Minneapolis he formed the band The Pines with his older brother Chad and friend Matt Skiba in 2001. In 2003 they recorded their first album "What We Started".
In 2006 they released their second album "Dead Man's Curve" which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
7... Brady Toops is a singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She has released three albums and starred in her own show on the cable network HSN. Her music spans folk, soul, and gospel genres with a focus on message-driven songs.
Brady is also passionate about helping others achieve their goals and reaches out to charities through her work as an ambassador for Give Hope Now.
In addition to her music career, Brady is also active in supporting other causes including working as an ambassador for Give Hope Now., mentoring young musicians and serving on several philanthropic boards throughout the country.
48. Colby Suggs
Colby Suggs is a right-handed pitcher who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft and made his debut with them in 2008.
Suggs has been a key part of their rotation over the years, helping lead them to back-to-back American League Central Division titles in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, he had surgery on his left thumb which caused him to miss most of that season but returned in 2017 and continued to be one of Minnesota's top pitchers.
Suggs will likely retire after this year as he is entering his age 34 season; however, if things go well he may pitch one final game before calling it quits later this year or early next year Colby Suggs is a pitcher and coach for the Wichita Wingnuts. Colby was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2011 MLB Draft, but did not sign with them.
He signed with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association in 2013, and has since been their starting pitcher. In 2016, he made his major league debut with Detroit as a relief pitcher against Texas Rangers.
In 2017, he pitched for Oakland Athletics in their postseason run before returning to Wichita for 2018 season where he currently resides as their starting pitcher and pitching coach.
The University of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is one of the most successful programs in college baseball. The program has produced numerous professional players, including Hall of Famers Dale Murphy and Bret Saberhagen.