ALUMNI

The Tidewater Summer League is proud of it’s long history of providing summer playing opportunities in the Virginia Beach area, and of the many great players who have joined us before moving on to their professional baseball careers. Below is a list of some of our alumni who were drafted into the ranks of professional baseball.

Here is a partial list of the MLB drafted players and independent league players who have participated in the Tidewater Summer League and our teams:

TSL ALUMNI WHO MADE IT TO THE SHOW

Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman #11

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/225
  • Age: 32

Ryan Zimmerman

#11 1B

  • Ryan Wallace Zimmerman
  • Born: 9/28/1984 in Washington, NC
  • Draft: 2005, Washington Nationals, 1st rd. (4th overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • TSL: Tidewater Drillers
  • Debut: 9/1/2005
  • Status: Active

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Daniel Hudson

Daniel Hudson #41

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/225
  • Age: 30

Daniel Hudson

#41 P

  • Daniel Claiborne Hudson
  • Born: 3/9/1987 in Lynchburg, VA
  • Draft: 2008, Chicago White Sox, 5th rd. (150th overall)
  • College: Old Dominion
  • TSL: Greenbrier Knights
  • Debut: 9/4/2009
  • Status: Active

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Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds #12

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 2″/220
  • Age: 33

Mark Reynolds

#12 1B

  • Mark Andrew Reynolds
  • Born: 8/3/1983 in Pikeville, KY
  • Draft: 2004, Arizona Diamondbacks, 16th rd. (476th overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • TSL: Tidewater Drillers
  • Debut: 5/16/2007
  • Status: Active

Current Stats

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Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. #7

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/185
  • Age: 32

Melvin Upton Jr.

#7 LF

  • Melvin Emanuel Upton Jr.
  • Born: 8/21/1984 in Norfolk, VA
  • Draft: 2002, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1st rd. (2nd overall)
  • High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, VA
  • TSL: Greenbrier Knights
  • Debut: 8/2/2004
  • Relationship(s): brother of Justin Upton
  • Status: Active

Current Stats

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Eddie Butler

Eddie Butler #33

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 2″/180
  • Age: 26

Eddie Butler

#33 P

  • Timothy Edward Butler
  • Born: 3/13/1991 in Chesapeake, VA
  • Draft: 2012, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (46th overall)
  • College: Radford
  • TSL: Lynnhaven Stars
  • Debut: 6/6/2014
  • Status: Active

Current Stats

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Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas #67

  • P
  • B/T: R/L
  • 6′ 4″/215

Ian Thomas

#67 P

  • Ian Drew Thomas
  • Born: 4/20/1987 in Norfolk, VA
  • College: Virginia Commonwealth
  • TSL: Greenbrier Knights
  • Debut: 3/31/2014
  • Status: Disabled List

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Michael Cuddyer – MLB Retired

(Great Bridge HS, Virginia Blasters, TSL Churchland Thoroughbreds, Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies & NY Mets) – Retired

  • Birth Date: March 27, 1979
  • Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
  • Experience: 15 years
  • TSL: Churchland Thoroughbreds
  • Position: Left Field, First Base, DH
  • Status: Retired

MLB All-Star; National League Batting Champion; hit 197 big league homeruns while collecting 794 RBI at the Major League level.

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Jeff Ware

Jeff Ware – MLB Retired

ODU, Greenbrier Knights, Toronto Blue Jays)

Career Stats (Retired)

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Josh Rupe

Josh Rupe – MLB Retired

(Louisburg College, Liberty University, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles)

Career Stats  (Retired)
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Bruce Howard – MLB Retired

(Villanova, Norfolk City League & Chicago White Sox) retired

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Al Gettel – MLB Retired

(Norfolk City League & MLB NY Yankees) retired

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Jason Dubois – MLB Retired

(Tidewater DrillersChicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians)

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2019 MLB DRAFT

Garrett Stallings (Grassfield, Univ. of Tennessee)

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Vinnie Pasquantino (Tidewater Drillers, Old Dominion University)

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Evan Voliva (Outer Banks Daredevils, East Carolina University)

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2018 MLB DRAFT

Zach Rutherford(Tidewater Drillers, Old Dominion University, Tampa Bay Rays).

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Colton Harlow (James Madison University, Outer Banks Daredevils, Colorado Rockies)

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Devin Hemmerich (Norfolk State University, Outer Banks Daredevils, LA Dodgers)

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Kyle McPherson (James Madison University, Outer Banks Daredevils, San Francisco Giants)

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PAST MLB DRAFT PICKS

Kyle Dubois (Tidewater Drillers, ODU, State College of Florida – Manatee – Sarasota, Chicago Cubs)

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Beemer Weems (Baylor University, Tidewater Drillers, San Diego Padres)

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Current Stats

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Matt Davenport (William & Mary, Lynnhaven Stars, Detriot Tigers)

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Current Stats

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Trey Barham (VMI, Greenbrier Knights, Oakland Athletics)

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Current Stats

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Matt Smith (VMI, Virginia Blasters, Tidewater Drillers, Texas Rangers, New York Mets)

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Career Stats (Retired)

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Kurt Isenburg  (JMU, Tidewater Drillers, San Diego Padres)

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Career Stats (Retired)

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Jose Martinez (Greenbrier Knights, Detroit Tigers – Retired)

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Reigal Hunt (ODU, Norfolk Redbirds, Greenbrier Knights, Pittsburg Pirates, retired)

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Marvin “Towny” Townsend (Lake Taylor HS, Virginia Blasters, Tidewater Drillers, Greenbrier Knights, Boston Red Sox)

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James Walsh (Randolph-Macon, Outer Banks Daredevils, Soiux City Explorers)

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Kam Stewart (Frostburg St, Greenbrier Knights, Eastside Diamond Hoppers)

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Harry Ferguson (Belmont Abbey College, Outer Banks Daredevils, Plattsburg Redbirds)

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Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion Univ. Outer Banks Daredevils, Lake Erie Crushers)

Scott Schneider – (Norfolk State Univ. TSL-Churchland Thoroughbreds, Anaheim Angels)

John Curtis (Great Bridge HS, Virginia Blasters, Boston Red Sox, retired)

Mike Mungin (Greenbrier Knights, Oakland Athletics, retired)

Dennis McGlothlin (ODU, Greenbrier Knights, Boston Red Sox, retired)

David Winfree (Tidewater Drillers, Baltimore Orioles, retired),

Mark Parnell (Tidewater Drillers, Kansas City Royals, retired),

Dave Cunningham (LSU, Greenbrier Knights, Tidewater Drillers, Seattle Mariners, retired),

Rex Roth (VWC, Greenbrier Knights, Atlanta Braves, retired),

David Bailey (Indian River HS, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago Cubs, retired),

Brett Craun (W&M, Greenbrier Knights, Florida Marlins, retired),

Nathan Thomas (First Colonial HS, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago Cubs, retired),

Mike Flaski (Greenbrier Knights, Montreal Expos, retired),

Mike Horton (Greenbrier Knights, Philadelphia Phillies, retired),

Phil Kojack (Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Jesse Ellison (VWC, Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Donnie Just (Radford Univ, Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Dan Sellers (Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Matt Sinnen (Virginia Wesleyan College & MiLB) retired

Billy Swoope (MiLB) retireed

Matt Williams (MiLB) retired

Kevin Flanagan (MiLB, NY Yankees, Chruchland Thoroughbreds) retired

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We know there are many, many names missing from the above list, and will continue to update this list. If your name, or your child’s name should be added above, please email the league office at tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com, put alumni in the subject line, thank you.

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