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15 Knights Alums Appear on MLB Rosters in 2018

Fifteen alums of the Corvallis Knights have appeared in the big leagues or are currently on MLB rosters in 2018, including AL all-star Mitch Haniger (pictured) of the Seattle Mariners and recently called up pitcher DJ Johnson of the Colorado Rockies. Haniger was a first-team all-WCL selection out of Cal Poly for the Knights in 2010, and Johnson was a pitcher/first baseman from Mt. Hood CC in 2008 and 2009.

Other Knights major leaguers are:

* Catcher Chris Stewart of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Riverside CC, 2001)
* Closer Bud Norris of the St. Louis Cardinals (Cal Poly, 2005)
* Reliever Marc Rzepczynksi of Seattle and Cleveland (UC Riverside, 2006)
* Catcher Rocky Gale of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Portland, 2007 and 2009)
* Reliever Josh Osich of the San Francisco Giants (Oregon State, 2008)
* Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson of the Colorado Rockies (Oregon, 2009)
* Pitcher Matt Andriese of the Arizona Diamondbacks (UC Riverside, 2009)
* Starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio of the Toronto Blue Jays (Oregon State, 2009)
* Catcher Andrew Susac of the Baltimore Orioles (Oregon State, 2009)
* Starting pitcher Matt Boyd of the Detroit Tigers (Oregon State, 2010)
* Infielder Matt Duffy of the Tampa Bay Rays (Long Beach State, 2010)
* Reliever Jace Fry of the Chicago White Sox (Oregon State, 2011)
* Reliever Jimmie Sherfy of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Oregon, 2011)

For a complete listing of the 36 players of WCL teams that have appeared on MLB rosters in 2018, click here.

Below is a breakdown of big leaguers by WCL team:

* Aloha/Corvallis – 14
Wenatchee – 6
Kelowna – 4
** Bend – 3
Cowlitz – 3
Bellingham – 2
Kitsap/Port Angeles – 2
Medford – 1
Victoria – 1
Klamath Falls/Gresham/Portland – 0
Walla Walla – 0
Yakima Valley – 0

* 15 with Rzepczynski, who first played with Bellingham in 2004 (played for Knights in 2006)
** 4 with Hardy, who first played in the WCL with Wenatchee in 2006 (played with Bend in 2007)

Note: Medford is no longer a member of the West Coast League. They moved to the Great West League in 2016.

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