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Where They Have Gone

San Jacinto College has a tradition of producing top-notch collegiate baseball players who move on to play at four-year institutions, in addition to those who continue their careers at the pro level. Here’s a look at where San Jac players have gone since 2001.

Where Our Players Have Gone Since 2001


Michael Byrne Faulkner State
Jacob Cantleberry Missouri
Trey Dillard Missouri
Trent Franson Houston Baptist University
Aaron George LSU
Matthew Goodheart Arkansas
Herbert Iser Dallas Baptist University
Rylan Kaufman Kansas City Royals
Austin Kelly Wabash Valley
Sergio Macias Faulkner State
Luke Matheny St. Louis University
Jake Matheny Missouri
Mario Morales Faulkner State
Reid Morgan South Carolina
Jordan Myrow Cal State – Los Angeles
Nick Neville South Carolina
Mike Pascoe Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Roberts San Francisco Giants
Devon Roedahl University of Houston
Andres Sosa Dallas Baptist University
Alerick Soularie Tennessee
Lukas Vinebergs Missouri
Matt Weisman Hillsborough Community College
Peter Zimmerman Missouri


Aaron Bond San Francisco Giants
Ben Butler University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Wyatt Cross Indiana University
Andrew Croucher Angelo State University
Bailey Cummings Philadelphia Phillies
Donny Diaz Boston Red Sox / Texas
Macgregor Hines Dallas Baptist University
Antonio Jacobs Jackson State University
Ryan Johnson University of Kentucky
Jerry Maddox Northwestern State
Justin Massey Tusculum College
Tristan Metten Dallas Baptist University
Hunter McLellan Houston Baptist University
Nick Perez University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Taylor Rich Lamar University
Kaleb Roper Tulane University
Tanner Schuetz Kansas State University
Michael Smith Tampa Bay Rays
Luke Watson Northwestern State
Brett Wright Auburn University
Kyle Barfield Kansas State University
Tucker Cascadden Baylor University
Jorge Fernandez San Diego State University
John Grimsley University of Houston
Ryan January Arizona Diamondbacks
Brandon Montgomery Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Nesbit Kansas City Royals
Montana Parsons Baylor University
Colten Schmidt** University of Louisiana – Lafayette
Baine Schoenvogel Texas A&M University
Nick Shumpert Atlanta Braves
Devin Smeltzer Los Angeles Dodgers
Gonzalo Sosa LeTornau University
Hudson Treu Kansas State University
Caden Williams Texas Wesleyan
Max Wood University of Central Florida
Liam Scafariello Quinnipiac University
Josh Croft Cumberland University
Will Foreman Stephen F. Austin State University
Aaron Ford Auburn University
Eric Garza Georgetown University
Rex Hill Texas Christian University
Douglas Holloway Texas State University
Austin Homan Texas A&M University
Austin Johnson Texas Lutheran University
Garrett Luna Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Jon Meyer Biola University
Eric Nouis Stephen F. Austin State University
Josh Palacios Auburn University
Walker Pennington Texas A&M University
Alex Phillips Baylor University
Riley Smith Louisiana State University
Dalton Viner Wichita State University
Kelvin Ramos Cumberland University
Taylor Hearn Oklahoma Baptist University
Dustin Cool Oklahoma City University
Toller Boardman University of New Mexico
Geonte Jackson University of Texas - San Antonio
Holden Helmink  
John Fussell Stetson University
Bryce Wellborn Abilene Christian
Matt Eureste University of Oregon
Brandon Wright Cameron University
Dylan Brown Texas Tech University
Matt Locus University of Houston
Braden Mattson University of Florida
Nolan Riggs Sam Houston State University
Steve Sarcone Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Shawn Carlson Fischer University
Trevor Teykl Rice University
Tyler West Lamar University
Ladgie Zotytka Abilene Christian University
Michael Velasquez Tampa Bay Rays
Kyle Bacak Texas Christian University
Anthony Banda** Milwaukee Brewers
Justin Byrd Dallas Baptist University
Jarrad Fancher Texas State University
AJ Glasshof University of Southern Mississippi
Esteban Gomez St. Thomas University (Fla.)
Daniel Stumpf** Lubbock Christian University / Kansas City Royals
Kirby Taylor Rice University
Tommy Collier University of Houston / Detroit Tigers
Tomas Galvan Cameron University
Drew Garrett Sam Houston State University
Cameron Giannini University of Southern Mississippi
Josh Gonzalez Texas Christian University
Dominiq Harris Prairie View A&M University
Jarrett Higgins Oklahoma State University
Ryan Hornback University of Mississippi
Landon Lee West Texas A&M University
Adam Pena University of the Incarnate Word
Miguel Pena** Lubbock Christian University / Boston Red Sox
David Rollins Lubbock Christian University / Houston Astros
Tyler Wright ** University of Arkansas
Dylan Adamek Texas State University
Andrew Beasley Lamar University
Zach Benson Stephen F. Austin State University
Ryan Burnaman Lubbock Christian University
Will Fotnow Northwood University
Deric Hawkins Northwood University
Creighton Hoke University of Maryland
Johnson Miller University of Oklahoma
Michael Oros Sam Houston State University
Brad Padia Northwood University
Trey Ross New Mexico State University
Hunter Silva Sam Houston State University
Chris Dickerson Cumberland University
Ryan Still University of Houston
Adam Shank  St. Edwards University
Taylor Lobb Concordia University
Gregg Alcazar Texas A&M
Devin Shines Oklahoma State University
Danny Hernandez Cincinnati Reds
Steven Vidiaurri St. Mary's University
Jeff Abt Lamar University
Viron Hackney Houston Baptist University
Tyler Dyer University of Oklahoma
Quentin Luquette Lamar University
Kris Miller Lewis & Clark
Jarrad Watkins University of New Mexico
Zeke Zikeli Houston Baptist University
Rick McGraw Southern University
Michael Johnson Concordia University
Kilian Kinart Concordia University
Jamie Bagley Tampa Bay Rays
Chris Corrigan University of Mississippi
Jeremy Barfield Oakland Athletics
Spencer Cuniff Lamar University
Micah Runnels Concordia University
Colin Lippert Concordia University
Tanner Hines Stephen F. Austin State University
Kevin Angelle Lamar Univeristy
Kevin Kelso Texas State University
Eric Fry Texas Rangers
Tyler Dyer University of Oklahoma
Kyle Henson University of Mississippi
Brandon Belt University of Texas
Jordan Roger Rice University
Lucas Luetge Rice University
Trey Sperring University of Oklahoma
Mathew Coburn Texas Christian University
Taylor Hammack University of Houston
Garrett Clyde University of Texas
Benino Pruneda Atlanta Braves
Hank Williamson Baltimore Orioles
David McClain University of Houston
Brandon Hicks Texas A&M University
Jonathon Runnels Rice University
Jared Gayhart Rice University
JP Padron Rice University
Casey Beck Atlanta Braves
Jared Dyer Tulane University
Jorge Lara Sam Houston State University
Chris Kelley Rice University
Steve Marek Anaheim Angels
Josh Stinson Texas A&M University
David Newmann Texas A&M University
Matt Czimskey Baylor
Cain Byrd Texas Rangers
Kevin Russo Baylor
Shawn Ferguson Texas Christian University
Tyler Bryant Texas State University
Marty Dewees Northwestern State University
Ryan Simon Texas-Arlington
Nick Stavinoha Louisiana State
Miles Franklin University of Mississippi
Kyle Marlatt Texas A&M University
Andrew Baldwin Texas A&M University
Clayton Stewart University of Texas
Will Crouch University of Texas
Jared Wells San Diego Padres
Clint Goocher Arizona Diamondbacks
Mike Pankratz Baylor
Cary Nelson Southern University
Josh Batilla Kansas State
Ben Cox Lamar University
Daniel Macha Texas-Arlington
Jeremy Aranda Sam Houston State University
Josh Aranda Sam Houston State University
Kyle Mandelbaum Lamar University
Brian McCaulley Loyola University
Russell Revere Southern University
Matt Albers Houston Astros
David Frame Texas State University
Kasey Baker Texas-Arlington
Eric Broaddus Northwestern State University
Glenn Bott Seattle Mariners
Brett Cooley University of Houston
Jesse Crain University of Houston
Corby Medlin Arizona Diamondbacks
Zack Parker Colorado Rockies
Patrick Perry Sam Houston State University


San Jacinto College is as prolific as any two-year college in the nation when it comes to sending players to the professional ranks. In the last five years, 18 San Jacinto College baseball players have been selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft. Houston area baseball fans are well versed in the success of former players Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens, but the list does not end there. Pitchers Matt Albers (Washington Nationals), Anthony Banda (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Daniel Stumpf (Detroit Tigers), and San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt are former Gators now on major league rosters.

Albers was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 2001 First Year Player Draft. He has spent time on the roster in Baltimore, Boston, Arizona, Cleveland, Houston, Chicago (White Sox) and most recently with the Washington Nationals. Since his debut on July 25, 2006, Albers has gone 36-39 with a 4.13 ERA. He has started 24 games, pitching 665.0 innings.

Banda went 2-3 last season with a 5.96 ERA. He saw action in eight games, starting four, and pitched in 25.2 innings. Stumpf made his major league debut on April 7, 2016. In his two years in the major leagues, he is 0-1 with a 4.64 ERA. He’s appeared in 62 games and 42.2 innings pitched.

Belt helped the San Francisco Giants win the 2012 and 2014 World Series. He made his major league debut on March 31, 2011, with the Giants, and has been with the organization ever since. In 2017, Belt hit .241 in 382 at-bats and 104 games. He had 18 home runs, 27 doubles, and three triples.

As for other San Jac players in the professional ranks:
Anthony Banda, Arizona (P)
2014: Posted a 14-13 record with a 3.95 ERA in 221.0 innings pitched as a member of the South Bend Cubs and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Jeremy Barfield, Oakland (OF)
2014: Hit .261 in 142 at-bats as a member of the Midland RockHounds. Posted 37 hits, including six doubles, two triples, and three homeruns, scoring 16.

Casey Beck (P)
2012 (last season played): Saw action in give games and just 6.0 innings.

Tommy Collier, Detroit (P)
2014: Went 7-10 with a 5.14 ERA. Pitched in 133.0 innings for the Erie SeaWolves and Lakeland Flying Tigers.

Jake Cowan (P)
2012 (last season played): Went 1-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 28.1 innings pitched for the Bowie Baysox.

Jared Gayhart (P)
2012 (last season played): Went 1-6 with a 4.58 ERA for the Erie SeaWolves. Pitched in 35 games and 92.1 innings.

Mark Herrera (P)
2011 (last season played): Played in five games for the GCL Nationals. Played in just five games and 5.1 innings with a 3.38 ERA.

Brandon Hicks, San Francisco (2B)
Hicks was called up to the majors in May 2010 by the Atlanta Braves, and has been back and forth between the majors and minors since then. 2014: Split time between the minor league Fresno Grizzlies and the major league Giants. In 71 games with the Giants to start the season, hit .162 with 33 hits, including six doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. With the Grizzlies, hit .218in 133 at-bats, including 11 doubles, six homers, and 17 RBI.

Riley Hornback (C)
2011 (last season played): Spent time with the Aberdeen IronBirds and Delmarva Shorebirds. Hit .213 in 221 at bats, behind 47 hits, including eight doubles and two homeruns.

Ryan Hornback (C)
2012 (last season played): Hit .291 for the Jamestown Jammers. Knocked in eight runs behind 23 hits, including four doubles and a triple.

John Killen (P)
2012 (last season played): Appeared in just 10.1 innings for the Idaho Falls Chukars.

Stephen Marek (P)
2012 (last season played): Went a combined 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Sean McCraw (C)
2011 (last season played): Hit .188 for the Class A Brevard County Manatees. In 149 at bats, scored 16 runs and posted 21 RBI.

Chris McKenzie (P)
2013 (last season played): Went 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA for the Hagertown Suns.

David Newmann (P)
2011 (last season played): Played the entire season for the Double A Montgomery Biscuits. Pitched just 4.2 innings with a 9.64 ERA.

Miguel Peña, Boston (P)
2014: Went 2-2 with a 6.41 ERA as a member of the Portland Sea Dogs.

Benino Pruneda (P)
2011 (last season played): Spent the season with the Double A Mississippi Braves. Posted a 2-7 record with a 3.50 ERA and 11 saves.

Kevin Russo (3B)
Russo made his major league debut on May 8, 2010. That season was his last in the majors, and he hit .184 in 31 games and 49 plate appearances. 2013 (last season played): Hit .213 with 34 runs, 27 doubles, three triples, and nine stolen bases in 103 games with the AAA Toledo Mud Hens.

David Rollins, Seattle (P)
2014: Posted a 3-4 record with the Corpus Christi Hooks. In 78.0 innings pitched, had a 3.81 ERA.

Clay Schrader, Atlanta (P)
2014: Spent the season with the Lynchburg Hillcats going 0-1 in just 4.0 innings pitched.

Nick Stavinoha (OF)
2011 (last season played): Spent the season with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Hit .270 in 133 games and 533 at bats, behind 144 hits, including 30 doubles and 28 homeruns.

Daniel Stumpf, Kansas City (P)
2014: In 74.0 innings pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, posted a 3.77 ERA and 3-8 overall record, with two saves.

Randall Thorpe (OF)
2011 (last season played): Appeared in 46 games for the Great Falls Voyagers. Hit .242 in 157 at bats, behind 38 hits including nine doubles and two home runs.

Mike Velasquez (LHP)
2014 Posted a 1-0 record with the Tampa Bay Rookie League., in 14.2 innings pitched, had a 4.30 ERA with 14 strikeouts.