Guide: Kentuckians in minor league baseball

The Cleveland Indians’ Collin Cowgill slid into first base and avoided a pickoff attempt against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a spring training game in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday, March 28, 2016.
The Cleveland Indians’ Collin Cowgill slid into first base and avoided a pickoff attempt against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a spring training game in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday, March 28, 2016. Associated Press

Players are listed with links to minor league baseball player pages, position, Kentucky connection(s) and Major League Baseball team affiliation.

(Note: This list includes players that completed the 2016 minor league season. It does not include players who competed in independent leagues.)


▪  Nate Adcock, P, North Hardin — Baltimore Orioles

▪  Zack Burdi, P, Louisville — Chicago White Sox

▪  Andy Burns, 3B, Kentucky — Toronto Blue Jays

▪  Austin Cousino, OF, Kentucky — Los Angeles Angels

▪  Collin Cowgill, OF, Henry Clay, Kentucky — Cleveland Indians

▪  Logan Darnell, P, Kentucky — Minnesota Twins

▪  Taylor Davis, C, Morehead State — Chicago Cubs

▪  Chris Dominguez, 3B, Louisville — Boston Red Sox

▪  Andrew Edwards, P, Marshall County, Western Kentucky — Kansas City Royals

▪  Adam Engel, OF, Louisville — Chicago White Sox

▪  Corey Littrell, P, Louisville Trinity, Kentucky — St. Louis Cardinals

▪  J.T. Riddle, 3B, Western Hills, Kentucky — Miami Marlins

▪  Chandler Shepherd, P, Lawrence County, Kentucky — Boston Red Sox


▪  Jeff Arnold, C, Male, Louisville — San Francisco Giants

▪  Patrick Brady, 3B, Henry Clay, Bellarmine — Seattle Mariners

▪  Nick Burdi, P, Louisville — Minnesota Twins

▪  Chris Curley, 3B, Beechwood, Campbellsville U. — Miami Marlins

▪  Joe Filomeno, P, Louisville — Texas Rangers

▪  Stewart Ijames, OF, Owensboro Catholic, Louisville — Arizona Diamondbacks

▪  Zach Osborne, SS, Pleasure Ridge Park — Colorado Rockies

▪  Kyle McGrath, P, Louisville Butler, EKU, Louisville — San Diego Padres

▪  Nick Maronde, P, Lexington Catholic — Cleveland Indians

▪  Tim Peterson, P, Kentucky — New York Mets

▪  Josh Richmond, OF, Louisville — Chicago White Sox

▪  Derek Self, P, Caverna, Louisville — Washington Nationals

▪  Jack Snodgrass, P, Bowling Green — Texas Rangers

▪  Cole Sturgeon, OF, Owensboro Catholic, Louisville — Boston Red Sox

Class A Advanced

▪  Jacob Bodner, P, Boyle County — Kansas City Royals

▪  Jeff Boehm, IF, Kentucky (transferred) — Los Angeles Angels

▪  Kyle Grana, P, Bellarmine — St. Louis Cardinals

▪  Neil Holland, P, Owensboro Catholic, Louisville — Washington Nationals

▪  Grant Kay, 2B, Louisville — Tampa Bay Rays

▪  Anderson Miller, OF, Lafayette, Western Kentucky — Kansas City Royals

▪  Blake Perry, P, Danville — Arizona Diamondbacks

▪  Jordan Procyshen, C, Northern Kentucky — Boston Red Sox

▪  Corey Ray, OF, Louisville — Milwaukee Brewers

▪  Jared Ruxer, P, Louisville — Los Angeles Angels

▪  Will Smith, C, Kentucky Country Day, Louisville — Los Angeles Dodgers

▪  Jeff Thompson, P, Louisville native, U. of Louisville — Detroit Tigers

▪  Wes Wilson, C, Bryan Station — New York Yankees

▪  Jonny Venters, P, Pikeville native — Tampa Bay Rays

Class A

▪  Mandy Alvarez, 3B, Eastern Kentucky — New York Yankees

▪  Kyle Barrett, OF, Kentucky — Miami Marlins

▪  Walker Buehler, P, Henry Clay — Los Angeles Dodgers

▪  Clinton Hollon, P, Woodford County — Toronto Blue Jays

▪  Chase Johnson-Mullins, P, Bourbon County — Atlanta Braves

▪  Micah Miniard, P, Boyle County — Cleveland Indians

▪  Robert Strader, P, Louisville Eastern, Louisville — Baltimore Orioles

▪  Kane Sweeney, 1B, Morehead State — New York Yankees

▪  John Werner, P, St. Catherine — Texas Rangers

Short-season Class A

▪  Matt Anderson, P, Morehead State — Pittsburgh Pirates

▪  Cole Bauml, OF, Northern Kentucky — Detroit Tigers

▪  Dustin Beggs, P, Kentucky — Miami Marlins

▪  Kyle Cody, P, Kentucky — Texas Rangers

▪  Kyle Funkhouser, P, Louisville — Detroit Tigers

▪  Danny Hudzina, 3B, Western Kentucky — St. Louis Cardinals

▪  Dace Kime, P, Louisville — Cleveland Indians

▪  Matthew Pope, P, Kentucky (transferred) — San Francisco Giants

▪  Scott Sebald, P, Lindsey Wilson — Texas Rangers

▪  JaVon Shelby, 3B, Tates Creek, Kentucky — Oakland A’s

▪  Nick Solak, 2B, Louisville — New York Yankees

▪  Blake Tiberi, 3B, Covington Holy Cross, Louisville — New York Mets

▪  Sutton Whiting, 2B, Louisville — Miami Marlins


▪  Zack Brown, P, Kentucky — Milwaukee Brewers

▪  Drew Harrington, P, Central Hardin, Louisville — Atlanta Braves

▪  Tyler Keele, P, Morehead State — Arizona Diamondbacks

▪  Easton McGee, P, Hopkinsville — Tampa Bay Rays

▪  Patrick McGuff, P, Morehead State — Minnesota Twins

▪  Michael Messier, P, Bellarmine — Royals

▪  Kyle Nowlin, OF, Eastern Kentucky — Oakland A’s

▪  Carlos Pena, P, Lindsey Wilson — Washington Nationals

▪  Cameron Planck, Rowan County — New York Mets

▪  Casey Schroeder, C, Kentucky (transferred) — Chicago White Sox

▪  Lucas Shearrow, P, Lindsey Wilson — Chicago White Sox

▪  Zach Strecker, P, Louisville Eastern, Kentucky — Minnesota Twins

Dennis Varney: 859-231-3514, @ExCats