Alumni in the Pros

Here is where we keep an active list of all the Big Train alumni currently playing professional baseball, either in Major League Baseball, the minor leagues, or independent baseball. We’re proud of all our alumni who continue to play professionally and especially proud of those who have made it to “The Show,” and have played professionally at the Major League level. Please click here to see that full list of players who have made it to the big leagues.

We regularly update this list with new stats and details for players throughout the baseball season, with a final update coming at the end of the regular season.

Come back for more information on how your favorite Big Train alumni are doing at the professional level!

Latest information is updated as of 9/19/2022.

 

Discovered Playing Professionally in 2022 Since Last Update (9/9/2022)

Michael Boyle

Zach Kirtley

 

Promotions Since Last Update

Alec Burleson -- from AAA to MLB
 
Bubba Derby -- from AA to AAA
 

Demotions Since Last Update

None

 

Alumni in the Pros

Jack Alkire, RHP (BT 2017) Windy City Thunderbolts (Frontier Lg. - IND) 0-4, 6.64 ERA, 42.0 IP, in 9 games; after starting season with Ottawa Titans (Frontier Lg. - IND) 1-3, 8.81 ERA, 31.2 IP, in 13 games.


Tanner Allen, OF (BT 2017) Jupiter Hammerheads (Fla. State Lg. - A) .180, 14 hits, 7 RBI, in 25 games; after starting season with Beloit Sky Carp (Midwest Lg. - Hi A) .209, 45 hits, 3 HR, 21 RBI, in 59 games.


Andrew Bechtold, 3B (BT 2015) Was in Twins' spring training camp. St. Paul Saints (International Lg. - AAA) .169, 13 hits, 2 HR, 10 RBI, in 25 games; after starting season at Wichita Wind Surge (Texas Lg. - AA) .238, 76 hits, 14 HR, 41 RBI, in 87 games.


Matt Bowman, RHP (BT 2010-11-12) Has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Was a non-roster invitee to Yankees' spring training. Per milb.com, he is on the roster of the Scranton/Wlikes-Barre RailRiders (AAA) and on their Injured List. He is expected to be out all season.


Michael Boyle, LHP (BT 2013) Wichita Wind Surge (Texas Lg. - AA) 0-0, 12.00 ERA, 3 IP, in 3 games; after earlier season experience with FCL Twins (Florida Complex Lg. - Rookie) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 IP, in 3 games; and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Florida State Lg. - Lo A) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.1 IP, in 2 games.


Hunter Brown, RHP (BT 2018) Was in Astros' spring training camp.  Houston Astros, 2-0, 1.50 ERA, 12 IP, in 2 games; after starting season with Sugar Land Space Cowboys (PCL - AAA) 9-4, 1 save, 2.55 ERA, 106 IP, in 23 games.


Alec Burleson, OF (BT 2018) Was in Cardinals' spring training camp. St. Louis Cardinals (National Lg. - MLB) .167, 2 hits, in 4 games; after starting season with Memphis Redbirds (International Lg. - AAA) .331, 143 hits, 20 HR, 87 RBI, in 109 games.


Maceo Campbell, RHP (BT 2019) Greenville Drive (South Atlantic Lg. - Hi A) 0-2, 9.82 ERA, 11 IP, in 8 games; after starting season with Salem Red Sox (Florida State Lg. - A) 4-3, 1 save, 5.30 ERA, 37.1 IP, in 24 games.


Trevor Charpie, RHP (BT 2013) Joliet Slammers (Frontier Lg. - IND) 4-5, 1 save, 3.04 ERA, 100.2 IP, in 21 games.


Chris Clarke, RHP (BT 2018) Tennessee Smokies (Southern Lg. - AA) 7-5, 1 save, 4.93 ERA, 96.2 IP, in 20 games; after starting season with South Bend Cubs (Midwest Lg. - Hi A) 3-1, 3.42 ERA, 23.2 IP, in 6 games.


Clayton Daniel2B (BT 2016) Tulsa Drillers (Texas Lg. - AA) No record yet. On restricted list, which means that he is not with the team, but he is also not a free agent.


Bubba Derby, RHP (BT 2013) Toledo Mud Hens (International Lg. - AAA) 0-0, 8.10 ERA, 3.1 IP, in 2 games; after earlier season experience with Erie SeaWolves (Eastern Lg. - AA) 2-0, 4 saves, 4.71 ERA, 21.0 IP, in 16 games;  and with rehab stints at Lakeland Flying Tigers (Fla. State Lg. - A) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 IP, in 2 games; and FCL Tigers (Fla. Coast Lg. - Rookie) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 IP, in 1 game. 


Gio Diaz, 2B (BT 2019) Rocky Mountain Vibes (Pioneer Lg. - IND) .376, 148 hits, 87 runs scored, 2 HR, 41 RBI, in 88 games.


Logan Driscoll, C (BT 2017) Bowling Green Hot Rods (So. Atlantic Lg. - Hi A) .229, 47 hits, 7 HR, 39 RBI, in 60 games.


J. P. France, RHP (BT 2014) Was in Astros spring training camp. Sugar Land Space Cowboys (PCL - AAA) 3-4, 2 saves, 3.82 ERA, 106 IP, 134 K's, in 29 games.


Tyler "Ty" France, 1B (BT 2013) Seattle Mariners (American Lg. - MLB) .275, 131 hits, 18 HR, 71 RBI, 54 runs scored, in 122 games. 2022 American League All-Star.


Austin Gauthier, SS (BT 2021) Great Lakes Loons (Midwest Lg. - Hi A) .177, 11 hits, 1 HR, 9 runs scored, 5 RBI, in 21 games; after starting season with Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Calif. Lg. - Lo A) .287, 86 hits, 81 runs scored, 6 HR, 49 RBI, in 84 games.


Logan GilbertRHP (BT 2016) Seattle Mariners (American Lg. - MLB) 12-6, 3.19 ERA, 166.2 IP, in 29 games.


Cade Hunter, C (BT 2019) Daytona Tortugas (Florida State Lg. - Lo A) .308, 8 hits, 2 HR, 8 RBI, in 8 games; after starting season with ACL Reds (Arizona Complex Lg. - Rookie) .400, 6 hits, 1 HR, 5 RBI, in 6 games.


Andrew "A.J." Jones, RHP (BT 2017) Milwaukee Milkmen (American Association - IND) 5-6, 7.01 ERA, 86.0 IP, in 22 games.


Kobe Kato, 2B (BT 2019) Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Carolina Lg. - Lo A) On 60-day injured list. No record yet.


Zach Kirtley, 3B (BT 2015) Toros (bulls) de Tijuana (Mexican Lg. - IND) .333, 17 hits, 7 HR, 17 RBI, in 17 games; after starting season with Algondoneros (cotton workers) de Union Laguna (Mexican Lg. - IND) .300, 54 hits, 9 HR, 32 RBI, in 56 games.


Chase Lee, RHP (BT 2019) Was in Rangers' spring training camp. Round Rock Express (PCL - AAA) 1-1, 6.33 ERA, 27 IP, in 26 games; after starting season with Frisco Rough Riders (Texas Lg. - AA) 1-1, 5 saves, 2.25 ERA, 24 IP, in 21 games.


Carlos Lomeli, RHP (BT 2018) Bradenton Marauders (Fla. State Lg. - Lo A) 6-4, 6 saves, 5.40 ERA, 50 IP, in 33 games.


Brandon Lowe, 2B/OF (BT 2014) Tampa Bay Rays (American Lg. - MLB) .221, 52 hits, 8 HR, 25 RBI, in 65 games; on injured list.


Ty Madrigal, LHP (BT 2017) Winston-Salem Dash (So. Atlantic Lg. - Hi A) 1-2, 2 saves, 4.99 ERA, 48.2 IP, in 42 games.


Joe Mantiply, LHP (BT 2010) Arizona Diamondbacks (National Lg. - MLB) 2-5, 2 saves, 2.88 ERA, 19 holds, 56.1 IP, in 63 games. 2022 National League All-Star.


Brad Marcelino, Coach (BT 2002 outfielder) Tacoma Rainiers (PCL - AAA) Hitting coach.


Kyle Marman, RHP (BT 2016) Was in Guardians' spring training camp.  Akron Rubber Ducks (Eastern Lg. - AA) 5-2, 3 saves, 4.50 ERA, 48 IP, 59 K's, in 40 games.


John Murphy, RHP (BT 2016-17) Gateway Grizzlies (Frontier Lg. - IND) 1-4, 9 saves, 2.80 ERA, 35.1 IP, in 38 games.


William "Billy" Murphy, Coach (BT 2008 pitcher) Houston Astros (American Lg. - MLB) Co-Pitching Coach.


Joe Nahas, RHP (BT 2017) South Bend Cubs (Midwest Lg. - Hi A) 4-3, 4.19 ERA, 86 IP, in 24 games.


Tyler Naumann, RHP (BT 2019) Great Falls Voyagers (Pioneer Lg. - IND) 4-5, 5.46 ERA, 85.2 IP, in 15 games.


James Outman, OF (BT 2017) Was in Dodgers' spring training camp.  Oklahoma City Dodgers (PCL - AAA) .281, 46 hits, 10 HR, 50 RBI, in 45 games; after earlier season experience with Los Angeles Dodgers (National Lg. - MLB) .462, 6 hits, 1 HR, 3 RBI, in 4 games; and Tulsa Drillers (Texas Lg. - AA) .295, 77 hits, 16 HR, 45 RBI, 59 runs scored, in 68 games.


Hunter Renfroe, OF (BT 2011-12) Milwaukee Brewers (National Lg. - MLB) .252, 103 hits, 25 HR, 63 RBI, in 108 games.


Kit Scheetz, LHP (BT 2013-14) Mariachis de Guadalajara (Mexican Lg. - IND) 0-1, 16.71 ERA, 7 IP, in 7 games; after earlier season experience with Charleston Dirty Birds (Atlantic Lg. - IND) 5-0, 1.86 ERA, 38.2 IP, 38 K's, in 10 games and Guerreros (Warriors) de Oaxaca (Mexican Lg. - IND) 1-1, 7.56 ERA, 25 IP in 5 games.


Fox Semones, 2B (BT 2016-19) Hillsboro Hops (Northwest Lg. - Hi A) .233, 20 hits, 3 HR, 18 RBI, in 32 games; after earlier season experience with ACL Diamondbacks Black (Ariz. Complex Lg. - Rookie) .333, 3 hits, 2 RBI, in 3 games; ACL Diamondbacks Red (Ariz. Complex Lg. - Rookie) .200, 3 hits, 1 HR, 4 RBI, in 5 games; Visalia Rawhide (California Lg. - Lo A) .000 in 1 game; and with Ogden Raptors (Pioneer Lg. - IND) .228, 13 hits, 1 HR, 3 RBI, in 14 games. 


Drew Strotman, RHP (BT 2015-16) Was in Twins' spring training camp. St. Paul Saints (International Lg. - AAA) 3-2, 6.44 ERA, 50.1 IP, 58 K's, in 39 games.


Derrick Sylve, RHP (BT 2012) Trinidad Triggers (Pecos Lg. - IND) 5-2, 6.39 ERA, 63.1 ERA, in 10 games.


Carson Taylor, C (BT 2018) Tulsa Drillers (Texas Lg. - AA) .253, 68 hits, 4 HR, 23 RBI, in 76 games; on injured list.


Tuck Tucker, LHP (BT 2018) York Revolution (Atlantic Lg. - IND) 0-1, 5.18 ERA, 24.1 IP, in 25 games.


Andrew Vail, LHP (BT 2019) Signed with Padres; has not yet been assigned to a minor league team.


Tyler Villaroman, OF (BT 2018-19) Hamburg Stealers (German Bundesliga - IND) .283 with 17 hits and 14 runs scored during regular season; .308 with 4 hits and 1 run scored during playoffs.


Ken Waldichuk, LHP (BT 2017) Oakland Athletics (American Lg. - MLB) 0-1, 5.40 ERA, 15 IP, in 3 games: after earlier season experience with Las Vegas Aviators (PCL - AAA) 0-1, 3.38 ERA, 18.2 IP, in 4 games; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders (International Lg. - AAA) 2-3, 3.59 ERA, 47.2 IP, in 11 games; and with Somerset Patriots (Atlantic Lg. - AA) 4-0, 1.26 ERA, 28.2 IP, in 6 games.


Justin Wylie, 2B (BT 2018) New Jersey Jackals (Frontier Lg. - IND) .306, 103 hits, 20 HR, 77 RBI, in 93 games.

 

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