104 ex-WCCBLers were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2008

The list of pros features 9 big leaguers, including MLB pitchers Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies and Jason Hammel of the Tampa Bay Rays and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (pictured) of the Boston Red Sox and Nyjer Morgan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, power-hitting rookie third baseman Chris Davis of the Texas Rangers and infielder Brian Barden of the St. Louis Cardinals. Catcher Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees and pitcher Ty Taubenheim of the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared in the major leagues this summer before being sent back down to AAA.

Pitcher Eddie Kunz of the New York Mets, who pitched for the Bellingham Bells in 2005, was called up on Sunday, August 3. Eddie pitched briefly for the big club before being sent back down to the minors. Kunz starred at Oregon State and pitched on the Beavers 2006 National Championship team.


Baltimore Orioles
Low A – Wally Crancer, Aloha Knights (Georgia Tech), Delmarva Shorebirds
Low A – Brian Parker, Moses Lake Pirates (Lewis-Clark State College), Delmarva Shorebirds
SS – Nick Haughian, Wenatchee AppleSox (Washington), Aberdeen IronBirds

Boston Red Sox
MLB – Jacoby Ellsbury, Bend Elks (Oregon State)
AA – John Otness, Aloha Knights (Washington), Portland Sea Dogs
High A – Scott Lonergan, Bend Elks (Rice), Lancaster JetHawks
SS – Stephen Fife, Bellingham Bells (Utah), Lowell Spinners
SS – Jon Hee, Wenatchee AppleSox (Hawaii), Lowell Spinners

Chicago White Sox
AA – Robby Hudson, Aloha Knights (Texas), Birmingham Barons
High A – Steven Spurgeon, Bellingham Bells (University of the Pacific), Winston-Salem Warthogs
Low A – Brent Morel, Corvallis Knights (Cal Poly), Kannapolis Intimidators
R – Drew Garcia, Corvallis Knights (UC Riverside), Bristol Sox

Cleveland Indians
High A – Heath Taylor, Kelowna Falcons (Oklahoma), Kinston Indians
SS – Jason Rodriguez, Aloha Knights (University of Nevada, Reno), Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Detroit Tigers
High A – Eddie Clelland, Aloha Knights (Gonzaga), Lakeland Flying Tigers
SS – Brent Wyatt, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lewis-Clark State College), Oneonta Tigers

Kansas City Royals
R – Brian Gausman, Kelowna Falcons (New Mexico State), Burlington Royals
R – Ted Gjeldum, Kitsap BlueJackets (Lafayette College), Burlington Royals
R – Blaine Hardy, Bend Elks (Lewis-Clark State College), Idaho Falls Chukars
R – Jamie Nilsen, Kitsap BlueJackets (Central Washington), AZL Royals

Los Angeles Angels
AAA – Matt Wilhite, Bend Elks (Western Kentucky), Salt Lake Bees
AAA – Ben Johnson, Aloha Knights (Washington), Salt Lake Bees
Low A – Hector Estrella, Wenatchee AppleSox (USC), Cedar Rapids Kernels
R – Jayson Miller, Wenatchee AppleSox (Washington State), Orem Owlz
R – Christian Scholl, Kitsap BlueJackets (Green River CC), Orem Owlz
R – Josh Keller, Wenatchee AppleSox (Oregon State), AZL Angels

Minnesota Twins
AA – Kyle Aselton, Bellingham Bells (Oregon State), New Britain Rock Cats

New York Yankees
AAA – Chris Stewart, Aloha Knights (Riverside CC), Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees
AA – Anthony Claggett, Bellingham Bells (UC Riverside), Trenton Thunder
High A – Chris Kunda, Bend Elks (Oregon State), Tampa Yankees
High A – Danny Cox, Bend Elks (Washington), Tampa Yankees

Oakland A’s
SS – Matt Fitts, Corvallis Knights (Lewis-Clark State College), Vancouver Canadians
SS – Dan Wentzell, Bend Elks (George Fox), Vancouver Canadians
R – Grant Desme, Bend Elks (Cal Poly), AZL Athletics

Seattle Mariners
AAA – Andy Baldwin, Kelowna Falcons (Oregon State), Tacoma Rainiers
AAA – Rich Dorman, Aloha Knights (Western Baptist), Tacoma Rainiers
High A – Kyle Parker, Aloha Knights (Washington), High Desert Mavericks
High A – Brad Reid, Corvallis Knights (Bellevue CC), High Desert Mavericks
R – Brandon Pullen, Bellingham Bells (San Diego State), Pulaski Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays
MLB – Jason Hammel, Wenatchee AppleSox (Treasure Valley CC)
Low A – Jackson Brennan, Spokane RiverHawks (Gonzaga), Columbus Catfish

Texas Rangers
MLB – Chris Davis, Kelowna Falcons (Navarro College)
AAA – Nate Gold, Kelowna Falcons (Gonzaga), Oklahoma RedHawks
AA – Kevin Richardson, Bellingham Bells (Gonzaga), Oklahoma RedHawks
AA – Emerson Frostad, Bellingham Bells (Lewis-Clark State College), Frisco RoughRiders
High A – Evan Reed, Bend Elks (Cal Poly), Bakersfield Blaze
Low A – Broc Coffman, Aloha Knights (Lower Columbia College), Clinton LumberKings

Toronto Blue Jays
AA – Aaron Mathews, Bend Elks (Oregon State), New Hampshire Fisher Cats
AA – Daryl Harang, Aloha Knights (San Diego State), New Hampshire Fisher Cats
High A – Matt Lane, Aloha Knights (Washington), Dunedin Blue Jays
Low A – Marc Rzepczynski, Aloha Knights (UC Riverside), Lansing Lugnuts


Arizona Diamondbacks
High A – Kyle Wright, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lewis-Clark State College), Visalia Oaks

Atlanta Braves
AA – Kevin Gunderson, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Mississippi Braves
AA – Tommy Hanson, Aloha Knights (Riverside CC), Mississippi Braves
Low A – Chad Lundahl, Spokane RiverHawks (UC Irvine), Rome Braves
R – Ryan Voelkel, Kitsap BlueJackets (Green River CC), GCL Braves

Chicago Cubs
AAA – Jim Henderson, Kelowna Falcons (Tennessee Wesleyan), Iowa Cubs
AAA – Bobby Scales, Aloha Knights (Michigan), Iowa Cubs

Cincinnati Reds
R – Kevin Coddington, Moses Lake Pirates (University of Illinois at Chicago), GCL Reds

Colorado Rockies
MLB – Jeff Francis, Bellingham Bells (University of British Columbia)
AA – Eddie Cornejo, Aloha Knights (Oklahoma), Tulsa Drillers
Low A – Darin Holcomb, Spokane RiverHawks (Gonzaga), Asheville Tourists
SS – Johnny Bowden, Bellingham Bells (USC), Tri-City Dust Devils
SS – Brad McAtee, Bend Elks (UC Davis), Tri-City Dust Devils
SS – J.R. Murphy, Corvallis Knights (San Diego State), Tri-City Dust Devils

Florida Marlins
AA – Andy Jenkins, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Carolina Mudcats
Low A – Garrett Parcell, Aloha Knights (San Diego State), Greensboro Grasshoppers

Houston Astros
AA – Bud Norris, Aloha Knights (Cal Poly), Corpus Christi Hooks
High A – Rory Shortell, Bend Elks (San Diego State), Salem Avalanche
Low A – Mike Koons, Corvallis Knights (San Diego State), Lexington Legends
SS – Danny Meier, Kitsap BlueJackets (Portland), Tri-City ValleyCats

Los Angeles Dodgers
High A – Jaime Pedroza, Spokane RiverHawks (UC Riverside), Inland Empire 66ers
Low A – Given Kutz, Bellingham Bells (Portland), Great Lakes Loons
R – Travis Vetters, Wenatchee AppleSox (Portland), Ogden Raptors

Milwaukee Brewers
AA – Cole Gillespie, Wenatchee AppleSox (Oregon State), Huntsville Stars
High A – Ned Yost, Aloha Knights (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh), Brevard County Manatees
Low A – DJ Lidyard, Wenatchee AppleSox (Lower Columbia College), West Virginia Power
Low A – Curt Rindal, Bellingham Bells (Washington), West Virginia Power

New York Mets
MLB – Eddie Kunz, Bellingham Bells (Oregon State)
Low A – Nick Waechter, Aloha Knights (Western Oregon), Savannah Sand Gnats

Philadelphia Phillies
High A – Jim Murphy, Corvallis Knights (Washington State), Clearwater Threshers

Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB – Nyjer Morgan, Kelowna Falcons (Walla Walla CC)
AAA – Ty Taubenheim, Bellingham Bells (Edmonds CC), Indianapolis Indians
AA – Ray Chang, Kelowna Falcons (Rockhurst College), Altoona Curve
Low A – Harrison Bishop, Aloha Knights (Washington), Hickory Crawdads
Low A – Matt Hague, Aloha Knights (Oklahoma State), Hickory Crawdads
Low A – Duke Welker, Bend Elks (Arkansas), Hickory Crawdads

St. Louis Cardinals
AAA – Brian Barden, Bend Elks (Oregon State), Memphis Redbirds
AAA – Clay Mortensen, Wenatchee AppleSox (Gonzaga), Memphis Redbirds
AA – Jess Todd, Kelowna Falcons (Arkansas), Springfield Cardinals
Low A – Wayne Daman, Jr., Aloha Knights (Washington State), Quad Cities River Bandits

San Diego Padres
High A – Brandon Gottier, Bellingham Bells (University of the Pacific), Lake Elsinore Storm
High A – Eric Sogard, Bend Elks (Arizona State), Lake Elsinore Storm
Low A – Jeremy Hefner, Spokane RiverHawks (Oral Roberts), Fort Wayne Wizards
SS – Sawyer Carroll, Kelowna Falcons (Kentucky), Eugene Emeralds

San Francisco Giants
AA – Dave McKae, Bend Elks (UC Davis), Connecticut Defenders
AA – Brooks McNiven, Kelowna Falcons (University of British Columbia), Connecticut Defenders
High A – Tyler Graham, Bend Elks (Oregon State), San Jose Giants
Low A – Daniel Turpen, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), Augusta GreenJackets
SS – Shane Kaufman, Kitsap BlueJackets (San Diego State), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
SS – Brooks Lindsley, Corvallis Knights (Lower Columbia College), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
SS – Ari Ronick, Wenatchee AppleSox (Portland), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
SS – Eric Stolp, Aloha Knights (University of the Pacific), Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
R – Ryan Mantle, Kelowna Falcons (Missouri State), AZL Giants
R – Nathan Pendley, Aloha Knights (Oregon State), AZL Giants

Washington Nationals
High A – Andrew Lefave, Bellingham Bells (Missouri Valley College), Potomac Nationals
SS – Tommy Milone, Wenatchee AppleSox (USC), Vermont Lake Monsters
R – Clayton Dill, Kelowna Falcons (Missouri Baptist), GCL Nationals

SS – Class A Short-Season
R – Rookie League