Raider baseball alumni: Where are they now?
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011
Many Raider athletes go on to succeed at the university and professional levels. Read below for an update on some of Seminole State's most prominent baseball alumni.
Class of 2011
- Kory Booker, a southpaw pitcher from Tavares, is moving to Georgia to play for the Brewton-Parker College Barons.
- Pitcher Garrett Bush, of Jacksonville, will play for the Flagler College Saints.
- First baseman Stephen Christiansen, of Tampa, is transferring to Rollins College to play for the Tars.
- Pitcher Mike Clevinger, of Jacksonville, has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He will play for the Orem Owls, the team's minor league affiliate in Utah.
- Chase Curtis, an outfielder from Titusville, will play for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels.
- Todd Hankins, an infielder from Oviedo, has signed with the Cleveland Indians. He will play for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the team's minor league affiliate in Ohio.
- Outfielder Martin Kelly, of Pompton Plains, N.J., is moving to New York to play for the St. John's University Red Storm.
- Jacob Knott, a pitcher from Lake Mary, is transferring to Lipscomb University in Tennessee to play for the Bisons.
- Pitcher Joe Lovecchio, of Wilbur-by-the-Sea, will play for the University of South Florida Bulls.
- Corben Madden, a southpaw pitcher from Orlando, is transferring to Jacksonville University to play for the Dolphins.
- Willie Medina, an infielder from Bronx, N.Y., and Jacob Newberry, a pitcher from Eagle Lake, are transferring to High Point University in North Carolina to play for the Panthers.
- Pitcher Dejai Oliver, of Orlando, has signed with the Florida Marlins. He will play for the Jamestown Jammers, the team's minor league affiliate in New York.
- Tyson Young, a southpaw pitcher from Stuart, is transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University to play for the Eagles.
Class of 2010
- Infielder Anthony Boix, of Miami, and southpaw pitcher Josh Culler, of Newark, Del., transferred to Tennessee Wesleyan College to play for the Bulldogs.
- Infielder Mike Diorio, of Clermont, transferred to Lynn University to play for the Fighting Knights.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick, a pitcher from Jacksonville, moved to North Carolina to play for the Wingate University Bulldogs.
- Alex Hudak, an infielder/outfielder from Sorrento, transferred to Florida Atlantic University to play for the Owls.
Class of 2009
- Outfielder Tye Buckley returned to his hometown of Tallahassee to play for the Florida State University Seminoles.
- Owen Dew, also of Tallahassee, was a starting pitcher for the University of Central Florida Knights during the 2010 season. He left UCF in June 2010, after being selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball First-year Player Draft.
- Outfielder Ian MacGeorge, of Orlando, transferred to Florida Atlantic University to play for the Owls during the 2010 season. He then transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to play for the Eagles in 2011.
- Pitcher Delgis Soto, who hails from Bronx, N.Y., transferred to Brewton-Parker College in Georgia to play for the Barons.
- Spencer Theisen, an outfielder from Longwood, transferred to Stetson University to play for the Hatters.
Class of 2008
- Yazy Arbelo, a first baseman from Port St. Lucie, and Adam Sprague, a southpaw pitcher from Winter Park, transferred to Cumberland University in Tennessee to play for the Bulldogs.
- Pitcher Eric Broberg, of Winter Park, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 41st round of the 2008 MLB First-year Player Draft.
- Tyler Cox, an outfielder from Cocoa, transferred to the University of Tampa to play for the Spartans.
- Pitcher Kevin Decker, of Washington, Ind., transferred to the College of Charleston in South Carolina to play for the Cougars.
- Shortstop Dee Gordon, of Windermere, was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2008 MLB First-year Player Draft.
- Pitcher Chris Heston, of Palm Bay, moved to North Carolina to play for the East Carolina University Pirates.
- Brett Oberholtzer, a southpaw pitcher from St. Georges, Del., was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the eighth round of the 2008 MLB First-year Player Draft.
- Outfielder John Vacca, of Cape Coral, moved to St. Louis to play for the Missouri Baptist University Spartans.
Class of 2007
- Pitcher Rob Bryson, of New Castle, Del., and second baseman Miguel Vasquez, of New York, N.Y., were drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Bryson was selected by the Brewers in the 31st round and acquired by the Cleveland Indians in July 2008. Vasquez was a 32nd-round draft pick.
- Ryan Horton, a southpaw pitcher from Orlando, transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University to play for the Eagles.
- Pitcher Michael Jarry, of Duluth, Ga., transferred to Samford University in Alabama to play for the Bulldogs.
- John Locklear, a pitcher from Winter Park, moved to Atlanta to play for the Georgia State University Panthers.
- Johnny Monell, a catcher and first baseman from Bronx, N.Y., was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 30th round of the 2007 MLB First-year Player Draft.
- Jimmy Moser, a southpaw pitcher from Frostproof, transferred to the University of Tampa to play for the Spartans.
- Southpaw pitcher Phillip Myers, of Louisville, Ky., moved to Spartanburg to play for the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans. He joined the coaching staff in 2010 as a volunteer assistant.
- Shane Ynclan, an outfielder from Melbourne, transferred to Warner University to play for the Royals. He joined the coaching staff after graduation.
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