Drafted to the Pros

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PLAYERS DRAFTED

TO THE PROS

 

Green Valley Baseball is the most challenging high school program in the state.  By the time a Green Valley player takes the field, he has spent countless hours preparing for every possible offensive and defensive situation.  It is a demanding, grueling, and competitive program.  Green Valley Baseball is a disciplined way of life.  Those athletes who commit themselves to this rigorous program, who accept the challenge to not only participate, but to excel, often find meaningful career opportunities for themselves.

 

Because of the tremendous success of this program, Green Valley High School attracts interest from many college and professional teams.  In past years, Green Valley has found itself ranked nationally, and this, too, has brought a certain level of attention and expectation.

 

Green Valley Baseball has built a tradition rich in the level of skill required of its athletes, rich in the competitive spirit required of its athletes, rich in the level of mental and physical preparation required of its athletes, and rich in the amount of pride involved in representing school, family, and self.

 

It comes as no surprise that a number of alumni players have been drafted into the professional ranks as a direct result of the success they have attained at Green Valley High School.  These young men made the most of their high school experience.  Let it be said that hard work still pays off.

 

We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of each athlete that has gone into the professional ranks of baseball.  We believe the good foundation that Green Valley Baseball has provided will continue to serve them well throughout their professional careers.

 

Player

Year Graduated

Year Drafted

Most Recent Team / Drafting Team

Matthew Gondini

1993

1993

Minnesota Twins

Shaw Casey

1993

1996

Florida Marlins

Tom La Rosa

1993

?

Minnesota Twins

Chad Stevenson

1994

1994

Detroit Tigers

Chad Hermansen

1995

1995

Toronto Blue Jays

Nick Day

1995

1996

San Diego Padres

Kevin Eberwein

1996

1998

San Diego Padres

Taylor Myers

1996

1996

Kansas City Royals

Ben Rosenthal

1997 (?)

Free Agent

?

Bobby Pierce

1997

1997

Arizona Diamondbacks

Brian Reed

1997

1997

Florida Marlins

Doug Kohl

1997

1997

Arizona Diamondbacks

Taylor Smith

1997

1997

Toronto Blue Jays

David Jenson

1998

2002

Kansas City Royals

Joe Orloski

1998

1998

New York Mets

Mike Nannini

1998

1998

Florida Marlins

Jon Slack

1999

2002

New York Mets

John Gross

2000

2001

Atlanta Braves

Ben Scheinbaum

2000

2004

New York Yankees

Billy Schmitt

2000

2000

St. Louis Cardinals

David Krynzel

2000

2000

Arizona Diamondbacks

Garret Guzman

2001

2001

Washington Nationals

Jake Dittler

2001

2001

Cleveland Indians

Zeke Parraz

2001

?

Oakland A’s

Eric Durante

2002

Free Agent

Tampa Bay Rays

Jordan Parraz

2003

2004

Houston Astros

Kyle Price

2003

2006

Florida Marlins

Ryan Tabor

2003

2006

Cincinnati Reds

Matt Harrison

2008

2008

Atlanta Braves

Brett Harrison

2011

2011

Detroit Tigers

Evan Van Hoosier

2012

2013

Texas Rangers