List of Florida Gators baseball players in Major League Baseball

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This List of Florida Gators baseball players includes former members of the Florida Gators baseball team that represents the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, who have played in one or more regular season Major League Baseball (MLB) games. The list includes such former Gators baseball players as David Eckstein, World Series Most Valuable Player, Al Rosen, former American League Most Valuable Player, and Haywood Sullivan, former managing partner of the Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball[edit]

Name Accomplishments
Bryan Augenstein Current pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (2014– ), and formerly, the Tampa Bay Rays (2012–2013),the St. Louis Cardinals (2011–2012), and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2009)
Dennis Aust Former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1965–1966)
Ross Baumgarten Former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1978–1981) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1982)
Henry Boney Former pitcher for the New York Giants (1927)
Rod Brewer Former pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals (1990–1993)
John Burke Former pitcher and first-ever draft choice for the Colorado Rockies (1996–1997)
Johnny Burnett Former shortstop for Cleveland Indians (1927–1934) and St. Louis Browns (1935) who set a MLB record with nine hits in one game
Tiny Chaplin Former pticher for the New York Giants (1928, 1931–1930) and Boston Bees (1936)
Doug Corbett Former pitcher for the Minnesota Twins (1980–1982), California Angels (1982–1986) and Baltimore Orioles (1986)
Robert Dodd Former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1998)
David Eckstein Former shortstop for the Anaheim Angels (2001–2004), St. Louis Cardinals (2005–2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008), Arizona Diamondbacks (2008) and San Diego Padres (2009–2010); World Series champion (2002, 2006), World Series Most Valuable Player (2006), All-Star (2005, 2006)
Dave Eiland Former pitcher for the New York Yankees (1988–1991, 1995), San Diego Padres (1992–1993) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–2000); former pitching coach for the New York Yankees (2008–2010), and current pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals (2011– )
Mark Ellis Current second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals (2014– ), and formerly, the Los Angeles Dodgers (2012–2013), the Oakland Athletics (2002–2011) and Colorado Rockies (2011)
Bill Ferrazzi Former pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1935)
Cole Figueroa Current second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays (2014– )
Jeff Fischer Former pitcher for the Montreal Expos (1987) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1989)
Josh Fogg Former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (2001), Pittsburgh Pirates (2002–2005), Colorado Rockies (2006–2007), Cincinnati Reds (2008) and Colorado Rockies (2009)
Bill Graham Former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1966) and New York Mets (1967)
Lefty Guise Former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1940)
Roger Holt Former second baseman for the New York Yankees (1980)
Mark Kiger Former infielder for the Oakland Athletics (2006)
Matthew LaPorta Former left fielder for the Cleveland Indians (2009–2012), and Olympic Bronze Medalist (2008)
Steve Lombardozzi Former second baseman for the Minnesota Twins (1985–1988) and Astros (1989–1990); World Series champion (1987)
Scott Lusader Former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1987–1990) and New York Yankees (1991)
Jamie McAndrew Former pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers (1995, 1997)
Rob Murphy Former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1985–1988), Boston Red Sox (1989–1990), Seattle Mariners (1991), Astros (1992), St. Louis Cardinals (1993–1994), New York Yankees (1994), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995) and Florida Marlins (1995)
Darren O'Day Current pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles (2012– ), formerly, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008), New York Mets (2009) and Texas Rangers (2009–2011)
Tim Olson Former infielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2004) and Colorado Rockies (2005)
Javier Ortiz Former outfielder for the Astros (1990–1991)
Mike Perez Former pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals (1990–1994), Chicago Cubs (1995–1996) and Kansas City Royals (1997)
Chan Perry Former utility player for the Cleveland Indians (2000) and Kansas City Royals (2002)
Herbert Perry Former infielder for the Cleveland Indians (1994–1996), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1999–2000), Chicago White Sox (2000–2001) and Texas Rangers (2002–2004)
Kevin Polcovich Former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1997–1998)
Ned Porter Former pitcher for the New York Giants (1926–1927)
Ryan Raburn Current outfielder for the Cleveland Indians (2013–), formerly the Detroit Tigers (2004, 2007–2012)
Bill Ramsey Former outfielder for the Boston Braves (1945)
Lance Richbourg Former player for the Philadelphia Phillies (1921), Washington Senators (1924), Boston Braves (1927–1931) and Chicago Cubs (1932)
Paul Rigdon Former pitcher for the Cleveland Indians (2000) and Milwaukee Brewers (2000–2001)
Steven Rodriguez Current pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2012–)
Al Rosen Former third baseman for the Cleveland Indians (1947–1956); American League Most Valuable Player (1953), MLB All-Star (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955), MLB home run champion (1950, 1953)*
Steve Rosenberg Former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1988–1990) and San Diego Padres (1991)
David Ross Current catcher for the Chicago Cubs (2014-), formerly the Boston Red Sox (2008 and 2013), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002–2004), Pittsburgh Pirates (2005), San Diego Padres (2005), Cincinnati Reds (2006–2008), and Atlanta Braves (2009–2012)
Scott Ruskin Former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1990), Montreal Expos (1990–1991) and Cincinnati Reds (1992–1993)
Russ Scarritt Former left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1929–1931) and Philadelphia Phillies (1932)*
Ryan Sadowski Former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (2009)
Ryan Shealy Former first baseman for the Colorado Rockies (2005–2006), Kansas City Royals (2006–2008) and Boston Red Sox (2010)
Mike Stanley Former catcher for the Texas Rangers (1986–1991), New York Yankees (1992–1995), Boston Red Sox (1996–1997), New York Yankees (1997), Toronto Blue Jays (1998), Boston Red Sox (1998–2000) and Oakland Athletics (2000); MLB All-Star (1995)
Haywood Sullivan Former catcher for the Boston Red Sox (1955, 1957, 1969–1969) and Kansas City Athletics; former managing partner of the Boston Red Sox (1978–1993)
Marc Sullivan Former catcher for the Boston Red Sox (1982, 1984–1987)
Nick Testa Former catcher for the San Francisco Giants (1958); former Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) catcher for the Daimai Orions (1962)
Robby Thompson Former second baseman for the San Francisco Giants (1986–1996); MLB All-Star (1988, 1993)
Marc Valdes Former pitcher for the Florida Marlins (1995–1996), Montreal Expos (1997–1998), Astros (2000), Atlanta Braves (2001); former NPB pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers (2002) and Chunichi Dragons (2003–2004)
Brad Wilkerson Former player for the Washington Nationals (2001–2005), Texas Rangers (2006–2007), Seattle Mariners (2008) and Toronto Blue Jays (2008); Olympic gold medalist (2000)
Dale Willis Former pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics (1963)
Casey Wise Former infielder for the Chicago Cubs (1957), Milwaukee Braves (1958–1959) and Detroit Tigers (1960)*
Mike Zunino Current catcher for the Seattle Mariners (2013–)

* Attended the University of Florida, but did not play for the Florida Gators baseball team.

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