Valley Leaguers on Opening Day Rosters

Hooray! I know opening day was technically last night, but it’s today when most of the teams are in action.

So, like most years, All Things Valley League will celebrate with the following players who made opening day rosters:

  • Brett Gardner (New Market 2003-04), New York Yankees
  • David Carpenter (Covington 2004), New York Yankees
  • Jason Kipnis (Covington 2006-07), Cleveland Indians
  • Erik Kratz (Waynesboro 2000, Harrisonburg 2001), Kansas City Royals
  • Will Harris (Staunton 2003), Houston Astros
  • Drew Rucinski (Luray 2009-2010), Los Angeles Angels
  • Collin Cowgill (Covington 2005), Los Angeles Angels
  • Daniel Murphy (Luray 2005), New York Mets
  • Clint Robinson (Harrisonburg 2005-06), Washington Nationals
  • Tommy LaStella (Haymarket 2009), Chicago Cubs
  • Tyler Thornburg (Winchester 2008), Milwaukee Brewers
  • Jon Jay (Staunton 2004), St. Louis Cardinals
  • Brad Ziegler (New Market 2000), Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Cliff Pennington (Harrisonburg 2003), Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Yonder Alonso (Luray 2006), San Diego Padres
  • Cory Spangenberg (Winchester 2010), San Diego Padres
  • Javier Lopez (New Market 1996), San Francisco Giants

That’s 17 total.

By Team:

New Market, Luray, Covington have 3, Harrisonburg has 2 1/2, Staunton and Winchester have 2, Haymarket has 1, and Waynesboro has 1/2 (Kratz gives a half to both Waynesboro and Harrisonburg).

By Year:

1996- 1

2000- 2

2001- 1

2003- 3

2004- 3

2005- 3

2006- 3

2007- 1

2008- 1

2009- 2

2010- 2

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