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Coastal Plain League Alumni Head Into MLB Postseason

Coastal Plain League Alumni Head Into MLB Postseason

Has your favorite MLB team's season come to an end? There is still plenty to root for as a Coastal Plain League fan as 20 former players are scattered about the MLB postseason landscape. 

Washington Nationals:

Ryan Zimmerman - Peninsula Pilots 2003

Aaron Barrett - Thomasville '2009


Atlanta Braves: 

Jeremy Walker - Edenton 2014/2015


Los Angeles Dodgers 

Adam Kolarek - Outer Banks 2009

Chris Taylor - Morehead City 2010


St. Louis Cardinals

Mike Mayers - Thomasville 2011

Tyler Webb - Columbia 2010


Houston Astros

Joe Smith - Edenton 2005

Justin Verlander - Wilson 2002


Oakland Athletics

Chris Bassitt - Edenton 2010

Jharel Cotton - Peninsula 2010/2012

Lou Trivino - Florence 2012

Chad Pinder - Peninsula 2011


Minnesota Twins

Randy Dobnak - Edenton 2016

Ryne Harper - Wilmington 2009

Jake Cave - Peninsula 2011


New York Yankees

Mike Tauchman - Fayetteville 2012


Tamba Bay Rays

Emilio Pagan - Wilmington 2011 / Forest City 2012

Joe Wendle - Edenton 2011

Trevor Richards - Asheboro 2014

About Coastal Plain League:

The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,600 alumni drafted and 131 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.