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Australian Players Overseas

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, 31 Australians have crossed the white stripes to play in a Major League Baseball game. Hundreds more have played and continue to play in Minor League Baseball in ballparks across North America as well as at the highest levels in Korea and Japan. Now, you can find where your favourite Aussie players are playing currently in their professional careers in Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the Korea Baseball Organisation, and Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan).

Below, you will find a list of all Australians currently playing in MLB organisations, either at the big league or minor league level or currently in the Major League Baseball Australian Academy Program (MLBAAP) as well as Aussies in the KBO and NPB. Players who are likely to be on short-season minor league rosters in the US or have not been assigned to minor league rosters are listed as "Not Yet Assigned".

Player name links will take you to that player's ABL page whereas MLB organisation links will take you to that player's,, or NPB player page. PLEASE NOTE that this list currently contains only Australian players in MLB-affiliated organisations. Injured players are noted as such with "DL" appearing next to their current level of play.

Players whose names are listed as "(Player Name)" have not participated in an Australian Baseball League game and are listed under their home state.

(Last updated 20 August 2014)

Select Your ABL Team/State

ABL Team/(State) Player MLB Organisation 2013 Club (Level)
Adelaide Bite/SA
  Nick Hutchings Pittsburgh Pirates GCL Pirates (Rookie)
  Dakota Mitchell Cincinnati Reds DSL Rojos (Rookie)
  Stefan Welch Boston Red Sox Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)

Brisbane Bandits/QLD
  Ryan Battaglia Cleveland Indians Carolina Mudcats (Advanced A)
  Nathan Hass Atlanta Braves GCL Braves (Rookie)
  (Sam Holland) San Diego Padres Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season A)
  Connor MacDonald Houston Astros DSL Astros Blue (Rookie)
  (Todd McDonald) Texas Rangers AZL Rangers (Rookie)
  (Hayden Timberlake) Houston Astros DSL Astros Orange (Rookie)
  Logan Wade Minnesota Twins Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class A)
  Josh Warner Philadelphia Phillies Not Yet Assigned (Injured)

Canberra Cavalry/ACT
  Michael Collins San Diego Padres Fort Wayne Tin Caps (*Manager, A)
  Robbie Perkins Colorado Rockies Tri-City Dust Devils (Short-Season A)

Melbourne Aces/VIC
  James Beresford Minnesota Twins Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
  Travis Blackley Tohoku Golden Eagles Tohoku Golden Eagles (NPB)
  James Brooks Washington Nationals GCL Nationals (Rookie)
  Jared Cruz Atlanta Braves GCL Braves (Rookie)
  Ryan Dale Kansas City Royals Burlington Royals (Rookie)
  Darryl George Tampa Bay Rays Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class A)
  Sam Gibbons Minnesota Twins Elizabethton Twins (Rookie)
  John Hussey San Diego Padres San Antonio Missions (Double-A)
  Ben Leslie San Francisco Giants AZL Giants (Rookie)
  Daniel McGrath Boston Red Sox Greenville Drive (Class A)
  Aaron Sayers Detroit Tigers GCL Tigers (Rookie)
  (Adam Silva) New York Yankees DSL Yankees 2 (Rookie)
  Lewis Thorpe Minnesota Twins Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class A)

Perth Heat/WA
  Jake Bowey Houston Astros DSL Astros Blue (Rookie)
  Elliott Hargreaves Cincinnati Reds AZL Reds (Rookie, *Injured)
  Liam Hendriks Kansas City Royals Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
  (Joshua Kennelly) Cincinnati Reds AZL Reds (Rookie)
  Matt Kennelly Atlanta Braves Mississippi Braves (Double-A)
  Sam Kennelly Pittsburgh Pirates GCL Pirates (Rookie)
  Warwick Saupold Detroit Tigers Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, DL)

Sydney Blue Sox/NSW
  (Dean Aldridge) Detroit Tigers GCL Tigers (Rookie, *Injured)
  Tim Atherton Oakland Athletics Stockton Ports (Advanced A)
  (Grant Balfour) Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays (AL)
  Guy Edmonds Texas Rangers Spokane Indians (Short-Season A)
  Andrew Graham Detroit Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps (*Manager, Class A)
  Josh Guyer Minnesota Twins GCL Twins (Rookie)
  David Kandilas Colorado Rockies Tulsa Drillers (Double-A)
  Chris Oxspring Lotte Giants (KBO) Lotte Giants (KBO)
  James Philibossian Detroit Tigers GCL Tigers (Rookie)
  Zach Shepherd Detroit Tigers GCL Tigers (Rookie)
  Todd Van Steensel Minnesota Twins Fort Myers Miracle (Advanced A)