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  55 Seasons of Goldpanners Baseball

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Amazing Panner to Major Leagues Mark Reaches 202!
Ryan Robowski (08) & Jake Dunning (08)


 No less than 202 former Goldpanners have ascended to the major leagues coming off 39 of the teams - averaging a healthy number of players per team who reached the pinnacle of the sport.  The record of sending Goldpanners to the major leagues is not even remotely challenged by any other single summer amateur team.   The latest to reach the majors from the Goldpanners is Ryan Robowski of the Detroit Tigers.  Though he saw limited action, he is poised to return in 2014.   goldpanners to mlb

 

200th Panner to MLB

Chris Schwinden - 2006 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks

Star of "Touching the Game: Alaska" movie

www.touchingthegame.com


"The Ones That Got Away"

 David Clyde...

David Clyde, who was set to pitch in Growden Park in June of 1973, found himself instead pitching in Arlington Stadium for the Texas Rangers. This sort of meteoric rise is well known to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks. In fact, out of twenty one players to have made their professional debut in the majors, six are Goldpanners ! They are: Dave Winfield (June 1973 with San Diego), Eddie Bane (June 1972 with Minnesota), Dave Roberts (June 1971 with San Diego), Pete Broberg (June 1971 with Washington) , Steve Dunning (June 1967 with Cleveland) and Mike Adamson (June 1967 with Baltimore). One of the others to have made the leap, Burt Hooten, was the winning pitcher against the Goldpanners in the 1969 Midnight Sun Game!


David Clyde 10 Days Before MLB Debut


Clyde's Player Registration Form
 


Bobby Winkles and Team USA


Dick Ruthven (71 SBS)
1980 World Series Champion Phillie


Steve Busby (68 SBS)


Rich Dauer (72 SBS)
 Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer


 Marv Owens (72 SBS)
 NFL Wide Receiver

 



Bill Lee #50 | Brent Strom #90

 


Don Sutton and Tommy Lasorda at A67/Goldpanners 1967 Winter Carnival

 


Floyd Bannister
Player Registration Form
 


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Top 100 Alaska Goldpanners
Currently Active in Professional Baseball

"Once a Goldpanner, ALWAYS a Goldpanner!"
Panner not listed? todd @ goldpanners.com.

Over the 49 year history of the professional baseball draft, no other team has seen more of their players chosen than the Goldpanners.  There have been a record 1,164 player selections devoted to Goldpanners through 2013 -- including Rick Monday, the very first player ever chosen by a MLB franchise in the history of the amateur draft. 

Among those 1,164 picks, 125 Goldpanners have been chosen in the draft's first round.    Of the 125 first round selections, 19 were either the very first or second pick of the entire draft.  Over 200 have reached the pinnacle of the professional ranks in Major League Baseball. This, too, is a record among all amateur baseball teams.  As impressive as that number may be, there could have been many more -- as nearly 70 Goldpanners stalled heartbreakingly close to MLB at the Triple-A level.

And there could have been many more still!  Many players were drafted prior to their first official appearance with the Goldpanners. As signing bonuses have increased, so have the number of key players lost to the draft.   Some of these players were Darryl Strawberry (80), Roger Clemens (83), Joe Carter (81), and David Clyde (73).  Goldpanners in the MLB draft


Arizona Diamondbacks

MLB Pitching Coach Mike Harkey
(86)

MLB Rehab Coordinator Brad Arnsberg
(83)

A
Visalia Rawhide
Pitcher Jesse Darrah
(09)

R
Misoula Osprey
Pitcher Robbie Buller
(11)

Atlanta Braves

MLB

Pitcher

Kris Medlen
(05)

Baltimore Orioles

 

MLB

Director of Pro Scouting

Gary Rajsich
(75)

AA
Bowie Baysox

Pitcher

Jacob Pettit
(09)


Boston Red Sox

MLB

Special Assistant ; Player Personnel

Eddie Bane
 (82)

A+
Salem

Pitcher

Mike McCarthy
(09)


Chicago Cubs

AAA
Iowa Cubs
Pitcher Zachary Rosscup
(09)
  R
AZL Cubs
Manager Bobby Mitchell
(76)

Chicago White Sox

MLB

Special Assignment Scout

Alan Regier
(88)

Photo of Todd Steverson

MLB

Hitting Coach

Todd Steverson
(89)

MLB

Hitting Coordinator

Vance Law
(76)

A

Winston-Salem Dash

Catcher Martin Medina
 
(09-10)

Cleveland Indians

MLB

Manager Terry Francona
(78)
Photo of Ty Van Burkleo

MLB

Hitting Coach Ty Van Burkleo
(84)

MLB

Designated Hitter Jason GIambi
(90)

Colorado Rockies

MLB

Scouting Director Bill Schmidt
(85)
 

MLB

Pitching Coordinator Doug Linton
(86)
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CO Springs
Pitching Coach Dave Schuler
(74-75)
. AA
Tulsa
Pitching Coach Darryl Scott
(87)
. AA
Tulsa
Catcher Dustin Garneau
 (08)
AA
Modesto
Manager Don Sneddon
(80)
A
Asheville
Starting Pitcher Jesse Meaux
(09)
A-SS
Tri-City
Outfielder Jarod Berggren
(09-10)
A-SS
Tri-City
Outfielder Mike Tauchman
(10)

Detroit Tigers

 

MLB

 Scout

 Jeff Wetherby
 (84)

AA
Erie
Relief Pitcher Ryan Robowski
(08)

Houston Astros

MLB Pitching Coach Brent Strom
(67-68-69)

A Adv.
Lancaster
Infielder Raoul Torrez
(08-09)

Kansas City Royals

MLB Bench Coach Don Wakamatsu
(83)
  MLB Special Assistant to the GM/Player Personnel Luis Medina
(83-84)
MLB Special Assistant to the GM Jim Fregosi Jr.
(83)
  A
Wilmington
Batting Coach Justin Gemoll
 
(97)

Los Angeles Angels

Jose Mota

MLB

Broadcaster Jose Mota
(84)
  MLB Special Assignment Ticketing Jeff Leuenberger (98)
  MLB Special Assistant to the GM Gary Sutherland
 (64)

A+
Inland Empire

Outfielder Brennan Gowans
(09)

Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Broadcaster Rick Monday (64)
MLB VP of Pro Scouting Rick Ragazzo (87)
MLB Player Development Todd Takayoshi
 
(89)
MLB Third Base Coach Tim Wallach
(78)

Miami Marlins

  MLB Vice President

Stan Meek
(73)

MLB

First Baseman Greg Dobbs
(00)

AAA
New Orleans

Pitching Coach Charlie Corbell
(82)

A
Batavia

Catcher Mike Vaughn
(10)

Milwaukee Brewers

Photo of Ron Roenicke MLB Head Coach Ron Roenicke (76)
  MLB Area Scout (NV, UT, WY, AZ, NM, CO) Jeff Scholzen
(76
)

Minnesota Twins
 

MLB

AK, Northern CA

Elliott Strankman
(03-04-05-06)

MLB Special Assignment Scout Larry Corrigan
 (86)
  MLB Major League Scout (Tampa, FL) Earl Frishman
(87)
  MLB Major League Scout (Tampa, FL) Vern Followell
 (77)

ROOKIE
Elizabethton

Pitcher Tanner Mendoca
(12)

 

ROOKIE
Elizabethton

Pitcher JT Chargois
(10)

New York Mets
       
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Las Vegas
Pitching Coach Ron Romanick
(80)

MLB

First Base Coach Tom Goodwin
(87)
A

Savannah

Catcher

Colton Plaia
(10-11)

AAA

Las Vegas 51st

First Baseman Allan Dykstra
(05)

New York Yankees
 

MLB

Shortstop

Brendan Ryan
(02)

 

MLB

Area Scout (Los Angeles, CA)

Stewart Smothers
(96)

 

MLB

National Crosschecker

Kendall Carter
(82)

A
Charleston

Relief Pitcher Zach Arneson
(10)

Oakland Athletics

MLB

Media Relations & Broadcasting Coordinator

Zak Basch
(01-02-05)

 

MLB

National Crosschecker

Ron Vaughn
(76-77)


Philadelphia Phillies

New Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage courtesy of LV IronPigs. Handout

AAA
Lehigh Valley

Manager Dave Brundage
(85)

Pittsburgh Pirates
 

MLB

Area Scout

Rick Allen
(89)

 

MLB Special Assistant to the General Manager / Coordinator, Pitching Jim Benedict
(83-88)

AA

Bradenton

Infielder DJ Crumlich
 
(10)

St. Louis Cardinals

A
State College

Pitcher

Arturo Reyes
(11)

 

     

San Diego Padres
  MLB SE Scouting Supervisor/ International Cross Checker

Chip Lawrence
(93-94-95)

  AAA
El Paso
Hitting Coach Jacque Jones
(94)
AAA
El Paso
Pitcher Jason Lane
(96-97)
AAA
El Paso
Second Baseman Brooks Conrad
(99-00)
A Adv.
Lake Elsinore
Catcher Jeremy Rodriguez
(09)

San Francisco Giants
MLB Special Assigment Coach Barry Bonds
(83)
MLB Pitcher Jake Dunning
(08)
  AAA
Fresno
Pitching Coach Dwight Bernard (97)
A
San Jose
Pitching Coach Mike Couchee
(76)
  A
San Jose
Infielder Blake Miller
(12)

Seattle Mariners
  MLB Performance Coach Steve Hecht
(85)

Photo of Jason Phillips

MLB Bullpen Catcher Jason Phillips
(95-96)

MLB

Special Assistant Alvin Davis
(79-80)
 

MLB

Rehab Coordinator Gary Wheelock (73)

A
High Desert

Starting Pitcher David Colvin
(09)

A
Everett

Second Baseman Lonnie Kaupilla
(11)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays
 

MLB

Professional Scout (Houston, TX)

Dave Roberts (70-71)

 

MLB

TV Color Commentary

Joe Magrane (83)

A-Adv
Charlotte
Batting Coach Joe Szekely
(81)

Toronto Blue Jays
 

MLB

Special Assignment Scout

Duane Larson (70-71)

A-SS

Vancouver

Catcher Derrick Chung(09-10)

Washington Nationals

MLB Broadcaster F.P. Santangelo (88)
 

Area Scout (Concord, NH)

Bob Hamelin (86)

MLB Assistant GM & VP, Player Development Bob Boone
(66-67-68)

AAA

Syracuse

Catcher Brian Jeroloman (04)

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Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

Catcher Todd Jennings
(02)
player image Winnipeg Goldeyes Pitcher Chris Kissock
(06)

 

ESPN

ESPN Radio, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network

Commentator

Harold Reynolds
(80)

ESPN Radio, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network

Commentator

Dan Plesac
(81)

ESPN Radio, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network

Commentator

Dave Winfield
(71-72)

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Vice President/Senior Advisor, Member, Board of Directors

Dave Winfield
(71-72)

 

Executive Vice President, Communications and Public Relations

Jim Sundberg
(71)

 

Full-Time Area Scout ; Signees

Steve Abney
(90)
 

Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau

Rusty Gerhardt
(71)
      Don Reynolds
(72-73-74-75)
      Tim Reynolds
(89)
      Jerry McClain
(67-68)
 

Professional Scout (Asia)

Steve Wilson
(84)

 

Scouting Adviser (Seal Beach, CA)

Dave Snow
(78-79-83-84)

 

Major League Scout

Mike Paul
(63-64-65-66)

 

Full Time Area Scout (Sacramento, CA)

Gary Wilson
(90 MVP-91)