ALUMNI IN THE PROS…
Evan Voliva, East Carolina University, Outer Banks Daredevils, New York Yankees
Colton Harlow, James Madison University, Outer Banks Daredevils, Colorado Rockies
Kyle McPhearson, James Madison University, Outer Banks Daredevils, San Francisco Giants
Devin Hemmerich, Norfolk State University, Outer Banks Daredevils, Los Angeles Dodgers
Daredevils Alumni in Professional Baseball
The 2019 Major League Draft saw former Daredevil standout pitcher Evan Voliva (East Carolina University) selected by the New York Yankees and the in 2018 MLB Draft, MIF Kyle McPherson (James Madison University) was selected by the San Francisco Giants along with teammate LHP Colton Harlow (James Madison University) who was selected by the Colorado Rockies; and LHP Devon Hemmerich (Norfolk State University) who was selected by the LA Dodgers. James Walsh (’14, ’15) drafted in 2016 by the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association. 2017 added two more alumni to the ranks of professional baseball, Chance Ducharme, signed by the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League; Harry Ferguson, signed by the Plattsburgh RedBirds of the Empire Professional Baseball League. Another Outer Banks standout Mike Rucci, a Division III All-American at Rowan University in New Jersey, was the first and only three-time Coastal Plain League All-Star and named to the CPL All-Decade Team for the Daredevils (2002-04). Marshall Hubbard (2002-03), who now plays at the New York Mets’ Triple A affiliate Buffalo Bisons, is also on the CPL All-Decade Team.
The Daredevils have helped many of its players for the next level. Justin Maxwell (2002) is now an outfielder with Major Lague Baseball’s Washington Nationals. Twenty-one players who have worn a Daredevils jersey have been drafted to play in the pros in the last ten years. Some of those players include: 2007 Major League Baseball Draft: Brandon Waring – Cincinnati (’07 Daredevils), Ryan Eigsti – Kansas City (’07), Zach Sterner – Philadelphia (’07), Gerard Breslin – Philadelphia (’06), Caleb Magnum – Philadelphia (’05), Mike Folli – St. Louis (’06-’07), Cole McCurry – Baltimore (’07). 2008 Major League Baseball Draft: Ryan Kulik – 8th round (’06 Daredevils), Shawn Griffin – 20th round (’07), Tyler Trice – 21st round (’05), Pat Kantakevich – 22nd round (’06), Tommy Johnson – 27th round (’06), Colin Brennan – 34th round (’07), Tyler Howe – 41st round (’07), Ryan Danbury – 42nd round (’07), Tim Smith – 42nd round (’07). 2009 Major League Baseball Draft: Harold Brantley – 30th round Florida Marlins (’09 Daredevils), Tyler Stubblefield – 33rd round to Atlanta Braves (’09), Charles Nading – 37th round to Texas Rangers (’09), Corey Wine – 38th Round to Philadelphia Phillies (’07), Derek Spencer – 45th round to Kansas City Royals (’09). Other notable players who have taken the field here in the Outer Banks during the summer include Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers; Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles; Kevin Youkilis, New York Yankees; Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals.