HOLLY SPRINGS, NC – Thirty-six Coastal Plain League (CPL) alums will be featured across Major League rosters during the inaugural MLB Spring Training Breakout games. The four-day event, with games in both the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, will showcase the top players from all 30 MLB teams’ farm systems.

Former CPL players turned rising stars will be highlighted on 21 different teams, led by the Detroit Tigers with four CPL alums. Oakland, Seattle, and St. Louis are next with three each. In all, there are 21 CPL alums participating on the American League side and 15 on the National League. Further, of the 36 players, only one, Spencer Horwitz (Toronto), has made his MLB debut already.

Overall, 10 of the CPL’s current 15 clubs and two former CPL teams were represented. The Holly Springs Salamanders and Lexington County Blowfish featured the most former players with seven each, followed by the High Point-Thomasville HiToms with five. Peninsula was next with four alums, while Macon had three and Florence and Wilson each had two. Martinsville, Tri-City, and Wilmington had one apiece. Former CPL teams Savannah (3) and Edenton (1) rounded things out.

All Breakout games will be broadcast through MLB.com, MLB Network or regional sports networks and the full schedule can be found online at MLB.com. See below for a complete list of the CPL alums participating in this year’s Breakout games.

*Denotes alum who has made his MLB debut already
(#) Denotes their MLB Pipeline ranking

Cade Povich (#10) – Baltimore Orioles / Savannah ’20
Issac Coffey (NR) – Boston Red Sox / Holly Springs ’21
Austin Vernon (NR) – Tampa Bay Rays / Wilson ‘18
Kenny Piper (NR) – Tampa Bay Rays / Florence ‘19
Spencer Horwitz* (#16) – Toronto Blue Jays / Peninsula ’17
Terrell Tatum (NR) – Chicago White Sox / Holly Springs ‘18
Max Alba (NR) – Detroit Tigers / Wilmington ‘21, ‘22
RJ Petit (NR) – Detroit Tigers / Lexington County ‘20
Brady Allen (NR) – Detroit Tigers / Lexington County ‘20
Brett Callahan (NR) – Detroit Tigers / Holly Springs ‘22
Gavin Cross (#8) – Kansas City Royals / Peninsula ‘20
Tanner Schobel (#10) – Minnesota Twins / Peninsula ‘20
Jake Bloss (#11) – Houston Astros / High Point-Thomasville ‘20, ‘21, ‘22
Collin Price (NR) – Houston Astros / Macon ‘20
Ryan Cusick (#24) – Oakland A’s / High Point-Thomasville ‘20
Brennan Milone (#28) – Oakland A’s / Lexington County ‘20
Blake Beers (NR) – Oakland A’s / Edenton ‘19
Ben Williamson (#17) – Seattle Mariners / Tri-City ‘21
Brody Hopkins (#26) – Seattle Mariners / Florence ‘21 & Lexington County ’22
Hogan Windish (NR) – Seattle Mariners / High Point-Thomasville ‘20, ‘21
Liam Hicks (NR) – Texas Rangers / Holly Springs ‘19

Patrick Halligan (NR) – Atlanta Braves / Martinsville ‘20, ‘21
Hayden Harris (NR) – Atlanta Braves / Savannah ’21
Brock Vradenburg (#17) – Miami Marlins /Lexington County ‘21, ‘22
Patrick Monteverde (#20) – Miami Marlins / Peninsula ‘17
Ryan Clifford (#4, #97 MLB) – New York Mets / Holly Springs ‘22
Ben Simon (NR) – New York Mets / Holly Springs ‘21
Dustin Saenz (#29) – Washington Nationals / Savannah ‘19
Brody McCullough (#28) – Chicago Cubs / High Point-Thomasville ‘20
Wes Clarke (#25) – Milwaukee Brewers / Lexington County ‘20
Shane Smith (NR) – Milwaukee Brewers / High Point-Thomasville ‘20
Noah Mendlinger (NR) – St. Louis Cardinals / Macon ‘20
Chandler Redmond (NR) – St. Louis Cardinals / Lexington County ‘18
R.J. Yeager (NR) – St. Louis Cardinals / Macon ‘20
Trey Sweeney (#22) – Los Angeles Dodgers / Wilson ‘20
Joe Whitman (#11) – San Francisco Giants / Holly Springs ‘21

About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,750 alumni drafted, and 185 alums make their Major League debut. Most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Chris Taylor, Alec Bohm, Jake Cave, Chas McCormick and NFL Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.

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