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Garden Grove, CaliforniaCity Profile
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Rich Hills was born in Garden Grove
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PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Alex AlvarezOF   - 1966-- Garden Grove,California --
1986- 2-  45-PHI
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)Cypress Col  
Mark AndresenOF6-0 165 L-L 1951-- Garden Grove,California --
1971- 3-  63-SLN
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)  
Josh ArhartC6-1 220 R-R 1979-09-13 Garden Grove,California AA2001-2010-   Foothill (Santa Ana,CA)UCLA, Saddleback Col  
Kevin Ashworth1B6-2 200 R-R 1971-03-29 Garden Grove,California --
1989-52-1307-KCA
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col  
Jimmy BarndollarP6-1 170 R-R 1979-05-17 Garden Grove,California NCAA1998-1998-
1997-45-1329-FLO
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Saddleback Col  
Rick BauerP6-6 212 R-R 1977-01-10 Garden Grove,California MLB1997-20122001-2008
1997- 5- 165-BAL
Centennial (Boise,ID)Treasure Valley CC  
Chris BeckP6-3 205 R-R 1972-06-11 Garden Grove,California AA1994-1997-
1994- 7- 189-SEA
Estancia (Costa Mesa,CA)The Master's Col  
Joey BlylevenP6-4 180 R-R 1959-- Garden Grove,California A1977-1978-
1977-25- 614-CAL
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)  
Bart BrainardC-OF6-2 195 R-R 1959-03-10 Garden Grove,California A+1981-1981-
1981-24- 615-MIL
Magnolia (Anaheim,CA)San Diego  
Mark BrownP   R-R 1965-- Garden Grove,California --
1983-28- 684-MIN
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)  
Gerald CarrP6-3 210 R-R 1949-10-20 Garden Grove,California --
1968-19- 432-CAL
Bolsa Grande (Garden Grove,CA)  
Robert ChavarriaIF5-6 170 R-R 1992-04-10 Garden Grove,California NCAA2012-2015-   Marina (Huntington Beach,CA)Stony Brook U., Cypress Col  
David CohenSS5-8 160 B-R 1963-12-29 Garden Grove,California --
1983- 2-  28-MIN
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Fullerton Col  
Kyle DavisIF-P6-0 190 R-R 1993-09-21 Garden Grove,California NCAA2013-2016-
2016-14- 417-SEA
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)USCFree Agent  
Jason DeitrichP6-6 185 R-R 1993-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2012-2015-   Pacifica (Oxnard,CA)Nevada, Golden West Col, Chipola Col  
Jeff DepippoC5-7 170 R-R 1976-04-29 Garden Grove,California AA1997-2002-
1998-27- 813-CLE
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)USC  
Tony DiazOF6-1 175 L-R 1965-04-14 Garden Grove,California A+1983-1990-
1983-24- 592-MIN
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)  
Jason DietrichP5-11 190 R-R 1972-11-15 Garden Grove,California A+1992-1998-
1994-19- 518-COL
  Santa Ana Col, Pepperdine U.  
John EcclesC6-0 210 R-R 1964-07-27 Garden Grove,California AAA1985-1990-
1986- 8- 195-MIN
Mater Dei (Santa Ana,CA)Cal St Fullerton  
Thor EdgellP6-3 190 R-R 1961-- Garden Grove,California A+1981-1983-
1982- 1-  19-DET
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)Fullerton Col  
Derek EligioOF6-2 185 R-R 1989-07-14 Garden Grove,California NCAA2008-2011-   Esperanza (Anaheim,CA)California-Santa Barbara, Santa Ana Col  
Jordan EllisOF6-0 175 L-R 1993-05-25 Garden Grove,California NCAA2012-2015-   Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Cal Poly  
Scott EmmonsOF6-4 205 R-R 1973-12-25 Garden Grove,California AA1994-2001-
1995-21- 590-NYA
Norco (Norco,CA)California-Riverside  
Curtis EtchandySS5-11 180 R-R 1956-09-23 Garden Grove,California AAA1977-1979-
1975- 3-  66-CHA
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col  
Michael FarrisIF6-3 220 R-R 1994-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2013-2017-   Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)California-Riverside, Golden West Col  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Rob GlissonP6-1 205 L-L 1964-08-23 Garden Grove,California A1986-1988-
1986- 8- 208-SLN
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Chapman U.  
Alex GorgieP6-2 190 R-R 1955-04-20 Garden Grove,California --
1973-30- 651-KCA
Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove,CA)  
Tim GrachenP6-3 200 L-L 1962-03-29 Garden Grove,California A+1981-1984-
1982- 4-  86-PIT
  Fullerton Col  
Steven GriffithP6-0 190 R-R 1950-12-28 Garden Grove,California --
1969- 9- 158-KCA
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col  
Rich Hills3B6-0 195 R-R 1973-07-28 Garden Grove,California AAA1992-2000-
1995-20- 537-SDN
Esperanza (Anaheim,CA)Oklahoma  
Marty HulseP6-3 170 R-R 1953-- Garden Grove,California --
1971- 8- 194-MIN
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)  
Greg JohnsonP6-3 195 R-R 1955-- Garden Grove,California AA1974-1979-
1977-20- 501-CLE
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)Santa Ana Col, Cal St Fullerton  
Coby KauhaahaaIF6-0 195 R-R 1997-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2016-2018-   Valencia (Placentia,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Orange Coast Col  
Darryl KileP6-5 212 R-R 1968-12-02 Garden Grove,California MLB1987-20021991-2002
1987-30- 782-HOU
Norco (Norco,CA)Chaffey Col  
Shaun Larkin2B5-9 170 L-R 1979-09-07 Garden Grove,California AAA2000-2007-
2002- 9- 274-CLE
La Quinta (Westminster,CA)Cal St Northridge, Texas Tech U.  
Jonathan LorenzenP6-2 170 R-R 1982-05-13 Garden Grove,California Rk2000-2001-
2000-14- 417-LAN
Katella (Anaheim,CA)  
Ryan MacielOF6-1 165 L-L Garden Grove,California --   Westminster (Westminster,CA)Saint Louis U.  
Gregg MartinP6-1 195 R-R 1966-09-03 Garden Grove,California A+1989-1992-
1989-21- 549-TOR
Edison (Huntington Beach,CA)Northwestern U.  
Bryan MooreP6-8 215 R-R 1976-09-06 Garden Grove,California A1996-2000-
1999-13- 386-FLO
Bolsa Grande (Garden Grove,CA)Houston, Orange Coast Col  
Joseph NahayP   - 1956-- Garden Grove,California --
1974-22- 491-CHA
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)  
Bryan Nicholson1B6-2 225 L-L 1989-10-31 Garden Grove,California A-2011-2012-
2011-38-1167-SFN
Pacifica (Oxnard,CA)Concordia U., Mount San Antonio ColFree Agent  
Edward OdinOF   - 1961-- Garden Grove,California --
1979-29- 718-MIN
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)  
Joey OrtizIF5-11 160 R-R 1998-07-14 Garden Grove,California NCAA2017-2019-   Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)New Mexico St  
Jeff OsterodeP6-1 185 L-L 1964-01-10 Garden Grove,California A-1984-1984-
1984- 5- 105-SEA
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Orange Coast Col  
Nicolas OsunaIF6-1 165 R-R 1994-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2013-2016-   Servite (Anaheim,CA)Cal St Northridge, Cal St Los Angeles  
Vincent PayneP6-4 175 R-R 1990-12-19 Garden Grove,California A2010-2012-
2010-12- 357-PIT
El Modena (Orange,CA)Cypress ColFree Agent  
Jeff Pickler2B6-2 180 L-R 1976-01-06 Garden Grove,California AAA1996-2005-
1998-11- 326-MIL
Foothill (Santa Ana,CA)Tennessee  
Mark RogersOF5-11 170 L-L 1953-11-24 Garden Grove,California --
1975-12- 276-PHI
Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col, Azusa Pacific U.  
Mike RossiterP6-6 230 R-R 1973-06-20 Garden Grove,California AAA1991-2002-
1991- 1-  38-OAK
John Burroughs (Burbank,CA)  
Thomas SaenzP   - Garden Grove,California NCAA1981-1982-
1980-28- 681-NYN
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)Cal St Fullerton  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jason SecodaP6-1 200 R-R 1974-09-02 Garden Grove,California AAA1995-2003-
1995- 9- 252-CHA
Valencia (Placentia,CA)Cal St Los Angeles  
Ronnie ShaefferC6-2 195 R-R 1991-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2009-2013-   Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)California-Irvine  
Duane ShafferP6-0 185 R-R 1950-09-27 Garden Grove,California AAA1977-1979-
1969-11- 243-CHA
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)  
Jeff ShourdsOF6-1 185 R-R 1957-03-20 Garden Grove,California A1977-1977-
1976- 3-  60-SFN
Santiago (Corona,CA)  
Kevin SliwinskiOF6-3 195 R-R 1962-10-02 Garden Grove,California AAA1983-1988-
1982- 1-  21-HOU
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)Orange Coast Col  
Chris Sloniger2B6-0 170 R-R 1966-08-12 Garden Grove,California A+1988-1989-   Santiago (Corona,CA)Pepperdine U.  
Kyle SmartP6-3 195 R-R 1986-12-16 Garden Grove,California Ind2006-2012-     Cal St San Marcos, Santa Ana Col  
Myles StrawOF5-10 180 R-R 1994-10-17 Garden Grove,California MLB2014-20192018-2018
2015-12- 349-HOU
Braden River (Bradenton,FL)St. Johns River St, South AlabamaMinorsHouston Astros (AAA)
Travis ThurmondP6-3 200 R-R 1973-12-08 Garden Grove,California AA1992-1999-
1992-10- 272-CAL
Beaverton (Beaverton,OR)  
Alan TrammellSS6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-21 Garden Grove,California MLB1976-19961977-1996
1976- 2-  26-DET
Kearny (San Diego,CA)  
Matt TreanorC6-2 225 R-R 1976-03-03 Garden Grove,California MLB1994-20122004-2012
1994- 4- 107-KCA
Mater Dei (Santa Ana,CA)Retired  
Larry WaltersP6-4 190 R-R 1948-- Garden Grove,California --
1966-26- 520-MIN
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)  
Stan WatkinsP6-1 158 L-L 1953-- Garden Grove,California --
1971-11- 267-LAN
Pacifica (Garden Grove,CA)  
Chris WilliamsC6-1 210 R-R 1996-11-23 Garden Grove,California A2015-2019-
2018- 8- 244-MIN
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)Clemson U., Golden West ColMinorsMinnesota Twins (A)
Bradley WilsonP6-1 185 R-R 1987-05-26 Garden Grove,California AAA2006-2013-
2009-33- 996-ARI
Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)Cal Poly Pomona, Santa Ana Col  
Allen WoodsOF5-10 160 L-R 1985-- Garden Grove,California NCAA2006-2007-   Lakewood (Lakewood,CA)Long Beach St, Golden West Col  
Andrew YazdanbakhshC6-1 205 R-R 1994-04-16 Garden Grove,California NCAA2013-2016-   Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos,CA)UNLV, Golden West Col  

High Schools

Top
High School NameLocationNickname
PacificaGarden Grove,CAMariners
Rancho AlamitosGarden Grove,CAVaqueros
Garden GroveGarden Grove,CAArgonauts
SantiagoGarden Grove,CACavaliers
Bolsa GrandeGarden Grove,CAMatadors