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2017 West Michigan WhitecapsSeason Roster
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Mike Rabelo played for the 2017 West Michigan Whitecaps
LeagueMidwest LeagueDivisionEasternLevelACategoryMinor Leagues
LocationGrand Rapids,Michigan
Record91-45 (1st in Midwest League Eastern)
BallparkFifth Third Ballpark
ManagerMike Rabelo
CoachesJorge Cordova (Pitching Coach), Mike Hessman (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round
Attendance383,983 (Rank: 4th)
MLB Parent OrgDetroit TigersAffiliate History
Years Available1994-2018

Team History -- 2017 Statistics -- 2017 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions -- About Minor League Data

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2017 West Michigan Whitecaps.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2017 baseball season.

2017 West Michigan Whitecaps Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
25Austin AthmannC6-1 210 R-R 1995-04-27 22Cold Spring,Minnesota A+2014-2018-Rocori (Cold Spring,MN)Minnesota
2016-14- 415-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
16Cole BaumlRF6-3 185 L-R 1992-11-02 24Muenster,Saskatchewan A+2013-2018-Lake Lenore (Lake Lenore,SK)No.Kentucky U., Trinidad St Junior Col
2015-10- 310-DET
Free Agent  
29Luke BurchCF6-2 180 L-L 1994-04-18 23Berlin,Ohio A+2013-2018-Hiland (Berlin,OH)Kent St, Ashland U.
2017- 9- 275-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
44Dylan Burdeaux1B6-1 205 R-R 1994-02-01 23West Monroe,Louisiana A+2014-2018-West Monroe (West Monroe,LA)So.Mississippi
2017-20- 605-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
23Daz CameronCF6-2 185 R-R 1997-01-15 20McDonough,Georgia AAA2015-2018-Eagle's Landing (McDonough,GA)
2015- 1-  37-HOU
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
12Drew CarltonP6-1 207 R-R 1995-09-08 21Lakeland,Florida AA2015-2018-George Jenkins (Lakeland,FL)Florida St
2017-32- 965-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
15Anthony CastroP6-0 174 R-R 1995-04-13 22Caracas,Venezuela AA2014-2018-     MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
33Tom De BlokP6-4 195 R-R 1996-05-08 21Amstelveen,Netherlands A+2017-2018-     DL-7Detroit Tigers (A)
20Jason FoleyP6-4 200 R-R 1995-11-01 21North Bellmore,New York A+2014-2017-Mepham (North Bellmore,NY)Sacred Heart U.   MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
22Kyle FunkhouserP6-2 218 R-R 1994-03-16 23Palos Heights,Illinois AAA2013-2018-Oak Forest (Oak Forest,IL)Louisville
2016- 4- 115-DET
DL-7Detroit Tigers (AAA)
19Bryan GarciaP6-1 195 R-R 1995-04-19 22Miami,Florida AAA2014-2017-Columbus (Miami,FL)Miami
2016- 6- 175-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
23Cam GibsonLF6-0 180 L-R 1994-02-12 23Grosse Pointe,Michigan AA2013-2018-Grosse Pointe South (Grosse Pointe,MI)Michigan St
2015- 5- 160-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
4David Gonzalez2B5-9 140 R-R 1993-12-01 23Valencia,Venezuela A+2012-2017-     Free Agent  
28Alfred GutierrezP6-0 143 R-R 1995-06-12 22Nueva Esparta,Venezuela AAA2014-2018-     MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
23Derek HillCF6-2 195 R-R 1995-12-30 21Des Moines,Iowa A+2014-2018-Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)
2014- 1-  23-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
19Evan HillP6-5 190 L-L 1993-08-18 23Mount Pleasant,Michigan A+2013-2018-Mount Pleasant (Mount Pleasant,MI)Michigan
2016-24- 715-DET
36Zac HoustonP6-5 234 R-R 1994-11-30 22Slidell,Louisiana AAA2014-2018-Poplarville (Poplarville,MS)Mississippi St
2016-11- 325-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
26Eudis IdrogoP6-1 198 L-L 1995-06-06 22Anzoategui,Venezuela A+2015-2018-     MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
11Eduardo JimenezP6-0 183 R-R 1995-04-04 22Cumana,Venezuela A+2015-2018-     ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
32Josh Lester3B6-0 189 L-L 1994-07-17 22Columbus,Georgia AA2013-2018-Columbus (Columbus,GA)Missouri
2015-13- 400-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
14Andrew LongleyC6-3 190 R-R 1988-10-05 28Tampa,Florida AAA2009-2017-Sickles (Tampa,FL)South Florida   MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
20Sam MachonisLF6-1 195 B-L 1994-06-16 23Tampa,Florida A2013-2017-Sickles (Tampa,FL)Florida So.Col, Polk St
2016-10- 295-DET
Free Agent  
30Matt ManningP6-3 185 R-R 1998-01-28 19Elk Grove,California AA2016-2018-Sheldon (Sacramento,CA)
2016- 1-   9-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
4Joe NavilhonP6-0 190 R-R 1993-07-13 23Antioch,California AA2013-2018-Freedom (Oakley,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Chabot Col, USC
2016-21- 625-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
11Isaac ParedesSS5-11 175 R-R 1999-02-18 18Hermosillo,Mexico AA2016-2018-  
2015-   UDFA-CHN
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
9Anthony Pereira2B6-0 170 R-R 1996-11-28 20Tocuyito,Venezuela AA2015-2018-  
2013-   UDFA-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
33Fernando PerezP6-3 181 R-R 1993-12-17 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2011-2018-  
2011-   UDFA-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
21Daniel PineroSS6-6 200 R-R 1994-05-02 23Toronto,Ontario A+2014-2018-Humberside Collegiate (Toronto,ON)Virginia
2016- 9- 265-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
11Wladimir PintoP5-11 170 R-R 1998-02-12 19Maracay,Venezuela A+2016-2018-     MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
34Jose Quero1B6-0 190 L-L 1998-09-05 18Barquisimeto,Venezuela A2016-2018-     MinorsDetroit Tigers (Rk)
5Tim RemesC6-0 205 R-R 1992-06-17 25Coral Springs,Florida AA2011-2017-Nova (Davie,FL)Santa Fe CC   MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
7Jacob RobsonLF5-10 175 L-R 1994-11-20 22Windsor,Ontario AAA2013-2018-Vincent Massey (Windsor,ON)Mississippi St
2016- 8- 235-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AAA)
7Elvis RubioRF6-3 215 R-R 1994-07-02 22Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA2011-2017-  
2011-   UDFA-MIL
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
24Blaise Salter1B6-5 225 R-R 1993-06-25 24Bloomfield Hills,Michigan AA2012-2018-Orchard Lake St Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake,MI)Michigan St
2015-31- 940-DET
10Anibal SanchezP6-0 180 R-R 1984-02-27 33Maracay,Venezuela MLB2004-20182006-2018  
2001-   UDFA-BOS
Free Agent  
12Will Savage2B6-0 165 R-R 1994-12-09 22Bronx,New York A2014-2018-Fieldston (Bronx,NY)Columbia U.
2016-16- 475-DET
Free Agent  
32Clate SchmidtP 6-1 170 B-R 1993-12-10 23Beaufort,South Carolina A+2013-2018-Allatoona (Acworth,GA)Clemson U.
2016-20- 595-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
13John SchreiberP6-3 215 R-R 1994-03-05 23Rockwood,Michigan AA2016-2018-   Northwestern Ohio, Henry Ford CC
2016-15- 445-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A)
31Chad Sedio2B6-2 185 L-R 1994-03-30 23Medina,Ohio AA2013-2018-Highland (Sparta,OH)Miami U.
2016-27- 805-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
24Zach Shepherd3B6-3 185 R-R 1995-09-14 21Sydney,Australia A+2014-2018-  
2012-   UDFA-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
12Jake ShullP5-10 180 R-R 1994-04-26 23Tracy,California A+2013-2017-Tracy (Tracy,CA)Fresno St
2015-11- 340-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
35Brandyn SittingerP5-11 195 R-R 1994-06-06 23LaGrange,Ohio A+2013-2018-Keystone (LaGrange,OH)Marshall U., Ashland U.
2016-17- 505-DET
DL-7Detroit Tigers (A+)
11Austin SoddersP6-3 180 L-L 1995-04-29 22Moreno Valley,California A+2014-2018-Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley,CA)Riverside CC, California-Riverside
2016- 7- 205-DET
DL-7Detroit Tigers (A+)
30Gregory SotoP6-1 180 L-L 1995-02-11 22Haina,Dom Rep A+2013-2018-     ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
18Locke St. JohnP6-1 174 L-L 1993-01-31 24Birmingham,Alabama AA2012-2018-Pell City (Pell City,AL)South Alabama, So.Union St CC
2014-32- 970-DET
MinorsTexas Rangers (AA)
17Trent SzkutnikP6-0 195 R-L 1993-08-21 23Temperance,Michigan AA2012-2018-Bedford (Temperance,MI)Michigan
2014-20- 610-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
29Burris WarnerP5-11 200 R-R 1994-10-15 22Auburndale,Florida A+2014-2018-Auburndale (Auburndale,FL)Marshall U., Seminole St Florida
2016-22- 655-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (A+)
4Cam WarnerI6-2 188 R-R 1994-03-04 23Canberra,Australia A+2014-2018-   Texas Christian U., Hill Col
2017-28- 845-DET
Free Agent  
22Spenser WatkinsP6-1 190 R-R 1992-08-27 24Scottsdale,Arizona AAA2013-2018-Horizon (Scottsdale,AZ)Western Oregon U., Glendale CC
2014-30- 910-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
8Danny WoodrowCF5-9 140 L-R 1995-01-26 22Wilmette,Illinois AA2014-2018-Loyola Academy (Wilmette,IL)Creighton U.
2016-12- 355-DET
MinorsDetroit Tigers (AA)
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