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2018 Projected Titan Baseball Roster – Weekend Starters

2017 Team poses with 1544 sign

The 2017 Cal State Fullerton Titan Baseball season ended in Omaha with the Titans making their 18th trip to the College World Series. Although the trip to Omaha resulted in the dreaded “2 & a Q”, the 2017 team will give way to a 2018 team that will need to fill some holes before booking a return trip to Omaha.

Of the starting rotation and bullpen that played at the end of the season in the 2017 Palo Alto Regional, 2017 Long Beach Super Regional and the 2017 College World Series in Omaha, only three will definitely not return to the 2018 Titan Baseball squad. But of those three pitchers not returning, 2/3rds of the weekend rotation was lost to the Major League Baseball draft.

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Complete List of Titan Baseball Players in 2017 Collegiate Summer Baseball

Collegiate summer baseball leagues are amateur baseball leagues that features players who have attended at least one year of college and have at least one year of athletic eligibility remaining. Generally, they operate from early June to early August. Players use wooden baseball bats, hence the common nickname of these leagues as “wood bat leagues”.

To find a collegiate summer team, players work with their college coaches and prospective teams’ general managers. They report to summer leagues after completing their collegiate baseball season with their NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA teams. Some players arrive late due to their college team’s postseason play, which sometimes runs into early June. During the season, out of town players are housed by volunteer host families and bussed to and from road games.

This year, 10 Cal State Fullerton Titan players expected to return to the team are playing summer ball. 10 incoming high school and junior college players expected to join the Titan Baseball roster this fall are also participating in Collegiate Summer Baseball. With a total of 20 Titan Baseball players on a number of Summer Baseball teams, here is a list of those players and where they will be playing. In order to keep up with these Titans with their various summer ball teams, we have linked to the league, teams’ and players’ Twitter profiles.
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Complete List of Cal State Fullerton Titans in the Major Leagues

There are no guarantees in life except for death and taxes. You could add to that when you come play for Cal State Fullerton you are almost guaranteed to go to Omaha at least once in your three to four years on the Fullerton campus. Another guarantee when you play baseball at Fullerton is you will get the highest exposure to professional baseball scouts and if you have the drive and talent, you will probably get drafted.

Only a select few make it from college through the minor leagues and make the show. A testament to Cal State Fullerton’s immense success on the field and developing baseball talent, over 60 Titan Baseball alumni have reached the Major Leagues.

Below find the complete list of Cal State Fullerton Titans to have made it to Major League Baseball rosters. This list is sorted by the first to make it to the big leagues (Dan Whitmer) to the most recent. The years listed beside the player’s name are the years he attended Cal State Fullerton and played for the Titans. In the parenthesis includes the team the Titan player made his Major League Baseball debut with and on what date.

  1. Dan Whitmer: 1977 – 1978
    (Debut with California Angels on 7-20-1980)
  2. Tim Wallach

    Tim Wallach

  3. Tim Wallach: 1978 – 1979
    (Debut with Montreal Expos on 9-6-1980)
  4. Danny Boone: 1975 – 1976
    (Debut with San Diego Padres on 4-11-1981)
  5. Jeff Robinson: 1980 – 1983
    (Debut with San Francisco Giants on 4-7-1984)
  6. Andre David: 1979 – 1980
    (Debut with Minnesota Twins on 6-29-1984)
  7. John Christensen: 1979 – 1981
    (Debut with New York Mets on 9-13-1984)
  8. Greg Mathews: 1983 – 1984
    (Debut with St. Louis Cardinals on 6-03-1986)
  9. Bill Moore: 1980 – 1983
    (Debut with Montreal Expos on 7-19-1986)
  10. Mike Schooler: 1985 – 1985
    (Debut with Seattle Mariners on 6-10-1988)
  11. John Fishel: 1982 – 1985
    (Debut with Houston Astros on 7-14-1988)
  12. Shane Turner: 1982 – 1985
    (Debut with Philadelphia Phillies on 8-19-1988)
  13. Brent Mayne

    Brent Mayne

  14. Mike Harkey: 1985 – 1987
    (Debut with Chicago Cubs on 9-5-1988)
  15. Kevin Reimer: 1985 – 1985
    (Debut with Texas Rangers on 9-13-1988)
  16. Dann Howitt: 1986 – 1986
    (Debut with Oakland Athletics on 9-15-1989)
  17. Larry Casian: 1985 – 1987
    (Debut with Minnesota Twins on 9-9-1990)
  18. Brent Mayne: 1988 – 1989
    (Debut with Kansas City Royals on 9-18-1990)
  19. Jose Mota: 1983 – 1985
    (Debut with San Diego Padres on 5-25-1991)
  20. Andy Mota: 1986 – 1987
    (Debut with Houston Astros on 8-31-1991)
  21. Dave Staton: 1989 – 1989
    (Debut with San Diego Padres on 9-08-1993)
  22. Huck Flener: 1988 – 1990
    (Debut with Toronto Blue Jays on 9-14-1993)
  23. Gary Buckels: 1986 – 1987
    (Debut with St. Louis Cardinals on 7-23-1994)
  24. Phil Nevin

    Phil Nevin

  25. Phil Nevin: 1990 – 1992
    (Debut with Houston Astros on 6-11-1995)
  26. Dan Naulty: 1991 – 1992
    (Debut with Minnesota Twins on 4-2-1996)
  27. Dante Powell: 1992 – 1994
    (Debut with San Francisco Giants on 4-15-1997)
  28. Mark Kotsay: 1994 – 1996
    (Debut with Florida Marlins on 7-11-1997)
  29. Jeremy Giambi: 1994 – 1996
    (Debut with Kansas City Royals on 9-1-1998)
  30. Brent Billingsley: 1996 – 1996
    (Debut with Florida Marlins on 5-20-1999)
  31. Bret Hemphill: 1992 – 1994
    (Debut with Anaheim Angels on 6-28-1999)
  32. Mike Lamb: 1995 – 1997
    (Debut with Texas Rangers on 4-23-2000)
  33. Steve Sisco: 1990 – 1992
    (Debut with Atlanta Braves on 5-6-2000)
  34. Matt Wise: 1996 – 1997
    (Debut with Anaheim Angels on 8-2-2000)
  35. Aaron Rowand

    Aaron Rowand

  36. Frank Charles: 1990 – 1991
    (Debut with Houston Astros on 9-5-2000)
  37. Aaron Rowand: 1996 – 1998
    (Debut with Chicago White Sox on 6-16-2001)
  38. Adam Johnson: 1998 – 2000
    (Debut with Minnesota Twins on 7-16-2001)
  39. Brandon Duckworth: 1997 – 1997
    (Debut with Philadelphia Phillies on 8-7-2001)
  40. Kirk Saarloos: 1998 – 2001
    (Debut with Houston Astros on 6-18-2002)
  41. Reed Johnson: 1997 – 1999
    (Debut with Toronto Blue Jays on 4-17-2003)
  42. Erasmo Ramírez: 1998 – 1998
    (Debut with Texas Rangers on 4-30-2003)
  43. Chad Cordero: 2001 – 2003
    (Debut with Montreal Expos on 8-30-2003)
  44. Shane Costa: 2001 – 2003
    (Debut with Kansas City Royals on 6-2-2005)
  45. Mike Rouse: 2000 – 2001
    (Debut with Oakland Athletics on 6-9-2006)
  46. Kurt Suzuki

    Kurt Suzuki

  47. Wes Littleton: 2000 – 2003
    (Debut with Texas Rangers on 7-4-2006)
  48. Jason Windsor: 2004 – 2004
    (Debut with Oakland Athletics on 7-17-2006)
  49. Jordan De Jong: 2002 – 2002
    (Debut with Toronto Blue Jays on 6-6-2007)
  50. Kurt Suzuki: 2002 – 2004
    (Debut with Oakland Athletics on 6-12-2007)
  51. Ricky Romero: 2004 – 2005
    (Debut with Toronto Blue Jays on 4-9-2009)
  52. Justin Turner: 2003 – 2006
    (Debut with Baltimore Orioles on 9-8-2009)
  53. Vinnie Pestano: 2004 – 2006
    (Debut with Cleveland Indians on 9-8-2009)
  54. David Cooper*: 2006 – 2006
    (Debut with Toronto Blue Jays on 4-29-2011)
  55. Blake Davis: 2004 – 2006
    (Debut with Baltimore Orioles on 6-22-2011)
  56. Brett Pill: 2004 – 2006
    (Debut with San Francisco Giants on 9-6-2011)
  57. Michael Lorenzen

    Michael Lorenzen

  58. Erik Komatsu: 2008 – 2008
    (Debut with St. Louis Cardinals on 4-6-2012)
  59. Khris Davis: 2007 – 2009
    (Debut with Milwaukee Brewers on 4-1-2013)
  60. Christian Colón: 2008 – 2010
    (Debut with Kansas City Royals on 7-1-2014)
  61. Gary Brown: 2008 – 2010
    (Debut with San Francisco Giants on 9-3-2014)
  62. Danny Dorn: 2003 – 2006
    (Debut with Arizona Diamondbacks on 4-21-2015)
  63. Michael Lorenzen: 2012 – 2013
    (Debut with Cincinnati Reds on 4-29-2015)
  64. Dustin Garneau: 2006 – 2009
    (Debut with Colorado Rockies on 6-20-2015)
  65. Noe Ramirez: 2009 – 2011
    (Debut with Boston Red Sox on 7-3-2015)
  66. Chris Devenski: 2011 – 2011
    (Debut with the Houston Astros on 4-8-2016)
  67. Dylan Floro: 2010 – 2012
    (Debut with Tampa Bay Rays on 7-7-2016)
  68. Tyler Pill: 2009 – 2011
    (Debut with New York Mets on 5-27-2017)
  69. Matt Chapman: 2012 – 2014
    (Debut with Oakland Athletics on 6-15-2017)

(*Played at Cal State Fullerton but transferred before being drafted.)

2018 Projected Titan Baseball Roster – Batters

Titan Baseball players salute fans after the Long Beach Super Regionals

The 2017 Cal State Fullerton Titan Baseball season ended in Omaha with the Titans making their 18th trip to the College World Series. Although the trip to Omaha resulted in the dreaded “2 & a Q”, the 2017 team will give way to a 2018 team that will need to fill some holes before booking a return trip to Omaha.

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Scott Hurst: Will he stay or will he go?

Scott Hurst

June 14, 2017 concluded the Major League Baseball amateur draft which included seven Cal State Fullerton players taken. MLB clubs have until July 7, 2017 to sign the players they drafted. If teams fail to sign a player and that player has eligibility left, they can return to college for another year.
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Why is the College World Series always played in Omaha?

Unlike other neutral sites that host championship games like the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four or the College Football Playoffs, the NCAA College World Series has been played in Omaha, Nebraska since 1950.

But why? Why Omaha? Why not have the College World Series (CWS) played in other cities and other venues? The answer is not as simple and cut and dried as you may think.

Downtown Omaha Skyline

Downtown Omaha Skyline

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VIDEO: 2017 Long Beach Super Regional Game 3 Post-game Press Conference

Titans return to Omaha for 18th time

Couldn’t get ticket to Fullerton vs. Long Beach Super Regionals? Watch parties have you covered

It’s well documented that Long Beach State intentionally suppressed the number of tickets Cal State Fullerton was allotted for this weekend’s Super Regional in Long Beach. Many fans, even full season ticket holders, were unable to get tickets to the games hosted at Blair Field.

Have no fear. The Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association is organizing watch parties for those fans unable to get tickets but still want to watch the Cal State Fullerton Baseball game surrounded by other Titan Baseball fans.

Game watches will be held at the following locations for all games played.

Bigs – 323 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton – (714) 526-4950
The Bench – 3159 Yorba Linda Blvd Fullerton – (714) 528-9150
Brian’s Beers & Billiards – 1944 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton – (714) 993-1401
Fullerton Brewing Company – 305 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton – (714) 447-4200
Kelly’s Korner Tavern – 907 E Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia – (714) 961-9396

GAME 1, Fri 6/9 @ 3pm – ESPN2
GAME 2, Sat 6/10 @ 12pm – ESPNU
GAME 3*, Sun 6/11 @ 12pm – ESPNU
*played if needed

Long Beach protective of Blair Field; Severely limits tickets to Fullerton fans

It appears that the Long Beach State inferiority complex is worse than perceived. Why else would Long Beach State allocate such a limited number of tickets out of 3,283 seats at Blair Field to Cal State Fullerton? Sounds like they are trying to gain a home field advantage in a Super Regional that is designated by the NCAA as a neutral field.

Long Beach State feels inferior to Cal State Fullerton

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