Andrew Jefferson

Andrew was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2002 after a great career at Southwest Missouri State (now Missouri State University).  He pitched several years in the minor leagues and now is a regional scout with the Giants and has earned 2 World Series rings.

 Nate Whitney

Nate signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres in 2003 after a great career at Illinois State University.  He played outfield for several years in the minor leagues and has now earned his doctorate in physical therapy.

Luke Stewart

Luke was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2006 and chose to continue his career at the University of Georgia.  Luke was drafted by the New York Mets in 2010 after transferring to the University of Alabama Birmingham where he broke the school’s career homerun record.  Luke spent 2010 with the Kingsport Mets in the Rookie level Appalachian League and has started 2011 with the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) of the Class A level New York-Pennsylvania League. Luke is currently an assistant coach at Northern Illinois University.

Harold Riggins

Harold was drafted out of Normal West H.S. in the 35th round by the Chicago White Sox in 2008 but chose to continue his baseball career at North Carolina State University.  After playing three years at North Carolina State and earning the ACC Tournament MVP award  in 2010, Harold was drafted again in 2011, this time in the 7th round by the Colorado Rockies.  He played his 1st professional season for the Casper Ghosts in the Rookie level Pioneer League and played for the Asheville Tourists in 2012 earning a spot in the Class A All Star Game and Home Run Derby. Harold hit 22 home runs for the Advanced A Modesto Nuts in 2013. In 2014, Harold was promoted to Tulsa and was named a member of the AA All Star team. Riggins was then traded to the Cincinnati Reds and finished the season with their A squad in Bakersfield, CA. During the winter of 2014, Harold was picked up by the Florida Marlins in the Rule 5 Draft. During 2015, Riggins spent the entire summer in Jupiter playing for the Marlins Class A team.

      Jordan Comadena

Jordan signed a free agent contract in 2009 with the Houston Astros farm system after completing his collegiate career at Purdue University.  He spent most of the ’09 summer playing High A ball with the Lancaster, CA Astros.  Jordan spent 2010 playing for the Lexington Legends (Astros) and the 2011 Lancaster Astros. Jordan is currently living in West Lafayette, IN and is an assistant coach at Purdue University.  He continues to work toward his dream of becoming a big league bullpen catcher.

   Blake Brown

Blake was drafted in the 47th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates after his senior year at Normal West High School by the Pittsburgh Pirates but chose to continue his baseball career at the University of Missouri.  Blake was drafted again; this time in the 5th round by the Atlanta Braves after completing his junior season at Mizzou.  Blake played parts of 3 seasons professionally in Danville, VA, Rome, GA, and Lynchburg, WV while hitting 22 home runs, 186 hits, and 40 stolen bases. Blake was released by the Braves in 2015 and spent the summer playing for the Gateway Grizzlies hitting 22 home runs in the Frontier League.

Brock Stewart

Brock was drafted out of Normal West High School by the New York Mets in 2010 in the 40th round but chose to continue his baseball career at Illinois State University.  Brock was injured during his sophomore season in 2012 but was drafted in the 5th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of 2014, and completed his first year of pro ball in Ogden, Utah for the Raptors.  After his 1st season of pro ball, Brock was invited to the Instructional League in Arizona where all of the Dodgers top prospects attended.  Brock spent the summer of 2015 in the Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga, CA while striking out 148 in 135 innings.