Pro sports draftees from Long Island

A look at every Long Island high school player that has been drafted by an MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, ABA, NHL or WNBA team.

Use the database below to see specific info on each player such as the college they attended, their draft round, how long they played in their sport's highest level and more.

Note: This database is about players who were drafted, so it will not include those who signed as undrafted free agents and made the big leagues. If we're missing someone, please email sports@newsday.com
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Name League Position High school Class College Drafted Round Pick Team Yrs Notes
Derek Adair MLB Pitcher Mineola 1994 St. John's 1997 7 206 Philadelphia Phillies 0
Mike Affronti MLB Infielder Commack 2002 Le Moyne 2006 17 518 Oakland Athletics 0
Sal Agostinelli MLB Catcher Half Hollow Hills East Slippery Rock 1983 22 565 St. Louis Cardinals 0
Jason Alaimo MLB Catcher Sachem East South Florida 1996 37 1094 Florida Marlins 0
Lyle Alzado NFL Defensive lineman Lawrence 1967 Yankton 1971 4 79 Denver Broncos 15
Mike Ambort MLB Catcher South Side 2003 Lamar 2007 6 194 San Francisco Giants 0 Drafted twice before 2007 (2003, 44th round, 1313rd overall by Montreal Expos, 2006, 18th round, 548th overall by Oakland A's)
Dominick Ambrosini MLB Outfielder Connetquot 1999 1999 6 180 Montreal Expos 0
Ciro Ambrosio MLB Shortstop Berner 1986 LIU 1990 30 797 Toronto Blue Jays 0
Carl Amendola MLB Plainedge 1968 71 913 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Mike Anarumo MLB Pitcher MacArthur 2008 Le Moyne 2010 21 635 Oakland Athletics 0 Supplemental
Bud Anderson MLB Pitcher Clarke Rutgers 1977 3 78 Seattle Mariners 2
Jason Appel MLB Outfielder Plainview JFK 2004 UNC-Wilmington 2008 22 653 Tampa Bay Rays 0
Mike Armstrong MLB Pitcher North Shore 1972 Miami 1974 1 24 Cincinnati Reds 8
Greg Arnold MLB Pitcher Smithtown 1995 Penn State 1995 49 1344 Kansas City Royals 0
Steve Ascher MLB Pitcher Mattituck 2011 SUNY-Oneonta 2014 17 517 Tampa Bay Rays Active
Bob Avellini NFL Quarterback New Hyde Park 1971 Maryland 1975 6 135 Chicago Bears 9
Tyler Badamo MLB Pitcher Mount Sinai 2010 Dowling 2014 24 715 New York Mets Active
Ed Bahns MLB First baseman East Hampton 1973 Florida Southern 1977 21 515 Chicago White Sox 0
Gary Baldinger NFL Defensive lineman Massapequa 1982 Wake Forest 1986 9 229 Kansas City Chiefs 6
Rich Baldinger NFL Guard/tackle Massapequa 1978 Wake Forest 1982 10 270 New York Giants 12
Tom Banducci MLB Pitcher Floyd 1978 1978 22 555 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Roy Barker NFL Defensive lineman Central Islip 1987 North Carolina 1992 4 98 Minnesota Vikings 9
Dan Barnes MLB Pitcher Manhasset 2007 Princeton 2010 35 1056 Toronto Blue Jays Active
Robert Baxter MLB Catcher Southampton 1968 1968 26 580 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Chris Bayer MLB Pitcher West Islip 1982 Pace 1985 11 283 Boston Red Sox 0
Mike Belfiore MLB Pitcher Commack 2006 Boston 2009 1 45 Arizona Diamondbacks Active
Richard Bennett MLB Pitcher East Meadow 1969 1969 29 682 Chicago Cubs 0
Jesse Berardi MLB Shortstop Commack 2014 2014 40 1192 Philadelphia Phillies Active
James Bergholtz MLB Shortstop Hicksville 1967 Kings College 1970 2 36 Detroit Tigers 0 Originally drafted in 1967 out of high school by Mets (49th round, 847th ov
Tommy Bianco MLB Infielder/Outfielder Sewanhaka 1971 1971 1 3 Milwaukee Brewers 1
Craig Biggio MLB Second baseman Kings Park 1984 Seton Hall 1987 1 22 Houston Astros 20
Kraig Binick MLB Outfielder Chaminade 2003 NYT 2007 27 819 Baltimore Orioles 0
Hank Bjorklund NFL Running back North Shore 1968 Princeton 1972 12 299 New York Jets 3
Henry Boguszewski MLB Pitcher Glen Cove 1972 Nassau CC 1974 3 66 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Ray Borowicz MLB Shortstop Huntington 1968 Miami 1971 1 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Supplemental
Stephen Boyd NFL Linebacker Valley Stream Central 1990 Boston College 1995 5 141 Detroit Lions 7
Frank Brickowski NBA Center/Forward Locust Valley 1977 Penn State 1981 3 57 New York Knicks 12
Doug Brittelle MLB Pitcher Massapequa 1965 Rutgers 1970 2 43 Detroit Tigers
Gary Brown NFL Tackle Brentwood 1989 Georgia Tech 1994 5 148 Pittsburgh Steelers 3
Jim Brown NFL Running back Manhasset 1953 Syracuse 1957 1 6 Cleveland Browns 9
Larry Brown ABA Point guard Long Beach 1958 North Carolina 1963 7 55 Baltimore Bullets 5
Mike Buck NFL Quarterback Sayville 1986 Maine 1990 6 156 New Orleans Saints 4
Dan Burawa MLB Pitcher Rocky Point 2007 St. John's 2010 12 385 New York Yankees Active
Chris Burke MLB Third baseman Islip 2009 Iona 2012 18 555 San Diego Padres Active
Louis Burmester MLB Pitcher Herricks 1979 Nassau CC 1982 9 225 Cincinnati Reds 0
Rob Burnett NFL Defensive end Newfield 1985 Syracuse 1990 5 129 Cleveland Browns 14
Edward Burzo MLB Outfielder Division 1971 Nassau CC 1972 5 97 Cleveland Indians 0 Supplemental; Also taken in 17th round (415th overall) of 1971 draft by Cincinnati Reds
Michael Cabales MLB Pitcher East Islip 1995 1995 54 1442 Kansas City Royals 0
Rob Cafiero MLB First baseman Massapequa 1998 Villanova 2002 32 959 Philadelphia Phillies
Tommy Campbell NFL Defensive back Uniondale Iowa State 1973 7 170 Atlanta Falcons 3
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