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
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
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
Tom Banducci MLB Pitcher Floyd 1978 1978 22 555 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
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
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
Doug Brittelle MLB Pitcher Massapequa 1965 Rutgers 1970 2 43 Detroit Tigers
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
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
Pat Cantwell MLB Catcher West Islip 2008 Stony Brook 2012 3 123 Texas Rangers Active Also drafted in 2011 by Baltimore Orioles (39th round, 1175th overall)
Ricky Caputo MLB Third baseman Miller Place 2003 Hofstra 2006 24 721 Washington Nationals 0
Kevin Carmody MLB Pitcher Massapequa 1984 North Adams State 1988 26 653 Milwaukee Brewers
William Carmona MLB Third baseman Hempstead 2010 Stony Brook 2012 11 368 Philadelphia Phillies Active
Brando Casalicchio MLB Pitcher Cold Spring Harbor 2006 2006 40 1189 Tampa Bay Rays 0
John Castellano MLB Catcher North Babylon Indian River 1997 66 1568 Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Bruce Castoria MLB First baseman Floral Park 1978 Mississippi State 1982 7 173 Houston Astros 0
Frank Catalano MLB Outfielder East Meadow 1971 1971 10 225 Detroit Tigers 0
Frank Catalanotto MLB Second baseman Smithtown East 1992 1992 10 280 Detroit Tigers 14
Matt Cavagnaro MLB Second baseman Bay Shore Penn State 2007 21 638 Pittsburgh Pirates 0
William Cheslock MLB Plainedge Hofstra 1966 32 614 St. Louis Cardinals 0
Gary Christenson MLB Pitcher New Hyde Park 1971 1971 13 297 Detroit Tigers 2
Thomas Cichon MLB First baseman Bellmore JFK 1982 1982 25 624 Minnesota Twins 0
Mike Ciminiello MLB First baseman Smithtown East Princeton 1996 46 1344 Detroit Tigers 0
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