History and Alumni

Currently, 23 Whitecaps Alumni are playing in Major League Baseball.

2023 MLB Draft

NameRoundPickMLB OrganizationCollege
Grant Taylor251Chicago White SoxLSU
Ryan Lasko241Oakland AthleticsRutgers
Cade Kuehler270Atlanta BravesCampbell
Teddy McGraw392Seattle MarinersWake Forest 
Hunter Owen4106Kansas City RoyalsVanderbilt
Cam Fisher4131Houston AstrosCharlotte
Trevor Werner7199Kansas City RoyalsTexas A&M
Patrick Copen7220Los Angeles DodgersMarshall
Justin Storm7203Miami MarlinsSouthern Mississippi
Julian Brock8231Texas RangersLouisiana-Lafayette
Nick Lorusso9276New York MetsMaryland
Christian Pregent10306New York MetsStetson
Ernie Day14427Seattle MarinersCampbell
Will Simpson15436Oakland AthleticsWashington
Kyle Scott15458Cleveland GuardiansLackawanna
Jackson Nehuz14434Houston AstrosLouisiana-Lafayette
Dylan Simmons15438Cincinnati RedsPittsburgh
Weston Eberly16479Chicago White SoxColumbia
Josh Timmerman16482Milwaukee BrewersOhio State
Troy Butler20592Colorado RockiesHerkimer CC

2022 MLB Draft

NameRoundPickMLB OrganizationCollege
Zach Neto113Los Angeles AngelsCampbell
Gavin Cross19Kansas City RoyalsVirginia Tech
Ryan Chasse17518Toronto Blue JaysCampbell
Connor Staine5146Colorado RockiesCentral Florida
Javier Vaz15445Kansas City RoyalsVanderbilt
Nick Biddison4135Los Angeles DodgersVirginia Tech
Joey Mancini15436Houston AstrosBoston College
Liam Simon5166San Francisco GiantsNotre Dame
Chad Castillo9272Philadelphia PhilliesCalifornia Baptist
Brennan Milone6184Oakland AthleticsOregon
Brian Fitzpatrick10312Milwaukee BrewersRutgers
Michael Walsh9260Pittsburgh PiratesYale
Paul Gervase12359New York MetsLSU
Trey Faltine7213Cincinnati RedsTexas
Michael Prosecky6176Colorado RockiesLouisville
Spencer Jones125New York YankeesVanderbilt
Jake ThompsonFree AgentFree AgentMiami MarlinsOklahoma State
Chris McElvain8243Cincinnati RedsVanderbilt
Dale Stanavich8232Miami MarlinsRutgers
Hunter Patteson5145Kansas City RoyalsCentral Florida
Alex Freeland3105Los Angeles DodgersCentral Florida
Bryce Hubbart394Cincinnati RedsFlorida State

Our History

Birth of the Brewster Whitecaps

The Town of Brewster has always had fervor for baseball, going back as far as 1937. Town teams played Sunday afternoons through the 1940s, and after World War II, continued into the early 1950s as the Brewster AA team. The rosters of those teams carried the names of many of the town’s principal families -- Latham, Gage, Taber, Hooper, Crocker and Clark. It was the town teams‘ heritage, spirit and love of the game that inspired the birth of the Brewster Whitecaps.

The Whitecaps were conceived in 1987, and we can trace the team’s inception back to the Brewster recreation commission. At that time, the commission was trying to establish a first-class baseball facility to accommodate the burgeoning PONY League and Babe Ruth League youth baseball programs. The town fathers were approached for funds to build a new field with the suggestion that a Cape Cod Baseball League franchise might be secured if such a facility were created.

The Cape Cod Baseball League was interested because a group from Bourne had also applied for a franchise at about the same time. Together with Brewster, the expansion would form a perfect 10-team league, providing a larger stage for showcasing the nation’s most talented college players and bringing top-flight family sports entertainment to more residents and visitors on the Cape.

A “founding group” was created the Brewster Baseball Club to sponsor the application for a league franchise. I am proud to have been a member of that hardworking, community minded group:

  • Robert Drummond
  • Claire Gradone
  • Mike Gradone
  • Dennis Hanson
  • Alan Harrison
  • Jim Hartwig
  • Bob Hecker
  • Bob Riedl
  • Linda Riedl
  • Paul Saint
  • Barry Souder

After more than one year of planning and preparation by our group, the league approved our new team by a vote of 33-2.

Our group was, to say the least, ecstatic!

With the understanding that a new field initiative was underway in Brewster, the league allowed the team to play its 1988 inaugural season at Cape Cod Tech in the Pleasant Lake area of Harwich.

Brewster had its Cape Cod Baseball League team, but the team needed a name. A town-wide contest was held. William Turkington described the wind marching the waves steadily across Cape Cod Bay and submitted the name “Whitecaps.” The name fit perfectly, and so did the colors of navy blue, white and sea foam green.

The one-year agreement to play at Cape Tech was extended for a second year, two years became six, and ultimately, the Whitecaps were based there for 18 years -- including 2000 when the team hosted the All-Star Game and captured the Cape Cod Baseball League championship.

In 2006, after several years of remarkable community support in the form of donations and volunteer site work, the new field at Stony Brook School was completed and the team “came home to Brewster,” where the Whitecaps have been proud to play ever since.

The Brewster Baseball Club, parent organization of the Whitecaps baseball team, is extremely excited to celebrate a quarter century of Cape League baseball. The years have flown by, and the team has earned its place as one of the most valued assets in the town. Nowhere is there a finer demonstration of baseball in its purest form than right here in Brewster.

When I watch a Whitecaps game today, I still fondly recall those first meetings of our small, enthusiastic founding group. And I remember as if it were yesterday, June 11, 1988, at 5 p.m., when the sweet sound of “play ball” echoed through the ballpark, and the Brewster Whitecaps began what would become a 25-year journey as a proud member of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.

Barry Souder
Director and Founder
Brewster Baseball Club