CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A total of 17 former Cavaliers are included on 60-man player pools announced by all 32 Major League Baseball clubs on Sunday (June 28) and Monday (June 29). All players in respective team pools are eligible to play in the 60-game MLB regular season schedule that is set to begin on July 23-24.

Among the former Cavaliers were four that have yet to make their MLB debut include: Ernie Clement (Indians), Daniel Lynch (Royals), Joe McCarthy (Giants) and Pavin Smith (Diamondbacks). Lynch, the 34th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft is the No. 3 prospect in the Royals farm system according to MLB Pipeline.

In 2019 the Cavaliers established a new program-high with 13 players who appeared in an MLB game. A total of 21 players have made it to the big leagues under head coach Brian O’Connor. Last season, five Cavaliers made their MLB debuts – Adam Haseley (Phillies), Danny Hultzen (Cubs), Branden Kline (Orioles), Josh Sborz (Dodgers) and Matt Thaiss (Angels) – tied for the most of any college baseball program.

Most teams have additional spots remaining on their 60-man pools and are expected to add more players prior to the 2020 season.

Former Cavaliers in 2020 MLB Player Pools

Matt Thaiss – Angels*

Derek Fisher – Blue Jays*

Danny Hultzen – Cubs

John Hicks – Diamondbacks

Artie Lewicki – Diamondbacks*

Pavin Smith – Diamondbacks

Josh Sborz – Dodgers*

Chris Taylor – Dodgers*

Joe McCarthy – Giants*

Ernie Clement – Indians

Jarrett Parker – Mets

Sean Doolittle – Nationals*

Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals* (opted out of 2020 season)

Branden Kline – Orioles

Phil Gosselin – Phillies

Adam Haseley – Phillies*

Daniel Lynch – Royals