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Eagles in the Pros

Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2002, Erik was the first Eden Prairie High School player selected in the Major League Baseball Draft after playing collegiately at New Mexico State University.  He played professionally until 2004, reaching the Class A level.  As a catcher, he threw out 32% of baserunners in two minor league seasons.


A 2002 Eden Prairie graduate, Neil was drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of North Dakota State University in the 21st round of the 2005 draft.  In 7 minor league seasons, Neil holds a career 3.77 ERA while striking out 10.2 hitters per 9 innings pitched.  He made his Major League debut with the Oakland A's in 2011 and holds a MLB career ERA of 4.92 in parts of three seasons.  As of 2016, Neil was pitching for the Durham Bulls, AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jon was signed by the New York Mets in 2005 after starring at EPHS and Concordia University in St. Paul.  He played professionally for four seasons, reaching the AAA level with the San Diego Padres organization in 2007.  In 248 minor league games, Jon hit for a .272 career average.

A 2003 graduate of EPHS, Cole signed with the Minnesota Twins after spending three seasons at the University of Minnesota.  He made his Major League debut with the Twins in 2012 and started 16 games, going 5-5 with a 4.11 ERA.  Over the course of two seasons, Cole threw 102.2 Major League innings with a 5.08 ERA.

 cornerstone of EPHS' 2004 state championship team, Nate was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 28th round of the 2008 draft after starring at the University of Minnesota.  Nate has spent the last two seasons with Class AA New Britain.  He has played multiple infield positions in his career and hit a career high 11 homers in 2010.  After being released by the Twins in 2015, Nate joined the St. Paul Saints.

Madison was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft by the Minnesota Twins, making him the highest professional draft pick in EPHS baseball history.  He pitched collegiately at the University of Oregon, and struck out over 15 batters per 9 innings in his first minor league season in 2011.  He spent much of his minor league career with Class A Fort Myers before being released during the 2015 season.

Blake was drafted in the 26th round of the 2014 draft by the Twins after finishing his career at the University of Maryland. Blake hit .309 for the Terps as a senior and helped lead them to the NCAA Super-regionals. Blake was a utility man in the Twins system across several levels for two seasons before being released in 2015.  He then joined the Sioux Falls Canaries, with whom he was named a 2016 American Association All-Star.

Lance was drafted in the 24th round of the 2015 draft by the Seattle Mariners.  A 2011 EPHS graduate, Lance signed with the M's after his redshirt junior season at the University of Minnesota.  In his first professional season, he struck out 29 batters in 26 innings pitched for Seattle's Class A affiliate in Everett, Washington.  He is sitting out the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

After finishing a highly successful career with South Dakota State University, Adam was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 33rd round of the 2015 draft.  A 2011 graduate of EPHS, he was assigned to the Dodgers' Rookie League affiliate in Ogden, Utah.  There he posted a 3.86 ERA in 35 innings in his first professional season.  In 2016, he was promoted to the Dodgers' Class A affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

A 2012 graduate of EPHS, Cam pitched collegiately in the Ivy League at Princeton University.  Despite battling arm injuries during his Princeton career, he emerged as one of their top starters as a senior, winning 6 games with a 3.81 ERA and tossing a complete game in the Ivy League Championship, sending the Tigers to the NCAA tournament.  He went undrafted before being signed by the Indians to a free agent deal in August 2016.