Jumping from High A to Majors?

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Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby SRQCub » Mon May 02, 2016 3:10 pm

Arizona had a reliever just make the jump from High A to the Majors (queue "more like High A to AA, amirite?" posts) this weekend, and I'm wondering what other players of note have done this? I know that Jim Abbott went straight from college to the Majors, but are there some other notable guys who've jumped from A to the show and stuck there?
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Andy » Mon May 02, 2016 3:11 pm

Mike Leake never pitched in the minors either.
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Cubswin11 » Mon May 02, 2016 3:19 pm

I want to say Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon either pitched like no, or very few minor league innings.

Edit: Sale pitched 4 innings at A+ and 6 at AAA before coming up, Rodon pitched 12 innings between rookie ball and A+ then 22 innings at AAA before coming up
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Tim » Mon May 02, 2016 3:20 pm

Pujols got a few at bats above A+, but basically went straight from there to the majors.

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He had 15 at bats in AAA

http://www.baseball-reference.com/regis ... jols001jos
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Banedon » Mon May 02, 2016 3:23 pm

Here's a list of players that never played in the minors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... e_Baseball
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby SRQCub » Mon May 02, 2016 3:25 pm

I've seen the "never played in the minors" list, just can't find anything on jumps from A to MLB. Thanks, though.
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby OleMissCub » Mon May 02, 2016 3:30 pm

Eddie Gaedel on that list, lol
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby CubInOK » Mon May 02, 2016 3:44 pm

Jose Fernandez of the Marlins, unless you count rehab.
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby sneakypower » Mon May 02, 2016 4:01 pm

Emmanuel Burriss oddly enough, had only 14 G above A-ball before promotion

rule V 5 picks like Everth Cabrera come to mind
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Omar » Mon May 02, 2016 4:55 pm

Lebron James
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm

Banedon wrote:Here's a list of players that never played in the minors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... e_Baseball


Mike Morgan makes the list. He was drafted June 6th right out of high school. He made his major league debut 5 days later.

Can you imagine graduating from high school, then finding yourself on a major league mound in less than two weeks? I think I was drunk for the first two weeks after I graduated.
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Re: Jumping from High A to Majors?

Postby The Logan » Mon May 02, 2016 11:18 pm

CubInOK wrote:Jose Fernandez of the Marlins, unless you count rehab.


I remember when that happened I was like "Hahaha, look at the stupid Marlins! What a dumb move,he's gonna get shelled!"

Yeah
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