Kelowna Falcons

Playing In The Bigs

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The Kelowna Falcons Baseball Club is pleased to have 5 former players on the roster for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day to kick off the 2019 season.

The West Coast League will be well represented in today’s festivities with 25 total WCL alumni hitting the field for Opening Day. Chris Davis (Baltimore Orioles), James Paxton (New York Yankees), Ryan Tepera (Toronto Blue Jays), Connor Joe (San Francisco Giants) and Phil Maton (San Diego Padres) all represent past Falcons who are on the roster for MLB clubs today.

The full list of WCL alumni to play in the big leagues on Opening Day can be found below:


Shane Bieber (Cowlitz), Cleveland Indians

Matt Boyd, (Corvallis), Detroit Tigers

Brandon Brennan (Bend), Seattle Mariners

Adam Cimber (Kitsap), Cleveland Indians

Chris Davis (Kelowna), Baltimore Orioles

Matt Duffy (Corvallis), San Francisco Giants

Jacoby Ellsbury (Bend), New York Yankees

Jace Fry (Corvallis), Chicago White Sox

Reed Garrett (Yakima Valley), Detroit Tigers

Sam Gaviglio (Corvallis), Toronto Blue Jays

Marco Gonzales (Wenatchee), Seattle Mariners

Mitch Haniger (Corvallis), Seattle Mariners

Blaine Hardy (Bend/Wenatchee), Detroit Tigers

Trevor Hildenberger (Bend), Minnesota Twins

Ramon Laureano (Medford), Oakland A’s

James Paxton (Kelowna), New York Yankees

Ryan Tepera (Kelowna), Toronto Blue Jays


Tyler Anderson (Corvallis), Colorado Rockies

Matt Andriese (Corvallis), Arizona Diamondbacks

Rhys Hoskins (Kitsap), Philadelphia Phillies

Connor Joe (Kelowna), San Francisco Giants

DJ Johnson (Corvallis), Colorado Rockies

Phil Maton (Kelowna), San Diego Padres

Nick Pivetta (Victoria), Philadelphia Phillies

Taylor Williams (Cowlitz), Milwaukee Brewers

The Falcons will open their 2019 season on the road against the Bellingham Bells beginning on Tuesday, June 4th before coming back to Kelowna for their home-opening series to host the newest team in the WCL, the Ridgefield Raptors for a three-game series beginning on Friday, June 7th. Tickets are available for purchase now and can be bought by calling (250) 763-4100.

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