Baseball is in the air!

Our Wilmington Blue Rocks are packed and headed to the warm climate of Arizona for Spring Training and the start of their 20th season in Wilmington.

Diehard fans from around Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, joined by Mr. Celery, showed their enthusiasm as they turned out in large numbers at Frawley Stadium to get their hands on individual tickets for the 2012 season and a chance to watch some of Major League Baseball's rising young stars.

Today, we rank our top ten most talented and successful Wilmington Blue Rocks alumni to hit the Major Leagues.

10. Alex Gordon - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2010 -Current team:Kansas City Royals
9. Chad Durbin - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 1998 - Current team: Cleveland Indians
8. Clay Buchholz - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2006 - Current team:Boston Red Sox
7. Jed Lowrie - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2006 - Current team:Boston Red Sox
6. Jacoby Ellsbury - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2006 - Current team:Boston Red Sox
5. Mike Sweeney - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 1995 - Retired
4. Ryan Braun -Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2004 - Current team: Milwaukee Brewers
3. Carlos Beltran -Wilmington Blue Rocks: 1997, 1998 - Current team: St. Louis Cardinals
2. Zack Greinke - Wilmington Blue Rocks: 2002, 2003 - Current team: Milwaukee Brewers
1. Johnny Damon -Wilmington Blue Rocks: 1994 - Current team: Free Agent

This is our Top 10, what's yours?! Add a comment below to tell us!

We'd like to commend the Wilmington Blue Rocks for their accomplishments and developing such talented young players for the Major Leagues. And be sure to keep your eye on 2012 hot prospects Kevin Chapman, a 6'4" left-handed closer, and Tim Melville, a 6'5" right-handed starting pitcher.

Win 4 Box Seats to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 2012 Home Opener!.

- The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor's Bureau


Mr. Celery

Blue Rocks Alumni - Johnny Damon

Current Blue Rock - Kevin Chapman

Current Blue Rock - Tim Melville