UVA’s Notable Baseball Athletes

UVA’s Noteworthy Baseball Athletes

Many standout baseball players played for the University of Virginia over the years and have gone on to successful careers in the MLB.


  • David Adams – Current free agent in the MLB. He played for the New York Yankees in the 2013 season.
  • Brian Buchanan – Retired outfielder that played professional baseball from 2000-2004. Brian Buchanan is son-in-law of the legendary basketball player John Havlicek (which makes him Chris Havlicek’s brother-in-law)
  • Michael Cubbage – Retired playher that played in the MLB from 1974-1981 and managed the New York Mets in 1991
  • Brandon Guyer – Current outfielder that has plays for the Tampa Bay Rays. Guyer is noted for hitting a homerun in his very first at bat in the MLB.
  • Mark Reynolds – Current 3rd baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers who is known for his power hitting
  • Eppa Rixey – Hall of fame pitcher that played for the Phillies and the Reds during his 20 year career from 1912-1933, Rixey was inducted into the hall of fame in 1963 a month before his death.
  • Michael Shwimer – Current free agent relief pitcher in the MLB. Schwimer is a 6’8 pitcher that racked up 313 strikeouts in 233 innings during his minor league career.
  • Ryan Zimmerman – Current player for the Washington Nationals that is recognized for his walkoff and clutch hits. Zimmerman is was an All Star in 2009 and recipient of the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards that same year.