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What Baseball Players Were From Thousand Oaks, CA?

A List of Major League Baseball Pitchers and Hitters from the Thousand Oaks, CA area

With the start of baseball season this month, chances are high your excitement to see a game are as high as us. Regardless of the major league team you root for, the Thousand Oaks, CA area is entrenched with players from our area. In lieu of the first month of baseball, Neftin Volkswagen wants to share what baseball players were from our own area.

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Hitters Who Went to High School near Thousand Oaks, CA

While selecting players, we focused on the three main high schools in our area: Newbury Park, Westlake Village, and Thousand Oaks. Of that bunch, there are a ton of solid MLB hitters from our area. Most popular among them is outfielder Christian Yelich. As a player for the Milwaukee Brewers, Yelich recently won MVP in 2018. A full list of position players from our area are as follows:

NamePositionHigh SchoolYears of MLB Service
Jett BandyCThousand Oaks2015-2018
Robert Fick1B/RF/CNewbury Park1998-2007
Matt Franco1B/3BWestlake Village1994-2007
Gerald LairdCWestlake Village2003-2015
David LambSS/2B/3BNewbury Park1999-2000
Andrew LamboOFNewbury Park2013-2016
Mike LieberthalOFWestlake Village1994-2007
Mike NickeasCWestlake Village2010-2013
Steve SiscoLF/2BThousand Oaks2000
Kurt StillwellSS/2BThousand Oaks1986-1996
Jack WilsonSSThousand Oaks2001-2012
Christian YelichOFWestlake Village2013-Current

Pitchers Who Played near Thousand Oaks, CA

On the pitcher’s mound, several more players went to school near Neftin Volkswagen. With one of the longer-tenured careers, Right-Handed Starting Pitcher Chuck Crim pitched across eight seasons and won 47 games across three organizations. In recent memory, right-handed reliever Patrick Wiegel was in the news after being traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers in early April. A more complete list of MLB pitchers from our area includes:

NameHigh SchoolYears of MLB Service
Mark BallingerThousand Oaks1971
Bryan CoreyThousand Oaks1998-2008
Chuck CrimThousand Oaks1987-1994
CJ FickNewbury Park2012
Tyler JohnsonNewbury Park2005-2007
Chad SmithThousand Oaks2014-2015
John SnyderThousand Oaks1998-2000
Patrick WiegelThousand Oaks2020 – Current

Prepare for Baseball Season with Neftin Volkswagen

With the baseball season well underway, we hope you can make it to a baseball game in our area this year! If you’re looking for a new ride to take to the park, or something that can haul your team equipment, stop into Neftin Volkswagen today. We have plenty of new Volkswagen models or pre-owned crossovers that can fit your needs.


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