VMI Baseball has produced notable alums currently playing professionally in 2024. Reed Garrett, a former Keydets pitcher, debuted with the New York Mets after being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round in 2014. Josh Winder, known for his impressive K/9 mark at VMI, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the seventh round in 2018 and looks to return to the Twins roster after starting the 2024 season on the 60-day IL. Nathan Eaton, recognized for setting a VMI record in 2018, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and has begun the 2024 campaign with the AAA affiliate, Omaha Storm Chasers. Zak Kent, who earned Second Team All-State honors at VMI, is currently playing for the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, the Columbus Clippers.

By the Numbers
  • Reed Garrett: 5.1 innings pitched and nine strikeouts with the New York Mets
  • Josh Winder: 6-7 all-time regular season record with over 100 innings pitched and 75 strikeouts for the Minnesota Twins
  • Nathan Eaton: Recorded eight hits and two home runs during the 2024 Spring Training
  • Zak Kent: Recorded one save during the 2024 Spring Training
State of Play
  • Reed Garrett is already claiming victory with the New York Mets this season
  • Josh Winder has started the 2024 season on the 60-day IL but aims to return to the Twins roster
  • Nathan Eaton has begun the 2024 campaign with the AAA affiliate, Omaha Storm Chasers
  • Zak Kent currently throws for the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, the Columbus Clippers