Five Lancastrian players have been in spring training sessions with major league clubs. Three graduates of the Lancaster-Lebanese League and two graduates of the University of Millersville competed for a place on the list. That’s how they got older this spring.
Jankowski, a Catholic graduate from Lancaster who played for the Philadelphia Phillies last season, was not invited to the New York Mets.
An outfielder, he hit the roster of the first day and will start the season with the Mets in Washington.
Jankowski, who played college in Stony Brook’s college, was 4 on 18 with four walks and a stolen base in 12 preseason games.
This will be his eighth season in the majors.
This spring he excelled in defense, making many catches in diving, including below.
Travis Jankowski shimmers. 👏 pic.twitter.com/dskiOk3xiA
– New York Mets (@Mets) April 1, 2022
Gallagher, a graduate of Mannheim, will be the reserve catcher of the Kansas City Royals of Salvador Perez.
For Gallagher, who scored 0.318 (7 on 22) with two home runs in the Spring Games, this will be his sixth season in the royal family.
McCormick will start the season as a starting central field defender for the Houston Astros. Millersville Hail reached 0.257, making 14 home runs and 57 IRBs in its opening season last year.
McCormick played four seasons for the Marauders before being selected by the Astros in the 21st round of the 2017 draft.
Maisa, a left-hander, will perform the role of installation at the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen. Another Millersville graduate, he was selected by the Blue Jays in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
Since his debut at MLB in 2017 and has played 185 games in four seasons. It has a 9-5 out of 4.24 ERA. He missed the 2020 season due to elbow surgery.
For 157 innings he has 1,268 WHIP, recorded 179 outs and passed 57.
Fisher, a Cedar Cross graduate, was not invited to camp with the Minnesota Gemini. The outfielder was a member of the Houston Astros World Series champion team in 2017, his inaugural season. He scored the winning streak in the 10th inning of Game 5 to give the Astros a 3-2 series advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Fisher will start the season with a game for St. Paul Saints, affiliate of Twins Triple-A.
This spring, Fisher had three hits in just 14 bits, including the home run below.