The man making his journey back to The Farm this year — eleven years removed from his senior season — is Ryan Garko ‘03. After getting a call about the job from departing associate head coach Dean Stotz, who retired in September after 37 seasons at Stanford, and speaking to Marquess, Garko had an easy decision to make.
Since 1987, the Cardinal has had 22 players picked in the first round of the MLB draft, and yet, the casual baseball fan would probably only know one or two of those 22 players
The success of Stanford’s baseball program has carried over to the pros, where several recently graduated Cardinal players are starting to make their mark. Pitcher Drew Storen, catcher Jason Castro and infielders Colin Walsh and Adam Gaylord are among the notable Stanford players making the transition to professional baseball this season…