Notable Former Players
- Jeremy Affeldt (former Alley Cats player)
- Ryan Braun - On May 24, 2007, Braun became the first former West Virginia Power player to get to the majors, and later in the year he won the National League Rookie of the Year Award after leading the league in slugging percentage. The following three years he was an NL All Star.
- Carlos Corporan Got his first major league hit strangely off Cincinnati Reds shortstop Paul Janish.
- Robinzon Díaz (former Alley Cats player)
- Alcides Escobar - He picked up his first hit in his first career at-bat in the same game, a single against Scott Schoeneweis of the New York Mets.
- Yovani Gallardo - The former Power pitcher made his Major League debut on June 18, 2007.
- Mat Gamel - He recorded hist first career hit, a double, on September 7, 2008 off of Chris Young of the San Diego Padres.
- Trevor Hoffman - Played for the Wheelers in 1990.
- Hernán Iribarren - Infielder/outfielder who made his debut on April 12, 2008.
- Matt LaPorta
- Jason LaRue (former Alley Cats player)
- Pokey Reese (former Wheelers player)
- Alex Ríos (former Alley Cats player)
- Ángel Salomé - He was called up to the majors for the first time on September 1, 2008, and made his debut two days later with a fly out as a pinch-hitter.
- Joe Thatcher - The left-handed pitcher made his Major League debut for the San Diego Padres on July 26, 2007.
- Dan Wilson (former Wheelers player)
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