Twenty-Seven USA Baseball Alumni in 2017 MLB All-Star Game
Eight members of 2017 gold medal-winning WBC Team appear on rosters
Durham, N.C. - Twenty-seven USA Baseball alumni have been named to the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters, representing 19 MLB clubs, the organization announced on Tuesday. The National League (NL) boasts 17 alumni, while 10 of the All-Stars that make up the American League (AL) roster have played for the red, white and blue.
In addition, seven of the NL's nine starting position players are alumni, including Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Buster Posey, Daniel Murphy, Nolan Arenado, Ryan Zimmerman and Zack Cozart. Team USA is also represented on the bump by Max Scherzer, who will take the ball to begin the game for the NL. George Springer and Justin Smoak are the two alumni that will start the game in the field for the AL.
Of the 27 alumni, nine have played for multiple USA Baseball national teams and eight represented the U.S. on the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team that won gold in the 2017 event.
In total, there are 10 alumni that played for Team USA in the WBC, eight that competed with the Collegiate National Team, seven from the 18U National Team and three that played with the 16U National Team.
The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 11, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
The full list of USA Baseball alumni that appear on All-Star Game rosters is as follows:
Name; MLB Team; USA Baseball Team(s):
Chris Archer; Tampa Bay Rays; 2010 Professional National Team, 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Nolan Arenado; Colorado Rockies; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Dellin Betances; New York Yankees; 2005 18U National Team
Michael Conforto; New York Mets; 2012 & 2013 Collegiate National Teams
Zack Cozart; Cincinnati Reds; 2006 Collegiate National Team
Paul Goldschmidt; Arizona Diamondbacks; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Bryce Harper; Washington Nationals; 2008 16U National Team, 2009 18U National Team
Josh Harrison; Pittsburgh Pirates; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Clayton Kershaw; Los Angeles Dodgers; 2005 18U National Team
Craig Kimbrel; Boston Red Sox; 2013 World Baseball Classic Team
Corey Knebel; Milwaukee Brewers; 2011 Collegiate National Team
Francisco Lindor; Cleveland Indians; 2009 16U National Team, 2010 18U National Team
Lance McCullers; Houston Astros; 2010 18U National Team
Andrew Miller; Cleveland Indians; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Mike Moustakas; Kansas City Royals; 2006 18U National Team, 2010 Professional National Team
Daniel Murphy; Washington Nationals; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Pat Neshek; Philadelphia Phillies; 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Buster Posey; San Francisco Giants; 2004 18U National Team, 2017 World Baseball Classic Team
Robbie Ray; Arizona Diamondbacks; 2009 18U National Team
Max Scherzer; Washington Nationals; 2005 Collegiate National Team
Corey Seager; Los Angeles Dodgers; 2010 16U National Team
Justin Smoak; Toronto Blue Jays; 2007 Collegiate National Team, 2009 Professional National Team
George Springer; Houston Astros; 2010 Collegiate National Team
Giancarlo Stanton; Miami Marlins; 2013 & 2017 World Baseball Classic Teams
Stephen Strasburg; Washington Nationals; 2008 Collegiate National Team, 2008 Olympic Team
Mike Trout; Los Angeles Angels; 2010 Professional National Team
Ryan Zimmerman; Washington Nationals; 2004 Collegiate National Team