July 13, 2011


Nearly 350 Former Division I Players in Big Leagues 


In looking at the active rosters and disabled lists of the 30 Major League teams at the All-Star break, there are 348 who played Division I baseball. That is an increase of 20 from the beginning of the season.


Several former college standouts have been called up recently, including Dustin Ackley (pictured right at North Carolina) with the Seattle Mariners, Jemile Weeks (Miami, Fla.) with the Oakland Athletics and Josh Spence (Arizona State) with the San Diego Padres.


There are 131 Division I schools which have at least one alum in the major leagues. Arizona State, Long Beach State and Miami (Fla.) lead the way with 10 each. There are eight major leaguers from California, Cal State Fullerton and Stanford. There are seven from Ole Miss and Texas.


The surging Pittsburgh Pirates lead the major league teams with 19 Division I players on their active roster and DL. Toronto has 16, Oakland has 15, and Arizona, Houston and San Diego have 14 each. The Los Angeles Angels have the lowest number with five.


There are links to lists divided by school and by Major League teams.


Major Leaguers by School     A through K     L through P     Q through Z


Division I Players in the National League


Division I Players in the American League

(photo courtesy of UNC Media Relations Office)