Oct. 7, 2012


75 Former Division I Players on Division Series Rosters 


There are 75 former Division I players among the 200 major leaguers listed on MLB Division Series rosters, including former Old Dominion hurler Justin Verlander (right) of the Detroit Tigers. This is an increase from 60 two years ago and a small drop from 78 a season ago.


The Oakland Athletics lead the way with 13 former Division I players among the 25 on their division series roster, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals with 12 and the San Francisco Giants with 11. The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers both have nine, the Washington Nationals have eight, the New York Yankees have seven and the Cincinnati Reds have six.


There are 55 Division I schools which have at least one alum in the postseason. Texas (Brandon Belt of San Francisco, Sam LeCure and Drew Stubbs of Cincinnati, Taylor Teagarden of Baltimore) and Virginia (Sean Doolittle of Oakland, Javier Lopez of San Francisco, Mark Reynolds of Baltimore, Ryan Zimmerman of Washington) lead the way with four each. Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss and USC have three each, while six schools have two: California, Dayton, Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), San Diego and UC Riverside.


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


Division I Players on Division Series Rosters


Division Series Players by School

(photo courtesy of ODU Media Relations Office)