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All American Game  | Story  | 4/7/2022

87 PG All-Americans Make Opening Day

Blake Dowson     
Photo: Perfect Game
After a tumultuous winter, MLB Opening Day is finally here, and with it comes all the pomp and circumstance at each of the ballparks hosting a game today.
 
Making an Opening Day roster is something to celebrate, from the 10-year veterans of the game to those making their first team. Perfect Game All-Americans will be all over lineup cards today, with 87 alums of the Classic making Opening Day rosters across the country, on all but two teams, those being the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. The 87 alums are as of 10 am ET, as rosters remain somewhat fluid right up to first pitch.
 
There are also several other former PG All-Americans who are regulars in MLB lineups who are set to rejoin their respective teams after stints on either the IL or COVID list, which will bring the total close to 100 PG All-Americans in MLB.
 
There will be a number of former PG All-Americans who will be rookies this year, who had the proverbial “cup of coffee” in the Big Leagues last year. However, Kansas City’s Bobby Witt Jr, the No. 1 overall prospect in baseball, will be making his Major League debut on Opening Day. The No. 9 overall prospect, CJ Abrams, made the San Diego Padres' Opening Day roster. As is also the case with Cincinnati Reds' pitchers Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo, who made the team out of camp.
 
There are four former (and one reigning) MVPs suiting up today who were once PG All-Americans: Kris Bryant, Freddie Freeman, Bryce Harper, and Andrew McCutchen. World Series MVPs Madison Bumgarner and Corey Seager will both have their name announced.
 
The Chicago White Sox lead the way with six PG All-Americans on the Opening Day roster: Ryan Burr, Dylan Cease, Lucas Giolito, Yasmani Grandal, Michael Kopech, and Reese McGuire.




Player Team
CJ Abrams Padres
Jo Adell Angels
Kolby Allard Rangers
Ian Anderson Braves
Javier Baez Tigers
Tyler Beede Giants
Cavan Biggio Blue Jays
Archie Bradley Angels
Alex Bregman Astros
Kris Bryant Rockies
Skye Bolt Athletics
Madison Bumgarner Diamondbacks
Dylan Bundy Twins
Ryan Burr White Sox
Matt Bush Rangers
Dylan Cease White Sox
Michael Chavis Pirates
Gerrit Cole Yankees
Carlos Correa Twins
JP Crawford Mariners
Clint Frazier Cubs
Freddie Freeman Dodgers
Max Fried Braves
Cam Gallagher Royals
Joey Gallo Yankees
Kevin Gausman Blue Jays
Lucas Giolito White Sox
Mychal Givens Cubs
Yasmani Grandal White Sox
Sonny Gray Twins
Hunter Greene Reds
Trent Grisham Padres
Robbie Grossman Tigers
Bryce Harper Phillies
Ke'Bryan Hayes Pirates
Austin Hedges Guardians
Jason Heyward Cubs
Aaron Hicks Yankees
Eric Hosmer Padres
Jonathan India Reds
Jarred Kelenic Mariners
Alex Kirilloff Twins
Michael Kopech White Sox
DJ LeMahieu Yankees
Francisco Lindor Mets
Nick Lodolo Reds
Michael Lorenzen Angels
Joshua Lowe Rays
Gavin Lux Dodgers
Matt Manning Tigers
Tyler Matzek Braves
Lance McCullers Astros
Andrew McCutchen Brewers
Reese McGuire White Sox
Triston McKenzie Guardians
Billy McKinney Athletics
Austin Meadows Tigers
Oscar Mercado Guardians
Mickey Moniak Phillies
Ryan Mountcastle Orioles
Sheldon Neuse Athletics
Josh Naylor Guardians
Daniel Norris Cubs
David Peterson Mets
Cody Poteet Marlins
AJ Puk Athletics
Sean Reid-Foley Mets
Austin Riley Braves
Brendan Rodgers Rockies
Trevor Rogers Marlins
Patrick Sandoval Angels
Corey Seager Rangers
Jordan Sheffield Rockies
Justus Sheffield Mariners
Austin Slater Giants
Dominic Smith Mets
Max Stassi Angels
Drew Steckenrider Mariners
Jameson Taillon Yankees
Rowdy Tellez Brewers
Mason Thompson Nationals
Kyle Tucker Astros
Duane Underwood Pirates
Zack Wheeler Phillies
Jesse Winker Mariners
Bobby Witt Jr Royals
Mike Zunino Rays