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Sunday, July 15, 2018

29 PG alums are MLB All-Stars

Jeff Dahn        
Photo: Bryce Harper (Perfect Game)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday night, July 17, at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., and will be televised live on Fox Sports beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

Nearly 80 of the most outstanding players from the American and National leagues will take part in the blockbuster event, and this year that number includes 29 big-leaguers that participated in Perfect Game showcases and tournaments during their high school years.

Among the PG alumnus are four position-player starters on the American League side and another five for the National League. Additionally, seven major league stars who played in the PG All-American Classic – and even more who were at the PG National Showcase – the summer before their senior year in high school are expected to be in attendance. The PGAA’s are:

Catcher Buster Posey from the Giants (2004 PGAAC), right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from the Brewers (2006), infielder Freddie Freeman from the Braves (2006), infielder Ryan “Scooter” Gennett from the Reds (2008), outfielder Bryce Harper from the Nationals (2009), infielder Javier Baez from the Cubs (2010) and infielder Alex Bregman from the Astros (2011); Posey is injured and will not play.

The PG alumni date back as far as 2000 and 2001 with Zack Greinke and Joseph “Joey” Votto and also as recently as 2010-2011 with Baez, Bregman and Aaron Nola.

What follows here is a list of the 2018 MLB All-Stars that also attended at least one PG event during their high school years according to their PG Player Profile Page:


AMERICAN LEAGUE

Starters

INF – Alex Bregman, Houston Astros: 2011 PG All-American Classic, 2011 PG National Showcase, 2011 PG WWBA

INF – Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles: 2009 PG National Showcase, 2008-09 PG WWBA/PG BCS

OF – Mookie BettsBoston Red Sox: 2011 PG WWBA

OF – Mike TroutLos Angeles Angels: 2007-08 PG WWBA

Reserves

INF – Francisco LindorCleveland Indians: 2010 PG All-American Classic, 2010 PG National Showcase, 2008-09 PG WWBA/BCS, 2009-10 PG showcases

OF – George Springer, Houston Astros: 2006-08 PG WWBA, 2006-07 PG showcases

Pitchers

RHP – Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians: 2008 PG WWBA

RHP – Gerrit Cole, Houston Astros: 2007 PG All-American Classic, 2007 PG National Showcase, 2007 PG showcases, 2007 PG WWBA

RHP – Corey Kluber*, Cleveland Indians: 2002-03 PG WWBA World, 2003 PG showcases

LHP – Christopher Sale, Boston Red Sox: 2006-07 PG WWBA/BCS, 2006 PG showcases


NATIONAL LEAGUE

Starters

INF – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies: 2008 PG National Showcase, 2007-08 PG WWBA, 2007-08 PG showcases

INF – Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs: 2010 PG All-American Classic, 2010 PG National Showcase, 2010 PG WWA

INF – Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants: 2004 WWBA

INF – Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves: 2006 PG All-American Classic, 2006 PG National Showcase, 2004-06 PG showcases

OF – Bryce HarperWashington Nationals: 2009 All-American Classic, 2008 PG WWBA World, 2008-09 PG WWBA, 2005, 2008-09 PG showcasea

Reserves

C – Buster Posey*, San Francisco Giants: 2004 PG All-American Classic, 2004 PG National Showcase, 2003-04 PWWBA World

INF – Ryan “Scooter” Gennett, Cincinnati Reds: 2008 PG All-American Classic, 2008 PG National Showcase, 2007-08 PG showcases, 2007-08 PG WWBA/PG BCS

INF – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks: 2004 PG WWBA

INF – Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies: 2010 PG National, 2009 PG Underclass All-American Games, 2009-10 PG WWBA

INF – Joseph Votto, Cincinnati Reds: 2001 PG National Showcase, 2001 PG National Showcase, 2001 PG WWBA

OF – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies: 2004 WWBA

OF – Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee Brewers: 2003 WWBA

OF – Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers: 2009 PG National Showcase, 2008-09 PG showcases, 2008-09 PG WWBA

Pitchers

LHP – Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks: 2007-08 PG WWBA/PG BCS

LHP – Brad Hand, San Diego Padres: 2008 PG National Showcase, 2007 PG National Indoor Showcase, 2006-07 PG WWBA

RHP – Michael Foltynewicz, Atlanta Braves: 2009 PG National Showcase, 2009-10 PG National Indoor Showcase, 2009 PG WWBA

RHP – Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks: 2000-01 PG World Showcase, 2001-02 PG WWBA

RHP – Jeremy Jeffress, Milwaukee Brewers:2006 PG All-American Classic, 2005 PG National Showcase, 2004-05 PG showcases, 2004-05 PG WWBA

RHP – Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies: 2008-10 PG WWBA/PG BCS


*-injured, will not play


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