93 former SEC players on MLB Opening Day rosters

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SEC Staff

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 8, 2022)—–A total of 93 baseball players formerly from Southeastern Conference universities are listed on 2022 Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters. The list includes 80 players on active rosters and 13 on injured lists.

Each SEC university is represented on MLB Opening Day rosters, with 11 teams boasting at least three former SEC players on active rosters. Twenty-nine Major League clubs have at least one former SEC player on the active roster.

Opening Day for all 30 teams was scheduled for Thursday or Friday. A complete list of players formerly from SEC universities on MLB Opening Day rosters follows:

SEC on MLB Opening Day Rosters

Active Roster

Pete Alonso, New York Mets (Florida)

Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins (Arkansas)

Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals (Florida)

Tyler Beede, San Francisco Giants (Vanderbilt)

Jalen Beeks, Tampa Bay Rays (Arkansas)

Andrew Benintendi, Kansas City Royals (Arkansas)

Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox (South Carolina)

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros (LSU)

Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers (Vanderbilt)

Curt Casali, San Francisco Giants (Vanderbilt)

Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins (Auburn)

Wil Crowe, Pittsburgh Pirates (South Carolina)

Anthony DeSclafani, San Francisco Giants (Florida)

Josh Donaldson, New York Yankees (Auburn)

Dane Dunning, Texas Rangers (Florida)

Kyle Farmer, Cincinnati Reds (Georgia)

Matt Foster, Chicago White Sox (Alabama)

Jake Fraley, Cincinnati Reds (LSU)

Adam Frazier, Seattle Mariners (Mississippi State)

Kevin Gausman, Toronto Blue Jays (LSU)

Kyle Gibson, Philadelphia Phillies (Missouri)

Yan Gomes, Chicago Cubs (Tennessee)

Trevor Gott, Milwaukee Brewers (Kentucky)

Kendall Graveman, Chicago White Sox (Mississippi State)

Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins (Vanderbilt)

Justin Grimm, Oakland Athletics (Georgia)

Ryan Hendrix, Cincinnati Reds (Texas A&M)

Tanner Houck, Boston Red Sox (Missouri)

Dakota Hudson, St. Louis Cardinals (Mississippi State)

Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds (Florida)

Zach Jackson, Oakland Athletics (Arkansas)

Tony Kemp, Oakland Athletics (Vanderbilt)

Dallas Keuchel, Chicago White Sox (Arkansas)

Jackson Kowar, Kansas City Royals (Florida)

Alex Lange, Detroit Tigers (LSU)

DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees (LSU)

Nathaniel Lowe, Texas Rangers (Mississippi State)

Corbin Martin, Arizona Diamondbacks (Texas A&M)

Mike Mayers, Los Angeles Angels (Ole Miss)

James McCann, New York Mets (Arkansas)

Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals (South Carolina)

A.J. Minter, Atlanta Braves (Texas A&M)

Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers (Auburn)

Jordan Montgomery, New York Yankees (South Carolina)

Tyler Naquin, Cincinnati Reds (Texas A&M)

Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies (LSU)

Austin Nola, San Diego Padres (LSU)

Darren O’Day, Atlanta Braves (Florida)

Konnor Pilkington, Cleveland Guardians (Mississippi State)

David Price, Los Angeles Dodgers (Vanderbilt)

AJ Puk, Oakland Athletics (Florida)

Brooks Raley, Tampa Bay Rays (Texas A&M)

Hunter Renfroe, Milwaukee Brewers (Mississippi State)

Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates (Vanderbilt)

David Robertson, Chicago Cubs (Alabama)

Taylor Rogers, Minnesota Twins (Kentucky)

Max Scherzer, New York Mets (Missouri)

Clarke Schmidt, New York Yankees (South Carolina)

Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds (Tennessee)

Jordan Sheffield, Colorado Rockies (Vanderbilt)

Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals (Florida)

Drew Smyly, Chicago Cubs (Arkansas)

Kirby Snead, Oakland Athletics (Florida)

Collin Snider, Kansas City Royals (Vanderbilt)

Ryne Stanek, Houston Astros (Arkansas)

Drew Steckenrider, Seattle Mariners (Tennessee)

Trevor Stephan, Cleveland Guardians (Arkansas)

Chris Stratton, Pittsburgh Pirates (Mississippi State)

Ross Stripling, Toronto Blue Jays (Texas A&M)

Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves (Vanderbilt)

Keegan Thompson, Chicago Cubs (Auburn)

Drew Ver Hagen, St. Louis Cardinals (Vanderbilt)

Michael Wacha, Boston Red Sox (Texas A&M)

Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks (South Carolina)

Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Angels (Georgia)

Alex Wood, San Francisco Giants (Georgia)

Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers (Mississippi State)

Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves (Vanderbilt)

Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants (Vanderbilt)

Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays (Florida)

Injured List

Garrett Crochet, Chicago White Sox (Tennessee)

Pete Fairbanks, Tampa Bay Rays (Missouri)

Will Harris, Washington Nationals (LSU)

Lance Lynn, Chicago White Sox (Ole Miss)

Luke Maile, Cleveland Guardians (Kentucky)

Mike Minor, Cincinnati Reds (Vanderbilt)

Cody Morris, Cleveland Guardians (South Carolina)

Jimmy Nelson, Los Angeles Dodgers (Alabama)

James Paxton, Boston Red Sox (Kentucky)

Drew Pomeranz, San Diego Padres (Ole Miss)

Max Schrock, Cincinnati Reds (South Carolina)

Spencer Turnbull, Detroit Tigers (Alabama)

Evan White, Seattle Mariners (Kentucky)

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