80 USA Baseball alumni on MLB postseason rosters

80 USA Baseball alumni on MLB postseason rosters
Each of the 16 participating teams has at least one international baseball alumnus.

USA Baseball announced yesterday that each of the 16 teams participating in the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason has at least one former member of the United States National Teams.

The total of USA Baseball alumni on clubs in the MLB playoffs is 80, with 47 on National League teams and 33 on American League teams.

The player who most recently appeared in WBSC competition is infielder Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres. He was the everyday shortstop for the US at the Premier12 2019. His teammate Eric Hosmer played for the U-18 National Team in 2007 and was on the US roster at the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Alex Bregman, who plays third base for the Houston Astros, has represented the United States internationally at the U-16 (2010), U-18 (2011), Collegiate (2013, 2014) and professional level (World Baseball Classic 2017) throughout his career.

Other players who appeared on the international stage in different age brackets are second baseman Nick Madrigal (Chicago White Sox), who played at the U-15 (2012), U-18 (2014) and Collegiate (2017) levels, shortstop Francisco Lindor (Cleveland Indians), who represented the US at the U-16 (2009) and U-18 (2010) levels, right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen (Cincinnati Reds), who played at the U-16 (2008), U-18 (2010) and Collegiate (2011, 2012) levels.

Brett Anderson, a left-handed starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was on the US roster at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Previously he represented his country at the U-16 (2004) and U-18 (2005) levels. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler also played for the United States in Beijing.


The MLB postseason began on Tuesday, 29 September, with four games. The Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-1, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Oakland A's, 4-1, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1 and the New York Yankees outscored the Cleveland Indians, 12-3.