SEC Baseball On 2019 MLB Opening Day Rosters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 29, 2019)-----Ninety-six baseball players formerly from Southeastern Conference universities were on 2019 Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters. A total of 80 former baseball student-athletes from SEC schools were on 25-man rosters, and an additional 16 were listed on 40-man rosters or disabled lists.

Every SEC university was represented on MLB Opening Day rosters, with each team boasting at least two former SEC players on MLB active rosters. A complete breakdown, as provided by each school, is available below:

Opening Day Major League Baseball Rosters

(Active, 40-man, Disabled List)

Alabama

Alex Avila, Arizona Diamondbacks

Wade LeBlanc, Seattle Mariners

Adam Morgan, Philadelphia Phillies

Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers

David Robertson, Philadelphia Phillies

Spencer Turnbull, Detroit Tigers

Tommy Hunter, Philadelphia Phillies*^

Arkansas

Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins

Jalen Beeks, Tampa Bay Rays

Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

Logan Forsythe, Texas Rangers

James McCann, Chicago White Sox

Blake Parker, Minnesota Twins

Drew Smyly, Texas Rangers

Ryne Stanek, Tampa Bay Rays

Auburn

Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins

Josh Donaldson, Atlanta Braves

Trey Wingenter, San Diego Padres

Grant Dayton, Atlanta Braves^

Florida

Pete Alonso, New York Mets

Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals

Anthony DeSclafani, Cincinnati Reds

Brian Johnson, Boston Red Sox

Richie Martin, Baltimore Orioles

Darren O’Day, Atlanta Braves

Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays

Eric Hanhold, New York Mets^

Bobby Poyner, Boston Red Sox^

Georgia

Gordon Beckham, Detroit Tigers

Kyle Farmer, Cincinnati Reds

Alex Wood, Cincinnati Reds*^

Kentucky

Trevor Gott, San Francisco Giants

Luke Maile, Toronto Blue Jays

James Paxton, New York Yankees

Tim Peterson, New York Mets

J.T. Riddle, Miami Marlins

Taylor Rogers, Minnesota Twins

AJ Reed, Houston Astros+

Chris Rusin, Colorado Rockies*^

Chandler Shepherd, Boston Red Sox^

LSU

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees

Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies

Will Harris, Houston Astros

Kevin Gausman, Atlanta Braves

JaCoby Jones, Detroit Tigers

Mikie Mahtook, Detroit Tigers

Nick Rumbelow, Seattle Mariners

Andrew Stevenson, Washington Nationals

Nick Goody, Cleveland Indians^

Ole Miss

Zack Cozart, Los Angeles Angels

Lance Lynn, Texas Rangers

Mike Mayers, St. Louis Cardinals

Bobby Wahl, Milwaukee Brewers

Drew Pomeranz, San Franciso Giants

Chris Ellis, Kansas City Royals

Jacob Waguespack, Toronto Blue Jays^

Mississippi State

Adam Frazier, Pittsburgh Pirates

Jonathan Holder, New York Yankees

Dakota Hudson, St. Louis Cardinals

Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox

Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres

Chris Stratton, Los Angeles Angels

Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers

Kendall Graveman, Chicago Cubs*^

Missouri

Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins

Ian Kinsler, San Diego Padres

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

South Carolina

Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox

Sam Dyson, San Francisco Giants

Grayson Greiner, Detroit Tigers

Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals

Justin Smoak, Toronto Blue Jays

Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks

Steve Pearce, Boston Red Sox*^

Jordan Montgomery, New York Yankees*^

Tyler Webb, St. Louis Cardinals^

Tennessee

Zak Godley, Arizona Diamondbacks

Yan Gomes, Washington Nationals

Drew Steckenrider, Miami Marlins

Christin Stewart, Detroit Tigers

Texas A&M

A.J. Minter, Atlanta Braves

Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians

Ross Stripling, Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

Alex Wilson, Milwaukee Brewers

Vanderbilt

Walker Buehler - Los Angeles Dodgers

Curt Casali - Cincinnati Reds

Sonny Gray - Cincinnati Reds

Tony Kemp - Houston Astros

Mike Minor - Texas Rangers

David Price - Boston Red Sox

Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves

Kyle Wright - Atlanta Braves

Drew VerHagen - Detroit Tigers*^

Tyler Beede, San Francisco Giants^

*Disabled List

^40-man roster

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