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Arizona State, Long Beach State Lead In Active MLB Players

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Dustin Pedroia (Photo by Arizona State/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)[/caption] Arizona State and Long Beach State share the 2017 crown for having the most alumni on Opening Day rosters. Led by Dustin Pedroia, Mike Leake and Jason Kipnis, the Sun Devils have 10 players on Opening Day rosters (and the current major league disabled list). The Dirtbags also have 10 Opening Day big leaguers (including Evan Longoria, Troy Tulowitzki and Bryan Shaw). Lousiana State has nine Opening Day alums, including Alex Bregman, Aaron Nola and Kevin Gausman. Arkansas is in fourth with eight (most notably, Andrew Benintendi and Dallas Keuchel). Four teams have seven alums: Alabama (David Robertson and Jimmy Nelson), Cal State Fullerton (Michael Lorenzen and Khris Davis), Mississippi State (Hunter Renfroe and Zack Cosart) and Virginia (Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle). Chipola (Fla.) JC leads all junior colleges with five players who went straight from Chipola to pro ball, including Russell Martin and Jose Bautista. This list credits players for their final college before they went to pro ball. Kipnis counts for Arizona State, but not for Kentucky, where he began his college career. Similarly, junior college players who went to a four-year college after their stint at a JUCO count only for their final four-year college. The complete list of every college with two or more alums on Opening Day rosters follows.
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Most alumni on MLB rosters
Arizona State 10Michigan 3
Long Beach State 10Nevada 3
Louisiana State 9Northwestern 3
Arkansas 8South Alabama 3
Alabama 7Texas State 3
Cal State Fullerton 7UC Davis 3
Mississippi State 7UC Riverside 3
Virginia 7Auburn 2
Miami 6Austin Peay 2
Texas 6Azuza Pacific (Calif.) 2
Texas A&M 6Brigham Young 2
Arizona 5Central Florida 2
Chipola (Fla.) JC 5College of Charleston 2
Florida State 5Dallas Baptist 2
Fresno State 5East Carolina 2
Mississippi 5Florida Gulf Coast 2
Nebraska 5Georgia 2
North Carolina 5Gulf Coast (Fla.) CC 2
Oregon State 5Kent State 2
San Diego 5Louisiana-Lafayette 2
Southern California 5Louisville 2
Texas Tech 5Maple Woods (Mo.) CC 2
UCLA 5Miami Dade JC 2
Vanderbilt 5Mount Olive (N.C.) 2
Connecticut 4N.C. State 2
Georgia Tech 4Nova Southeastern (Fla.) 2
Indiana 4Old Dominion 2
Kentucky 4Oral Roberts 2
Missouri 4Oregon 2
Notre Dame 4Palm Beach (Fla.) CC 2
Oklahoma 4Pepperdine 2
Oklahoma State 4Princeton 2
Rice 4Riverside (Calif.) CC 2
South Carolina 4Rutgers 2
Stanford 4San Diego State 2
Texas Christian 4Santa Fe (Fla.) CC 2
Cal Poly 3Stetson 2
Clemson 3Stony Brook 2
Coastal Carolina 3Tallahassee (Fla.) CC 2
Dayton 3Tennessee 2
Florida 3Wallace State (Ala.) CC 2
Hawaii 3Wichita State 2
JC of Southern Nevada 3

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