Colleges With The Most Players On 2024 MLB Opening Day Rosters


Editor’s Note: Mississippi was left off accidentally initially. They have been added. Virginia’s total has corrected to seven players.

Louisville leads all schools in the number of active players on MLB Opening Day rosters. Nine Cardinals are currently playing in the majors. They top Arizona State, Florida and Vanderbilt, all of which have eight active big leaguers.

For these purposes, players are counted with the school they last played for before signing. A player who transferred multiple times before being drafted and signing will count for only their final school.

While an Atlantic Coast Conference school leads the way, five of the top seven schools in terms of current active big leaguers are Southeastern Conference schools. Four of the top 15 are from the ACC.

Here’s a look at all 16 schools with five or more active big leaguers.

Louisville (9): C Will Smith, C Henry Davis, LHP Reid Detmers, RHP Bobby Miller, RHP, Chad Green, SS Tyler Fitzgerald, OF Adam Duvall, RHP Bryan Hoeing, RHP Nick Burdi.

Arizona State (8): SS Alika Williams, RHP Merrill Kelly, RHP Alec Marsh, C Brian Serven, 1B Spencer Torkelson, RHP Seth Martinez, C Austin Barnes, RHP Trevor Williams.

Vanderbilt (8): OF Tony Kemp, HRP Collin Snider, RHP Tyler Beede, OF Bryan Reynolds, C Jason Delay, OF Mike Yastrzemski, SS Dansby Swanson, OF JJ Bleday.

Florida (8): OF Wyatt Langford, OF Harrison Bader, RHP Alex Faedo, RHP Brady Singer, RHP Dane Dunning, 1B Pete Alonso, LHP A.J. Puk, 2B Jonathan India.

Arkansas (7): OF Andrew Benintendi, LHP Jalen Beeks, OF Dominic Fletcher, C James McCann, LHP Drew Smyly, RHP Ryne Stanek, RHP Isaiah Campbell

Mississippi State (7): OF Hunter Renfroe, RHP Dakota Hudson, RHP Chris Stratton, RHP J.P. France, 2B Adam Frazier, 2B Jordan Westburg, OF Brent Rooker

Texas A&M (7): RHP Ross Stripling, RHP Stephen Kolek, RHP Bryce Miller, RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Brooks Raley, LHP A.J. Minter, SS Braden Shewmake

Virginia (7): LHP Andrew Abbott, 2B Ernie Clement, OF Jake McCarthy, C Matt Thaiss, SS Chris Taylor, 2B Zack Gelof, RHP Josh Sborz

Arizona (6): LHP Andrew Nardi, C Austin Wells, RHP Tylor Megill, RHP Chase Silseth, RHP Kevin Ginkel, 1B Bobby Dalbec

Cal State Fullerton (6): RHP Tanner Bibee, 3B Justin Turner, RHP Dylan Floro, 3B Matt Chapman, 3B J.D. Davis, RHP Chris Devenski

LSU (6): OF Jake Fraley, 3B Alex Bregman, RHP Kevin Gausman, RHP Alex Lange, SS Josh H. Smith, RHP Aaron Nola

Oregon (6): LHP Tyler Anderson, RHP Scott McGough, RHP Ryne Nelson, LHP Garrett Cleavinger, 1B Spencer Steer, LHP Cole Irvin

Florida State (5): LHP Tyler Holton, RF DJ Stewart, RHP Luke Weaver, C Cal Raleigh, RHP Cole Sands

North Carolina (5): RHP Ryder Ryan, 3B Michael Busch, RHP Trent Thornton, C Jacob Stallings, RHP Zac Gallen

Oklahoma (5): LHP Steven Okert, RHP Burch Smith, RHP Jake Irvin, RHP Jon Gray, RHP Chase Anderson

Mississippi (5): RHP Lance Lynn, SS Grae Kessinger, RHP James McArthur, RHP Jacob Waguespack, C Nick Fortes.

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