Reporter Paul Casera of the official Major League Baseball website has published a special article that introduces the top 10 universities that produce excellent major leaguers. Kasera prefaces it as a “completely subjective ranking,” but considers various factors such as the number of Hall of Fame players and All-Star players, as well as the number of major leaguers produced, and the most recent success story. It is said that the more it is, the more advantageous it becomes. By the way, 6 of the top 10 journalists selected by Kasera have produced Hall of Fame players.
Arizona State University was selected as the first place. Reggie Jackson is the only player in the Hall of Fame, but Barry Bonds, who has a major record of 762 home runs in total, is leading the way, followed by good players such as Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Sal Bando, Rick Monday, and Bob Horner. Produced. Paul Lo Duca, Jason Kipnis, Andre Ethier and others have also been selected for the All-Star Game. It can be said that the mass is suitable for the first place.
Second place is the University of Southern California. Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver and two Hall of Fame pitchers have been produced, including Mark McGwire, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Barry Zito, Bret Boone and Aaron Boone. .. The third place is the University of Michigan. The three Hall of Fame players are Charlie Gehringer, Barry Larkin, and George Sisler, who have produced Bill Freehan, Jim Abbott, Steve Howe, and currently Rich Hill and Jake Cronenworth.
Vanderbilt University in 4th place has no Hall of Fame players, but in recent years it has produced good players such as David Price, Sonny Gray, Walker Buehler, Dansby Swanson, Bryan Reynolds one after another. Louisiana State University, which is in 5th place, has not produced any Hall of Fame players, but DJ Remeihue, Alex Bregman, Kevin Gausman, Aaron Nola and others are still active.
6th place is the University of Texas Austin, which gave birth to Roger Clements (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame), 7th is the University of Minnesota (2 inducted into the Hall of Fame, Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield), and 8th is Tony Gwynn. San Diego State University (only Gwynn is inducted into the Hall of Fame), California State University Long Beach (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame but producing Jason Giambi, Evan Longoria, Troy Turowitzky, etc.), and 10th place is the player base. Although thin, the University of Columbia, which produced two inducted players, Eddie Collins and Lou Gwynn, ranked in.