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Andy Wittry & Daniel Wilco | | July 12, 2018

How 2018 MLB All-Stars performed in college

In 2008 FSU's Posey was king of the diamond

The 2018 MLB All-Star Game rosters are set so we decided to turn back the clocks and revisit the college careers of the All-Stars who were student-athletes at a DI university.

Here are the 19 players who were selected for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game and how they performed in college.

Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians

  Trevor Bauer won the Golden Spikes Award in 2011.
Position: Starting pitcher

School: UCLA

Year(s): 2009-11

Stats: 34-8, 2.36 ERA, 15 CG, 460 SO

Awards/Notes: 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner; UCLA's career leader in wins, strikeouts and innings

Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

  Charlie Blackmon was named Georgia Tech's Team MVP in 2008.
Position: Outfielder

School: Georgia Tech

Year(s): 2008

Stats: .396 batting average, 99 hits, 8 HR

Awards/Notes: Team MVP

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

  Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was named National Freshman of the Year in 2013.
Position: Third baseman

School: LSU

Year(s): 2013-15

Stats: .337 batting average, 265 hits, 21 HR, 148 RBI, 66 SB

Awards/Notes: 2013 National Freshman of the Year, 2013 National Shortstop of the Year, 2013 Freshman of the Year

Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants

  Brandon Crawford hit .319 in his career at UCLA.
Position: Shortstop

School: UCLA

Year(s): 2006-08

Stats: .319 batting average, 230 hits, 20 HR, 136 RBI, 29 SB

Awards/Notes: 2006 Freshman All-American, 2007 All-Pac-12, T-2nd in career triples

Jacob deGrom, New York Mets

Position: Starting pitcher

School: Stetson

Year(s): 2008-10

Stats: 4-5, 4.43 ERA, 56 SO

Awards/Notes: Started the 2010 season as Stetson's closer and shortstop but moved to No. 1 starter role; deGrom's first collegiate home run came off of future MLB All-Star Chris Sale of Florida Gulf Coast

Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals

  Sean Doolittle was the 2006 ACC Player of the Year.
Position: Closer

School: Virginia

Year(s): 2005-07

Stats: 22 wins, 2.23 ERA, 243 SO, 167 RBI

Awards/Notes: 2006 ACC Player of the Year, Second Team All-American, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, member of USA Baseball National Team

Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

Position: First baseman

School: Texas State

Year(s): 2007-09

Stats: .353 batting average, 208 hits, 36 HR, 179 RBI

Awards/Notes: Among the first All-Americans in program history; Holds school records for career home runs and RBI; two-time Southland Student-Athlete of the Year

Mitch Haniger, Seattle Mariners

  Mitch Haniger was the 2012 Big West Player of the Year.
Position: Outfielder

School: Cal Poly

Year(s): 2010-12

Stats: 47 doubles, 26 HR, 137 RBI

Awards/Notes: 2012 Big West Player of the Year, 2012 Second Team All-American, 2010 Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year; 1.000 fielding percentage in 2010

J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays

  J.A. Happ was a three-time All-Big Ten selection at Northwestern.
Position: Starting pitcher

School: Northwestern

Year(s): 2002-04

Stats: 16-11, 2.88 ERA, 251 SO

Awards/Notes: Three-time All-Big Ten First Team

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

  New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge won the 2012 TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby.
Position: Outfielder

School: Fresno State

Year(s): 2011-13

Stats: .345 batting average, 205 hits, 41 doubles, 18 HR, 93 RBI

Awards/Notes: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby winner

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

  Corey Kluber was the 2007 A-Sun Pitcher of the Year.
Position: Starting pitcher


Year(s): 2005-07

Stats: 20-9, 3.30 ERA, 214 SO

Awards/Notes: 2007 A-Sun Pitcher of the Year

Mitch Moreland, Boston Red Sox

  Mitch Moreland was an NCAA Regional All-Tournament selection in 2006.
Position: First baseman

School: Mississippi State

Year(s): 2005-06

Stats: .332 batting average, .420 on-base percentage, 37 doubles, 17 HR, 91 RBI

Awards/Notes: 2006 NCAA Regional All-Tournament selection

Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies

  Aaron Nola was the National Pitcher of the Year in 2014.
Position: Starting pitcher

School: LSU

Year(s): 2012-14

Stats: 30-6, 2.09 ERA, 7 CG, 345 SO

Awards/Notes: 2014 National Pitcher of the Year; 2013, 2014 SEC Pitcher of the Year

Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

  Buster Posey won the Golden Spikes Award in 2008.
Position: Catcher

School: Florida State

Year(s): 2006-08

Stats: .398 batting average, 33 HR, 206 RBI

Awards/Notes: 2008 Golden Spikes Award winner, 2008 Dick Howser Trophy winner

Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

  Chris Sale was named Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year in 2010.
Position: Starting pitcher

School: Florida Gulf Coast

Year(s): 2008-10

Stats: 20-4, 2.52 ERA, 3 CG, 293 SO

Awards/Notes: 2010 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year, First Team All-American, 2010 Golden Spikes Award runner-up, Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

Position: Starting pitcher

School: Missouri

Year(s): 2004-06

Stats: 16-8, 2.40 ERA, 232 SO

Awards/Notes: 2005 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, twice led the Big 12 in ERA, Missouri's first-ever 1st Round pick

George Springer, Houston Astros

  George Springer was the 2011 Big East Player of the Year.
Position: Outfielder

School: UConn

Year(s): 2009-11

Stats: .346 batting average, 242 hits, 46 HR, 196 RBI, 76 SB

Awards/Notes: 2011 Big East Player of the Year, First Team All-American, 2011 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist

Blake Treinen, Oakland Athletics

Position: Relief pitcher

School: South Dakota State

Year(s): 2010-11

Stats: 7-3, 3.00 ERA, 2 CG, 84 SO

Awards/Notes: First Team All-Summit League

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros

  Justin Verlander is the CAA's all-time strikeout leader.
Position: Starting pitcher

School: Old Dominion

Year(s): 2002-04

Stats: 21-18, 2.57 ERA, 17 CG, 427 SO

Awards/Notes: Freshman All-American, three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, Old Dominion Hall of Fame, Colonial Athletic Association All-Time Strikeout Leader

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