Found September 25, 2012 on 9county9:
I have the White Sox/Indians game on and as Indians' 2B Cord Phelps came to the plate, it got me thinking about how many players with local (defined as from the Northern California scouting territory) ties are on current MLB rosters.  Since we are in September, the rosters are expanded, which has allowed more players to dip their toes into the big league waters.  Oh, if you weren't aware, Phelps went to Stanford, though he is originally from Santa Barbara. Let's just go team by team, alphabetically (by team city)... I'm going to miss some, so feel free to update me on Twitter @BayAreaWS ... Before you click to read the list, make a guess and see if you are high or low. Which university has more, Cal or Stanford?  Or is it possibly Nevada-Reno or Fresno State?  Which two high schools have multiple alumni in the bigs?  Which THREE junior colleges have two former players in the show?   Arizona RHP Brad Bergesen - Foothill HS (Pleasanton) RHP David Hernandez - Elk Grove HS & Cosumnes River College RHP Bryan Shaw - Livermore HS C Konrad Schmidt - Petaluma HS & Santa Rosa JC 2B Aaron Hill - Redwood HS (Visalia) Baltimore LHP Zach Phillips - Union HS (Galt) & Sacramento City College Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia - Woodland HS OF Daniel Nava - St. Francis HS, College of San Mateo, & Santa Clara University Chicago Cubs OF Brett Jackson - Miramonte HS & Cal-Berkeley Cleveland INF Jason Donald - Buchanan HS (Clovis) INF Cord Phelps - Stanford Detroit LHP Phil Coke - Sonora HS & San Joaquin Delta College OF Brennan Boesch - Cal-Berkeley Houston RHP Bud Norris - San Marin HS (Novato) C Jason Castro - Castro Valley HS & Stanford INF Jed Lowrie - Stanford 1B Brett Wallace - Justin-Siena HS Kansas City RHP Jeremy Guthrie - Stanford Los Angeles Angels RHP Barry Enright - St. Mary's HS (Stockton) RHP Kevin Jepsen - Bishop Manogue HS (Reno) C John Hester - Stanford Miami OF Scott Cousins - North Valleys HS (Reno) & USF Milwaukee LHP Manny Parra - Casa Roble HS (Orangevale) & American River College OF Logan Schafer - Los Gatos HS Minnesota LHP Tyler Robertson - Bella Vista HS New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia - Vallejo HS INF Casey McGehee - Soquel HS & Fresno State OF Chris Dickerson - Nevada-Reno Oakland RHP Ryan Cook - Clovis HS RHP Tyson Ross - Bishop O'Dowd HS & Cal-Berkeley OF Jonny Gomes - Casa Grande HS (Petaluma) & Santa Rosa JC Philadelphia C Steve LeRud - Galena HS (Reno) INF Kevin Frandsen - Bellarmine Prep & San Jose State SS Jimmy Rollins - Encinal HS OF John Mayberry, Jr. - Stanford OF Nate Schierholtz - San Ramon Valley HS (Danville) & Chabot College Pittsburgh RHP Kevin Correia - Cal Poly RHP Chad Qualls - Nevada-Reno LHP Justin Wilson - Buchanan HS (Clovis) & Fresno State St. Louis RHP Kyle Lohse - Union HS (Hamilton City) & Butte College INF Daniel Descalso - St. Francis HS & UC Davis OF Allen Craig - Cal-Berkeley San Diego C John Baker - De La Salle HS & Cal-Berkeley OF Will Venable - San Rafael HS San Francisco SS Brandon Crawford - Foothill HS (Pleasanton) Xavier Nady - Salinas HS & Cal-Berkeley Seattle OF Eric Thames - Bellarmine Prep Tampa Bay LHP Jake McGee - Reed HS (Sparks, NV) LHP J.P. Howell - Jesuit HS C Chris Gimenez - Gilroy HS & Nevada-Reno OF Sam Fuld - Stanford Texas RHP Scott Feldman - Burlingame HS & College of San Mateo RHP Tanner Scheppers - Fresno State Toronto RHP Brandon Morrow - Rancho Cotate HS & Cal-Berkeley Washington RHP Ryan Mattheus - Galt HS & Sacramento City College RHP Drew Storen - Stanford
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