9 SEC alumni, former Mizzou standout Max Scherzer set to play in 2019 MLB All-Star Game
It’s that time of year – the MLB All-Star game is here.
Fan favorites from the American and National leagues are set to face off on the diamond from Progressive Field in Cleveland. Plenty of SEC football fans will be tuning to watch the All-Star(s) representing their favorite MLB team, but there are also nine conference alumni (plus former Mizzou standout Max Scherzer from the program’s Big 12 days) playing in Tuesday night’s Midsummer Classic.
Here’s a look at the 10 SEC-connected players, arranged by which squad they’re playing for:
- Chicago White Sox C James McCann (Arkansas)
- Houston Astros IF Alex Bregman (LSU)
- Kansas City Royals 2B Whit Merrifield (South Carolina)
- New York Yankees P Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt)
- New York Yankees 2B DJ LeMahieu (LSU)
- Texas Rangers P Mike Minor (Vanderbilt)
- Los Angeles Dodgers P Walker Buehler (Vanderbilt)
- Milwaukee Brewers P Brandon Woodruff (Mississippi State)
- New York Mets 1B Pete Alonso (Florida)
- Washington Nationals P Max Scherzer (Missouri)
Alonso won Monday night’s Home Run Derby despite not having to hit as many homers as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. thanks to the bracket format of the event. It would certainly be impressive for the SEC to sweep the Derby and All-Star Game MVP. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
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— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) July 9, 2019