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Little League® Grads Competing in the 2015 MLB Postseason

Little League® Grads Competing in the 2015 MLB Postseason

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Nearly every child who has stepped onto a Little League® field has dreamed of one-day playing Major League Baseball. For countless Little League grads, that dream has come true – from Allen “Sonny” Yearick, who played on one of the very first Little League teams in 1939 and went on to play professionally in the Boston Braves organization, to Yusmeiro Petit, who became the first and only person to be on Little League Baseball and Major League Baseball World Series Championship Teams last year.

From Hall of Famers to Home Run Derby champions, Little League grads have had great success in the Major Leagues.

Here are the confirmed Little League graduates hitting the field for the 2015 MLB Postseason. If you know of a player that we have missed, email the information to media@LittleLeague.org.

  • Carlos Beltran - New York Yankees

  • Colby Rasmus - Houston Astros

  • Curtis Granderson - New York Mets

  • David Wright - New York Mets

  • Devon Travis - Toronto Blue Jays

  • Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees

  • Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers

  • Jurickson Profar - Texas Rangers

  • Kolten Wong - St. Louis Cardinals

  • Lance Lynn - St. Louis Cardinals

  • Matt Harvey - New York Mets

  • Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals

  • Mike Saunders - Toronto Blue Jays

  • Randal Grichuk - St. Louis Cardinals

  • Zack Greinke - Los Angeles Dodgers



New York Mets:
Matt Harvey (Mystic LL; Mystic, Conn.)
David Wright (Green Run LL; Chesapeake, Va.)
Curtis Granderson
Michael Conforto (Redmond North LL; Redmond, Wash. Played in the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series)
Ruben Tejada (Activo 20-30 LL; Santiago, Panama. Played in the 2001 Little League Baseball World Series; 2005 Senior League Baseball World Series)
Tyler Clippard (Palm Harbor LL; Tampa, Fla. Played in 2001 Senior League Baseball World Series Championship Team)

St. Louis Cardinals:
Lance Lynn (Brownsburg LL; Brownsburg, Ind. Played in the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series)
Kolten Wong (Hilo American/National LL; Hilo, Hawaii. Played in the 2007 Senior League Baseball World Series)
Randall Grichuk (Lamar National LL; Richmond, Texas. Played in the 2003 and 2004 Little League Baseball World Series)
Stephen Piscotty (Pleasanton American LL; Pleasanton, Calif.)

Pittsburgh Pirates:
Mark Melancon
Travis Snider (Mill Creek LL; Mill Creek, Wash.)

Chicago Cubs:
Manager, Joe Maddon (West Hazleton LL; Hazleton, Pa.)
Kris Bryant (Peccole LL; Las Vegas, Nev.)
Anthony Rizzo (Parkland LL; Parkland, Fla.)
Dan Haren

Los Angeles Dodgers:
Zack Grienke (Conway LL; Orlando, Fla.)
Andre Ethier (Clarendon LL; Phoenix, Ariz.)
Howie Kendrick (Callahan LL; Callahan, Fla.)
Adrian Gonzalez (Otay LL; Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro LL; Bonita, Calif.)
Carl Crawford
Joc Peterson (Palo Alto LL; Palo Alto, Calif.)
Kenley Jansen (Pabao LL; Willemstead, Curacao. Played in the 2003 Senior League Baseball World Series)

Toronto Blue Jays:
Edwin Encarnacion
Justin Smoak
Devon Travis (East Boyton Beach LL; Boyton Beach, Fla. Played in the 2003 Little League Baseball World Series)
Jeff Francis (Little Mountain LL; Vancouver, Canada)
LaTroy Hawkins (Gary Midtown Little League; Gary, Ind.)
Troy Tulowitzki (Sunnyvale LL; Santa Clara, Calif. Played in 1997 Little League Baseball West Regional Tournament)
Michael Saunders (Gordon Head LL; Victoria, British Columbia. Played in the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series)

New York Yankees:
Jacoby Ellsbury (Jefferson County LL; Madras, Ore.)
Brian McCann (Riverside LL; Huntington, W.V.)
Carlos Beltran (Jose Maria Rodriguez LL; Manati, Puerto Rico)
Didi Gregorius
CC Sabathia (North Vallejo LL; Vallejo, Calif.)

Kansas City Royals:
Mike Moustakas (Northridge LL; Northridge, Calif.)
Danny Duffy (Village Hills LL; Lompoc, Calif.)
Jonny Gomes (Petaluma American LL; Petaluma, Calif.)

Texas Rangers:
Prince Fielder (Grosse Pointe Woods Shores LL; Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
Rougned Odor (Luz Maracaibo LL; Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Josh Hamilton
Jurickson Profar (Pabao LL; Willemstead, Curacao. Played in the 2004 Little League Baseball World Series)

Houston Astros:
George Springer (Walicki LL; New Britain, Conn.)
Carlos Correa
Colby Rasmus (Phenix City National LL; Phenix City, Ala. Played in the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series)
Jason Castro
Jed Lowrie (Parrish LL; Salem, Ore.)
Josh Fields (Madison County LL, Ga.)