Little League® Alumni ready to Shine at 2023 MLB All-star Festivities

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With excitement building for the Little League® International Tournament, Little Leaguers® from around the world are also eagerly await the 2023 MLB All-Star Game festivities, where former Little League graduates will showcase their talent.

Check out the impressive lineup of extraordinary athletes below who will proudly represent their hometowns and communities during this year’s highly anticipated mid-summer classic.

MLB All-Star Game

The 2023 MLB All-Star Game, an event brimming with unparalleled talent, will feature several remarkable players who began their baseball journeys on the hallowed grounds of their local Little League fields. Here is the roster of former Little Leaguers who have earned their spots on the 2023 MLB All-Star team: 

American League All-Stars:

  • Bo Bichette – Toronto Blue Jays – Maitland (Fla.) LL
  • Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees – Tustin (Calif.) Western LL
  • Kenley Jansen – Boston Red Sox – Pabao LL (Willemstad, Curaçao) – 2003 SLBWS
  • Aaron Judge – New York Yankees – Linden (Calif.) LL
  • George Kirby – Seattle Mariners – Rye (N.Y.) LL
  • Michael Lorenzen – Detroit Tigers – East Anaheim (Calif.) LL
  • Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels – Mizusawa (Japan) LL
  • Kyle Tucker – Houston Astros – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL

National League All-Stars:

  • Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves – Pariba LL (Willemstad, Curaçao)
  • Pete Alonso – New York Mets – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL*
  • Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals – Lake Forest (Calif.) LL
  • Corbin Carroll – Arizona Diamondbacks – Magnolia LL (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Alexis Diaz – Cincinnati Reds – Miguel Luzunaris LL (Humacao, P.R.)
  • Freddie Freeman – Los Angeles Dodgers – Long Beach (Calif.) LL
  • Josiah Gray – Washington Nationals – New Rochelle (N.Y.) LL
  • Juan Soto – San Diego Padres – Banco Central LL (Santo Domingo, D.R.) – 2010 Caribbean Region Tournament

*Will also be competing in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10

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MLB Futures Game

The MLB Futures Game presents an exciting opportunity to witness the progress and potential of talent young players who have honed their skills in the minor leagues, including several Little League alumni. Here is the roster of former Little Leaguers who have earned their spots on the 2023 MLB Futures Game:

American League All-Stars:

  • Colt Keith – Dixie LL (Saint George, Utah)
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy – Bergenfield (N.J.) LL
  • Jackson Holliday – North Palm Beach (Fla.) LL
  • Spencer Jones – Encinitas (Calif.) LL
  • Marcelo Mayer – Eastlake LL (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Owen White – Rowan (N.C.) LL

National League All-Stars:

  • Mick Abel – Cedar Mill LL (Portland, Ore.)
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong – Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Southern LL
  • Kyle Harrison – Rancho Niguel (Calif.) LL
  • Spencer Schwellenbach – North Saginaw Township (Mich.) LL
  • Carson Whisenhunt – Chandler (Ariz.) National LL

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HBCU Swingman Classic:

The HBCU Swingman Classic, a groundbreaking event, invites the finest athletes from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to showcase their skills and talents on a prestigious platform. Spearheaded by baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr, this tournament highlights the incredible athletic achievements of HBCU players. Among the participants are former Little League alumni, who have demonstrated their commitment to the game since their early days on the Little League fields. 

Team 1 (Manuel)

  • Janmikell Bastardo – Lehigh Acres (Fla.) LL
  • Michael Dews – Arlington (Texas) Southeast LL
  • Hylan Hall – Ocoee (Fla.) American LL
  • Manny Jackson – Braden River LL (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • Noble Lawrence – Jackie Robinson West LL (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Jalen Niles – Yellow Jackets LL (Tampa, Fla.)
  • Rashad Ruff – Temescal Valley LL (Corona, Calif.)

Team 2 (Porter)

  • Cameron Bufford – South Holland LL/Jackie Robinson West LL (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Brantley Cutler – Huntersville Eastern LL (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.)
  • Keanu Jacobs Guishard – Saint Maarten LL
  • Ty Hanchey – Ocean View LL (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Xavier Meachem – Tar Heel LL (Greenville, N.C.)
  • Camden Jackson – Greenville LL (Greenville, NC)
  • Trey Paige – Exeter (Pa.) Township LL

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MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

In addition to all the current and future MLB All-Stars, several Little League graduates will also be showing off their entertainment skills as part of the 2023 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, including:

  • Donovan Mitchell – Elmsford (N.Y.) LL
  • Jojo Siwa – Keystone LL (Omaha, Neb.)


NOTE: If you know of a notable Little League graduate that would fit into any of these categories, please complete the above Little League Alumni Submission form.