Little League® Alumni Set for 2022 MLB All-Star Festivities

With less than a month before the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series this August, Little Leaguers® around the world are ready to watch former Little League® grads take the field at the 2022 MLB All-Star Weekend festivities. Below is the full list of graduates who will be representing their hometowns and communities during this year’s mid-summer classic.

MLB All-Star Game

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is loaded with top talent from around the world with many of them getting their start on their local Little League fields. Below is a list of former Little Leaguers who got named to the 2022 MLB All-Star roster:

American League All-Stars:

  • Xander Bogaerts – Aruba South LL *2009 SLBWS
  • Gerrit Cole – Tustin (Calif.) LL
  • Aaron Judge – Linden (Calif.) LL
  • Jorge Lopez – Puerto Rico District 1 LL *2011 BLBWS
  • Shohei Ohtani – Mizusawa (Japan) LL
  • George Springer – Walicki LL (New Britain, Conn.)
  • Giancarlo Stanton – Tujunga (Calif.) LL
  • Kyle Tucker – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL
  • Justin Verlander – Tuckahoe (Va.) LL

National League All-Stars:

  • Pete Alonso – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL
  • Nolan Arenado – Lake Forest (Calif.) LL
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Freedoms Farm LL (Nassau, Bahamas)
  • Edwin Diaz – Miguel Luzunaris LL (Humacao, Puerto Rico)
  • Max Fried – Encino (Calif.) LL
  • Jeff McNeil – Goleta Valley South LL (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
  • Joc Pederson – Palo Alto (Calif.) LL
  • Juan Soto – Banco Central LL (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • Trea Turner – West Boynton Beach (Fla.) LL

MLB Home Run Derby

The 2022 MLB Home Run Derby field will see the 2021 defending champion, Pete Alonso of Tampa Bay (Fla.) Little League, compete with Juan Soto of Banco Central LL in Santo Domingo, D.R. (2010 LLB Caribbean Region Tournament participant) in search for a title.

75th LLBWS Anniversary Note: In 2015, Todd Frazier became the first Little League Baseball World Series graduate to win the MLB Home Run Derby.

MLB Futures Game

From the Little League field to the future of the Major Leagues, there are a number of rostered players in the MLB Futures Game taking the field this July, including three who have played in the Little League Baseball World Series:

American League Team:

  • Jack Leiter – Weston Area (Fla.) LL
  • Ken Waldichuk – Clairemont Hilltoppers LL (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Shea Langeliers – Cascade LL (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Nick Pratto – Ocean View LL (Huntington Beach, Calif.) *2011 LLBWS Player 
  • Ceddanne Rafaela – Pariba Little League (Willemstad, Curaçao) *2012 LLBWS Player

National League Team:

  • Logan O’Hoppe – Sayville (N.Y.) LL
  • Darren Baker – Loomis-Eureka Lakeside LL (Granite Bay, Calif.)
  • Kyle Harrison – Tassajara Valley National LL (Danville, Calif.) & Tassajara Valley LL (Danville, Calif.)
  • Jordan Walker – Belvedere LL (Decatur, Ga.)
  • Corbin Carroll – Queen Anne LL (Seattle, Wash.) & Magnolia LL (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Pete Crow-Armstrong – Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Southern LL
  • Robert Hassell III – Nolensville (Tenn.) LL *2013 and 2014 LLBWS Player

MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

In addition to all the current and future MLB All-Stars, a number of Little League graduates will be showing off their entertainment skills as part of the 2022 MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, including:

  • Jojo Siwa – Keystone LL (Omaha, Neb.)
  • CC Sabathia – North Vallejo (Calif.) LL
  • Andre Ethier – Clarendon LL (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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.