MLB Playoff Teams Include 23 Players From ACC Schools

Oct. 5, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 40-man rosters of the 10 teams competing in the upcoming Major League Baseball Playoffs include 23 players that played at current Atlantic Coast Conference schools.

The list includes National League batting champion Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants (Florida State) and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Joe Saunders (Virginia Tech), who is scheduled to start tonight’s Wild Card game against the Texas Rangers.

Florida State leads the ACC contingent with five former players (including those on the disabled list or inactive). Miami, North Carolina and Virginia boast four alums apiece.

Oakland’s five alumni from ACC schools represent the most among Major League playoff teams. Baltimore, San Francisco and St. Louis each have four players from current ACC schools on their rosters.

ACC IN MLB PLAYOFFS BY MLB TEAM

Player

Team

College

 

Baker, Jeff

Atlanta Braves

Clemson

2

Diaz, Matt*

Atlanta Braves

Florida State

Wieters, Matt

Baltimore Orioles

Georgia Tech

4

Reynolds, Mark

Baltimore Orioles

Virginia

Roberts, Brian*

Baltimore Orioles

North Carolina

Saunders, Joe

Baltimore Orioles

Virginia Tech

Putkonen, Luke

Detroit Tigers

North Carolina

1

Teixeira, Mark

New York Yankees

Georgia Tech

2

Warren, Adam

New York Yankees

North Carolina

Drew, Stephen

Oakland Athletics

Florida State

5

Weeks, Jemile

Oakland Athletics

Miami

Carignan, Andrew*

Oakland Athletics

North Carolina

Devine, Joey*

Oakland Athletics

NC State

Doolittle, Sean

Oakland Athletics

Virginia

Posey, Buster

San Francisco Giants

Florida State

4

Huff, Aubrey

San Francisco Giants

Miami

Surkamp, Eric*

San Francisco Giants

NC State

Lopez, Javier

San Francisco Giants

Virginia

Browning, Barret*

St. Louis Cardinals

Florida State

4

Robinson, Shane

St. Louis Cardinals

Florida State

Jackson, Ryan

St. Louis Cardinals

Miami

Jay, Jon

St. Louis Cardinals

Miami

Zimmerman, Ryan

Washington Nationals

Virginia

1

TOTAL

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACC IN MLB PLAYOFFS BY COLLEGE

Player

Team

College

 

Baker, Jeff

Atlanta Braves

Clemson

1

Browning, Barret*

St. Louis Cardinals

Florida State

5

Diaz, Matt*

Atlanta Braves

Florida State

Drew, Stephen

Oakland Athletics

Florida State

Posey, Buster

San Francisco Giants

Florida State

Robinson, Shane

St. Louis Cardinals

Florida State

Teixeira, Mark

New York Yankees

Georgia Tech

2

Wieters, Matt

Baltimore Orioles

Georgia Tech

Huff, Aubrey

San Francisco Giants

Miami

4

Jackson, Ryan

St. Louis Cardinals

Miami

Jay, Jon

St. Louis Cardinals

Miami

Weeks, Jemile

Oakland Athletics

Miami

Carignan, Andrew*

Oakland Athletics

North Carolina

4

Putkonen, Luke

Detroit Tigers

North Carolina

Roberts, Brian*

Baltimore Orioles

North Carolina

Warren, Adam

New York Yankees

North Carolina

Devine, Joey*

Oakland Athletics

NC State

2

Surkamp, Eric*

San Francisco Giants

NC State

Doolittle, Sean

Oakland Athletics

Virginia

4

Lopez, Javier

San Francisco Giants

Virginia

Reynolds, Mark

Baltimore Orioles

Virginia

Zimmerman, Ryan

Washington Nationals

Virginia

Saunders, Joe

Baltimore Orioles

Virginia Tech

1