2012 MLB All-Star Game: Origins of the National League Hitters

National League All Star and Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair, a 39th round draft pick in 2002. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Here is a breakdown of the National League Roster, starting with the hitters.


2012 MLB All Star Game: Origins of the All Stars, National League Hitters

Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros: Free agent, Venezuela, 2007
Carlos Beltran, OF, Cardinals:
Second round, Puerto Rico HS, 1995
Michael Bourn, OF, Braves:
Fourth round, University of Houston, 2003
Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers: First round, University of Miami, 2005
Jay Bruce, OF, Reds:
First round, Texas HS, 2005

Melky Cabrera, OF, Giants: Free Agent, Dominican Republic, 2001
Starlin Castro, SS, Cubs:
Free Agent, Dominican Republic, 2006
Ian Desmond, SS, Nationals:
Third round, Florida HS, 2004
David Freese, 3B, Cardinals:
Ninth round, University of South Alabama, 2006
Rafael Furcal, SS, Cardinals:
Free agent, Dominican Republic, 1996

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Rockies:
Free agent, Venezuela, 2002
Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals:
First round, College of Southern Nevada, 2010
Matt Holliday, OF, Cardinals:
Seventh round, Oklahoma HS, 1998
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves: First round, Florida HS, 1990
Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers:
Sixth round, Oklahoma HS, 2003

Bryan LaHair, 1B-OF, Cubs:
39th round, St. Petersburg JC, 2002
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates: First round, Florida HS, 2005
Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals: Fourth round, Puerto Rico HS, 2000
Buster Posey, C, Giants: First round, Florida State University, 2008
Carlos Ruiz, C, Phillies:
Free agent, Panama, 1998

Pablo Sandoval, 3B, Giants:
Free agent, Venezuela, 2003
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins: Second round, California HS, 2007
Dan Uggla, 2B, Braves: 11th round, University of Memphis, 2001
Joey Votto, 1B, Reds: Second round, Ontario HS, 2002
David Wright, 3B, Mets: Supplemental first round, Virginia HS, 2001

25 Players
7 International Free Agents (3 Venezuela, 3 Dominican Republic, 1 Panama)
11 High School Players (3 Florida, 2 Oklahoma, 2 Puerto Rico, 1 Texas, 1 California, 1 Canada, 1 Virginia)
2 Junior College Players
5 Four Year College Players
7 First round or supplemental picks
4 Second or Third Round Picks
5 Third through Ninth Round Picks
2 Tenth or Later Round Picks

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