2012 MLB All-Star Game: Origins of American League Hitters

American League 2012 All-Star Ian Kinsler, second baseman of the Texas Rangers, drafted in the 17th round in 2003 from the University of Missouri. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Continuing with our breakdown of the 2012 MLB All-Star Rosters, we turn to American League Hitter origins.

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

Elvis Andrus, SS, Rangers: Free agent, Venezuela, 2005
Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays:
20th round, Chipola JC, 2000
Adrian Beltre, 3B, Rangers:
Free agent, Dominican Republic, 1994
Billy Butler, 1B, Royals: First round, Florida HS, 2004
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, Indians: Free agent, Venezuela, 2002

Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Tigers: Free agent, Venezuela, 1999
Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees: Free agent, Dominican Republic, 2001
Adam Dunn, DH, White Sox: Second round, Texas HS, 1998
Prince Fielder, 1B, Tigers: First round, Florida HS, 2002
Curtis Granderson, OF, Yankees: Third round, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2002

Josh Hamilton, OF, Rangers:
First round, North Carolina HS, 1999
Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees: First round, Michigan HS, 1992
Adam Jones, OF, Orioles: Supplemental first round, California HS, 2003
Ian Kinsler, 2B, Rangers: 17th round, University of Missouri, 2003
Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox: First round, Arizona HS, 1994

Joe Mauer, C, Twins:
First round, Minnesota HS, 2001
Mike Napoli, C, Rangers: 17th round, Florida HS, 2000
David Ortiz, DH, Red Sox: Free agent, Dominican Republic, 1992
Mike Trout, OF, Angels: First round, New Jersey HS, 2009
Mark Trumbo, OF, Angels: 18th round, California HS, 2004
Matt Wieters, C, Orioles: First round, Georgia Tech, 2007

21 Players
6 International free agents (3 Dominican Republic, 3 Venezuela)
11 High school players (3 Florida, 2 California, 1 Texas, 1 New Jersey, 1 Minnesota, 1 Michigan, 1 North Carolina, 1 Arizona)
1 Junior College player
3 Four Year College players
9 First or supplemental round draft picks
2 Second or Third Round Picks
0 Picks rounds three through ten
4 Picks after the 10th round

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker