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Origins of the 2013 MLB National League All Stars

David Wright - Rich Schultz

Here is a look at the 2013 National League MLB All-Star roster and the origins of each player.

Starters
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals: Fourth round, Cardinals, 2000, Puerto Rico high school
1B: Joey Votto, Reds: Second round, Reds, 2002, Ontario high school
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds: Second round, Expos, 1999, Georgia high school
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: First round, Rockies, 2005, Long Beach State University
3B: David Wright, Mets: Supplemental first round, Mets, 2001, Virginia high school
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: Second round, Royals, 1995, Puerto Rico high school
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: Free agent, Diamondbacks, 2002, Venezuela
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals: First round, Nationals, 2010, College of Southern Nevada

Pitchers
LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants:
First round, Giants, 2007, North Carolina high school
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds: Free agent, Reds, 2010, Cuba
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs: Second round, Angels, 2009, Chipola Junior College
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins: First round, Marlins, 2011, Florida high school
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates: First round, Giants, 1997, Seton Hall University
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets: First round, Mets, 2010, University of North Carolina
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers:
First round, Dodgers, 2006, Texas high school
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves:
Third round, Braves, 2008, Wallace State Community College
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies: Fourth round, Expos, 2000, University of Arkansas
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates: Second round, Braves, 2006, New Hampshire high school
RHP: Mark Melancon, Pirates: Ninth round, Yankees, 2006, University of Arizona
RHP: Sergio Romo, Giants:
28th round, Giants, 2005, Mesa State College
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals: First round, Braves, 2000, Georgia high school
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs: Second round, Reds, 2005, Arkansas high school
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals: Second round, Nationals, 2007, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Reserves
C: Buster Posey, Giants:
First round, Giants, 2008, Florida State University
C: Brian McCann, Braves: Second round, Braves, 2002, Georgia high school
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs:
Eighth round, Diamondbacks, 2009, Texas State University
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals:
Eighth round, Cardinals, 2006, University of California
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves:
Second round, Braves, 2007, California high school
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 13th round, Cardinals, 2009, Texas Christian University
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants:
Free agent, Indians, 1994, Venezuela
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres: Free agent, Rockies, 2006, Nicaragua
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers: Free agent, Angels, 2008, Dominican Republic
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates:
First round, Pirates, 2008, Vanderbilt
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies: 20th round, Phillies, 2006, Georgia high school
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies: First round, Twins, 1997, Virginia high school
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers: Free agent, Mets, 2002, Dominican Republic
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates:
First round, Pirates, 2005, Florida high school

There are 37 National League All-Stars this year. Here is the breakdown.

Thirty one of these players were drafted, 83.8%.

FIRST ROUND OR SUPPLEMENTAL PICKS 13 (35.1%)
SECOND ROUND PICKS: 9 (24.3%)
ROUNDS THREE THROUGH NINE 6 (16.2%)
ROUND 10 OR LATER 3 (8.1%)

NORTH AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS 16 (43.2%) (Arkansas 1, California 1, Florida 2, Georgia 4, New Hampshire 1, North Carolina 1, Ontario 1, Puerto Rico 2, Texas 1, Virginia 2)
TWO YEAR COLLEGE 3 (8%)
FOUR YEAR COLLEGE 12 (32%)

INTERNATIONAL FREE AGENTS: 6 (16%)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2
VENEZUELA 2
CUBA 1
NICARAGUA 1

Compared to the American League team, the NL team has a much lower percentage of international players. The NL team also has more non-first round picks, as well as a higher percentage of high school talent.

More on this later.

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