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2012 MLB All-Star Game: Origins of National League Pitchers

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2012 National League All-Star pitcher Joel Hanrahan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, drafted in the second round in 2000 from high school in Norwalk, Iowa. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
2012 National League All-Star pitcher Joel Hanrahan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, drafted in the second round in 2000 from high school in Norwalk, Iowa. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

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

Matt Cain, RHP, Giants: First round, Tennessee HS, 2002
Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Reds:
Free agent, Cuba, 2010
R.A. Dickey, RHP, Mets:
First round, University of Tennessee, 1996


Gio Gonzalez, LHP, Nationals: Supplemental First round, Florida HS, 2004
Cole Hamels, LHP, Phillies: First round, California HS, 2002
Joel Hanrahan, RHP, Pirates: Second round, Iowa HS, 2000

Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Dodgers:
First round, Texas HS, 2006
Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Braves:
Third round, Wallace State CC, 2008
Lance Lynn, RHP, Cardinals:
Supplemental first round, University of Mississippi, 2008

Wade Miley, LHP, Diamondbacks:
Supplemental first round, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2008
Jonathan Papelbon, RHP, Phillies: Fourth round, Mississippi State University, 2003
Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Nationals: First round, San Diego State University, 2009
Huston Street, RHP, Padres: Supplemental first round, University of Texas, 2004

13 pitchers
1 International free agent (Cuba)
5 High school pitchers (1 California, 1 Florida, 1 Iowa, 1 Tennessee, 1 Texas)
1 Junior college pitcher
6 Four year college pitchers

9 First round or supplemental first round picks
2 Second or third round picks
1 Fourth round pick

Note the lack of international free agents other than Chapman, who is not the normal type of IFA.