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Origins of the 2015 All-Stars: National League hitters roster

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ORIGINS OF THE 2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL STAR HITTERS

Here’s a breakdown of the amateur origins of the 2015 National League All-Star hitters. This is more balanced in draft origin than the American League team. However, note the distinct lack of talent this year from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

STARTING LINEUP

Buster Posey, C, Giants
: Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2008 from Florida State University.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks:
Drafted by the Dbacks in the eighth round in 2009 from Texas State University.
Dee Gordon, 2B ,Marlins: Drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round in 2008 from Seminole Community College.
Todd Frazier, 3B, Reds:
Drafted by the Reds in the supplemental first round in 2007 from Rutgers University.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, Cardinals:
Signed by the Indians as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 1999.
Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals:
Drafted by the Nationals in the first round in 2010 from the College of Southern Nevada.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins:
Drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007 from high school in California.
Matt Holliday, OF, Cardinals:
Drafted by the Rockies in the seventh round in 1998 from high school in Oklahoma.

RESERVES

Yasmani Grandal, C, Dodgers: Drafted by the Reds in the first round in 2010 from the University of Miami-Florida.
Yadier Molina, C, Cardinals: Drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round in 2000 from high school in Puerto Rico.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Dodgers: Drafted by the Marlins in the first round in 2000 from high school in California.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs:
Drafted by the Red Sox in the sixth round in 2007 from high school in Florida.

DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Rockies:
Drafted by the Cubs in the second round in 2009 from Louisiana State University.
Joe Panik, 2B, Giants: Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2011 from St. John’s University.
Nolan Arenado, 3B,Rockies:
Drafted by the Rockies in the second round in 2009 from high school in California.
Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs:
Drafted by the Cubs in the first round in 2013 from the University of San Diego.
Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants:
Drafted by the Giants in the fourth round in 2008 from UCLA.

Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates:
Drafted by the Pirates in the first round in 2005 from high school in Florida.
Joc Pederson, OF, Dodgers:
Drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round in 2010 from high school in California.
A.J. Pollock, OF, Diamondbacks:
Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the first round in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame.
Justin Upton, OF, Padres: Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the first round in 2005 from high school in Virginia.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAFTEES: 9 California (4), Florida (2), Oklahoma (1), Puerto Rico (1), Virginia (1)
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE DRAFTEES: 2
FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DRAFTEES: 9
FIRST ROUND OR SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND PICKS: 10
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH ROUND: 6
SIXTH THROUGH 10TH ROUND: 1
11TH ROUND OR LATER: 1
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE AGENTS
: 1
VENEZUELA FREE AGENTS: 0