ORIGINS OF THE 2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL STAR PITCHERS
Here’s a breakdown of the amateur origins of the 2015 National League All-Star pitchers.
Madison Bumgarner, LHP, Giants: Drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2007 from high school in North Carolina.
A.J. Burnett, RHP, Pirates: Drafted by the Mets (remember that?) in the eighth round in 1995 from high school in Arkansas.
Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Reds: Signed by the Reds as a free agent from Cuba in 2010.
Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pirates: Drafted by the Pirates in the first round in 2011 from UCLA.
Jacob deGrom, RHP, Mets: Drafted by the Mets in the ninth round in 2010 from Stetson University.
Zack Greinke, RHP, Dodgers: Drafted by the Royals in the first round in 2002 from high school in Florida.
Mark Melancon, RHP, Pirates: Drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 2006 from the University of Arizona.
Shelby Miller, RHP, Braves: Drafted by the Cardinals in the first round in 2009 from high school in Texas.
Jonathan Papelbon, RHP, Phillies: Drafted by the Red Sox in the fourth round in 2003 from Mississippi State University.
Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Brewers: Signed by the Angels as a free agent in 1998 out of Venezuela.
Trevor Rosenthal, RHP, Cardinals: Drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 2009 from Cowley County Community College.
Max Scherzer, RHP, Nationals: Drafted by the Diamondbacks in the first round in 2006 from the University of Missouri.
Michael Wacha, RHP, Cardinals: Drafted by the Cardinals in the first round in 2012 from Texas A&M University.
HIGH SCHOOL DRAFTEES: 4 Arkansas (1), Florida (1), North Carolina (1), Texas (1)
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE DRAFTEES: 1
FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DRAFTEES: 6
FIRST ROUND OR SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND PICKS: 6
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH ROUND: 1
SIXTH THROUGH 10TH ROUND: 3
11TH ROUND OR LATER: 1
CUBA FREE AGENT: 1
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE AGENTS: 0
VENEZUELA FREE AGENTS: 1