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Origins of the 2017 American League All Stars

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Where do All Stars come from?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Sale
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Where do All Stars come from? We looked at the National League team earlier this morning. Let’s check out the American League.

CATCHERS:

Salvador Perez, Royals: Free agent, 2007, Venezuela
Gary Sanchez, Yankees: Free agent, 2009, Dominican Republic

INFIELDERS:

Yonder Alonso, Athletics: 1st round, 2008, University of Miami-Florida
Jose Altuve, Astros: Free agent, 2007, Venezuela
Robinson Cano, Mariners: Free agent, 2001, Dominican Republic
Starlin Castro, Yankees: Free agent, 2006, Dominican Republic

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
Carlos Correa
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Carlos Correa, Astros: 1st round, 2012, Puerto Rico HS
Francisco Lindor, Indians: 1st round, 2011, Florida HS
Mike Moustakas, Royals: 1st round, 2007, California HS
Jose Ramirez, Indians: Free agent, 2011, Dominican Republic
Miguel Sano, Twins: Free agent, 2010, Dominican Republic
Jonathan Schoop, Orioles: Free agent, 2009, Curacao
Justin Smoak, Blue Jays: 1st round, 2008, University of South Carolina

OUTFIELDERS:

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Mookie Betts
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Mookie Betts, Red Sox: 5th round, 2011, Tennessee HS
Michael Brantley, Indians: 7th round, 2005, Florida HS
Avisail Garcia, White Sox: Free agent, 2008, Venezuela
Aaron Judge, Yankees: 1st round, 2013, Fresno State University
George Springer, Astros: 1st round, 2011, University of Connecticut
Mike Trout, Angels: 1st round, 2009, New Jersey HS

DESIGNATED HITTERS:
Nelson Cruz, Mariners: Free agent, 2000, Dominican Republic
Corey Dickerson, Rays: 8th round, 2010, Meridian Community College

PITCHERS:

New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays
Chris Archer
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Chris Archer, Rays: 5th round, 2006, North Carolina HS
Dellin Betances, Yankees: 8th round, 2006, New York HS
Yu Darvish, Rangers: Free agent, 2012, Japan
Chris Devenski, Astros: 25th round, 2011, Cal State Fullerton
Michael Fulmer, Tigers: Supplemental 1st round, 2011, Oklahoma HS
Dallas Keuchel, Astros: 7th round, 2009, University of Arkansas
Brandon Kintzler, Twins: 40th round, 2004, Dixie State University
Corey Kluber, Indians: 4th round, 2007, Stetson University
Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox: 3rd round, 2008, Wallace State Community College
Lance McCullers Jr., Astros: Supplemental 1st round, 2012, Florida HS
Andrew Miller, Indians: 1st round, 2006, University of North Carolina
Roberto Osuna, Blue Jays: Free agent, 2011, Mexico
Chris Sale, Red Sox: 1st round, 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University

Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins
Ervin Santana
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Ervin Santana, Twins: Free agent, 2000, Dominican Republic
Luis Severino, Yankees: Free agent, 2012, Dominican Republic
Jason Vargas, Royals: 2nd round, 2004, Long Beach State University

SUMMARY

Four-Year Colleges: 11
Two-Year Collleges: 2
High Schools: 10 (Florida 3, one each from California, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and Texas)

First or Second round picks: 13
Third through Fifth round: 4
Sixth through 10th round: 4
11th round or later: 2

International Free Agents: 14 (Dominican Republic 8, Venezuela 3, Curacao 1, Japan 1, Mexico 1).

These are very different from the National League results. I will have a separate summary article up shortly.