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Big 12 Well-Represented on MLB Opening Day Rosters
March 28, 2019

Fifteen alumni from Big 12 programs are on opening day rosters for the 2019 Major League Baseball season.

Seven programs have at least one alum on the 25-man active roster. The 15 players are spread amongst 10 MLB squads.

TCU and Texas each have three alums. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia have two each on teams, while Baylor has one.

The Baltimore Orioles (Andrew Cashner, TCU; Nate Karns, Texas Tech and John Means West Virginia) and Colorado Rockies (Chad Bettis, Texas Tech; Jon Gray, Oklahoma and Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia) each have three Big 12 alums apiece.

Baylor’s Max Muncy is the starting first baseman for the defending National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, while Texas’ Brandon Workman is expected to come out of the bullpen for the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.

For a complete list of players and teams, see the respective list below.

2019 MLB Opening Day Rosters with Alumni from Big 12 Schools

Baltimore Orioles
RHP Andrew Cashner, TCU
RHP Nate Karns, Texas Tech
LHP John Means, West Virginia

Boston Red Sox
RHP Brandon Workman, Texas

Colorado Rockies
RHP Chad Bettis, Texas Tech
RHP Jon Gray, Oklahoma
LHP Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia

Detroit Tigers
SS Jordy Mercer, Oklahoma State

Los Angeles Angels
LHP Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State

Los Angeles Dodgers
1B Max Muncy, Baylor

Milwaukee Brewers
RHP Chase Anderson, Oklahoma
RHP Corey Knebel, Texas

Philadelphia Phillies
RHP Jake Arrietta, TCU

San Francisco Giants
1B Brandon Belt, Texas

St. Louis Cardinals
3B Matt Carpenter, TCU

Players on MLB Roster By School
TCU – 3
Texas – 3
Oklahoma – 2
Oklahoma State – 2
West Virginia – 2
Texas Tech – 2
Baylor – 1

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