Nick began his career as a pitcher in East Longmeadow, Mass., and continued his dominance on the mound at the University of Connecticut. He evolved on the diamond as a shortstop in Storrs, and he was drafted by Arizona in the second round in 2011. Nick won back-to-back Gold Gloves in 2018-2019 and hit 35 home runs over those two seasons.
Service Time: 6.054
Undrafted out of high school, Matt took his talents to the University of Connecticut. After three seasons as a Huskie, Matt went in the first round of the 2011 draft to the Red Sox. He received his first call to the show in 2014 and has logged 325 appearances in the Boston bullpen. On his way to a World Series ring in 2018, Matt posted a career-best 3.65 ERA in 61.2 innings with a rate of 14.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Service Time: 5.110
Josh, a native of Irving Texas, was selected by the Pirates in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Dallas Jesuit College Prep. He solidified his role as Pittsburgh's everyday first baseman and ranked third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2017. He had a breakout year at the plate in 2019 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while making his first All-Star team. Josh was a 2020 Roberto Clemente Award nominee.
Service Time: 4.053
In his first year in the majors, Matthew pitched just two games with the Blue Jays before being traded to the Tigers. Six seasons later in Detroit, he has solidified his spot in the starting rotation. Matthew is a distant relative of Hall of Famer Bob Feller, so pitching is in his bloodlines.
Service Time: 4.136
Aaron made his MLB debut with the White Sox in 2017 with an inning of relief against the Cubs. He’s posted a career 2.96 ERA in four seasons out of the bullpen with 126 strikeouts in 130.2 innings. Initially drafted in the 31st round in 2011 by the Yankees, Aaron opted for college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went 7-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 15 starts his junior year.
Service Time: 2.150
A native Victorville, Cal., Matt is a two-time Gold Glove and Platinum Glove winner at third base. In four seasons with the Athletics, he boasts a .255/.336/.503 slash line with 84 home runs and 224 RBIs. Matt and Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado were former teammates at El Toro High School in California.
Service Time: 3.109
Michael, a multi-sport athlete in high school, was recruited as a quarterback by several Ivy League schools. He ultimately landed at Oregon State and was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and Pac-12 Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior. After six seasons in the big leagues, all with the Mets, Michael is a fixture in the outfield with a career .259 BA, 118 home runs and 341 RBIs. In the shortened 2020 season, Michael batted .322/.412/.515 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs.
Service Time: 5.043
“Crush” was selected in the MLB Amateur Draft three times before signing with the Rangers in the fifth round in 2006. He was named Texas’ 2007 Minor League Player of the Year and reached the majors the following season. Chris’ best season came in 2013, when he was named an All-Star and led the majors with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs. He again topped the leader board in 2015 with 47 home runs.
Service Time: 11.061
Hunter, a former first-round pick by Kansas City, made his major-league debut as a September callup in 2016. He’s started 134 games at third base, 81 at first base and 44 in the outfield over four MLB seasons. He led the majors with 10 triples while slugging .522 in 2019.
Service Time: 3.060
Jack was a teammate of Max Fried and Lucas Giolito at Harvard-Westlake High School in California, where he posted a 23-0 record with a 0.63 ERA over his final two seasons. He signed a letter of intent with the University of North Carolina before turning pro with St. Louis as the 34th overall pick in the 2014 June draft. He led the majors in 2019 with a 0.91 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP after the All-Star break and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award balloting.
Service Time: 3.006
Max made the Braves’ Opening Day rotation in 2019 and won 17 games, second most in the National League. He struck out 173 batters in 165.2 innings pitched. In 2020 he went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA and struck out 50 batters in 56 innings. Max played prep ball in California at Harvard-Westlake High, where he was a teammate of Lucas Giolito and wore uniform No. 32 in honor of Sandy Koufax. He committed to UCLA before the Padres selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft.
Service Time: 2.148
A former ninth-round draft pick out of Albuquerque, N.M., Mitch has started 171 games behind the plate for the Twins since being called up in August 2017. Mitch took home his first Silver Slugger award in 2019, compiling a .273/.365/.630 slash line with 31 home runs and 67 RBIs.
Service Time: 3.045
One of several Harvard-Westlake High School (Cal.) alumni in the big leagues, Lucas debuted with the Nationals in 2016 at age 21. He was traded to the White Sox in the offseason and enjoyed a breakout performance in 2019, making his first All-Star Game. He was also a Players Choice finalist for Comeback Player of the Year and AL Outstanding Pitcher. Lucas threw a no-hitter against the Pirates in August, striking out 13 batters and walking one. His parents, Rick Giolito and Lindsay Frost, are both actors, and his family has numerous other ties to the entertainment world.
Service Time: 3.080
Paul has taken home three Gold Gloves at first base and four Silver Slugger Awards while appearing in six consecutive All-Star games. The 33-year-old from Wilmington, Del., was an eighth-round draft pick by Arizona out of Texas State University. After eight years with the Diamondbacks, Paul was traded to the Cardinals before the 2019 season. Paul was second in MVP voting in 2013 while leading the league with 36 home runs, 125 RBIs and a .952 OPS.
Service Time: 9.059
Sonny is a two-time All-Star out of Vanderbilt University. He was a first-round selection in 2011 by the Athletics and made his big-league debut on the mound in 2013. After two seasons with the Yankees, he posted an 11-8 record with a 2.87 ERA in Cincinnati and signed a four-year contract extension to remain with the Reds. This season, he went 5-3 with a 3.70 ERA and helped lead the Reds to their first postseason appearance since 2013.
Service Time: 7.061
Despite missing the 2020 season due to injury, Mitch is off to a solid start in his young career. He debuted with Arizona in 2016 being traded to Seattle. He was named to the Mariners’ Opening Day roster in 2017 and posted a .282/.352/.491 line with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs in 96 games. Mitch was an American League All-Star in 2018 and finished 11th in voting for AL MVP.
Service Time: 4.048
Andrew, an Oklahoma native, played college ball at Oklahoma State and is a devoted fan of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder. He spent three seasons in the Marlins’ organization before going to the Angels as part of a nine-player trade in December 2014. Over the years, he has made multiple trips to Honduras to help build a learning center for children near the city of El Progreso. Andrew and his wife, Jordan, have also worked to help bring a dog therapy program to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Service Time: 5.150
An Australia native, Liam made his debut in 2011 with the Twins as a starting pitcher, then eventually found his niche in the bullpen. Before arriving in Oakland in 2016, Liam pitched for the Royals and Blue Jays. In 2019, he logged a 1.80 ERA with 25 saves and a 1.80 ERA and made his first All-Star appearance. He followed up in 2020 with a 1.78 ERA and 14 saves. Liam has done extensive charitable work through Striking out Poverty and several animal rescue organizations. He was Oakland’s Roberto Clemente Award nominee in 2019.
Service Time: 6.164
Chris, a Rhode Island native, was a math major at the University of North Carolina and contemplated a career in engineering if he hadn’t played professional baseball. He logged a .751 OPS and 141 homers over 14 big-league seasons with the Rockies, Angels, Mariners and Diamondbacks before announcing his retirement in August. Chris is currently a member of the PA's Executive Subcommittee.
Service Time: 13.018
Corey made the NL All-Star team in 2017 while leading the league with 76 relief appearances. It was his career-best season, with a 1.78 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 76 innings of work. He also set an MLB record for most consecutive appearances with at least one strikeout by a relief pitcher with 38. Corey was a first-round draft pick by the Tigers in 2013 and quickly earned a callup in 2014. He was traded to the Brewers in January 2015 and has since remained with the club.
Service Time: 5.151
Nine seasons into his big-league career and getting better with age, Lance finished fifth and sixth in Cy Young voting in 2019 and 2020, respectively. He led the major leagues with 84 innings pitched and 13 starts in 2020. Lance began his career with the Cardinals from 2011-2017, split time between the Twins and Yankees in 2018 and has since been with the Rangers. He has a career 3.57 ERA with 1,415 strikeouts.
Service Time: 9.119
Lance McCullers Jr.
Lance, the son of former big-league pitcher Lance McCullers Sr., signed with the Astros as a first rounder in the 2012 draft after being named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year as a high schooler in Tampa, Fla. In 94 career games with Houston – 91 of them starts – Lance is 32-25 with a 3.70 ERA. He started the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation to advocate for stray and homeless animals.
Service Time: 5.140
Whit, a South Carolina native, has not missed a game since 2018. He led the majors twice in hits in 2018-2019 and ranked first in stolen bases in 2017-2018. At age 31, he’s amassed 119 stolen bases and logged a .295/.342/.444 slash line while playing multiple positions for the Royals. Whit’s father, Bill, played college ball for Wake Forest University and spent six seasons in the minors.
Service Time: 4.101
Max celebrated his first World Series ring with the 2020 Dodgers. He began his career with the Athletics in 2015 and was released after two seasons. He signed with the Dodgers in 2017 has been a mainstay in the lineup since 2018, hitting 82 homers and slugging .516 in 336 games with Los Angeles. The former fifth-round draft pick from Midland, Texas, made his first All-Star team in 2019.
Service Time: 4.027
Scott, a Massachusetts native, played at the University of Connecticut alongside future big leaguers George Springer, Matt Barnes and Nick Ahmed. He posted a career-best 2.25 ERA in 2019, with 58 strikeouts in 56 innings. Scott is an avid soccer fan and Tottenham Hotspur supporter. Scott did not appear in a game in 2020 due to blood clots in his pitching arm.
Service Time: 5.063
Adam pitched for the 2013 College World Series champion UCLA Bruins before signing with Cleveland as an 11th round pick that same summer. He pitched primarily out of the rotation with the Indians in 2018 and 2019 before shifting to the bullpen this season. He posted a 2-2 record with a 4.88 ERA in 10 appearances for the Indians.
Service Time: 2.063
Miguel signed with the Reds out of his native Venezuela at age 16 and spent eight seasons in the minors before making his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 2014. In December of that year, he came to Miami as part of a seven-player trade. Miguel has evolved into a clubhouse leader with the Marlins and settled in as the team’s regular shortstop two years ago. He ranked seventh among big-league shortstops with 12 Defensive Runs Saved in 2019.
Service Time: 6.043
Marcus was an AL MVP finalist in 2019, when he played in all 162 games and set career bests with a .285/.369/.522 slash line, 33 homers and 92 RBIs. He played at the University of California and spent his first two big-league seasons with the White Sox before being traded to Oakland in 2014. Marcus is a two-time A’s recipient of the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
Service Time: 6.118
Austin grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and played prep ball at The Bolles School, the alma mater of Hall of Famer Chipper Jones. At Stanford University, Austin majored in Science, Technology & Society and played on the baseball team with future big leaguers Mark Appel and Stephen Piscotty. Austin’s maternal grandfather, Ed Austin, served as mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., from 1991-95.
Service Time: 2.147
Brent has pitched mainly out of the bullpen in five seasons with the Brewers. He attended Harvard University and was drafted in the 31st round in 2012. After Tommy John surgery, Brent came back for nine games in 2019 and gave up one earned run in 18.1 innings. In 2020 he was a Roberto Clemente Award nominee for his work as an ambassador for “Players for the Planet.”
Service Time: 3.161
Trea, a first-round draft pick by San Diego out of North Carolina State University in 2014, went to Washington in a trade the following summer. In 2018, he played in all 162 games and led the National League with 740 plate appearances and 43 stolen bases. During the shortened 2020 season, he led the majors with 78 hits and finished seventh in National League MVP voting.
Service Time: 4.135
Ryan, a Texas native and Old Dominion University product, signed with Seattle as a fourth-round pick in 2014. He was traded to Tampa Bay in 2017 and made the Rays’ Opening Day roster in 2018. He went 16-6 in his debut season and finished fifth in American League Rookie of the Year voting.
Service Time: 2.147
Elvis signed with the Braves out of his native Venezuela in 2005 and was traded to Texas in 2007. He is a career .274 hitter with 305 stolen bases over 12 seasons with the Rangers. A two-time All-Star, he became a U.S. citizen in July 2019 and is a member of the PA’s Executive Subcommittee.
Service Time: 12.000
Tucker, an Indiana native, signed with Cincinnati as a 10th round pick in 2009 and broke into the majors five years later. After making his first postseason appearance in 2020, he earned his second career Gold Glove behind the plate. Tucker is a .248 hitter with 44 home runs over seven seasons with the Reds.
Service Time: 6.075
Richard became the highest draft pick in the history of his alma mater, Florida Gulf Coast University, when the Rangers selected him in the sixth round in 2008. He was 29 years old when he made his big-league debut with the Yankees in 2016. He’s been a consistent performer since then, posting a 9-2 record with a 2.97 ERA in 185 appearances (all but one in relief) with the Yankees, Orioles and Marlins.
Service Time: 4.074
Zack transitioned from the starting rotation to the bullpen as Baltimore’s closer in his fourth big-league season. He made his first two All-Star teams in 2015-2016 and led the American League with 47 saves and a 0.54 ERA in 2016. Since joining the Yankees in a 2018 trade, he has logged a 2.14 ERA and amassed 14 saves.
Service Time: 8.158
Jason helped lead Stanford to the 2008 College World Series as a standout two-way catcher before being selected in the first round of the ’08 draft by the Astros. He later returned to school and received a sociology degree with a concentration in business organizations. In 10 seasons with the Astros, Twins, Angels and Padres, he has reached double figures in home runs six times. Jason and his wife, Maris, founded Castro’s Kids, a Houston-based literacy initiative. He was a 2014 Roberto Clemente Award nominee.
Service Time: 10.104
Following a dominant 2019 season, Cole signed a nine-year $324 million contract with the Yankees. In doing so, he thanked the late Marvin Miller and Curt Flood for allowing free agency and competition to “blossom.” A former No. 1 overall pick, Gerrit has pitched for the Pirates, Astros and now the Yankees over eight big-league seasons. The three-time All-Star went 20-0 from May 27, 2019 to Aug. 19, 2020, for the third longest winning streak in major-league history.
Service Time: 7.111
Zach completed his first season with the Padres after being traded in the offseason from the Brewers. Six seasons into his career, he has made 123 starts with a 3.79 lifetime ERA. In the shortened 2020 season, Zach logged a career-best 2.73 ERA with seven wins to help the Padres to their first postseason appearance since 2006.
Service Time: 5.020
Corey was selected twice in the draft by the Rockies, in the 29th round in 2009 and the eighth round in 2010. The Mississippi native signed the second time around and was promoted to the majors in June 2013. Since then, he has spent time with the Rays, Pirates, Phillies and most recently the Marlins. Corey made the AL All-Star team with Tampa Bay in 2017 and won a Gold Glove in the outfield with Pittsburgh the following season. He hit .258 with seven homers this year to help Miami reach the postseason for the first time since 2003.
Service Time: 7.101
Buck, a former fifth-round draft pick by the Tigers out of Georgia Tech, has made 21 career starts and 184 relief appearances since his MLB debut in 2014. He attended Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga., where he holds the Bulldogs’ single-game strikeout record with 22.
Service Time: 4.083
Tyler, a Georgia native, was drafted by the Braves twice, in 2004 out of Blessed Trinity High School and in 2005 out of Chipola College. He was traded to the White Sox before making his big-league debut in 2009, and spent his first seven MLB seasons with Chicago. After hitting free agency for the first time in 2015, Tyler returned home to Georgia and signed with the Braves. In 12 seasons behind the plate, he owns a career .237/.319/.710 slash line with 86 home runs and 301 RBIs.
Service Time: 9.148
Zac went 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 12 starts for the Diamondbacks this season. He made his MLB debut in 2019 with the Marlins and started seven games for Miami before being traded to Arizona at the deadline. He was a third-round draft pick out of the University of North Carolina in 2016.
Service Time: 1.100
Cory is a product of Young Harris College, the Georgia liberal arts school that has also produced big leaguers Charlie Blackmon and Nick Markakis. As a minor leaguer in the Atlanta system, he won the Bill Lucas Award, given annually to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship and character. He’s logged 337 appearances – all but two as a reliever – over nine seasons with the Giants, Braves, Athletics, Rangers, Yankees, Mariners and Twins.
Service Time: 6.158
Tyler first appeared in the majors with the Pirates at age 22 before being traded to Tampa Bay in 2018 and joining Blake Snell and Charlie Morton as a staple in the Rays’ rotation. Now 27 years old and five seasons into his big-league career, Tyler has a 4.43 ERA and 383 strikeouts in 315 innings. This year, he helped Tampa Bay reach its first World Series since 2008.
Service Time: 3.158
Marco, a former first-round draft pick out of Gonzaga University, made his MLB debut with St. Louis in 2014 and underwent Tommy John surgery two years later. The Cardinals traded him to Seattle for outfielder Tyler O’Neill in July 2017. Since 2018, Marco has a 3.85 ERA with 356 strikeouts in 74 starts as a Mariner. He was Seattle’s Opening Day starter in 2019 and 2020.
Service Time: 3.102
Randal, a power-hitting outfielder, spent five years in the minors before debuting in the big leagues in April 2014 with St. Louis. Since joining the Blue Jays by trade before the 2018 season, he’s been a consistent presence in the middle of a young Toronto lineup. In the shortened 2020 season, Randal appeared in 55 games and batted .273 with 12 home runs and 35 RBIs.
Service Time: 6.033
Ian made his major-league debut with the Cubs in 2017 after being selected out of the University of Cincinnati with the No. 9 overall pick in 2015. His 24 homers in 2017 were the third most by a rookie in Cubs franchise history (behind Kris Bryant and Hall of Famer Billy Williams) and the second most ever by a switch-hitting rookie in the National League.
Service Time: 3.036
Austin, a California native, turned down an offer from UCLA to sign with the Padres as a second-round draft pick in 2011 out of high school. He left San Diego for Cleveland as part of a nine-player trade in August 2020. He has 49 home runs in 412 MLB games, mainly behind the plate.
Service Time: 4.016
Rhys is a product of Sacramento State, the only university to offer him a scholarship. He was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. The Phillies chose Rhys in the fifth round of the 2014 draft and called him up to the majors in August 2017. He hit 18 homers and drove in 48 runs and finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year balloting despite appearing in only 50 games.
Service Time: 3.053
Andrew, a catcher out of the University of California-Berkeley, made his big-league debut with the Phillies in 2017. He threw out 20% of attempted base stealers in 2017, 18% in 2018, a career-best 29% in 2019 and 22% in the shortened 2020 season. He batted .278/.404/.444 with two home runs and 15 RBIs this season.
Service Time: 4.000
Francisco, a native of Caguas, P.R, was a first-round selection by Cleveland out of Montverde High School in Florida. He made his MLB debut at age 21 and since has racked up numerous accolades. Francisco was an All-Star for four consecutive seasons from 2016-2019, earned two Gold Gloves as a shortstop, two Silver Slugger Awards and one Platinum Glove. Francisco has led the American League in plate appearances three times and at-bats twice and led the majors with 129 runs in 2018.
Service Time: 5.113
After five years with the Tigers, James was non-tendered entering the 2019 season. He enjoyed immediate success with the White Sox, making the AL All-Star team in 2019 while posting a career-best .273/.328/.460 line with 18 homers and 60 RBIs in 2019. James is a native of Santa Barbara, Calif., and a former University of Arkansas Razorback. He was a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, presented to the best catcher in NCAA Division I.
Service Time: 6.028
Collin, a member of the PA Executive Subcommittee, is 58-43 with a 3.95 ERA over eight seasons with the Mets, Rockies and Astros. He finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year balloting with Houston in 2014 and followed up with a 19-7 record the next year. Collin has been active in raising money for cancer research as part of the “Let’s Strike Out Cancer’’ campaign. He began hosting the Twelve Six podcast in December 2018 and counted Astros teammates Gerrit Cole and Alex Bregman among his guests.
Service Time: 6.085
Andrew, a Florida native and former University of North Carolina Tar Heel, has appeared in 572 major-league games with the Red Sox, Indians, Marlins, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals and Orioles. He has been active in the MLBPA for much of his career and is currently a member of the PA’s Executive Subcommittee. In 2016, Andrew received the Thurman Munson Award for his achievements as a player and his community outreach off the field.
Service Time: 12.062
Brandon did not play high school baseball, since his native Wyoming is one of three states that do not offer the sport. His 39 career home runs are fourth most ever by a Wyoming native, behind John Buck, Mike Devereaux and Mike Lansing. Brandon has a .390 on base percentage over parts of five seasons with the Mets. He led the majors with the fastest home run trot in 2019, averaging 17.7 seconds.
Service Time: 4.042
Nicknamed “The Big Maple” for his Canadian roots, James attended the University of Kentucky and played for the Wildcats. He pitched in the independent American Association in 2010 and was drafted by the Mariners that June. He became the first Canadian major leaguer to throw a no-hitter in Canada when he beat the Blue Jays 5-0 in Toronto in May 2018. James is a member of the PA Executive Subcommittee.
Service Time: 6.151
Taylor, a relief pitcher with the Twins, has made 279 appearances over five MLB seasons. He owns a career 3.12 ERA with 302 strikeouts in 274.1 innings. He moved to a closer role in 2019, picking up 30 saves in 36 opportunities. His identical twin brother, Tyler, made his big-league debut in 2019 with the Giants.
Service Time: 4.145
Max, a seven-time All-Star, has a career 175-93 record with a 3.21 ERA and three Cy Young Awards over 13 seasons with the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Nationals. Max and his wife, Erica, host an annual Scherzer Showdown fantasy football fundraiser to benefit the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. They are also strong supporters of the Humane Rescue Alliance, a Washington, D.C., animal advocacy group. Max is a member of the MLBPA’s Executive Subcommittee.
Service Time: 12.079
Matt, an Eastern Michigan University graduate, signed as a free agent with the Angels after going unselected in the 2008 amateur draft. On September 20, 2013, he pitched five scoreless innings against Seattle to collect the win in his major-league debut. Matt showed his resilience when he returned from a fractured skull suffered on a 105 mph line drive off the head in September 2016. He made a comeback in 2020 from ACL surgery on his left knee.
Service Time: 6.166
A catcher from Louisville, Ky., Will attended the University of Louisville after going undrafted out of high school. He was a first-round pick by the Dodgers in 2016 and received his first big-league callup in 2019. In 91 games with Los Angeles, Will has batted .268 with 23 home runs and 67 RBIs. He earned his first World Series ring with the Dodgers in 2020.
Service Time: 1.090
Jameson, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, overcame Tommy John surgery to make his major-league debut with Pittsburgh in 2016. In May 2017, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery. He made an inspirational return to the mound and posted a 14-10 record with a 3.20 ERA in 2018. Jameson missed the entire 2020 season while recovering from a second reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.
Service Time: 4.110
Tony grew up in the San Diego area and was an ardent fan of the Padres and Tony Gwynn. He broke into pro ball as a shortstop with the Cleveland organization in 2010 before converting to catcher in 2013. Tony hit a career-high .262 with 42 RBIs for the Rockies in 2019. His 13th inning single in the 2018 NL wild card game led Colorado to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs and earned the Rockies a spot in the Division Series.