UCLA Baseball: Bruins in the Major Leagues


With tonight’s MLB All-Star Game on tap, we thought it a good opportunity to take a look at former UCLA baseball players currently in the Major Leagues. The Bruins currently have five players in the Major Leagues, two of which are 2015 All Stars.

2015 Bruin MLB All Stars

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

SP. player. 4. In his second full season with Pittsburgh, <a href=. UCLA. 2009-2011. Gerrit Cole

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) watches as shortstop Brandon Crawford (top middle) turns a double play over Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (bottom) in the fourth inning during game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Photo Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

2006-2008. Brandon Crawford. SS. player. 31. <a href=. UCLA

Bruins in the Major Leagues

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets relief pitcher Erik Goeddel. Photo Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

2008-2010. Erik Goeddel. RP. player. 3. Erik Goeddel is in his first full season out of the Mets’ bullpen. Goeddel is off to a good start having pitched 23 innings and putting up an ERA+ of 193 and a WAR of 0.6.. UCLA

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Casey Janssen. Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After spending eight years with the Toronto Blue Jays, <a href=. UCLA. 2001-2004. Casey Janssen. RP. player. 90

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

<a href=. UCLA. 1998-2000. Chase Utley. 2B. player. 6

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So watch the All Star game tonight, and cheer on Brandon Crawford and Gerrit Cole, and dream of future years when even more Bruins, such as David Berg or Kevin Kramer or Ty Moore or James Kaprielian, will grace Major League rosters and become All Stars.


*NB: Adjusted stats, such as ERA+ and OPS+ are standardized to take into account ballpark effects. A score of 100 is average, and the higher a player is above 100, the better they are, and vice versa.

†NB: WAR is wins above replacement, which measures how many wins you are worth to your team over a minimum, replacement-level player. A WAR of 0.0 is at replacement level, meaning the average schmo you pick up off waivers or bring up from AAA would perform as well. A high WAR means a player is personally responsible for a significant portion of the team’s success. A negative WAR means a player is not just bringing nothing to the table, he is actually making your team worse.