The 2015 Major League Baseball postseason begins on Tuesday night. Just because the Padres didn’t make it to the playoffs, doesn’t mean San Diego won’t be represented. Here’s a list of guys from local schools who are playing in the MLB postseason.
NEW YORK METS: Addison Reed #43 RHP from San Diego State University (Drafted 2010 by the White Sox in the 3rd round, 95th overall).
CHICAGO CUBS: Trevor Cahill #53 RHP born in Oceanside, went to high school in Vista (Drafted 2006 by the Athletics in the 2nd round, 66th overall); Kris Bryant #17 3B from University of San Diego (Drafted 2013 by the Cubs in the 1st round 2nd overall); Quintin Berry #5 LF born in San Diego, went to San Diego State (Drafted 2006 by the Phillies in the 5th round, 157th overall).
LOS ANGELES DODGERS: Adrian Gonzalez #23 1B born in San Diego, went to high school in Eastlake (Drafted 2000 by the Marlins in the 1st round, 1st overall).
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS: Greg Garcia #35 2B born in El Cajon (Drafted 2010 by the Cardinals in the 7th round, 229th overall).
NEW YORK YANKEES: James Pazos #67 LHP from the University of San Diego (Drafted 2012 by the Yankees in the 13th round, 427th overall).
TEXAS RANGERS: Cole Hamels #35 LHP born in San Diego, went to Rancho Bernardo High School (Drafter 2002 by the Phillies in the 1st round, 17th overall).
That makes six of the 10 teams still alive who have ties to San Diego, including four of the five National League clubs.