15 former San Diego Section high school baseball stars featured on 2021 MLB Opening Day rosters

Major League Baseball is back for a full 2021 season and the CIF San Diego Section is well represented.

From Stephen Strasburg to Sergio Romo, there are 15 former CIFSDS high school baseball stars on MLB Opening Day rosters. Here’s a look at all 15 players:

FORMER SAN DIEGO SECTION STARS IN MLB

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Kevin Ginkel – RHP – El Capitan HS

Ginkel has pitched 40 innings for the Diamondbacks over his first two seasons in the league.

ATLANTA BRAVES

Alex Jackson – C – Rancho Bernardo HS

Jackson was the sixth overall pick out of Rancho Bernardo in 2014. He’s had 20 at-bats for Braves over the past two seasons.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Cole Sulser – RHP – Ramona HS

Sulser made his debut with the Rays in 2019 and pitched in 15 games for the Orioles in 2020.

CHICAGO CUBS

Tony Wolters – C – Rancho Buena Vista HS

Wolters played in 391 games for the Rockies over the past five seasons and will serve as the backup catcher for the Cubs this season.

Trevor Williams – RHP – Rancho Bernardo HS

Williams joins the Cubs after pitching 394 innings during his five seasons with the Pirates.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

Kyle Zimmer – RHP – La Jolla HS

Zimmer was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft and made his debut in 2019 following several arm injuries.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Sergio Romo – RHP – Brawley HS

Romo won three World Series Championships with the Giants and begins his 14th major league season, now with his sixth different team.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Kevin Newman – SS – Poway HS

Newman his .308 with 12 home runs during the 2019 season and now begins his fourth year with the Pirates.

Trevor Cahill – RHP – Vista HS

Cahill has thrown 1,470 innings as he enters his 13th season, now playing for his ninth different team.

Phillip Evans – INF/OF – La Costa Canyon HS

Evans made his debut with the Mets in 2017 and was hitting .359 in 2020 before a season-ending injury.

SAN DIEGO PADRES

Joe Musgrove – RHP – Grossmont HS

Musgrove was a two-time All-CIF selection for the Foothillers and a first round pick by the Blue Jays. He enters his sixth major league season, now with his third team.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Alex Dickerson – OF – Poway HS

Dickerson had a career year for the Giants in 2020, batting .298 with ten home runs.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Tommy Edman – INF – La Jolla Country Day School

Edman has played six different positions for the Cardinals since making his debut in 2019 and is hitting. 283 during that time.

TEXAS RANGERS

Matt Bush – RHP – Mission Bay HS

Bush was the first overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft and later served over three years in prison before making his major league debut with the Rangers in 2016. He’s been out since the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Stephen Strasburg – RHP – West Hills HS

Strasburg was the first overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft and is now entering his 12th season, all with the Washington Nationals. He’s been named an All-Star three times and was the MVP of the 2019 World Series.

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