More than 60 former CIF Southern and LA City Section high school baseball players are on 2021 MLB Opening Day rosters

With the 2021 Major League Baseball season underway, SBLive is taking a section-by-section look at former California high school stars in the big leagues.

There are 63 former Los Angeles City Section and Southern Section baseball players that are on current MLB rosters. Here’s a look at every player, listed in alphabetical order by Major League team:

LA CITY & SOUTHERN SECTION STARS IN MLB

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Chris Devenski – RHP – Gahr HS

ATLANTA BRAVES

Max Fried – LHP – Harvard-Westlake School

Tyler Matzek – LHP – Capistrano Valley HS

Freddie Freeman – 1B – El Modena HS

Freddie Freeman – Photo by Ian D’Andrea from Philadelphia, PA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Travid d’Arnaud – C – Lakewood HS

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Dillon Tate – RHP – Claremont HS

Adam Plutko – RHP – Glendora HS

Tyler Wells – LHP – Yucaipa HS

Pat Valaika – INF – Hart HS

Rio Ruiz – INF – Bishop Amat HS

Chance Cisco – C – Santiago HS

BOSTON RED SOX

Matt Andriese – RHP – Redlands East Valley HS

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Lucas Giolito – RHP – Harvard-Westlake School

Lucas Giolito – Photo by Ian D’Andrea on Flickr (Original version) 佾珜 (Crop) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

CHICAGO CUBS

Jake Marisnick – OF – Riverside Poly HS

Kyle Hendricks – RHP – Capistrano Valley HS

Kyle Hendricks – Photo by Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Matt Duffy – INF – Lakewood HS

CINCINNATI REDS

Amir Garrett – LHP – Leuzinger HS

Mike Moustakas – INF – Chatsworth HS

Mike Moustakas – Photo by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Tyler Mahle – RHP – Westminster HS

CLEVELAND INDIANS

Shane Bieber – RHP – Laguna Hills HS

Austin Hedges – C – JSerra HS

Jake Bauers – 1B – Marina HS

COLORADO ROCKIES

Ryan McMahon – 3B – Mater Dei HS

Josh Fuentes – INF – Trabuco Hills HS

HOUSTON ASTROS

Blake Taylor – LHP – Dana Hills HS

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

Scott Barlow – RHP – Golden Valley HS

Josh Staumont – RHP – La Habra HS

Danny Duffy – LHP – Cabrillo HS

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

Griffin Canning – RHP – Santa Margarita HS

David Fletcher – 2B – Cypress HS

Jose Rojas – INF – Anaheim HS

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Austin Barnes – C/INF – Riverside Poly HS

Trevor Bauer – RHP – Hart HS

Trevor Bauer – Photo by Erik Drost / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Justin Turner – 3B – Mayfair HS

Justin Turner – Photo by Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

MIAMI MARLINS

Garrett Cooper – INF – Loyola HS

Chad Wallach – C – Calvary Chapel HS

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Keston Huira – INF – Valencia HS

Daniel Robertson – INF – Upland HS

Christian Yelich – OF – Westlake HS

Christian Yelich – Photo by Ian D’Andrea / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

NEW YORK YANKEES

Gerrit Cole – RHP – Orange Lutheran HS

Gerrit Cole – Photo by thatlostdog– on Flickr (Original version) (Crop) / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Giancarlo Stanton – OF – Sherman Oaks Notre Dame HS

Giancarlo Stanton – Photo by Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Aaron Hicks – OF – Long Beach Wilson HS

Kyle Higashioka – C – Edison HS

Tyler Wade – INF – Murrieta Valley HS

NEW YORK METS

James McCann – C – Dos Pueblos HS

Dominic Smith – INF/OF – Gardena Serra HS

Kevin Pillar – OF – Chaminade HS

Taijuan Walker – RHP – Yucaipa HS

Taijuan Walker – Photo by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Robert Gsellman – RHP – Westchester HS

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Matt Chapman – 3B – El Toro HS

Matt Chapman – Photo by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Cole Irvin – RHP – Servite HS

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Vince Velasquez – RHP – Garey HS

SAN DIEGO PADRES

Tim Hill – LHP – Granada Hills HS

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Evan Longoria – 3B – St. John Bosco HS

Evan Longoria – Photo by Keith Allison / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

SEATTLE MARINERS

JP Crawford – SS – Lakewood HS

Ty France – INF – South Hills HS

Dylan Moore – INF – El Dorado HS

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Nolan Arenado – 3B – El Toro HS

Nolan Arenado – Photo by Keith Allison / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Jack Flaherty – RHP – Harvard-Westlake School

Daniel Ponce de Leon – RHP – La Mirada HS

TAMPA BAY RAYS

Tyler Glasnow – RHP – Hart HS

TEXAS RANGERS

Ian Kennedy – RHP – La Quinta HS

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Tyler Chatwood – RHP – Redlands East Valley HS

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