Former Bruins, Trojan lead All-Stars with Southern California ties

Southern California is known as a hotbed of baseball talent at the prep and college levels, so it should come as no surprise that several players named to the MLB All-Star teams on Sunday and Monday have ties to the area.

There are 10 all-stars that played either in high school or collegiately in Southern California with the potential for one more should Mike Moustakas win the American League "Final Vote."

Leading the way are three first-time selections that attended UCLA and USC: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and Rays closer Brad Boxberger.


High school:

American League

Rays RHP Brad Boxberger - Foothill HS (Santa Ana)

Orioles OF Adam Jones - Morse HS (San Diego)

**Royals 3B Mike Moustakas - Chatsworth HS (Chatsworth)

National League

Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado - El Toro HS (Lake Forest)

Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole - Orange Lutheran HS (Orange)

Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez - Eastlake HS (Chula Vista)

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton - Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks)



American League

Rays RHP Brad Boxberger - USC

Athletics C Stephen Vogt - Azusa Pacific

National League

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant - San Diego

Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole - UCLA

Giants SS Brandon Crawford - UCLA

Rockies 3B Troy Tulowitzki - Long Beach State

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