For all but four teams that played on Thursday, it is Opening Day for the MLB.
The University of Florida is well represented across Major League Baseball. Nineteen former Gators have made their way onto the 60-man rosters of MLB teams, which is the most of any collegiate program. In addition, eight are members of active (30-man) rosters.
Where can you watch your favorite former Gators play? Just check below (sorted by team):
– Position, Name, (Years at UF), Roster Staus
- RHP Darren O’Day (2003-06), Active Roster
- RHP Eric Hanhold (2013-15), Player Pool
- SS Richie Martin (2013-15), 45 Day IL
Boston Red Sox
- LHP Brian Johnson (2010-12), Player Pool
Chicago White Sox
- RHP Dane Dunning (2014-16), Player Pool
- RHP Anthony DeSclafani (2009-11), 10 Day IL
- 3B Jonathan India (2016-18), Player Pool
- C Mark Kolozsvary (2015-17), Player Pool
- RHP Justin Shafer (2013-14), DFA
- LHP Scott Moss (2016), Player Pool
- RHP Alex Faedo (2015-17), Player Pool
Kansas City Royals
- RHP Jackson Kowar (2016-18), Player Pool
- *RHP Brady Singer (2016-18), Player Pool
New York Mets
- 1B Pete Alonso (2014-16), Active Roster
- LHP AJ Puk, (2014-16), 10 Day IL
- OF Buddy Reed (2014-16), Player Pool
San Francisco Giants
- RHP Shaun Anderson (2014-16), Active Roster
St. Louis Cardinals
- OF Harrison Bader (2013-15), Active Roster
Tampa Bay Rays
- C Mike Zunino (2010-12), Active Roster
*Brady Singer will be activated prior to Saturday’s game in Cleveland, where he is expected to start.
Let us know in the comments or on social media who you are most excited to watch this season.