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Jul, 2021

Little League Grads Take the Field for 2021 All-Star Game Festivities

From the first MLB All-Star to be picked as both a pitcher and position player to a YouTube star gearing up for the Celebrity Softball Game, the 2021 MLB All-Star Week is filled with former Little Leaguers® who are ready for an exciting week in Denver, Colorado.

In total, more than 30 superstars who got their start on the Little League® field will be taking the field in some capacity during this year’s All-Star Festivities. Among them include a couple of Little League Baseball® World Series graduates in Lance Lynn (1999) and Nick Pratto (2011), as well as a 2009 Senior League Baseball World Series graduate in Xander Bogaerts.

This year, T-Mobile is also donating $10,000 for every home run hit with a magenta ball during bonus time during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby — up to half a million big ones — to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program, which helps cover Little League Baseball and Softball registration fees for under-resourced families.

Here are all the Little League alumni who are taking place in the 2021 MLB All-Star Weekend Festivities:

American League All-Stars:

  • Bo Bichette – Maitland (Fla.) LL
  • Shane Bieber – Laguna Hills LL (Orange, Calif.)
  • Michael Brantley – Southwestern Port St. Lucie (Fla.) LL
  • Xander Bogaerts – Aruba South LL – 2009 SLBWS
  • Gerrit Cole – Tustin Western LL (Newport Beach, Calif.)
  • Carlos Correa – Villa Blanca LL (Santa Isabel, P.R.)
  • Aaron Judge – Linden (Calif.) LL
  • Lance Lynn – Brownsburg (Ind.) LL – 1999 LLBWS
  • Shoehei Ohtani – Mizusawa (Japan) LL

National League All-Stars:

  • Ozzie Albies – Pariba LL (Willemstad, Curacao)
  • Nolan Arenado – Lake Forest (Calif.) LL
  • Kris Bryant – Peccole LL (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Brandon Crawford – Pleasanton (Calif.) National LL
  • Jake Cronenworth – St. Clair (Mich.) LL
  • Freddie Freeman – Long Beach (Calif.) LL
  • Juan Soto – Banco Central LL (Santo Domingo, D.R.) – 2010 LLB Caribbean Regional
  • Trea Turner – West Boynton Beach (Fla.) LL
  • Zack Wheeler – Smyrna (Ga.) LL

Home Run Derby Participants:

  • Pete Alonso – Tampa Bay (Fla.) LL
  • Shoehei Ohtani – Mizusawa (Japan) LL

MLB All-Star Futures Game:

  • Luis Campusano – Masters City LL (Augusta, Ga.)
  • Brennen Davis – Queen Creek (Ariz.) LL
  • Jake Eder – East Boynton Beach (Fla.) LL
  • Nolan Gorman – Deer Valley LL (Glendale, Ariz.)
  • Andre Jackson – Rincon LL (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • Max Meyer – Woodbury Area (Minn.) LL
  • Nick Pratto – Ocean View LL (Huntington Beach, Calif.) – 2011 LLBWS
  • Cole Ragans – Northwest Leon LL (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • Bryson Stott – Silverado LL (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Spencer Torkelson – Petaluma Valley (Calif.) LL
  • Ryan Vilade – Rose Capital West American LL (Tyler, Texas)
  • Cole Winn – North Boulder (Colo.) LL

MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game:

  • CC Sabathia – North Vallejo (Calif.) LL
  • JoJo Siwa – Keystone LL (Omaha, Neb.)

To learn more about former Little Leaguers who have gone on to major league careers, including a list of active MLB alumni, visit

NOTE: If you know of a Little League graduate that would fit into any of these categories and is not listed, please complete the Little League Alumni Submission form.

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