Gators on MLB rosters

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Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts after hitting during the first round in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby in Cleveland. He went on to win the event. The MLB All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

A total of 19 former Florida players were listed on 60-man pools of Major League Baseball teams. All 14 SEC schools are represented among the 2020 rosters (143 total players).

Florida led the way from the SEC, followed by Vanderbilt with 16, LSU with 14, Arkansas with 13 and South Carolina with 12.

According to MLB’s Operating Manual for the upcoming season, all players on a 40-man roster “that the Club anticipates participating” during the season are included in the player pool, while the rest are made up of non-40-man roster players under contract.

No team will be allowed to exceed the limit of 60 players in its player pool at any time during camp or the regular season.

The 2020 season will open on July 23 or 24 with 30-man active rosters. Players not in that group will be assigned to an alternate training site, likely a nearby Minor League affiliate ballpark.

The Gators listed:

Pete Alonso, New York Mets

Shaun Anderson, San Francisco

Harrison Bader, St. Louis

Anthony DeSclafani, Cincinnati

Dane Dunning, Chicago White Sox

Alex Faedo, Detroit

Eric Hanhold, Baltimore

Jonathan India, Cincinnati

Brian Johnson, Boston

Mark Kolozsvary, Cincinnati

Jackson Kowar, Kansas City

Richie Martin, Baltimore

Scott Moss, Cleveland

Darren O’Day, Atlanta

A.J. Puk, Oakland

Buddy Reed, Oakland

Justin Shafer, Cincinnati

Brady Singer, Kansas City

Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay