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Seven World Series Players Played High School Baseball In California

posted Dec 5, 2017, 9:48 AM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 4:49 PM by William Walstrom ]
December 5, 2017   

A total of seven players in the 2017 World Series played high school baseball in California.

Dodger Outfielder Joc Pederson (Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto) was the only Bay Area high school grad on a World Series roster in 2017. Pederson is the son of Stu Pederson, a former professional player and a one time Cupertino coach.

Dodger pitcher Brandon Morrow (Rancho Cotate HS, Rohnert Park), was the only other player who played in high school in Northern California.

Three other Dodger Players, Austin Barnes (Riverside Poly, Riverside),  Justin Turner (Mayfair HS, Lakewood) and Chase Utley (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach), and two Astros pitchers Chris Devenski (Gahr HS, Cerritos) and Joe Musgrove, (Grossmont HS, El Cajon), who played high school ball in Southern California, accounted for the rest of the California grads.

Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers
Joc Pederson

Stu Pederson
 Stu Pederson