All 13 Big 12 Baseball Programs Represented On MLB Opening Day

All 13 Big 12 schools are represented on 2024 Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters with a total of 38 players and one manager.
The Cincinnati Reds lead with five Big 12 players on their roster. Oklahoma has a league-leading six players on Opening Day rosters, followed by TCU and Texas Tech with five. Kansas’ all-time leading hitter, Rob Thomson, is back as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies after leading the squad to back-to-back NLCS appearances.
Former All-Stars Max Muncy (Baylor/Los Angeles Dodgers), Ian Happ (Cincinnati/Chicago Cubs), Matt Carpenter (TCU/St. Louis Cardinals), Josh Jung (Texas Tech/Texas Rangers) and Alek Manoah (West Virginia/Toronto Blue Jays) are all represented on the active roster or injured list.
All 30 MLB teams were scheduled for their U.S.-based Opening Day on Thursday, March 28.

Players from Big 12 Schools on MLB Rosters

Note that rosters are subject to change.


Baylor (4)

Cody Bradford, Texas

Shea Langeliers, Oakland

Nick Loftin, Kansas City

Max Muncy, Los Angeles (NL)

BYU (1)

Michael Rucker, Philadelphia


UCF (2)

Ben Lively, Cleveland

Dylan Moore, Seattle

Cincinnati (2)

Ian Happ, Chicago (NL)

Ryan Noda, Oakland

Houston (2)

Jared Triolo, Pittsburgh

Connor Wong, Boston

Kansas (1)

Rob Thomson, Manager, Philadelphia


K-State (3)

Will Brennan, Cleveland

Nick Martini, Cincinnati

Jordan Wicks, Chicago (NL)

Oklahoma (6)

Chase Anderson, Boston

Cade Cavalli, Washington

Jon Gray, Texas

Jake Irvin, Washington

Steven Okert, Minnesota

Burch Smith, Miami

Oklahoma State (2)

Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Cincinnati

Andrew Heaney, Texas

TCU (5)

Tyler Alexander, Tampa Bay

Matt Carpenter, St. Louis

Nick Lodolo, Cincinnati

Brandon Williamson, Cincinnati

Alex Young, Cincinnati

Texas (1)

Hoby Milner, Milwaukee

Texas Tech (5)

Clayton Beeter, New York (AL)

Danny Coulombe, Baltimore

Josh Jung, Texas

Caleb Kilian, Chicago (NL)

Parker Mushinski, Houston

West Virginia (4)

Michael Grove, Los Angeles (NL)

Alek Manoah, Toronto

John Means, Baltimore

Victor Scott II, St. Louis

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