Kevin Pillar Among LA Times’ Los Angeles-Area MLB All-Stars

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LOS ANGELES — With the Los Angeles area being a hotbed for baseball talent, the LA Times put together its own Major League Baseball All-Star team using only players who were locally produced and former Cal State Dominguez Hills and current Toronto Blue Jay center fielder Kevin Pillar made the list.Pillar played his collegiate career (2008-11) with the Toros and holds several records including the NCAA Division II record of hitting in 54 consecutive games back in 2010. As a Blue Jay, he’s been a finalist for the Gold Glove award on several occasions and has helped them reach the American League Championship series the last two seasons. Here is the rest of the All-Stars based on position.

MLB Team
Kurt Suzuki
Cal State Fullerton
Atlanta Braves
Backup Catcher
Chris Stewart
Canyon Springs HS
Pittsburgh Pirates
First Base
Freddie Freeman
El Modena HS
Atlanta Braves
Backup First Base
Mark Trumbo
Villa Park HS
Baltimore Orioles
Second Base
Chase Utley
Los Angeles Dodgers
Backup Second Base
Chase D’Arnaud
Atlanta Braves
Third Base
Nolan Arenado
El Toro HS
Colorado Rockies
Backup Third Base
Justin Turner
Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles Dodgers

Evan Longoria
Long Beach State
Tampa Bay Rays
Brandon Crawford
San Francisco Giants
Backup Shortstop
Troy Tulowitzki
Long Beach State
Toronto Blue Jays
Left Field
Ryan Braun
Granada Hills HS
Milwaukee Brewers
Center Fielder
Kevin Pillar
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Toronto Blue Jays
Right Field
Khris Davis
Cal State Fullerton
Oakland Athletics
Backup Outfielders
Christian Yelich
Westlake HS
Miami Marlins
Designated Hitter
Giancarlo Stanton
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame HS
Miami Marlins

Chris Parmelee
Chino Hills HS
New York Yankees

Anthony Gose
Bellflower HS
Detroit Tigers
Starting Pitchers
Gerrit Cole
Pittsburgh Pirates

Marco Estrada
Long Beach State
Toronto Blue Jays

Kyle Hendricks
Capistrano Valley HS
Chicago Cubs

Ian Kennedy
St. Louis …

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