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Here are the former players from every team playing in the World Series


A Reddit user recently pointed out that every single team (except the Rockies) has a former player of theirs in this year’s World Series.

Reddit user Constant_Gardner11 recently posted an interesting stat about this year’s Fall Classic matchup: Every MLB team (except the Rockies) has at least one former player of theirs that made an appearance for the 2022 Houston Astros or 2022 Philadelphia Phillies.

It is worth pointing out that this list includes players who only appeared in the minor leagues for certain organizations, it is not strictly going off of major league service time.

While all teams have a player eligible for a ring, let’s break down the ones that are going to be participating in the series.

Former Angels players in 2022 World Series

  • Martín Maldonado (Astros)
  • Jean Segura (Phillies)
  • Brandon Marsh (Phillies)
  • Noah Syndergaard (Phillies)

Maldonado won his only career Gold Glove Award as a member of the 2017 Angels club. Jason Castro and Will Smith (Astros) are both inactive for the World Series.

Former Athletics players in 2022 World Series

Utilityman Yairo Muñoz and pitchers Jeurys Familia and Tyler Cyr made regular season appearances for the Phillies but none of the trio are on the postseason roster.

Former Blue Jays players in 2022 World Series

  • Aledmys Díaz (Astros)
  • Brad Hand (Phillies)
  • Noah Syndergaard (Phillies)

Bradley Zimmer and Vinny Nittoli of the Phillies will receive a ring if the Phils manage to win the series, but Zimmer is in the Blue Jays organization and Nittoli is in the minors in Philadelphia.

Former Brewers players in 2022 World Series

  • Martín Maldonado (Astros)
  • Mauricio Dubon (Astros)
  • Jean Segura (Phillies)

There are a whole slew of players that are on each club’s roster but they are either injured or listed as inactive including Astros players Michael Brantley and Will Smith as well as Phillies reliever Corey Knebel.

Former Cardinals players in 2022 World Series

  • Aledmys Díaz (Astros)
  • Edmundo Sosa (Phillies)

Yairo Muñoz, Óscar Mercado and JoJo Romero would all secure rings if the Phillies top the Astros.

Former Cubs players in 2022 World Series

  • Martín Maldonado (Astros)
  • Kyle Schwarber (Phillies)
  • David Robertson (Phillies)
  • Nick Castellanos (Phillies)

Relief pitcher James Norwood made 20 appearances out of the Phillies bullpen this year before being traded to the Red Sox. He would get a ring if the Phillies win it all.

Former Diamondbacks players in 2022 World Series

Shortstop Didi Gregorius (free agent) and pitchers Chris Devenski and Vinny Nittoli also qualify.

Former Dodgers players in 2022 World Series

Pedro Baez (Astros) and Bubby Rossman (Phillies) would also qualify for a ring, as well as Corey Knebel (Phillies) who is injured.

Former Giants players in 2022 World Series

  • Mauricio Dubón (Astros)
  • Zack Wheeler (Phillies)

Each of Taylor Jones (Astros), Sam Coonrod (Phillies), Michael Plassmeyer (Phillies) and Tyler Cyr (Phillies) would earn a ring as well. Will Smith (Astros) is currently listed as inactive.

Former Guardians players in 2022 World Series

Phil Maton and Michael Brantley (Astros) are both injured but would earn rings, as would Yainer Diaz (Astros), Bradley Zimmer (Phillies) and Óscar Mercado (Phillies).

Former Mariners players in 2022 World Series

  • Rafael Montero (Astros)
  • Jean Segura (Phillies)

Each of the trio of Michael Plassmeyer, Vinny Nittoli and Nick Duron of the Phillies would receive a ring as well.

Former Marlins players in 2022 World Series

  • Ryne Stanek (Astros)
  • J.T. Realmuto (Phillies)
  • Andrew Bellatti (Phillies)
  • Brad Hand (Phillies)

It’s nice to see Realmuto getting his shot at a ring after missing out annually with the Marlins.

Former Mets players in 2022 World Series

  • Rafael Montero (Astros)
  • Zack Wheeler (Phillies)
  • Brad Hand (Phillies)
  • Noah Syndergaard (Phillies)

There are some seriously talented arms here. Jeurys Familia would also earn a ring since he briefly played for the Phillies.

Former Nationals players in 2022 World Series

  • Kyle Schwarber (Phillies)
  • Bryce Harper (Phillies)
  • Brad Hand (Phillies)

See the statement on J.T. Realmuto above, same goes for Harper.

Former Orioles players in 2022 World Series

Mancini is one of the good guys in the league and is highly deserving of a ring. Michael Kelly (Phillies) would earn one as well for his stint on the club.

Former Padres players in 2022 World Series

  • Zach Eflin (Phillies)
  • Brad Hand (Phillies)

If there is a lesson to be learned here, it’s that Brad Hand has played for everybody at some point. Phil Maton and Jason Castro (Astros, injured) as well as James Norwood and Michael Kelly (Phillies) are eligible for rings as well.

Former Rangers players in 2022 World Series

  • Rafael Montero (Astros)
  • Kyle Gibson (Phillies)

Odúbel Herrera and Corey Knebel (Phillies) are eligible for rings.

Former Rays players in 2022 World Series

  • Ryne Stanek (Astros)
  • Andrew Bellatti (Phillies)
  • José Alvarado (Phillies)
  • David Robertson (Phillies)

Jose Siri and Jake Odorizzi (Astros) as well as Roman Quinn, Cristopher Sánchez and Michael Plassmeyer (Phillies) are ring-eligible.

Former Red Sox players in 2022 World Series

  • Mauricio Dubón (Astros)
  • Christian Vázquez (Astros)
  • Ryan Pressly (Astros)
  • Kyle Schwarber (Phillies)

The Phillies would also have Yairo Muñoz, Simón Muzziotti, Jeurys Familia, Nick Duron and James Norwood eligible for rings.

Former Reds players in 2022 World Series

  • Nick Castellanos (Phillies)

Jose Siri (Astros) and Didi Gregorius (Phillies) are also eligible. Siri is on the Rays and Gregorius is a free agent.

Former Royals players in 2022 World Series

  • Martín Maldonado (Astros)

Remember when I said it seems like Brad Hand has played for everybody? Ditto for Maldonado. Jake Odorizzi and Will Smith (Astros) as well as Roman Quinn (Phillies) are eligible for rings.

Former Tigers players in 2022 World Series

  • Justin Verlander (Astros)
  • Nick Castellanos (Phillies)

Justin Verlander may add a second ring to his Hall of Fame resume. Corey Knebel of the Phillies is injured but would still receive a ring.

Former Twins players in 2022 World Series

  • Ryan Pressly (Astros)
  • Kyle Gibson (Phillies)

Each of Jason Castro, Niko Goodrum and Jake Odorizzi (Astros) would earn a ring, as would Vinny Nittoli of the Phillies.

Former White Sox players in 2022 World Series

  • David Robertson (Phillies)

Chris Devenski (Phillies) is also eligible for a ring.

Former Yankees players in 2022 World Series

  • Andrew Bellatti (Phillies)
  • David Robertson (Phillies)

The Astros don’t have anybody that would earn a ring that’s not on the current roster but the Phillies have each of Didi Gregorius, Donny Sands, Nick Nelson and Vinny Nittoli.



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