University of Alabama Baseball
Alabama baseball is steeped in tradition with 25 conference championships, 21 NCAA Regional appearances, 14 SEC Championships, seven SEC Tournament titles and five College World Series appearances.
The Crimson Tide program has also developed a number of players to play at the next level, with 131 MLB draft picks since its inception in 1966 and 62 former players reaching the big leagues.
Alabama has had as many as eight former players play in the Major Leagues this season. The Crimson Tide has six current Major League Baseball players including Alex Avila (C, Detroit Tigers), Lance Cormier (RHP, Tampa Bay Rays), Tommy Hunter (RHP, Texas Rangers), Wade LeBlanc (LHP, San Diego Padres), Taylor Tankersley (Florida Marlins) and David Robertson (RHP, New York Yankees). Matt Downs (INF, San Francisco Giants) and Paul Phillips (C, Colorado Rockies) have also spent time in the big leagues this season.