Colleges that Graduate the Most Players to the Majors (Update 2/23/10)

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As I have found out from our great readers, the Databank dataset is not close to having all the colleges and players matched up.  As two separate readers pointed out, they numbers are off, by about 50% less, when compared to the lists at Baseball-reference and the Baseball Almanac.   I really don't understand the difference between the Databank dataset and the Baseball-reference because they are both run by the same people.

So to clear up the problem, I have put all three groups together in a spreadsheet for people to reference with all the totals from each of the three sources.  Also, here is an all-time list of the top 20 from Baseball Almanac and how the other 2 compare:


Baseball Almanac
Baseball Reference
Databank Dataset
University
Rank Number Rank Number Rank Number
University of Southern California 1 99 1 100 7 42
University of Texas at Austin 2 98 2 95 3 51
Arizona State University 3 92 3 90 1 65
Stanford University 4 80 4 82 2 54
University of Michigan 5 77 6 72 18 25
College of the Holy Cross 6 76 5 77 none N/A
University of Illinois 7 70 7 69 48 13
University of Arizona 8 68 11 60 5 47
University of California, Los Angeles 9 67 9 63 4 49
University of Alabama 10 62 13 58 20 22
Louisiana State University 11 62 12 59 17 26
University of Oklahoma 12 61 14 57 10 34
Florida State University 13 59 17 55 6 44
Saint Mary's College of California 14 58 10 62 91 8
University of Notre Dame 15 57 8 67 65 10
Fordham University 16 56 15 56 236 3
Santa Clara University 17 55 15 56 58 11
University of Pennsylvania 18 53 18 53 135 6
University of California 18 53 19 50 20 22
University of Florida 20 52 19 50 10 34

Notes: 

  • The Databank data is effectively useless.  They have no one from Holy Cross in witch the other 2 have in the top 6.  Now I find out that some work I have previously done is now worthless.
  • More northern schools now make the list than the previous one.

I will keep the original article after the jump (I hope MGL doesn't lose his cookies) for reference.

 

Since my move to Wichita, I have taken back up ultimate frisbee.  The team meets at the new indoor practice facility for the Wichita State baseball and softball teams.  Inside it shows all the players that are All-Americans and a list of players to make it to the majors.  This got me thinking of which universities have the most talent get to the majors.  The following is a list of all universities that have 10 more players that made it to the bigs.  I didn't really want to look at how good they were, as a couple of studs could really move a team up.  Also this list is for players born after 1965.  An all-time list is after the jump.

Rank College Number
1 Stanford 37
2 UCLA 23
3 Arizona 22
3 Florida State 22
3 Arizona State 22
6 Florida 20
7 Louisiana State 19
7 Georgia Tech 19
9 Texas 19
10 Oklahoma State 18

 

Rank College Number
11 Oklahoma 17
11 Clemson 17
11 Miami (FL) 17
14 USC 16
15 Pepperdine 15
15 Nebraska 15
15 Cal St. Fullerton 15
18 Auburn 14
18 Fresno State 14
18 Alabama 14
18 Texas Tech 14
18 South Carolina 14
18 Michigan 14
18 Rice 14
25 Houston 13
25 Tennessee 13
27 North Carolina 12
27 Wichita State 12
27 Mississippi 12
30 South Alabama 11
30 Cal State Fullerton 11
32 Creighton 10
32 Nevada 10
32 Washington State 10
32 San Diego State 10
32 Texas A&M 10
32 Georgia 10

Notes:

  • Not many schools list in the North, with Michigan being the leader with 18
  • Wichita St. holds up decently

All time list (many of the same names)

Rank College Number
1 Arizona State 65
2 Stanford 54
3 Texas 51
4 UCLA 49
5 Arizona 47
6 Florida State 44
7 USC 42
8 Miami (FL) 36
9 Cal St. Fullerton 36
10 Florida 34
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