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Major League Baseball Under-25 All-Star Team


  • Luis Severino – New York Yankees #40

(Born: February 20, 1994) (Sabana De La Mar, Dominican Republic)


(23) After struggling on early in his career, many baseball experts weren’t sure if Luis Severino had what it took to be a Major League starting pitcher. Everyone knew he had talent and high quality pitching ability, but the question remained – was Severino a starting pitcher or a dominant bullpen guy? Becoming the first place New York Yankees ace so far in 2017 has made many of those same questions disappear. His 5-2 record is impressive but so is 2.99 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 90/22 K/BB ratio. Severino will be the ace of the New York Yankees for many years to come and I’d love to have him be my #1 starter on this young All-Under 25 pitching staff as well.

  • Lance McCullers Jr. – Houston Astros #43

(Born: February 20, 1994) (Sabana De La Mar, Dominican Republic)


(23)More like a 1-B to a 1-A than a #2 starter, Lance McCullers Jr. has very similar numbers to a fellow 23 year old pitcher on this team, Luis Severino. Compared to Severino’s 5-2 record, 2.99 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 90/22 K/BB ratio, McCullers Jr. owns a 6-1 record, 2.58 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 89/23 K/BB ratio. Nearly identical. Just like in Houston, where he is the #2 starter behind ace Dallas Keuchel, I have McCullers Jr. as my #2 starter on this deadly rotation. He could very easily be the ace but sometimes it’s all about being comfortable and unless my eyes are deceiving me, McCullers Jr. looks more than comfortable in the #2 starting spot.
Dylan Bundy – Baltimore Orioles #37 

(Born: November 15, 1992) (Tulsa, Oklahoma)


(24)The Baltimore Orioles might have 99 starting pitching problems but Dylan Bundy ain’t one. So far in 2017, Bundy owns a 7-6 record and ranks in the top five for starting pitchers under 25 in ERA (3.29) and WHIP (1.17). While the Orioles certainly need more than just Bundy to win ball games, luckily for him here – he has several other young arms to balance out the rotation. Putting Bundy as the #3 starter will relieve some stress from him performing as the ace and will let Dylan over excel as the team’s third best starting pitcher. I saw Bundy pitch in person and the guy has electrifying stuff. Not an ace, but definitely worthy of one of the top 5 rotation spots.

  • Jose Berrios – Minnesota Twins #17

(Born: May 27, 1994) (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)


(23)Jose Berrios has been phenomenal so far in the early stages of the 2017 MLB season. After seven starts, Berrios owns a 6-1 record with a 2.74 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 45/14 K/BB ratio. While his numbers are incredible, he does only have 7 starts so far under his belt this year and I do need to see a full season of this magic before I am a true believer. Until then, Berrios is my team’s #4 starting pitcher, which is quite impressive since he has 6 less starts than every other pitcher in the rotation. Berrios looks like the real deal and is the third Twins’ player so far to make the all Under-25 squad, highlighting how promising the future looks in Minnesota.


  • Michael Fulmer – Detroit Tigers #32

(Born: March 15, 1993) (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)


(24)Last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, Michael Fulmer, continues his pitching success so far in 2017. While his numbers are slightly down from last season, Fulmer is not in a sophomore slump in any sense of the word. Fulmer actually has more impressive numbers than Dylan Bundy but I always like to have the anchor of my rotation to be consistent and Fulmer has been more than that through his first year and a half in the big leagues. Hopefully if he hears how I think he is the most consistent out of the bunch, maybe that’s good enough for him to forgive me.


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Jake Montgomery (23 - Bellerose, New York) has been a die-hard sports fan since he could swing a bat and toss the pigskin. He graduated from Adelphi University in May 2016 with a B.A. in Communications and a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. His career objective is to combine his passion for sports with his business and on-air abilities to gain experience in the various facets of sports journalism and sports broadcasting. Jake started off his sports broadcasting career as a Promotions Assistant for WFAN Sports Radio (2013-2017). After several years with the FAN, Jake has recently begun a new chapter in his life – 98.7FM ESPN New York. Starting in early April 2017, Jake has already assisted in various promotions and remote broadcasts for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. As a teenager and young adult, Jake was also a successful on-camera and voiceover actor. He is currently a member of SAG-AFTRA Union and has been featured in over 50 television and radio commercials, including Trix Yogurt, Lucky Charms Cereal and even a New York Rangers commercial that aired back in 2006. While Jake follows all sports teams, he is a major fan of the following: New York Yankees (MLB) New York Giants (NFL) and New York Knicks (NBA). He will cover all three of these major sports for KeepingItRealSports.com.

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