There are 14 former Cape League players in the 2018 World Series; six on the Boston Red Sox and eight on the Los Angeles Dodgers. That’s 35.7% of all players!
Boston Red Sox
RHP Matt Barnes (Wareham 2009-2010)
RHP Joe Kelly (Yarmouth-Dennis 2008)
LHP Chris Sale (Yarmouth-Dennis 2009)
1B Mitch Moreland (Bourne 2006-2007)
1B/OF Steve Pearce (Cotuit 2004)
OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (Hyannis 2009)
Los Angeles Dodgers
LHP Scott Alexander (Brewster 2009)
RHP Walker Buehler (Yarmouth-Dennis 2014)
RHP Dylan Floro (Hyannis 2011)
LHP Rich Hill (Chatham 2000-2001)
C Yasmani Grandal (Brewster 2008)
3B Justin Turner (Yarmouth-Dennis 2005)
IF Max Muncy (Wareham 2010-2011)
UTIL Chris Taylor (Yarmouth-Dennis 2011)
CapeCod.com reported on Tuesday 10/23 that each team has seven players each on their World Series rosters. However, that is inaccurate because they missed the latest team roster moves. Drew Pomeranz replaced Brandon Workman (Wareham 2008-2009) on the Red Sox roster. Scott Alexander (Brewster 2009) was added to the Dodgers roster, replacing Caleb Furguson.
CapeCod.com and the Cape Cod Times (“Standouts from Cape League to World Series”) incorrectly listed Steve Pearce as playing for Cotuit in 2007. He played for the Kettleers in 2004. Pearce played in the Pirates minor league system from 2005-2007, before being promoted to the bigs on September 1. 2007.