Before they found their way to the highest levels of college baseball and even the pros, countless players started out in the Little League World Series. 

Hundreds of schools across three divisions of NCAA baseball have fielded teams for numerous years, making it difficult to pinpoint every athlete that’s participated on a college program and in the LLWS. But though this compilation isn’t comprehensive, we’ve put together a list of some of the most notable players who stepped on the collegiate and LLWS baseball diamond at some point in their careers.

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Scott Kingery, Arizona (2013-15)

Kingery at Arizona.

LLWS team and year: Ahwatukee American, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2006

College career: Kingery was an absolute monster during his three-year stint at Arizona, achieving a .351 batting average with 80 RBIs and only 65 strikeouts in his career. And the most unbelievable part of it all? He was a walk on before becoming the 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year. 

MLB career: Philadelphia Phillies (2018-present)

Andrew Stevenson, LSU (2013-15)

Andrew Stevenson at LSU.

LLWS team and year: Lafayette, Lafayette, La. | 2005

College career: As a dual-threat with his bat and his quick feet, Stevenson was a tough out with the LSU Tigers. He was a left-handed hitter with the more-than-competent ability to steal bases, taking 40 of them throughout his time in college. Notching 70 RBIs and securing a .311 batting average in three seasons, the offensive threat found a way to be reliable without overwhelming power at the plate. 

MLB career: Washington Nationals (2017-present)

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Michael Conforto, Oregon State (2012-14)

Conforto at Oregon State.

LLWS team and year: Redmond North, Redmond, Wash. | 2004

College career: In three campaigns with Oregon State — that boasted two Pac-12 Player of the Year awards — the hard-hitting slugger totaled a .340 batting average and a 1.020 OPS to go along with 179 RBIs and 31 dingers. He’s one of just three ballplayers in history to play in the Little League World Series, College World Series and MLB World Series. 

MLB career: New York Mets (2015-present)

Devon Travis, Florida State (2010-12)

Devon Travis at FSU.

LLWS team and year: East Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach, Fla. | 2003

College career: The second baseman was formidable in Tallahassee and sported above-average plate discipline with less than 100 strikeouts in three years on Florida State. Travis also put up 17 homers, knocked in 99 runs and proved to be a hitting machine with a batting average of .314 in his career. 

MLB career: Toronto Blue Jays (2015-2018), GCL Braves coach (2021-present)

Brady Rodgers, Arizona State (2010-12)

Brady Rodgers with the Houston Astros.

LLWS team and year: Lamar, Richmond, Texas | 2003

College career: Second to only one on Arizona State’s all-time best career ERA leaders list, Rodgers went 23-10 in 52 games with the Sun Devils, primarily working as a starter. His reputation as a strikeout hound, sitting down 233 batters in his college career, added him to the Golden Spikes conversation in 2012. 

MLB career: Houston Astros (2016-2019)

Lance Lynn, Ole Miss (2006-08)