Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too.

Here is a look at their MWL statistics, starting with the Royals because they have more former Midwest Leaguers.

Kansas City Royals

MGR Ned Yost batted .192 with 6 HR and 27 RBI in 79 games with the 1975 Wausau Mets.

OF Lorenzo Cain batted .192 with 3 RBI in 15 games with the 2009 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

LHP Tim Collins went 4-2 with a 1.58 ERA, 14 saves and 98 strikeouts in 68.1 IP for the 2008 Lansing Lugnuts.

RHP Wade Davis went 7-12 with a 3.02 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 146 IP for the 2006 Southwest Michigan Devil Rays.

LHP Danny Duffy went 8-4 with a 2.20 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 81.2 IP for the 2008 Burlington Bees.

OF Jarrod Dyson played 27 games with the Burlington Bees (10 in 2007, 17 in 2009), collectively batting .317 with 5 RBI and 12 SB.

RHP Jason Frasor went 7-4 with a 3.12 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 95.1 IP for the 1999-2000 West Michigan Whitecaps.

RHP Kelvin Herrera pitched in 12 games for the 2008-10 Burlington Bees, going 5-3 with a 3.51 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 59 IP.

1B Eric Hosmer batted .254 with 5 HR and 49 RBI in 79 games with the 2009 Burlington Bees.

2B Omar Infante batted .229 with 5 RBI in 12 games with the 2000 West Michigan Whitecaps. He also went 2-for-5 during a two-game rehab stint with the 2013 Whitecaps.

3B Mike Moustakas batted .272 with 22 HR and 71 RBI in 126 games with the 2008 Burlington Bees.

C Salvador Perez batted .189 with 7 RBI in 36 games with the 2009 Burlington Bees.

RHP Yordano Ventura went 4-6 with a 4.27 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 84.1 IP for the 2011 Kane County Cougars.

OF Josh Willingham batted .259 with 7 HR, 36 RBI and 24 SB in 97 games with the 2001 Kane County Cougars.

Yordano Ventura throws a pitch for the Kane County Cougars in August 2011. (Photo by Donnell Collins/Sun-Times Media)

Yordano Ventura throws a pitch for the Kane County Cougars in August 2011. (Photo by Donnell Collins/Sun-Times Media)

San Francisco Giants

MGR Bruce Bochy batted .243 in 30 games with the 1976 Dubuque Packers.

LHP Jeremy Affeldt went 0-3 with a 9.53 ERA and 8 strikeouts in 17 IP for the 1998 Lansing Lugnuts.

INF Joaquin Arias batted .266 with 3 HR, 48 RBI and 12 SB in 130 games with the 2003 Battle Creek Yankees.

RHP Santiago Casilla pitched in 39 games for the 2003-04 Kane County Cougars, going 1-1 with a 1.62 ERA, 16 saves and 77 strikeouts in 72.1 IP.

LHP Javier Lopez pitched in 36 games for the 1998-99 South Bend Silver Hawks, going 6-10 with a 6.17 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 143 IP.

RHP Jake Peavy went 13-8 with a 2.90 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 133.2 IP for the 2000 Fort Wayne Wizards.

Jake Peavy warming up in the bullpen for the 2000 Fort Wayne Wizards.

Jake Peavy warming up in the bullpen for the 2000 Fort Wayne Wizards. (Photo courtesy of the Fort Wayne TinCaps)

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