[Updated 3/9/2016]

By Scott Barancik, Editor

At least 20 Jewish players are participating in Spring Training for a Major League team in 2016.

The list includes eight active Major Leaguers and 11 minor leaguers, a majority of whom have MLB experience. One non-roster invitee, Houston Astros prospect Alex Bregman, was drafted in 2015 and is ranked 42nd on Baseball America’s preseason list of the Top 100 prospects.

Notably absent from the list is Phillies prospect Jeremy Bleich, who delivered a 2.60 ERA during a brief Triple-A stint last year.

Player Franchise Level
1 Ryan Braun Brewers MLB
2 Scott Feldman Astros MLB
3 Sam Fuld A’s MLB
4 Ian Kinsler Tigers MLB
5 Jon Moscot Reds MLB
6 Joc Pederson Dodgers MLB
7 Kevin Pillar Blue Jays MLB
8 Danny Valencia A’s MLB
9 Craig Breslow Marlins AAA*
10 Ike Davis Rangers AAA*
11 Cody Decker Royals AAA*
12 Nate Freiman Braves AAA*
13 Ryan Kalish Cubs AAA*
14 Ryan Lavarnway Braves AAA*
15 Josh Zeid Angels AAA*
16 Richard Bleier Yankees AAA
17 Danny Rosenbaum Red Sox AAA
18 Zach Borenstein D’backs AA
19 Zack Weiss Reds AA
20 Alex Bregman Astros A-adv

* Played in MLB
NRI = non-roster invitee

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