Nine former Florida Baseball players on opening day MLB rosters

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Anthony DeSclafani

Another old soul still hanging around, DeSclafani spent three seasons with Florida baseball with rather middling stats. He left Gainesville with a career ERA of 5.36 and had an NCAA Tournament ERA of 19.64 in four appearances.

Toronto still drafted him in 2011, but he made his way to The Show with Miami in 2014. He then settled with Cincinnati from 2015 to 2020. He signed a three-year contract with San Francisco in 2021.

He will be with the Twins in 2024, though forearm strain concerns have him on the DL to start the season.

He has a career ERA of 4.20 with a record of 54-46.

Dane Dunning

Dunning was an effective arm out of the bullpen for the Gators. During the 2016 NCAA Tournament, he pitched 15.1 innings, only allowing one earned run. He finished 2016 with an ERA of 2.29.

Washington drafted him in the first round in 2016, but he was soon traded to the Chicago White Sox.

Dunning had Tommy John surgery and didn’t make his MLB debut until 2020.

He was involved in the trade with Texas that sent Lance Lynn to Chicago. Dunning once again had surgery in 2022, this time on his hip.

But last season was a bit of a breakout season for Dunning, sporting a 3.70 ERA and a 12-7 record. He went on to make three scoreless appearances in the World Series as Texas ended the year lifting the trophy.