Oct. 10, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – College Baseball Insider.com released a complete list of the former Division I players participating in the 2007 Major League Baseball postseason. Florida State was one of three Division I schools that listed four players each on the postseason rosters to lead the nation. The other two schools included Long Beach State and LSU.
The four former Seminoles included brothers J.D. and Stephen Drew, Kevin Cash and Doug Mientkiewicz. Three of the four players remain in contention for a World Series title including a possible Drew vs. Drew match-up in the Fall Classic. J.D. Drew and Cash, who are in their first season with the Boston Red Sox, will take on the Cleveland Indians beginning Friday, October 12 in the American League Championship Series. Stephen Drew will lead the Arizona Diamondbacks in a showdown against their West Division rival, the Colorado Rockies in the National League Championship Series which starts Thursday, October 11.
Doug Mientkiewicz, who was in his first season with the New York Yankees, played in all four postseason games with the Yankees before New York was eliminated by the Indians three games to one.
Luis Alicea, who played second base for the Seminoles for three seasons (1984-86) earning All-America honors in 1986, is also participating in this year’s postseason but as a coach. Alicea currently serves as the first base coach for the Boston Red Sox.
In all, there are 78 players representing 53 Division I schools that are on Major League postseason rosters in 2007.