Players from Cincinnati-area schools on MLB rosters

Meet Greater Cincinnati high school alumni and former UC Bearcats, Miami RedHawks and NKU Norse standouts on Opening Day rosters for the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season.

Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi, a newcomer to this year's squad, flies out to center field in the first inning of the MLB Cactus League Spring Training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals on March 4 at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

Andrew Benintendi - Madeira High School

Outfielder, Kansas City Royals

2020: .103, 0 HR, 1 RBI (52 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 26

Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton (12) makes the catch for an out against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training game at American Family Fields of Phoenix on March 26.

Adam Eaton - Miami University

Outfielder, Chicago White Sox

2020: .226, 4 HR, 17 RBI (176 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 32

White Sox-Athletics, Game 1: Adam Engel celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the second inning.

Adam Engel - Loveland High School

Outfielder, Chicago White Sox

2020: .295, 3 HR, 12 RBI (93 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 29

Chicago's Ian Happ celebrates his solo home run in the fifth inning of Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. [File/The Associated Press]

Ian Happ - University of Cincinnati

Outfielder, Chicago Cubs

2020: .258, 12 HR, 28 RBI, (231 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 26

Sep 27, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  Washington Nationals second baseman Josh Harrison (5) fields a ground ball hit by New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (not pictured) in the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Harrison - Princeton High School and University of Cincinnati

Infielder, Washington Nationals

2020: .278, 3 HR, 14 RBI (91 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 33

Atlanta Braves pitcher Nate Jones (49) pitches in the fourth inning during spring training at CoolToday Park on March 2.

Nate Jones - Northern Kentucky University

Pitcher, Atlanta Braves

2020: 0-1, 6.27 ERA in 18 2/3 innings

2021 Opening Day age: 35

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, left, walks toward the clubhouse with teammate Kyle Schwarber at the end of spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Kyle Schwarber - Middletown High School

Outfielder, Washington Nationals

2020: .188, 11 HR, 24 RBI (224 PA)

2021 Opening Day age: 28

Oct 19, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Joe Smith (38) celebrates after a double play during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees in game six of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park.

Joe Smith - Amelia High School

Pitcher, Houston Astros

2020: Opted out

2021 Opening Day age: 37

Milwaukee Brewers Brent Suter delivers a pitch during their game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Phoenix.(Photo/Roy Dabner) ORG XMIT: RDX048

Brent Suter - Moeller High School

Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers

2020: 2-0, 3.13 ERA in 31 2/3 innings

2021 Opening Day age: 31

Sep 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher T.J. Zeuch (71) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Rogers Centre.

T.J. Zeuch - Mason High School

Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays

2020 season: 1-0, 1.59 ERA in 11 1/3 innings

2021 Opening Day age: 25

(Please let us know of anyone we missed. We'll be happy to add them.)

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