I knew this day would come. I’ve feared it for quite some time. I am old.
Growing up, one of my favorite things to do while poring over my massive baseball card collection was to check the birthdays of the rookies and youngest players in the league. It was really cool to begin seeing the first players who were born in my decade. Now, there are players starring in the postseason who were in diapers when the strike was shutting down baseball in 1994 and 1995 and Bartolo Colon was debuting in 1997. Carlos Correa was in the womb when Colon signed in 1993. Let’s hope Kris Bryant, born in 1992, was out of diapers when Colon was throwing his first big league pitch.
I am 26 years old, and I feel ancient. You could field an entire All-Star team of players who tore up the postseason who are younger than me. Baseball’s future is incredibly great shape, considering under-25’s like Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado, and Miguel Sano did not even play in the postseason.
So, without further ado, here is the Major League postseason under-25 All-Star roster that has me feeling like an old man.