The MLB regular season is almost complete and several players with ties to Arizona have made a big mark.

37 players that went to an Arizona high school or college (or were born in Arizona) have made MLB appearances this season.

Who has stood out?

No. 1 on the list has to be former Chandler Hamilton standout Cody Bellinger, who continues to impress during his rookie season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The lone Arizona MLB connection to make the MLB All-Star Game, Bellinger now has 38 home runs in the season, tied for fifth in the league. He has played in 120 games so far this season.

The 38 home runs tie an NL rookie record.

PHOTOS: Arizonans in MLB this season (former high school, college players)

Bellinger isn’t the only Arizona connection shining in MLB this season. The Heat Index takes a look at 13 Arizona connections shining in 2017 (in alphabetical order, through Sept. 18):

Aaron Altherr (Agua Fria)

Altherr is hitting .276 with the Phillies. He has 90 hits, 21 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 556 RBIs on the season.

Bellinger, an All-Star, has 38 home runs in his rookie season with Dodgers. He’s hitting .273 with 88 RBIs and 120 hits. He’s added 23 doubles and walked 57 times. 

Kole Calhoun (ASU, Buckeye)

Calhoun is batting .244 for the Angels. He has 17 home runs, 22 doubles, 67 RBIs and 62 walks. 

Daniel Coulombe (Chaparral)

Coulombe, in 67 appearances, has a 3.67 ERA and a 2-2 record for the Athletics. He has struck out 36 and walked 20 in 49 innings pitched.


Zach Davies (Mesquite)

Davies is 17-9 with a 3.89 ERA for the Brewers. In 180.1 innings, he has struck out 121 batters and walked 51.

Khris Davis (Deer Valley)

Davis has hit .242 for the Athletics this season. He has 39 home runs, along with 127 hits, 26 doubles and 102 RBIs. He has walked 68 times.

Ken Giles (Yavapai College)

Giles has 31 saves for the Astros this season. He has struck out 79 and walked 19 and has an ERA of 2.45.

Tommy Joseph (Horizon)

Joseph it batting .236 for the Phillies on the season with 21 home runs, 66 RBIs, 26 doubles and 113 hits. He has walked 33 times.

Ian Kinsler (ASU, Canyon del Oro)

Kinsler is hitting .236 for the Tigers. He has 122 hits, 22 doubles, 19 home runs and 46 RBIs. He also has 52 walks. 

RELATED: See all of Arizona’s MLB connections in 2017

Mike Leake (ASU)

Leake is 10-12 on the season for the Cardinals and Mariners. He has a 4.01 ERA and has struck out 120 batters in 172.2 innings pitched. He has walked 37 batters.

James Pazos (Highland)

Pazos is 4-5 on the season for the Mariners. He has an ERA of 3.63 in 55 appearances. He has struck out 63 and walked 23 in 52 innings pitched.

Dustin Pedroia (ASU)

Pedroia is hitting .303 for the Red Sox, with 116 hits, 18 doubles, seven home runs and 58 RBIs.

Eric Sogard (ASU, Thunderbird)

Sogard is hitting .272 for the Brewers. He has 62 hits, 15 doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs. He has scored 35 runs.

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