MLB players in general see a large proportion from the area, although I hear its dwindling. Growing up there everyone plays t-ball and then little league, pretty much a right of passage. I didn't even like baseball, I quit in little league and switched to soccer, but all my friends stayed with it and about a third of them made it all the way to HS varsity which is just so competitive. Where else do you go and see a section roped off for scouts at just about every league game?You could be right. It's just funny how so many of them from the LA area. Maybe just coincidental.