MLB Players By Country 2023
MLB players by country include over 1,000 athletes from the States. The Dominican Republic is second on the list, with a hundred and seventy-one personnel in the league.
|South Korea||6 (0.4%)|
|Dominican Republic||171 (11.4%)|
|Country||Number of Players (Percentage)|
|Puerto Rico||33 (2.2%)|
Mexico has twenty-four representatives in the major league this season, the most since 2005. Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Cuba are other countries that have ten or more athletes in the major league.
Here is a list of some countries with the most representatives in the league:
1. USA - 70.7 per cent
The States had seven hundred and ninety-six players during the MLB opening day roster, which has now crossed the thousand mark. The States has produced about nineteen thousand MLB athletes, including 277 Hall of Famers.
The USA has been home to some of the greatest baseball representatives, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and more.
2. Dominican Rebuplic - 11.4 per cent
The Dominican Republic has been the second-highest producer of MLB representatives ever since data were kept. The country has produced some of the best generational talents like Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, and Sammy Sosa.
Fernando Tatis Jr., Nelson Cruz, and Juan Soto are among some of the best personnel representing Dominica this season. Further, they have four legends in the Hall of Fame.
3. Venezuela – 7.1 per cent
Venezuela, the country that produced talent like Luis Aparicio, the only Venezuelan Hall of Famer, has a hundred and six players in the 2023 MLB season. The country has given birth to a total of 462 MLB personnel.
Miguel Cabrera, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Luis Arraez are among some of the best athletes from the country in the league.
4. Cuba – 2.2 per cent
Cuba has thirty-three representatives in the ongoing major league season. The country has six HOFers, the most from a country other than the USA.
Yordan Alvarez and Miguel Vargas are some of the best athletes in the major league from Cuba. The country has been home to legends of the sport like Rafael Palmeiro, Tony Oliva, and Jose Mendez.
5. Puerto Rico – 1.9 per cent
Three hundred and two players have represented Puerto Rico in the major league till now. Twenty-eight are still active in the league, including Willi Castro, Javier Baez, and Roberto Perez.
Roberto Clemente is perhaps the best sportsman to come out of the country. He is one of the four HOFers from Puerto Rico, joining the likes of Ivan Rodriguez, Orlando Cepeda, and Roberto Alomar.
6. Mexico - 1.6 per cent
Mexico, with twenty-four representatives, is sixth on the list. The country has given birth to a hundred and forty-five major leaguers throughout history, including Fernando Valenzuela, the first Mexican superstar in the league.
Randy Arozarena, Julio Urias, Victor Gonzalez, and Luis Cessa are some of the current Mexican athletes in the league.
7. Canada - 1 per cent
Canada is the last nation on the list to produce more than a hundred major leaguers. The country has been home to two hundred and sixty-two major league players, including two HOFers, Fergie Jenkins and Larry Walker.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., James Paxton, and Zach Pop are some of the current players.
What Percentage Of MLB Players Are Hispanic?
About thirty percent of the major league personnel were Hispanic in the 2023 season. The number of Hispanic athletes is increasing each season in the league.
Jose Miranda, Miguel Vargas, Ronald Acuna Jr., Alejandro Kirk, and Edward Cabrera are among the best Hispanic sportsmen in the league. Some of the greatest athletes in the league have been Hispanic, including Alex Rodrigues, Albert Pujols, and more.
The league and teams have greatly impacted the rise of Hispanic players through their constant effort to promote and respect them. For example, the Dodgers celebrate the history of Hispanic players through Mexican Heritage Night.
Similarly, other MLB teams also celebrate the Hispanic roots through different events.