Baseball Players from Arizona

Current Pro Baseball Players From Arizona (MLB 2023)

Baseball Players, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or area code – you always notice players wanting to rep their home area.

Fans tend to do the same thing. It’s always more fun to pull for a player when they’re from your home state (or even your hometown), especially when that player also happens to be playing on your favorite team.

With all that in mind, we went through and pulled the home states (or countries) of every player on the 40-man rosters for each team.

We found 19 players from the state of Arizona which is a very respectable number. 19 tied for the 10th most of any state (tied with North Carolina and Ohio). Over a third of the guys (7) from Arizona were born in Phoenix, with the second highest cities being Peoria (3) and Tucson (3).

MLB Players from Arizona

Here are all 19 guys on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.

Alex VerdugoTucsonRed Sox
Andre JacksonVailDodgers
Beau BriesekeChandlerTigers
Blake PerkinsLitchfield ParkBrewers
Cody BellingerScottsdaleCubs
Darick HallHerefordPhillies
Donny SandsTucsonTigers
Griffin JaxPhoenixTwins
Jake ReedTucsonDodgers
Josh RojasLitchfield ParkDiamondbacks
Josh TaylorPhoenixRoyals
Kyle BradishPeoriaOrioles
Matthew LiberatorePeoriaCardinals
Michael TogliaPhoenixRockies
Nolan GormanPhoenixCardinals
Sam HaggertyPhoenixMariners
Sam HuffPhoenixRangers
Seth MartinezPeoriaAstros
Spenser WatkinsPhoenixOrioles

Player Bios

Here is some background info on a couple of the standout players from the state of Arizona.

Cody Bellinger

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

Cody Bellinger, from Scottsdale, Arizona, has emerged as a dynamic player in Major League Baseball. Bellinger’s path to the majors began at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bellinger quickly made a name for himself with his power hitting and defensive versatility. He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and won the NL MVP award in 2019.

Known for his ability to play both first base and outfield, Bellinger has contributed significantly to the Dodgers with his home runs, RBIs, and stellar defense, playing a key role in their 2020 World Series victory.

Alex Verdugo

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Alex Verdugo, hailing from Tucson, Arizona, has established himself as a talented outfielder in Major League Baseball. Verdugo’s journey in baseball started at Sahuaro High School in Tucson.

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Verdugo has become known for his strong hitting ability and solid outfield defense. After a trade to the Boston Red Sox, he quickly became a key player, known for his high batting average, on-base skills, and reliable play in the outfield.

Verdugo’s consistent performance at the plate and his ability to play all three outfield positions make him a valuable asset to the Red Sox lineup.


California, far and away, has the most current baseball players of any state with 189.

Second most was Florida with 89, followed by Texas (78), New York (42) and Georgia (40).

The Dominican Republic has 120 players currently in major league baseball which is incredibly impressive considering the country has a total population of only 11 million people. By comparison, the state of California has a population of 39 million and the state of Florida has a population of almost 22 million.

Other States

Check out the players from other states as well. We currently only have one other state posted, but check back soon because we’ll have many more up in the next couple of weeks.

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