Baseball Players from Arizona

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).

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


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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