Pro Baseball Players from Cuba

Current Pro Baseball Players from Cuba (MLB 2023)

If the Baseball World Classic competition has taught us anything, it’s baseball players take a lot of pride in where they’re from. To be fair, this isn’t just in baseball, you’ll find this is every sport from the Olympics to the World Cup.

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 every player’s home state (or country) on the 40-man rosters for each team.

There are 20 countries (other than the US) that are represented in the MLB.

We found 23 players from the country of Cuba on major league rosters. That ranks Cuba tied for 3rd among those 20 countries, behind only the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

2023 MLB Players from Cuba

Here are the 23 guys representing Cuba on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Adolis GarciaCiego de AvilaRangers
Adrian MorejonHavanaPadres
Aledmys DiazSanta ClaraAs
Aroldis ChapmanHolguinRoyals
Cionel PerezLa HabanaOrioles
Johan OviedoHavanaPirates
Jorge SolerHavanaMarlins
Jose AbreuCienfuegosAstros
Jose BarreroHavanaReds
Lourdes Gurriel JrSancti SpiritusDiamondbacks
Luis Robert JrGuantanamoWhite Sox
Miguel VargasLa HabanaDodgers
Nestor CortesSurgidero de BatabanoYankees
Oscar ColasSantiago de CubaWhite Sox
Raisel IglesiasIsla de la JuventudBraves
Randy ArozarenaHavanaRays
Vladimir GutierrezHavanaReds
Yandy DiazSagua la GrandeRays
Yasmani GrandalHavanaWhite Sox
Yennier CanoHavanaOrioles
Yoan MoncadaCienfuegosWhite Sox
Yordan AlvarezLas TunasAstros
Yuli GurrielSancti SpiritusMarlins

Hall of Fame Players from CUBA

In addition to the current players from Cuba, we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame:

NameCityInduction Year
Tony OliviaPinar del Rio2022
Minnie MiñosoPerico2022
José MéndezCárdenas, Matanzas2006
Cristóbal TorrienteCienfuegos2006
Tony PérezCiego de Ávila2000
Martín DihigoMatanzas1977

Baseball Hometown Fun Facts

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.

The next highest country is Venezuela with 81 followed by Cuba and Puerto Rico with 23 each.

To give you some context, here are the US states with the most players in Major League Baseball:

California, by far, has the most current MLB players of any state with 189.

The second most was the state of Florida with 89, followed by Texas (78), Georgia (40) and New York with 38.

Other countries

We have resource pages just like this one for around 100 different US states and countries from around the world.

Here are a few of the other countries that you can check out:

MLB Players from Brazil

MLB Players from Canada

MLB Players from Colombia

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