Baseball Players from Florida

Current Pro Baseball Players From Florida (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 85 players from the state of Florida which was the second most of any state in the US – second only to California. 11 players hail from the city of Orlando – which is more than half of the states can claim (Second most was Miami with 9, Tampa with 7 and Fort Lauderdale with 4).

MLB Players from Florida

Here are all 85 guys from Florida on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town they’re from and what team they play for.

Adam HaseleyOrlandoWhite Sox
Alek ManoahHomesteadBlue Jays
Alex FaedoTampaTigers
Andrew McCutchenFort MeadePirates
Anthony RizzoParklandYankees
Austin GomberWinter GardenRockies
Austin HaysDaytona BeachOrioles
Austin SlaterJacksonvilleGiants
Bennett SousaNorth Palm BeachBrewers
Bo BichetteOrlandoBlue Jays
Brad MillerOrlandoRangers
Brady SingerLeesburgRoyals
Brendan RodgersWinter ParkRockies
Brett PhillipsSeminoleAngels
Brett WiselyJacksonvilleGiants
Bryan BakerFort Walton BeachOrioles
Bryan LavastidaHialeahGuardians
Carlos RodonMiamiYankees
Chris RodriguezCoral SpringsAngels
Chris SaleLakelandRed Sox
Christian ArroyoTampaRed Sox
Cole RagansCrawfordvilleRangers
Cole SandsTallahasseeTwins
Dalton GuthrieSarasotaPhillies
Dane DunningOrange ParkRangers
Daniel CastanoOrlandoMarlins
Daniel VogelbachOrlandoMets
Danny YoungBoynton BeachBraves
Eric HosmerSouth MiamiCubs
Freddy TarnokBrandonAs
Jacob deGromDeLandRangers
Jake WalshIndialanticCardinals
Jake WoodfordSt PetersburgCardinals
Jameson TaillonLakelandCubs
JD MartinezMiamiDodgers
Jimmy HergetTampaAngels
Joe PerezPembroke PinesAstros
Joey KrehbielSeminoleOrioles
Jonathan IndiaFort LauderdaleReds
Josh DonaldsonPensacolaYankees
Kerry CarpenterEustisTigers
Kirby SneadAlachuaAs
Kutter CrawfordOkeechobeeRed Sox
Kyle TuckerTampaAstros
Lance McCullersTampaAstros
Logan GilbertWinter ParkMariners
Luke JacksonFort LauderdaleGiants
Luke WeaverDeLandReds
Manny MachadoMiamiPadres
Mark Leiter JrFort LauderdaleCubs
Matt MooreFort Walton BeachAngels
Michael A. TaylorFort LauderdaleTwins
Mike ClevingerJacksonvilleWhite Sox
Mike ZuninoCape CoralGuardians
Miles MikolasJupiterCardinals
MJ MelendezDaytona BeachRoyals
Mychal GivensTampaOrioles
Nate PearsonOdessaBlue Jays
Nick CastellanosHialeahPhillies
Nick FortesDeLandMarlins
Nick GordonAvon ParkTwins
Nick MartinezMiamiPadres
Nick NelsonPanama CityPhillies
Nick VespiMiamiOrioles
Paul DeJongOrlandoCardinals
Pavin SmithJupiterDiamondbacks
Pete AlonsoTampaMets
Richard BleierMiami BeachRed Sox
Riley GreeneOrlandoTigers
Romy GonzalezMiamiWhite Sox
Ryan FeltnerOrlandoRockies
Ryan MountcastleWinter SpringsOrioles
Ryan O’HearnDunedinOrioles
Taylor MotterWest Palm BeachCardinals
Thaddeus WardFort MyersNationals
Trea TurnerBoynton BeachPhillies
Trey ManciniWinter HavenCubs
Triston CasasMiamiRed Sox
Tyler HoltonTallahasseeTigers
Tyler KinleyPlantationRockies
Vaughn GrissomOrlandoBraves
Yency AlmonteMiamiDodgers
Zach EflinOrlandoRays
Zach NetoMiamiAngels
Zack GreinkeOrlandoRoyals

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info for a few of the standout players from the state of Florida.

Jacob deGrom

Hometown: DeLand, Florida

Jacob deGrom, from DeLand, Florida, has established himself as one of the premier pitchers in Major League Baseball. deGrom’s journey to the majors began at Calvary Christian Academy in Ormond Beach, followed by a collegiate career as both a shortstop and pitcher at Stetson University.

Drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, deGrom transitioned to pitching full-time and quickly rose to prominence. He is a multiple Cy Young Award winner, known for his exceptional fastball, slider, and changeup.

His ability to consistently post low ERAs and high strikeout numbers has made him one of the most dominant pitchers in the game.

Andrew McCutchen

Hometown: Fort Meade, Florida

Andrew McCutchen, born in Fort Meade, Florida, has been a standout outfielder in Major League Baseball. McCutchen’s path to the majors began at Fort Meade High School, followed by his selection as the 11th overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

A former National League MVP, McCutchen is known for his blend of power, speed, and hitting ability. He has earned multiple All-Star selections and a Gold Glove award.

His career highlights include a high batting average, significant home run and stolen base totals, making him a dynamic and impactful player for teams like the Pirates, San Francisco Giants, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chris Sale

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Chris Sale, hailing from Lakeland, Florida, has become one of the top starting pitchers in Major League Baseball. Sale’s baseball journey started at Lakeland Senior High School, followed by a standout collegiate career at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Drafted 13th overall in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox, Sale quickly made a name for himself with his unique sidearm delivery and high-velocity fastball. A multiple-time All-Star and a key player for the White Sox and Boston Red Sox, Sale is known for his high strikeout rates and effectiveness as a starter.

His career has been highlighted by his role in the Red Sox’s 2018 World Series victory and consistently strong performances on the mound.

Hall of Fame Players from Florida

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

NameCityInduction Year
Fred McGriffTampa2023
Buck O’NeilCarrabelle2022
Chipper JonesDeLand2018
Tim RainesSanford2017
Tony La RussaTampa2014
Andre DawsonMiami2010
Alex PompezKey West2006
Steve CarltonMiami1994
Pop LloydPalatka1977
Al LópezTampa1977


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.

Hall of Fame Players from Florida

In addition to the current players, we thought you might also enjoy seeing which Hall of Famers hail from the state of Florida*.

NameCityPrimary Team
Fred McGriffTampaBraves

*This list is currently a work in progress.

Other States

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

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