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 MLB.com 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.
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 Haseley||Orlando||White Sox|
|Alek Manoah||Homestead||Blue Jays|
|Andrew McCutchen||Fort Meade||Pirates|
|Austin Gomber||Winter Garden||Rockies|
|Austin Hays||Daytona Beach||Orioles|
|Bennett Sousa||North Palm Beach||Brewers|
|Bo Bichette||Orlando||Blue Jays|
|Brendan Rodgers||Winter Park||Rockies|
|Bryan Baker||Fort Walton Beach||Orioles|
|Chris Rodriguez||Coral Springs||Angels|
|Chris Sale||Lakeland||Red Sox|
|Christian Arroyo||Tampa||Red Sox|
|Dane Dunning||Orange Park||Rangers|
|Danny Young||Boynton Beach||Braves|
|Eric Hosmer||South Miami||Cubs|
|Jake Woodford||St Petersburg||Cardinals|
|Joe Perez||Pembroke Pines||Astros|
|Jonathan India||Fort Lauderdale||Reds|
|Kutter Crawford||Okeechobee||Red Sox|
|Logan Gilbert||Winter Park||Mariners|
|Luke Jackson||Fort Lauderdale||Giants|
|Mark Leiter Jr||Fort Lauderdale||Cubs|
|Matt Moore||Fort Walton Beach||Angels|
|Michael A. Taylor||Fort Lauderdale||Twins|
|Mike Clevinger||Jacksonville||White Sox|
|Mike Zunino||Cape Coral||Guardians|
|MJ Melendez||Daytona Beach||Royals|
|Nate Pearson||Odessa||Blue Jays|
|Nick Gordon||Avon Park||Twins|
|Nick Nelson||Panama City||Phillies|
|Richard Bleier||Miami Beach||Red Sox|
|Romy Gonzalez||Miami||White Sox|
|Ryan Mountcastle||Winter Springs||Orioles|
|Taylor Motter||West Palm Beach||Cardinals|
|Thaddeus Ward||Fort Myers||Nationals|
|Trea Turner||Boynton Beach||Phillies|
|Trey Mancini||Winter Haven||Cubs|
|Triston Casas||Miami||Red Sox|
BASEBALL STATE fun facts
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*.
*This list is currently a work in progress.
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.
Current Pro Baseball Players from Alabama
Current Pro Baseball Players from Colorado