Baseball Players from Michigan

Current Pro Baseball Players from Michigan (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 12 players from the state of Minnesota on major league rosters which may not sound like a lot, but it places the northern state in a tie for 20th overall with Colorado and Indiana. As far as individual cities, Detroit (4) is the most well-represented city and the only city that has more than one player.

MLB Players from Michigan

Here are the 13 guys representing the state of Michigan on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Anthony BassDearbornBlue Jays
Anthony MisiewiczDetroitDiamondbacks
Brandon HughesSterling HeightsCubs
Eric HaaseDetroitTigers
Hunter BrownDetroitAstros
Jake CronenworthSt ClairPadres
John SchreiberWyandotteRed Sox
Jon BertiTroyMarlins
Kaleb OrtGrand RapidsRed Sox
Keegan AkinAlmaOrioles
Kyle FinneganDetroitNationals
Tommy EdmanPontiacCardinals
Tommy HenryPortageDiamondbacks

Player Bios

Here is a little more background on a couple of the standout players from the state of Michigan.

Jake Cronenworth

Hometown: St. Clair, Michigan

Jake Cronenworth, from St. Clair, Michigan, has quickly established himself as a versatile and talented player in Major League Baseball. Cronenworth’s baseball journey began at St. Clair High School, followed by a successful collegiate career at the University of Michigan.

Drafted in the 7th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, he made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 2020. Known for his ability to play multiple infield positions and his strong offensive skills, Cronenworth earned a spot on the All-Star team and finished as a runner-up for the National League Rookie of the Year in 2020.

His consistent batting average, on-base percentage, and defensive versatility make him a valuable asset in the Padres’ lineup.

Anthony Bass

Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan

Anthony Bass, hailing from Dearborn, Michigan, has carved out a solid career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball. Bass’s path to the majors began at Trenton High School in Michigan, followed by a collegiate career at Wayne State University.

Drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Bass has played for several teams, including the Padres, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins. Known for his versatility as both a starter and reliever, Bass has been valued for his durable arm and ability to pitch in various roles.

His major league career is highlighted by his effectiveness as a middle reliever and spot starter, showcasing adaptability and resilience on the mound.

Hall of Fame Players from Michigan

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

NameCityInduction Year
Jim KaatZeeland2022
Ted SimmonsHighland Park2020
John SmoltzWarren2015
Hal NewhouserDetroit1992
Tom YawkeyDetroit1980
Larry MacPhailCass City1978
Kiki CuylerHarrisville1968
Charlie GehringerFowlerville1949

Baseball Hometown Fun Facts

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), New York (42) and Georgia with 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

We are slowly but surely getting all the states published from the data we collected. Here are a few of the other states we currently have available.

Current MLB Players from Maryland

Current MLB Players from Kentucky

Current MLB Players from Massachusetts

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