Baseball Players from New York

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 38 players from the state of New York on major league rosters. That’s the 5th most of any state, behind only California, Florida, Texas and Georgia.

As far as individual cities, it’s pretty evenly spread across multiple cities. New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Rochester all have more than one player.

Here are the 38 guys representing the state of New York on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Adam OttavinoNew YorkMets
Andrew ValazquezBronxAngels
Anthony VolpeNew YorkYankees
Danny MendickRochesterMets
Franklin GermanQueensWhite Sox
George KirbyRyeMariners
Greg WeissertBay ShoreYankees
Harrison BaderBronxvilleYankees
Ian AndersonRexfordBraves
James KarinchakNewburghGuardians
Jason FoleyManhassetTigers
Jason VoslerWest NyackReds
Jeimer CandelairoNew YorkNationals
Jesse WinkerBuffaloBrewers
Jonah HeimBuffaloRangers
Josiah GrayNew RochelleNationals
Justin DunnFreeportReds
Justin TopaBinghamtonMariners
Kevin SmithEast GreenbushAs
Logan O’HoppeWest IslipAngels
Luis GarciaNew YorkNationals
Marcus StromanMedfordCubs
Matt FestaBrooklynMariners
Matt GageJohnstownAstros
Michael KingRochesterYankees
Nicholas PadillaBronxWhite Sox
Patrick CorbinClayNationals
Peter StrzeleckiQueensBrewers
Reiss KnehrManhassetPadres
Richie PalaciosBrooklynGuardians
Sean MurphyPeekskillBraves
Stephen RidingsHuntingtonMets
Steven MatzStony BrookCardinals
Tim LocastroSyracuseMets
Tom MurphyWest MonroeMariners
Tommy KahnleLathamYankees
Triston McKenzieBrooklynGuardians
Zach ShortKingstonTigers

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) 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

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 Nebraska

Current MLB Players from New Mexico

Current MLB Players from Nevada