Baseball Players from New York

Current Pro Baseball Players from New York (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 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.

MLB Players from New York

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

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info on a few of the standout players from New York.

Patrick Corbin

Hometown: Clay, New York

Patrick Corbin, hailing from Clay, New York, has made a significant impact as a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. Corbin’s journey to the big leagues began at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in North Syracuse, New York, followed by a collegiate career at Mohawk Valley Community College and Chipola College.

Drafted in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels, Corbin quickly established himself in the majors, particularly with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His career highlights include two All-Star selections and a reputation for being a reliable innings eater.

Corbin is known for his effective slider, which has been a key component of his success, including a career-high 246 strikeouts in the 2018 season. His consistent performance over the years has made him a valuable member of any rotation.

Sean Murphy

Hometown: Peekskill, New York

Sean Murphy, born in Peekskill, New York, has emerged as one of the top catchers in Major League Baseball. Murphy’s baseball path started at Centerville High School in Ohio, followed by a collegiate career at Wright State University.

Drafted in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, Murphy quickly established himself as a formidable presence behind the plate. He is known for his strong defensive skills, including excellent framing and arm strength, and has also proven to be a valuable offensive player.

Murphy’s power hitting, highlighted by impressive home run totals, and his ability to handle a pitching staff, have made him a key player for the Athletics.

Marcus Stroman

Hometown: Medford, New York

Marcus Stroman, from Medford, New York, has carved out a niche as a dynamic and energetic pitcher in Major League Baseball. Stroman’s passion for baseball was nurtured at Patchogue-Medford High School and further developed at Duke University.

Selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, Stroman’s MLB career has been marked by his high energy and competitive nature. Known for his unique pitching style and athleticism, Stroman has been a key player for teams like the Blue Jays and New York Mets.

His career highlights include a Gold Glove award in 2017 and consistently strong performances, as evidenced by his career ERA and strikeout totals. Stroman’s success in the majors is a reflection of his hard work and the competitive spirit fostered in his home state of New York.

Hall of Fame Players from New York

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

NameCityInduction Year
Bud FowlerFort Plain2022
Marvin MillerBrooklyn2020
Edgar MartínezNew York City2019
Craig BiggioSmithtown2015
Joe TorreBrooklyn2014
Deacon WhiteCaton2013
Jacob RuppertNew York City2013
Walter O’MalleyThe Bronx2008
Bid McPheeMassena2000
George DavisCohoes1998
William HulbertBurlington Flats1995
Phil RizzutoBrooklyn1994
Jim PalmerNew York City1990
Carl YastrzemskiSouthampton1989
Bucky HarrisPort Jervis1975
Whitey FordNew York City1974
Mickey WelchBrooklyn1973
Warren SpahnBuffalo1973
Sandy KoufaxBrooklyn1972
Waite HoytBrooklyn1969
Hank GreenbergManhattan1956
Bill KlemRochester1953
Frankie FrischBronx1947
Johnny EversTroy1946
King KellyTroy1945
Jimmy CollinsNiagara Falls1945
Dan BrouthersSylvan Lake1945
Willie KeelerBrooklyn1939
Eddie CollinsMillerton1939
Charles RadbournRochester1939
Alexander CartwrightNew York City1938
George WrightYonkers1937
John McGrawTruxton1937

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

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