Baseball Players from North Carolina

Current Pro Baseball Players from North Carolina (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 19 players from the state of North Carolina on major league rosters. That’s enough to tie it with Arizona and Ohio for 10th overall.

As far as individual cities, Charlotte is the most well-represented city in the state with 4 players. Raleigh (2) is the only other city with more than one.

Here are the 19 guys representing the state of North Carolina on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Alec BurlesonCharlotteCardinals
Alex WoodCharlotteGiants
Andrew WantzHolly SpringsAngels
Bailey OberHuntersvilleTwins
Bryse WilsonDurhamBrewers
Cal RaleighCullowheeMariners
Cedric MullinsGreensboroOrioles
Corey SeagerCharlotteRangers
Duane Underwood JrRaleighPirates
Hunter HarveyCatawbaNationals
Jackson KowarWeddingtonRoyals
Jeffrey SpringsBelmontRays
Jo AdellShelbyAngels
Joel KuhnelGoldsboroReds
MacKenzie GoreWilmingtonNationals
Ryan JeffersRaleighTwins
Shawn ArmstrongNew BernRays
Trent ThorntonCharlotteBlue Jays
Wil MyersThomasvilleReds

Hall of Fame Players from North Carolina

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

NameCity Induction Year
Gaylord PerryWilliamston1991
Catfish HunterHertford1987
Hoyt WilhelmHuntersville1985
Enos SlaughterRoxboro1985
Rick FerrellDurham1984
Buck LeonardRocky Mount1972
Luke ApplingHigh Point1964

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), Georgia (40) and New York (38).

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 New Jersey

Current MLB Players from New Mexico

Current MLB Players from Nevada

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