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.

MLB Players from North Carolina

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

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info for a few of the standout players from North Carolina.

Corey Seager

Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina

Corey Seager, from Kannapolis, North Carolina, has emerged as one of the premier shortstops in Major League Baseball. Seager’s journey to the majors began at Northwest Cabarrus High School, where his exceptional talent caught the eyes of scouts.

Drafted 18th overall in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seager quickly rose through the ranks. His major league career is highlighted by numerous achievements, including the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year award, two All-Star selections, and a key role in the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series victory.

Seager’s impressive offensive stats, including high batting averages and significant home run and RBI totals, showcase his prowess at the plate.

Alex Wood

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Alex Wood, born in Charlotte, North Carolina, has established himself as a reliable pitcher in Major League Baseball. Wood’s baseball journey began at Ardrey Kell High School, followed by an impressive college career at the University of Georgia.

Drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves, Wood quickly made his mark in the majors. Known for his unique pitching delivery and consistent performance, Wood has been a key player for teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

His career is highlighted by an All-Star selection and strong postseason performances, including a World Series title with the Dodgers in 2020. Wood’s career ERA and strikeout totals reflect his effectiveness and resilience as a pitcher.

Wil Myers

Hometown: Thomasville, North Carolina

Wil Myers, a native of Thomasville, North Carolina, has established himself as a versatile and impactful player in Major League Baseball. Myers’ baseball journey began at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina, where he showcased his exceptional talent as a hitter.

Drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals, Myers quickly made a name for himself in the minor leagues, leading to his MLB debut in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays.

His major league career took off with a bang, as he won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2013. Known for his power-hitting, Myers has consistently posted significant home run and RBI totals throughout his career.

His versatility on the field is also notable, having played both in the outfield and at first base. Myers’ success in MLB is a testament to his dynamic skill set and the strong baseball foundation laid in his home state of North Carolina.

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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