Baseball Players from North Dakota

Current Pro Baseball Players from North Dakota (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 2 players from the state of North Dakota on major league rosters. Obviously, not a ton, but it’s still enough to tie North Dakota with Utah for 39th place out of all 50 states. As far as individual cities, Fargo and West Fargo are both represented.

MLB Players from North Dakota

Here are the 2 guys representing the state of North Dakota on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Erik SwansonFargoBlue Jays
Matt StrahmWest FargoPhillies

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info for one of the players repping the state of North Dakota:

Matt Strahm

Hometown: West Fargo, North Dakota

Matt Strahm, from West Fargo, North Dakota, has established himself as a valuable pitcher in MLB, known for his flexibility as both a starter and reliever. Strahm’s baseball roots were planted at West Fargo High School, followed by a stint at Neosho County Community College.

Selected in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals, Strahm has shown versatility and effectiveness in his major league career. With teams like the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox, he has been noted for his high strikeout rates and ability to handle multiple roles on the pitching staff.

In the 2019 season, Strahm had a particularly strong showing, career-high strikeout numbers (118), which highlight his adaptability and skill on the mound.

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.

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