Baseball Players from Ohio

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 Ohio on major league rosters. A very respectable number that ties Ohio for 10th overall with Arizona and North Carolina.

As far as individual cities, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo are all tied with 3 players each representing their hometown. They’re also the only cities with more than one.

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

Adam EngelCincinnatiPadres
Alex YoungWestlakeReds
Andrew BenintendiCincinnatiWhite Sox
Andrew ChafinKetteringDiamondbacks
Caleb FergusonColumbusDodgers
Chris BassittToledoBlue Jays
Evan WhiteColumbusMariners
Joey WiemerSylvaniaBrewers
Josh HarrisonCincinnatiPhillies
Josh WinckowskiToledoRed Sox
JT BrubakerSpringfieldPirates
Kyle SchwarberMiddletownPhillies
Luke RaleyHinckleyRays
Peyton BurdickBataviaMarlins
Scott EffrossTwinsburgYankees
Spencer StriderColumbusBraves
Tanner ScottWarrenMarlins
Taylor WardDaytonAngels
Zach McKinstryToledoTigers

Hall of Fame Players from Ohio

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

NameCityInduction Year
Barry LarkinCincinnati2012
Sol WhiteBellaire2006
Ray BrownAlger2006
Phil NiekroBlaine1997
Mike SchmidtDayton1995
Rollie FingersSteubenville1992
Walter AlstonWalter Alston1983
Rube MarquardCleveland1971
Jesse HainesClayton1970
Branch RickeyPortsmouth1967
Miller HugginsCincinnati1964
Elmer FlickBedford1963
Ed DelahantyCleveland1945
Roger BresnahanToledo1945
Kenesaw LandisMillville1944
George SislerManchester1939
Buck EwingHoagland1939
Cy YoungGilmore1937
Ban JohnsonNorwalk1937

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 North Dakota

Current MLB Players from New Mexico

Current MLB Players from North Carolina