Baseball Players from Oklahoma

Current Pro Baseball Players from Oklahoma (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 14 players from the state of Oklahoma on major league rosters. A very respectable number that places the state in a tie with Missouri for 16th overall out of all 50 states.

As far as individual cities, Tulsa is the most well-represented city with 5 of the 14 players calling Tulsa home.

MLB Players from Oklahoma

Here are the 14 guys representing the state of Oklahoma on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Adrian HouserTahlequahBrewers
Andrew HeaneyOklahoma CityRangers
Brian AndersonEdmondBrewers
Cade CavalliTulsaNationals
J.T. RealmutoDel CityPhillies
Jon GrayShawneeRangers
Jonah BrideOwassoAs
Michael FulmerOklahoma CityCubs
Peyton BattenfieldTulsaGuardians
Ryan HelsleyTahlequahCardinals
Tejay AntoneOklahoma CityReds
Thomas HatchTulsaBlue Jays
Tyler WellsTulsaOrioles
Zack JacksonTulsaAs

Player Bios

Here is a little more info on a few of the standout players from the state of Oklahoma.

Andrew Heaney

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Andrew Heaney, an Oklahoma City native, has made a significant mark in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher. After a standout high school career at Putnam City High School, Heaney excelled at Oklahoma State University, leading to his selection in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.

In the majors, Heaney has been known for his high strikeout rates, highlighted by a career-high 180 strikeouts in 2018 with the Los Angeles Angels. Despite battling injuries, he has maintained a career ERA around 4.50, showing resilience and skill on the mound.

J.T. Realmuto

Hometown: Del City, Oklahoma

J.T. Realmuto, born in Del City, Oklahoma, has risen to prominence as one of the top catchers in baseball. Realmuto’s athletic journey began at Carl Albert High School, where he was a multi-sport star.

Drafted in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins, Realmuto quickly established himself in the big leagues. He has earned multiple All-Star selections and is a recipient of the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

Notably, Realmuto has consistently posted a high batting average and on-base percentage, along with impressive home run totals, solidifying his reputation as a premier offensive and defensive catcher.

Michael Fulmer

Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma

Michael Fulmer, hailing from Edmond, Oklahoma, has made his mark as a formidable pitcher in MLB. A product of Deer Creek High School, Fulmer was selected in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the New York Mets.

Fulmer’s breakthrough came with the Detroit Tigers, where he earned the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2016. Known for his powerful fastball and sharp slider, Fulmer has compiled a solid career ERA and strikeout count, despite facing several injury setbacks.

His ability to bounce back and perform at a high level is a testament to his skill and determination.

Hall of Fame Players from Oklahoma

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

NameCityInduction Year
Bobby CoxTulsa2014
Johnny BenchOklahoma City1989
Willie StargellEarlsboro1988
Mickey MantleSpavinaw1974
Lloyd WanerHarrah1967
Paul WanerHarrah1952

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 with 38 players.

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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