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 MLB.com and pulled every player’s home state (or country) on the 40-man rosters for each team.
We found 78 players from the state of Texas on major league rosters. That’s the third most of any state (behind only California and Florida) and almost twice as many as the 4th highest state (Georgia).
As far as individual cities, Houston alone is represented by 15 players which is more than most states. The second most is Dallas with 9 which is also an extremely impressive number.
MLB Players from Texas
Here are the 78 guys representing the state of Texas on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.
|Anthony Banda||Corpus Christi||Nationals|
|Bobby Witt Jr||Colleyville||Royals|
|Brandon Belt||Nacogdoches||Blue Jays|
|Brett Baty||Round Rock||Mets|
|Brooks Raley||San Antonio||Mets|
|Cavan Biggio||Houston||Blue Jays|
|Chris Martin||Arlington||Red Sox|
|Colin Poche||Flower Mound||Rays|
|Connor Wong||Houston||Red Sox|
|Davis Martin||Abilene||White Sox|
|Drew Smith||Fort Worth||Mets|
|Drew VerHagen||Royse City||Cardinals|
|Hunter Dozier||Wichita Falls||Royals|
|Jose Trevino||Corpus Christi||Yankees|
|Josh Jung||San Antonio||Rangers|
|Mason Thompson||Round Rock||Nationals|
|Michael Kopech||Longview||White Sox|
|Ryan Brasier||Wichita Falls||Red Sox|
|Seby Zavala||Fort Hood||White Sox|
|Shelby Miller||Round Rock||Dodgers|
|Simeon Woods Richardson||Sugar Land||Twins|
|Stone Garrett||Sugar Land||Nationals|
|Taylor Hearn||Royse City||Rangers|
|Tony Santillan||Fort Worth||Reds|
|Trevor Story||Irving||Red Sox|
|Zach Thompson||Burleson||Blue Jays|
Hall of Fame Players from Texas
In addition to the current players from Texas, we compiled a list of all players that have gone on to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame:
|Greg Maddux||San Angelo||2014|
|Biz Mackey||Eagle Pass||2006|
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.
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.