Baseball Players from Texas

Current Pro Baseball Players from Texas (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 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.

Adam OllerConroeAs
AJ MinterTylerBraves
Anthony BandaCorpus ChristiNationals
Anthony RendonHoustonAngels
Bobby Witt JrColleyvilleRoyals
Brandon BeltNacogdochesBlue Jays
Brett BatyRound RockMets
Brooks RaleySan AntonioMets
Bryce ElderDecaturBraves
Bryce JohnsonCypressGiants
Canaan Smith-NjigbaDallasPirates
Casey LeguminaDallasReds
Cavan BiggioHoustonBlue Jays
Charlie BlackmonDallasRockies
Chris MartinArlingtonRed Sox
Chris PaddackAustinTwins
Clayton KershawDallasDodgers
Colin PocheFlower MoundRays
Conner CapelKatyAs
Connor WongHoustonRed Sox
Corbin MartinHempsteadDiamondbacks
Corey JulksFriendswoodAstros
Daniel BardHoustonRockies
Davis MartinAbileneWhite Sox
Drew SmithFort WorthMets
Drew VerHagenRoyse CityCardinals
Dustin MayJustinDodgers
Glenn OttoSpringRangers
Grayson RodriguezHoustonOrioles
Hayden WesneskiHoustonCubs
Hobie HarrisMcKinneyNationals
Hoby MilnerDallasBrewers
Hunter DozierWichita FallsRoyals
Ian GibautHoustonReds
Jake RogersCanyonTigers
Jason DelayPlanoPirates
John CurtissDallasMets
John KingLeredoRangers
Jonathan HeasleyPlanoRoyals
Jordan GroshansMagnoliaMarlins
Jordan HicksHoustonCardinals
Jose TrevinoCorpus ChristiYankees
Josh BellIrvingGuardians
Josh JungSan AntonioRangers
Ke’Bryan HayesTomballPirates
Kody ClemensHoustonPhillies
Kyle MullerDallasAs
Lucas LuetgeBrenhamBraves
Mason EnglertForneyTigers
Mason ThompsonRound RockNationals
Matt CarpenterGalvestonPadres
Max MuncyMidlandDodgers
McKinley MooreHoustonPhillies
Merrill KellyHoustonDiamondbacks
Michael KopechLongviewWhite Sox
Nathan EovaldiHoustonRangers
Noah SyndergaardMansfieldDodgers
Parker MushinskiArlingtonAstros
Randal GrichukRosenbergRockies
Ryan BrasierWichita FallsRed Sox
Ryan PresslyDallasAstros
Ryan TeperaHoustonAngels
Ryan YarbroughAustinRoyals
Sam HilliardMansfieldBraves
Seby ZavalaFort HoodWhite Sox
Seth ElledgeDallasMets
Shane BazHoustonRays
Shelby MillerRound RockDodgers
Simeon Woods RichardsonSugar LandTwins
Stone GarrettSugar LandNationals
Taylor HearnRoyse CityRangers
Tony SantillanFort WorthReds
Trent GrishamBurlesonPadres
Trevor StephanMagnoliaGuardians
Trevor StoryIrvingRed Sox
Tucker DavidsonAmarilloAngels
Will VestHoustonTigers
Zach ThompsonBurlesonBlue Jays

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info on just a few of the standout players from the state of Texas:

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw, born in Dallas, Texas, attended Highland Park High School, where he established himself as an outstanding pitcher, becoming the school’s all-time leader with 38 career wins. His senior year performance was especially remarkable, boasting a 12-0 record.

Kershaw was drafted in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In his illustrious MLB career, he has achieved numerous accolades, including winning the MVP award, three Cy Young Awards, a Triple Crown, ten All-Star selections, a Gold Glove, and five ERA titles. He was also a key member of the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series-winning team​​​​.

Nathan Eovaldi

Nathan Eovaldi, born in Alvin, Texas, attended Alvin High School. Eovaldi’s high school career laid the groundwork for his future success in baseball. He has been a key player in Major League Baseball, contributing significantly to the success of his teams.

Eovaldi was a part of the World Series champion teams with the Boston Red Sox in 2018 and the Texas Rangers in 2023. He has also been selected as an All-Star in 2021 and 2023, recognizing his excellence as a pitcher​​​​.

Trevor Story

Trevor Story, born in Irving, Texas, attended Irving High School. His high school career set the stage for his future success in baseball.

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 MLB Draft, Story made his MLB debut in 2016. He has since become known for his versatility, playing both shortstop and second base. Story is a two-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger award winner.

Hall of Fame Players from Texas

Does anything embody “Don’t mess with Texas” more than this infamous clip of Robin Ventura who thought it would be a good idea to charge Nolan Ryan?

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:

NameCityInduction Year
Greg MadduxSan Angelo2014
Louis SantopTyler2006
Biz MackeyEagle Pass2006
Andy CooperWaco2006
Hilton SmithGiddings2001
Joe WilliamsSeguin1999
Nolan RyanRefugio1999
Willie WellsAustin1997
Bill FosterCalvert1996
Joe MorganBonham1990
Frank RobinsonBeaumont1982
Rube FosterCalvert1981
Eddie MathewsTexarkana1978
Ernie BanksDallas1977
Ross YoungsShiner1972
Rogers HornsbyWinters1942
Tris SpeakerHubbard1937

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.

MLB Players from Rhode Island

MLB Players from Tennessee

MLB Players from South Carolina

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