Pro Baseball Players from Venezuela

Current Pro Baseball Players from Venezuela (MLB 2023)

Baseball Players, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or as is common in major league baseball, their country – 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 81 players from Venezuela on major league rosters. That’s the second most of any foreign country behind only the Dominican Republic.

MLB Players from Venezuela

Here are the 81 guys representing the country of Venezuela on MLB Rosters at the start of the 2023 season including what town he’s from and what team he plays for.

Adbert AlzolaySan FelixCubs
Andres GimenezBarquisimetoGuardians
Angel ZerpaValle de la PascuaRoyals
Anthony SantanderMargaritaOrioles
Antonio SenzatelaValenciaRockies
Avisail GarciaAnacoMarlins
Brusdar GraterolCalabozoDodgers
Carlos CarrascoBarquisimetoMets
Carlos HernandezGuayanaRoyals
Carlos PerezValenciaWhite Sox
Carlos PerezValenciaAs
David PeraltaValenciaDodgers
Diego CastilloBarquisimetoDiamondbacks
Eduardo EscobarLa Pica, MaracayMets
Eduardo RodriguezValenciaTigers
Edward OlivaresCaracasRoyals
Ehire AdrianzaGuarenasBraves
Elias DiazMaracaiboRockies
Elieser HernandezOcumare del TuyMets
Elvis AndrusMaracayWhite Sox
Eugenio SuarezPuerto OrdazMariners
Ezequiel TovarMaracayRockies
Francisco AlvarezGuatireMets
Freddy FerminPuerto OrdazRoyals
Gabriel AriasLa VictoriaGuardians
Gabriel MorenoBarquisimetoDiamondbacks
German MarquezSan FelixRockies
Gleyber TorresCaracasYankees
Harold CastroCaracasRockies
Ildemaro VargasCaripitoNationals
Israel PinedaMaracayNationals
Jesus AguilarMaracayAs
Jose AltuveMaracayAstros
José AlvaradoMaracaiboPhillies
Jose AzocarGuiriaPadres
Jose ButtoCumanaMets
Jose CastilloValenciaPadres
Jose HerreraSan CarlosDiamondbacks
Jose QuijadaCaripitoAngels
Jose RodriguezBolivarMariners
Jose RuizGuacaraDiamondbacks
Jose SuarezNaguanaguaAngels
Juan YepezCaracasCardinals
Keibert RuizValenciaNationals
Lenyn SosaPuerto OrdazWhite Sox
Livan SotoValenciaAngels
Luis ArraezSan FelipeMarlins
Luis GarciaBolivarAstros
Luis GuillormeCaracasMets
Luis RengifoNaguanaguaAngels
Luis TorrensValenciaCubs
Maikel GarciaLa SabanaRoyals
Manny PinaBarquisimetoAs
Martin PerezGuanareRangers
Max CastilloCaracasRoyals
Miguel CabreraMaracayTigers
Miguel RojasLos TequesDodgers
Omar NarvaezMaracayMets
Orlando ArciaAnacoBraves
Oswald PerazaBarquisimetoYankees
Oswaldo CabreraGuarenasYankees
Pablo LopezCabimasTwins
Pedro AvilaCaracasPadres
Rafael MarchánSan CristobalPhillies
Ranger SuárezPie de CuestaPhillies
Rene PintoMaracayRays
Robert SuarezBolivarPadres
Ronald Acuna JrLa GuairaBraves
Rougned OdorMaracaiboPadres
Salvador PerezValenciaRoyals
Sandy LeonMaracaiboRangers
Símon MuzziottiCumanaPhillies
Thairo EstradaBejumaGiants
Tucupita MarcanoTucupitaPirates
Wilking RodriguezPuerto CabelloCardinals
William ContrerasPuerto CabelloBrewers
Willson ContrerasPuerto CabelloCardinals
Wilmer FloresValenciaGiants
Yonathan DazaMaracayRockies
Yonny ChirinosBachaqueroRays
Yonny HernandezMaturinDodgers

Player Bios

Here is a little more background info on a few of the standout players from Venezuela:

Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera, born in Maracay, Venezuela, is renowned for his prolific career in Major League Baseball. Cabrera made his mark as a versatile player, adept at first base, third base, and left fielder positions.

Known for his powerful batting, Cabrera has been a dominant force at the plate, earning numerous accolades including two MVP titles, a Triple Crown, twelve All-Star selections, seven Silver Slugger Awards, and four batting titles.

His MLB debut was in 2003, and he played a crucial role in the 2003 World Series victory. Cabrera’s career has been distinguished by consistent excellence and significant contributions to his teams.

Salvador Pérez

Salvador Pérez, born in Valencia, Venezuela, is a prominent figure in Major League Baseball, known for his exceptional skills as a catcher.

Pérez, who plays for the Kansas City Royals, has been an influential player throughout his career. He is an eight-time MLB All-Star and a five-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Pérez was instrumental in the Royals’ 2015 World Series victory over the New York Mets, for which he received the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. His defensive prowess and impactful batting have made him a key player for the Royals.

Willson Contreras

Willson Contreras, born in Venezuela, is a professional baseball catcher currently playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, having previously played for the Chicago Cubs. Contreras made his MLB debut in 2016 and quickly established himself as a vital component of the team, contributing to the Cubs’ 2016 World Series championship.

He is known for his abilities both as a catcher and left fielder, bringing versatility to his team. Contreras, a three-time All-Star, is recognized for his defensive skills behind the plate and his offensive contributions, making him one of the prominent catchers in the league.

Hall of Fame Players from Venezuela

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

NameCityInduction Year
Luis AparicioMaracaibo1984

Baseball Hometown Fun Facts

There are 20 countries (other than the US) that are represented in the MLB.

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.

The next highest country is Venezuela with 81 followed by Cuba and Puerto Rico with 23 each.

To give you some context, here are the US states with the most players in Major League Baseball:

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.

Other countries

We have resources for all 20 countries that have players currently in the MLB. Here are a few of the countries we’ve put together a guide for.

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Current MLB Players from Puerto Rico

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