Pro Baseball Players from Venezuela

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.

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

We found 81 players from Venezuela on major league rosters. That’s the second most of any foreign country behind only the Dominican Republic.

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

Baseball Hometown Fun Facts

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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