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Famous Baseball Players from Cuba

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List of famous baseball players from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Cuba has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Cuban baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Cuba and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from Cuba then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Omar Luis and Luis Ulacia are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Cuban baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Cuba?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Cuba in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Cuban baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Yasiel Puig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Right fielder
Yasiel Puig Valdés born December 7, 1990) is a Cuban-born American professional baseball right fielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los ...more
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Liván Hernández is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (Spanish pronunciation: [liˈβan eɾˈnandeθ]; born February 20, 1975) is a Cuban-born former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He ...more
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Yunel Escobar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Shortstop
Yunel Escobar Almenares (born November 2, 1982) is a Cuban-born American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta ...more
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Adeiny Hechavarria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman
Adeiny Hechavarría Barrera (born April 15, 1989) is a Cuban professional baseball shortstop for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Toronto ...more
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Dayán Viciedo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman
Dayán Viciedo Pérez (born March 10, 1989) is a Cuban professional baseball infielder for the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB). He has played in ...more
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José Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Shortstop
José Antonio Iglesias Alemán (born January 5, 1990) is a Cuban-born professional baseball player in the MLB for the Cincinnati Reds. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox and ...more
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Yuniesky Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Second baseman, Shortstop
Yuniesky Betancourt Pérez (born January 31, 1982) is a Cuban professional baseball shortstop. Betancourt has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle ...more
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Jorge Soler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Outfielder
Jorge Carlos Soler Castillo is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Soler played for the Cuban national baseball team in international ...more
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Eddy Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Eddy Rodríguez Catcher
Eddy Rodríguez is a Cuban professional baseball catcher in the New York Yankees organization. He played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres in 2012. Rodríguez's ...more
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Leonys Martín is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Outfielder, Center fielder
Leonys Martín Tápanes (born March 6, 1988) is a Cuban-American professional baseball center fielder for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Born in Cuba, ...more
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José Contreras is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Pitcher
José Ariel Contreras Camejo (born December 6, 1971), is a Cuban former professional baseball pitcher, who played in the Cuban National Series (CNS), Major League Baseball (MLB), and ...more
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Osvaldo Fernández is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Pitcher
Osvaldo Fernández Rodríguez (born November 4, 1968, in Holguín, Cuba) is a former Cuban professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1996-1997 and ...more
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Yasser Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Outfielder
Yasser Richard Gómez Soto (born April 1, 1980) is a Cuban baseball player.Gómez competed for Cuba in international competition, winning an Olympic silver medal. Gómez ...more
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Yunesky Maya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Yunesky Maya Pitcher
Yunesky Maya Mendizula (born August 28, 1981) is a Cuban-born professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously pitched for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball ...more
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Luis Borroto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Luis Borroto
Luis Borroto Jiménez (born August 4, 1982 in Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara Province, Cuba) is a Cuban baseball player. A pitcher with Villa Clara of the Cuban National Series, Borroto ...more
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Raúl Valdés is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Raúl Valdés Pitcher
Raúl Valdés Rubio (born November 27, 1977) is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more
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Alberto Hernández is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Alberto Hernández
Alberto Hernández may refer to: Alberto Hernández (baseball) (born 1969), Cuban baseball player Alberto Hernández (footballer) (born 1977), Spanish footballer
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Noel Argüelles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Noel Argüelles Pitcher
Noel Argüelles (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾˈɣweʎes]; born January 12, 1990) is a Cuban former professional baseball pitcher. With shortstop José Iglesias, Argüelles defected from ...more
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Yobal Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Yobal Dueñas
Yobal Dueñas Martínez (born May 4, 1972, in Pinar del Río) is a Cuban baseball player. He has competed for the Cuban national baseball team in the Olympic Games, winning a ...more
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Francisley Bueno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Francisley Bueno Pitcher
Francisley Trueba Bueno (born March 5, 1981) is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves and ...more
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Amaury Cazana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Amaury Cazana Outfielder
Amaury Antonio Cazana Marti (born October 19, 1976) is a Cuban professional baseball player for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League.
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Gerardo Concepción is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Gerardo Concepción Pitcher
Gerardo Concepción Pérez is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher who is in the Chicago Cubs organization. After competing in the 2010–11 Cuban National Series, winning the Rookie ...more
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Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Yulieski Gourriel Castillo (born June 9, 1984), commonly known as Yuli Gurriel and nicknamed "La Piña", is a Cuban professional baseball first baseman for the Houston Astros of ...more
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Lázaro Vargas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Lázaro Vargas
Lázaro Vargas Álvarez (born January 18, 1964) is a Cuban baseball player and Olympic gold medalist. Vargas is a two time Gold medalist for baseball, winning at the 1992 Summer ...more
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Eduardo Paret is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Cuba
Eduardo Paret
Eduardo Paret Pérez (born October 23, 1972 in Santa Clara) is a Cuban baseball player. He is a shortstop for Villa Clara of the Cuban National Series, and for the Cuban national baseball ...more