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Famous Baseball Players from Cuba

Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k views48 items

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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  • 1
    Right fielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceCienfuegos, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsFree agent

    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 Angeles Dodgers,  ...more
  • 2
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceVilla Clara Province, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsMontreal Expos, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies

    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 is the  ...more
  • 3
    Shortstop

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    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 Braves,  ...more
  • 4
    Infielder, Shortstop

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceSantiago de Cuba, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    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 Blue Jays,  ...more
  • 5
    Right fielder, Left fielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceRemedios, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    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 Major League Baseball  ...more
  • 6

    NationalityCuban

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels

    José Antonio Iglesias Alemán (born January 5, 1990) is a Cuban-born professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Boston Red  ...more
  • 7
    Second baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceSanta Clara, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsSeattle Mariners

    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 Mariners, and  ...more
  • 8
    Outfielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsRight

    TeamsKansas City Royals

    Jorge Carlos Soler Castillo (born February 25, 1992) is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Soler played for the Cuban national  ...more
  • 9

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceVilla Clara Province, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    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 family defected from  ...more
  • 10
    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceCorralillo, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    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, he played locally  ...more
  • 11

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplacePinar del Río Province, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsChicago White Sox, New York Yankees

    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 internationally  ...more
  • 12

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceHolguín, Cuba

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds

    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 2000-2001. He was a member of  ...more
  • 13
    Outfielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceCuba

    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 defected from Cuba, and signed  ...more
  • 14

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplacePinar del Río, Cuba

    BatsRight-handed

    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 and  ...more
  • 15
    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 played for the  ...more
  • 16

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    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 the New York Mets,  ...more
  • 17
    Alberto Hernández may refer to: Alberto Hernández (baseball) (born 1969), Cuban baseball player Alberto Hernández (footballer) (born 1977), Spanish footballer  ...more
  • 18

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceCuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    Noel Argüelles (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾˈɣweʎes]; born January 12, 1990) is a Cuban former professional baseball pitcher. With shortstop José Iglesias, Argüelles defected from the Cuban junior  ...more
  • 19
    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 silver medal. Dueñas played  ...more
  • 20

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    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 Kansas  ...more
  • 21
    Outfielder

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceMatanzas, Cuba

    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.  ...more
  • 22

    NationalityCuba

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    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 of the Year Award,  ...more
  • 23
    First Baseman

    NationalityCuban

    BirthplaceSancti Spiritus, Cuba

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    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 Major League Baseball  ...more
  • 24
    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 Olympics and the 1996  ...more
  • 25
    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 team.Paret  ...more