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Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico

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List of famous baseball players from Puerto Rico, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Puerto Rico has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Puerto Rican baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Puerto Rican baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Puerto Rican baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Ángel Pagá... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Bats: Ambidexterity

Teams: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

Ángel Manuel Pagán (born July 2, 1981) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. Pagán's original contract in Major League Baseball (MLB) was with the New ...more

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Carlos Corporán ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Catcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Bats: Ambidexterity

Carlos Fernando Corporán (born January 7, 1984) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, ...more
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J. C. Romero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Bats: Ambidexterity

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Juan Carlos "J.C." Romero (born June 4, 1976) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles ...more

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Neftalí Soto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Manatí, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Neftalí O. Soto is a Puerto Rican professional baseball first baseman in the Chicago White Sox organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.
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Jonathan Sánchez ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: San Francisco Giants

Jonathan Omar Sánchez (born November 19, 1982), nicknamed "The Kid," or "The Comeback Kid," is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the Saraperos de ...more
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Luis Aguayo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Infielder

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

Luis Aguayo Muriel (born March 13, 1959) is a Puerto Rican former player and coach in Major League Baseball.
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Pedro Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Bats: Left-handed

Teams: New York Mets

Pedro Juan Feliciano Molina (born August 25, 1976), nicknamed "The Perpetual Pedro", is a former professional baseball left-handed pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more
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Iván DeJesú... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Second baseman

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Iván De Jesús Álvarez Jr. (born May 1, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. Born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, he went to ...more
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Wil Nieves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Wil Nieves Catcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees

Wilbert "Wil" Nieves (born September 25, 1977) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher and current minor league coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the ...more
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Ángel Sánc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Shortstop

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Ángel Sánchez may refer to: Ángel Sánchez (pitcher) (born 1989), Dominican professional baseball pitcher Ángel Sánchez (infielder) (born 1983), Puerto ...more
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Osvaldo Martínez ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Osvaldo Martínez Shortstop

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Osvaldo "Ozzie" Martínez (born May 7, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has ...more
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José Oquendo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
José Oquendo Outfielder, Infielder

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

José Manuel Roberto Guillermo Oquendo Contreras (born July 4, 1963), nicknamed The Secret Weapon, is a Puerto Rican former infielder and current coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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René Rivera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Catcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Seattle Mariners

René Rivera (born July 31, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, ...more
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Omir Santos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Catcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Omir Santos Rios (born April 29, 1981) is a former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Mets, the Detroit Tigers, and the ...more
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Juan Nieves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers

Juan Manuel Nieves Cruz (born January 5, 1965) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986 to 1988.
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Hiram Burgos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Hiram Burgos Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Hiram Burgos is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He attended the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School and Bethune-Cookman College. In ...more
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Andy González is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Andy González Third baseman

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

Andy Gonzalez or González is the name of: Andy González (musician) (born 1951), Latin jazz bassist Andy González (baseball) (born 1981), Puerto Rican baseball player Andy ...more
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Hector Correa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Hector Correa Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Hector Correa is a professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
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Ricky Ledée is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Outfielder

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, + more

Ricardo Alberto Ledée (born November 22, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, ...more
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José De La Torre ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

José De La Torre is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher, who signed with the Cincinnati Reds on December 3, 2014. De La Torre was assigned to Class AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos De La ...more
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Dicky Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Dicky Gonzalez Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Teams: Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Mets

Dicky Angel Gonzalez Vallenilla (born December 21, 1978) is a former professional baseball pitcher.
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Orlando Román is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Orlando Román Pitcher

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Orlando Bruno Román (born November 28, 1978) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher. Román attended Indian Hills Community College and was drafted by the New York Mets in ...more
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Xavier Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Xavier Cedeño Pitcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

Bats: Left-handed

Xavier Cedeño Quinones is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the Houston Astros.
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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Carlos Correa Shortstop

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Bats: right

Teams: Houston Astros

Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa ...more

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Christian Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Puerto Rico
Catcher

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right-handed

Christian Vazquez is a Puerto Rican baseball player.