Who is the most hated baseball player of 2022? This is a list of the most hated players in baseball right now! To be one of the most hated current baseball players, you actually have to have a bit of popularity. After all, most on this list are MLB players you love to hate in 2022. It doesn't take much to be hated in major league baseball.
You can be one of the dirtiest MLB players (Manny Machado) or one of the meanest MLB players (Carlos Gomez). You can even just be a bit of a showboat to taste the venom of MLB fans and purists (Yasiel Puig). Sometimes, players earn the ire of fans just by not living up to incredibly lofty expectations (Bryce Harper).
So vote for who you think is the most hated player in baseball right now and be sure to share the list with your fellow baseball fans so they can vote.
- Photo: Minnesota Twins / Instagram12,553 VOTES
Everybody used to hate Chris. Now they hate the Astros. The infamous sign stealers drew a lot of bad blood en route to the franchise's first World Series title in 2017. Among the supervillains, Carlos Correa also quickly became a hated ballplayer after his responses to the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The 2017 Astros will be highly criticized forever, and that World Series banner will be in question until the end of time.
- Position: Shortstop
- Teams: Minnesota Twins
- Photo: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License22,657 VOTES
Along with Bregman and Correa, fellow Astros' star infielder Altuve has been tied into Houston's infamous sign stealing scandal. Altuve's public reactions to the media, although a little less blunt than his teammates, seem to have rubbed people the wrong way as well.
- Position: Second baseman
- Teams: Houston Astros
- Photo: user uploaded image32,223 VOTES
The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal will go down in infamy after members of the Astros used technological aids to steal signs of opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. So it makes sense many Astros populate this list. Following rumors that the Yankees may have also done something similarly nefarious, Bregman took the opportunity to chime in via Twitter. The Astros third baseman mimicked a tweet by Aaron Judge and when the tweet wasn’t well-received, due to Bregman having done arguably much worse, the second baseman deleted it.
- Position: Third baseman, shortstop
- Teams: Houston Astros
- Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons43,352 VOTES
Manny Machado is one of the best players in all of baseball, but even the best players do whatever they can to gain an edge. Machado has been known for sliding dirty and had a few on-the-field incidents that drew the ire of baseball viewers, particularly during his 2018 playoff run with the Dodgers.
- Position: Shortstop, Third baseman
- Teams: San Diego Padres