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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated October 27, 2020 9.7k votes 529 voters 2.9k views62 items

List RulesVote up the guys it's impossible to hate.

Batter up! This is the list of the most likable MLB players currently in the league. Major League Baseball has 162 games throughout the regular season, and it gives the players plenty of time to show off their personalities to the fans and the media. Whether the most liked MLB players are liked because they’re nice to the fans or because the fans love them for their clutch ballplaying, the Boys of Summer on the list are the most liked baseball players throughout the majors.

Players like Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo have consistently shown they are among the nicest and most humble players in the sport, despite being among the best players. Meanwhile, players like Mike Trout have proven their dedication to the fans by always making time before games to sign autographs and chat, particularly with kids and young fans.

So vote for who you think on this list of most likable MLB players is a home run choice and feel free to add any players you think belong here, then head over and check out some of the most likable NBA players right now.

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  • Yu Darvish26
    105
    70

    Yu Darvish

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionStarting Pitcher

    NationalityJapan

    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    BatsRight-handed

    Farid Yu Darvishsefat (ダルビッシュ・セファット・ファリード・有, Darubisshu Sefatto Farīdo Yū, born 16 August...  more
  • Bartolo Colón27
    65
    34

    Bartolo Colón

    Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAltamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

    Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973), nicknamed "Big Sexy", is a Dominican-American professional...  more
  • Pete Alonso28
    126
    96

    Pete Alonso

    New York Mets

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Peter Morgan Alonso (born December 7, 1994) is an American professional baseball first baseman...  more
  • Yadier Molina29
    113
    83

    Yadier Molina

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionCatcher

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight-handed

    Yadier Benjamin Molina (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝaˈdjeɾ moˈlina]; born July 13, 1982),...  more
  • José Abreu30
    80
    52

    José Abreu

    Chicago White Sox

    PositionFirst baseman, designated hitter

    BatsRight

    José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first...  more
  • Corey Seager31
    72
    45

    Corey Seager

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    Corey Drew Seager (born April 27, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the...  more
  • Ozzie Albies32
    76
    55

    Ozzie Albies

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionSecond Baseman

    NationalityCuraçaoan

    BatsSwitch

    Ozhaino Jurdy Jiandro "Ozzie" Albies (born January 7, 1997) is a Curaçaoan professional...  more
  • Curtis Granderson33
    82
    68

    Curtis Granderson

    Detroit Tigers

    PositionCenter fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

    BatsLeft-handed

    Curtis Granderson Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American professional baseball outfielder...  more
  • Ben Zobrist34
    68
    53

    Ben Zobrist

    Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    PositionRight fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEureka, Illinois

    BatsAmbidexterity

    Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (; born May 26, 1981), nicknamed Zorilla, is an American professional...  more
  • Didi Gregorius35
    66
    53

    Didi Gregorius

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    BatsLeft

    Mariekson Julius "Didi" Gregorius, OON (born February 18, 1990), is a Dutch professional...  more
  • Hunter Pence36
    59
    53

    Hunter Pence

    Houston Astros

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    BatsRight-handed

    Hunter Andrew Pence (born April 13, 1983) is an American professional baseball right fielder...  more
  • Justin Turner37
    64
    60

    Justin Turner

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Justin Matthew Turner (born November 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • Adam Jones38
    52
    47

    Adam Jones

    Arizona Diamondbacks

    PositionCenter field

    BatsRight

    Adam LaMarque Jones (born August 1, 1985) is an American professional baseball outfielder for...  more
  • Salvador Pérez39
    50
    48

    Salvador Pérez

    Kansas City Royals

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplaceValencia, Venezuela

    BatsRight-handed

    Salvador Johan Pérez Diaz (born May 10, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher...  more
  • Noah Syndergaard40
    50
    48

    Noah Syndergaard

    New York Mets

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceMansfield, Texas

    BatsRight

    Noah Seth Syndergaard (born August 29, 1992), nicknamed Thor, is an American professional...  more
  • Justin Verlander41
    70
    76

    Justin Verlander

    Houston Astros

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

    BatsRight

    Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher...  more
  • Kike Hernandez42
    Enrique Javier Hernández is a Puerto Rican professional baseball utility player for the Los...  more
  • Whit Merrifield43
    21
    15

    Whit Merrifield

    Kansas City Royals

    PositionSecond baseman, Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAdvance, North Carolina

    BatsRight

    Whitley David Merrifield (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball second...  more
  • Gleyber Torres44
    31
    30

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    PositionSecond baseman, shortstop

    BatsRight

    Gleyber David Castro Torres (born December 13, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball...  more
  • Corey Kluber45
    36
    41

    Corey Kluber

    Texas Rangers

    PositionStarting Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    BatsRight

    Corey Scott Kluber (born April 10, 1986), nicknamed Klubot, is an American professional...  more
  • Liam Hendriks46
    15
    15

    Liam Hendriks

    Oakland Athletics

    PositionStarting pitcher

    NationalityAustralia

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    BatsRight-handed

    Liam Johnson Hendriks (born 10 February 1989), nicknamed "Slydah", is an Australian...  more
  • Giancarlo Stanton47
    28
    34

    Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Yankees

    PositionOutfielder, Designated hitter

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California

    BatsRight

    Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an...  more
  • David Freese48
    David Richard Freese (born April 28, 1983) is an American professional baseball corner...  more
  • Eric Hosmer49
    20
    22

    Eric Hosmer

    San Diego Padres

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

    Eric John Hosmer (born October 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman...  more
  • Trevor Bauer50
    42
    57

    Trevor Bauer

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    BatsRight

    Trevor Andrew Bauer (born January 17, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for...  more