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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated April 9, 2021 12.9k votes 767 voters 4.4k views65 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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    Mike Trout

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a eight-time MLB All-Star, received...  more
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    324
    96

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been with the Braves...  more
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    381
    137

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    BatsLeft

    Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres....  more
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    330
    136

    Kris Bryant

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionThird baseman, Outfielder

    BatsRight

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally,...  more
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    278
    119

    Christian Yelich

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California

    BatsLeft

    Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins....  more
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    332
    157

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"), is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League...  more
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    261
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    Francisco Lindor

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). A...  more
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    286
    129

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the...  more
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    242
    107

    Andrew McCutchen

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceFort Meade, Florida

    BatsRight-handed

    Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Pittsburgh...  more
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    138
    44

    Bartolo Colón

    Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceAltamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

    Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973), nicknamed "Big Sexy", is a Dominican-American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the...  more
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    236
    118

    Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsRight

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2018, and won...  more
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    211
    110

    Nolan Arenado

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionThird baseman

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Nolan James Arenado (/ˌærəˈnɑːdoʊ/; born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the...  more
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    Shohei Ohtani

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionPitcher, Designated hitter

    NationalityJapan

    BirthplaceMizusawa, Iwate

    BatsLeft-handed

    Shohei Ohtani (born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Hokkaido...  more
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    156
    76

    Jacob deGrom

    New York Mets

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDeLeon Springs, Florida

    BatsLeft

    Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended Stetson...  more
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    149
    71

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on...  more
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    139
    65

    Fernando Tatis Jr.

    San Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop

    BatsRight

    Fernando Gabriel Tatís Medina (born January 2, 1999) (nicknamed "El Niño") is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Originally signed by...  more
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    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionFirst baseman, Outfielder

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Arizona

    BatsLeft

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was named an All-Star and...  more
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    Max Scherzer

    Washington Nationals

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Chesterfield, Missouri

    BatsRight-handed

    Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut as a...  more
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    175
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    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplacePuerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    Willson Eduardo Contreras (born May 13, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. Contreras signed with...  more
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    Anthony Rendon

    Los Angeles Angels

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BatsRight

    Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Washington Nationals...  more
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    176
    103

    Clayton Kershaw

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

    Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has...  more
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    150
    82

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB...  more
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    165
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    Juan Soto

    Washington Nationals

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsLeft

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Soto signed with the Nationals as an...  more
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    148
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    Buster Posey

    San Francisco Giants

    PositionCatcher, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLeesburg, Georgia

    BatsRight-handed

    Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III (born March 27, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Posey has also filled in at first base for...  more
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    Aaron Judge

    New York Yankees

    PositionRight fielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge was unanimously selected as the American League...  more