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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated April 9, 2021 14.7k votes 914 voters 5.4k 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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    405
    106

    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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    440
    159

    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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    272
    96

    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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    369
    160

    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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    188
    57

    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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    279
    116

    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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    315
    142

    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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    329
    151

    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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    213
    80

    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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    295
    132

    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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    276
    127

    Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceLa Guaira, Venezuela

    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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    359
    181

    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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    246
    123

    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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    184
    84

    Fernando Tatis Jr.

    San Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSan Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic

    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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    241
    134

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionFirst baseman, Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    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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    205
    111

    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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    170
    87

    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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    190
    103

    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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    174
    92

    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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    197
    111

    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    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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    184
    111

    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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    161
    94

    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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    181
    111

    Juan Soto

    Washington Nationals

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityDominican

    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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    216
    141

    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