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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

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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  • 1
    Atlanta Braves
    640
    118

    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
  • 2
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    617
    127

    PositionCenter Fielder

    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
  • 3
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    468
    127

    PositionPitcher, Designated hitter

    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
  • 4
    Chicago Cubs
    575
    179

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceParkland, 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
  • 5
    2025emcduffie addedMontreal Expos, Chicago White Sox
    309
    93

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    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
  • 6
    Base addedToronto Blue Jays
    159
    23

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada

    BatsRight

    Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian–Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former MLB  ...more
  • 7

    Jacob deGrom

    New York Mets
    317
    107

    PositionPitcher

    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
  • 8
    Atlanta Braves
    384
    147

    PositionOutfielder

    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
  • 9
    Chicago Cubs
    458
    189

    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
  • 10
    Philadelphia Phillies
    357
    149

    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
  • 11
    Milwaukee Brewers
    392
    172

    PositionOutfielder

    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
  • 12
    San Francisco Giants
    269
    106

    PositionCatcher, First baseman

    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
  • 13

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    396
    192

    PositionRight Fielder

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    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
  • 14
    2025emcduffie addedSan Diego Padres
    281
    127

    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
  • 15
    St. Louis Cardinals
    302
    142

    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
  • 16
    Cleveland Indians
    349
    174

    PositionShortstop

    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
  • 17
    Washington Nationals
    258
    116

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, 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
  • 18
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    271
    136

    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
  • 19
    Base addedLos Angeles Angels
    119
    37

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

    José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He  ...more
  • 20
    St. Louis Cardinals
    208
    105

    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
  • 21

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs
    387
    236

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    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
  • 22
    Washington Nationals
    236
    128

    PositionOutfielder

    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
  • 23

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies
    209
    114

    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
  • 24
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    282
    175

    PositionFirst baseman, Outfielder

    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
  • 25
    St. Louis Cardinals
    226
    132

    PositionCatcher

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight-handed

    Yadier Benjamin Molina (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝaˈdjeɾ moˈlina]; born July 13, 1982), nicknamed "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League  ...more