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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated July 14, 2020 8.5k votes 438 voters 2.2k views61 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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  • 1
    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    77

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceParkland, Florida

    BatsLeft

    Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    77

    Kris Bryant

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionThird baseman, Outfielder

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsRight

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    87

    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"),... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Willson Contreras is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    120
    35

    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BatsRight

    Willson Eduardo Contreras (born May 13, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    164
    74

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    147
    65

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    84

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    144
    71

    Andrew McCutchen

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceFort Meade, Florida

    BatsRight-handed

    Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    160
    84

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    141
    77

    Nolan Arenado

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    91

    Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsRight

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    118
    70

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    98
    54

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    130
    82

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    92
    50

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    110
    67

    Max Scherzer

    Washington Nationals

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    BatsRight-handed

    Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    110
    68

    Joey Votto

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BatsLeft-handed

    Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    94
    57

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Pete Alonso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    124
    85

    Pete Alonso

    New York Mets

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Peter Morgan Alonso (born December 7, 1994) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
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    88

    Aaron Judge

    New York Yankees

    PositionRight fielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    98
    62

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Juan Soto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    110
    74

    Juan Soto

    Washington Nationals

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsLeft

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    97
    62

    Jacob deGrom

    New York Mets

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDeLeon Springs, Florida

    BatsLeft

    Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likable Active MLB Players
    95
    67

    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... more on Wikipedia
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