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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated April 9, 2021 17.3k votes 1.1k voters 6.9k 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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  • 1
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    550
    111

    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
  • 2
    Atlanta Braves
    514
    111

    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
  • 3
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    394
    109

    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
    520
    173

    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
  • 5
    2025emcduffie addedMontreal Expos, Chicago White Sox
    261
    79

    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

    Jacob deGrom

    New York Mets
    278
    94

    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
  • 7
    Philadelphia Phillies
    335
    130

    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
  • 8
    Chicago Cubs
    418
    178

    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
  • 9
    Base addedToronto Blue Jays
    110
    8

    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
  • 10
    Milwaukee Brewers
    366
    154

    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
  • 11
    Atlanta Braves
    333
    138

    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
  • 12
    2025emcduffie addedSan Diego Padres
    252
    101

    PositionShortstop

    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
  • 13

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    368
    175

    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
  • 14
    Cleveland Indians
    328
    157

    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
  • 15
    San Francisco Giants
    231
    98

    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
  • 16
    St. Louis Cardinals
    277
    135

    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
  • 17
    Washington Nationals
    228
    108

    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
  • 18

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs
    371
    212

    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
  • 19
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    244
    124

    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
  • 20

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies
    201
    102

    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
  • 21
    St. Louis Cardinals
    189
    100

    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
  • 22
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    267
    159

    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
  • 23
    St. Louis Cardinals
    205
    117

    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
  • 24
    Base addedLos Angeles Angels
    91
    30

    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
  • 25
    Washington Nationals
    209
    124

    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