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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated October 27, 2020 9.3k votes 499 voters 2.6k views62 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 Trout1
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    62

    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
  • Anthony Rizzo2
    257
    90

    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
  • Kris Bryant3
    244
    90

    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
  • Javier Báez4
    254
    98

    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
  • Freddie Freeman5
    182
    68

    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
  • Mookie Betts6
    197
    90

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
  • Francisco Lindor7
    181
    81

    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
  • Willson Contreras8
    130
    48

    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BatsRight

    Willson Eduardo Contreras (born May 13, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Yelich9
    184
    88

    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
  • Andrew McCutchen10
    164
    77

    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
  • Nolan Arenado11
    155
    84

    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
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.12
    162
    98

    Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsRight

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Cody Bellinger13
    148
    90

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionFirst baseman, outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Rendon14
    130
    74

    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
  • Charlie Blackmon15
    101
    54

    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
  • Max Scherzer16
    121
    72

    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
  • Paul Goldschmidt17
    105
    61

    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
  • Fernando Tatis Jr.18
    60
    22

    Fernando Tatis Jr.

    San Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop

    BatsRight

    Fernando Gabriel Tatís Medina (born January 2, 1999) (nicknamed "El Niño") is a Dominican... more on Wikipedia
  • Joey Votto19
    120
    80

    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
  • Shohei Ohtani20
    107
    68

    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
  • Jacob deGrom21
    104
    67

    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
  • Aaron Judge22
    137
    100

    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
  • Clayton Kershaw23
    112
    77

    Clayton Kershaw

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

    Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for... more on Wikipedia
  • Yu Darvish24
    101
    67

    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
  • Juan Soto25
    117
    82

    Juan Soto

    Washington Nationals

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsLeft

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball... more on Wikipedia