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The Most Likable Active MLB Players

Updated October 27, 2020 9.9k votes 538 voters 2.9k 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
    283
    63

    Mike Trout

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter Fielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder...  more
  • Anthony Rizzo2
    268
    99

    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
  • Freddie Freeman3
    203
    73

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional...  more
  • Kris Bryant4
    253
    104

    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
  • Javier Báez5
    262
    117

    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
  • Francisco Lindor6
    199
    84

    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
  • Mookie Betts7
    215
    96

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right...  more
  • Christian Yelich8
    202
    94

    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
  • Andrew McCutchen9
    174
    86

    Andrew McCutchen

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceFort Meade, Florida

    BatsRight-handed

    Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Nolan Arenado10
    166
    86

    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
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.11
    180
    101

    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...  more
  • Willson Contreras12
    132
    65

    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BatsRight

    Willson Eduardo Contreras (born May 13, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher...  more
  • Charlie Blackmon13
    111
    55

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American...  more
  • Paul Goldschmidt14
    119
    62

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American...  more
  • Cody Bellinger15
    161
    98

    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
  • Anthony Rendon16
    135
    78

    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
  • Max Scherzer17
    127
    76

    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...  more
  • Clayton Kershaw18
    129
    79

    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
  • Fernando Tatis Jr.19
    70
    27

    Fernando Tatis Jr.

    San Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop

    BatsRight

    Fernando Gabriel Tatís Medina (born January 2, 1999) (nicknamed "El Niño") is a Dominican...  more
  • Jacob deGrom20
    112
    68

    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
  • Joey Votto21
    130
    85

    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
  • Juan Soto22
    125
    85

    Juan Soto

    Washington Nationals

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsLeft

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball...  more
  • Shohei Ohtani23
    113
    74

    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
  • Buster Posey24
    108
    72

    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
  • Yu Darvish25
    106
    70

    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