List of Famous Baseball Players
Frederick Charles Freeman is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been with the Braves organization since he was drafted by them out of high school in 2007. He made his MLB debut in 2010, and is a four-time MLB All-Star. Freeman won a Gold Glove Award in 2018, the Silver Slugger Award in 2019 and 2020, and the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in 2020.
Joc Russell Pederson is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pederson was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB draft, out of Palo Alto High School. His father, Stu Pederson, played for the Dodgers in 1985. By virtue of his Jewish heritage, he played for the Israel national baseball team in the qualifying rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Jorge Carlos Soler Castillo is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Soler played for the Cuban national baseball team in international competition. He defected from Cuba in 2011, seeking a career in MLB. After establishing his residency in Haiti, Soler signed a nine-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. He made his MLB debut in 2014. The Cubs traded Soler to the Royals after the 2016 season.
James Dansby Swanson is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Swanson attended Vanderbilt University, and played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him first overall in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, and traded him to the Braves during the 2015–16 offseason. He made his MLB debut in 2016.
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Posey has also filled in at first base for the Giants.
Maxwell M. Scherzer, nicknamed "Mad Max", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). A right-handed starting pitcher, Scherzer is a seven-time MLB All-Star, has won three Cy Young Awards, has pitched two no-hitters, and was a member of the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.
Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1954 through 1976. He spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL).
José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011. A right-handed batter and thrower, as of 2017 he was the shortest active MLB player at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). His listed weight is 165 pounds (75 kg). From 2014 to 2017, Altuve recorded at least 200 hits each season and led the American League (AL) in the category. He won three batting championships in that span.
Max Dorian Fried is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He made his major league debut in 2017. His 17 wins in 2019 were 2nd-most in the National League, and his seven wins in 2020 were again 2nd-most in the NL. In 2020 he also won the NL Gold Glove Award at pitcher and the Fielding Bible Award at pitcher, and was named All-MLB First Team.
Eddie Manuel Rosario is a Puerto Rican professional baseball left fielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Minnesota Twins. He represented Puerto Rico in the 2013 and 2017 editions of the World Baseball Classic, winning a silver medal in both.