Friday, March 30, 2018

Almost Three In Ten MLB Players Born Outside Of United States

Major League Baseball released their accounting of team rosters yesterday and revealed an extremely diverse set of players. Of the 877 total players on current MLB rosters (or on the DL), 29% were born outside the 50 U.S. states. Thus, players who were born in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories were regarded as from separate geographic entities. In total, players now hail from 21 different countries. Not surprisingly, the Dominican Republic tops the list of foreign-born players with 84. Next on the list is Venezuela with 74, Puerto Rico with 19, Cuba with 17, Mexico with 11 and Japan with 8.