MLB Players from CUBA: v2018


Now that Major League Baseball  (MLB) just completed its 89th All Star Game (#ASG) and players have a day or two off before the second half of the season resumes, we thought it would be a good opportunity to update those players who are from Cuba and play on one of the thirty MLB teams (active roster).

This is the legendary Estado Latinoamericano located in Havana. Interestingly it is about as large as Dodger stadium but is located right in the heart of the community

Why the interest?

Baseball is the national sport of CUBA.  Their players have been known for their talent which is why it was remarkable to see defections.  Now that MLB has solid policies and agreements are in place, teams have shown a healthy appetite in adding those players to their roster.

Currently there are 20 Cuban players on the MLB rosters.  That number represents about three percent of the total 750 players as each active roster is comprised of twenty-five players.  The number is down by one, as last year there were twenty-one.  However, one must keep in mind there are many more Cuban players making their way through the rigorous process of making the active roster (there is single A, double A, triple A, etc.)


Here is a peek of this years crop of Cuban born players in MLB.


Jose Abreu
Yoan Moncada
Raisel Iglesias
Yandy Diaz
Yonder Alonso
Jose Iglesias
Cionel Perez
Yulieski Gurriel
Jose Fernandez
Yasiel Puig
Yasmani Grandal
Odrisamer Despaigne
Yoenis Cespedes
Aroldis Chapman

 

 Roenis Elias
Guillermo Heredia
Adeiny Hechavarria
Aledmys Diaz
Lordes Yuneiklkl
Kendrys Morales

Teams 2018 2017 Change
TOTALS>>> 20 21
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 1 -1
Atlanta Braves 0 2 -2
Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0
Boston Red Sox 0 1 -1
Chicago Cubs 0 0 0
Chicago White Sox 2 2 0
Cincinatti Reds 1 1 0
Cleveland Indians 2 1 1
Colorado Rockies 0 0 0
Detriot Tigers 1 1 0
Houston Astros 2 0 -1
Kansas City Royals 0 1 -1
Los Angeles Angels 1 1 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 2 0
Miami Marlins 1 1 0
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0
Minnesota Twins 0 0 0
New York Mets 1 1 0
New York Yankees 1 1 0
Oakland Athletics 0 1 -1
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0
San Diego Padres 0 0 0
San Francisco Giants 0 0 0
Seattle Mariners 2 2 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 -1
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1 1 0
Texas Rangers 0 0 0
Toronto Blue Jays 3 0 3
Washington Nationals 0 0 0

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