Baseball is known as “America’s Game”, and the name fits. The U.S.A. has dominated MLB representation for as long as anyone can remember. They’re constantly producing and scouting American players. Since the start of the game of baseball, there has been over 15 000 players play in the MLB. The United States is followed by the Dominican Republic with around 600 players currently playing.
Top 5 current producing states for the 2012 MLB season.
1. California- 218 players including: Ryan Braun, MIL., Adrian Gonzlaez, LAD., Evan Longoria, TB., C.C. Sabathia, NYY., Jered Weaver, LAA.
2. Texas- 116 players including: Josh Beckett, LAD., Adam Dunn, CWS., Hunter Pence, SF., Clayton Kershaw, LAD., David Freese, STL.
3. Florida- 104 players including: Gio Gonzalez, WSH., Zack Grienke, LAA., Billy Butler, KC., Andrew McCutchen, PIT.
4. Georgia- 38 players including: Buster Posey, SF., Adam Wainwright, STL., Jeff Francoeur, KC., Nick Markakis, BAL.
5. Illinois- 34 players including: Curtis Granderson, NYY., Ben Zobrist, TB., Jayson Werth, WSH., Jason Kipnis, CLE.,
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Top 5 lowest producing states (not including zero).
1. Vermont, Delawre, North Dakota- 1 player including: Daric Barton, OAK., Paul Goldschmidt, ARZ., Travis Hafner, CLE.
2. Alaska, Montana, West Virginia, Wyoming, Utah- 2 players including: Aaron Cunningham, CLE., John Buck, MIA., Brandon Lyon, TOR.
3. Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota- 4 players including: Brian Wilson, SF., Paul Konerko, CWS.
4. Washington D.C.- 5 players including: Denard Span, MIN., Ryan Hanigan, CIN., Emmanuel Burriss, SF.
5. Iowa, Idaho- 6 players including: Matt Lindstrom, ARZ., Joel Hanrahan, PIT., Jeremy Hellickson, TB.
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Top 5 highest producing countries (not including USA or Canada).
1. Dominican Republic- 137 players including: Jose Bautista, TOR., Albert Pujols, LAA., Hanley Ramirez, LAD., Robinson Cano, NYY.
2. Venezuela- 105 players including: Miguel Cabrera, DET., Felix Hernandez, SEA., Carlos Gonzalez, COL., Pablo Sandoval, SF.
3. Puerto Rico- 23 players including: Carlos Beltran, STL., Yadier Molina, STL., Angel Pagan, SF., Geovany Soto, TEX.
4. Cuba- 18 players including: Kendrys Morales, LAA., Yoenis Cespedes, OAK., Aroldis Chapman, CIN., Alexei Ramirez CWS.
5 Japan –17 players including: Yu Darvish, TEX., Ichiro Suzuki, SEA., Hiroki Kuroda, NYY., Koji Uehara, TEX.
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