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Florida’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we are from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. Below is a list of the best players born in the state of Colorado.


  1. Chipper Jones – DeLand, FL
    • Age: 21, 23 – 40
    • Years: 1993, 1995 – 2012
    • Pos: 3B, LF
    • Team(s): Atlanta Braves

    Chipper Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    85.4 141 2499 10614 8984 1619 2726 549 38 468 1623 150 46 1512 1409 .303 .401 .529 .930

  2. Steve Carlton – Miami, FL
  3. Steve Carlton
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    84.2 87 741 709 329 244 3.22 5217.1 254 55 2 2130 1864 1833 4136 19.1% 1.25

  4. Zack Greinke – Orlando, FL
  5. Zack Greinke
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    66.9 80 488 447 205 123 3.35 2872 16 5 1 1151 1070 667 2622 22.4% 1.16

  6. Tim Raines – Sanford, FL
  7. Tim Raines
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    69.5 125 2502 10359 8872 1571 2605 430 113 170 980 807 146 1330 966 .294 .385 .425 .810

  8. Josh Donaldson – Pensacola, FL
  9. Josh Donaldson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    44.8 139 1038 4476 3841 652 1048 226 12 219 645 38 8 557 885 .273 .369 .509 .878

  10. Gary Sheffield – Tampa, FL
  11. Gary Sheffield
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    60.5 141 2576 10947 9217 1636 2689 467 27 509 1676 253 104 1475 1171 .292 .393 .514 .907

  12. Andre Dawson – Miami, FL
  13. Andre Dawson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    65.1 117 2627 10768 9926 1373 2774 503 98 438 1591 314 109 589 1508 .279 .323 .482 .806

  14. Andrew McCutchen – Fort Meade, FL
  15. Andrew McCutchen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    43.5 135 1560 6773 5821 942 1664 334 48 233 819 187 77 823 1238 .286 .378 .480 .858

  16. Fred McGriff – Tampa, FL
  17. Fred McGriff
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    52.7 134 2460 10174 8757 1349 2490 441 24 493 1550 72 38 1305 1882 .284 .377 .509 .886

  18. Chris Sale – Lakeland, FL
  19. Chris Sale
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    45.4 71 312 232 109 73 3.03 1629.2 16 3 12 590 548 374 2007 30.7% 1.03

  20. Luis Gonzalez – Tampa, FL
  21. Luis Gonzalez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    52.1 118 2591 10531 9157 1412 2591 596 68 354 1439 128 87 1155 1218 .283 .367 .479 .845

  22. Jacob deGrom – DeLand, FL
    • Age: 26 – 31
    • Years: 2014 – 2019
    • Pos: SP
    • Team(s): New York Mets

    Jacob deGrom
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    32.8 68 171 171 66 49 2.62 1101.2 3 1 0 350 321 266 1255 28.6% 1.05

  23. Dwight Gooden – Tampa, FL
  24. Dwight Gooden
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    48.2 90 430 410 194 112 3.51 2800.2 68 24 3 1198 1091 954 2293 19.6% 1.26

  25. J.D. Drew – Tallahassee, FL
  26. J.D. Drew
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    44.9 127 1566 6153 5173 944 1437 273 48 242 795 87 37 862 1137 .278 .384 .489 .873

  27. Boog Powell – Lakeland, FL
  28. Boog Powell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    39.2 134 2042 7810 6681 889 1776 270 11 339 1187 20 21 1001 1226 .266 .361 .462 .822

  29. Manny Machado – Hialeah, FL
  30. Manny Machado
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    36.9 118 1082 4735 4307 603 1200 232 14 207 598 58 27 361 797 .279 .335 .483 .818

  31. Anthony Rizzo – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  32. Anthony Rizzo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.5 132 1207 5173 4414 663 1204 262 18 218 729 57 33 581 820 .273 .373 .488 .862

  33. Bill White – Lakewood, FL
  34. Bill White
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    38.7 117 1673 6680 5972 843 1706 278 65 202 870 103 68 596 927 .286 .351 .455 .806

  35. J.D. Martinez – Miami, FL
  36. J.D. Martinez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.8 137 1068 4424 3972 600 1168 238 17 231 711 24 11 389 1070 .294 .357 .537 .894

  37. Steve Garvey – Tampa, FL
  38. Steve Garvey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    38.2 116 2332 9466 8835 1143 2599 440 43 272 1308 83 62 479 1003 .294 .329 .446 .775

  39. Robby Thompson – West Palm Beach, FL
  40. Robby Thompson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    34 108 1304 5235 4612 671 1187 238 39 119 458 103 62 439 987 .257 .329 .403 .733

  41. Jay Bell – Pensacola, FL
  42. Jay Bell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    37.1 103 2063 8525 7398 1123 1963 394 67 195 860 91 60 853 1443 .265 .343 .416 .759

  43. Gio Gonzalez – Hialeah, FL
  44. Gio Gonzalez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    30.8 91 332 324 130 99 3.68 1901.1 4 2 0 838 778 796 1826 22.6% 1.31

  45. Hal McRae – Avon Park, FL
  46. Hal McRae
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.8 122 2084 8059 7218 940 2091 484 66 191 1097 109 78 648 779 .290 .351 .454 .805

  47. Mickey Rivers – Miami, FL
  48. Mickey Rivers
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.9 106 1468 6026 5629 785 1660 247 71 61 499 267 90 265 471 .295 .327 .397 .724

  49. Alex Fernandez – Miami Beach, FL
  50. Alex Fernandez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.6 88 263 261 107 87 3.74 1760.1 33 10 0 804 731 552 1252 17.0% 1.28

  51. Rick Rhoden – Boynton Beach, FL
  52. Rick Rhoden
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    30 97 413 380 151 125 3.59 2593.2 69 17 1 1143 1036 801 1419 13.0% 1.31

  53. Howie Kendrick – Jacksonville, FL
  54. Howie Kendrick
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.9 109 1596 6321 5859 781 1722 350 38 125 710 126 47 342 1085 .294 .337 .431 .768

  55. Mike Napoli – Hollywood, FL
  56. Mike Napoli
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.3 119 1392 5330 4572 697 1125 224 11 267 744 39 24 650 1468 .246 .346 .475 .821

  57. Tim Wakefield – Melbourne, FL
  58. Tim Wakefield
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    34.7 96 627 463 200 180 4.41 3226.1 33 6 22 1791 1582 1205 2156 15.5% 1.35

  59. Howard Johnson – Clearwater, FL
  60. Howard Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.2 117 1531 5715 4940 760 1229 247 22 228 760 231 77 692 1053 .249 .340 .446 .786

  61. Davey Johnson – Orlando, FL
  62. Davey Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.6 112 1435 5465 4797 564 1252 242 18 136 609 33 25 559 675 .261 .340 .404 .744

  63. Tino Martinez – Tampa, FL
  64. Tino Martinez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    29.3 110 2023 8044 7111 1009 1925 365 21 339 1271 27 20 780 1069 .271 .344 .471 .815

  65. Glenn Davis – Jacksonville, FL
  66. Glenn Davis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19.7 122 1015 4189 3719 510 965 177 13 190 603 28 11 370 613 .259 .332 .467 .800

  67. Denard Span – Tampa, FL
  68. Denard Span
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26.2 105 1359 5956 5326 773 1498 265 72 71 490 185 59 515 716 .281 .347 .398 .745

  69. Mike Stanley – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  70. Mike Stanley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21 118 1467 4989 4222 625 1138 220 7 187 702 13 4 652 929 .270 .370 .458 .827

  71. Scott Fletcher – Fort Walton Beach, FL
  72. Scott Fletcher
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    31.9 87 1612 5976 5258 688 1376 243 38 34 510 99 58 514 541 .262 .332 .342 .674

  73. Mike Hampton – Brooksville, FL
  74. Mike Hampton
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.8 94 419 355 148 115 4.06 2268.1 21 9 1 1157 1024 901 1387 14.1% 1.44

  75. Carl Everett – Tampa, FL
  76. Carl Everett
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.6 107 1405 5395 4809 707 1304 258 26 202 792 107 54 442 1021 .271 .341 .462 .802

  77. Marlon Byrd – Boynton Beach, FL
  78. Marlon Byrd
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.3 102 1574 6123 5579 740 1534 311 39 159 710 56 31 382 1234 .275 .329 .430 .759

  79. Bronson Arroyo – Key West, FL
  80. Bronson Arroyo
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    25 100 419 383 148 137 4.28 2435.2 16 6 1 1260 1158 661 1571 15.2% 1.30

  81. J.P. Arencibia – Miami, FL
  82. J.P. Arencibia
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    1.9 78 467 1687 1573 169 333 67 4 80 245 2 3 85 484 .212 .258 .412 .670

  83. Dave Magadan – Tampa, FL
  84. Dave Magadan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21 117 1582 4963 4159 516 1197 218 13 42 495 11 11 718 546 .288 .390 .377 .767

  85. Ed Charles – Daytona Beach, FL
  86. Ed Charles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19.6 103 1005 3909 3482 438 917 147 30 86 421 86 35 332 525 .263 .330 .397 .727

  87. Daniel Murphy – Jacksonville, FL
  88. Daniel Murphy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19 114 1412 5623 5185 700 1543 368 29 135 719 68 25 357 688 .298 .343 .458 .801

  89. Charles Johnson – Fort Pierce, FL
  90. Charles Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.8 97 1188 4386 3836 465 940 211 4 167 570 6 10 475 997 .245 .330 .433 .762

  91. Jonathan Lucroy – Eustis, FL
  92. Jonathan Lucroy
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    17.9 102 1202 4568 4121 481 1128 216 24 108 545 30 9 366 658 .274 .335 .416 .751

  93. Ken Johnson – West Palm Beach, FL
  94. Ken Johnson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.2 98 334 231 91 106 3.46 1737.1 50 7 9 778 668 413 1042 14.5% 1.20

  95. Eric Hosmer – South Miami, FL
  96. Eric Hosmer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    15.2 107 1365 5737 5223 691 1451 266 20 167 734 67 26 462 1019 .278 .336 .432 .768

  97. David Eckstein – Sanford, FL
  98. David Eckstein
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21 92 1311 5705 5041 701 1414 232 20 35 392 123 45 376 418 .280 .345 .355 .701

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