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List of players from Venezuela in Major League Baseball

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Between 1939 and 2005, 176 baseball players from Venezuela had played in Major League Baseball.

This list include number of arriving, name of player, position, starting team, and date of debut.

Also included in the Appendix are the 75 Venezuelan baseball players who are selected on the 40-man roster for the 2005 season.

Abbreviations

No Name Pos Team Date of Debut
    1 Alex Carrasquel P Washington Senators, AL April 23, 1939
    2 Chucho Ramos OF Cincinnati Reds, NL May 7, 1944
    3 Chico Carrasquel All-Star SS Chicago White Sox, AL April 18, 1950
    4 Pompeyo Davalillo SS Washington Senators, AL August 1, 1953
    5 Ramón Monzant P New York Giants, NL July 2, 1954
    6 Luis Aparicio Hall of Fame SS Chicago White Sox, AL April 17, 1956
    7 Elio Chacón 2B Cincinnati Reds, NL April 20, 1960
    8 Víctor Davalillo All-Star OF Cleveland Indians, AL April 9, 1963
    9 César Tovar IF Minnesota Twins, AL April 12, 1965
  10 Gustavo Gil 2B Cleveland Indians, AL April 11, 1967
  11 César Gutiérrez SS San Francisco Giants, NL April 16, 1967
  12 Roberto Muñoz Rodríguez P Kansas City Athletics, AL May 13, 1967
  13 José Herrera OF Houston Astros, NL June 3, 1967
  14 Aurelio Monteagudo P Chicago White Sox, NL July 16, 1967
  15 Néstor "Látigo" Chávez P San Francisco Giants, NL September 9, 1967
  16 Remigio Hermoso SS Atlanta Braves, NL September 14, 1967
  17 Angel Bravo OF Chicago White Sox, AL June 6, 1969
  18 Dave Concepción All-Star SS Cincinnati Reds, NL April 6, 1970
  19 Oswaldo Blanco 1B Chicago White Sox, AL May 26, 1970
  20 Enzo Hernández SS San Diego Padres, NL April 17, 1971
  21 Dámaso Blanco SS San Francisco Giants, NL May 26, 1972
  22 Gonzalo Márquez 1B Oakland Athletics, NL August 11, 1972
  23 Manny Trillo All-Star 2B Oakland Athletics, AL June 28, 1973
  24 Pablo Torrealba P Atlanta Braves, NL April 9, 1975
  25 Manny Sarmiento P Cincinnati Reds, NL July 30, 1976
  26 Tony Armas All-Star OF Pittsburgh Pirates, NL September 6, 1976
  27 Baudilio "Bo" Díaz All-Star C Boston Red Sox, AL September 6, 1977
  28 Luis Leal P Toronto Blue Jays, AL May 25, 1980
  29 Luis Salazar 3B San Diego Padres, NL August 15, 1980
  30 Luis Aponte P Boston Red Sox, AL September 4, 1980
  31 Luis Mercedes Sánchez P California Angels, AL April 10, 1981
  32 Fred Manrique 2B Toronto Blue Jays, AL August 23, 1981
  33 Leonardo Hernández 3B Baltimore Orioles, AL August 19, 1982
  34 Argenis Salazar SS Montreal Expos, NL August 10, 1983
  35 Tobías Hernández C Toronto Blue Jays, AL June 22, 1984
  36 Alvaro Espinoza SS Minnesota Twins, AL September 14, 1984
  37 Ozzie Guillén All-Star SS Chicago White Sox, AL April 9, 1985
  38 Urbano Lugo P California Angels, AL April 28, 1985
  39 Andrés Galarraga All-Star 1B Montreal Expos, NL August 23, 1985
  40 Gustavo Polidor SS California Angels, AL September 7, 1985
  41 Lester Straker P Minnesota Twins, AL April 11, 1987
  42 Al Pedrique SS New York Mets, NL April 14, 1987
  43 Miguel Angel García P California Angels, AL April 30, 1987
  44 Ubaldo Heredia P Montreal Expos, NL May 12, 1987
  45 Alexis Infante IF Toronto Blue Jays, AL September 27, 1987
  46 Oswaldo Peraza P Baltimore Orioles, AL April 4, 1987
  47 Johnny Paredes 2B Montreal Expos, NL April 29, 1988
  48 Angel Escobar IF San Francisco Giants, NL May 17, 1988
  49 Germán González P Minnesota Twins, AL August 5, 1988
  50 Antonio "Tony" Castillo P Toronto Blue Jays, AL 1988
  51 Carlos Martínez 3B Chicago White Sox, AL 1988
  52 Carlos Quintana 1B Boston Red Sox September 16, 1988
  53 Omar Vizquel All-Star SS Seattle Mariners, AL April 3, 1989
  54 Wilson Alvarez P Texas Rangers, AL July 24, 1989
  55 Julio Machado P New York Mets, NL September 7, 1989
  56 Carlos A. Hernández C Los Angeles Dodgers, NL April 20, 1990
  57 Luis Sojo 2B Toronto Blue Jays, AL July 14, 1990
  58 Oscar Azócar OF New York Yankees, AL July 17, 1990
  59 Rich Garcés P Minnesota Twins, AL September 18, 1990
  60 Carlos García All-Star 2B Pittsburgh Pirates, NL September 20, 1990
  61 José Escobar SS Cleveland Indians, AL April 13, 1991
  62 Ramón García P Chicago White Sox, AL May 31, 1991
  63 Amalio Carreño P Philadelphia Phillies, NL July 7, 1991
  64 Danilo León P Texas Rangers, AL June 6, 1992
  65 Cristóbal Colón SS Texas Rangers, AL September 18, 1992
  66 William Cañate OF Toronto Blue Jays, AL April 16, 1993
  67 Omar Daal P Los Angeles Dodgers, NL April 23, 1993
  68 Marcos Armas OF Oakland Athletics, AL May 25, 1993
  69 Pedro Castellano 3B Colorado Rockies, NL May 30, 1993
  70 Eduardo Zambrano 1B Chicago Cubs, NL September 19, 1993
  71 Roberto Petagine 1B Houston Astros, NL April 4, 1994
  72 Juan Carlos Pulido P Minnesota Twins, AL April 9, 1994
  73 Robert Pérez OF Toronto Blue Jays, AL July 20, 1994
  74 Juan Castillo P New York Mets, NL July 26, 1994
  75 Edgardo Alfonzo All-Star 2B New York Mets, NL April 26, 1995
  76 Felipe Lira P Detroit Tigers, AL April 27, 1995
  77 Dilson Torres P Kansas City Royals, AL April 29, 1995
  78 Tomás Pérez 2B Toronto Blue Jays, AL May 3, 1995
  79 Ugueth Urbina All-Star P Montreal Expos, NL May 9, 1995
  80 Edwin Hurtado P Toronto Blue Jays, AL May 22, 1995
  81 Edgar Cáceres 2B Kansas City Royals, AL June 8, 1995
  82 Roger Cedeño OF Los Angeles Dodgers, NL June 20, 1995
  83 Giovanni Carrara P Toronto Blue Jays, AL July 29, 1995
  84 Eddie Pérez C Atlanta Braves, NL August 10, 1995
  85 Alex Delgado C Boston Red Sox, AL April 4, 1996
  86 Alex Pacheco P Montreal Expos, NL April 17, 1996
  87 Miguel Cairo 2B Toronto Blue Jays, AL April 4, 1996
  88 José Malavé OF Boston Red Sox, AL May 23, 1996
  89 Robert Machado C Chicago White Sox, AL July 24, 1996
  90 Raúl Chávez C Montreal Expos, NL August 30, 1996
  91 Bobby Abreu All-Star RF Houston Astros, NL September 1, 1996
  92 Eddy Díaz 2B Milwaukee Brewers, AL April 17, 1997
  93 Edgar Ramos P Philadelphia Phillies, NL May 5, 1997
  94 Jeremi González P Chicago Cubs, NL May 27, 1997
  95 Jorge Velandia SS San Diego Padres, NL June 20, 1997
  96 Kelvim Escobar P Toronto Blue Jays, AL June 29, 1997
  97 Henry Blanco C Los Angeles Dodgers, NL July 25, 1997
  98 Magglio Ordóñez All-Star RF Chicago White Sox, AL August 29, 1997
  99 Richard Hidalgo OF Houston Astros, NL Seotember 1, 1997
100 Luis Ordaz SS St. Louis Cardinals, NL September 3, 1997
101 Carlos Mendoza OF New York Mets, NL September 3, 1997
102 Oscar Henríquez P Houston Astros, NL September 7, 1997
103 Giomar Guevara SS Seattle Mariners, AL September 19, 1997
104 José Miguel Nieves IF Chicago Cubs, NL August 7, 1998
105 Alex González All-Star SS Florida Marlins, NL August 25, 1998
106 Carlos Guillén All-Star SS Seattle Mariners, AL September 6, 1998
107 Alex Ramírez OF Cleveland Indians, AL September 19, 1998
108 Freddy García All-Star P Seattle Mariners, AL April 7, 1999
109 Beiker Graterol P Detroit Tigers, AL April 9, 1999
110 Horacio Estrada P Milwaukee Brewers, NL May 4, 1999
111 Orber Moreno P Kansas City Royals, AL May 25, 1999
112 Carlos Hernández 2B Houston Astros, NL May 26, 1999
113 Melvin Mora All-Star OF New York Mets, NL May 30, 1999
114 Liu Rodríguez 2B Chicago White Sox, AL June 9, 1999
115 Ramón Hernández All-Star C Oakland Athletics, AL 1999
116 Wiki González C San Diego Padres, NL August 14, 1999
117 Tony Armas, Jr. P Montreal Expos, NL August 16, 1999
118 Johan Santana P Minnesota Twins, AL April 3, 2000
119 Rubén Quevedo P Chicago Cubs, NL April 14, 2000
120 Fernando Lunar C Atlanta Braves, NL May 8, 2000
121 Darwin Cubillán P Toronto Blue Jays, AL May 20, 2000
122 William Martínez P Cleveland Indians, AL June 14, 2000
123 Alex Cabrera 1B Arizona Diamondbacks, NL June 26, 2000
124 Luis Rivas 2B Minnesota Twins, AL September 16, 2000
125 Clemente Alvarez C Philadelphia Phillies, NL September 19, 2000
126 Donaldo Méndez SS San Diego Padres, NL April 5, 2001
127 Jorge Julio Tapia P Baltimore Orioles, AL April 26, 2001
128 Alex Escobar OF New York Mets May 8, 2001
129 Juan Moreno P Texas Rangers, AL May 17, 2001
130 Endy Chávez OF Kansas City Royals, AL May 29, 2001
131 Juan Rincón P Minnesota Twins, AL June 7, 2001
132 Victor Zambrano P Tampa Bay Devil Rays, AL June 21, 2001
133 César Iztúris SS Toronto Blue Jays, AL June 23, 1999
134 Carlos E. Hernández P Houston Astros, NL August 8, 2001
135 Carlos Zambrano All-Star P Chicago Cubs, NL August 20, 2001
136 Juan Rivera OF New York Yankees, AL September 4, 2001
137 Yorvit Torrealba C San Francisco Giants, NL 2001
138 Wilfredo Rodríguez P Houston Astros, NL September 21, 2001
139 Steve Torrealba C Atlanta Braves, NL October 6, 2001
140 Carlos Silva P Philadelphia Phillies, NL April 1, 2002
141 Luis Ugueto SS Seattle Mariners, AL April 3, 2002
142 Félix Escalona SS Tampa Bay Devil Rays, AL April 4, 2002
143 Oscar Salazar 2B Detroit Tigers, AL April 10, 2002
144 Marco Scutaro 2B New York Mets, NL July 21, 2002
145 Antonio Alvarez OF Pittsburgh Pirates, NL September 4, 2002
146 Omar Infante SS Detroit Tigers, AL September 7, 2002
147 Víctor Martínez All-Star C Cleveland Indians, AL September 10, 2002
148 Alex Herrera P Cleveland Indians, AL September 13, 2002
149 Francisco Rodríguez All-Star P Anaheim Angels, AL September 18, 2002
150 Wilfredo Ledezma P Detroit Tigers, AL April 2, 2003
151 Rosman García P Texas Rangers, AL April 19, 2003
152 Carlos Méndez C Baltimore Orioles, AL May 22, 2003
153 Ray Olmedo SS Cincinnati Reds, NL May 25, 2003
154 Miguel Cabrera All-Star OF Florida Marlins, NL June 20, 2003
155 Carlos Valderrama OF San Francisco Giants, NL June 21, 2003
156 Rafael Betancourt P Cleveland Indians, AL July 13, 2003
157 Rene Reyes OF Colorado Rockies, NL July 22, 2003
158 Alex Prieto 2B Minnesota Twins, AL July 26, 2003
159 Humberto Quintero C San Diego Padres, NL September 3, 2003
160 Anderson Machado SS Philadelphia Phillies, NL September 27, 2003
161 Luis A. González 2B Colorado Rockies, NL April 6, 2004
162 José Castillo 2B Pittsburgh Pirates, NL April 7, 2004
163 Andrés Blanco SS Kansas City Royals, AL April 18, 2004
164 Eduardo Villacis P Kansas City Royals, AL May 2, 2004
165 Ramón A. Castro SS Oakland Athletics, AL June 21, 2004
166 José López SS Seattle Mariners, AL July 31, 2004
167 Maicer Iztúris SS Montreal Expos, NL August 27, 2004
168 Guillermo Quiroz C Toronto Blue Jays, AL September 4, 2004
169 Dioner Navarro C New York Yankees, AL September 7, 2004
170 Lino Urdaneta P Detroit Tigers, AL September 9, 2004
171 Gustavo Chacín P Toronto Blue Jays, AL September 20, 2004
172 Marcos Carvajal P Colorado Rockies, NL April 6, 2005
173 Ronny Cedeño SS Chicago Cubs, NL April 23, 2005
174 William Bergolla 2B Cincinnati Reds, NL May 9, 2005
175 Luis Rodríguez SS Minnesota Twins, AL May 21, 2005
176 Yorman Bazardo P Florida Marlins, NL May 26, 2005

2005: 40-man rosters

Denoted in bold are the players without major league experience.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks (1): Enrique González (P)
  • Atlanta Braves (2): Luis Hernández (IF), Eddie Pérez (C)
  • Baltimore Orioles (2): Jorge Julio, Melvin Mora
  • Boston Red Sox (2): Aníbal Sánchez (P), Alejandro Machado (2B)
  • Chicago Cubs (5): Henry Blanco (C), Ronny Cedeño (SS), Ángel Guzmán (P), Renyel Pinto (P), Carlos Zambrano (P)
  • Chicago White Sox (3): Alex Escobar (OF), Freddy García (P), Eduardo Villacis (P)
  • Cincinnati Reds (4): Anderson Machado (IF), Ray Olmedo (IF), Miguel Pérez (C)
  • Cleveland Indians (3): Rafael Betancourt (P), Víctor Martínez (C), Franklin Gutiérrez (OF)
  • Colorado Rockies (1): Luis A. González (IF)
  • Detroit Tigers (4): Carlos Guillén (IF), Omar Infante (IF), Wilfredo Ledezma (P)
  • Florida Marlins (4): Yorman Bazardo (P), Ronald Belisario (P), Miguel Cabrera (OF), Alex González (IF)
  • Houston Astros (5): Raúl Chávez (C), Héctor Giménez (C), Juan Gutiérrez (P), Carlos E. Hernández (P), Fernando Nieve (P), Humberto Quintero (C)
  • Kansas City Royals (1): Andrés Blanco (IF)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (5): Alberto Callaspo (2B), Kelvim Escobar (P), Maicer Iztúris (IF), Juan Rivera (OF), Francisco Rodríguez (P)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (3): Giovanni Carrara (P), César Iztúris (IF), Dioner Navarro (C)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (1): Luismar Peña (P)
  • Minnesota Twins (5): Juan Rincón (P), Luis Rivas (IF), Luis Rodríguez (IF), Johan Santana (P), Carlos Silva (P)
  • New York Mets (3): Aarom Baldiris (3B), Orber Moreno (P), Víctor Zambrano (P)
  • New York Yankees (1): Félix Escalona (SS)
  • Oakland Athletics (1): Marco Scutaro (IF)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (5): Bobby Abreu (OF), Francisco Buttó (P), Endy Chávez (OF), Tomás Pérez (IF), Ugueth Urbina (P)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1): José Castillo (IF)
  • San Diego Padres (1): Ramón Hernández (C)
  • San Francisco Giants (3): Edgardo Alfonzo (IF), Yorvit Torrealba (C), Omar Vizquel (IF)
  • Seattle Mariners (2): José López (IF), Luis Ugueto (IF)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1) : Roger Cedeño (OF)
  • Texas Rangers (1) : Edwin Moreno (P)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (3): Gustavo Chacín (P), Guillermo Quiroz (C), Ismael Ramírez (P)
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