This year, the number went up and Dominican baseball players still lead the way in foreigners in Major League Baseball, by far. Overall, there are 243 foreign players on Opening Day rosters out of 856 total active or disabled list players. That comes out 28.4 percent, the third highest percentage of foreign players ever.
And the Dominican baseball players on MLB rosters in 2012? There are 95 Dominican players on Opening Day rosters, the most since 2007 and the second most number of Dominican players ever to start the year in the big leagues. And it comes out to 11% of all the players in the major leagues coming from the Dominican Republic.
See the list of all foreign MLB players by country too. The Royals have the most foreign born players with thirteen. All 30 teams have at least one Dominican baseball player on their roster. The Detroit Tigers lead the way with seven Dominican players and the Blue Jays, Marlins, and Cubs each have six Dominican players.