As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, USA TODAY Sports put together All-Latino baseball lineups from throughout Latin America.
While it can be fairly easy to assemble a team of major leaguers from any number of baseball hotspots in Latin America, there are a few other countries that have produced quality players — but just haven’t produced them in large quantities.
That’s why we’ve assembled one final lineup comprised of players from Latin American nations such as Nicaragua, Colombia, Aruba, Curacao and Brazil.
Here are the players who made the team:
Catcher: Yan Gomes (Brazil), 2012-present
First base: Randal Simon (Curacao), 1997-2006
Second base: Jonathan Schoop (Curacao), 2013-present
Third base: Xander Bogaerts (Aruba), 2013-present
Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons (Curacao), 2012-present
Outfield: Hensley Meulens (Curacao), 1989-98
Outfield: Andruw Jones (Curacao), 1996-2021
Outfield: Marvin Benard (Nicaragua), 1995-2003
Designated hitter: Edgar Rentería (Colombia), 1996-2011
Utility: Jurickson Profar (Curacao), 2012-present
Starting pitcher: Dennis Martínez (Nicaragua), 1976-98
Starting pitcher: Vicente Padilla (Nicaragua), 1999-2012
Starting pitcher: José Quintana (Colombia), 2012-present
Relief pitcher: Kenley Jansen (Curacao), 2010-present
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Best Latino baseball players: Top MLB stars from around Latin America