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Year Foreign-Born Players in MLB Total MLB Players % of Foreign-Born Total Dominican-Born % of Foreign-Born Players from DR % of All MLB Players From DR
1995 141 830* 16.9 57 40.4 6.9
1996 132 773 17.0 48 36.4 6.2
1997 147 774 18.9 57 38.8 7.4
1998 171 841 20.3 62 36.3 7.4
1999 178 841 21.2 66 37.1 7.8
2000 198 839 23.6 71 35.9 8.5
2001 215 849 25.2 79 36.7 9.3
2002 222 849 26.1 73 32.9 8.6
2003 223 827 27.0 78 35.0 9.4
2004 227 830 27.3 79 34.8 9.5
2005 242 829 29.2 91 37.6 11.0
2006 223 813 27.4 85 38.1 10.5
2007 246 849 29.0 99 40.2 11.7
2008 239 855 28.0 88 36.8 10.3
2009 229 818 28.0 81 35.4 9.9
2010 231 833 27.7 86 37.2 10.3
2011 234 846 27.7 86 36.8 10.2

* Included expanded 28-man rosters and disabled lists

2012 Opening Day rosters feature 243 players born outside of the U.S.