The clubs that lead the parade are the Mets with 15, Dodgers at 14 and the Angels at 13 international players. Even after the departures of players like Deivi Cruz (released) and Michel Hernandez (optioned out), the Cardinals still have seven on a base of 27, with Rick Ankiel and Larry Bigbie on the disabled list.
The Cards' current 25.9% mark is below the MLB average, but would jump above to 28% (seven of 25) when both players are activated, assuming no international players are cut in the process.
Following are the MLB totals with the Cardinals' subset next to them.
|Dominican Republic||85||3||Albert Pujols|
|Puerto Rico||33||1||Yadier Molina|