MLB The Top Current Baseball Players  

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List of the best current players in baseball in 2016-2017, ranked by fans, critics, and sports analysts. This list includes the best current MLB players in all positions, rookies to old pros. Vote for those you believe to be the best current baseball players in order to move them up the list, or click "rerank" to customize an order of your own.

The best MLB players are those who have consistently proven their talent on the field. From expert pitchers to top short stops, these great athletes have made a name for themselves by being better than the rest. Who is the best player in baseball? There's sure to be plenty of debate. But the only way to get your voice heard (and make sure your choice for the best player in MLB makes it to the top of the list) is to vote! Remember, the guys on this list have be current players to who play in the league today. Though they may soon be considered some of the best baseball players of all time, for now, we're ranking who is best on the field right now!

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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
+ - 1,100 779
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
+ - 629 390
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

6
+ - 685 364
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

7
+ - 881 538
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

8
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Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

9
+ - 630 350
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
+ - 605 172
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

11
+ - 639 343
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
+ - 716 463
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

13
+ - 475 219
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
+ - 527 311
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
+ - 467 210
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Anthony Rizzo First baseman

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Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
+ - 346 129
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nolan Arenado Third baseman

18
+ - 569 483
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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+ - 448 462
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

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+ - 505 524
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

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+ - 561 549
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

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+ - 529 515
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

23
+ - 506 466
David Price is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

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+ - 380 214
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

25
+ - 552 445
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

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+ - 536 529
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

27
+ - 277 171
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

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+ - 414 346
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

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+ - 267 198
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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+ - 381 410
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

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+ - 449 521
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 363 334
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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+ - 281 238
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

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+ - 202 115
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Corey Kluber Pitcher

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+ - 408 370
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

37
+ - 160 51
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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+ - 172 130
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

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+ - 293 191
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 291 178
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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+ - 251 198
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

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+ - 301 316
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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+ - 246 187
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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+ - 310 303
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

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+ - 199 120
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Salvador Pérez Catcher

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+ - 305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

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+ - 309 305
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

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+ - 269 222
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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+ - 214 196
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Davis First baseman

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+ - 168 91
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman