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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1
1,746 606
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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2
1,326 538
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,015 638
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,110 798
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
643 406
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

6
706 367
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

7
889 553
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

8
648 357
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
815 775
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

10
628 175
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

11
651 357
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
740 466
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

13
547 316
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
484 234
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
480 224
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

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16
603 625
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
360 135
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

18
576 493
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

19
514 529
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

20
454 468
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
566 564
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

22
533 529
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

23
508 478
David Price is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

24
557 453
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

25
545 540
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

26
383 224
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

27
420 351
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

28
284 179
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

29
273 204
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

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30
230 54
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

31
382 421
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

32
455 531
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
367 341
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
211 119
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
283 246
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

36
413 380
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

37
169 53
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

38
179 132
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

39
295 182
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

40
296 198
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
255 207
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
301 325
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

43
247 194
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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44
203 125
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

45
311 310
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

46
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

47
311 311
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

48
269 230
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
216 203
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Chris Davis First baseman

50
171 98
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman