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List Rules From top hitters to the league's best pitchers, vote up the greatest players in the MLB right now.

Who do you think should make the list of the best current players in baseball? Ranked by fans, critics, and sports analysts, this list includes the best current MLB players in all positions, from rookies to veteran 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 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!

list ordered by

1
3,469 1,088
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,303 1,414
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,854 1,737
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,622 828
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,940 507
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,457 696
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,616 1,944
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,261 424
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,382 1,038
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,412 230
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

11
1,511 1,143
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,211 968
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
896 449
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

14
1,257 702
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
1,187 1,708
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

16
1,450 1,277
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

17
1,194 718
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
995 1,226
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

19
1,116 916
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
1,019 685
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
773 301
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
757 1,025
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
1,029 871
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
608 162
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

25
905 1,065
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
819 1,354
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

27
815 738
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
990 1,107
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

29
782 947
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
744 204
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
784 202
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

32
604 149
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

33
746 1,170
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

34
585 548
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

35
727 1,148
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

36
601 230
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

37
703 602
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

38
624 626
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

39
479 365
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
517 824
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
662 400
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
529 300
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
363 275
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

44
358 292
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
515 443
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
427 181
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

47
641 715
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

48
442 557
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
477 407
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
454 302
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher