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List Rules Best athletes in the MLB right now

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, 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!

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2,676 909
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,915 924
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,562 1,091
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,373 337
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

5
1,127 595
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
1,421 1,381
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

7
1,068 715
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
979 503
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,196 774
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

10
1,208 898
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
1,033 1,226
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
859 827
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

13
879 420
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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884 698
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

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775 264
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

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926 636
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
697 147
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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770 480
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

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745 978
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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778 774
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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619 764
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

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788 615
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
814 807
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
467 351
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

25
637 532
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

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805 657
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

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487 193
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

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686 833
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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312 65
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

30
626 728
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

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662 860
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

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447 373
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

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533 421
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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578 442
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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472 117
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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352 238
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

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461 621
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
403 100
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

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553 524
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

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487 297
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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382 391
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

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389 324
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

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347 177
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

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373 306
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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353 214
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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336 221
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

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413 288
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

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370 470
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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228 190
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher

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410 413
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman