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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
3,193 1,038
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,189 1,236
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,754 1,519
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,458 740
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,772 442
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,309 629
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,556 1,742
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,091 363
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,266 937
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,408 1,016
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,159 196
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

12
1,103 867
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,140 594
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,140 1,523
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,371 1,145
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
954 1,095
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,054 825
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
724 412
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
1,055 680
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
934 617
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
670 260
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
713 936
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
953 782
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
799 1,218
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
863 962
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
941 987
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
501 122
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
756 661
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
731 867
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
643 173
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
731 1,048
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

32
545 476
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
708 1,032
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
646 159
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
663 543
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
602 546
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
478 130
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

38
508 208
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
438 326
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
501 758
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
622 656
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
599 366
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
314 260
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

44
469 270
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
479 408
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
312 249
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

47
378 154
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
428 502
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
449 372
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
477 363
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman