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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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1,782 619
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
1,349 552
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,037 655
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,128 823
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
725 376
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
655 426
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

7
903 569
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

8
665 365
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
654 178
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

10
823 796
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

11
763 469
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

12
662 372
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
563 321
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
493 243
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
491 237
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
606 638
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
370 139
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

18
526 531
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

19
580 500
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

20
458 475
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
535 536
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

22
568 575
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

23
567 456
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

24
509 485
David Price is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

25
553 551
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

26
424 352
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

27
291 182
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

28
386 228
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

29
277 206
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

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30
239 56
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

31
385 424
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

32
465 532
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
375 341
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
222 120
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
285 249
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

36
416 385
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

37
176 53
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

38
182 134
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

39
305 200
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
298 186
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
262 209
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
302 329
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

43
209 126
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

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44
248 197
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

45
313 313
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
314 313
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

48
175 99
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

49
270 232
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher

50
217 206
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Chris Davis First baseman