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The Top Current Baseball Players

Updated March 29, 2021 165.1k votes 13.4k voters 167.5k views196 items

List RulesFrom 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!

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    Carlos Correa

    Shortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa with the...  more

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    Ozzie Albies

    Second Baseman

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Curaçao

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Ozhaino Jurdy Jiandro "Ozzie" Albies (born January 7, 1997) is a Curaçaoan professional baseball second baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Albies signed with the Braves...  more
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    Trevor Story

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    BatsRight

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. On April 8, 2016,...  more

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    #49 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time#188 of 199 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMansfield, Texas

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Mets

    Noah Seth Syndergaard (born August 29, 1992), nicknamed Thor, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays selected him in...  more

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    #69 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time#25 of 32 The Greatest Hitting Pitchers in Baseball History

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    NationalityCuban

    BirthplaceHolguín, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (Spanish: [aˈɾoldis ˈtʃapman]; born February 28, 1988) is a Cuban-born American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball...  more

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    #64 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#9 of 25 The Most Hated Players In Baseball Right Now

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    Charlie Blackmon

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on...  more
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    Matt Chapman

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVictorville, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsOakland Athletics

    Matt James Chapman (born April 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2018 he won a Fielding Bible Award, Gold Glove...  more

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    #56 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time#34 of 47 Who Will Win The 2020 American League MVP Award?

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    Corey Kluber

    Starting Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Corey Scott Kluber (born April 10, 1986), nicknamed Klubot, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the...  more

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    #104 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#331 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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    Jose Ramirez

    Third Baseman

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceBaní, Peravia, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    José Enrique Ramírez (born September 17, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He signed with Indians as an amateur free...  more

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    #367 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#3 of 67 The Best Current Baseball Players Under 6 Feet Tall

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    Anthony Rizzo

    First baseman

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    BatsLeft

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres....  more
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    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Stephen James Strasburg (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Strasburg was selected by Washington with the...  more

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    #5 of 48 Every Athlete On The Scott Boras Client List, Ranked#6 of 15 The Best First Overall MLB Draft Picks Ever

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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDel City, Oklahoma

    BatsRight

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Jacob Tyler Realmuto (born March 18, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Florida Marlins selected Realmuto in the...  more

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    #44 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time#1 of 41 The Best Current MLB Catchers

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    Pete Alonso

    First baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Mets

    Peter Morgan Alonso (born December 7, 1994) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut during the 2019 season and...  more
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    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    BatsLeft

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

    Blake Ashton Snell (born December 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016...  more

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    #12 of 46 Who Will Win The 2020 American League Cy Young Award?#4 of 43 The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB

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    Chris Sale

    Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida

    BatsLeft

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White...  more

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    #28 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#34 of 118 The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

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    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Walker Anthony Buehler (born July 28, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected by the Dodgers 24th overall in the...  more
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    Shohei Ohtani

    Pitcher, Designated hitter

    NationalityJapan

    BirthplaceMizusawa, Iwate

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Shohei Ohtani (born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Hokkaido...  more
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    Aaron Nola

    Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    BatsRight

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Aaron Michael Nola is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He played college baseball at Louisiana State University. He was drafted by the Phillies in...  more
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    Gleyber Torres

    Second baseman, shortstop

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Gleyber David Castro Torres (born December 13, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut...  more
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    Manny Machado

    Shortstop, Third baseman

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    TeamsSan Diego Padres

    Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Very highly recruited from...  more
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    Lorenzo Cain

    Center fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia

    BatsRight

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers

    Lorenzo Lamar Cain (born April 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City Royals....  more

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    #51 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time#53 of 126 Fastest MLB Players of All Time

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    Jose Abreu

    First baseman

    NationalityCuban

    BirthplaceCruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in the Cuban National Series...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Craig Michael Kimbrel (born May 28, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego...  more

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    #18 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#19 of 130 The Best Current MLB Pitchers

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    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has...  more

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    #93 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time#16 of 73 The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time

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    Paul Goldschmidt

    First baseman

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB...  more

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    #29 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time#2 of 55 The Greatest Arizona Diamondbacks of All Time