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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
3,586 1,102
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,359 1,475
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,680 861
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

4
1,904 1,816
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

5
2,013 529
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,504 729
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,495 243
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

8
1,322 446
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,425 1,066
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,643 2,003
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

11
1,547 1,188
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,248 1,002
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
942 467
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

14
1,298 727
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
1,476 1,315
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
1,231 731
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
1,198 1,756
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
1,008 1,264
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

19
1,139 946
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
1,049 704
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
795 316
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
768 1,053
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
644 175
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

24
1,051 898
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

25
769 216
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop