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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!

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1
3,042 992
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,099 1,132
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,690 1,385
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,369 688
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,665 402
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,212 583
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,508 1,637
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,209 871
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
995 328
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,345 925
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,038 801
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

12
1,071 509
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,333 1,076
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

14
1,101 1,435
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
983 181
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

16
929 1,015
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,019 768
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
629 391
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
971 662
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
888 572
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
625 231
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
688 876
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
784 1,151
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
839 907
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

25
908 745
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

26
908 934
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
719 626
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
445 102
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
684 827
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
718 985
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
591 151
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

32
522 444
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
695 982
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
564 141
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
636 515
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
576 509
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
416 297
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

38
456 196
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
397 121
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

40
492 716
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
597 611
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
570 339
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
453 379
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

44
287 236
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
413 473
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

46
428 256
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
285 237
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

48
462 343
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

49
429 355
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
325 143
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop