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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
3,307 1,059
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,232 1,302
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,783 1,613
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,524 773
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,838 468
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,363 659
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,577 1,826
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,166 387
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,314 977
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,259 211
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

11
1,445 1,076
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,146 906
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,182 635
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,162 1,597
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,404 1,195
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
798 424
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

17
971 1,152
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

18
1,109 694
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
1,079 863
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
970 646
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
711 277
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
730 973
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
983 822
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
806 1,278
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
876 1,013
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
545 141
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

27
959 1,042
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

28
780 694
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
752 904
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
683 187
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
699 179
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

32
737 1,107
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

33
561 506
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

34
714 1,082
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

35
529 140
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

36
679 570
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

37
545 216
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

38
614 580
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

39
453 348
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
509 787
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
628 384
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
491 286
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
336 261
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

44
331 276
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
629 689
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

46
493 426
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

47
398 168
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
432 531
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
457 390
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
489 383
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman