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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
1,920 671
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,457 601
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,123 711
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,173 915
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
803 420
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
806 198
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

7
694 498
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

8
731 395
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
968 624
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
857 496
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
865 865
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
723 410
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
632 344
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
553 278
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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15
451 156
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

16
541 272
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

17
587 554
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

18
628 699
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
494 519
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

20
610 542
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

21
621 489
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

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22
463 378
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

23
599 591
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
590 629
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

25
298 68
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

26
557 594
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

27
324 214
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

28
533 525
David Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

Who Are The Best Outfielders In Major League Baseball Right Now?

29
417 261
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

30
301 238
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

31
524 542
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
275 131
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

33
242 60
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
404 460
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

35
420 357
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
224 145
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
310 272
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

38
445 409
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
341 223
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
323 207
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
287 231
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
238 145
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

43
275 214
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

44
317 353
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

45
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

46
205 108
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

47
324 345
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

48
336 329
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

49
221 159
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
208 142
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jose Abreu