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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
2,477 843
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,793 817
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,457 940
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,351 1,246
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
1,217 294
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,009 539
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,004 626
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
882 444
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,146 810
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
1,107 689
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
828 714
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

12
994 1,109
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

13
876 567
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
771 378
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
801 646
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

16
675 227
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
702 409
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

18
736 694
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

19
704 896
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
578 690
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
561 123
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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22
759 739
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

23
589 492
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

24
754 612
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

25
700 590
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
407 318
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

27
652 790
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

28
607 666
David Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
411 329
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

30
607 764
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
509 377
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

32
230 38
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

33
547 413
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
417 180
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
415 99
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
320 207
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
444 580
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
532 486
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
367 354
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

40
446 273
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
356 294
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

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43
349 277
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

44
318 196
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

45
361 438
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
395 263
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

47
319 198
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
299 84
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

49
398 391
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

50
360 430
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman