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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
3,322 1,063
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,240 1,315
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,790 1,626
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,531 781
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,850 473
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,368 666
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,580 1,840
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,179 389
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,320 983
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,279 213
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

11
1,454 1,081
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,153 915
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,192 641
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,166 1,609
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,411 1,204
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
809 427
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

17
978 1,159
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

18
1,119 696
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
1,084 870
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
976 649
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
717 279
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
732 978
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
986 829
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
808 1,285
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
879 1,019
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
551 142
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

27
963 1,048
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

28
782 700
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
753 910
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
692 188
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
707 181
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

32
739 1,112
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

33
562 512
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

34
716 1,089
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

35
537 140
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

36
682 572
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

37
551 216
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

38
614 583
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

39
455 349
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
509 791
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
632 385
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
493 287
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
332 278
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

44
338 262
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

45
629 692
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

46
494 428
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

47
398 171
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
434 533
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
459 392
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
490 385
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman