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List Rules Best athletes in the MLB right now

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
2,640 905
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,897 906
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,542 1,067
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,352 329
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

5
1,111 585
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
1,413 1,358
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

7
1,063 697
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
962 489
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,184 757
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

10
1,199 883
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
1,028 1,202
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
856 808
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

13
858 415
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
763 256
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

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15
869 692
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

16
921 625
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
667 143
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

18
763 467
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

19
740 967
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
774 762
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

21
614 753
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

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22
770 610
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
808 796
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
633 523
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

25
799 649
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

26
457 344
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

27
683 819
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

28
476 192
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
304 59
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

30
625 718
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

31
443 366
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

32
659 855
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

33
531 414
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

34
575 440
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

35
467 115
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
348 234
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
460 614
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
387 96
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

39
552 518
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

40
483 293
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
380 386
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

42
385 321
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

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43
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

44
370 303
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

45
337 176
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

46
335 218
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

47
344 212
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
410 286
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

49
367 467
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

50
224 188
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher