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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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1,876 656
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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2
1,424 587
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,096 697
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,155 892
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
773 408
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
757 194
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

7
681 483
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
708 389
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
943 614
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
826 491
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
850 846
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
702 404
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
608 339
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
534 270
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
522 262
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

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16
425 153
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
570 548
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

18
623 684
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
600 532
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

20
482 510
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
604 482
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

22
587 584
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

23
586 616
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

24
450 373
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

25
551 581
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

26
526 513
David Price is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

27
315 207
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

28
409 254
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

29
277 66
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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30
293 230
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

31
506 540
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
400 449
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

33
405 352
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
256 130
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
222 59
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
213 141
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
304 264
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

38
434 404
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
334 216
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
316 202
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
280 225
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
231 139
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

43
267 208
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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44
311 347
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
322 337
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

47
13 0
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

48
195 108
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

49
328 326
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

50
214 155
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher