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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!

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1
3,055 998
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,106 1,142
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,696 1,399
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,375 696
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,677 406
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,224 587
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,511 1,649
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,213 879
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
1,003 332
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,351 932
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,042 808
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

12
1,074 516
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,001 183
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

14
1,105 1,442
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,337 1,084
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
933 1,021
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,023 775
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
635 395
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
981 663
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
891 578
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
630 234
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
691 881
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
786 1,159
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
843 914
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

25
910 750
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

26
912 940
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
724 630
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
452 104
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
690 831
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
722 991
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
599 153
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

32
527 447
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
699 987
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
572 145
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
639 520
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
580 513
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
421 300
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

38
463 197
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
410 121
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

40
494 722
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
602 615
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
573 344
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
457 383
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

44
291 239
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
417 476
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

46
433 256
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
291 237
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

48
465 345
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

49
331 146
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

50
432 358
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder