MLB The Top Current Baseball Players  

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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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1,818 639
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
1,385 570
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,063 675
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,143 851
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
749 391
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
673 448
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

7
710 186
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

8
688 374
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
922 591
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
835 823
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

11
789 476
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

12
679 388
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
585 330
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
509 259
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
503 250
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
392 146
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
615 658
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
546 539
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

19
590 514
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

20
471 488
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
577 596
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

22
581 467
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

23
544 559
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

24
437 360
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

25
568 567
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

26
517 497
David Price is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

27
302 192
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

28
396 238
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

29
286 213
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

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255 63
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

31
487 535
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
392 434
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

33
389 344
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
238 124
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
196 55
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
294 255
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

37
196 136
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

38
425 393
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
321 205
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
305 193
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
268 218
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
217 133
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

43
306 339
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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44
256 203
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

45
318 322
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

46
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

47
183 103
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

48
318 320
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

49
206 149
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
274 239
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher