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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
1,918 669
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
1,456 599
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,121 710
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,172 913
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
802 418
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
805 196
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

7
693 496
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
730 393
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
966 624
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
855 496
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
863 864
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
721 410
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
630 344
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
551 278
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
448 156
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

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16
540 271
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

17
587 553
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

18
627 697
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
494 518
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

20
609 541
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

21
620 489
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

22
462 378
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

23
598 591
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
590 627
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

25
556 593
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

26
296 68
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

27
533 524
David Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

28
323 214
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

29
416 261
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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30
300 238
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

31
523 542
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
274 131
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

33
404 459
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

34
240 60
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

35
419 357
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
224 144
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
310 271
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

38
444 409
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
341 222
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
322 207
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
286 231
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
238 144
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

43
273 214
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

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44
316 352
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
204 108
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

47
324 344
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

48
336 328
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

49
221 158
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
207 142
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jose Abreu