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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
2,455 839
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,785 806
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,449 931
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,345 1,233
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
1,200 292
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,000 532
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,000 619
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
875 439
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,142 801
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
1,102 684
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
826 707
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

12
991 1,100
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

13
873 560
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
765 374
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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15
796 641
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

16
669 223
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
699 403
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

18
732 686
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

19
703 886
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
577 682
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
549 121
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

The Best Current MLB Catchers

22
754 730
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

23
587 485
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

24
751 605
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

25
693 588
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
404 314
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

27
651 781
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

28
605 660
David Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters

29
408 323
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

30
607 753
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
508 368
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

32
221 35
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

33
543 409
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
412 176
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
407 96
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
317 204
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
443 573
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
529 483
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
366 349
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

40
440 272
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
353 290
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

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346 274
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

44
315 193
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

45
360 432
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
392 259
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

47
317 194
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
395 386
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

49
291 81
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

50
358 423
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman