MLB The Top Current Baseball Players  

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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
3,875 1,152
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder
Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a seven-time MLB All-Star, ...more

2
2,458 1,635
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has ...more

3
1,798 957
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut as a member of the ...more

4
2,027 1,999
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder
Bryce Aron Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Washington ...more

5
2,150 592
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman
José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur ...more

6
1,592 823
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White ...more

7
1,690 273
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder
Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) and a professional bowler in the ...more

8
1,457 493
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman
Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Rockies in ...more

9
1,512 1,137
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman
Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more

10
1,685 2,135
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman, Third baseman
José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major ...more

11
1,328 1,079
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman
Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Reds in ...more

12
1,617 1,285
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Designated hitter
Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an American outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He made ...more

13
1,040 510
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher
Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended ...more

14
1,375 807
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman
Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played ...more

15
1,527 1,408
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III (born March 27, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Posey has also filled in at ...more

16
1,319 765
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Detroit Tigers ...more

17
1,246 1,861
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder
Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986), nicknamed "Cutch", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more

18
1,033 1,373
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman
Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was initially drafted by the Chicago ...more

19
1,174 1,023
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Madison Kyle Bumgarner, commonly known as "MadBum", is an American professional baseball pitcher with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has pitched for the Giants ...more

20
1,112 759
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman
Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego ...more

21
845 348
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher
Corey Scott Kluber (born April 10, 1986), nicknamed Klubot, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2011, ...more

22
790 1,113
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher
Donald Zackary Greinke (born October 21, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City ...more

23
725 206
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman
Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Bryant ...more

24
1,094 956
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher
Yadier Benjamin Molina (born July 13, 1982), nicknamed "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played ...more

25
817 251
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop
Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa ...more