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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
3,475 1,088
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,304 1,416
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,855 1,739
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,623 829
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,943 510
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,457 697
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,414 231
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

8
1,263 425
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,383 1,038
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,617 1,945
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

11
1,512 1,144
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,211 969
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
897 449
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

14
1,259 702
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
1,451 1,278
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
1,187 1,709
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
1,197 718
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
995 1,227
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

19
1,117 917
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
774 301
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

21
1,019 686
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

22
758 1,026
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
1,030 872
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
609 163
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

25
745 205
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

26
905 1,066
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

27
819 1,355
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
816 739
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
991 1,108
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

30
782 948
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

31
786 202
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

32
605 149
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

33
602 230
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

34
585 549
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

35
746 1,171
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

36
705 602
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

37
727 1,149
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

38
479 366
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

39
624 627
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

40
663 400
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
530 300
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
364 275
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

43
517 825
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

44
358 292
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
428 181
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

46
515 443
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

47
641 716
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

48
442 558
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
477 408
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
454 303
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher