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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!

1
2,844 951
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,996 1,026
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,625 1,233
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,256 631
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,521 366
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,459 1,515
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

7
1,103 538
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,140 788
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

9
1,265 848
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

10
1,278 977
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
979 453
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

12
961 737
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

13
1,059 1,336
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

14
885 289
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

The Best Current MLB Hitters

15
897 920
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

16
965 704
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
843 157
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mookie Betts Outfielder

18
884 636
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
817 534
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

20
653 812
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
759 1,068
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

The Best English Actors of All Time

22
530 372
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom Pitcher

23
799 847
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

24
863 867
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

25
851 699
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

26
676 576
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

27
555 210
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

28
702 905
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters

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371 83
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant Third baseman

30
656 774
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

31
483 410
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

32
681 918
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

33
607 474
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
531 130
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos Correa Shortstop

35
556 466
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

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386 266
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
471 673
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
477 119
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge Outfielder

39
576 569
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

40
528 318
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
403 182
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

42
397 433
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

The Best Current MLB Catchers

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418 355
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

44
320 110
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
J. D. Martinez Outfielder, Left fielder

45
403 331
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

46
371 241
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

47
388 237
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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256 214
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher

49
439 317
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

50
378 505
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder