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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
3,067 1,000
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,115 1,145
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,702 1,405
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,685 408
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

5
1,379 701
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
1,229 591
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,515 1,655
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,219 882
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
1,010 334
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,357 935
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,046 812
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

12
1,081 519
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,007 184
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

14
1,108 1,446
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,340 1,089
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
934 1,026
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,025 777
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
639 396
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
985 663
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
894 580
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
632 236
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
692 884
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
786 1,163
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
845 916
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

25
912 752
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

26
914 943
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
727 632
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
456 105
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
694 832
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
723 995
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
604 154
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

32
530 448
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
699 992
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
577 146
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
641 522
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
583 515
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
425 300
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

38
414 121
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

39
464 200
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

40
494 726
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
604 617
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
576 345
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
460 385
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

44
293 241
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
418 478
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

46
434 257
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
293 237
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

48
334 146
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

49
466 346
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

50
434 359
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder