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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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1,837 645
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

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2
1,397 575
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,077 683
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,146 860
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
759 392
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

6
675 458
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

7
724 187
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

8
692 378
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
930 595
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

10
840 827
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

11
802 481
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

12
684 394
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
592 332
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
517 262
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
505 255
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

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16
404 148
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
619 666
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
553 542
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

19
593 519
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

20
473 496
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
580 602
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

22
585 473
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

23
546 566
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

24
439 364
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

25
572 572
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

26
519 500
David Price is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

27
304 197
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

28
399 242
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

29
261 63
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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288 216
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

31
489 535
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
393 438
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

33
391 346
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
244 126
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
203 55
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
198 136
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
295 256
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

38
426 394
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
323 206
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

40
306 195
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

41
270 219
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
220 133
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

43
308 339
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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257 204
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

45
318 325
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

46
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

47
185 103
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

48
319 320
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

49
207 149
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

50
276 239
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Johnny Cueto Starting pitcher, Pitcher