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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
2,481 845
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,800 817
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,460 943
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,354 1,248
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
1,223 294
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,011 542
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,008 628
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
884 448
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,111 690
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

10
1,149 812
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
832 716
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

12
997 1,112
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

13
877 570
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
774 379
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

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15
804 646
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

16
677 227
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

17
705 409
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

18
738 695
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

19
706 896
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
580 690
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

21
563 123
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

Who Are The Best Outfielders In Major League Baseball Right Now?

22
760 740
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

23
756 612
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

24
590 493
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

25
701 590
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
409 318
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

27
652 792
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

28
607 667
David Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
412 329
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

30
608 765
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
510 377
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

32
232 39
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

33
548 415
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

34
420 180
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

35
417 99
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
321 208
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
445 581
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
533 487
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

39
368 355
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

40
448 273
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
356 296
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

42
305 410
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
voting closed at #35 Prince Fielder First baseman

The Best BMX Vert Riders Of All Time

43
350 278
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

44
320 196
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

45
361 440
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
398 263
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

47
320 199
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
301 84
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

49
399 391
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman

50
360 431
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman