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List Rules Best athletes in the MLB right now

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, 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
2,701 915
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
1,930 937
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,575 1,110
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,396 341
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

5
1,143 604
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
1,430 1,397
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

7
1,077 725
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

8
995 511
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,208 782
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

10
1,216 910
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

11
1,037 1,241
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

12
899 423
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
867 845
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

14
897 703
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

The Best Current MLB Hitters

15
792 269
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

16
934 645
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
723 147
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

18
779 486
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

19
751 988
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
805 617
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
782 787
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

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22
623 770
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

23
822 815
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

24
476 353
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom

25
643 535
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

26
811 660
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

27
496 194
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

28
688 838
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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320 65
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant

30
453 373
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

31
631 732
David Price is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

32
665 864
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

33
538 422
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

34
582 444
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

35
481 118
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

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36
358 239
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

37
464 625
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

38
417 100
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge

39
557 528
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

40
493 297
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
385 394
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

42
392 327
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

The Best Current MLB Catchers

43
353 177
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

44
377 308
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

45
342 221
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Salvador Pérez Catcher

46
355 216
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
374 471
Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos González Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

48
416 289
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

49
232 192
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher

50
414 415
Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Evan Longoria Third baseman