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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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3,590 1,103
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Trout is an American League Most ...more

2
2,362 1,477
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher Clayton Edward Kershaw is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has played in the major leagues ...more

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1,682 862
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher Maxwell M. "Max" Scherzer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Scherzer has also played in MLB for the Arizona ...more

4
1,905 1,820
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder Bryce Aron Max Harper is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Harper was selected by the Nationals with the first overall pick in ...more

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2,014 531
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Altuve made his major league debut in July 2011. As of 2014, he is ...more

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1,507 729
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher Christopher Allen Sale, nicknamed The Condor, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago ...more

7
1,499 243
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts, is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Betts is listed at 5'9", 156 pounds, and bats and ...more

8
1,324 446
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman Nolan James Arenado is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League debut, on April 28, 2013 at the age of 22. His ...more

9
1,426 1,067
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman Paul Edward Goldschmidt is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2011. Goldschmidt is a ...more

10
1,643 2,006
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major ...more

11
1,548 1,189
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut on June 8, 2010, as a ...more

12
1,250 1,002
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman Joseph Daniel "Joey" Votto is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 2010, he won the National League MVP Award, the ...more

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945 467
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher Jacob Anthony deGrom is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the Mets on May 15, 2014. DeGrom was named the ...more

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1,298 729
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman Manuel Arturo Machado is a Dominican-American professional short stop for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He attended Brito High School in Miami. Machado was drafted by the ...more

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1,476 1,315
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III is an American professional baseball catcher and first baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and ...more

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1,233 731
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. In 2006, Verlander was named the American League Rookie of the Year. On June ...more

17
1,198 1,757
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American baseball center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. McCutchen was drafted by the Pirates in the first ...more

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1,010 1,264
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman Joshua Adam Donaldson is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Oakland Athletics where he was an ...more

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1,139 947
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher Madison Kyle Bumgarner, commonly known by his nickname, "MadBum", is an American professional baseball pitcher with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has pitched ...more

20
1,050 704
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. A top minor league prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, he was ...more

21
796 316
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher Corey Scott Kluber is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2011. His nickname is KluBot. After playing college ...more

22
769 1,053
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher Donald Zackary Greinke is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee ...more

23
644 175
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Bryant ...more

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1,051 899
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher Yadier Benjamin Molina, also known as "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals selected him in the ...more

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769 216
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop Carlos Javier Correa, Jr. is a Puerto Rican baseball shortstop who was drafted first overall by the Houston Astros in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. An honor roll graduate of the Puerto ...more