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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
3,205 1,040
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,193 1,244
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,757 1,533
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,468 743
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,786 446
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,319 633
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,559 1,753
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,102 365
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,274 943
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,415 1,026
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,173 199
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

12
1,108 872
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,144 1,531
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

14
1,145 602
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
1,376 1,149
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
956 1,104
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
734 412
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

18
1,059 826
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
1,061 682
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
940 620
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
675 261
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
716 940
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
960 787
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
801 1,225
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
865 972
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
947 993
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
507 126
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
759 667
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
737 871
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
651 176
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
732 1,059
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

32
549 480
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
712 1,040
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
655 162
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
666 549
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
486 131
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

37
604 553
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

38
516 210
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
441 332
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
504 763
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
624 663
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
602 372
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
473 273
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
317 265
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
482 413
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
318 251
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

47
383 158
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
430 508
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
450 379
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
480 369
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman