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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
3,188 1,036
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,188 1,230
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,753 1,513
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,455 737
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,769 437
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,307 625
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,555 1,735
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,264 932
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
1,085 361
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,406 1,011
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,150 196
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

12
1,099 864
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,135 591
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,138 1,519
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,371 1,141
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
953 1,091
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,052 822
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
719 411
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
1,052 678
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
931 615
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
668 259
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
710 932
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
951 781
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
798 1,216
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
863 959
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
939 985
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
498 121
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
754 660
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
729 864
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
640 171
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
731 1,045
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

32
544 475
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
708 1,030
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
643 158
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
662 542
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
478 129
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

37
601 544
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

38
507 207
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
437 325
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
501 756
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
622 655
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
599 365
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
314 259
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

44
468 269
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
478 407
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
311 249
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

47
377 153
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
428 501
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
449 371
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
477 361
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman