MLB The Top Current Baseball Players  

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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
3,674 1,115
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
2,389 1,522
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

3
1,937 1,879
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder
Bryce Aron Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Washington ...more

4
1,708 894
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
2,054 548
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

6
1,537 752
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
1,556 251
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
1,363 461
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
1,447 1,085
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
1,661 2,035
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
1,269 1,020
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
1,563 1,215
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
966 481
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

14
1,319 752
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Shortstop, Third baseman
Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played ...more

15
1,493 1,333
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

16
1,251 742
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
1,212 1,785
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder
Andrew Stefan McCutchen (born October 10, 1986), nicknamed "Cutch",[1] is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more

18
1,017 1,290
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman
Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was initially drafted by the Chicago ...more

19
1,150 969
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
1,068 717
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
807 327
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
776 1,067
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
664 181
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

24
1,065 913
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

25
778 224
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