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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
3,048 996
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,104 1,135
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,695 1,391
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,371 691
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,669 404
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,220 584
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,509 1,642
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,212 873
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
999 329
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,347 927
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,040 802
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

12
1,073 511
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,335 1,078
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

14
1,103 1,437
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
993 182
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

16
931 1,016
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,021 770
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
632 391
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
975 662
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
890 573
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
627 231
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
690 876
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
785 1,154
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
840 911
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

25
909 747
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

26
910 936
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
722 626
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
447 102
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
687 828
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
720 987
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
594 152
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

32
524 445
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
698 982
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
568 143
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
636 517
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
578 509
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
418 297
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

38
458 196
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
403 121
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

40
492 718
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
598 613
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
572 340
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
454 380
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

44
289 237
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
416 473
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

46
430 256
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
287 237
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

48
330 143
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

49
463 343
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

50
431 355
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder