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
3,659 1,113
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
2,382 1,517
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
1,705 887
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
1,934 1,867
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

5
2,049 544
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
1,532 748
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
1,550 248
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
1,359 458
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
1,445 1,082
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
1,659 2,031
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
1,268 1,016
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
1,559 1,214
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
964 479
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
1,317 750
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

15
1,491 1,332
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
1,250 741
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
1,211 1,783
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

18
1,016 1,288
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

19
1,148 967
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
1,067 715
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
806 326
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
775 1,066
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
662 180
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
1,064 911
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
778 223
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