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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!

1
2,945 977
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,050 1,081
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,654 1,317
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,316 662
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,595 388
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,163 560
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,482 1,578
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,181 828
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

9
942 309
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

10
1,304 888
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
999 768
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

12
1,020 482
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,303 1,034
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

14
911 166
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mookie Betts Outfielder

15
1,073 1,394
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

16
912 971
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
994 734
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
924 649
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
849 552
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

20
571 383
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom Pitcher

21
587 219
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

22
666 849
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

23
771 1,109
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
817 877
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

25
877 726
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

26
887 899
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

27
697 600
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

28
406 90
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant Third baseman

29
671 798
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

30
710 946
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
563 137
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos Correa Shortstop

32
502 426
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

33
688 948
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

34
620 493
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

35
562 487
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

36
515 133
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge Outfielder

37
400 280
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

38
481 693
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

39
426 190
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

40
362 114
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
J. D. Martinez Outfielder, Left fielder

41
587 588
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

42
547 329
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
271 223
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Matt Carpenter First baseman, Third baseman

44
435 367
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

45
404 452
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

46
408 246
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
270 222
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher

48
311 124
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Xander Bogaerts Shortstop

49
452 329
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

50
415 343
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder