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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
3,489 1,089
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,310 1,423
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,866 1,744
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,633 830
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,953 512
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,464 698
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,426 231
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

8
1,272 427
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,389 1,041
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,620 1,952
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

11
1,516 1,148
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

12
1,216 973
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
905 449
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

14
1,265 704
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

15
1,452 1,284
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
1,187 1,714
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

17
1,200 724
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
997 1,232
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

19
1,119 921
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
776 302
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

21
1,020 690
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

22
759 1,028
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
1,032 875
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
746 205
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

25
611 165
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

26
905 1,068
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

27
819 1,358
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
817 740
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
991 1,112
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

30
783 949
David Price is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

31
789 203
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

32
608 150
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

33
604 231
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

34
585 550
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

35
746 1,172
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

36
705 603
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

37
728 1,150
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

38
479 367
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

39
624 628
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

40
665 400
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
532 300
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
365 275
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

43
517 826
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

44
359 292
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
428 182
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

46
515 444
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

47
641 717
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

48
442 559
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
477 409
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
454 304
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher