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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
3,170 1,030
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,179 1,215
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,746 1,500
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,446 732
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,758 433
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,297 620
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,551 1,723
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,260 925
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

9
1,075 358
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

10
1,401 1,001
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,132 195
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

12
1,094 858
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,130 583
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,135 1,511
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,368 1,136
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
953 1,082
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
1,052 818
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
707 410
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

19
1,049 675
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
928 613
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
666 258
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
709 929
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
949 777
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
798 1,212
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
862 956
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
938 983
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
497 119
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
754 657
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
728 862
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
640 170
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
731 1,044
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

32
544 474
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
708 1,029
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

34
640 158
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

35
662 542
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
601 543
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

37
476 129
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

38
505 207
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

39
437 325
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
501 756
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
621 654
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

42
599 364
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
467 269
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
313 259
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
478 407
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
311 249
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

47
376 153
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

48
428 501
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
449 371
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
476 361
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman