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The Top Current Baseball Players

Updated July 14, 2020 220.4k votes 13.1k voters 164.6k views273 items

List RulesFrom 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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  • Mike Trout1
    5,792
    1,344

    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder...  more

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  • Mookie Betts2
    3,166
    807

    Mookie Betts

    Outfielder

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right...  more
  • Cody Bellinger3
    1,312
    245

    Cody Bellinger

    First Baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman...  more
  • Christian Yelich4
    1,688
    270

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California

    BatsLeft

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers

    Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Freddie Freeman5
    1,693
    570

    Freddie Freeman

    First baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional...  more
  • Francisco Lindor6
    788
    197

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a...  more
  • Nolan Arenado7
    2,675
    1,183

    Nolan Arenado

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman...  more

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    #6 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time#7 of 96 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2019

  • Ronald Acuna, Jr.8
    737
    142

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceLa Guaira, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball...  more
  • Justin Verlander9
    2,374
    1,159

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher...  more

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    #146 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time#2 of 116 The Best Current MLB Pitchers

  • Aaron Judge10
    1,951
    679

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for...  more
  • Alex Bregman11
    653
    213

    Alex Bregman

    Third baseman, shortstop

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • Jacob deGrom12
    2,023
    1,034

    Jacob deGrom

    Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDeLeon Springs, Florida

    BatsLeft

    TeamsNew York Mets

    Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the...  more

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  • Javier Báez13
    800
    247

    Javier Báez

    Shortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"),...  more
  • Gerrit Cole14
    1,086
    493

    Gerrit Cole

    Starting Pitcher

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Gerrit Alan Cole (born September 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the...  more
  • José Altuve15
    3,107
    1,651

    José Altuve

    Second baseman

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astors

    José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for...  more
  • George Springer16
    764
    225

    George Springer

    Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball...  more

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  • Kris Bryant17
    1,570
    689

    Kris Bryant

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • J. D. Martinez18
    1,405
    585

    J. D. Martinez

    Designated hitter, outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Julio Daniel Martinez (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder...  more
  • Max Scherzer19
    2,845
    1,668

    BirthplaceChesterfield, Missouri

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional...  more

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    #107 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#17 of 62 The Most Likable Active MLB Players

  • Anthony Rendon20
    535
    211

    Anthony Rendon

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels

    Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Los...  more
  • Juan Soto21
    215
    32

    Juan Soto

    Outfielder

    BatsLeft

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball...  more

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  • D. J. LeMahieu22
    277
    78

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVisalia, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    David John LeMahieu (born July 13, 1988) is an American professional baseball infielder for...  more
  • Xander Bogaerts23
    850
    432

    Xander Bogaerts

    Shortstop

    NationalityAruba

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Aruba

    BatsRight

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch...  more
  • Carlos Correa24
    1,368
    751

    Carlos Correa

    Shortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rican

    BirthplaceSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico

    Batsright

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional...  more
  • Aroldis Chapman25
    1,099
    690

    BirthplaceHolguín, Cuba

    BatsLeft-handed

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz (Spanish: [aˈɾoldis ˈtʃapman]; born February 28, 1988) is...  more