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The Top Current Baseball Players

Updated July 14, 2020 227.8k votes 13.0k voters 162.9k 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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  • 1
    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    5,952
    1,384

    Mike Trout

    Center Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    3,280
    810

    Mookie Betts

    Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,307
    220

    Cody Bellinger

    First Baseman

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Arizona

    BatsLeft

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,705
    259

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California

    BatsLeft

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers

    Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    2,768
    1,208

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    789
    169

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    TeamsCleveland Indians

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,715
    576

    Freddie Freeman

    First baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #185 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#6 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

  • 8
    Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    2,470
    1,165

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ronald Acuna, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    707
    134

    BatsRight

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    2,025
    669

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    818
    229

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    656
    195

    Alex Bregman

    Third baseman, shortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    3,258
    1,674

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    George Springer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    780
    213

    George Springer

    Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    TeamsHouston Astros

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    2,102
    1,061

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,105
    507

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,628
    700

    Kris Bryant

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsRight

    TeamsChicago Cubs

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,485
    586

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    2,954
    1,744

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    BatsRight-handed

    TeamsWashington Nationals

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

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    #28 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#14 of 61 The Most Likable Active MLB Players

  • 20
    Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    528
    216

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Juan Soto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    176
    29

    Juan Soto

    Outfielder

    BatsLeft

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Juan José Soto Pacheco (born October 25, 1998), is a Dominican professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    254
    72

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVisalia, California

    BatsRight

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    David John LeMahieu (born July 13, 1988) is an American professional baseball infielder for... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    883
    439

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    1,429
    760

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
    291
    88

    Charlie Blackmon

    Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American... more on Wikipedia
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