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The Top Current Baseball Players

Updated July 14, 2020 229.9k votes 13.1k voters 164.0k 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
    6,006
    1,395

    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
  • Mookie Betts2
    3,320
    825

    Mookie Betts

    Outfielder

    BatsRight

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
  • Cody Bellinger3
    1,343
    240

    Cody Bellinger

    First Baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Yelich4
    1,739
    272

    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
  • Francisco Lindor5
    813
    189

    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
  • Freddie Freeman6
    1,754
    583

    Freddie Freeman

    First baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Nolan Arenado7
    2,792
    1,224

    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
  • Justin Verlander8
    2,490
    1,185

    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
  • Ronald Acuna, Jr.9
    742
    144

    BatsRight

    TeamsAtlanta Braves

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Judge10
    2,046
    694

    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
  • Alex Bregman11
    676
    209

    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
  • Jacob deGrom12
    2,135
    1,067

    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
  • José Altuve13
    3,268
    1,697

    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
  • Javier Báez14
    831
    248

    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
  • George Springer15
    795
    224

    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
  • J. D. Martinez16
    1,491
    600

    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
  • Gerrit Cole17
    1,129
    511

    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
  • Kris Bryant18
    1,639
    711

    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
  • Max Scherzer19
    2,975
    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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    #105 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#16 of 62 The Most Likable Active MLB Players

  • Anthony Rendon20
    551
    219

    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
  • Juan Soto21
    208
    32

    Juan Soto

    Outfielder

    BatsLeft

    TeamsWashington Nationals

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

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    #355 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#65 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • 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 on Wikipedia
  • Xander Bogaerts23
    890
    450

    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
  • Carlos Correa24
    1,440
    772

    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
  • Charlie Blackmon25
    304
    91

    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