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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!

1
2,951 978
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mike Trout Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,050 1,086
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,657 1,321
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Bryce Harper Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,320 662
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,602 388
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Altuve Second baseman

6
1,166 561
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,483 1,583
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,182 831
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Paul Goldschmidt First baseman

9
943 312
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Nolan Arenado Third baseman

10
1,309 889
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Giancarlo Stanton Right fielder

11
1,002 769
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Joey Votto First baseman

12
1,021 485
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Manny Machado Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

13
1,306 1,037
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Buster Posey Catcher, First baseman

14
916 167
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Mookie Betts Outfielder

15
1,075 1,397
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Andrew McCutchen Outfielder, Center fielder

16
914 974
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Josh Donaldson Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
996 736
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
927 651
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
851 555
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Anthony Rizzo First baseman

20
576 383
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Jacob deGrom Pitcher

21
591 219
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Corey Kluber Pitcher

22
668 850
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Zack Greinke Pitcher

23
772 1,112
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
818 880
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Robinson Canó Second baseman

25
879 728
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yadier Molina Catcher

26
888 902
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Albert Pujols First baseman

27
697 603
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

28
409 90
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Kris Bryant Third baseman

29
671 801
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
David Price Pitcher

30
711 948
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
José Bautista Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

31
564 139
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Carlos Correa Shortstop

32
502 429
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jake Arrieta Pitcher

33
688 951
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Troy Tulowitzki Shortstop

34
621 495
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

35
563 489
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Yoenis Céspedes Outfielder, Center fielder

36
517 134
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Aaron Judge Outfielder

37
401 282
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

38
482 695
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Wainwright Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

39
429 190
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added Freddie Freeman First baseman

40
366 114
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
J. D. Martinez Outfielder, Left fielder

41
588 591
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Dustin Pedroia Second baseman

42
549 330
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
273 223
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Matt Carpenter First baseman, Third baseman

44
436 369
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Jon Lester Pitcher

45
405 453
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Adam Jones Center fielder

46
411 247
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Craig Kimbrel Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
271 224
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Gerrit Cole Pitcher

48
312 127
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Xander Bogaerts Shortstop

49
452 331
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Edwin Encarnacion Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

50
417 343
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Nelson Cruz Right fielder