Current Sports The Top Current Baseball Players  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
142.4k votes 8k voters 110.9k views 299 items

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!

list ordered by

1
3,209 1,040
Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
2,195 1,246
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

3
1,758 1,534
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

4
1,470 744
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

5
1,787 447
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

6
1,321 633
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
1,560 1,755
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
1,104 366
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Third baseman

9
1,276 944
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

10
1,417 1,027
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

11
1,176 199
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder

12
1,109 873
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

13
1,145 602
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
shockwavesam91 added Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

14
1,145 1,532
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

15
1,377 1,150
Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher, First baseman

16
957 1,105
Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Catcher, First baseman, Third baseman

17
736 412
Jacob deGrom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

18
1,060 827
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
1,063 682
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
941 621
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman

21
677 261
Corey Kluber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Cardinals4eva added Pitcher

22
717 941
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

23
962 787
Yadier Molina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Catcher

24
801 1,226
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
865 973
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

26
948 994
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
First baseman

27
508 126
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

28
760 668
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Third baseman

29
737 872
David Price is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

30
652 176
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

31
732 1,060
José Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder, Outfielder, Infielder

32
549 481
Jake Arrieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

33
656 162
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
-1456082551498 added Outfielder

34
712 1,041
Troy Tulowitzki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Shortstop

35
666 550
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players

36
487 131
J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Left fielder

37
517 210
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
wiabux added First baseman

38
604 554
Yoenis Céspedes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Outfielder, Center fielder

39
441 333
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

40
504 764
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

41
603 372
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

42
473 274
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
624 664
Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Second baseman

44
318 265
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added First baseman, Third baseman

45
482 414
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Pitcher

46
383 159
Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
pjrusssawx added Shortstop

47
319 251
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
muzziac added Pitcher

48
430 509
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Center fielder

49
451 379
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Right fielder

50
480 370
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current Baseball Players
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman