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The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now

Updated July 13, 2020 1.9k votes 231 voters 9.5k views35 items

List RulesVote up the best Black baseball players.

The best Black baseball players right now are part of a shrinking minority in the sport. The number of Black professional baseball players has declined in recent years, and Major League Baseball has spent a long time looking into the issue. Leagues like the NBA and NFL perhaps have more appeal these days with flashier stars and often bigger paydays than MLB can offer.

But while the number of Black baseball players has declined, the quality has not, and some of the most famous stars currently playing are Black. Players like former MVPs Mookie Betts, Giancarlo Stanton, and Andrew McCutchen are the kind of marquee players the game is built on. They are joined by young stars such as Aaron Judge and Tommy Pham, who have helped contribute to their teams as much as they have pumped up their own stats.

So help decide who should be first on this list of Black baseball players in the game today. Who is the best Black player in MLB right now? Vote below, and make your choices known.

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    Mookie Betts

    Career achievements
    2018 AL MVP
    4x All-Star
    4x Gold Glove winner
    3x Silver Slugger

    • Position: Right Fielder
    • Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers
    182
    12
    A great player?
  • 2

    Aaron Judge

    Career achievements
    2x All-Star
    2017 AL Rookie of the Year

    • Position: Right fielder
    • Teams: New York Yankees
    124
    25
    A great player?
  • Career achievements
    2019 AL batting champion

    • Position: Shortstop
    • Teams: Chicago White Sox
    124
    28
    A great player?
  • Career achievements
    2013 NL MVP
    5x All-Star
    4x Silver Slugger
    2012 Gold Glove
    2015 Roberto Clemente Award

    • Position: Outfielder
    • Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
    84
    17
    A great player?

    More Andrew McCutchen 

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