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The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now 

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Updated July 13, 2020 1k votes 164 voters 5.5k views 35 items

List Rules Vote 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.

Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now
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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

A great player?

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Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now
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Aaron Judge

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

Position: Right fielder

Teams: New York Yankees

A great player?
Tim Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now
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Career achievements
2019 AL batting champion

Position: Shortstop

Teams: Chicago White Sox

A great player?
Andrew McCutchen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Baseball Players Right Now
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Career achievements
2013 NL MVP
5x All-Star
4x Silver Slugger
2012 Gold Glove
2015 Roberto Clemente Award

Position: Outfielder

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

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