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The Best Current MLB Hitters

Updated August 22, 2019 31.0k votes 2.1k voters 29.9k views113 items

List RulesFrom highest batting average and most home runs to on base percentage, vote up the best hitters in the MLB right now

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2018 MLB rankings, this list of the best MLB hitters currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at hitting home runs, line drives, and base hits. Who are the best current hitters in major league baseball today?

2017 World Series champion and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner José Altuve of the Houston Astros definitely ranks in the top 10 batters, along with Los Angeles Angels's Mike Trout and Colorado Rockie's Nolan Arenado. Other good MLB hitters right now include Mookie Betts, Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper, and Trea Turner. Who else should top the list for the best hitters in baseball right now?

Vote for who you think are the best MLB hitters currently playing in the league today, and feel free to add any players who are missing from the list. 

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    Xander Bogaerts
    207
    164

    Xander Bogaerts

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAruba

    BirthplaceOranjestad, Aruba

    BatsRight

    Xander Jan Bogaerts (born October 1, 1992) nicknamed The X-Man and Bogey or Bogie, is an Dutch... more on Wikipedia
  • 27
    Whit Merrifield
    96
    59

    Whit Merrifield

    Kansas City Royals

    PositionSecond baseman, Outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAdvance, North Carolina

    BatsRight

    Whitley David Merrifield (born January 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball second... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Jose Ramirez
    233
    214

    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionThird Baseman

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceBaní, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

    José Enrique Ramírez (born September 17, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 29
    Carlos Correa
    274
    259

    Carlos Correa

    Houston Astros

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rican

    BirthplaceSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico

    Batsright

    Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    Bryce Harper
    463
    377

    Bryce Harper

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionRight fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsLeft

    Bryce Aron Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia

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    #1 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#54 of 62 The Most Likable Active MLB Players

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    Michael Brantley
    105
    67

    Michael Brantley

    Houston Astros

    PositionLeft Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBellevue, Washington

    BatsLeft

    Michael Charles Brantley Jr. (born May 15, 1987) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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    #79 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time#53 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players

  • 32
    Josh Donaldson
    194
    167

    Josh Donaldson

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    BatsRight

    Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 33
    J.T. Realmuto
    87
    61

    J.T. Realmuto

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDel City, Oklahoma, USA

    BatsRight

    Jacob Tyler Realmuto (born March 18, 1991) is an American professional baseball catcher for... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Manny Machado
    291
    265

    Manny Machado

    San Diego Padres

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 35
    Josh Bell
    143
    85

    Josh Bell

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionFirst Baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    BatsSwitch

    Joshua Evan Bell (born August 14, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman for... more on Wikipedia
  • 36
    Trea Turner
    172
    169

    Trea Turner

    Washington Nationals

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceLake Worth, Florida

    BatsRight

    Trea Vance Turner (born June 30, 1993) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 37
    Ozzie Albies
    154
    131

    Ozzie Albies

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityCuraçaoan

    BatsSwitch

    Ozhaino Jurdy Jiandro "Ozzie" Albies (born January 7, 1997) is a Curaçaoan professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #396 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#38 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

  • 38
    Rhys Hoskins
    182
    186

    Rhys Hoskins

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionFirst baseman, left fielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Rhys Dean Hoskins (born March 17, 1993), is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 39
    Gary Sanchez
    213
    187

    Gary Sanchez

    New York Yankees

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight

    Gary Sánchez (born December 2, 1992), is a Dominican professional baseball catcher for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • 40
    Kyle Schwarber
    75
    52

    Kyle Schwarber

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsLeft

    Kyle Joseph Schwarber (born March 5, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder for... more on Wikipedia
  • 41
    Willson Contreras
    84
    38

    Willson Contreras

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BatsRight

    Willson Eduardo Contreras (born May 13, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher... more on Wikipedia
  • 42
    Nelson Cruz
    142
    140

    Nelson Cruz

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionRight fielder / Designated hitter

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceMonte Cristi, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

    Nelson Ramón Cruz Martínez (born July 1, 1980) is a Dominican-American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 43
    Justin Turner
    108
    72

    Justin Turner

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Justin Matthew Turner (born November 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 44
    Andrew Benintendi
    170
    210

    Andrew Benintendi

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsLeft

    Andrew Sebastian Benintendi (born July 6, 1994), nicknamed Benny, is an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 45
    Joey Gallo
    105
    92

    Joey Gallo

    Texas Rangers

    PositionOutfielder, First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada

    BatsLeft

    Joseph Nicholas Gallo (born November 19, 1993) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 46
    Eugenio Suarez
    51
    47

    Eugenio Suarez

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionThird baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BatsRight

    Eugenio Alejandro Suárez (born July 18, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder... more on Wikipedia
  • 47
    Marcell Ozuna
    123
    151

    Marcell Ozuna

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionLeft fielder

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight

    Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso (born November 12, 1990), nicknamed "The Big Bear", is a Dominican... more on Wikipedia
  • 48
    Mike Moustakas
    83
    57

    Mike Moustakas

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    BatsLeft

    Michael Christopher Moustakas (born September 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 49
    Lorenzo Cain
    119
    143

    Lorenzo Cain

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionCenter fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia

    BatsRight

    Lorenzo Lamar Cain (born April 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball center fielder... more on Wikipedia
  • 50
    Paul DeJong
    55
    56

    Paul DeJong

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Paul Sterling DeJong (born August 2, 1993) is an American professional baseball shortstop for... more on Wikipedia