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The Best Current MLB Hitters  

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List Rules From 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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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Los Angeles Angels
Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Trout is a seven-time MLB All-Star, ...more
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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers
Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami ...more
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Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with ...more
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Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Colorado Rockies
Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Rockies in ...more
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José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur ...more
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Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Boston Red Sox
Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) and a professional bowler in the ...more
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Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Atlanta Braves
Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut ...more
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Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected by the Houston Astros with the ...more
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Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Atlanta Braves
Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been with the Braves ...more
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Boston Red Sox
Julio Daniel Martinez (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in ...more
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Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Cleveland Indians
Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Indians of Major ...more
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Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Chicago Cubs
Ednel Javier "Javy" Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"), is a Puerto Rican professional baseball utility player ...more
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George Springer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2014, as a ...more
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Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
New York Yankees
Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge was unanimously selected as the American ...more
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Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Chicago Cubs
Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, Bryant ...more
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Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Colorado Rockies
Charles Cobb Blackmon is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.
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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa ...more
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Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Joshua Evan Bell is a minor league baseball outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Drafted in the second round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of Jesuit College ...more
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Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Chicago Cubs
Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the San Diego ...more
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Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
New York Yankees
Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an American outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He made ...more
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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Philadelphia Phillies
Bryce Aron Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Washington ...more
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Gary Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
New York Yankees
Gary Sánchez (born December 2, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2015. ...more
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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Cincinnati Reds
Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Reds in ...more
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Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Washington Nationals
Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Rendon played college baseball for the Rice ...more