MLB 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 "Mike" Trout is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. Trout is an American League Most ...more

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Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Boston Red Sox
Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts, is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Betts is listed at 5'9", 156 pounds, and bats and ...more

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José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Altuve made his major league debut in July 2011. As of 2014, he is ...more

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Boston Red Sox
Julio Daniel "J. D." Martinez is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He is of Cuban descent and previously played for the

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Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Colorado Rockies
Nolan James Arenado is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. He made his Major League debut, on April 28, 2013 at the age of 22. His ...more

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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers
Christian Yelich is an American baseball player.

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Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
Alex Bregman is a college baseball shortstop for the LSU Tigers.

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Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
New York Yankees
Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge played college baseball at Fresno State. A right-handed batter and ...more

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Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Edward Goldschmidt is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2011. Goldschmidt is a ...more

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José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Cleveland Indians
José Ramírez is a professional baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. Ramírez signed with the Indians in 2009. He was called up to the majors ...more

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Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Cleveland Indians
Francisco M. Lindor is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop in the Cleveland Indians organization. He currently plays for the Columbus Clippers of the Class AAA International League ...more

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Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Atlanta Braves
Frederick Charles "Freddie" Freeman is an American professional baseball first baseman with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. He has been with the Braves organization since ...more

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Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Cincinnati Reds
Joseph Daniel "Joey" Votto is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 2010, he won the National League MVP Award, the ...more

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George Springer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
George Chelston Springer III is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Prior to being drafted by the Astros in the first round of the 2011 ...more

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Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
New York Yankees
Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut on June 8, 2010, as a ...more

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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Houston Astros
Carlos Javier Correa, Jr. is a Puerto Rican baseball shortstop who was drafted first overall by the Houston Astros in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. An honor roll graduate of the Puerto ...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 is an American professional baseball first baseman with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. A top minor league prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, he was ...more

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Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
San Diego Padres
Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played ...more

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Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Andrew Benintendi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Boston Red Sox
Andrew Sebastian Benintendi (born July 6, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball for the Arkansas ...more

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Corey Seager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Los Angeles Dodgers
Corey Drew Seager (born April 27, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Dodgers selected Seager in the first round ...more