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 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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211 104
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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286 158
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 3 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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271 151
Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 4 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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161 81
Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 5 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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180 107
Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 6 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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215 135
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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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162 95
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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216 150
Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
162 109
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
126 80
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 11 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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132 88
Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 12 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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215 160
Bryce Harper is listed (or ranked) 13 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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129 86
Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
99 61
Ronald Acuna Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 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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143 102
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
133 96
Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 17 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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118 84
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 18 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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130 95
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 19 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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111 78
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 20 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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156 121
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 21 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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108 77
José Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 22 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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72 54
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
Oakland Athletics
Khristopher Adrian Davis (born December 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball left fielder and designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
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77 59
Corey Seager is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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99 82
Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 25 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.