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The Best Current MLB Hitters

Updated August 22, 2019 31.2k votes 2.2k voters 30.3k 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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  • Mike Trout1
    1,166
    348

    Mike Trout

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter Fielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    Michael Nelson Trout (born August 7, 1991) is an American professional baseball center fielder...  more

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  • Nolan Arenado2
    538
    306

    Nolan Arenado

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Nolan James Arenado (born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman...  more

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    #49 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#6 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

  • Cody Bellinger3
    681
    288

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionFirst baseman, outfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman...  more
  • Mookie Betts4
    659
    386

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right...  more
  • Ronald Acuna, Jr.5
    425
    214

    Ronald Acuna, Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceLa Guaira, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball...  more
  • Christian Yelich6
    740
    307

    Christian Yelich

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California

    BatsLeft

    Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Francisco Lindor7
    378
    239

    Francisco Lindor

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    Francisco Miguel Lindor (born November 14, 1993), nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr. Smile", is a...  more
  • Freddie Freeman8
    488
    235

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional...  more
  • Aaron Judge9
    551
    387

    Aaron Judge

    New York Yankees

    PositionRight fielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for...  more
  • Javier Báez10
    237
    104

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"),...  more
  • Anthony Rendon11
    257
    142

    Anthony Rendon

    Los Angeles Angels

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BatsRight

    Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Los...  more
  • Alex Bregman12
    465
    287

    Alex Bregman

    Houston Astros

    PositionThird baseman, shortstop

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • Anthony Rizzo13
    345
    232

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceParkland, Florida

    BatsLeft

    Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman...  more
  • José Altuve14
    638
    477

    José Altuve

    Houston Astors

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    José Carlos Altuve (born May 6, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for...  more
  • Kris Bryant15
    380
    270

    Kris Bryant

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionThird baseman, Outfielder

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsRight

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third...  more
  • Paul Goldschmidt16
    386
    281

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American...  more

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  • Trevor Story17
    143
    68

    Trevor Story

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for...  more
  • Charlie Blackmon18
    295
    196

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American...  more
  • J. D. Martinez19
    463
    340

    J. D. Martinez

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionDesignated hitter, outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    Julio Daniel Martinez (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder...  more
  • George Springer20
    349
    270

    George Springer

    Houston Astros

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball...  more

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  • Giancarlo Stanton21
    337
    273

    Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Yankees

    PositionOutfielder, Designated hitter

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California

    BatsRight

    Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton (born November 8, 1989), formerly known as Mike Stanton, is an...  more
  • Matt Chapman22
    127
    62

    Matt Chapman

    Oakland Athletics

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVictorville, California

    BatsRight

    Matt James Chapman (born April 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman...  more
  • Corey Seager23
    233
    197

    Corey Seager

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsLeft

    Corey Drew Seager (born April 27, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the...  more
  • Jose Abreu24
    186
    153

    Jose Abreu

    Chicago White Sox

    PositionFirst baseman, designated hitter

    BatsRight

    José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first...  more
  • Xander Bogaerts25
    204
    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