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The Best Current MLB Hitters

Updated August 22, 2019 30.4k votes 2.1k voters 29.8k 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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  • 1
    Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
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    Mike Trout

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    PositionCenter Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

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

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  • 2
    Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    653
    384

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionRight Fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    667
    278

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionFirst baseman, outfielder

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Arizona

    BatsLeft

    Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    524
    301

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    725
    299

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ronald Acuna, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    405
    207

    Ronald Acuna, Jr.

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder

    BatsRight

    Ronald José Acuña Blanco Jr. (born December 18, 1997) is a Venezuelan professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Francisco Lindor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    374
    224

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    552
    375

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    220
    85

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    458
    241

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    Frederick Charles Freeman (born September 12, 1989) is a Canadian-American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    377
    253

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    459
    275

    Alex Bregman

    Houston Astros

    PositionThird baseman, shortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    240
    132

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    J. D. Martinez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    475
    331

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    377
    280

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

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

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    #14 of 61 The Most Likable Active MLB Players#45 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players

  • 17
    Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    331
    231

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    George Springer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    344
    267

    George Springer

    Houston Astros

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Trevor Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    126
    59

    Trevor Story

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

    Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Charlie Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    279
    196

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Giancarlo Stanton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    336
    269

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    324
    287

    Joey Votto

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BatsLeft-handed

    Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Xander Bogaerts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    203
    160

    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
  • 24
    Matt Chapman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    107
    56

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Hitters
    172
    146

    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 on Wikipedia
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