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The Best Current MLB Hitters

Updated April 30, 2021 29.8k votes 2.4k voters 35.4k views110 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 2021 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?

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' Mike Trout and Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich. 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

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    1,131
    334

    PositionCenter Fielder

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

    BatsRight

    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 eight-time MLB All-Star, received...  more

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  • 2

    Ronald Acuna, Jr.

    Atlanta Braves
    478
    216

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceLa Guaira, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    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 in 2018, and won...  more
  • 3

    Mookie Betts

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    667
    381

    PositionRight Fielder

    BatsRight

    Markus Lynn "Mookie" Betts (born October 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the...  more
  • 4

    Nolan Arenado

    St. Louis Cardinals
    514
    344

    PositionThird baseman

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

    Nolan James Arenado (/ˌærəˈnɑːdoʊ/; born April 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the...  more

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  • 5

    Christian Yelich

    Milwaukee Brewers
    684
    353

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceThousand Oaks, California

    BatsLeft

    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 Marlins....  more
  • 6

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    637
    333

    PositionFirst baseman, Outfielder

    BatsLeft

    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 was named an All-Star and...  more
  • 7

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves
    509
    235

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

    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
  • 8

    Aaron Judge

    New York Yankees
    546
    385

    PositionRight fielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

    BatsRight

    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 League...  more
  • 9

    Kris Bryant

    Chicago Cubs
    375
    276

    PositionThird baseman, Outfielder

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsRight

    Kristopher Lee Bryant (born January 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally,...  more
  • 10

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs
    350
    245

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    BatsLeft

    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 Padres....  more
  • 11

    Alex Bregman

    Houston Astros
    444
    315

    PositionThird baseman, shortstop

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

    Alexander David Bregman (born March 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). As a 16-year-old high school...  more
  • 12

    J. D. Martinez

    Boston Red Sox
    451
    342

    PositionDesignated hitter, outfielder

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

    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 MLB for...  more
  • 13

    Trevor Story

    Colorado Rockies
    188
    91

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    BatsRight

    Trevor John Story (born November 15, 1992) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. On April 8, 2016,...  more
  • 14

    José Altuve

    Houston Astros
    594
    470

    PositionSecond baseman

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

    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 free agent in...  more
  • 15

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs
    262
    157

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

    Ednel Javier Báez (born December 1, 1992), nicknamed "El Mago" (Spanish for "The Magician"), is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League...  more
  • 16

    Francisco Lindor

    Cleveland Indians
    370
    284

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    BatsSwitch

    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 League Baseball (MLB). A...  more
  • 17

    Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Cardinals
    365
    287

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

    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 made his MLB...  more

    #169 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#22 of 65 The Most Likable Active MLB Players#48 of 196 The Top Current Baseball Players

  • 18

    Anthony Rendon

    Los Angeles Angels
    264
    190

    PositionThird baseman

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BatsRight

    Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Washington Nationals...  more
  • 19

    Bryce Harper

    Philadelphia Phillies
    451
    328

    PositionRight fielder

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    BatsLeft

    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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  • 20

    Jose Abreu

    Chicago White Sox
    215
    155

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceCruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba

    BatsRight

    José Dariel Abreu Correa (born January 29, 1987) is a Cuban-born professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in the Cuban National Series...  more
  • 21

    George Springer

    Toronto Bluejays
    339
    266

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    BatsRight

    George Chelston Springer III (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Houston Astros from...  more

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  • 22

    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians
    246
    194

    PositionThird Baseman

    BirthplaceBaní, Peravia, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

    José Enrique Ramírez (born September 17, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He signed with Indians as an amateur free...  more
  • 23

    Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Yankees
    336
    267

    PositionOutfielder, Designated hitter

    BirthplacePanorama City, California

    BatsRight

    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 (MLB). He...  more
  • 24

    Charlie Blackmon

    Colorado Rockies
    284
    222

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    BatsLeft

    Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986), nicknamed "Chuck Nazty", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on...  more
  • 25

    Corey Seager

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    237
    196

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    BatsLeft

    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 of...  more