Baseball The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters  

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Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2018 MLB rankings, this list of the best MLB designated hitters currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at hitting for the pitcher. Who are the best current designated hitters in major league baseball today?

2017 Silver Slugger Award winner Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners definitely ranks in the top 10 designated hitters, along with Cleveland Indians's Edwin Encarnacion and Oakland Athletics's Khris Davis. Other good MLB designated hitters right now include Miguel Sano, Adrian Beltre, Evan Gattis, and Choo Shin-soo. 

Vote for who you think are the best MLB designated hitters currently playing in the league today, and feel free to add any players who are missing from the list. 

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Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners

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Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Edwin Encarnacion Cleveland Indians

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Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers

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Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Khris Davis Oakland Athletics

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Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

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Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Evan Gattis Houston Astros

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Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Mark Trumbo Baltimore Orioles

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Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

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Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Hanley Ramírez Boston Red Sox

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Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Corey Dickerson Pittsburgh Pirates

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

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Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters

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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers

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Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Kendrys Morales Toronto Blue Jays

The Best Current MLB Hitters

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Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shin-Soo Choo Texas Rangers

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Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Jim Thome Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

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Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Mike Napoli Cleveland Indians

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Brandon Moss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Brandon Moss Oakland Athletics

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Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Eduardo Escobar Minnesota Twins

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Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers

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Wily Mo Peña is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Wily Mo Peña Cleveland Indians

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Raul Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Raul Ibanez Kansas City Royals

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Chris Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chris Dickerson Baltimore Orioles

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Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians

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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chris Young Los Angeles Angels

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Cody Asche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cody Asche Kansas City Royals

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Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins

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Matt Holliday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies

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Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

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Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Matt Davidson Chicago White Sox

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Lucas Duda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Lucas Duda Kansas City Royals

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Ben Francisco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ben Francisco Cleveland Indians

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Rico Noel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Rico Noel Los Angeles Dodgers

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Nick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Nick Johnson Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees

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Willy Aybar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Willy Aybar Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves

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Luke Scott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Luke Scott Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros

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Byung-ho Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Byung-ho Park Minnesota Twins

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Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees

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Bill Hall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Bill Hall Milwaukee Brewers

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Robbie Grossman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Robbie Grossman Minnesota Twins

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Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Billy Butler Kansas City Royals

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Travis Hafner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Travis Hafner Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians

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Terrance Gore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Terrance Gore Kansas City Royals

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Shelley Duncan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shelley Duncan New York Yankees

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Kennys Vargas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Kennys Vargas Minnesota Twins

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David DeJesus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
David DeJesus Kansas City Royals