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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Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Khris Davis Oakland Athletics

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Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers

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Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Evan Gattis Houston Astros

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Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

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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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Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

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Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Corey Dickerson Pittsburgh Pirates

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Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Hanley Ramírez Boston Red Sox

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Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shin-Soo Choo Texas Rangers

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

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Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers

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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

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Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Pedro Álvarez Baltimore Orioles

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Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Jim Thome Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

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Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Eduardo Escobar Minnesota Twins

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Chris Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chris Dickerson Baltimore Orioles

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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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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chris Young Los Angeles Angels

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Raul Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Raul Ibanez Kansas City Royals

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Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers

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Wily Mo Peña is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Wily Mo Peña Cleveland Indians

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Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins

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Cody Asche is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cody Asche Kansas City Royals

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Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

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Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Matt Davidson Chicago White Sox

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Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians

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Robbie Grossman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Robbie Grossman Minnesota Twins

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Terrance Gore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Terrance Gore Kansas City Royals

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Kennys Vargas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Kennys Vargas Minnesota Twins