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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28 7
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Seattle Mariners

2
27 8
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians

3
24 7
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics

4
24 9
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Houston Astros

5
20 6
Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

6
21 7
Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers

7
20 8
Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

8
16 8
Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

9
18 11
Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Pittsburgh Pirates

10
16 12
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Boston Red Sox

11
16 12
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers

12
16 13
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels

13
15 12
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Texas Rangers

14
14 11
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Toronto Blue Jays

15
9 8
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins

16
11 12
Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

17
9 11
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

18
8 10
Brandon Moss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics

19
8 11
Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chicago White Sox

20
4 7
Chris Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

21
6 10
Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers

22
9 14
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

23
8 13
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians

24
6 11
Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians

25
4 10
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels

26
4 10
Raul Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Raul Ibanez Kansas City Royals

27
4 10
Wily Mo Peña is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians

28
3 9
Cody Asche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cody Asche Kansas City Royals

29
3 9
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins

30
3 14
Robbie Grossman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins

31
0 9
Terrance Gore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Terrance Gore Kansas City Royals

32
0 10
Kennys Vargas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins