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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71 20
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Seattle Mariners
2
60 19
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics
3
57 21
Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels
4
58 25
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians
5
42 18
Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
6
39 18
Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins
7
41 25
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels
8
33 21
Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Pittsburgh Pirates
9
35 28
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Houston Astros
10
31 27
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Texas Rangers
11
30 27
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Boston Red Sox
12
28 27
Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles
13
20 22
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins
14
23 27
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Toronto Blue Jays
15
20 25
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians
16
19 25
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners
17
23 31
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers
18
14 22
Brandon Moss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics
19
15 24
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians
20
17 28
Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles
21
13 23
Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians
22
14 26
Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chicago White Sox
23
10 20
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins
24
10 22
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels
25
8 23
Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers