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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48 12
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics
2
54 17
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Seattle Mariners
3
46 19
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians
4
39 14
Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels
5
32 16
Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
6
31 16
Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins
7
33 21
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels
8
31 22
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Houston Astros
9
26 18
Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Pittsburgh Pirates
10
24 23
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Boston Red Sox
11
24 24
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Texas Rangers
12
22 23
Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles
13
16 17
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins
14
19 23
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Toronto Blue Jays
15
14 20
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners
16
18 26
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers
17
14 21
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians
18
11 17
Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians
19
13 23
Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles
20
10 20
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians
21
10 21
Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chicago White Sox
22
8 19
Brandon Moss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics
23
5 15
Chris Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles
24
6 18
Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers
25
6 18
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels