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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1
43 9
Khris Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics

2
48 15
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Seattle Mariners

3
43 17
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians

4
35 13
Shohei Ohtani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels

5
31 19
Evan Gattis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Houston Astros

6
28 16
Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers

7
28 16
Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

8
26 15
Corey Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Pittsburgh Pirates

9
30 21
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels

10
24 21
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Texas Rangers

11
21 21
Mark Trumbo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

12
15 15
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Minnesota Twins

13
19 20
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Toronto Blue Jays

14
21 23
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Boston Red Sox

15
14 18
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

16
18 24
Victor Martinez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers

17
14 19
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians

18
10 16
Francisco Mejia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Francisco Mejia Cleveland Indians

19
13 21
Pedro Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

20
10 19
Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Chicago White Sox

21
8 17
Brandon Moss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Oakland Athletics

22
5 13
Chris Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Baltimore Orioles

23
6 15
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Los Angeles Angels

24
6 16
Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Milwaukee Brewers

25
8 19
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Designated Hitters
Cleveland Indians