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The Best Current MLB Utility Players  

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List Rules From making plays in the infield to diving catches in the outfield, and even slugging homers, who are the best utility players in baseball right now?

Utility players have an interesting role in the MLB, and it's not an easy one. The best utility players in baseball can play nearly any position (with the exception of pitcher), and they're also expected to contribute in the batting lineup—and some are even the top hitters in baseball. Whether they're making diving plays alongside leading outfielders or turning two at second base, the top MLB utility players may not always have a place on the field, but they're key players nonetheless.

When it comes to a list of the best current MLB utility players, guys like Chris Taylor, Eduardo Nunez, and Ian Happ are certainly making it toward the top. Yet you also have to consider the ever-versatile Howie Kendrick and slugger Ben Zobrist, among many other players who can perform almost anywhere they're put on the field. Who do you think are the top utility players in baseball right now? Kike Hernández? Charlie Culberson? 

Take a look at the list of best utility players currently in the MLB and vote up the guys you think are the most versatile. You can also add others that may be missing from the list.

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David Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
b8tovene added David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels
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Marwin González is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Houston Astros
3
Kike Hernández is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Kike Hernández Los Angeles Dodgers
4
Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Los Angeles Dodgers
5
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Chicago Cubs
6
Brock Holt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox
7
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Arizona Diamondbacks
8
Eduardo Núñez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox
9
Howard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Washington Nationals
10
Charlie Culberson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Charlie Culberson Atlanta Braves
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Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Colorado Rockies
12
Leury Garcia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
eaglewats added Leury Garcia Chicago White Sox
13
Sean Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Pittsburgh Pirates
14
Andrew Romine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Andrew Romine Seattle Mariners
15
Yangervis Solarte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Toronto Blue Jays
16
Ronald Torreyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Ronald Torreyes New York Yankees
17
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
New York Mets
18
Danny Valencia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Baltimore Orioles
19
Ryan Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Atlanta Braves
20
Gordon Beckham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Seattle Mariners
21
Nick Franklin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Milwaukee Brewers
22
Michael Martínez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Michael Martínez Cleveland Indians