MLB 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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66 31
Marwin González is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Houston Astros
2
63 31
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Chicago Cubs
3
62 35
Kike Hernández is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Kike Hernández Los Angeles Dodgers
4
54 33
Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Los Angeles Dodgers
5
51 32
Brock Holt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox
6
41 24
Eduardo Núñez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox
7
34 18
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Arizona Diamondbacks
8
30 22
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Colorado Rockies
9
27 19
Howard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Washington Nationals
10
32 25
Charlie Culberson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Charlie Culberson Atlanta Braves
11
16 27
Danny Valencia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Baltimore Orioles
12
17 29
Ronald Torreyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Ronald Torreyes New York Yankees
13
12 22
Andrew Romine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Andrew Romine Seattle Mariners
14
14 25
Yangervis Solarte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Toronto Blue Jays
15
17 30
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
New York Mets
16
12 27
Sean Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Pittsburgh Pirates
17
9 26
Gordon Beckham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Seattle Mariners
18
8 25
Ryan Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Atlanta Braves
19
9 29
Nick Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Milwaukee Brewers
20
11 33
Michael Martínez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Michael Martínez Cleveland Indians