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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41 16
Kike Hernández is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Kike Hernández Los Angeles Dodgers

2
39 18
Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Los Angeles Dodgers

3
38 18
Marwin González is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Houston Astros

4
35 16
Brock Holt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox

5
36 17
Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Chicago Cubs

6
26 15
Eduardo Núñez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Boston Red Sox

7
18 8
Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Arizona Diamondbacks

8
19 12
Howard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Washington Nationals

9
20 14
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Colorado Rockies

10
11 11
Yangervis Solarte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Toronto Blue Jays

11
14 16
Charlie Culberson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Charlie Culberson Atlanta Braves

12
11 14
Danny Valencia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Baltimore Orioles

13
11 17
Ronald Torreyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Ronald Torreyes New York Yankees

14
6 13
Andrew Romine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Andrew Romine Seattle Mariners

15
11 20
José Reyes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
New York Mets

16
6 16
Nick Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Milwaukee Brewers

17
4 14
Ryan Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Atlanta Braves

18
6 17
Sean Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Pittsburgh Pirates

19
5 16
Gordon Beckham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Seattle Mariners

20
7 20
Michael Martínez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Utility Players
Michael Martínez Cleveland Indians