The Best Current MLB Pitchers Baseball Players
Ultimate List
4  reranks 2,231 votes 286 voters 7,284 views by  Ranker
Staff
more info

The Best Current MLB Pitchers

List Criteria: Only active pitchers. No minor leaguers or recently retired players

Who are the best current MLB pitchers? With the 2014 season in full swing, some clear talent is emerging. Who will be the most dominant pitcher of the entire season? That remains to be seen, but for now, these pitchers are among the best. They are also among the best current baseball players, and several were considered to be the most likely 2013 MLB All-Stars. Vote for the current Major League Baseball pitchers you believe are the best, vote down any who aren't performing well and feel free to add new potential breakout stars, too. You can also re-rank this list in any order you choose.

 Any list of the best current MLB pitchers should include Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers pitcher is a force to be reckoned with on the mound, and Detroit sure knows it: In 2013, the Tigers made the MVP Verlander the highest paid pitcher in the MLB, agreeing to a five-year contract extension that keeps Verlander in Detroit through at least 2019. All total, the contract deal was worth upwards of $180 million.

 Will Verlander live up to that kind of money? He's been outstanding for several years now, so probably.That's what this list is about: The MLB pitchers that you think are worth the big bucks, because they are, quite simply, the best. Will any of the current MLB pitchers on this list ultimately wind up on a list of the greatest baseball players of all time? Possibly so. It takes time, but in the interim, feel free to head over to the list and cast your votes!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 4 ReRanks
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 134
    Down 50

    most listed
    Clayton Kershaw

    1988 More
    99
  2. 2
    Up 91
    Down 33
    1986 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 81
    Down 43
    1986 More
    82
  4. 4
    Up 86
    Down 44
    1983 More
    79
  5. 5
    Up 63
    Down 22
    1984 More
    72
    added by: mickzellar
  6. 6
    Up 60
    Down 37
    1989 More
    67
  7. 7
    Up 56
    Down 18
    1981 More
    67
    added by: hawkster.steve
  8. 8
    Up 46
    Down 29
    1985 More
    63
  9. 9
    Up 37
    Down 21
    1969 More
    63
    added by: gamedemon24
  10. 10
    Up 64
    Down 69
    1984 More
    62
  11. 11
    Up 30
    Down 37
    1986 More
    57
  12. 12
    Up 31
    Down 48

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Matt Moore

    1989 More
    49
  13. 13
    Up 24
    Down 26

    often listed
    Doug Fister

    1984 More
    48
    added by: mickzellar
  14. 14
    Up 5
    Down 7

    often listed
    Cole Hamels

    1983 More
    45
    added by: azazelbadazz
  15. 15
    Up 36
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Aníbal Sánchez

    1984 More
    45
    added by: mickzellar
  16. 16
    Up 15
    Down 5
    1984 More
    45
  17. 17
    Up 13
    Down 4
    1989 More
    44
  18. 18
    Up 40
    Down 30
    1988 More
    44
  19. 19
    Up 12
    Down 3
    1988 More
    44
  20. 20
    Up 17
    Down 9
    1983 More
    43
  21. 21
    Up 35
    Down 29
    1984 More
    43
  22. 22
    Up 40
    Down 38
    1990 More
    42
  23. 23
    Up 15
    Down 9
    1989 More
    41
  24. 24
    Up 9
    Down 4
    1989 More
    41
  25. 25
    Up 4
    Down 0
    1984 More
    41
  26. 26
    Up 3
    Down 0
    1988 More
    41
  27. 27
    Up 7
    Down 4
    1986 More
    40
  28. 28
    Up 7
    Down 3
    1985 More
    40
  29. 29
    Up 3
    Down 0
    1978 More
    40
  30. 30
    Up 19
    Down 7

    Jose Fernandez

    39
    added by: azazelbadazz
  31. 31
    Up 8
    Down 6
    1981 More
    38
  32. 32
    Up 3
    Down 2
    1980 More
    37
  33. 33
    Up 19
    Down 10

    Michael Wacha

    37
    added by: TerryRansom
    Rookie Pitcher
  34. 34
    Up 27
    Down 18
    1988 More
    37
    added by: JCallaway11
    Not a starter but this list is called the best pitchers in baseball
  35. 35
    Up 25
    Down 29
    1985 More
    37
  36. 36
    Up 4
    Down 5
    1991 More
    36
  37. 37
    Up 15
    Down 21
    1977 More
    35
  38. 38
    Up 3
    Down 0
    1988 More
    34
    added by: eccopeland
  39. 39
    Up 11
    Down 7

    Cliff Lee

    34
    added by: azazelbadazz
  40. 40
    Up 26
    Down 41
    1980 More
    33
  41. 41
    Up 7
    Down 9
    1980 More
    29
    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
  42. 42
    Up 7
    Down 11
    1983 More
    28
    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
  43. 43
    Up 4
    Down 7
    1987 More
    28
    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
  44. 44 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 43 of 43

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists