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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!
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    most listed
    Clayton Kershaw

    1988 More
    96
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    1986 More
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    1986 More
    82
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    1983 More
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    1984 More
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    added by: mickzellar
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    1989 More
    67
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    1981 More
    64
    added by: hawkster.steve
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Clay Buchholz

    1984 More
    61
  9. 9
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    1969 More
    61
    added by: gamedemon24
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    1985 More
    60
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    1984 More
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    added by: mickzellar
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    1988 More
    53
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    Jordan Zimmermann

    1986 More
    52
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    Matt Moore

    1989 More
    49
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    often listed
    Cole Hamels

    1983 More
    43
    added by: azazelbadazz
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    Masahiro Tanaka

    1988 More
    42
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    1984 More
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    1989 More
    42
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    1990 More
    40
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    1983 More
    39
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    1989 More
    38
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    1978 More
    38
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    Jose Fernandez

    37
    added by: azazelbadazz
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    1986 More
    37
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    1978 More
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    1984 More
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    added by: mickzellar
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    1985 More
    36
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    36
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    1981 More
    36
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    1985 More
    36
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    Michael Wacha

    36
    added by: TerryRansom
    Rookie Pitcher
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    Cliff Lee

    35
    added by: azazelbadazz
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    1977 More
    34
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    1991 More
    34
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    Craig Kimbrel

    1988 More
    34
    added by: JCallaway11
    Not a starter but this list is called the best pitchers in baseball
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    1980 More
    34
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    1978 More
    33
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    1975 More
    32
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    1980 More
    28
    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
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    1987 More
    27
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    1983 More
    27
    added by: udontneedtoknowmyname
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