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The Best Current MLB Pitchers

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

Who are the best current MLB pitchers? 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. 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 one of the highest paid pitchers in the MLB, Justin Verlander. Other great starters on the list include Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and the Chicago Cubs’s Jake Arrietta. But this list is not limited to the best starting pitchers. Closers like Mark Melancon and Trevor Rosenthal deserve as much credit to their teams’s success as anyone on the starting rotation. 



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 good 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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Los Angeles Dodgers

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    Chicago White Sox

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    San Francisco Giants

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    Chicago Cubs

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    Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals

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    Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays

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    New York Mets

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    New York Mets

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    Jose Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Pitchers

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    Jose Fernandez Miami Marlins

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    Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals

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    Pittsburgh Pirates

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    St. Louis Cardinals

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    Oakland Athletics

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    Houston Astros

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    Cleveland Indians

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    Washington Nationals

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    Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs

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    Washington Nationals

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    Tampa Bay Rays

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    Texas Rangers

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    Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers

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    Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres

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    St. Louis Cardinals Rookie Pitcher

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    Cincinnati Reds

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    Noah Syndergaard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Pitchers


    Noah Syndergaard

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    Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres

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    New York Yankees

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    St. Louis Cardianls

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    Kansas City Royals

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    St. Louis Cardinals

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    Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers

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    Seattle Mariners

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    Washington Nationals

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    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals

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    Chicago White Sox

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    Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners

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    Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    Atlanta Braves

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    Washington Nationals

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    New York Mets

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