Who's Going to Throw the Next Perfect Game/No-Hitter in MLB? Baseball Players

Who's Going to Throw the Next Perfect Game/No-Hitter in MLB?

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List Criteria: Vote up for the MLB pitcher that you think will be the next to throw a perfect game or a no-hitter.

There are so many dominant pitchers in the game of baseball today as evident by the average strikeout rate of many MLB batters going up and their batting average going down. So with Homer Bailey throwing his second no-hitter in two days I was wondering which MLB pitcher will be the next one to go nine without allowing a hit. If I were a betting man my money would be on Matt Harvey, Homer Bailey, Clayton Kershaw or Chris Sale, but as you know I'm a man of the people. So I want to know what the people of Ranker think, who do you think will be the next pitcher to go nine without allowing a hit, I put 20 pitchers that I think all have a chance of doing the unthinkable, but if you think I left someone out, add them in. Enjoy!


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    Clayton Kershaw
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    Clayton Kershaw is a dominant left-handed American who pitches for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton is one of the top young pitchers in the game, he won the Triple Crown for pitching in 2011, it's just a matter of time before he throws a perfect game or a no-hitter.
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    Felix Hernanadez is a dominant right-handed Venezuelan who pitches for the Seattle Mariners. King Felix has alredy thrown one perfect game, and I wouldn't be surprised if he throws another one. 
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    Chris Sale is a dominant left-handed American who pitches for the Chicago White Sox. Chris Sale pitching repertoire is NASTY, earlier this season he pitched a one hit shutout, with the lone hit coming from Mike Trout, it's just a matter of time before Chris doesn't allow any hits. 
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    Matt Harvey
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    Matt Harvey is a dominant right-handed American who pitches for the New York Mets. Matt Harvey has had two no-hitters broken up in the sixth inning twice already in his young career. It's just a matter of time till he is able to go through all nine without allowing a hit.
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    Stephen Strasburg is a dominant right-handed American who pitches for the Washington Nationals. Stephen Strasburg's stuff is filthy with a capital F, it's just a matter of time before he throws a perfect game or a no-hitter.
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    Madison Bumgarner
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    Madison Bumgarner is a left-handed American who pitches for the San Francisco Giants. Another top young pitcher, who has a chance to go nine without allowing a hit every time he takes the mound.
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    Julio Teheran is a right-handed Colombian who pitches for the Atlanta Braves. Julio Teheran is finally starting to come into his own as a pitcher. Earlier this season Julio had a no-hit bid broken up in the seventh inning.
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    Homer Bailey is a right-handed American who pitches for the Cincinnati Reds. Homer Bailey is one of the top young pitchers in the game and he has already thrown two no-hitters in his career. I wouldn't be surprised if he throws another one this year.
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    David Price is a left-handed American who pitches for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. When David Price is on there are very few pitchers that are as dominant as he is, before his career is over, I expect he will have a perfect game or a no-hitter next to his name.
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    Adam Wainwright is a dominant right-handed American who pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals. Another pitcher who has a chance to throw a perfect game or no-hitter anytime he takes the mound. 
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    Hisashi Iwakuma is a right-handed Japanese pitcher who pitches for the Seattle Mariners. There's always a chance that he can go nine without allowing a hit.
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    Justin Verlander is a dominant right-handed American who pitches for the Detroit Tigers. Justin is one of the most feared pitchers in the game, and he has already thrown two no-hitters.
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    Yu Darvish is a right-handed Japanese pitcher who pitches for the Texas Rangers. One of the best young pitchers in the game, when Yu is on, there is always a chance that he could throw a perfect game or a no-hitter.
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    Max Scherzer is a dominant right-handed American who pitches for the Detroit Tigers. Anytime a starting pitcher has a arm that can throw a controlled fastball in the mid to upper 90's, there is always a chance that he can go nine without allowing a hit.
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    Mike Minor is a left-handed American who pitches for the Atlanta Braves. Mike is my dark horse pick on this list, if he can ever put it all together and get a little bit of luck, he could go nine without allowing a hit.
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    Matt Cain is a right-handed American who pitches for the San Francisco Giants. Even with his struggles this season, Matt Cain still has the ability to twirl a no-hitter every time he toes the rubber. He has already thrown a perfect game in his career.
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    Cole Hamels is a left-handed American who pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies. When Cole Hamels is pitching like Cole Hamels his stuff is just downright nasty, I'd be very surprised if he doesn't throw a perfect game or no-hitter before his career is over. 
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    Cliff Lee is a dominant left-handed American who pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies. Even though he is 34, Cliff Lee is still pitching at a very high level, with his devastating stuff there is always a chance that he will throw a perfect game or a no-hitter.
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    Jered Weaver is a right-handed American who pitches for the Los Angeles Angels. When Jered is healthy, he is one of the best pitchers in the game, and he has already thrown one no-hitter in his career.
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    Clay Buchholz
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    Clay Buchholz is a right-handed American who pitches for the Boston Red Sox. Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in just his second major league start, if he can stay healthy, there's always a chance that he can throw another one.
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