Current Sports The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB  

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Left-handed pitchers have long been the downfall of a many a batter in baseball. Whether batters struggle to locate the ball before it leaves the pitcher's hand or those curveballs coming from the opposite side are just too tough to hit, lefties often dominate from the mound. Moreover, the best left-handed pitchers in baseball right now are some of the top pitchers in the game, period. From starting aces to lights-out closers, these southpaws are serious forces to be reckoned with–and they prove it pitch after pitch.

When you think of the best current left-handed pitchers, you think Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, and CC Sabathia. Sure, there are plenty of other dominate lefties on the mound right now, but these three have been running things for years. Nevertheless, fellow left handers like David Price, Madison Bumgarner, and Dallas Keuchel are all equally as feared by batters—and many of these guys could go down as the greatest left-handed pitchers ever. Of all these aces, however, who do you think is the best lefty pitcher currently playing in the MLB? Could they join the ranks of best pitchers of all time?

Check out the list of current left-handed MLB pitchers below and vote up the hurlers you think are at the top of their class. You can also add other lefties to the list if you think they deserve it.

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33 15
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

2
27 11
Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

3
30 14
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

4
20 7
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Seattle Mariners

5
20 9
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants

6
16 6
Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers

7
17 8
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks

8
13 5
Sean Manaea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Manaea Oakland Athletics

9
12 6
David Price is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

10
16 11
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

11
10 5
J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Toronto Blue Jays

12
15 10
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Houston Astros

13
6 1
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

14
13 8
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

15
14 10
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kyle Freeland Colorado Rockies

16
11 7
Sean Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

17
9 5
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

18
11 8
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

19
10 7
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

20
7 4
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

21
6 3
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

22
3 0
Jordan Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Jordan Montgomery New York Yankees

23
6 4
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kansas City Royals

24
6 4
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago White Sox

25
3 1
Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

26
8 7
Zach Britton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

27
6 5
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates

28
2 1
Alex Claudio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Alex Claudio Texas Rangers

29
2 1
Hector Santiago is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Hector Santiago Chicago White Sox

30
11 11
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

31
5 5
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Will Smith San Francisco Giants

32
1 1
Rich Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

33
1 1
Tony Watson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates

34
6 7
Marco Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Marco Gonzales Seattle Mariners

35
5 6
Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Texas Rangers

36
1 2
Chasen Shreve is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chasen Shreve New York Yankees

37
1 2
Justin Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates

38
4 6
Clayton Richard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

39
3 5
Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

40
0 2
Steven Matz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB

41
0 2
Wei-Yin Chen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Baltimore Orioles

42
0 2
Yusei Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Yusei Kikuchi

43
0 2
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Tampa Bay Rays

44
3 7
Derek Holland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants