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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24 8
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

2
25 9
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

3
20 6
Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

4
16 4
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Seattle Mariners

5
15 5
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants

6
15 5
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks

7
10 5
Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers

8
9 4
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 8
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Houston Astros

10
13 10
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

11
10 7
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

12
8 5
David Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

13
7 4
J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Toronto Blue Jays

14
7 4
Zach Britton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

15
6 3
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

16
5 2
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

17
7 5
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

18
4 2
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kansas City Royals

19
4 2
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago White Sox

20
3 1
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

21
8 7
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

22
4 3
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates

23
4 3
Clayton Richard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

24
10 10
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kyle Freeland Colorado Rockies

25
9 9
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

26
7 7
Sean Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

27
6 6
Marco Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Marco Gonzales Seattle Mariners

28
3 3
Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Texas Rangers

29
3 3
Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

30
3 3
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Will Smith San Francisco Giants

31
2 3
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

32
2 5
Derek Holland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants