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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49 18
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

2
40 16
Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Tampa Bay Rays

3
48 24
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

4
31 13
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants

5
29 12
Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Milwaukee Brewers

6
29 13
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Seattle Mariners

7
25 10
David Price is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

8
27 13
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Houston Astros

9
23 12
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

10
23 13
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks

11
11 4
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

12
15 8
J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Toronto Blue Jays

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

14
16 10
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

15
19 13
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Colorado Rockies

16
22 16
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

17
17 12
Sean Manaea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Manaea Oakland Athletics

18
15 11
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

19
14 10
Sean Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

20
10 6
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago White Sox

21
8 4
Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

22
18 15
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

23
16 13
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

24
10 7
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

25
8 5
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kansas City Royals