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

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

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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
CC Sabathia New York Yankees

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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Cole Hamels Chicago Cubs

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Sean Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

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Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Jon Lester Chicago Cubs

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Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Kyle Freeland Colorado Rockies

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

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

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James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
James Paxton Seattle Mariners

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

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Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Hyun-jin Ryu Los Angeles Dodgers

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Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays

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Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Patrick Corbin Arizona Diamondbacks

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

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Andrew Heaney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Andrew Heaney Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Felipe Vazquez Pittsburgh Pirates

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Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Mike Minor Texas Rangers

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

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David Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
David Price Boston Red Sox

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Marco Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Marco Gonzales Seattle Mariners

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Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Alex Wood Los Angeles Dodgers

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

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Will Smith San Francisco Giants

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Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Gio Gonzalez Washington Nationals

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Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers

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J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
J. A. Happ Toronto Blue Jays

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Zach Britton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Zach Britton New York Yankees

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Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Doolittle Washington Nationals

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Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Brad Hand San Diego Padres

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Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Danny Duffy Kansas City Royals

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