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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76 26
Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Tampa Bay Rays

2
80 36
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

3
52 21
Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Milwaukee Brewers

4
81 43
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

5
46 24
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Seattle Mariners

6
49 28
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants

7
38 22
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks

8
37 22
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

9
23 11
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres

10
38 26
David Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

11
27 18
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

12
19 12
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates

13
35 28
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Houston Astros

14
23 17
J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Toronto Blue Jays

15
28 23
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Colorado Rockies

16
18 13
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals

17
27 23
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

18
21 17
Sean Newcomb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

19
21 18
Zach Britton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

20
14 11
Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox

21
27 25
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs

22
20 18
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers

23
15 15
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago White Sox

24
25 27
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees

25
21 23
Sean Manaea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Sean Manaea Oakland Athletics