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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153 71
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox
2
156 73
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
117 49
Josh Hader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Milwaukee Brewers
4
130 63
Blake Snell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Tampa Bay Rays
5
88 46
James Paxton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Seattle Mariners
6
84 44
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees
7
70 40
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers
8
87 55
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Francisco Giants
9
67 45
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks
10
65 46
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Houston Astros
11
58 42
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs
12
59 44
Jon Lester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago Cubs
13
68 53
David Price is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox
14
37 25
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Washington Nationals
15
39 29
Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Boston Red Sox
16
53 44
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees
17
45 36
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
San Diego Padres
18
29 20
Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Texas Rangers
19
38 32
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates
20
40 36
Zach Britton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
New York Yankees
21
43 40
Kyle Freeland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Colorado Rockies
22
35 34
José Quintana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Chicago White Sox
23
36 36
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Los Angeles Dodgers
24
24 23
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Will Smith San Francisco Giants
25
40 42
J. A. Happ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Left-Handed Pitchers Currently in the MLB
Toronto Blue Jays