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The Best Current MLB Pitchers

Updated April 24, 2020 71.6k votes 7.9k voters 107.4k views116 items

List RulesOnly active pitchers. No minor leaguers or recently retired players

Who are the best current MLB pitchers? Who's the most dominant pitcher of the entire season? That remains to be seen, but for now, these pitchers are among the best. They are also among the best current baseball players. Vote for the current MLB pitchers you believe are the best, vote down any who aren't performing well and feel free to add new potential breakout stars, too. You can also re-rank this list in any order you choose.

Any list of the best current MLB pitchers should include one of the highest paid pitchers in the MLB, Justin Verlander. Other great starters on the list include Clayton Kershaw (one of the best left-handed pitchers), Zack Greinke, and the Phillies' Jake Arrietta. But this list is not limited to the best starting pitchers. Closers like Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman, and Trevor Rosenthal deserve as much credit to their teams’s success as anyone on the starting rotation. 

That's what this list is about: The MLB pitchers that you think are worth the big bucks, because they are, quite simply, the best. Will any of the current good MLB pitchers on this list ultimately wind up on a list of the greatest baseball players of all time? For now, cast your votes for who you think are the best pitchers in baseball right now.

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  • Zach Britton26
    85
    69

    Zach Britton

    New York Yankees

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePanorama City, Los Angeles, California

    BatsLeft

  • Jack Flaherty27
    78
    19

    Jack Flaherty

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

  • Shelby Miller28
  • Patrick Corbin29
    150
    89

    Patrick Corbin

    Washington Nationals

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceClay, New York

    BatsLeft

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  • Yu Darvish30
    509
    754

    Yu Darvish

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionStarting Pitcher

    NationalityJapan

    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    BatsRight-handed

  • Walker Buehler31
    63
    12

    Walker Buehler

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

  • Zack Wheeler32
    208
    254

    Zack Wheeler

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSmyrna, Georgia

    BatsLeft

  • Carlos Carrasco33
    169
    147

    Carlos Carrasco

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceBarquisimeto, Venezuela

    BatsRight

  • Mike Leake34
    109
    122

    Mike Leake

    Seattle Mariners

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    BatsRight-handed

  • Brett Cecil35
  • José Berríos36
    57
    22

    José Berríos

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityPuerto Rican

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

  • Dellin Betances37
    231
    247

    Dellin Betances

    New York Mets

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York

    BatsRight-handed

  • Matt Moore38

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  • Tyler Clippard39
    89
    122

    Tyler Clippard

    Washington Nationals, New York Yankees

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    BatsRight-handed

  • Roberto Osuna40
    101
    124

    Roberto Osuna

    Houston Astros

    PositionPitcher

    BatsRight

  • CC Sabathia41
    195
    240

    CC Sabathia

    New York Yankees

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Yovani Gallardo42
    79
    118

    Yovani Gallardo

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityMexico

    BirthplacePenjamillo, Mexico

    BatsRight-handed

  • Corey Knebel43
  • Shane Bieber44
    11
    0

    Shane Bieber

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BatsRight

  • Adam Wainwright45
    462
    798

    Adam Wainwright

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionRelief pitcher, Starting pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBrunswick, Georgia, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

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  • Jake Odorizzi46
    75
    133

    Jake Odorizzi

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceHighland, Illinois

    BatsRight

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  • Jeremy Jeffress47
  • Zach Davies48
  • Steven Matz49
    81
    121

    Steven Matz

    New York Mets

    PositionStarting Pitcher

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, NY

    BatsRight

  • David Price50
    646
    1,126

    David Price

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, Tennessee

    BatsLeft-handed

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