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The Best Current MLB Pitchers

Updated May 5, 2021 56.6k votes 8.4k voters 113.5k views130 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 2021 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 Cubs'' Jake Arrieta. But this list is not limited to the best starting pitchers. Closers like 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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