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MLB The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014  

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List Rules Vote up the best MLB pitchers from the 2014 season.

Who is the best MLB pitcher of the 2014 season? It includes starters and relief pitchers from teams in both the American and National League. Pitchers set the pace of a game and are often the scapegoat or the hero because they are so central to each at bat. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best Major League Pitchers of 2014.

Major League Baseball is America’s pastime and from its pastoral beginnings, through to its professional urban setting today, it has always captured the imaginations and and hearts of fans. Baseball is a game many Americans played as kids, and for that reason it always holds a special place in the American zeitgeist. Opening day each spring is something many baseball fans count down to all year long.

The best pitchers of 2014 on this list include Felix Hernandez, Cliff Lee, Clayton Kershaw, and James Shields. The best pitchers in Major League Baseball are all talented, achieving a low ERA, high strikeout count, or large amount of wins. Through 162 games these best pitchers will help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the best MLB pitchers of the 2014 season or add the pitcher you think is the best in 2014 if he isn't already on the list.
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1
88 31
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher -

Los Angeles Dodgers

2
60 28
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners

3
45 22
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - San Francisco Giants

4
48 26
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Detroit Tgiers

5
41 21
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher -

Chicago White Sox

6
43 26
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Texas Rangers

7
34 20
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher - St. Louis Cardinals

8
39 25
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher -

Los Angeles Dodgers

9
43 30
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

10
31 21
David Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

11
28 20
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds

12
6 2
Tim Lincecum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
_VillasenorRudy added Starting pitcher, Pitcher -

San Francisco Giants

13
19 19
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

14
18 18
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Washington Nationals

15
20 22
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Miami Marlins

16
22 25
Hisashi Iwakuma is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Seattle Mariners

17
19 22
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

18
21 25
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Washington Nationals

19
16 19
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds

20
13 16
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Kansas City Royals

21
16 20
Aníbal Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Detroit Tigers

22
19 24
Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Los Angeles Angels

23
14 18
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Atlanta Braves

24
17 22
CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - New York Yankees

25
14 19
Matt Harvey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - New York Mets

26
13 18
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Chicago Cubs

27
16 22
Shelby Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - St. Louis Cardinals

28
16 22
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Los Angeles Angels

29
9 13
Chris Tillman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Baltimore Orioles

30
15 21
Hiroki Kuroda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher -

New York Yankees

31
14 20
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Washington Nationals

32
16 24
Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Boston Red Sox

33
9 17
Mat Latos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds

34
12 22
Homer Bailey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher -

Cincinnati Reds

35
9 18
Bartolo Colón is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - New York Mets

36
3 11
Nick Tepesch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
allfive5 added Pitcher -

Texas Rangers

37
7 18
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Pittsburgh Pirates

38
6 17
Patrick Corbin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Arizona Diamondbacks

39
2 10
Colby Lewis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
allfive5 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
6 20
A. J. Burnett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

41
4 16
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Tampa Bay Rays

42
8 24
Clay Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Boston Red Sox

43
3 24
Jorge de la Rosa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Colorado Rockies