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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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Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - LA Dodgers

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

3
45 21
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Madison Bumgarner 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
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Detroit Tgiers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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19 21
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Cliff Lee Starting pitcher - Philadelphia Phillies

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

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James Shields is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
James Shields Pitcher - Kansas City Royals

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

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19 24
Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Jered Weaver Starting pitcher - Los Angeles Angels

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Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Aroldis Chapman Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9 16
Mat Latos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Pitchers of 2014
Mat Latos Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Cincinnati Reds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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