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Who is the best MLB starting pitcher of the 2014 season? This list includes pitchers from teams in both the American and National League. Starting pitchers need to a have strong arm and live pitches. They are responsible for nearly every play of the game and preventing runs. This list has been ranked by baseball fans with the best major league starting 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 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 starting pitchers of 2014 on this list include players such as Yu Darvish, Clayton Kershaw, and Felix Hernandez. The best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball are all supremely talented at getting batters out in all situations. Through 162 games these best starting pitchers will help their teams jockey for post-season position.

Vote up the best starting pitchers of the 2014 Major League season or add the pitcher you would want throwing out the opening pitches if he isn't already on the list.
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1
34 11
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Dodgers

2
26 9
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Tigers

3
22 8
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Rangers

4
18 6
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Dodgers

5
20 8
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Nationals

6
23 11
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Mariners

7
15 5
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Phillies

8
13 4
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Reds

9
16 7
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Chicago White Sox

10
14 6
David Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Rays

11
15 7
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Yankees

12
17 10
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Tigers

13
12 6
Aníbal Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Tigers

14
13 7
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014

15
17 11
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher - Cardinals

16
10 5
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Dodgers

17
12 7
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Royals

18
10 5
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Nationals

19
13 8
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Giants

20
10 6
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Nationals

21
7 3
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Pirates

22
8 5
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Athletics

23
8 5
Michael Wacha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Cardinals

24
8 5
Doug Fister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Nationals

25
7 4
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Pitcher - Cubs

26
7 4
Hisashi Iwakuma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Mariners

27
6 4
Shelby Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Cardinals

28
7 6
Gerrit Cole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Pirates

29
7 6
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Phillies

30
6 5
Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Rays

31
9 9
Matt Cain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Giants

32
7 7
Homer Bailey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Reds

33
6 7
Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher - Angels

34
6 7
Mat Latos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Reds

35
3 4
Danny Salazar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Indians

36
5 8
Alex Cobb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Rays

37
3 6
Julio Teherán is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Braves

38
3 7
Alex Wood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Braves

39
4 9
Mike Minor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher - Braves

40
3 8
Andrew Cashner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Padres

41
3 8
Anthony Cingrani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
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