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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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33 11
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Clayton Kershaw Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Dodgers

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2
25 8
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Tigers

3
21 8
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Rangers

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

5
23 11
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Félix Hernández Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Mariners

6
19 8
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Stephen Strasburg Pitcher - Nationals

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

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

9
14 6
David Price is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
David Price Pitcher - Rays

10
15 7
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Chris Sale Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Chicago White Sox

11
14 7
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Masahiro Tanaka Pitcher - Yankees

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

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

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

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10 5
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Gio Gonzalez Pitcher - Nationals

18
13 8
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Madison Bumgarner Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Giants

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12 7
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
James Shields Pitcher - Royals

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

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

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8 5
Michael Wacha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Michael Wacha Cardinals

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8 5
Doug Fister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Doug Fister Starting pitcher - Nationals

24
7 4
Hisashi Iwakuma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Hisashi Iwakuma Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Mariners

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

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6 4
Shelby Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Shelby Miller Pitcher - Cardinals

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7 6
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Cole Hamels Pitcher - Phillies

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

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6 5
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Sonny Gray Pitcher - Athletics

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

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

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

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6 7
Mat Latos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Mat Latos Starting pitcher, Pitcher - Reds

34
6 7
Jered Weaver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Jered Weaver Starting pitcher - Angels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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