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The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014  

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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
Clayton Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Dodgers
2
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Tigers
3
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Rangers
4
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Dodgers
5
Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Nationals
6
Félix Hernández is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Mariners
7
Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher
Phillies
8
Johnny Cueto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Reds
9
Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Chicago White Sox
10
David Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Rays
11
Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Yankees
12
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Tigers
13
Aníbal Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Tigers
14
José Fernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
15
Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher
Cardinals
16
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Dodgers
17
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Royals
18
Gio Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Nationals
19
Madison Bumgarner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Giants
20
Jordan Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Nationals
21
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Pirates
22
Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Athletics
23
Michael Wacha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Cardinals
24
Doug Fister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Starting pitcher
Nationals
25
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Starting Pitchers of 2014
Pitcher
Cubs