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Here's something to jazz up your baseball debates: a ranking of the top starting pitchers in the major leagues. These rankings (which include postseason performances) will be updated every morning, though we'll show each pitcher's rank as of April 1st of each year (that's the "Started Season" column).  If you're interested in how we put this together, read about Bill's concept in this article.


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Starting Pitcher Rankings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings: 8/11/2015

Rank Started
Season
Name Current
Score
1 1 Clayton Kershaw 609.5
2 4 Max Scherzer 577.9
3 10 Zack Greinke 571.6
4 5 David Price 568.0
5 9 Johnny Cueto 556.0
6 6 Chris Sale 550.3
7 2 Madison Bumgarner 546.9
8 3 Felix Hernandez 542.0
9 13 Corey Kluber 538.9
10 7 Jon Lester 531.7
11 42 Sonny Gray 528.8
12 8 Cole Hamels 519.7
13 63 Jake Arrieta 517.0
14 45 Chris Archer 514.4
15 55 Dallas Keuchel 513.6
16 12 Jordan Zimmermann 505.5
17 17 James Shields 503.9
18 29 Francisco Liriano 502.2
19 20 Lance Lynn 502.2
20 16 R.A. Dickey 502.0
21 94 Jacob Degrom 496.9
22 34 John Lackey 492.1
23 27 Jose Quintana 489.9
24 88 Scott Kazmir 486.9
25 58 Shelby Miller 484.8
26 18 Jeff Samardzija 484.3
27 82 Gerrit Cole 483.3
28 50 Tyson Ross 482.9
29 11 Adam Wainwright 482.5
30 22 Gio Gonzalez 482.4
31 40 Mark Buehrle 480.1
32 52 Wei-Yin Chen 477.5
33 24 Chris Tillman 476.7
34 46 Mike Leake 476.2
35 48 Edinson Volquez 475.7
36 61 Jason Hammel 474.5
37 14 Stephen Strasburg 472.1
38 38 Yovani Gallardo 468.6
39 47 Dan Haren 468.2
40 25 Phil Hughes 466.2
41 71 Clay Buchholz 463.7
42 44 Anibal Sanchez 463.5
43 15 Jered Weaver 463.1
44 31 Julio Teheran 461.8
45 57 C.J. Wilson 461.2
46 36 Ian Kennedy 460.6
47 70 Ubaldo Jimenez 459.7
48 53 A.J. Burnett 459.3
49 43 Jorge de la Rosa 458.4
50 76 Garrett Richards 457.8
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