Top 10 Pitchers to Watch in the MLB

Here are the top 10 pitchers to watch in the MLB this season. We’ve got a few rookies and one or two veterans who are looking to have stronger seasons this year than they did last year.

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The Major League Baseball season is underway and there are a number of pitchers who are worth keeping an eye on. Here is a look at the top 10 pitchers to watch in the MLB this season.

10. Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

The MLB regular season may be over, but we still have the postseason to enjoy! I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the pitchers who are really making their mark on the game.

Here are my top 10 pitchers to watch:

1. Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

2. Jacob deGrom (New York Mets)

3. Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians)

4. Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants)

5. Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox)

6. Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals)

7. Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs)

8. Noah Syndergaard (New York Mets)

9. Jon Lester (Chicago Cubs)

10. Johnny Cueto (San Francisco Giants)

Baseball is the only sport where a player can dominate one day and then forget how to throw a strike the next. This year, there are many young pitchers who are looking to make their mark on the MLB. Here are 10 of those pitchers that you need to watch out for this season:

1) Jacob deGrom (Mets): The 26-year old righty had an incredible rookie campaign last year. He has some of the most electric stuff in baseball, including a fastball that can touch 98 mph and a wipeout slider that he commands well. He finished his rookie year with a 2.69 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings. Expect him to have another great season this year.

2) Gerrit Cole (Pirates): Cole is the ace of the Pirates’ rotation, and he should get more attention this season than he has his first two years in the MLB. His fastball can reach 100 mph, but he also has a devastating slider and curveball that he can use as well. Cole had an 11-5 record last year with a 3.65 ERA that should improve as he gets more experience in the big leagues.

3) Carlos Martinez (Cardinals): Martinez has some of the best stuff in baseball, but has struggled at

1. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

The young left-hander is coming off a breakout year and is one of the most promising young pitchers to watch in the MLB. He posted a 3.05 ERA in 214 innings last season and was a strong contender in the 2014 AL Cy Young race. At 6-foot-6, 180 pounds, the 25-year-old is a competitor on the mound who never backs down from a batter with his high 90’s fastball and devastating slider. He has also been named to two All Star teams in his 4 year career and will be looking to make it three this season. Sale is no doubt one of the games top pitchers and will be fun to watch this season and for seasons to come.

2. Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

The 26-year old righty came off Tommy John surgery in 2012 and had arguably his best season as a pro last year posting a 3.14 ERA in 215 innings and struck out over 10 batters per nine innings which ranked him second in all of baseball behind Clayton Kershaw. Strasburg took home NL Pitcher of the Month honors in April after going 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA while striking out 41 batters in 7 starts. Now fully healthy, he

1. Clayton Kershaw:

The 6’4 southpaw out of Dallas, Texas is coming off a career best season in which he won the NL Cy Young Award and the NL MVP for 2014. His numbers were astounding, he had a record of 21-3 with an ERA of 1.77 and 239 strikeouts. Kershaw is known for his nasty curveball but he also has a great fastball and slider to go along with it. Standing at 6’4 and weighing 225lbs, Kershaw uses his height to his advantage when delivering the ball from the mound. Kershaw is currently one of the most dominating pitchers in all of baseball, winning 3 straight Cy Young Awards from 2011-2013. He has been a 3x All-Star and was named NL Pitcher of the Month 4 times in 2014 alone. If Kershaw continues to pitch at this level look for him to be a shoe-in for Cooperstown when he retires. The Dodgers are hoping that they can get back into the World Series this year with Kershaw leading the way on the mound.

2. Felix Hernandez:

Hernandez went 15-6 last year and finished with an ERA of 2.14 and 214 strikeouts during the regular season; he also threw 2 complete

Baseball has always been a sport filled with statistics, starting with the first recorded game between the Knickerbockers and New York Baseball Club in 1845 which recorded the outs, runs, and fouls of each team. However, this data has now been taken to a whole new level with the help of advanced technology and innovative ideas.

Advanced statistics have changed the way baseball is viewed by fans, coaches, players, and scouts. With the amount of information available today, it’s easier than ever to analyze different aspects of the game. The use of advanced stats in baseball has created many new ways to think about how players perform on offense and defense while also impacting managerial decisions during games.

One recent example would be when Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Melvin decided to pull starter Sonny Gray after only four innings pitched during Game 5 against Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander (who had thrown 137 pitches) because his numbers showed that Gray gave up more runs than usual when facing left-handed batters as opposed to right-handed batters such as Miguel Cabrera who was due up next inning. Melvin’s decision ended up being correct as Gray allowed a home run off Cabrera which led him getting pulled from the game entirely due to poor performance from that point on.

Another example would be when Boston

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