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Ranking the 11 Most Dominant Pitchers in MLB Today
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Craig Kimbrel is arguably the most dominant closer in baseball.

There are a lot of great pitchers in baseball who find a variety of ways to get outs.

Justin Masterson was able to secure a 3.45 ERA this season, which was mostly due to his knack for inducing groundballs (he did so at a 58.0 percent rate in 2013). And Cliff Lee continued to hone his skills as a control artist, boasting a microscopic 1.29 walks per nine innings.

But when it comes to dominating opposing hitters, it’s a whole other ballgame. Hurlers like Matt Harvey, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, for instance, simply know how notch a strikeout. Whether it’s through blazing fastballs or crumpling change-ups, some select pitchers can't help but rack-up punch-outs.

Read on to see the 11 most dominant pitchers in MLB today.

 

All statistics sourced from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com.

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