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.