RANKED: The Top 20 Starting Pitchers in Baseball

19. Stephen Strasburg — Washington Nationals


Another pitcher with immense potential, Strasburg is not higher on this list due to health concerns. Strasburg started last year on an absolute tear, going 10-0 into June before a back strain sent him to the DL. A subsequent elbow injury and second strain in September led to a complete shutdown. With an explosive fastball and increasingly devastating change-up, Strasburg has the stuff to be a top five pitcher in baseball. If he can stay healthy over the course of a season, there is a good chance he will join the upper echelon.

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