Top of the Rotation! Baseball’s Top Strikeout Pitchers

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Most professional sports are a team effort. But, in baseball, the pitcher is really where the action is. Here are the game’s most dominant pitchers in 2016 (so far) as measured by Strikeouts (K) per 9 innings pitched. Play ball!
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Zack Greinke

13 seasons, 32. 8.1046 K/9IP
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Jeff Samardzija

9 seasons, 31. 8.1779 K/9IP
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Yovani Gallardo

10 seasons, 30. 8.1815 K/9IP
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Bud Norris

8 seasons, 31. 8.2316 K/9IP
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Ubaldo Jimenez

11 seasons, 32. 8.2655 K/9IP
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Justin Verlander

12 seasons, 33. 8.2977 K/9IP
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Ian Kennedy

10 seasons, 31. 8.3104 K/9IP
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Jon Lester

11 seasons, 32. 8.3129 K/9IP
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Jake Peavy

15 seasons, 35. 8.386 K/9IP
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Felix Hernandez

12 seasons, 30. 8.4887 K/9IP
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Scott Kazmir

12 seasons, 32. 8.5436 K/9IP
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Cole Hamels

11 seasons, 32. 8.609 K/9IP
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David Price

9 seasons, 30. 8.6818 K/9IP
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Madison Bumgarner

8 seasons, 26, 8.7739 K/9IP
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Gio Gonzalez

9 seasons, 30. 8.7741 K/9IP
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Francisco Liriano

11 seasons, 32. 9.2794 K/9IP
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Oliver Perez

14 seasons, 34. 9.4217 K/9IP
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Clayton Kershaw

9 seasons, 28. 9.8069 K/9IP. Also No. 1 ERA 2.405
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Max Scherzer

9 seasons, 31. 9.8467 K/9IP
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