ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS

Starting Pitchers

Rankings
1
Walter Johnson
Won over 400 games for mediocre teams mostly. Fastest thrower of his era by wide margin.
2
Bob Feller
Missed four years to WWII, yet still posted eye-popping numbers, three no-hitters.
3
Tom Seaver
Not far behind the three directly above him. Heavy fastball.
4
Lefty Grove
A+ fastball and curveball. Tough competitor who hated to lose. Won nine ERA titles, seven K titles.
5
Randy Johnson
Greatest left-hander since Carlton; a delivery much like Grove.
6
Pete Alexander
Hard-living, hard-throwing, excellent control and durability.
7
Greg Maddux
Smart pitcher, softest tosser on list next to Knucksie.
8
Warren Spahn
Amazing career that didnt really get rolling until he was in early 30s.
9
Bob Gibson
At his peak as good as any pitcher ever. Best post-season performer in history of the game.
10
Roger Clemens
Ranks where he would fit in had he not suddenly turned his career around in his mid-to-late 30s in Toronto and New York using something other than natural ability. A great pitcher before that, though.
11
C. Mathewson
Best pitcher prior to Johnson, had famous fadeaway (screwball), great control.
12
Phil Niekro
Brilliant on the mound using all his weapons: knuckler, fastball, change.
13
Bert Blyleven
14
Steve Carlton
Career value nudges him ahead of Koufax.
15
Gaylord Perry
Ranks very well among the greats; was hard thrower; had spitter, control.
16
Pedro Martinez
Best pitcher of the steroid era; dominated with fastball and control.
17
Robin Roberts
Kept runners off base, threw hard, won games year after year.
18
Fergie Jenkins
19
Curt Schilling
20
Mike Mussina
21
Eddie Plank
22
Ed Walsh
Best pitcher in AL before Johnson; threw hard and kept runs off the board.
23
Tom Glavine
24
Nolan Ryan
25
Jim Palmer
26
Wes Ferrell
27
Hal Newhouser
28
Roy Halladay
29
Juan Marichal
Underrated, he had excellent SO/BB ratio, ERA.
30
Carl Hubbell
31
Rick Reuschel
32
Kevin Brown
33
Ted Lyons
34
Don Drysdale
35
Red Ruffing
36
Luis Tiant
37
Stan Coveleski
38
Dazzy Vance
39
Jim Bunning
40
John Smoltz
41
David Cone
42
Red Faber
43
Rube Waddell
44
Vic Willis
45
Urban Shocker
46
Bret Saberhagen
47
Dave Stieb
48
Don Sutton
49
Early Wynn
50
Eddie Cicotte