CineSportsTalk vs MLB Network: 2015 Top 10 Starting Pitchers

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Every year MLB Network runs down their list of “Top 10 Right Now” at each position. They do it a few different ways. First, they use their machine called the “Shredder.” The Shredder takes all of the human factor out of it and goes based solely on numbers alone. They rank each position in that manner and use both offensive numbers as well as defensive numbers. Then the host of the show, Brian Kenny, gets his chance to count them down and then the special guest host for that particular countdown gets their say.

We will start with the Shredder, Brian Kenny and the special guest host and then move on to Steve, Scott and the Sportz Nutt from CineSportsTalk! Here we go and let us know what you think!

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Steve’s Top 10

10. Zack Greinke

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Who would have ever thought this shy guy would be pitching in the City of Angels? He is a number one on so many other teams, but he has a certain beast ahead of him in the rotation.

9. Johnny Cueto

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20 wins. Who knew? He is an injury threat and changes his delivery all the time, but there are few I would rather have than Mr. Cueto.

8. Matt Harvey

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The talk of the town in New York City, Harvey could be flirting with a top 3 spot next year with a strong bounce back from the dreaded Tommy John surgery.

7. Corey Kluber

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The least sexy name on this list, but all he did last year was win the Cy Young in the American League and strike out 269 hitters. Legit? 2015 will give us that answer.

6. David Price

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An ace that is in for a huge payday now that Scherzer is gone.

5. Max Scherzer

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The $210 million man. This signing with the Nats hurt my soul. He has a lot of pressure on him to deliver because of the money, but a lot of other guys to rely on. Nice eyes. Freak.

4. Madison Bumgarner

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This guy can flat out pitch. Did you see what he did in the playoffs last year? Pff…

3. Chris Sale

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Another beast from the left side. This guy will strike out a ton of guys and I wouldn’t be surprised if he reaches 20 wins this year.

2. Felix Hernandez

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He is known as The King for a reason. I would love to see what he can do in the playoffs. In 2015, that is a possibility for the Mariners.

1. Clayton Kershaw

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This guy is a freak of nature. I’m so happy he doesn’t play in the Mets division. Imagine having to face this guy 5 or 6 times a season? Sorry to the rest of the NL West.

Scott’s Top 10

10. Jose Fernandez

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A healthy Jose Fernandez could easily be in the top 3 of this list.

9. Zack Greinke

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Is there a better number 2 pitcher in the game?

8. Corey Kluber

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One hit wonder? I don’t think so. What a dominant 2014.

7. David Price

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Could easily win the AL CY Young award if he plays to potential.

6. Chris Sale

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There is no ceiling for Chris Sale. When he is on he is un-hit-table.

5. Stephen Strasburg

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Dominant at times, need to see more consistency.

4. Madison Bumgarner

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Keeps on getting better.

3. Max Scherzer

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I love Scherzer in the NL. Should mow down batters.

2. King Felix

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The most dominant pitcher in the AL.

1. Clayton Kershaw

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The Mike Trout of picthers.

The Sportz Nutt’s Top 10

10. Cole Hamels

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Look for his value to skyrocket once he’s traded to Boston or the Yankees.

9. Corey Kluber

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Prove me more than once you’re elite Corey.

8. Stephen Strasburg

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Speaking of hurts, hopefully he stays healthy, but I’m not counting on it.

7. Johnny Cueto

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So under-rated it hurts.

6. David Price

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Good ballpark, great team, more wins.

5. Chris Sale

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Love a lot of what’s happening in Chicago, just hope there are no lingering effects from recent injury.

4. Madison Bumgarner

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Could easily slide down the ladder, as he worked A LOT of innings last season, and the Giants are usually careful the following season after playoff run.

3. Max Scherzer

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Moves from AL to NL and the weakest division in baseball. Stud.

2. Felix Hernandez

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My favorite pitcher of the group, he is now entering the prime of his career. Scary.

1. Clayton Kershaw

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Still in a world of his own.