ESPN currently has a poll up on the homepage asking it’s readers, “Who is the best pitcher in baseball right now?”
With over 48,000 votes submitted when I write this, Felix Hernandez has a clear lead, receiving 38% of the vote. Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg are tied for second, each having 21% of the votes.
“Someone else” has 14% and Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw is fifth having been voted the top pitcher 6% of the time.
We here in Seattle are obviously in love with our ace, and easily see him as the best pitcher in all of baseball. It’s nice to see that the rest of the nation sees what we see and can recognize King Felix’s talents.