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The Top 10 Active MLB Pitchers In Win Percentage

Jered Weaver is the ace of the staff for the Angels, but has had issues avoiding the disabled last year. When healthy, Weaver is one of the best pitchers in the AL. He was 11 - 8 last year for the Halos, while sporting a 3.277 ERA in 154.1 innings pitched.  In 2012, he fared much better putting up an AL Leading 20 wins against just 5 losses for an .800 Win PCTG.  Despite just a .579 mark in 2013, he took the reigns of Active Win PCTG once Ropy Halladay hung up his cleats for good.  Weaver is 113 - 60 (.6531%) for his 8 year career so far, with a 3.24 ERA.

Jered Weaver is the ace of the staff for the Angels, but has had issues avoiding the disabled last year. When healthy, Weaver is one of the best pitchers in the AL. He was 11 – 8 last year for the Halos, while sporting a 3.277 ERA in 154.1 innings pitched. In 2012, he fared much better putting up an AL Leading 20 wins against just 5 losses for an .800 Win PCTG. Despite just a .579 mark in 2013, he took the reigns of Active Win PCTG once Ropy Halladay hung up his cleats for good. Weaver is 113 – 60 (.6531%) for his 8 year career so far, with a 3.24 ERA.    Weaver is signed for the next 3 years, and will collect $54 MIL for his efforts – including a full no-trade clause from the Angels.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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I think people might be a little surprised to see that Jered Weaver was atop on this list.  Last year, Roy Halladay held the mark, but as soon as he retired, it immediately fell to Weaver.

With Andy Pettitte also taking off of his cleats for the last time, we see 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer also enter the top 10 list with his .6186 Win Percentage.

Just on the outside looking in is Cliff Lee at 11th (.6178) and another guy who you might not expect is Yovani Gallardo at (.6045).

If Roy Oswalt were to sign with a team – instead of possibly retiring, I will re-insert him into the list.

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Lester had started his career 61-26 (.709) before he has pitched to a 39 - 30 record the between the 2011 and 2012 seasons (.565).  Lester went from leading the active pitchers in Winning Percentage = to now being in 5th.  If he doesn't win Game #1 for Boston, the Red Sox would become the underdogs for the remainder of the World Series.  Lester is 4 - 4, with a 2.49 ERA in 11 Games for Boston throughout his playoff Career,

Lester had started his career 61-26 (.709) before he has pitched to a 39 – 30 record the between the 2011 and 2012 seasons (.565). Lester went from leading the active pitchers in Winning Percentage = to now being in 5th. Lester rebounded with a 15 – 9 campaign during the 2013 season (.652 Win Percentage).  The 30 Year Old LHP. from Tacoma, WA – is in the last year of his contract – and will be able to cash in greatly with a big season in his walk year.

Chris Carpenter is the other player who has recently retired, and therefore.

Jon Lester was once at the top of this list a few years ago, before a troublesome 2012 campaign of 9 – 14 – ousted him from the top.

One has to wonder whether Johan Santana will ever be able to throw another inning of competitive ball again in the Majors.  He is trying to sign a deal with a team, but has had 2 devastating shoulder injuries.

Jered Weaver ranks just 23rd ALL – Time for this category in the Major Leagues.

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Pedro Martinez was an incredible 117-37 (.760) with a 2.52 ERA (during the Steroid era tough AL East) with 3 AL Cy Young's and 4 other top 4 finishes in his 8 years with the Red Sox.  He won the World Series with the BoSox in 2004.

Pedro Martinez was an incredible 117-37 (.760) with a 2.52 ERA (during the Steroid era tough AL East) with 3 AL Cy Young’s and 4 other top 4 finishes in his 8 years with the Red Sox. He won the World Series with the BoSox in 2004.  Martinez has the best Winning Percentage in the Major Leagues since Whitey Ford threw for the New York Yankees.  The longtime RHP is up for election in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 for the 1st time.

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