Winning 300 games is no joke; once the mark of a Hall of famer, it’s an extreme goal now. Likewise, pitchers who get 200-inning seasons are considered workhorses these days—a huge change in perception from the 1970s.—SHF
Who is the active pitcher most likely to win 300 games?
Since Randy Johnson became the last 300 game winner, there’s been a lot of talk that we may have seen the last 300 game winner for at least the next couple of decades. I don’t agree. I think at least one active pitcher will win 300 for reasons I’ll elaborate on below.
At any rate, here is the list of the thirteen most likely candidates, based on their current win totals (and ages this past season).
Jamie Moyer 269 (49); Andy Pettitte 245 (40); Roy Halladay 199 (35); Tim Hudson 197 (36); CC Sabathia 191 (31); Mark Buerhle 174 (33); Justin Verlander 124 (29); Jered Weaver 102 (29); Felix Hernandez 98 (26); Cole Hamels/Zack Greinke 91 (28); Matt Cain 85 (27); Clayton Kershaw 61 (24).
For comparison purposes, here are the win totals for each of the last four…
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