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Top 25 Starting Pitchers After Week 8

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Week eight of the MLB season is already in the books and it's time to look ahead to the month of June and the dog days of summer. The sports world will be focusing on baseball for the remainder of the summer once NBA and NHL are done and fantasy baseball owners will be turning their full attention to their teams.

Let's take a look at the top 25 starting pitchers after week eight.

25. Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

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25. Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 0
ERA: 2.08
Strikeouts: 6
WHIP: 0.85
Innings: 13.0

24. Daisuke Matsuzaka, New York Mets

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24. Daisuke Matsuzaka, New York Mets

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 2.08
Strikeouts: 7
WHIP: 0.69
Innings: 8.2

23. Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals

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23. Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 0
ERA: 1.42
Strikeouts: 6
WHIP: 1.26
Innings: 6.1

22. Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

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22. Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 0
ERA: 1.13
Strikeouts: 3
WHIP: 0.88
Innings: 8.0

21. Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds

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21. Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.29
Strikeouts: 6
WHIP: 0.86
Innings: 7.0

20. Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels

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20. Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.93
Strikeouts: 14
WHIP: 1.07
Innings: 14.0

19. Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs

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19. Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.50
Strikeouts: 7
WHIP: 0.83
Innings: 6.0

18. John Danks, Chicago White Sox

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18. John Danks, Chicago White Sox

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 0
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 4
WHIP: 8.0
Innings: 0.38

17. Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays

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17. Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 0
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 11
WHIP: 1.33
Innings: 6.0

16. Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers

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16. Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 2.57
Strikeouts: 12
WHIP: 0.93
Innings: 14.0

15. Nathan Eovaldi, Miami Marlins

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15. Nathan Eovaldi, Miami Marlins

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 2.19
Strikeouts: 7
WHIP: 1.22
Innings: 12.1

14. Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

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14. Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.93
Strikeouts: 13
WHIP: 14.0
Innings: 0.86

13. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

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13. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 9
WHIP: 0.83
Innings: 6.0

12. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

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12. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 10
WHIP: 0.17
Innings: 6.0

11. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

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11. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 9
WHIP: 1.00
Innings: 7.0

10. Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels

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10. Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.00
Strikeouts: 5
WHIP: 0.33
Innings: 9.0

9. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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9. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 1.13
Strikeouts: 9
WHIP: 0.75
Innings: 8.0

8. Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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8. Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 2.84
Strikeouts: 3
WHIP: 1.26
Innings: 12.2

7. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

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7. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 2.77
Strikeouts: 16
WHIP: 0.92
Innings: 13.0

6. Doug Fister, Washington Nationals

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6. Doug Fister, Washington Nationals

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 2.19
Strikeouts: 9
WHIP: 1.05
Innings: 12.1

5. Tommy Milone, Oakland Athletics

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5. Tommy Milone, Oakland Athletics

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 1.46
Strikeouts: 9
WHIP: 0.97
Innings: 12.1

4. Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

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4. Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 1.08
Strikeouts: 14
WHIP: 0.44
Innings: 17.2

3. Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants

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3. Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 1
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 7
WHIP: 0.60
Innings: 6.2

2. Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves

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2. Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 15
WHIP: 0.87
Innings: 15.0

1. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

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1. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

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Stats from week eight of play:

Wins: 2
ERA: 0.00
Strikeouts: 21
WHIP: 0.41
Innings: 17.0

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