Whether you’re looking for a reliable pitcher with extensive playoff experience like Kershaw or Verlander, or a young gun with sky-high potential like Bieber or Soroka, having a dominant bullpen is essential if you hope to compete in MLB The Show 21. That’s why we have come up with our own list of the best pitchers in MLB The Show 21. 

Who is the Best Pitcher in MLB The Show 21?

When it comes down to choosing your starting pitcher in MLB The Show 21, you can go a variety of directions with it depending on the culture you’re hoping to build.

When you’re building a franchise, you can either look to revitalize a dying franchise with an influx of young talent or make a late October run with some seasoned vets. With the options seemingly limitless, we have decided to break down the best pitchers in the game by their age. 

We have broken down the best pitchers in MLB The Show 21 into two groups: The top 10 pitchers over 30 years old and the top 10 pitchers under 30

Top 10 Pitchers over 30 in MLB The Show 2021

  • Jacob deGrom (New York Mets) – 99 OVR – 32 years old
  • Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) – 95 OVR – 30 years old
  • Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers) – 95 OVR – 33 years old
  • Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) – 94 OVR – 36 years old
  • Trevor Bauer (LA Dodgers) – 93 OVR – 30 years old
  • Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox) – 93 OVR – 31 years old
  • Stephen Strasburg (Washington Nationals) – 91 OVR – 32 years old
  • Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) – 91 OVR – 37 years old
  • Zach Greinke (Houston Astros) – 90 OVR – 37 years old
  • Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs) – 88 OVR – 31 years old

Top 10 Pitchers under 30 in MLB The Show

  • Shane Bieber (Cleveland Indians) – 95 OVR – 25 years old
  • Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies) – 92 OVR – 27 years old
  • Walker Buehler (LA Dodgers) – 89 OVR – 26 years old
  • Blake Snell (San Diego Padres) – 88 OVR – 28 years old
  • Mike Soroka (Atlanta Braves) – 87 OVR – 22 years old
  • Lucas Golito (Chicago White Sox) – 87 OVR – 26 years old
  • Noah Syndergaard (New York Mets) – 87 OVR – 27 years old
  • Dinelson Lamet (San Diego Padres) – 87 OVR – 28 years old
  • Mike Clevinger (San Diego Padres) – 87 OVR – 29 years old 
  • Josh Hader (Milwaukee Brewers) – 85 OVR – 26 years old