Rank 'Em: Best Pitchers, 1990-2009

Created: October 29, 2009, 11:02 AM

Is Pedro Martinez baseball's best ace since 1990?

Who is the best pitcher of the past two decades?

As Pedro Martinez prepares to take his turn for the Phillies in Game 2 of the World Series, he's also adding lines to his résumé as the greatest pitcher of the past two decades in baseball. He trails contemporaries like Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson in wins, but his 2.93 career ERA in the regular season remains the best of this era's aces.

Martinez debuted in 1992, but beginning with the 1990 season, how do you size up the candidates for the era's best pitcher?

(Stats below are from 1990 to 2009 only.)


 
 
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 197-134
    ERA: 3.26
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 259-139
    ERA: 3.15
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 282-174
    ERA: 3.45
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 293-153
    ERA: 3.24
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 310-189
    ERA: 3.06
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 219-100
    ERA: 2.93
    (Debut in 1992)
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 270-153
    ERA: 3.68
    (Debut in 1991)
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 122-60
    ERA: 3.12
    (Debut in 2000)
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 216-142
    ERA: 3.42
  • Stats 1990-2009
    W-L: 199-137
    ERA: 3.31
    Saves: 154