The 6 active pitchers who are closest to joining the 3,000 strikeout club


Justin Verlandet - 2,766 strikeouts

Verlander led the American League in strikeouts for the fifth time last season with 290. He already has tallied another 60 in his first eight starts of 2019. Now 36 years old, he looks as if he may be able to reach 3,000 strikeouts early next season.

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