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Reachable MLB Pitching Milestones In 2017

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Last week we shared the batters that are gearing up for another MLB season and who have the opportunity to continue climbing up the all-time leaders ladder.  For this post we look at the pitchers who continue to defy odds and put up the big numbers.

The 2017 season will be another special one in baseball as Huston Street and Francisco Rodriguez look to add their names within the Top 15 all-time in saves, and CC Sabathia looks to jump to 17th all-time in strikeouts.

Even veterans like the ageless Bartolo Colon, who never looks to tire out even at 43 years young, could climb into the Top 50 in wins and strikeouts.

Look below for the rest of the pitchers vying for greatness in 2017.

PlayersStatsCurrentReachable Milestone
Bartolo Colon - ATLWins
248 (47th all-time)
2495 (33rd all-time)

Craig Kimbrel - BOSSaves256296 (28th all-time)
Mark Melancon - SFSaves168219 (41st all-time)
Aroldis Chapman - NYYSaves182226 (40th all-time)
Huston Street - PITSaves324360 (11th all-time)
Joakim Soria - KCSaves203208 (44th all-time)
Francisco Rodriguez - DETSaves430474 (4th all-time)
Fernando Rodney - ARISaves261287 (29th all time)
Felix Hernandez - SEASO22642414 (41st all-time)
CC Sabathia - NYYSO27262876 (17th all-time)
Justin Verlander - DETSO21972447 (39th all-time)
Cole Hamels - TEXSO21222322 (48th all-time)
John Lackey - CHCSO21452335 (47th all-time)

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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