SI Players MLB Poll
[Based on a survey of 469 MLB players]
Who is the most intimidating starting pitcher in baseball?
Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks.....15%
Jake Peavy, Padres.....13%
Johan Santana, Twins.....12%
Roger Clemens, Yankees.....10%
Carlos Zambrano, Cubs.....7%
Justin Verlander, Tigers.....6%
C.C. Sabathia, Indians.....6%
Josh Beckett, Red Sox.....5%
Brad Penny, Dodgers.....5%
Roy Halladay, Blue Jays.....4%
FAST FACTS: The 6'10" Johnson, 44, will miss the rest of the season after having back surgery.... Johnson is third alltime in hit batsmen, with 182; Clemens is 11th at 155.... The Tigers' Justin Verlander, who has plunked a MLB-leading 14 batters this season, was sixth in the voting at 6.1%.... Santana got a poll-leading 16.5% among pitchers who voted.

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