There's a case to be made here for a pair of Coreys, Dodgers shortstop Seager and Indians ace Kluber, as well as for Astros shotstop Carlos Correa. But every time he takes the ball—which is a bit less often than the Dodgers would like, given his second straight season missing time due to a back injury—Kershaw stakes his claim as the best pitcher on the planet. The 29-year-old southpaw's 2.04 ERA this year puts him on track to lead the league for the fifth time; he's ahead of the pack in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.0) and among the top four in WAR (4.4) for the second straight season despite his DL stint.
Total players: 191
Honorable mention: Carlos Correa, Corey Kluber, Corey Seager