List of Active MLB Pitchers Close to 2,000 Career Strikeouts

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Which Active MLB Pitchers are on the Verge to Join the 2,000-Strikeouts Club? Who Will Likely Get Their 2,000th Strikeout Very Soon?

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be going over the List of Active MLB Pitchers Close to 2,000 Career Strikeouts. In fact, we will be showcasing the majority of the members from the prestigious 2,000-Strikeouts Club. Without further adieu, let’s begin!

List of Active MLB Pitchers Close to 2,000 Career Strikeouts

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Which Baseball Pitchers are Members of the 2,000-Strikeouts Club

With Chris Sale (Red Sox) and Jon Lester (Cubs) joining the 2,000th Strikeout Club recently, which players are next in line to collect their 2,000th career Punchout? Before we can get into the active players who could be next to join the 2,000-Strikeouts Club, let’s name some of the players who are already in that club! In Summer 2016, Rangers LHP Cole Hamels recorded his 2,000th punchout during a game vs. Mariners. In May 2014, Mets RHP Bartolo Colon collected his 2,000th career big league strikeout during a contest vs. Pirates.

There are Baseball Hall of Famers as well as current players who are members of the 2,000-Strikeouts Club. Those players are the following: Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, Don Sutton, Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Bob Gibson, Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins, Walter Johnson, and Bert Blyleven.

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Who Will be the Next Active MLB Pitcher to Collect His 2,000th Career Strikeout

Now that you know which baseball legends collected 2,000 or more punchouts in their lifetime, we can discuss which active players are in line to become the next member of the 2,000th Strikeouts Club. For the list of active players who are on the verge of 2,000 career strikeouts, please refer to the information below!

Stats as of April 14, 2021

  • David Price (Dodgers)-1,985 Career Strikeouts
  • Ervin Santana (Royals)-1,926 Career Strikeouts
  • Madison Bumgarner (Diamondbacks)-1,839 Career Strikeouts
  • Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)-1,837 Career Strikeouts
  • Stephen Strasburg (Nationals)-1,708 Career Strikeouts
  • Ian Kennedy (Rangers)-1,654 Career Strikeouts
  • Johnny Cueto (Giants)-1,626 Career Strikeouts

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