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Justin Verlander Voted Toughest Pitcher To Face On MLB Player Poll

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Major League Baseball is certainly doing some interesting things of late - especially so with the "MLB Player Poll" series which airs on Fox every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET (usually). The program is hosted by MLB Network's Greg Amsinger and, at it's core, is a giant poll of hundreds of MLB players to get their opinions on various things around the league.


On the newest episode, as noted by, the question "Who is the toughest pitcher to face?" was answered: Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is the reigning American League Cy Young and MVP, and led the AL in strikeouts, ERA, WHIP and most importantly, wins in 2011.


Verlander didn't win by a huge margin though - he took home just 21 percent of the vote, just barely beating Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay. They both had significantly more votes over Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Mariana Rivera and Tim Lincecum though, who rounded out the top six.