MLB The Show 17 Player Ratings: Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, Angels’ Mike Trout Among Top 10 Players At Respective Positions
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Clayton Kershaw was on pace to put together a historic 2016 season, but his attempt for a fourth Cy Young Award was cut short when he suffered a herniated disc in his lower back that placed him on the disabled list for 10 weeks.

During his 21 starts last season, the 29-year-old went 12-4 with a 1.69 ERA, 1.80 FIP, 0.73 WHIP and 230 ERA+. His 10.4 strikeouts and 0.7 walks per nine innings put together a historic 15.64 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The Texas native also had three complete-game shutouts, trailing National League leader Johnny Cueto’s five (though Cueto had 11 more starts).

MLB The Show 17’s top five starting pitchers included Kershaw (99), Max Scherzer (93), Chris Sale (93), Noah Syndergaard (92) and Corey Kluber (92). Jake Arrieta and Madison Bumgarner hauled in a 92 rating, while Stephen Strasburg, Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto each received a 90 rating to round out the top 10.

Zack Greinke, Felix Hernandez, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom all fell out of the top 10, with Syndergaard, Strasburg, Lester and Cueto making the cut in this year’s edition of the game.

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