Note: This is only in the Modern Era
21. Philip Humber
Could there have been a more obvious choice? He had a career 0.9 WAR! That, and he had a 5.31 career ERA.
20. Dallas Braden
It was a nice story of how he threw a perfect game with his grandmother watching, but he did have a career 5.0 WAR. He also had a career record of 26-36 with a career 4.16 ERA.
19. Charlie Robertson
In one of the most forgettable Perfect Games of all time, Robertson got pretty lucky. He had a career 6.4 WAR with a 49-80 record and a 4.44 ERA.
18. Len Barker
Now that we’ve gotten out of the horrible pitchers, Len Barker was an okay pitcher. He had a career 12.6 WAR with a 4.34 ERA
17. Tom Browning
Even though he had 123 career wins, he deserved less. A career 19.8 WAR doesn’t vouch for him.
16. Don Larsen
Larsen only goes ahead of Browning because of the Perfect Game being thrown in the World Series. He had a career 18.4 WAR with an 81-91 record.
15. Mike Witt
With a career 21.6 WAR, I forgot that Witt even threw a Perfect Game. He did go 117-116 with a 3.83 career ERA.
14. Matt Cain
Even though Cain was good, there are just too many good pitchrs who have thrown a perfect game. He had a career 29.1 WAR with a 3.68 ERA.
13. Catfish Hunter
With a name like Catfish, how could I not rank him higher? A 40.9 WAR with 224 career wins tell me I should, but pitchers are good.
12. Addie Joss
The second pitcher to ever throw a perfect game, Joss has a career 45.4 WAR with a career 1.89 ERA.
11. Dennis Martinez
A career 48.7 WAR and a career 3.70 ERA does make him in the top 55% of all pitcher to have thrown a perfect game.
10. Kenny Rogers
A career 50.5 WAR is good, but that career 4.27 ERA doesn’t agree. I’ll rank him in the top 10 regardless.
9. David Wells
The first of the 2 people named David to throw a perfect game, Wells went 239-157 with a career 53.5 WAR.
8. Felix Hernandez
The only pitcher that has thrown a perfect game that’s still active, Hernandez has a career 50.1 WAR and a Cy Young award under his belt.
7. Jim Bunning
Honestly, I forget about Bunning. He has a career 59.5 WAR with a 224-184 record and a 3.27 ERA.
6. Mark Buerhle
With a career 59.1 WAR and a career 3.81 ERA, he has a good case for the hall of fame. He barely misses out on the top 5.
5. David Cone
He takes part responsibility of the Steroid Era (long story), but he also has a career 62.3 WAR and a career 3.46 ERA.
4. Roy Halladay
It was really tragic when he passed, and may his legacy live on. That being said, he had a career 64.2 WAR and a 3.38 ERA.
3. Sandy Koufax
A career cut short, Koufax had a career 48.9 WAR in only 11 years. Give him more time, and he’s better than the competition.
2. Randy Johnson
The Big Unit, Johnson was one of the most dominating pitchers of all time. His career 101.1 WAR backs it up.
1. Cy Young
He has an award named after him. Do I need to say anything else?