When a Major League Baseball hitter gets drilled with a pitch, it usually receives a response from the opposing team’s pitcher. Baseball players consider it taking care of the situation amongst themselves rather than having umpires interfere with the game’s unwritten rules. Some teams have more of these incidents on their hands from pitchers who rack up an inordinate amount of beanings through the course of a season. Here are 7 of the most dangerous pitchers among active hurlers.
1. Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians
When Cleveland’s Justin Masterson is on the hill, MLB batters would be advised not to get too comfortable in the box. Masterson led all pitchers with 17 plunks in 2013 after tying for second with 13 beanings in 2012. In just 6 MLB seasons, the righthander has nailed 68 batters, which makes him the most dangerous active pitcher with respect to batters hit per season.