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Opening Day Starters
(focusing on active players only)
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# Distinct Starters last 9 seasons555553348347555744344536749365
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YearWashingtonAtlantaMiamiNY MetsPhiladelphia
Chicago Cubs
CincinnatiMilwaukeePittsburghSt. LouisArizonaColorado
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego
San Francisco
BaltimoreBoston
New York Yankees
Tampa BayToronto
Chicago WS
ClevelandDetroit
Kansas City
Minnesota
Los Angeles Angels
OaklandSeattleTexasHouston
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2017
Stephen Strasburg
Julio Teheran
Edinson Volquez
Noah Snydergaard
Jeremy Hellickson
Jon Lester
Scott Feldman
Junior Guerera
Gerrit Cole
Carlos Martinez
Zack Greinke
Jon GrayClayton Kershaw
Jhoulys Chacin
Madison Bumgarner
Kevin Gausman
Rick Porcello
Masahiro Tanaka
Chris Archer
Marco Estrada
Jose Quintana
Corey Kluber
Justin Verlander
Danny Duffy
Ervin Santana
Ricky Nolasco
Kendall Graveman
Felix Hernandez
Yu Darvish
Dallas Keuchel
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2016Max ScherzerJulio TeheranWei-Yi ChenMatt Harvey
Jeremy Hellickson
Jake ArrietaRaisel IglesiasWily Peralta
Francisco Liriano
Adam Wainwright
Zack Greinke
Jorge De la Rosa
Clayton KershawTyson Ross
Madison Bumgarner
Chris TillmanDavid PriceMasahiro TanakaChris Archer
Marcus Stroman
Chris SaleCorey KluberJustin Verlander
Edinson Volquez
Ervin SantanaGarrett RichardsRich Hill
Felix Hernandez
Cole HamelsDallas Keuchel
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2015Max ScherzerJulio Teheran
Henderson Alvarez
Bartolo ColonCole HamelsJon LesterJohnny CuetoKyle Lohse
Francisco Liriano
Adam Wainwright
Josh Collmenter
Kyle KendrickClayton KershawJames Shields
Madison Bumgarner
Chris TillmanClay BuchholzMasahiro TanakaChris Archer
Drew Hutchinson
Jeff Samardzija
Corey KluberDavid Price
Yordano Ventura
Phil HughesJered WeaverSonny Gray
Felix Hernandez
Yovani Gallardo
Dallas Keuchel
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2014
Stephen Strasburg
Julio TeheranJose FernandezDillon GeeCliff LeeJeff SamardzijaJohnny Cueto
Yovanni Gallardo
Francisco Liriano
Adam Wainwright
Wade Miley
Jorge De la Rosa
Clayton Kershaw
Andrew Cashner
Madison Bumgarner
Chris TillmanJon LesterCC SabathiaDavid PriceR.A. DickeyChris Sale
Justin Masterson
Justin Verlander
James Shields
Ricky NolascoJered WeaverSonny Gray
Felix Hernandez
Tanner Scheppers
Scott Feldman
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2013
Stephen Strasburg
Tim HudsonRickey NolascoJon NieseCole HamelsJeff SamardzijaJohnny Cueto
Yovanni Gallardo
A.J. Burnett
Adam Wainwright
Ian KennedyJhoulys ChacinClayton Kershaw
Edinson Volquez
Matt Cain
Jason Hammel
Jon LesterCC SabathiaDavid PriceR.A. DickeyChris Sale
Justin Masterson
Justin Verlander
James Shields
Vance WorleyJered WeaverBrett Anderson
Felix Hernandez
Matt HarrisonBud Norris
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2012
Stephen Strasburg
Tommy HansonJosh Johnson
Johan Santana
Roy Halladay
Ryan Dempster
Johnny Cueto
Yovanni Gallardo
Eric BedardKyle LohseIan Kennedy
Jeremy Guthrie
Clayton Kershaw
Edinson Volquez
Tim LincecumJake ArrietaJon LesterCC Sabathia
James Shields
Ricky RomeroJohn Danks
Justin Masterson
Justin VerlanderBruce ChenCarl PavanoJered Weaver
Brandon McCarthy
Felix Hernandez
Colby Lewis
Wandy Rodriguez
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2011Livan HernandezDerek LoweJosh JohnsonMike PelfreyRoy Halladay
Ryan Dempster
Edinson Volquez
Yovanni Gallardo
Kevin Correia
Chris Carpenter
Ian Kennedy
Ubaldo Jimenez
Clayton KershawTim StaufferTim Lincecum
Jeremy Guthrie
Jon LesterCC SabathiaDavid PriceRicky RomeroMark Buehrle
Fausto Carmona
Justin Verlander
Luke Hochevar
Carl PavanoJered WeaverTrevor Cahill
Felix Hernandez
CJ WilsonBrett Myers
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2010John LannanDerek LoweJosh Johnson
Johan Santana
Roy Halladay
Carlos Zambrano
Aaron Harang
Yovanni Gallardo
Zach Duke
Chris Carpenter
Dan Haren
Ubaldo Jimenez
Vince PadillaJon GarlandTim Lincecum
Kevin Millwood
Josh BeckettCC Sabathia
James Shields
Shawn Marcum
Mark Buehrle
Jake Westbrook
Justin VerlanderZack GreinkeScott BakerJered WeaverBen Sheets
Felix Hernandez
Scott Feldman
Roy Oswalt
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2009John LannanDerek LoweRickey Nolasco
Johan Santana
Brett Myers
Carlos Zambrano
Aaron HarangJeff SuppanPaul Maholm
Adam Wainwright
Brandon Webb
Aaron CookHiroki KurodoJake PeavyTim Lincecum
Jeremy Guthrie
Josh BeckettCC Sabathia
James Shields
Roy HalladayMark BuehrleCliff LeeJustin VerlanderGil Meche
Francisco Liriano
Joe SaundersDallas Braden
Felix Hernandez
Kevin Millwood
Roy Oswalt
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2008Odalis PerezTim Hudson
Mark Hendrickson
Johan Santana
Brett Myers
Carlos Zambrano
Aaron HarangBen SheetsIan SnellKyle Lohse
Brandon Webb
Kip WellsBrad PennyJake PeavyBarry Zito
Jeremy Guthrie
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Chein-Ming Wang
James Shields
Roy HalladayMark BuehrleCC SabathiaJustin VerlanderGil Meche
Livan Hernandez
Jered WeaverJoe BlantonEric Bedard
Kevin Millwood
Roy Oswalt
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2007John PattersonJohn SmoltzDontrelle WillisTom GlavineBrett Myers
Carlos Zambrano
Aaron HarangBen SheetsZach Duke
Chris Carpenter
Brandon Webb
Aaron CookDerek LoweJake PeavyBarry ZitoEric BedardCurt SchillingCarl Pavano
Scott Kazmir
Roy Halladay
Jose Contreras
CC Sabathia
Jeremy Bonderman
Gil MecheJohan SantanaJohn LackeyDan Haren
Felix Hernandez
Kevin Millwood
Roy Oswalt
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2006Livan HernandezTim HudsonDontrelle WillisTom GlavineJon Lieber
Carlos Zambrano
Aaron HarangDoug DavisOliver Perez
Chris Carpenter
Brandon Webb
Jason JenningsDerek LoweJake PeavyJason SchmidtRodrigo LopezCurt SchillingRandy Johnson
Scott Kazmir
Roy HalladayMark BuehrleCC SabathiaKenny RogersScott ElartonJohan SantanaBartolo ColonBarry ZitoJamie Moyer
Kevin Millwood
Roy Oswalt
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2005Livan HernandezJohn SmoltzJosh Beckett
Pedro Martinez
Jon Lieber
Carlos Zambrano
Ben SheetsOliver Perez
Chris Carpenter
Javier Vazquez
Joe KennedyDerek LoweJason SchmidtRodrigo LopezDavid WellsRandy JohnsonRoy HalladayMark Buehrle
Jake Westbrook
Jeremy Bonderman
Bartolo ColonBarry ZitoJamie MoyerRoy Oswalt
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2004Livan HernandezRuss OrtizJosh BeckettTom GlavineKevin MillwoodKerry WoodBen SheetsKip WellsMatt MorrisShawn Estes
Sidney Ponson
Pedro MartinezMike MussinaRoy HalladayMark BuehrleCC SabathiaBartolo ColonTim HudsonJamie MoyerRoy Oswalt
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2003Tony ArmasJosh BeckettTom GlavineKevin MillwoodKerry WoodBen SheetsKris BensonMatt MorrisJason JenningsRodrigo LopezPedro MartinezRoger ClemensRoy HalladayMark BuehrleCC SabathiaJohn LackeyTim HudsonFreddie GarciaRoy Oswalt
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2002Javier VazquezRyan DempsterAl LeiterJon LieberBen SheetsRon VilloneMatt Morris
Mike Hampton
Livan Hernandez
Pedro MartinezRoger Clemens
Chris Carpenter
Mark BuehrleBartolo ColonJeff WeaverJeff SuppanJarrod WashburnMark MulderFreddie GarciaChan Ho Park
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2001Javier VazquezRyan DempsterAl LeiterJon LieberJamey WrightTodd Ritche
Mike Hampton
Chan Ho Park
Livan Hernandez
Pedro MartinezRoger ClemensBartolo ColonJeff WeaverJeff SuppanTim HudsonFreddie Garcia
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2000
Mike Hampton
Jon LieberJason Schmidt
Livan Hernandez
Pedro Martinez
Orlando Hernandez
Bartolo ColonJeff SuppanJamie Moyer
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1999Al LeiterPedro MartinezRoger Clemens
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1998
Livan Hernandez
Pedro Martinez
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1997
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1996
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11CC Sabathia
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Active Leaders10
Felix Hernandez (9 cons)
Most Ever: Tom Seaver (16). Tied for 2nd place with 14 is Jack Morris, Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton
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(counting 2016)9Verlander
Most Consecutive: Jack Morris (14)
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bolded updated8(none)
Current Leading streak: Felix Hernandez (8)
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Kershaw (cons)
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Colon, Weaver, Shields
2013 first timers: 13
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Lester
2014 first timers: 10 Teheran, Fernandez, Gee, Miley, De La Rosa, Cashner, Bumgarner, Tillman, Gray, Scheppers
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6Gallardo
2015 first timers: 12: Scherzer, Hutchinson, Tanaka, Hughes, Kendrick, Buchholz, Archer, Alvarez, Kluber, Keuchel, Collmenter, Ventura
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Volquez (4 diff teams)
2016 first timers: 10: Chen, Harvey, Hellickson, Iglesias, Peralta, Ross, Stroman, Santana, Richards, Hill
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Wainwright, Price
2017 first timers: Snydergaard, Guera, G.Cole, C.Martinez, J.Gray, Gausman, Porcello, Estrada, Quintana, Duffy, Graveman, Darvish
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Strasburg, Teheran (cons), Bumgarner (cons), Nolasco (3 diff teams)
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Peavy, Lincecum, Cueto, Liriano
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Feldman, Greinke, Tanaka (cons), Archer (cons), Kluber (cons), Keuchel (cons)
Recently Retired/Inactive
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Tillman, Sale, Hamels, Lohse, Samardzija,
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Hellickson (cons), Chacin, E. Santana
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Livan Hernandez
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Dickey, S.Gray, Scherzer, Arrieta, de la Rosa,
9Mark Buehrle
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8Roy Oswalt
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Consecutive Leaders
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Carlos Zambrano
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6Ben Sheets
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6Chris Carpenter
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6Johan Santana
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6Tim Hudson
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5Josh Beckett
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links4Jeff Suppan
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http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSN/opening.shtml
4Jamie Moyer
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opening_Day
4Barry Zito
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http://www.sports-reference.com/blog/2016/03/mlbs-11-best-opening-day-starters/
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