Johnson's place among best LHPs

Did you see the 2001 World Series? Dude was dealing. Getty Images

Pro sports brings you at least one compelling debate per day, right? Current baseball version: Is Randy Johnson the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time? Seems like a good topic to address with metrics, no? We recruited FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron to do just that. To cast your vote on this topic, please click here.

At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson always has stood above the crowd. He doesn't stand out just because of his height, though. When we line up all the left-handed pitchers the game has seen, Johnson is the first one we notice. His career is unmatched by that of any other left-hander, and he is the most dominant lefty ever to take the mound.