10. Mike Boddicker – 836 career strikeouts
Mike Boddicker was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and played for them from 1980 until 1988 when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Brady Anderson and pitcher Curt Schilling (Schilling would later be traded in the ill-fated Glenn Davis deal).
Boddicker spent two more seasons with the Red Sox, then went to the Kansas City Royals for two years and spent his final year in 1993 with the Milwaukee Brewers.
His best season came in 1984 with the Orioles when he went 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA and a 4.41 K/9, leading the AL in wins and ERA, which earned him an All-Star nomination.
He also won a World Series with the Orioles in 1983 and was ALCS MVP that postseason as well. He also won a Gold Glove in 1990.
Boddicker never had overpowering stuff, his repertoire was once called “Little League slop” by Hall of Famer Rod Carew, but he had excellent off-speed stuff that kept hitters off-balance.
Also, for reference, Boddicker was tied with Sidney Ponson for 10th all-time in strikeouts for an Oriole, but Boddicker did it in fewer innings, so I gave him the edge.