The first day of the winter meetings brought very little in the way of transactions, but it did see one of the greatest pitchers in recent memory call it a career when Roy Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Blue Jays and announced his retirement.

A dominant force through the 2011 season, Halladay battled injuries the past two years and went just 15-13 with a 5.15 ERA in 38 combined starts, leading to his decision to hang it up at the age of 36.

There is no question Halladay was one of the top pitchers of his generation and is a decent bet to make the Hall of Fame five years from now. Here’s a look at where he ranks among the top starting pitchers of the last 20 years.


*All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted.

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