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Monday, February 24, 2014

Best Starting Pitching Staff - AL Central

The landscape of the American League Central is beginning to flip with the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals improving while the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins are "rebuilding."  Clearly the Detroit Tigers are still the team to beat in the AL Central. 

The Tigers traded Doug Fister, while the Twins added Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in the off season.  The Royals added Jason Vargas and brought back Bruce Chen.  The Indians will show off its young staff while the White Sox traded Hector Santiago to the Angels for a bat.

Chicago White SoxCleveland IndiansDetroit TigersKansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
Chris SaleJustin MastersonJustin VerlanderJames ShieldsRicky Nolasco
Jose QuintanaCorey KluberMax ScherzerJeremy GuthrieKevin Correia
John DanksZach McAllisterAnibal SanchezJason VargasPhil Hughes
Erik JohnsonDanny SalazarRick PorcelloBruce ChenMike Pelfrey
Felipe PaulinoCarlos CarrascoDrew SmylyDanny DuffyVance Worley

Which rotation is the best?

Chicago White Sox

1. Chris Sale
2. Jose Quintana
3. John Danks
4. Erik Johnson
5. Felipe Paulino

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 27-37
  • 3.63 ERA
  • 1.20 WHIP
  • 7.72 K/9

Cleveland Indians

1. Justin Masterson
2. Corey Kluber
3. Zach McAllister
4. Danny Salazar
5. Carlos Carrasco

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 37-31
  • 3.87 ERA
  • 1.29 WHIP
  • 8.28 K/9

Detroit Tigers

1. Justin Verlander
2. Max Scherzer
3. Anibal Sanchez
4. Rick Porcello
5. Drew Smyly

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 67-31
  • 3.22 ERA
  • 1.17 WHIP
  • 9.15 K/9

Kansas City Royals

1. James Shields
2. Jeremy Guthrie
3. Jason Vargas
4. Bruce Chen
5. Danny Duffy

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 48-33
  • 3.57 ERA
  • 1.31 WHIP
  • 6.32 K/9

Minnesota Twins

1. Ricky Nolasco
2. Kevin Correia
3. Phil Hughes
4. Mike Pelfrey
5. Vance Worley

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 32-56
  • 4.67 ERA
  • 1.44 WHIP
  • 6.32 K/9

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