Monday, February 24, 2014

Best Starting Pitching Staff - AL East

The American League East has been one of, if not the best, division in all of baseball for a long time now.  The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays have combined to appear in 13 World Series since 1990.  Don't worry Baltimore Orioles fans, your time is soon!  The division looks more competitive then ever in 2014.

The Orioles added Ubaldo Jimenez in the off season and picked up Bud Norris last season.  Boston added Jake Peavy towards the end of last season.  The Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka just last month and will get Michael Pineda back at some point this season.  Tampa Bay continues to roll with the young guns while the Blue Jays own a pitching staff that won a combined 33 games last season.


Baltimore OriolesBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesTampa Bay RaysToronto Blue Jays
Ubaldo JiminezJon LesterCC SabathiaDavid PriceR.A. Dickey
Chris TillmanJohn LackeyMasahiro TanakaAlex CobbMark Buehrle
Wei-Yin ChenClay BuchholzHiroki KurodaMatt MooreBrandon Morrow
Bud NorrisJake PeavyIvan NovaChris ArcherJ.A. Happ
Miguel GonzalezFelix DoubrontDavid PhelpsJake OdorizziKyle Drabek


Which rotation is the best?



Baltimore Orioles

1. Ubaldo Jiminez
2. Chris Tillman
3. Wei-Yin Chen
4. Bud Norris
5. Miguel Gonzalez

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 57-43
  • 3.79 ERA
  • 1.31 WHIP
  • 7.67 K/9

Boston Red Sox

1. Jon Lester
2. John Lackey
3. Clay Buchholz
4. Jake Peavy
5. Felix Doubront

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 60-33
  • 3.62 ERA
  • 1.23 WHIP
  • 7.64 K/9

New York Yankees

1. CC Sabathia
2. Masahiro Tanaka
3. Hiroki Kuroda
4. Ivan Nova
5. David Phelps

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 40-37 
  • 3.98 ERA
  • 1.29 WHIP
  • 7.34 K/9

Tampa Bay Rays

1. David Price
2. Alex Cobb
3. Matt Moore
4. Chris Archer
5. Jake Odorizzi

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 47-23
  • 3.20 ERA
  • 1.17 WHIP
  • 7.78 K/9

Toronto Blue Jays

1. R.A. Dickey
2. Mark Buehrle
3. Brandon Morrow
4. J.A. Happ
5. Kyle Drabek

Combined 2013 MLB Stats:
  • 33-33
  • 4.40 ERA
  • 1.34 WHIP
  • 6.84 K/9

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