Aug 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
The AL Central has three of the best starting pitchers in the game in Corey Kluber, Chris Sale and David Price. It has great potential in Anibal Sanchez, Carlos Carrasco, Jeff Samardzija, Jose Quintana, Shane Greene, Trevor Bauer and Yordano Ventura.
There also is a plethora of experience when talking about Ervin Santana, Justin Verlander and Phil Hughes. The list will be ranked as whom I believe is the best pitcher entering this year. Stats, mainly wins and losses are deceptive when looking at pitcher.
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You could lose 15 games but it’s not your fault if your team doesn’t score any runs and you lose games 1-0 or 2-1. I factored in the following stats; WHIP, ERA., K’s per 9, and quality starts. I used those stats as base and used the eye test as well.
Before I unveil the list I must say that it was very difficult to pick who is 1-3. The three pitchers at the top of this list are great pitchers and it really came down to who’d I want to start Game 7 of the World Series in theory and that was the deciding factor.
Lastly feel free to comment on who you think should have been No. 1 or was ranked wrong.
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