AL Central: Who is the top starting pitcher?

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The Honorable Mentions (In No Particular Order)

Aug 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Verlander – May have been one of the most dominant pitchers over a two-year period.

Phil Hughes – Unbelievable low walk rate, but does not wow in anything else.

Trevor Bauer – High upside pitcher who battles himself more than anything and has yet to put a full season of results in.

Ervin Santana – He’s shown flashes of greatness, but is consistently inconsistent.

Jose Quintana – He’s gone from being an unknown to a fixture in the White Sox rotation.

Shane Greene – Could be the future ace in Detroit.

Yordano Ventura – The expected ace of the Royals. He throws hard, but only one year of experience under his belt.

Carlos Carrasco – Came on really strong at the end of last year, can he carry that over to this year?

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