AL Central: Who is the top starting pitcher?
By Brett Pnazek
4. Anibal Sanchez (Detroit Tigers)
Mar 19, 2015; Melbourne, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during spring training at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Quality Starts: 10
Sanchez was limited to 126 innings last year due to injuries and still managed to win eight games for the Tigers. He had the makings of an ace when he was in Florida and is still relatively young at age 31. He’s never pitched more than 200 innings in his career and that has limited his upside.
He may not ever have a sub 3.00 ERA like he did in 2013, but pitching for the Tigers has it perks, mainly in the number of wins he could get.
If he can get over that 200 inning hump, I would imagine Tiger fans would be quite happy because it shows that he’s healthy and more than likely resulting in more wins.
Next: No. 3: The pending free agent