AL Central: Who is the top starting pitcher?

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3. David Price (Detroit Tigers)

Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) pitches in the first inning during game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Stats

WHIP: 1.08

ERA: 3.26

K/9: 9.8

Quality Starts: 24

Price is 1 of 2 pitchers on this list that owns a Cy Young award. He was traded to the Tigers last year in a blockbuster deal and is expected to counteract the loss of Max Scherzer in free agency.

Like Scherzer last year Price is entering his free agent year and is expected to command a contract of similar size and nature, minus the deferred money.

Price has been dominant for two of the five years he’s been a full time starter. He’s been good for another one and slightly above average in the other two. He falls to No. 3 because frankly I don’t think his best is going to beat the other two guys at their best as his best season in 2012 falls short of what Kluber did last season.

Next: No. 2: The reigning Cy Young winner