Wade Davis Tampa Bay Rays 29 Starts, 12 Wins, 4.07 ERA, 1.82 SO/BB, 1.35 WHIP, 1.8 WAR
Brett Cecil Toronto Blue Jays 28 Starts, 15 Wins, 4.22 ERA, 2.17 SO/BB, 1.33 WHIP, 2.2 WAR
Gio Gonzalez Oakland Athletics 33 Starts, 15 Wins, 3.23 ERA, 1.86 SO/BB, 1.31 WHIP, 4.3 WAR
Brett Anderson Oakland Athletics 19 Starts, 7 Wins, 2.80 ERA, 3.41 SO/BB, 1.19 WHIP, 2.3 WAR
Okay, so there you have it. If i missed anyone, please let me know, Maybe i am partial in having three A's pitchers on the list, however, i see no reason to disclude any of them. We all know what David Price, Felix Hernandez etc... have done in their careers. It's hard to imagine that Hernandez is still only 25. He has a hall of fame career ahead of him. However, what i find more interesting is the players such as Brett Anderson, Tommy Hunter, Max Scherzer and Brian Matusz, who all have the ability to break out big time in 2011. Additionally, other pitchers not on this list such as Kyle Drabek etc... could come in and dominate from day one.
What are your thoughts on the list that i have compiled? Would you change anything? Keep in mind that this list is in no certain order, except for division. I used baseball-reference.com as my guide to each players stats. I have to say that both the Toronto Blue Jays, and our own Oakland Athletics have the best future starting rotations in the American League. I was incredibly surprised to find out that Brett Anderson (despite limited time) led all of these players in SO/BB ratio. This due can become absolutely dominating if/when he can stay healthy. The stats, in their entirety, shows Felix Hernandez, David Price and Clay Buchholz as a cut above the rest, however, i can easily see both Gio Gonzalez and Brett Anderson coming near those WAR numbers in 2011. Although, Cahill may not have the best stuff among the trio, the dude knows how to pitch; so don't sleep on him
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