NL East: Ranking Each Team’s Starting Rotation

June 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Fan News

The National League East’s offseason plan for their pitching staff can be expressed simply as rebuild and reload. The Phillies added ace Cliff Lee to their rotation and the Mets and Braves are slowly developing their young guns to contend in the future.

These five teams have incredible talent but only the best will win the division. After combing through the top 5 starts on each team, I’ve compiled a list of the best starting rotations in the division. Stats used include strikeouts per nine innings, fielding independent ERA, and opposing batting average. The top 5 pitchers in terms of games started were included and current players on the disabled list were not exempt. Read on for more.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies