MLB Power Rankings: The 50 Best Pitchers in the Game Entering 2012

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MLB Power Rankings: The 50 Best Pitchers in the Game Entering 2012
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Over the past couple of seasons, it has certainly seemed like Major League Baseball has been dominated by pitchers.

Certainly the numbers would support such an argument, although the dominance doesn't quite measure up to the "Year of the Pitcher" that would aptly describe the 1968 season.

Still, with the wealth of talent out there right now on the mound, combined with the use of specialty pitchers that have given managers more options for match-ups, it's hard to argue that pitchers don't have the advantage right now.

Entering the 2012 season, here is a ranking of that wealth of MLB pitching talent.

Note: Rankings are based on numbers posted in 2011. While historical numbers are indeed important, this article is about pitcher rankings heading into 2012 based on last year's performance.

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