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Ranking Every MLB Team's Top 3 Starters Heading into 2012
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With Opening Day imminent for the 2012 season, every team's fans are going to be looking at the starting rotation to see which five players made the cut this year.

While it's always interesting to see who gets those final spots, those whose teams have playoff hopes know that those final couple pitchers don't matter all that much as long as they aren't awful.

What really matters is who each team's top three pitchers are, as they will be the ones taking the mound in playoff games.

Here are the rankings heading into 2012 for each team's top pitchers. I primarily used 2011's stats, but I factored in past numbers and projections as well.

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