Opening Day is either just a few short days away or has already happened, depending on whether you count the Seattle-Oakland series as Opening Day in spirit.
With Opening Day imminent, starting pitchers are being decided on. The pitchers who start on Opening Day tell a lot about how teams might look during the season; seeing an unfamiliar name due to injury could cause concern, such as with Tim Hudson and Chris Carpenter's absences from this list.
Here are the 30 Opening Day starters ranked based on their careers, their 2011 seasons and how they've done previously on Opening Day.
Not every team has named its starter, but those that have not are easily guessable, such as CC Sabathia starting for the Yankees.