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Gio Gonzalez (6-1, 1.98)
Stephen Strasburg (4-1, 2.21)
Jordan Zimmermann (3-4, 2.47)
Edwin Jackson (1-1, 3.31)
Ross Detwiler (3-3, 3.65)
The Nationals are a hot and trendy pick right now for this award, and I'd have to agree. The numbers back this up; regardless of statistics, the Nationals have the best rotation in the NL and probably in all of baseball.
Stephen Strasburg gets all the attention, but there are plenty of other great pitchers on this staff.
You could even make the case that Gio Gonzalez has been better than Strasburg this year. He is 6-1, has a 1.98 ERA and leads the majors in strikeouts. He is looking like the best offseason acquisition of any team so far.
As long as he is pitching alongside Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann will continue to be overshadowed. This is one of the best young pitchers in the game, yet he gets no attention. It's probably because he doesn't have the wins to show for it, but who cares when he has a brilliant 2.47 ERA.
Ross Detwiler had been lights out up until his last few starts; with that being said, he still does have a solid ERA of 3.65.
Edwin Jackson has probably been the weakest part of the rotation, but he still has been solid.
Some of these Nationals starters will eventually cool off, but it will be interesting to see how and when they do. Regardless, this rotation has re-energized baseball in Washington D.C.
If these boys can stay in the race, it would really make for a fun summer.