The AL West is no stranger to good starting pitching. For years, the Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels have carved out success with their rotations, and over the last few years, the Texas Rangers have put together a strong staff.
The division features former All-Stars, Cy Young winners, pitchers who have thrown no-hitters and even a rookie phenom from Japan.
With all of the quality arms that call the AL West home, it begs the question: Who is the best starter in the division?
So, here is a list of the 10 best starting pitchers in the AL West based upon a combination of career numbers, achievements, postseason results, pitching repertoires and performances early in 2012.