The 2012 Major League Baseball season has been yet another great year for pitchers, but the good times haven't been enjoyed by all.
At one end of the spectrum, there are some really, really good starting pitchers out there this year. Justin Verlander and David Price are having excellent seasons in the American League, and Gio Gonzalez and R.A. Dickey are having excellent seasons in the National League. Felix Hernandez and Matt Cain have thrown perfect games, and several other pitchers have thrown no-hitters.
On the other side, there are the dregs. Ubaldo Jimenez is having a brutal year in his first full season in Cleveland, and Ricky Romero has gone from being one of the AL's best starters to being one of its worst starters. More recently, pitchers like Jeff Francis and Ryan Vogelsong have emerged as huge liabilities.
Every week, I honor the best pitchers the American League has to offer when I put together my rankings for the AL Cy Young award. Fellow MLB Lead Writer Ian Casselberry does the same for the National League with his weekly rankings for the NL Cy Young award. Between the two of us, we've got the best pitchers in baseball pretty well covered.
It's high time the worst pitchers in baseball were put under the spotlight. So without further delay, I present to you the 10 worst regular starting pitchers in baseball today.
Note: Stats come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.