Committing $147 million to Zack Greinke moves the Los Angeles Dodgers starting rotation ahead of most others in these updated MLB power rankings. This soon-to-be-completed deal has combined with countless winter meetings transactions to alter the pecking order.
We're roughly halfway between the end of the 2012 regular season and the date when pitchers and catchers report for 2013 spring training. Analyzing all 30 rotations now allows us to simultaneously review last summer's performances, react to this winter's starting pitching transactions and look forward to how teams might behave in the coming months.
All staff projections come from MLBDepthCharts. As well, there are alternates listed on the following slides. These include established arms who may miss Opening Day following major surgeries and maturing prospects with potential to crack 25-man rosters.
Read on to see which club is heading toward the holidays with the strongest starting staff.