Predicting Each MLB Team's 5-Man Rotation

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Predicting Each MLB Team's 5-Man Rotation
Coming off an All-Star season, left-handed pitcher Chris Sale will lead the Chicago White Sox rotation in 2013. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

MLB teams usually wait until spring training to decide which five members will constitute their starting rotations. Here are early predictions while we wait for exhibition games.

Those results don't solely determine preseason competitions, anyway. Coaching staffs instead consider how much major league experience their rotation candidates have, whether they'll be vulnerable to injury and whether they have sufficient command and pitch variety to pass through a lineup multiple times.

Every staff has at least one player locked into place, but there are plenty of unknowns, too. Even MLBDepthCharts is forced to make some blind guesses at this stage of the offseason.

Combining the site's projections with reports from baseball insiders led to the following conclusions.

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