The National League East has a reputation for quality pitching that dates back to the Mets rotations of the '80s and the Braves of the '90s and early 2000s and continues all the way up to the Phillies and Nationals of the past few seasons.
Pitching can win titles, and teams in the NL East will be relying on their pitching staffs (and respective aces) to carry them deep into the postseason.
Last season, the Nationals had the top-ranked staff in the NL. The Braves were ranked fourth overall, and the Phillies, despite their struggles, weren’t far behind.
The pitching talent in this division is probably the deepest in Major League Baseball. The following piece will rank the top aces throughout the NL East.