Mid-April Grades for Every MLB Team's Ace

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Mid-April Grades for Every MLB Team's Ace
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The 2013 Major League Baseball season is now two weeks old. So much has happened in such a small amount of time. In two weeks, we have seen questionable calls, improbable victories and even an ugly bench-clearing brawl.

We have also been able to watch some of baseball's finest pitchers take the stage two to three times for their respective ballclubs. Some have excelled in typical fashion, while others have gotten off to a slow start in the new campaign. After all, with an entire offseason of downtime, it takes some time for pitchers to shake off the rust, particularly as they age.

As we enter the midpoint of the season's first month, let's take a look at how each MLB ace has fared so far. Remember, an "ace" doesn't necessarily refer to the hurler who took the mound on his team's Opening Day. An ace of a pitching staff is someone who can normally be relied upon to give his team a chance to win every fifth game. Get your red pens out...it's time to grade!

Keep in mind, there are no A+ pitchers on this list. An A+ represents perfection, and it is rather impossible for a pitcher to maintain absolute perfection over the course of a season.

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