Ranking MLB Starting Rotations, 30-1

Mike KentSenior Writer IMay 21, 2009

Ranking MLB Starting Rotations, 30-1

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    NEW YORK - MAY 11:  Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets pitches against the Atlanta Braves on May 11, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 8-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty

#30, A's: Braden-Anderson-Cahil-Outman-Gonzalez

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 05:  Dallas Braden #51 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  on May 5, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

#29, Orioles: Guthrie-Uehara-Hendrickson-Eaton-Bergesen

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    BALTIMORE - APRIL 06:  Jeremy Guthrie #46 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the New York Yankees during opening day on April 6, 2009 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

#28, Rockies: Cook-Jimenez-Marquis-Hammel-De La Rosa

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    DENVER - MAY 10:  Starting pitcher Aaron Cook #28 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against  the Florida Marlins during MLB action at Coors Field on May 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Cook earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Marlins 3-2.  (Photo by D

#27, : Lannan-Martis-Zimmermann-Olsen-Cabrera

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    ATLANTA - APRIL 11: Pitcher John Lannan #31 of the Washington Nationals throws against the Atlanta Braves on April 11, 2009 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

#26, Phillies: Hamels-Myers-Moyer-Blanton-Park

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    PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 17: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws the ball during the game against the San Diego Padres on April 17, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Image

#25, Rangers: Millwood-Padilla-McCarthy-Harrison-Feldman

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 6:  Pitcher Kevin Millwood #33 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Cleveland Indians during the home opener at Rangers Ballpark April 6, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

#24, Pirates: Maholm-Snell-Duke-Ohlendorf-Karstens

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    PITTSBURGH - APRIL 9: Ian Snell #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers the pitch during the game against the St. Louis Cardnals in the Home Opener for the Pirates on April 9, 2007 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Ima

#23, Padres: Peavy-Young-Correia-Geer-Gaudin-Richard

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    SAN DIEGO - APRIL 06:  Pitcher Jake Peavy #44 of the San Diego Padres throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 6, 2009 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.  The Dodgers won 4-1.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

#22, Marlins: Nolasco-Johnson-Volstad-Miller-Sanchez

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins throws a pitch against the New York Mets on April 29, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3.  (Photo by Jim M

#21, Indians: Lee-Carmona-Pavano-Reyes-Huff

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 16:  Cliff Lee #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during opening day at the new Yankee Stadium on April 16, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played

#20, Mariners: Hernandez-Bedard-Washburn-Jakubauskas-Silva

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 29:  Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field August 29, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. The Angels defeated the Mariners 8-2.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Ge

#19, Twins: Liriano-Slowey-Blackburn-Baker-Swarzak

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 6: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Seattle Mariners at the Metrodome on opening day, April 6, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

#18, Astros: Oswalt-Rodriguez-Moehler-Hampton-Ortiz

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    CHICAGO - MAY 16: Starting pitcher Roy Oswalt #44 of the Houston Astros delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs on May 16, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

#17, Brewers: Suppan-Gallardo-Parra-Looper-Bush

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 1:  Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches during Game 1 of the NLDS Playoffs against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark on October 1, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Brew

#16, Braves: Lowe-Jurrjens-Vazquez-Kawakami-Reyes

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    NEW YORK - MAY 11:  Derek Lowe #32 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch against the New York Mets on May 11, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 8-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/G

#15, D-Backs: Haren-Davis-Garland-Scherzer-Webb

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 22:  Starting pitcher Dan Haren #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the game at Chase Field on April 22, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 2-0.  (Photo by Christian Pete

#14, Royals: Meche-Greinke-Davies-Bannister-Hocheva

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 28:  Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins on May 28, 2008 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

#13, Rays: Shields-Kazmir-Garza-Sonnanstine-Niemann-

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    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Scott Kazmir #19 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, April 8, 2009, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

#12, Cardinals: Wainwright-Lohse-Wellemeyer-Carpenter-Pineiro

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    JUPITER, FL - MARCH 02:  Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida. The Rays defeated the Cardinals 8-5.  (Ph

#11, White Sox: Buehrle-Floyd-Danks-Colon-Richardson

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 07: Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Kansas City Royals during the Opening Day game on April 7, 2009 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

#10, Blue Jays: Halladay-Ray-Richmond-Tallet-Cecil

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 6:  Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium May 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

#9, Tigers: Verlander-Galarraga-Jackso-Porcello-Willis

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    DETROIT - MARCH 31:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during their game on Opening Day on March 31, 2008 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

#8, Mets: Santana-Pelfrey-Maine-Hernandez-Redding

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    NEW YORK - MAY 06:  Johan Santana  #57 of the New York Mets pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on May 6, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

#7, Giants: Lincecum-Johnson-Cain-Zito-Sanchez

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    SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 07:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season on April 7, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty

#6, Angels: Lackey-Santana-Saunders-Weaver-Palmer

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    ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 01:  Starting pitcher John Lackey #41 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during game one of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium on October 1, 2008 in

#5, Red Sox: Beckett-Lester-Wakefield-Penny-Masterson

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    BOSTON - APRIL 7: Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett #19 throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during an opening day game at Fenway Park April 7, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

#4, Reds: Harang-Volquez-Arroyo-Cueto-Owings

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    CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 8: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Great American Ballpark on April 8, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

#3, Cubs: Lilly-Dempster-Harden-Marshall-Wells

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Ted Lilly #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Florida Marlins during the game on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

#2, Dodgers: Billingsley-Wolf-Kershaw-Stults-Milton

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13:  Chad Billingsley #58 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 11-1.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty

#1, Yankees: Sabathia-Hughes-Chamberlain-Burnett-Pettitte

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    NEW YORK - MAY 19:  CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium May 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)