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Josh Beckett - 9W-3L, 3.48 ERA, 1 CG/SHO, 1.23 WHIP, 8.60 K/9 (Current as of June 26)
Why he deserves the start:
Beckett is in the same boat as Verlander. He started out extremely slowly, posting a 2-2 record in April with a 7.22 ERA.
However, over the course of May and June, he has posted a 7-1 record with a 1.95 ERA.
He is also the prototypical power pitcher, notching just under nine strikeouts per nine innings.
If his current trend continues, he should be able to pick up his 10th win of the season before Maddon would have to decide on which pitcher to go with.
Why he isn't a shoo-in:
He hasn't pitched too deeply into games because his amount of walks has been much higher than his career average this season.
His strikeout numbers are also down slightly as well. In any other season, Beckett's name would be at the top of the selection, but with some of the other pitchers in the league having their types of seasons, he may have a slim chance.
Much will depend on the starters last start before the selection, including Beckett's.