MLB Year of the Pitcher: Matt Garza and 2010's Best Pitchers by Category

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MLB Year of the Pitcher: Matt Garza and 2010's Best Pitchers by Category

Tampa Bay's Matt Garza threw this year's fifth MLB no-hitter Monday, giving sports fanatics one more reason to call 2010 the Year of the Pitcher.

Garza, 26, joined an elite club of hurlers whose most recent inaugurates include Ubaldo Jiménez, Dallas Braden, Roy Halladay, and Edwin Jackson.

The Rays' no-no further solidifies 2010 as a year marked by great performances on the mound.

But not every pitcher will finish this season with an award or World Series ring—only a gifted, perhaps lucky few will get the hardware.

The following is an analysis of 2010 pitching superlatives, broken up into these categories:

- Best Rookie
- Best No-Hitter
- NL Cy Young
- AL Cy Young
- Least Likely to Get a World Series Ring
- Most Likely to Get a World Series Ring

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