MLB 2010: Top Five Pitchers
After years of power hitting and home runs, pitching has finally won out in MLB this season. There have been five no-hitters this year and numerous other close calls. So who has been the best pitcher this season in MLB?
Here is a list of the top five pitchers in MLB this year.
5. Ubaldo Jimenez—Colorado Rockies
Jimenez had one of the best starts for a pitcher in Major League history, including pitching a no-hitter.
He has struggled a little in recent starts, but he still is tied for most wins in MLB and also has a sub 3.00 ERA. He has filthy stuff and should continue to amaze fan and opposing players the rest of the season.
4. Cliff Lee—Texas Rangers
It must be a good season for pitchers when the fourth-best pitcher has 2.57 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, seven complete games, and—maybe most impressively—has only walked nine batters this season.
Lee would have ranked higher on this list if he had more wins, but surely every team would want this proven ace on its staff heading into the stretch run.
3. Roy Halladay—Philadelphia Phillies
Halladay finally added a perfect game to his resume this year against the Florida Marlins. He has also pitched masterfully in his first season in the National League.
Halladay is in the top five in the National League in wins, WHIP, complete games, and ERA and has done everything the Phillies could have asked.
In any other year, Roy would be the top pitcher, but not this season.
2. Josh Johnson—Florida Marlins
Josh Johnson has been incredible for the Marlins this year. He leads all of Major League Baseball with a 1.97 ERA. The problem for Johnson hasn't been his performances, but the play of his team behind him, who has given him little run support in his starts.
The only thing that Johnson is lacking in his amazing season, is a few more wins.
1. Adam Wainwright—St. Louis Cardinals
Wainwright is hands down the best pitcher in all of Major League Baseball so far this season. Wainwright has a sub 2.00 ERA, is tied with for the MLB lead in wins with 17, and has a sub 1.00 WHIP.
Arguably the best pitcher over the past three seasons, with 47 total victories so far, has not disappointed anyone this year. Wainwright is consistent and keeps batters off balance with his curveball.
In a season where the pitcher has out done the hitter, Wainwright is at the top of his class.