While the 2011 season is just over a month old, several pitchers have already made their mark.
Jered Weaver won six games in the month of April and Francisco Liriano just recorded the season’s first no-hitter.
In this slideshow, I rank the 10 best current starting pitchers in baseball. I don’t use a single stat to rank them, but instead use a combination of the following:
ERA (earned run average)
WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched)
W-L (wins and losses)
BAA (opponents batting average)
K/BB (strikeout-to-walk ratio)
The pitchers are ranked based on their performance this season and their statistics are for games played through May 2.
The season may be young, but here are the 10 best starting pitchers so far.