Jered Weaver, L.A. Angels: Weaver is dominating nearly everyone right now with a 9-4 record and a stellar 1.97 ERA. It would be a snub if he didn’t make it.
James Shields, Tampa Bay Rays: Having the best season of his career; he can strike you out, eat up innings and go the distance.
Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox: One of the best AL ERAs and is having a career season after a disastrous 2010. He definitely deserves to be there.
Trevor Cahill, Oakland A's: Struggled early but has gotten over the wall—still the best pitcher in Oakland.
Dan Haren, L.A. Angels: Haren or Weaver? Haren or Weaver? How about both!
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees: Can’t argue with this one.
Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners: Arguably the best pitcher in MLB coming into the season. Despite struggling a bit, he's still a quality pitcher.
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers: One walk shy of a perfect game and solid pitching throughout the season. He deserves to be there.
Alexi Ogando, Texas Rangers: I’d love to see the guy make it; he has the stuff to back up the nomination.
Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox: Lester is arguably the best pitcher in the American league; he definitely deserves a spot.
Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees: Once again, the best closer in the game is off to a great start.
Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians: Picked up where he left off in 2010.
Neftali Feliz, Texas Rangers: Save opportunities haven’t always been there, but he's still pitching at a high level.
Jose Valverde, Detroit Tigers: Still one of the best save-grabbers in the game, regardless of his ERA.
Jonathan Papelbon, Boston Red Sox: May not be what he once was, but he is still dominating, which is scary.