The 2011 MLB All-Star Game is now behind us—thank you, Mr. Roy Halladay, for your stellar performance—and it's time to see who's who in the ranks of the pitchers before we get back to business.
Now ranking a pitcher is a tricky thing.
You can say Jered Weaver is the best pitcher in regard to ERA, claim Jair Jurrjens is the best in regard to record and/or debate Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander are the best in regard to strikeout totals.
In short, there's no real formula here.
So I went ahead and created my own rankings based on record, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts and quality starts with some good old-fashioned opinion mixed in.
You don't have to agree, but hopefully you'll enjoy the piece either way.