In baseball's prolific post-steroid era, starting pitching has never been this good.
There are legitimately 10 pitchers who could capture this year's Cy Young award in their respective leagues.
Strikeout artists, command specialists, innings eaters and upper-90mph heat seekers make up the pool of the MLB's most dominating starters.
With these attributes, it's easy to recognize the importance of having good pitching, especially in the playoffs.
Based on recent production, eye popping numbers from 2011 and each guy's potential going forward, here are the best starting pitchers in the game today.