Sometimes pitchers just don’t get the credit they deserve. They can be equally, if not more, valuable than a hitter, especially in the postseason.
When a pitcher toes the rubber in a postseason matchup, he proves that he can be relied upon all season. Pitchers are subjected to the most pressure, and that is why the good ones are as cold as ice.
A stellar pitcher can give a team two postseason wins in a series. A great pitcher is that pitcher who can get three wins and pitch his heart out.
The pitchers on this list not only have the potential to bring in the wins in the postseason, but they also are possible Cy Young candidates in the future and right now.
This list is limited to pitchers under the age of 25. A franchise cannot be built around an older player. Some pitchers 25 and over can make a good run for several years, but younger pitchers can dominate for six to seven years, not just produce hum-drum wins.
Players who just missed the cut because of age: Felix Hernandez (25 years old), Yovani Gallardo (25), David Price (25), Matt Cain (26), Ian Kennedy (26).