The 10 Best MLB Starting Pitchers This Season

Nick PucciContributor IMay 6, 2009

The 10 Best MLB Starting Pitchers This Season

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10. Wandy Rodriguez

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez #51 of the Houston Astros throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 12, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals beat the Astros 3-0.  (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

9. Yovani Gallardo

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers deals a pitch against the New York Mets on April 18, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

8. Chris Volstad

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    WASHINGTON - APRIL 19:  Chris Volstad #41 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park April 19, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

7. Josh Johnson

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins throws a pitch against the New York Mets on April 29, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3.  (Photo by Jim M

6. Tim Lincecum

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 3:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Chicago Cubs during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park July 3, 2008 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

5. Johnny Cueto

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    DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 2:   Pitcher Johnny Cueto #77 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during a Spring Training game at Knology Park on March 2, 2008 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

4. Chad Billingsley

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03:  Chad Billingsley #58 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Diego Padres during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on May 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

3. Dan Haren

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 22:  Starting pitcher Dan Haren #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the game at Chase Field on April 22, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 2-0.   (Photo by Christian Pet

2. Johan Santana

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3.  (Photo by Ji

1. Zack Greinke

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 28:  Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins on May 28, 2008 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

The Just Missed List

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    NEW YORK - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches during the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Final Notes

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