Beyond Zack Greinke: A Kansas City Royals Starting Pitching Assessment

Jordan BrattCorrespondent IMay 25, 2009

Beyond Zack Greinke: A Kansas City Royals Starting Pitching Assessment

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    KANSAS CITY - MAY 14: Manager Trey Hillman #22 of the Kansas City Royals walks on the field during the game between the Baltimore Orioles on May 14, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Ace: Gil Meche

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    SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22:  Gil Meche of the Kansas City Royals poses during photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 22, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Genius: Zack Greinke

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 9:  Pitcher Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals kneels behind the mound before pitching the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 9, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 1-0.  (Phot

The 9-5'er: Kyle Davies

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    KANSAS CITY - MAY 5: Pitcher Kyle Davies #28 of the Kansas City Royals looks to the plate during the game against the Chicago White Sox on May 5, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Professor: Brian Bannister

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    SUPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25:  Brian Bannister #19 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during spring training on February 25, 2008 at Suprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Question Mark: Luke Hochevar

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    BOSTON - MAY 19:  Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of pitcher Luke Hochevar #44 of  the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on May 19, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Red sox won the game 7-0 with pit

The Others: Who's Here & Who's Should Be

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    KANSAS CITY - MAY 14: A general view of the field taken during the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles on May 14, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)