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Ranking AL East Starting Pitchers

Our week long series of ranking every position in the AL East with the starting pitchers continues.

Starting Pitcher #1

1. C.C. Sabathia, NYY

2. Jon Lester, BOS

3. David Price, TB

4. Ricky Romero, TOR

5. Zach Britton, BAL

Sabathia gets the edge over Lester due to being an absolute workhorse. Sabathia has averaged 226 innings per year compared to 211 for Lester over a much longer career. Sabathia has also outperformed Lester the last two years, with Lester being a big reason for Boston’s collapse last season. Last season, Sabathia had a 7.1 WAR and Lester had a 3.7 WAR. Price had a bit of a down year last year going 12-13, with a 3.49 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP. However, with his outstanding fastball and slider he should bounce back fine. Romero had a fabulous season last year going 15-11, with a 2.92 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP. Despite having a lesser year I will take Price in the long run over Romero. Britton came out firing for the O’s but fell off drastically. The Orioles at #5 on these pitching lists will be a pattern.  Read the rest of this entry

Jeremy Hellickson beats out Ivan Nova for ROY award

Jeremy Hellickson beats out Ivan Nova for ROY award

By Delia E. 

The AL and NL Rookie Of the Year awards were just announced and once again, a Yankee went home empty handed. Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays & Craig Kimbel of the Atlanta Braves were the winners of the big awards, despite Ivan Nova having a 16-4 season.

Ivan Nova was listed on 16 of the 28 ROY ballots and was first place on one of them, second place for the other five and 10 third place votes. Here was the voting chart for the American League courtesy of

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays 17 5 2 102
Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 11 5 63
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 4 4 6 38
Ivan Nova, New York Yankees 1 5 10 30
Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners 3 2 11
Dustin Ackley, Seattle Mariners 1 1 6
Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays 1 1
Jordan Walden, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 1


And here is the voting chart for the National League, once again courtesy of

Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves 32 160
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves 21 7 70
Vance Worley, Philadelphia Phillies 8 16 40
Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals 1 3 6
Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks 1 2 5
Danny Espinoza, Washington Nationals 1 3
Darwin Barney, Chicago Cubs 2 2
Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 2


Congratulations to both Jeremy Hellickson & Craig Kimbel for the ROY awards.