Using the Rank-o-meter, lets take a look at starting rotations in the AL East. I’m experimenting with a different approach to ranking pitchers – this time looking at each team’s best starter, then second best starter, and so on. Lets take a look, with the best rotations first:
1. The Rays have the best and deepest rotation thusfar
2. The next best rotation is probably the Yankees, although right now they’re essentially a 3-deep rotation.
3. The Jays are off to a surprising start, driven by a well-balanced rotation.
4. The Red Sox come in 4th, with a very disappointing start. Bucholz and Beckett have been fine, but the rest of the rotation has been a disaster.
5. Bringing up the rear is the Orioles staff. Not too pretty…