Starting pitching in the National League is off to a ferociously hot start. The days of inflated home run totals and offensive power statistics appear well behind us, as a 2.01 ERA in the National League is currently good for tenth place among starters with 30 IP or more. Yet, which starters are the true elite standouts in the early going?
With over a month of the baseball season already gone, the American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound. While consistent elite performers such as CC Sabathia and David Price have taken a bit of time to warm up to the major league season, several starters have excelled right out of the gate. The question is, which one of them is the best?