Wednesday, June 15, 2011
3.5+ K/BB, 1.05 WHIP or lower, 50+ IP (2011)
David Price (Rays)
Dan Haren (Angels)
Cole Hamels (Phillies)
Jered Weaver (Angels)
Justin Verlander (Tigers)
Shaun Marcum (Brewers)
The only pitcher on this list that's a surprise is Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.68 ERA), who is in his first season with the Brewers. After missing 2009 with Tommy John surgery, he had a quality 2010 with the Blue Jays (13-8, 3.64 ERA), and was traded in December for a minor league prospect.
He is a big reason with the Brewers are surprisingly in first place in the NL Central right now. Marcum has also not gone less than 6 innings in any start since his first of the year on April 2nd (4 IP, 3 ER). There is no reason to think he'll let up either, considering that he's only allowed 69 hits and 23 walks in 90.2 innings, along with 83 SO.
Posted by Brad Templeman at 7:55 PM