1. Cleveland Indians
Projected Opening Day Rotation:
The Cleveland Indians have the best pitching rotation in baseball. Hands down. Anchored by two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, this is the nastiest staff one could find.
Carrasco has separated himself as a perennial Cy Young contender after a 17-10 season where he struck out 231 batters. Driveline Baseball product Trevor Bauer has pitchers everywhere throwing plyoballs against a wall hoping to replicate his success. Drone injuries aside, Bauer and his nasty curveball is carving up hitters in every lineup.
Aside from Danny Salazar and his shoulder, there are little injury concerns with this staff. With the emergence of Mike Clevinger, Cleveland has a legitimate 4 aces in their rotation. Shane Bieber should not be taken for granted by any means.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and with Shane Bieber and his miraculous 5.13 strikeouts per walk (second highest in the rotation behind Kluber) over 114.2 innings, the future is looking bright for the 23-year-old.
There are no holes in this rotation and if injury occurs, there are some viable rotation options available internally for the Indians.
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