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Ranking the 10 best pitchers in the National League East

Aug 4, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitchers Jacob deGrom (left) and
Aug 4, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitchers Jacob deGrom (left) and / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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3) Best pitchers in the NL East: Sandy Alcantara

The Marlins are not a good baseball team. They don't score many runs at all and have underperformed expectations drastically this season. They do however have excellent starting pitching. Guys like Pablo Lopez, Braxton Garrett, and even Trevor Rogers despite his disappointing season figure to be part of a rotation that should be one of the league's best for years to come.

But the ring leader for this young and talented rotation is Sandy Alcantara. The 26 year old is the front runner for NL Cy Young right now and for good reason.

Alcantara has gone 11-6 with a 2.19 ERA in 25 starts. He leads the league by 19 innings in innings pitched. His 6.3 bWAR is much better than second place Max Fried's 4.9 bWAR for pitchers. Sandy is second in the NL in ERA just .07 points behind Tony Gonsolin, and leads all of baseball with three complete games.

Wheeler was the workhorse of baseball last season, and Alcantara has been that this season. He has gone at least seven innings in 17 of his 25 starts including a stretch of 13 in a row that extended over two months.

His ability to get deep into games is something not many pitchers can do consistently nowadays.

It's unfortunate that he gets very little recognition because he's been doing this for years now. He threw over 200 innings last season with an ERA just over 3.00. Alcantara has been and will continue to be dominant for years to come with the Marlins (until they trade him).

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