Over the course of the marathon that is a season in Major League Baseball, a pretty good indicator of how successful a team has been is starting pitching. In fact, last season, the league leader in quality starts was the St. Louis Cardinals. This helped pace them to the most wins in the league, 100. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Colorado Rockies ranked 28-30, respectively, in quality starts and finished the season with fewer than 70 wins. Owners have placed a premium on starting pitching too. From the end of the 2015 season through the middle of January, teams spent $1.126 billion on pitchers.

Here are the 10 starting pitchers who have the highest likelihood to have a big impact on their team at the start of the 2016 season.

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John Kocsis

John is a senior broadcast journalism major at Ohio University. He has been the play-by-play voice for the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League's Southern Ohio Copperheads for two years, is a host of The Sports Fan on 970 WATH in Athens, Ohio and is an anchor for Ohio Sports Zone. In addition to that, he is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.

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