Power Rankings: Top 20 Starting Pitchers in ’15

  1. David Price (Detroit Tigers)

Strikeouts, strikeouts, and more strikeouts! If nothing else, that is what you can expect from the Detroit Tigers’ newest ace. Price has finished four out of the last five years with at least 185 K’s, including a league leading 271 in 2015. He also made the All-Star game four out of those five years.

Price is a winner. He has had at least 10 wins in every one of his six seasons, and only had a losing record once (12-13 in 2011).

Price throws a two-seam fastball as well as a four-seamer, and each stays mostly in the 94-97 mph range. He mainly uses his cutter to end two-strike counts and has a changeup that he typically only throws to right-handed batters.

Eight might be a little bit low for Price in the eyes of some, but I think he fits right in near the bottom of my top ten. The Tigers’ lineup is weaker than it has been in recent memory, and Price could suffer a blow from that.

2 Responses

  1. Steven Garrison

    I think another pitcher in the national league will take the crown away from kershaw in 2015.

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  2. Will Gribin

    It’s certainly an option Steven. The Cy Young award is presented to the best pitcher that year, not overall. So any year could be “the year” for any pitcher. However, in my mind Kershaw is consistent enough to remain not only the best overall, but the best on a season to season basis.

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