Starting pitching is one of the key aspects of a strong Major League team.
Having one or two frontline starters at the top of the starting rotation gives a team a nice boost and somebody that they can rely on when things aren’t going well.
This week, MLB has made a new list featuring their own starting pitcher power rankings.
Several starters have been off to very good starts this season, and many of them are featured on this list.
MLB posted a cool graphic on Twitter which features the list of starting pitchers who made the recent Top 10 list.
Bump day beasts. 😤
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At the top of the list is New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole.
Cole, 32, appears to have found his old rhythm again and is pitching like he had been in 2019 when he was still a member of the Houston Astros and guided them to the World Series.
Second on the list is Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen.
The 27-year-old owns a 2.53 ERA in seven starts and has posted an impressive record of 4-1.
He also has struck out 57 batters over 42.2 innings of work and owns a WHIP of 0.84.
Rounding out the top-five portion of the list are Sonny Gray, Shohei Ohtani, and Clayton Kershaw.
Spencer Strider kicks off the second half of the list.
The Atlanta Braves ace owns a record of 4-0 in six starts and has an ERA of 2.57 over 35 innings of work.
Luis Castillo, Kevin Gausman, Shane McClanahan, and Justin Steele round out the bottom half of the list.NEXT: MLB Insider Discusses Cubs Prospect's Debut