Rank 'Em: Best pitchers of 2011

Created: September 6, 2011, 8:32 AM

Where does Cliff Lee rank?

Who are baseball's best pitchers this season?

Pitching is back on equal footing in baseball. As Labor Day arrived, 18 starting pitchers had ERAs of better than 3.00. Just five years ago, Roy Oswalt and Johan Santana were the only pitchers to do that for the season. But with ERAs descending across the board, which pitchers rise above their peers?

Below you'll find some of the starting pitchers working on the best seasons. The final rankings are up to you.


 
 
  • Boston Red Sox
    12-5, 2.49 ERA
    0.98 WHIP, 155 K
  • San Francisco Giants
    11-9, 2.85 ERA
    1.07 WHIP, 157 K
  • Cincinnati Reds
    9-5, 2.29 ERA
    1.09 WHIP, 99 K
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    16-5, 2.49 ERA
    1.06 WHIP, 195 K
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    13-7, 2.63 ERA
    0.97 WHIP, 169 K
  • Los Angeles Angels
    14-8, 3.20 ERA
    1.03 WHIP, 169 K
  • Seattle Mariners
    13-11, 3.27 ERA
    1.18 WHIP, 204 K
  • Atlanta Braves
    14-8, 3.05 ERA
    1.11 WHIP, 131 K
  • Atlanta Braves
    13-6, 2.96 ERA
    1.22 WHIP, 90 K
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
    18-4, 2.96 ERA
    1.12 WHIP, 167 K
  • LA Dodgers
    17-5, 2.45 ERA
    1.02 WHIP, 222 K
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    16-7, 2.47 ERA
    1.03 WHIP, 204 K
  • Boston Red Sox
    14-6, 3.05 ERA
    1.21 WHIP, 156 K
  • San Francisco Giants
    12-12, 2.75 ERA
    1.19 WHIP, 200 K
  • Tampa Bay Rays
    12-12, 3.41 ERA
    1.09 WHIP, 195 K
  • New York Yankees
    19-7, 2.97 ERA
    1.17 WHIP, 211 K
  • Tampa Bay Rays
    14-10, 2.77 ERA
    1.02 WHIP, 205 K
  • Detroit Tigers
    21-5, 2.34 ERA
    0.91 WHIP, 224 K
  • Los Angeles Angels
    16-7, 2.49 ERA
    1.03 WHIP, 176 K
  • Texas Rangers
    14-6, 3.28 ERA
    1.20 WHIP, 173 K

 



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