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The AL's top starting 5!

Many of you may have seen a series I did on Seth's site this past fall.  I developed a formula to rate all of the pitchers and position players in the Twins minor league system.

I recently modified that formula to compare pitchers at the major league level.  I then completed the comparison of the top 5 starters on each staff (adding the totals of the 5)...ranking the success in 2005 of the starting 5 for all 14 teams as follows:


Twins       508.723
Angels      498.803
ChiSox      497.680
Toronto     491.236
Oakland     487.378
Cleveland   479.422
Boston      445.704
Yankees     444.247
Seattle     425.850
Baltimore   404.907
Detroit     404.584
Texas       381.787
Tampa Bay   383.551
Kansas City 343.612

Based on this formula, the top 25 starting pitchers in the AL were:


#1  Halladay     Toronto     135.823
#2  Santana      Twins       131.771
#3  Buehrle      ChiSox      121.365
#4  Harden       Oakland     114.502
#5  Garland      ChiSox      111.476
#6  Colon        Angels      110.170
#7  R.Johnson    Yankees     109.239
#8  Byrd         Angels      109.033
#9  Towers       Toronto     108.975
#10 F.Hernandez  Seattle     108.296
#11 Radke        Twins       107.914
#12 Millwood     Cleveland   106.818
#13 Silva        Twins       106.508
#14 Haren        Oakland     102.728
#15 Lackey       Angels      100.832
#16 Wells        Boston       99.919
#17 Sabathia     Cleveland    98.172
#18 Garcia       ChiSox       98.049
#19 Lee          Cleveland    97.625
#20 Washburn     Angels       97.521
#21 Rogers       Texas        96.970
#22 Mussina      Yankees      95.142
#23 Blanton      Oakland      94.423
#24 Wakefield    Boston       94.324
#25 Contreras    ChiSox       94.046

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