Best Pitchers In The American League

CBS New York

By Christian S. Kohl

With over a month of the baseball season already gone, the American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound. While consistent elite performers such as CC Sabathia and David Price have taken a bit of time to warm up to the major league season, several starters have excelled right out of the gate. The question is, which one of them is the best?

Coming off an absolutely stellar 2011 season, the consensus pick in the preseason was Tigers ace Justin Verlander. With an overpowering fastball which seems to increase in velocity as the game goes on, in addition to a devastating breaking ball, the Detroit workhorse has begun the season in fine style, pitching to a 2.38 ERA with 42 strikeouts. He has managed to work his way around a few rocky outings and is poised to post fantastic…

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