NL East Report: Ranking The Starting Rotations


“Keep Your Enemies Closer”

The National League East has been known for it’s pitching staffs, going back to the Mets rotations of the 80’s, the Braves of the 90’s and early 2000’s, all the way up to the Phillies and Nationals of the past few seasons. What’s clear is that each team has quality pitching in some way. Teams like the Mets and Marlins have some good rotation options, with high-end quality prospects entering their respective staffs this season. While other teams like Phillies have a three-headed monster at the top, and the Nationals are building around the all-world Stephen Strasburg.

Let’s take a look at each rotation, and rank them in order from last to first.

5. Miami Marlins

  1. Ricky Nolasco
  2. Henderson Alvarez-DL
  3. Nathan Eovaldi-DL
  4. Wade LeBlanc
  5. Kevin Slowey
  6. Jose Fernandez
  7. Alex Sanabia

4. New York Mets

  1. Jonathon Niese
  2. Matt Harvey
  3. Shaun Marcum-DL
  4. Dillon Gee
  5. Jeremy Hefner

3. Atlanta Braves

  1. Tim Hudson
  2. Kris Medlen
  3. Paul Maholm
  4. Mike Minor
  5. Julio Teheran
  6. Brandon Beachy-DL

2. Philadelphia Phillies

  1. Cole Hamels
  2. Roy Halladay
  3. Cliff Lee
  4. Kyle Kendrick
  5. John Lannan

1. Washington Nationals

  1. Stephen Strasburg
  2. Gio Gonzalez
  3. Jordan Zimmerman
  4. Dan Haren
  5. Ross Detwiler

What are your starting rotation rankings in the National League East?