Ranking NL East starting rotations: Braves have work to do
1. Washington Nationals
To the victor goes the spoils. The Nationals once again claim the top spot in something. The Nationals had a decision to face a few months ago and it seems they chose starting pitching over the batter when they elected to bring back Stephen Strasburg over Anthony Rendon.
Finally able to put it together from Opening Day on, Strasburg is coming off his best pro year yet.
Obviously, they still have Max Scherzer going as well. Although, it does seem that Scherzer may be starting to enter that part of his career where his arm aches just a little more every day.
This brings me to the next point, will the long playoff run impact the Nationals in 2020 and will they experience any of that hangover? The delay to start the year surely does not help that cause, and besides, 100% of people will take the ring last year.
We have not even mentioned Patrick Corbin who again would be much higher than a three on almost any other team in the game.
Old Atlanta Braves pal Anibal Sanchez will surely be the team’s fourth starter and it will be interesting to see if he can continue his resurgence since he was signed by the Atlanta Braves a few short seasons ago.
The one weak spot for the Nationals and their rotation is without a doubt their number five place. Odds are they will have to select from either Joe Ross or Austin Voth.
Even still, we give the nod to the defending champs once again here.
So that is our rankings for the NL East and their starting rotations. Let us know in the comments below which team is too high and who is too low.