Where does the Braves' starting rotation rank among the NL East in 2024?

Now that the Atlanta Braves have made their splashy starting pitcher acquisition, it seems like the perfect time to rank the NL East's starting pitching rotations!

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Now that Chris Sale has joined the Atlanta Braves starting rotation, we decided to rank all the projected starting pitching rotations in the NL East. Where do the Braves stack up against the rest of the division? Let's find out.

To determine the ranks, we used FGDC projections for innings and ERA projections to determine where each team lands.

5. Washington Nationals

1. Josiah Gray | 177 IP, 5.21 ERA
2. Mackenzie Gore | 152 IP, 4.16 ERA
3. Jake Irvin | 124 IP, 4.95 ERA
4. Patrick Corbin | 166 IP, 4.87 ERA
5. Trevor Williams | 123 IP, 5.18 ERA

Josiah Gray's underlying metrics and bad second half don't bode well for the Nats in 2024. Mackenzie Gore may claim ace status this season. Not much else going on with this rotation. In 2024, we will see the merciful end of Patrick Corbin's reign of terror. Corbin will earn $35 million this season to (most likely) be one of the back-end starters on the worst rotation in the NL East.

4. New York Mets

1. Kodai Senga | 187 IP, 3.75 ERA
2. Jose Quintana | 168 IP, 4.23 ERA
3. Luis Severino | 144 IP, 4.28 ERA
4. Sean Manaea | 148 IP, 3.99 ERA
5. Adrian Houser | 141 IP, 4.57 ERA

This rotation was ranked number one in our pre-season divisional rankings last year. Now it is full of veteran pitchers with questionable track records. The Mets are relying on bounce-backs from Luis Severino and Sean Manaea (they are spending a lot of money on that bet, too). Jose Quintana has pitched fewer than 76 innings in two of the past three seasons. He is entering his age-35 season. Outside of Senga, Mets fans can't feel very good about anything in this rotation. They are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.