2009 AL East Rotations

2009 AL East Rotations

All of the recent yap about Chamberlain & Kennedy taking Mussina’s rotation spot got me thinking. What is it going to be like to hit in the AL east in a few years? Not fun I’d assume. So I put together a quicky list of some of the pitchers that should most likely be toeing the rubber in the division in 2009. Its tough now, don’t get me wrong. But the mix of players hitting their prime (Bedard, Beckett, Dice-K, etc) coupled with some of the young prospects & their gained experience is going to be tough on any hitter.

Note: Due to our tables sucking, the format is as follows;

Name, 2007 Key Stats, Date of Birth

Baltimore Orioles

Eric Bedard 13 “ 5, 221 SO in 182 IP 03/05/79
Adam Loewen 3.56 ERA, .239 BAA, 4th overall 2002 04/09/84
Hayden Penn 37 SO in 35 IP, AAA at 22 years of age 10/13/84

Boston Red Sox

Josh Beckett 16 “ 5, 3.21 ERA, 152 K 05/15/80
Dice K 3.88 ERA, 174 K 08/13/80
Big Name FA ??? ???
Jon Lester 3.89 in AAA, 23 in MLB 01/07/84
Clay Buchholz 171 K in 125.1 milb IP 08/14/84

New York Yankees

Joba Chamberlain 17 K in 10 MLB IP 09/23/85
Phillip Hughes 2nd youngest in MLB, 36 K in 38 IP 06/24/86
Chien-Ming Wang 15 “ 6, 3.95 ERA 03/31/80
Ian Kennedy 1.91 Milb ERA, 163 K in 146.1 IP 12/19/84
Big Name FA ???? ?????

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Scott Kazmir 2nd AL SO/9, career 3.70 ERA 01/24/84
Jamie Shields AL Best 162:32 SO/BB Ratio 12/20/81
David Price NCAA: 11 “ 1, 2.63 ERA, 194 SO in 133.1 IP, 1st overall pick 2007 08/26/85
Jeff Niemann 3.96 ERA, 118 SO in 125 IP AAA, 4th overall 2004 draft 02/23/83

Toronto Blue Jays

Roy Halladay 14 “ 6, 3.86 ERA 05/14/77
Dustin McGowan 3.20 ERA past 10 starts, 50 K in 64.2 IP 03/24/82
Shawn Marcum 11- 5, 3.62 ERA 12/14/81
Mid “ Big Name FA ????? ??????

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