2016 Best Starting Pitchers in MLB

Starting pitching is often considered the key to success in the MLB. So, who are the top 5 starting pitchers in the MLB today?
  1. 1.
    Clayton Kershaw
    5-1, 1.74 ERA, 77 K, 66 IP, 2CG — Perennial Cy Young front runner
  2. 2.
    Jake Arrieta
    6-0, 1.13 ERA, 44 K, 1 NH — Not quite ready to overthrow Kershaw, but he's close
  3. 3.
    Chris Sale
    7-0, 1.79 ERA, 47 K, 50.1 IP — Dominant lefty today and for years to come
  4. 4.
    Max Scherzer
    4-2, 66 K (one 20 K game), 52 IP — Early struggles, but still an absolute force. His twenty strikeout game shows he is back
  5. 5.
    Madison Bumgarner
    4-2, 49.2 IP, 60 K, 2.72 ERA — Another superstar lefty. Few people you'd rather have on the hill than him (just ask the 2014 Royals)