FLB: 2007 AL starting pitcher rankings
(Catchers, first basemen, second basemen, shortstops, third basemen, AL outfielders, NL outfielders, designated hitters and NL starting pitchers have already appeared, and closers will appear Friday.)
1. Johan Santana, Twins: He's the one sure thing among pitchers, but his No. 1 ranking amounts to more than that. Santana didn't simply lead the majors in ERA (2.77), WHIP (0.997) and strikeouts (245); he led by 21 points in ERA, 72 points in WHIP and by 29 strikeouts! Plus, only four times in 34 starts was he left out there for 110-plus pitches, so you can't call his arm abused. A case can absolutely be made for him at No. 1 overall.
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