Tigers have MLB's best rotation

It's early, but Detroit could rival the 2011 Phillies or mid-'90s Braves

Updated: May 3, 2013, 11:21 AM ET
By Dave Cameron | ESPN Insider
Anibal SanchezGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesAnibal Sanchez's 1.82 ERA and 50 strikeouts rank among the best in the American League.

The Detroit Tigers' rotation is underrated. Yes, the group headlined by Justin Verlander, the one that helped carry the Tigers to the World Series last year, does not receive enough attention. You probably know that Detroit has good starting pitching. You may not know that it has one of the best rotations any team has put together in recent years.