A.L. REPORT SPOTLIGHT: Starting pitchers

January 2006
Sporting News;1/20/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 3, p53
The article analyzes the performance of several baseball teams. The top of the rotation of the Anaheim Angels should be strong with RHPs Bartolo Colon and John Lackey, though Colon has shoulder issues. The Oakland Athletics' Barry Zito has perhaps the best curveball in the majors and leads an elite rotation. RHP Rich Harden regularly throws in the upper 90s, though his durability is a concern. The rotation of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays probably will be headed by LHP Scott Kazmir, and it also figures to include LHPs Mark Hendrickson and Casey Fossum and RHPs Doug Waechter and Seth McClung.


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