WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched): Sanchez- 1.103 Porcello- 1.133 Scherzer- 1.171 Verlander- 1.444 (yuck) ERA: Porcello- 3.24 Scherzer- 3.27 Sanchez- 3.57 Verlander- 4.79 (yuck) WAR: Scherzer- 4.2 Porcello- 3.7 Sanchez- 2.4 (injured for a little while) Verlander- 0.4 (yuck) Hopefully Verlander has been injured and continues to strengthen until the post season. He was a bear last year in the playoffs after a rough season. Short of a steady recovery though, I think that he should be the one held out of the rotation. Porcello has clearly been the 1st or 2nd best pitcher... in a dead heat with Scherzer. Sanchez is also very close to these guys statistically. Verlander has been the outlier.