Ranking All 30 MLB Starting Rotations
By Max Rayman
5) Los Angeles Dodgers
Projected 2020 Starting Rotation: Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw*, Dustin May, Julio Urias, Alex Wood, Ross Stripling
2019 Stats: W/L 62-32, 3.11 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 19.7 fWAR
The Dodgers rotation took a hit after losing Hyun-Jin Ryu in free agency, and the announcement that veteran David Price opted out of the 2020 season. They also shipped out Kenta Maeda to the Twins as part of the Mookie Betts trade. Despite that, the Dodgers rotation is full of talent highlighted by emerging ace, Walke Beuhler. Beuhler followed up his impressive rookie season by going 14-4, with a 3.26 ERA, and 215 strikeouts. His outstanding 3.03 FIP shows that there is even more to come.
Ross Stripling will replace long time ace, Clayton Kershaw in the rotation for the time being. Kershaw was placed on the IL Thursday with back spasms. The team’s top pitching prospect Dustin May will have big shoes to fill but, looked the part on opening day. Replacing Kershaw for the team’s opener, May went 4.1/3 innings, allowing only one run, while striking out four. Once Kershaw returns, this rotation will be even better.