After winning the World Series, the Dodgers are still at the top with possibly the best pitching rotation in the league. Having this many stars within a single roster will allow the boys in blue to dominate against other teams. With only two losses in 13 contests, it is very telling of the Dodgers’ capability, but we will see how the rest of the season goes.
Now let’s talk about some of these players.
Clayton Kershaw (L) is one of the biggest threats on this team. Last season Kershaw had an ERA of 2.16, which proves that he is elite. His variety of pitches can really get ahead of any batter he faces. As many know, Kershaw throws a 4-seam fastball, a curveball, changeup, and a slider, although he will continue to update his pitches throughout the season.
Trevor Bauer (R) is next up on this list and is the newest addition to the Dodgers. All eyes were on him during this offseason when he decided to come to Los Angeles to be a Dodger. He had an ERA of 1.73 last season through 11 games. Bauer throws a fastball, slider, knuckle curve, and lastly, his best pitch, the cutter. Starting as a Dodger he was on no-hitter watch throughout his first 6 innings as well.
Next, Walker Buehler (R), also could be known as the Dodgers next ACE, depending on who you talk to. It is just another reason why LA will be exceeding people’s expectations for years to come. Buehler pitches a curveball, slider, changeup, and his most reliable pitch last year, a 4-seam fastball. Buehler had an ERA of 3.44 in eight regular season games but also had 42 strikeouts. This year fans will be ready to see what else he is capable of.
Julio Urías (L) will finally fully be a part of the Dodgers pitching rotation as well. Urías had an incredible season last year, especially during the postseason. Overall, he has started the season with an ERA of 3.86 throughout his first 18 innings this year. He pitches a changeup, slider, curveball, and a 4-seam fastball. Urías continues to be a powerful member of this team, and it is just the beginning of the season.
Lastly, Dustin May (R) is a player that has been able to prove himself through his first couple of years in the league and is a part of this starting rotation. May throws a cutter, 4-seam fastball, and a sinker. During the 2020 season, he pitched 56 innings and had an ERA of 2.57. This is very promising, and fans will see more from him this season.
These are just a few of the players that will make 2021 a season full of excitement and there are more within the bullpen. However, the question is, do you think the Dodgers have the best pitching rotation in the league?