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1. Johan Santana, Twins
2005 Stats: 16-7, 238 K, 2.88 ERA, .97 WHIP
Outlook: The gold standard. Overpowering, great control, still young.

2. Jake Peavy, Padres
2005 Stats: 15-9, 216 K, 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP
Outlook: Nothing but good signs in his numbers.

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3. Pedro Martinez, Mets
2005 Stats: 15-8, 208 K, 2.82 ERA, .95 WHIP
Outlook: Less overpowering and could break down at any time but still awfully hard to hit.

4. Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
2005 Stats: 12-4, 108 K, 2.42 ERA, .96 WHIP
Outlook: Best pitcher in baseball until a line drive broke his leg last year.

5. Randy Johnson, Yankees
2005 Stats: 17-8, 211 K, 3.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP
Outlook: His ERA could rebound a bit because he still combines power and excellent control.

6. Roy Oswalt, Astros
2005 Stats: 20-12, 184 K, 2.95 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
Outlook: Never been less than terrific but strikeout rate is waning so don't look for improvement.

7. Ben Sheets, Brewers
2005 Stats: 10-9, 141 K, 3.34 ERA, 1.07 WHIP
Outlook: Look for a rebound from this rare combination of power and control.

8. Chris Carpenter, Cardinals
2005 Stats: 21-5, 213 K, 2.84 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
Outlook: Won't return to last year's peak but solid skills across the board.

9. Rich Harden, A's
2005 Stats: 10-5, 121 K, 2.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP
Outlook: Just needs to extend his awesome performance over more innings.

10. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
2005 Stats: 4-4, 77 K, 2.67 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Outlook: All signs say King Felix is as good as the hype.

11. Mark Prior, Cubs
2005 Stats: 11-7, 188 K, 3.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: He still has great skills but durability open to question.

12. Carlos Zambrano, Cubs
2005 Stats: 14-6, 202 K, 3.27 ERA, 1.15 WHIP
Outlook: Strikeout pitchers who keep the ball on the ground are rare so we have to hope he stays healthy.

13. Andy Pettitte, Astros
2005 Stats: 17-9, 171 K, 2.39 ERA, 1.03 WHIP
Outlook: Veteran may have trouble repeating last year's ERA but still has good control and keeps the ball in the park.

14. Dontrelle Willis, Marlins
2005 Stats: 22-10, 170 K, 2.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Outlook: Wins could be scarce for gutted Marlins.

15. Mark Buehrle, White Sox
2005 Stats: 16-8, 149 K, 3.12 ERA, 1.19 WHIP
Outlook: Soft-tosser should remain solid but unlikely to repeat last year's ERA.

16. John Lackey, Angels
2005 Stats: 14-5, 199 K, 3.44 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
Outlook: He was much more overpowering last year and could surpass Bartolo Colon as the Angels' ace.

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17. Danny Haren, A's
2005 Stats: 14-12, 163 K, 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: The A's know how to pick them.

18. Bartolo Colon, Angels
2005 Stats: 21-8, 157 K, 3.48 ERA, 1.16 WHIP
Outlook: Cy Young was a joke but he's still solid.

19. Josh Beckett, Red Sox
2005 Stats: 15-8, 166 K, 3.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Outlook: Still very talented and still only 25 but the move to Fenway portends a rise in ERA.

20. John Smoltz, Braves
2005 Stats: 14-7, 169 K, 3.06 ERA, 1.15 WHIP
Outlook: You always worry about durability at his age, and he shouldn't be your ace, but he remains a terrific pitcher.

21. A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays
2005 Stats: 12-12, 198 K, 3.44 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Outlook: Bad publicity about his big contract shouldn't overshadow talent. Park switch will hurt.

22. Kelvim Escobar, Angels
2005 Stats: 3-2, 63 K, 3.04 ERA, 1.11 WHIP
Outlook: Could be overlooked because he was hurt but has been excellent as a starter the last two seasons.

23. Curt Schilling, Red Sox
2005 Stats: 8-8, 87 K, 5.69 ERA, 1.53 WHIP
Outlook: Says he'll be healthy. Still showed enough skill last year to make him appealing.

24. Jason Schmidt, Giants
2005 Stats: 12-7, 165 K, 4.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP
Outlook: Looking for a big rebound but we don't know how healthy he'll be.

25. Brett Myers, Phillies
2005 Stats: 13-8, 208 K, 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
Outlook: Blossomed last year without getting too much recognition.

26. Cliff Lee, Indians
2005 Stats: 18-5, 143 K, 3.79 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: The record was a little gaudy but expect his ERA to hold fairly steady.

27. Javier Vazquez, White Sox
2005 Stats: 11-15, 192 K, 4.43 ERA, 1.25 WHIP
Outlook: His control and strikeouts say he could still be a star. His ERA and tendency to give up homers say otherwise.

28. C.C. Sabathia, Indians
2005 Stats: 15-10, 161 K, 4.04 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Outlook: I keep expecting him to get hurt but he had probably his best year in 2005.

29. Freddy Garcia, White Sox
2005 Stats: 14-8, 146 K, 3.87 ERA, 1.25 WHIP
Outlook: Solid but due for an ERA spike.

30. Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks
2005 Stats: 14-12, 172 K, 3.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Outlook: Combination of ground balls and strikeouts makes up for iffy control.

31. Kevin Millwood, Rangers
2005 Stats: 9-11, 146 K, 2.86 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: ERA will rise in offense-friendly Arlington.

32. Doug Davis, Brewers
2005 Stats: 11-11, 208 K, 3.85 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Outlook: Took a leap as a power pitcher last year. Could be a mid-round bargain.

33. Tim Hudson, Braves
2005 Stats: 14-9, 115 K, 3.52 ERA, 1.35 WHIP
Outlook: His low strikeout rates say he's not an ace anymore, but he picked it up in the second half so there may be hope.

34. John Patterson, Nationals
2005 Stats: 9-7, 185 K, 3.13 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Outlook: Really emerged last year and his solid combination of power and control should allow for a repeat.

35. Jose Contreras, White Sox
2005 Stats: 15-7, 154 K, 3.61 ERA, 1.23 WHIP
Outlook: Always had talent and seemed to find himself last year but 2004 says he's unreliable.

36. Francisco Liriano, Twins
2005 Stats: 1-2, 33 K, 5.70 ERA, 1.10 WHIP
Outlook: Almost as good a prospect as King Felix with a fraction of the hype.

37. Mike Mussina, Yankees
2005 Stats: 13-8, 142 K, 4.42 ERA, 1.37 WHIP
Outlook: Many will write him off but he still has some skills and was a bit unlucky last year.

38. Greg Maddux, Cubs
2005 Stats: 13-15, 136 K, 4.24 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: Still eats up innings and his control is so good that you know he won't hurt you.

39. Scott Kazmir, Devil Rays
2005 Stats: 10-9, 174 Ks, 3.77 ERA, 1.46 WHIP
Outlook: Mets have to be kicking themselves, but he still needs to improve his control.

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40. Jeff Weaver, team TBD
2005 Stats: 14-11, 157 K, 4.22 ERA, 1.17 WHIP
Outlook: Nothing special but he keeps the ball in the strike zone. Watch to see where he lands.

41. Jon Lieber, Phillies
2005 Stats: 17-13, 149 K, 4.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
Outlook: Great control always makes him a decent bet.

42. Joe Blanton, A's
2005 Stats: 12-12, 116 K, 3.54 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Outlook: Not overpowering enough for my taste.

43. Barry Zito, A's
2005 Stats: 14-13, 171 K, 3.87 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Outlook: Unlikely to ever repeat 2002 but he's leveled in a decent place.

44. Jeremy Bonderman, Tigers
2005 Stats: 14-13, 145 K, 4.57 ERA, 1.35 WHIP
Outlook: Expect a slight step up this year, and he could really put it together down the line.

45. Noah Lowry, Giants
2005 Stats: 13-13, 172 K, 3.79 ERA, 1.32 WHIP
Outlook: It's entirely possible that I've ranked him way too low.

46. Brad Radke, Twins
2005 Stats: 9-12, 117 K, 4.05 ERA, 1.18 WHIP.
Outlook: Historically great control makes him a decent fourth starter for your team.

47. Esteban Loaiza, A's
2005 Stats: 12-10, 173 K, 3.77 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Outlook: Going from one pitcher's park to another so he could post a repeat.

48. Matt Clement, Red Sox
2005 Stats: 13-6, 146 K, 4.57 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Outlook: Strikeouts were down but he still keeps the ball in the park so ERA should sink a little.

49. Bruce Chen, Orioles
2005 Stats: 13-10, 133 K, 3.84 ERA, 1.27
Outlook: For fantasy purposes, you'd like to see more strikeouts. But he finally established himself.

50. Roger Clemens, team TBD
2005 Stats: 13-8, 185 K, 1.88 ERA, 1.01 WHIP
Outlook: He'd be in the top 15 if we knew he was pitching. I expect that he will come May.

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