MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester signed with a last-place team when he had so many other great options.
It's easy to fall for the hype of a player, whether it's a new prospect or someone who switched to a new team in the winter, heading into the season.
The Tigers gave Justin Verlander the ball on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Who else would you rather have on the mound right now?
By David Ferris
The ranks below consider a 5x5 scoring system (wins, strikeouts, ERA, WHIP and saves) for the remainder of the season.