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MLB pitching tiers: Ranking every staff from 1-30

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Kurkjian loves Dodgers' top four starters (1:10)

David Ross picks the Rays' rotation as the best in baseball so far while Tim Kurkjian makes a case for the Dodgers' staff. (1:10)

As baseball hurtles toward the halfway point of the season, many of the projections, prognostications and predictions from the start of the season are in shambles. This is a typical occurrence of course, because predicting the future is a foggy endeavor. Projections should never stand still, and should always take into account new events.

So in that light, the midway marker is a good point at which to reconsider how we feel about players and teams. My colleague Jay Jaffe has already tackled the starting lineups, so I'm taking the challenge of ranking the 30 pitching staffs in terms of what the rest of the season will look like. Although I utilize the ZiPS projections to inform these predictions, these rankings aren't exclusively from the projections.