The Milwaukee Brewers have secured a playoff berth in four consecutive seasons and the efforts of the pitching staff have been a major reason why. Milwaukee posted the third-best ERA in baseball last year (3.48) and fans will love to see the team's spot in MLB.com's starting rotation power rankings.
The Brewers check in at No. 2 and only trail the New York Mets in the rankings. Of course, the Mets signed Max Scherzer this offseason to join Jacob deGrom as the best one-two punch in baseball. The duo of Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff certainly gives them a run for their money, though.
Burnes is coming off a season in which he finished with a minuscule 2.43 ERA and won the National League Cy Young Award. The 27-year-old has posted a 15-6 record over the last two seasons and owns a career average of 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. He is as dominant as they come.
Meanwhile, Woodruff was named to his second All-Star game in 2021 and ended the year with a 2.56 ERA in 179.1 innings pitched. Keep in mind it was the fourth season in a row he logged an ERA under 3.65. Woodruff has also struck out an impressive 445 batters over the last three years (65 starts).
The craziest thing about the Brewers starting rotation may be the depth it has. Freddy Peralta tallied 10 wins last season and Eric Lauer finished with career-high marks across the board (1.138 WHIP). Second-year pro Aaron Ashby showed flashes of greatness in what was his rookie season, too.
The Brewers currently have the sixth-best odds to win the World Series at +1200, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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