Most starting pitchers that have stayed in their rotations all season long now have five or six starts under their belts, so now is the time that we can really start to quantify how they're all doing. This is an article you're definitely going to want to read, as it will go over all of the best money pitchers on the MLB odds this season.
Amongst pitchers that have made at least four starts this year, there are only seven in the majors that are still undefeated, and they are the only seven pitchers that have profits of at least $430 based upon $100 bets. The best of the bunch is Arizona's Patrick Corbin. You probably never had heard of this 23 year old before this season because he was only brought up last year to the bigs for the first time. However, you'll learn about him quickly this season. Corbin is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA and a 25/7 K/BB ratio. He's keeping the ball in the park, having allowed just one home run, and he has now gone 15 straight innings without issuing a walk. That's how you become a pitcher that has led his team to a 5-0 mark through five starts.
Perhaps a little more lucky than good, Julio Teheran has led the Braves to five straight wins to start off the campaign as well. Teheran isn't one of these pitchers that we figure to keep this up, though. He has just a 1-0 record and a 5.08 ERA, proving to us that he will indeed slow down at some point. The bullpen has only allowed one run all year long in relief of this righty, and not only won't that keep up, but nor will the fact that the team has scored at least six runs in four of his five starts as well. That's largely the same question that we have for Bartolo Colon right now as well. Colon has led his team to a 5-0 mark in five starts as well. We love the 20/1 K/BB ratio, and we like the 3.38 ERA, but the truth of the matter is that Colon has gotten a whopping 29 runs of support in his last three starts. Teheran is second in the bigs with a profit of $554 for the year, while Colon is sixth at +$505.
The Boston Red Sox are dominating this season, and a large part of that is because of their pitchers. The combination of Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and Felix Doubront has been flat out awesome this season. The Red Sox are a whopping 14-0 in their games, and they have turned profits of $1,452 when one of these three are on the hill this year. The rest of the team has accounted for losses of $467 this season and a 4-7 record though, so we do want to be careful with the boys from Beantown for the time being.
However, we've perhaps saved the best for last. Though Tampa Bay's Matt Moore is only fourth on this list of starting pitching profits at +$511, he has arguably been the best pitcher in baseball this year. The Rays have given their lefty some support, as they have averaged giving him 5.40 runs per game on the campaign, but Moore hasn't really needed it. He is one of the two 5-0 pitchers in baseball (joining Buchholz), and he has a 1.12 ERA. Moore has 38 strikeouts in 32 frames, including 18 in his last two starts. Manager Joe Maddon has to be thrilled that he has this southpaw to go to, and he clearly has the most devastating duo of lefties that you'll see in the game this year when he can combine Moore with LHP David Price.