The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
(1) Justin Verlander retains the number one position following a rain-shortened performance against the Boston Red Sox. The 2011 AL Cy Young award winner leads MLB with a 30.872 F12 Rating.
(2) R.A. Dickey once again earns the silver medal. The knuckleball specialist currently holds a 14-2 record, 2.83 ERA, and 1.03 WHIP.
(3) Felix Hernandez is the last remaining reason to watch a Seattle Mariners game. The ace right-hander leads the AL in strikeouts following his latest start against the Kansas City Royals.
(4) Aroldis Chapman continues to dominate the ninth inning. The left-hander has struck out a mind-boggling 96 batters in 51.67 IP.
(5) Clayton Kershaw rounds out the Top 5 list with a 30.129 F12 Rating. The Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw is currently 8-6, 2.95 ERA, and 1.06 WHIP.
***The Factor12 Top 12 in 2012 through games on August 2nd: