Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 11/9/14
If you are like me, you are eagerly anticipating Shelby Miller's season debut tomorrow.  After beating out Joe Kelly for the 5th starter job, all Cardinals fans are waiting to see if he can live up to the hype. However, as often happens, it is rare that a pitcher lives up to the hype.  Take for example the top 5 starting pitchers in the 2012 NL Cy Young voting.  Here is how those 5 pitchers performed in their rookie seasons: 1.  R.A. Dickey Year W L W-L% ERA G GS IP H ER BB SO WHIP 2003 9 8 .529 5.09 38 13 116.2 135 66 38 94 1.483 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 4/5/2013. 2.  Clayton Kershaw Year W L W-L% ERA G GS IP H ER BB SO WHIP 2008 5 5 .500 4.26 22 21 107.2 109 51 52 100 1.495 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 4/5/2013. 3.  Gio Gonzalez Y...

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