Factor12 Rating Leaders: Week 5
(1) Jered Weaver retains the current top spot on the Factor12 Top12 in 2012 with a 32.589 rating. The Los Angeles Angels right-hander followed up his no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins with 6IP / 3H / 1ER / 2BB / 2K against the same Minneapolis squad. Weaver has compiled a 1.60 ERA and 0.79 WHIP during his first seven starts.
(2) Jake Peavy has regained his 2007 NL Cy Young form. The Chicago White Sox hurler has pitched outstanding baseball over his first seven starts of the season. Peavy has thrown 52.33 IP / 35H / 11ER / 7BB / 44K while posting a 1.89 ERA and 0.80 WHIP.
(3) Gio Gonzalez has baffled opposing hitters in his last five starts. The left-hander has thrown 33 IP / 13H / 3ER / 10BB / 35K. Gonzalez’ veteran presence has contributed to the Nationals’ best starting pitching in the game.
(4) Stephen Strasburg continues to dominate on the mound. The 23 year-old right-hander has pitched 44IP allowing two home runs, walking ten batters, and striking out an NL-leading fifty-one. The Washington Nationals ace trails the top spot by just .989 points.
(5) Felix Hernandez continued his dominating start to the 2012 season pitching 8IP / 1H 0ER / 2BB / 9K against the Minnesota Twins. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner holds a 31.195 F12 Rating.
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