Been doing this for several years and posting it on here, where the goal was to get an aggregate listing of each team's best starter (#1), 2nd best starter (#2), 3rd best starter (#3) for a single season and finding what the average #1, #2, #3 starter looks like. The goal isn't necessarily to argue whether pitcher X on a team was better than pitcher Y on that team, because in numerous cases it was close (where it wasn't an easy choice picking one guy over another), and keep in mind that if two guys are close and one was listed as a #1 for his team and the other #2, switching them around probably changes very little on the league averages (so arguing many of these would be splitting hairs) Two other notes before reading the list: 1) I tried to impose an innings limit where applicable. For instance, if a team had a pitcher with 200 innings and then a guy with 100 innings, I had a hard time justifying the 100 inning guy above the 200 inning guy, even if his rate stats were a lot better. 2) If a guy was traded midseason, I tried to put him on the team he pitched the most innings for, with some exceptions. For 2017, the average #1 starter went 13-9 with a 3.51 ERA (129 ERA+), 181 innings, and 1.17 WHIP. Individual players listed below and league averages at the bottom of the table.