Roughly 11 percent of the Major League Baseball regular season has been played so it's prudent not to turn small sample sizes into big, sweeping conclusions. And yet it's tough not to notice that the best starting rotation does not reside in Los Angeles or San Diego or Cleveland or any other place one might expect. Instead, that honor belongs to the Milwaukee Brewers' quintet, who have combined for a 1.99 ERA thus far en route to early supremacy in the National League Central.
Leading the way is Corbin Burnes, who is 2-0 with a 0.37 ERA and a historically great start in the walks-strikeout department. He's fanned 40 without issuing a free pass, the best ratio to start a season outside of Kenley Jansen, who does his work out of the bullpen.
Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta each have sub-2.25 ERAs and sub-1.00 WHIPs. Opposing hitters against this trio are floundering in the low .100s. Brett Anderson has been above average and fifth starter Adrian Houser has been serviceable.