Outstanding pitching staff.
Tigers should walk away with the AL Central, of course, I said that last year too.
Miguel Cabrera (.394/.561 35 HR) and Prince Fielder (.397/.499 30 HR) will pace the offense.
ZiPS doesn't like Austin Jackson to be as good as last year but .341/.418 with good defense makes him a 3.5 WAR player.
But the Tigers' 6 starters who project to be major league average is the real reason this team is so good.
Verlander: 221 IP, 3.09 ERA, 3.06 FIP about 25% better than league average
Sherzer: 187 IP, 3.95 ERA, 3.54 FIP about 10% better than league average
Fister: 171 IP, 3.95 ERA, 3.66 FIP about 8% better than league average
Sanchez: 185 IP, 4.23 ERA, 3.85 FIP about 4% better than league average
Porcello: 179 IP, 4.73 ERA, 4.04 FIP about 5% worse than league average
Smyly: 167 IP, 4.20 ERA, 3.93 FIP about 2% better than league average
No other team's starters can match up.