The 2013 MLB season is nearing its midpoint, and quality pitching is becoming more important week to week.

While some veterans such as Bartolo Colon and Francisco Liriano are having bounce-back seasons, young guns such as Patrick Corbin and Mike Minor are stepping into the limelight.

Teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland A’s have surprised fans with their success this season. This is, in part, thanks to solid contributions from their pitching staffs.

It takes a lot to be a successful pitcher in the majors. These 10 not only have the stats but the intangibles that make them ones to keep an eye on.

As the MLB season closes in on the Midsummer Classic, let’s take a look at the 10 pitchers to keep an eye on in the second half.


All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from

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