The National League contains some of the strongest pitching rotations all of Major League Baseball,  and the Washington Nationals rank right there amongst the game’s best.

Last year, the Nationals’ staff finished first in the National League with a WAR of 18.1 (via FanGraphs). That was without a full season of Stephen Strasburg and also without a single starter reaching 200 innings pitched.

Throw Dan Haren into the mix this season (in place of Edwin Jackson), and you’ve got yourself a ridiculous starting rotation.

They’ll face competition from some other staffs for the title of “best in the National League,” though.

As it’s clear that the Nationals are at worst a top-five rotation, there’s no need to rank teams any lower than that. This slideshow will focus on the creme de la creme—the best five rotations in the National League.

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