Prior to the season, Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum were easily the top candidates for the National League Cy Young award.

Lincecum has won the previous two, and perennial AL Cy Young candidate Roy Halladay was moved from the Blue Jays to the Phillies, and the movement from AL to NL almost always benefits the player.

With that said, somebody else has joined the picture.

Ubaldo Jiminez has made a name for himself this year by dominating nearly every start he has made. His incredible start mimics that last year’s AL Cy Young winner, aside from one thing, Jiminez has already thrown a no-hitter.

Here are the he 10 reasons Ubaldo Jiminez deserves to stand with Halladay and Lincecum among the rankings of top pitcher in baseball.

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