You might not see so many aces in so many places on the same day's schedule again this season.
Sure, there's no Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Sonny Gray or even Chris Tillman, but there still will an overload of dominance on the mound on Opening Day(s) this season.
We ranked them, from best to ... not best. Here goes:
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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw
He's even conquered that pesky postseason stigma.
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Giants: Madison Bumgarner
The left-hander is the ultimate workhorse and probably expects to go the full nine in the opener.
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Indians: Corey Kluber
Hopefully, he's caught his breath after 34.1 postseason innings.
Mets: Noah Syndergaard
He quickly is becoming the new face of dominance – as if he needed another alter ego.
Cubs: Jon Lester
It's easy to forget the lefty is coming off arguably the best season of his career, just as it's easy to take his big-game performances for granted.
Tigers: Justin Verlander
Still want to doubt him after that bounce-back effort that nearly – and perhaps should have – earned him a second Cy Young Award last season?
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Red Sox: Rick Porcello
After an absolutely stunning turnaround from 2015, the pressure is on Porcello to repeat – don't doubt him.
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White Sox: Jose Quintana
The big question is where the perenially underrated lefty will end the season.
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Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka
After a sensational 2016 season, he has been nearly untouchable all spring and is entering a contract year.
Rangers: Yu Darvish
Expect huge things in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery – it also happens to be the last year of Darvish's contract.
Cardinals: Carlos Martinez
He is on the cusp of greatness and is a tremendous dark-horse pick for the NL Cy Young Award after two spectacular under-the-radar seasons.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez
Coming off his worst season since 2007 and the shortest (25 starts, 153.1 ininngs) of his career, the King still isn't in danger of a coup.
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Rays: Chris Archer
He needs to far be more stingy when it comes to serving up long balls, but Archer's strong second half (3.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) last season was far more indicative of his ace stuff.
Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke
The new D-backs regime still has about $170,000,000 reasons to hope Greinke's struggles last season and velocity drop this spring are just aberrations.
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Nationals: Stephen Strasburg
How's this for ironic: Strasburg is starting because the Nationals are taking special care not to rush Max Scherzer (finger).
Blue Jays: Marco Estrada
That Estrada was chosen over Marcus Stroman, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez says a lot about how much he is valued by the coaching staff.
Braves: Julio Teheran
After four consecutive seasons with at least 30 starts and a 7.6 K/9 ratio, Teheran clearly has graduated from prospect to ace.
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Astros: Dallas Keuchel
Everyone's favorite bounce-back arm must return to his Cy Young-winning form of 2015 if Houston is going to have realistic World Series aspirations.
Royals: Danny Duffy
Coming off a career year and a contract extension, Duffy is the one starter the Royals don't have to question.
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Pirates: Gerrit Cole
Cole's resurgence after an injury-plagued 2016 season is perhaps more vital to the Pirates' chances than Andrew McCutchen's resurgence after an inconsistent 2016 season.
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Twins: Ervin Santana
No one in Minnesota's rotation has a better chance to achieve a double-digit win total in 2017 – something no Twins starter did last season.
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Orioles: Kevin Gausman
If you squint, he looks just like Chris Tillman – but with a healthy shoulder.
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Phillies: Jeremy Hellickson
This apparently is one of the perks of accepting the $17.2 million qualifying offer.
Rockies: Jon Gray
Gray is a big part of the optimism in Colorado, and his FIP (3.60) is proof that he was even more effective last season than his ERA (4.61) indicated.
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Marlins: Edinson Volquez
He gets the tough task of making the start that will serve as yet the latest cruel reminder of Jose Fernandez's tragic loss.
Angels: Ricky Nolasco
With their top three starters returning from injuries, the Angels will turn to their No. 5 starter, who has started Opening Day for the Twins and Marlins during his 11 seasons in the majors.
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A's: Kendall Graveman
He's the anonymous stand-in for Sonny Gray, who will begin the season on the DL.
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Brewers: Junior Guerra
He was surprisingly effective (2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP) in 20 starts last season, but those were the only 20 starts of the 32-year-old's MLB career.
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Reds: Scott Feldman
Well, someone with a healthy arm had to start the opener – so why not the guy who made only five starts last season for Houston and posted an 8.40 ERA in 14 relief appearances after his trade to Toronto?
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Padres: Jhoulys Chacin
So, naturally, he'll outduel Clayton Kershaw and throw a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Opening Day.