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Top 10 rotations in the majors: Nats No. 1

Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg form a solid top three for the Nationals. Getty Images

Max Scherzer remains unsigned, as does James Shields, and executives from all teams continue to circle the market, monitoring the asking price on the likes of Cole Hamels and others.

But for most of the 30 teams, what you see is what you get, and their winter work is just about complete, which makes this a good time for our annual top 10 team rankings.

Today we begin with the top 10 rotations, based on input from talent evaluators around the majors:

1. Washington Nationals

Some evaluators believe the Dodgers should be No. 1, given the presence of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the front of the rotation and some interesting investments at the back.

But the Nationals' depth is staggering. Four of the top 16 qualified NL pitchers in terms of ERA in 2014 were in the Washington rotation, and the one Nats guy not in that 16, Gio Gonzalez, had a respectable 3.57 ERA. Washington's rotation ERA of 3.04 was the best in the majors last year, and the group held opposing hitters to a .657 OPS, also the best mark in the bigs.

Jordan Zimmermann is headed toward a nine-figure payday, thanks to his dominance, and somehow Stephen Strasburg has become underrated because of the perception of what he hasn't accomplished.