8. Clay Buchholz
Red Sox starting pitcher
In modern major league baseball history, only seven men have ever won at least 90 percent of their games with at least 10 decisions in a season in which their earned run average was below 2.00. Of those, only Buchholz and likely Hall of Fame shoo-in Greg Maddux (1.63 ERA, .905 winning percentage in 21 decisions in 1995) started as many as a quarter of their appearances. Sure, Buchholz missed a bulk of the season due to injury, leading many in Red Sox Nation to question his durability, but when he was on the mound he was the AL Pitcher of the Month of April.
His 12-1 mark, 1.74 ERA and 1.03 WHIP and 234 ERA+ makes him more than worthy of inclusion on this list no matter how much time he missed.