By Marc Lawrence

Major League Baseball trades places with College Hoops as the sports flavor of the month in April. And as we usher in America's favorite pastime, let's open the season with one of our favorite handicapping angles - good month pitchers.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team starts the last three seasons during the month of April. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in April team starts, winning 33% percent or less of their efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each April over the last three years. I'll be back next month with May's Good Month Pitchers. Until then, enjoy...


Bonderman, Jeremy • 7-3

Burnett, A.J. • 11-4

Eveland, Dana • 10-4

Greinke, Zach • 10-5

Hernandez, Felix • 12-4

Hernandez, Livan • 9-4

Johnson, Jason • 7-3

Lincecum, Tim • 11-4

Lowe, Derek • 11-5

Santana, Erwin • 8-3

Santana, Johan • 10-5

Wainwright, Adam • 12-3


Bush, David • 4-9

Cueto, Johnny • 5-10

Gorzelanny, Tom • 2-8

Guthrie, Jeremy • 4-11

Lannan, John • 5-10

Marcum, Shaun • 3-7

Meche, Gil • 3-11