As Opening Day fast approaches, we take a look at the five best starting pitchers in baseball.

This isn't just a list of excellent starters, but rather the five best going into the 2011 Major League Baseball season.

These pitchers combine great talent with the ability to throw a lot of innings over the course of a season.

Also, three of the pitchers who cracked this list have shown the ability to succeed in the post season.

Feel free to disagree with the choices.