The Strike Zone

Six smashing covers for SI's Baseball Preview issue

By SI Staff

This week, Sports Illustrated's Baseball Preview issue is out and it features six regional covers, each one highlighting one of the majors' top strikeout artists. Which one do you like best? Take a look below and let us know. First up, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who was a popular pick among SI's experts to win his second National League Cy Young award in the past three seasons. For more baseball preview from, check out our team-by-team previews -- complete with Tom Verducci's video previews of every team and SI's projected standings -- galleries of the 10 must-see games of this season and a story on why the game is more exciting and wide-open than ever before.


Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers


David Price, Tampa Bay Rays


CC Sabathia, New York Yankees


James Shields, Kansas City Royals


Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals


Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
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