Three weeks into the season and there is no shortage of under-the-radar pitchers having their way with hitters and putting up impressive numbers.
SP | Seattle
The 32-year-old from Tokyo, who pitched 10 seasons in Japan, was solid for the Mariners in 2012 and has been nearly unhittable this season. After six scoreless innings against Detroit on Thursday, Iwakuma sports a 2-0 record and a 1.69 earned-run average. Opponents are hitting .135 against Iwakuma, who has struck out 18 and walked two.
SP | St. Louis
Despite a 4.74 ERA in triple A last year, Miller was brought up to the big club during the team's playoff drive and hasn't sniffed the minor leagues since. He's 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA this season, and has walked one and struck out 14 in his last two starts.