Ace is like top 5 to me. You pretty much expect to win every night no matter who you are facing. Bieber, Cole, Verlander, Degrom, Scherzer. Outside of those guys I can't think of any I would call Ace nowadays. Top 20 would be so called Number 1's but not every Number 1 is an Ace, IMO.
The Braves Reds series what I am most interested. The Reds have Bauer and Gray 1-2 which is tough draw. Bauer will try to pitch game 1 and 3 if it were up to him. The Braves have amazing offense so should be good matchup Reds starters vs the Braves power. The Reds May have the worst offense to be in playoffs.
I’m a little stricter. I want a TOR to be worthy of a top 2 spot in a decent rotation over at least a few years. Not that he has to perform to no. 2 standards every single year, but most of the time. When I think of a TOR, John Lackey and AJ Burnett come to mind. Maybe a little lower down than that is still TOR.
The Orioles finished the 2020 season with a record of 25 Wins and 35 Losses ...... they were fun for me to watch, particularly when considering the fact that many had expected them to go somewhere between 15-45 and 20-40.