James McDonald - Photo by Mark Olson

Those in Pittsburgh or fans of the Pirates are well aware of James McDonald's solid 2012 season. He posted a 2.97 ERA over five starts in April, and followed that up with an even better month of May. The right-hander posted a 1.54 ERA over five outings. He whiffed 39 batters over 35.0 innings and has not surrendered more than three runs in any of his first 10 assignments.

If that wasn't impressive enough, beginning with his start on April 18, James McDonald’s 1.82 ERA is the lowest among all starters in the Major Leagues (minimum of eight starts).

But is McDonald starting to raise some eyes outside of the Steel City?

You could argue that McDonald got snubbed for the National League pitcher of the month for May. The Washington Nationals Gio G...

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