Any scout will do, really. In this article in the post, an anonymous major league scout, anonymous because he's a coward, rates the Sox starting five as better than the Yankees starting five. In fairness, with the exception of the 5 spot (Joba/Hughes v. Chamberlain), I think the analysis is fair. But I'm a die hard so I have to punch this guy.
But there's another problem with the analysis. The scout prefers Lackey to Burnett because of control, and Lester to Pettitte because of youth and stuff. Fair enough. But if either match up was happening in a game, would you really feel like the Yankees have no chance to win? Of course not. Burnett can beat Lackey and Pettitte can beat Lester. Not to mention, we have a better line-up than the Sox, so I think with the guys we have, we have the advantage. As for Buchholz v. Joba/Hughes, any opinion is based on what someone might think is the potential, because none of them have shown, yet, that they can be consistent, good major league starters.