During the regular season I update "The List" every Monday where I rank the current value of the Top 100 pitchers in fantasy baseball for the rest of the season. These rankings are used to help understand what to expect from pitchers for ROS and as a tool to gauge trade value in your fantasy leagues.
Now that the 2016 regular season ended three weeks ago, it's time to look ahead at 2017. Before we begin, there are a few things to note:
- These are not the official PitcherList SP Rankings for 2017. I haven't had the time to do in-depth research for each starter yet and those rankings will come out in early February.
- Treat this Top 100 List as a general understanding of where my thoughts are regarding certain pitchers as the season came to an end. In other words, this will illuminate pitchers that I'm pretty sure I will be high on or other guys I'm sure to avoid in drafts, but shouldn't be used as a fixed drafting tool yet.
- It will also help show players that may have been forgotten in the mix of the season or had injuries that impacted their 2016 value.
- There are plenty of pitchers that will shift in the rankings in the new year when we know more information, such as the injury situations of Tyson Ross and Matt Harvey and rotation situations of guys like Jose De Leon, Alex Reyes, and Nate Karns.
- To reiterate, I expect these rankings to change quite a bit come February, but this is a nice a little preview of what's to come.
Let's get a sneak peek at what's to expect in our 2017 drafts: