The List 7/10: Ranking The Top 100 Starting Pitchers Every Week

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1 - Max Scherzer 1 1 2
2 +1 Chris Sale 3 2 3
3 -1 Corey Kluber 2 2 4
4 - Luis Severino 4 4 6
5 - Jacob deGrom 5 5 9
6 - Clayton Kershaw 6 1 17
7 - Justin Verlander 7 4 12
8 - Trevor Bauer 8 8 35
9 +1 Aaron Nola 10 8 14
10 -1 Gerrit Cole 9 6 31
11 - James Paxton 11 9 18
12 - Blake Snell 12 12 56
13 - Noah Syndergaard 13 5 13
14 +1 Jose Berrios 15 14 38
15 -1 Zack Greinke 14 9 15
16 +2 Lance McCullers 18 16 37
17 +2 Charlie Morton 19 14 52
18 -1 Carlos Carrasco 17 10 20
19 -3 Madison Bumgarner 16 7 46
20 +6 Stephen Strasburg 26 7 26
21 -1 Carlos Martinez 20 13 32
22 +3 Patrick Corbin 25 16 55
23 -2 Robbie Ray 21 16 98
24 -2 Miles Mikolas 22 21 63
25 -2 Dylan Bundy 23 18 50
26 -2 Mike Clevinger 24 24 48
27 +1 Mike Foltynewicz 28 27 92
28 +2 Ross Stripling 30 28 85
29 -2 David Price 27 15 41
30 +4 Eduardo Rodriguez 34 27 76
31 +1 Jameson Taillon 32 27 53
32 +1 Jack Flaherty 33 32 85
33 +2 Tyler Skaggs 35 33 93
34 +2 Alex Wood 36 23 44
35 +2 Garrett Richards 37 23 41
36 +3 Kenta Maeda 39 36 74
37 -6 Nick Pivetta 31 24 69
38 +8 Andrew Heaney 46 25 95
39 -10 J. A. Happ 29 24 71
40 - Michael Fulmer 40 24 40
41 - Rick Porcello 41 25 UR
42 - Jon Lester 42 34 48
43 - Rich Hill 43 35 85
44 -6 Sean Newcomb 38 38 96
45 +8 Masahiro Tanaka 53 21 55
46 +2 Chris Archer 48 17 52
47 -3 Nick Kingham 44 44 82
48 -3 Shane Bieber 45 45 81
49 - Dallas Keuchel 49 17 49
50 -3 Sean Manaea 47 18 53
51 -1 Jake Arrieta 50 23 51
52 -1 Kyle Gibson 51 50 97
53 +1 Johnny Cueto 54 34 99
54 +22 Walker Buehler 76 40 UR
55 - CC Sabathia 55 55 96
56 +UR Yu Darvish UR 12 56
57 +1 Kyle Hendricks 58 28 58
58 +17 Nathan Eovaldi 75 58 95
59 - Zach Eflin 59 59 94
60 -3 Kevin Gausman 57 54 72
61 -1 Domingo German 60 60 88
62 -1 Junior Guerra 61 61 93
63 +8 Zach Wheeler 71 63 88
64 -12 Tyson Ross 52 32 73
65 -3 Marcus Stroman 62 41 100
66 -3 Gio Gonzalez 63 29 66
67 -3 Jose Quintana 64 22 67
68 +4 Freddy Peralta 72 63 86
69 -1 Marco Gonzales 68 68 84
70 -5 Joey Lucchesi 65 56 87
71 +6 Luis Castillo 77 18 77
72 +6 Zack Godley 78 16 78
73 -7 Joe Musgrove 66 65 91
74 -5 Cole Hamels 69 69 91
75 -5 Carlos Rodon 70 68 99
76 +6 Dereck Rodriguez 82 76 87
77 +4 Steven Matz 81 77 96
78 +UR Jordan Zimmermann UR 78 78
79 -6 Frankie Montas 73 62 89
80 +6 Matt Harvey 86 80 99
81 -1 Jaime Barria 80 67 85
82 +3 Reynaldo Lopez 85 49 85
83 +UR Andrew Suarez UR 81 83
84 +3 Shelby Miller 87 84 87
85 +5 Kyle Freeland 90 85 94
86 +5 Tyler Anderson 91 77 91
87 +5 Tyler Mahle 92 64 94
88 - Felix Pena 88 88 88
89 +UR Jake Odorizzi UR 61 98
90 -6 Mike Leake 84 80 90
91 +4 Chase Anderson 95 26 95
92 +UR Anibal Sanchez UR 92 92
93 +6 Luke Weaver 99 28 99
94 +UR Mike Fiers UR 94 94
95 +UR Danny Duffy UR 42 95
96 -3 Mike Montgomery 93 81 96
97 -3 Wade LeBlanc 94 76 97
98 -2 Jhoulys Chacin 96 96 98
99 -2 Mike Minor 97 53 99
100 -2 Jon Gray 98 45 100

Welcome to The List – The weekly top 100 rankings of starting pitchers in fantasy baseball for the rest of the season. Use this list to help make choices on the waiver wire and as a tool to gauge trade value in your fantasy leagues. These rankings are made with 5×5 H2H standard 12-team leagues in mind.

Note: I apologize for the late edition, we’ll be back to the regular Monday update next week.

Let’s talk about how the SP landscape has changed since last week:

  • With the strikeout rates of Chris Sale dwarfing that of Corey Kluberit was time to swap the two at the top.
  • Not too many changes this week, with expected drops from Nick Pivetta, J.A. Happand Tyson RossRoss has been far from the same strikeout threat he used to, while Happ and Pivetta should both rebound but have lowered their stock a little at the moment.
  • The whiffs have returned in a big way for Andrew Heaney in two straight starts, making me want to invest heavier in the southpaw.
  • Walker Buehler is set to rejoin the Dodgers rotation, granting him a solid boost in the ranks.
  • It’s been a pleasant surprise to see Nathan Eovaldi take advantage of an easier schedule, easily granting him Top 60 status.
  • Joining The List this week are Andrew Suarez (four straight 1 ER games), Jordan Zimmermann (reducing fastballs, huge bump in curveball usage), Jake Odorizzi (2 ER in three games with 21 Ks), Anibal Sanchez (his cutter has been stellar), Mike Fiers (surprisingly decent against weak teams) and Danny Duffy (recently effective).
  • Getting the ax are Sonny Gray (Far from gaining our trust), Jonathan Loaisiga (demoted to minors), Seth Lugo (relegated to bullpen), Sandy Alcantara (DL), Max Fried (left start with a blister), and Jake Junis (DL).
Nick Pollack

Founder of PitcherList.com. Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.

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Comments


ghost of ned yost

Put my faith in your love of Kingham traded Manaea($7)/Hughes($3) for Knebe($6)l/Kingham($3) in my dynasty. Haven’t been the biggest believer so far but saw my league’s lack luster valuation of Kingham and I had to buy. Been a Manaea lifer drafted him in A ball when he was in the Royals system. Gas me up a bit on Kinghams upside in a Dynasty format.

theKraken

A lot of guys are just OK and don’t get a lot of love. Fiers and Duffy for example. Have you seen a domain where Mahle gets much respect?

Husky

Surprised Velasquez not in the top 100… I have him rated relatively close to Pivetta, so really looks strange to see Pivetta at 37 (too high) and Velasquez not there at all.

MIKE

VV is on the dl and outside the top 50….therefor I do not believe he makes the list. I do enjoy some VV K’s though.

A.W.

If you haven’t already seen/noticed, Marco Gonzalez has completely dropped his 4 seam in favour of a cutter; wCU/C in very good company and may be the cause of his recent jump in swstr%. Interesting to monitor, if nothing else. Cheers

Zrocket

Interested in why you’re so high in Bundy. His predictive statistics aren’t great (specifically fip and xfip) and he’s on a bad team so he won’t get many wins. I own him and am close to dropping him, so I wanna know why I shouldn’t.

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