The List 7/6: Weekly Rankings Of The Top 100 Starting Pitchers

Every Monday, I will be releasing “The List” where I rank the current value of the Top 100 pitchers in fantasy baseball for the rest of the season. Use these rankings to help understand what to expect from pitchers for the rest of 2015, and as a tool to gauge trade value in your fantasy leagues.

Let’s see what has changed in the SP market since last week:

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Rank

Pitcher

1

Clayton Kershaw

2

Max Scherzer

3

Chris Sale

4

Corey Kluber

5

Noah Syndergaard

6

Luis Severino

7

Madison Bumgarner

8

Stephen Strasburg

9

Jacob deGrom

10

Zack Greinke

11

Carlos Carrasco

12

Justin Verlander

13

Yu Darvish

14

Aaron Nola

15

Carlos Martinez

16

David Price

17

Chris Archer

18

James Paxton

19

Robbie Ray

20

Luis Castillo

21

Zack Godley

22

Dallas Keuchel

23

Jake Arrieta

24

Jose Quintana

25

Michael Fulmer

26

Jose Berrios

27

Masahiro Tanaka

28

Chase Anderson

29

Shohei Ohtani

30

Jeff Samardzija

31

Gerrit Cole

32

Sonny Gray

33

Luke Weaver

34

Jon Lester

35

Trevor Bauer

36

Garrett Richards

37

Lance McCullers

38

Alex Wood

39

Rich Hill

40

Jameson Taillon

41

Marcus Stroman

42

Danny Duffy

43

Kyle Hendricks

44

Johnny Cueto

45

Jon Gray

46

Jacob Faria

47

Mike Clevinger

48

Jordan Montgomery

49

Dylan Bundy

50

Kenta Maeda

51

Danny Salazar

52

Charlie Morton

53

Sean Manaea

54

Gio Gonzalez

55

Patrick Corbin

56

Blake Snell

57

Kevin Gausman

58

Lucas Giolito

59

Dinelson Lamet

60

Drew Pomeranz

61

Aaron Sanchez

62

Lance Lynn

63

Miles Mikolas

64

Michael Wacha

65

J.A. Happ

66

Anthony DeSclafani

67

Taijuan Walker

68

Reynaldo Lopez

69

Joe Musgrove

70

Brent Honeywell

71

Luiz Gohara

72

Joe Biagini

73

Eduardo Rodriguez

74

Jimmy Nelson

75

Carlos Rodon

76

Alex Reyes

77

Robert Stephenson

78

Josh Hader

79

Chris Stratton

80

Walker Buehler

81

German Marquez

82

Alex Cobb

83

Julio Teheran

84

Jake Odorizzi

85

Marco Estrada

86

Kyle Gibson

87

Mike Leake

88

Jerad Eickhoff

89

Zach Davies

90

Dan Straily

91

Tanner Roark

92

Mike Minor

93

Brad Peacock

94

Collin McHugh

95

Jake Junis

96

Sean Newcomb

97

Matt Shoemaker

98

Michael Kopech

99

Andrew Triggs

100

Parker Bridwell

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Notes

– There’s been a small shuffle in the Top 15 with one of baseball’s most consistent pitchers, Zack Greinke, making the biggest jump. Jacob deGrom and teammate Matt Harvey take small hits given their lack of consistency, while Jose Fernandez and Chris Archer take advantage and climb higher.

Cole Hamels has quietly been dominating in a Phillies uniform, and the numbers all point to him being a Top 15 guy – especially if he’s dealt to a contending team.

– There were a few falls past #20, most notably Stephen Strasburg who heads to the DL with an oblique strain. The timetable is unclear, but these injuries are rarely brief. It’s a shame, really, as he was looking stellar during his shortened Saturday start. Sadly, Joe Ross wasn’t called on to take his spot, but monitor the situation closely.

Shelby Miller has earned more trust with his new Cutter, inducing 21.3% soft contact to support his still questionable .258 BABIP. He doesn’t strikeout enough batters consistently to make a much bigger leap, but he earned a spot in the Top 30.

– Returning from the DL today is Hisashi Iwakuma who was ranked #23 overall in the preseason. While I don’t expect him to be sterling out of the gate, he could be a great add in a league that has completely forgotten about him.

– We knew it wouldn’t last as Cardinal starter Jaime Garcia hit the DL with a groin injury. His timetable is indefinite, but as of now he looks to be en route for a late July/early August return.

Collin McHugh took a step back this week as he still can’t find the right mix of pitches to frustrate batters.

– The Orioles finally elected to bring Kevin Gausman into the rotation, and he didn’t disappoint in his debut. While I have my long-term concerns considering his heavy Fastball usage, Gausman should be added in nearly all leagues.

Ervin Santana hit the ground running in his first start of the season, and shot up the rankings. He shouldn’t be a major impact player, but the right matchups will pay great dividends.

– However, with the addition of Santana the Twins were forced to move Trevor May to the bullpen. It doesn’t look to be a concrete decision at the moment, but it puts a major dent in the K/BB specialist’s value.

– Prospects Andrew Heaney and Manny Banuelos have entered their respective staffs and both looked promising this week. Banuelos’ spot is more secure, but both deserve a spot given their decent upside.

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.