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

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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

Corey Kluber

4

Chris Sale

5

Madison Bumgarner

6

Stephen Strasburg

7

Luis Severino

8

Jacob deGrom

9

Zack Greinke

10

Noah Syndergaard

11

Justin Verlander

12

Carlos Carrasco

13

Yu Darvish

14

Aaron Nola

15

Zack Godley

16

James Paxton

17

Chris Archer

18

Carlos Martinez

19

Jake Arrieta

20

Luis Castillo

21

Robbie Ray

22

Luke Weaver

23

Michael Fulmer

24

David Price

25

Dallas Keuchel

26

Jose Berrios

27

Sonny Gray

28

Masahiro Tanaka

29

Alex Wood

30

Chase Anderson

31

Jon Lester

32

Rich Hill

33

Jose Quintana

34

Lance McCullers

35

Garrett Richards

36

Jameson Taillon

37

Gerrit Cole

38

Trevor Bauer

39

Patrick Corbin

40

Brad Peacock

41

Kyle Hendricks

42

Marcus Stroman

43

Danny Duffy

44

Danny Salazar

45

Aaron Sanchez

46

Collin McHugh

47

Charlie Morton

48

Jon Gray

49

Mike Clevinger

50

Jordan Montgomery

51

Alex Reyes

52

Johnny Cueto

53

Carlos Rodon

54

Gio Gonzalez

55

Eduardo Rodriguez

56

Jacob Faria

57

Sean Manaea

58

Dinelson Lamet

59

Kenta Maeda

60

Dylan Bundy

61

Jeff Samardzija

62

Lucas Giolitio

63

Reynaldo Lopez

64

Kevin Gausman

65

J.A. Happ

66

Michael Wacha

67

Taijuan Walker

68

Drew Pomeranz

69

Jimmy Nelson

70

Alex Cobb

71

Steven Matz

72

Robert Stephenson

73

Lance Lynn

74

Cole Hamels

75

Felix Hernandez

76

Ervin Santana

77

Tanner Roark

78

Vince Velasquez

79

Matt Shoemaker

80

Blake Snell

81

Jeff Hoffman

82

Jakob Junis

83

Trevor Cahill

84

Carson Fulmer

85

Andrew Triggs

86

Chris Stratton

87

Matt Strahm

88

Dan Straily

89

Jake Odorizzi

90

German Marquez

91

Sean Newcomb

92

Amir Garrett

93

Zack Wheeler

94

Joe Biagini

95

Jerad Eickhoff

96

Andrew Heaney

97

Zach Davies

98

Jason Vargas

99

Ivan Nova

100

Adam Wainwright

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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.

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