The List 8/11: Weekly Rankings Of The Top 100 Starting Pitchers ROS

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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

– The unfortunate news of Jose Fernandez has disrupted the Top 15 as JoFer is out indefinitely with a bicep strain. It’s still unknown if he’ll return this season (most likely not given the Marlins’ lack of playoff hopes), and the chance alone keeps him on The List, albeit in the 80s. If you need the roster spot spot badly, feel free to drop him, but those in H2H leagues could benefit from a solid stash if he returns sometime in September.

Cole Hamels has been less than spectacular in his opening starts for the Rangers, and dropped a few spots accordingly.

– The return of Stephen Strasburg was more promising than expected, allowing him to rise the ranks. He’ll be capped off around #20 this year given his trust issues, and it’ll be interesting to see if he keep performing at a high level.

– Now that the Nationals demoted Doug Fister to the bullpen, Joe Ross has entered the rotation for the long haul, skyrocketing his value even above his own brother. There’s still a chance he’s available in your league where you need to grab him ASAP.

– Since returning from a hamstring injury, Jason Hammel hasn’t been quite the same. A bounceback is in order, but confidence is dwindling for the Cub’s #3 starter.

– After an impressive debut for the Yankees, Luis Severino jumped up to the low 40s. Brian Cashman has stated that there are no limits for Severino this season, allowing you to roster him with confidence down the stretch.

– Over his last ten starts, Nathan Karns holds a 9.52 K/9 and a minute 2.34 BB/9 while backing it up with ERA/FIP/xFIP all below 3.30. It’s hard to deny him a Top 50 spot as the rookie continues to develop.

– In the same vein, Robbie Ray has quietly been productive with a 8.23 K/9 and 2.43 BB/9. His HR/FB should regress a bit given his 3.82 xFIP, but a 3.16 FIP exhibits excellent value for a waiver wire snag.

Lance McCullers had an atrocious outing last week and was promptly sent to the minors. The Astros are trying to limit his innings in order to feature him constantly through September, and expect him back near the start of September.

– Leading the newcomers this week is Chris Bassitt who has put on a great performance filling in for both a previously ill Sonny Gray and a recently traded Scott Kazmir. While his 7.29 K/9 and unreal 2.48 ERA will diminish, his FIP still stands at 3.36 showing there is some value to be had.

Ian Kennedy, Chase Anderson, and Matt Boyd round out the additions. Kennedy, while carrying a very low floor, has produced a great K/BB as of late, making him a decent Hail Mary pick up for those needing a high risk/high reward pitcher. Anderson, while not nearly the same strikeout pitcher he was last year, had an impressive return from the DL and could have a solid run in front of him. Meanwhile, the youngster Boyd has only walked two batters in his first four starts while displaying solid K upside. There is a poor floor beneath him, but monitor his starts as he makes his way on the Tigers.

– In a move that should surprise no one, Phil Hughes has dropped off the list for the first time all year. He’s been a major disappointment nearly across the board, giving owners little upside and massive risk every time out.

Mike Foltynewicz has a starting job in Atlanta, but his stuff is still too raw and unpolished to be given any starts for your team in the near future.

– The final two omissions are Matt Cain and Zack Godley . Cain has been nothing like his former self, while Godley has been pushed out of his rotation spot by Chase Anderson.

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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.