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

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

– 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.

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.