The List 9/12: All ROS Schedules For The Top 100 Starting Pitchers

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What is happening. I’m continuing last week’s shift in format as I’m ranking the Top 100 Starting Pitchers for the rest of the season while including their estimated ROS schedule. Check out this article for a refresher on how this is being done, and now let’s look at an updated strength of schedule table as I’ve made a few changes – remember, I’ve sorted teams into five tiers of Top, Good, Average, Weak, and Bottom. 

Tier

Team

Top

@COL

Top

HOU

Top

@ARI

Top

LAD

Top

@TEX

Top

CIN

Top

CHC

Good

BOS

Good

NYY

Good

STL

Good

CLE

Good

MIN

Good

MIA

Average

SEA

Average

BAL

Average

TBR

Average

LAA

Weak

WSH

Weak

OAK

Weak

COL

Weak

ARI

Weak

MIL

Bottom

DET

Bottom

ATL

Bottom

KCR

Bottom

PIT

Bottom

CWS

Bottom

PHI

Bottom

TOR

Bottom

SFG

Bottom

NYM

Bottom

SDP

Bottom

TEX

Alright, with those in mind, here is the final edition of The List for the 2017 season:

Rank

Pitcher

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

1

Clayton Kershaw

@SFG

@PHI

SFG

@COL

2

Max Scherzer

ATL

@ATL

@PHI

PIT

3

Corey Kluber

DET

KCR

@SEA

CWS

4

Chris Sale

@TBR

@BAL

TOR

HOU?

5

Zack Greinke

COL

@SFG

MIA

SFG

6

Stephen Strasburg

LAD

@NYM

@PHI

-

7

Justin Verlander

@LAA

SEA

LAA

@BOS

8

Carlos Carrasco

DET

KCR

@SEA

MIN

9

Zack Godley

COL

@SDP

SFG

@KCR

10

Sonny Gray

@TBR

BAL

@TOR

TBR

11

Jacob deGrom

@ATL

WSH

ATL

-

12

Yu Darvish

@SFG

@PHI

SDP

@COL?

13

Carlos Martinez

@CHC

@CIN

CHC

MIL

14

Madison Bumgarner

ARI

@LAD

SDP

-

15

Aaron Nola

MIA

LAD

@ATL

NYM

16

Robbie Ray

@SFG

@SDP

SFG

-

17

Luis Severino

BAL

MIN

TBR?

-

18

Dallas Keuchel

SEA

LAA

@TEX

-

19

Patrick Corbin

COL

@SDP

MIA

@KCR

20

Rich Hill

@WSH

@PHI

SDP

-

21

Chris Archer

NYY

CHC

@NYY

BAL

22

Masahiro Tanaka

BAL

MIN

KCR

TOR

23

Gio Gonzalez

ATL

LAD

@NYM

PIT

24

Jose Berrios

TOR

@NYY

@DET

DET

25

Lance McCullers

@LAA

CWS

LAA

@BOS

26

Marcus Stroman

BAL

KCR

NYY

@NYY

27

Trevor Bauer

KCR

@LAA

MIN

-

28

Alex Wood

@WSH

@PHI

SDP

-

29

Jon Lester

NYM

@TBR

@STL

CIN

30

Gerrit Cole

@MIL

MIL

BAL

@WSH?

31

Jose Quintana

NYM

STL

@MIL

CIN

32

Chase Anderson

@MIA

@PIT

CIN

@STL

33

Charlie Morton

SEA

CWS

@TEX

@BOS

34

Mike Clevinger

DET

@LAA

@SEA

CWS

35

Dylan Bundy

@TOR

@NYY

TBR

@TBR

36

Luke Weaver

CIN

@CIN

CHC

MIL

37

Kevin Gausman

@TOR

BOS

TBR

@TBR

38

Lance Lynn

CIN

@CHC

@PIT

CHC

39

Tanner Roark

ATL

@ATL

@NYM

PIT

40

Drew Pomeranz

OAK

@BAL

TOR

HOU

41

Sean Manaea

@BOS

@PHI

TEX

@TEX

42

Taijuan Walker

COL

@SFG

MIA

@KCR

43

Kyle Hendricks

STL

@MIL

@STL

-

44

Ervin Santana

SDP

@NYY

@DET

DET

45

Reynaldo Lopez

@DET

KCR

LAA

-

46

Eduardo Rodriguez

OAK

@TBR

@CIN

HOU

47

Kenta Maeda

@WSH

SFG

@COL?

-

48

Dan Straily

@PHI

NYM

@ARI

ATL

49

Lucas Giolito

@KCR

@HOU

KCR

@CLE

50

Garrett Richards

HOU

TEX

@HOU

@CWS

51

Dinelson Lamet

@MIN

ARI

@LAD

@SFG?

52

Michael Wacha

@CHC

@PIT

CHC

-

53

Danny Duffy

CLE?

@TOR?

DET?

-

54

James Paxton

@HOU

TEX

@OAK

-

55

J.A. Happ

@MIN

KCR

@BOS

-

56

Alex Cobb

BOS

@BAL

@NYY

-

57

Jon Gray

@ARI

SDP

@SDP

LAD

58

Jeff Samardzija

ARI

@LAD

@ARI

-

59

Jameson Taillon

-

MIL?

STL?

@WSH?

60

Kyle Gibson

SDP

TOR

@DET

DET

61

Brad Peacock

@LAA

CHW?

-

-

62

John Lackey

STL

@MIL

@STL

-

63

Blake Snell

NYY

CHC

@BAL

@CLE

64

German Marquez

@ARI

@SFG

@SDP

LAD

65

Doug Fister

OAK

@BAL

@CIN

HOU

66

Jakob Junis

@CLE

@TOR

@NYY

ARI

67

Zach Davies

@MIA

CHC

CIN

-

68

Edwin Jackson

LAD

@ATL

@PHI

PIT?

69

Johnny Cueto

LAD

COL

@ARI

SDP?

70

Tyler Glasnow

@MIL

MIL

@WSH

-

71

Carson Fulmer

@DET

@HOU

LAA

@CLE?

72

Dillon Peters

@PHI

MIL

@ARI

ATL

73

Jacob Faria

BOS

@BAL

@NYY

-

74

Felix Hernandez

@TEX

TEX

@OAK

@LAA

75

Robert Stephenson

@STL

PIT

BOS

@CHC

76

Jhoulys Chacin

@COL

COL

@SFG

-

77

Amir Garrett

@STL

STL

@MIL

@CHC

78

Andrew Cashner

SEA

@SEA

HOU

OAK

79

Mike Leake

@TEX

TEX

CLE

@LAA

80

Jason Vargas

@CLE

@TOR

DET

ARI

81

Cole Hamels

SEA

@LAA

@OAK

HOU

82

Mike Foltynewicz

@WSH

WSH

@NYM

@MIA

83

Joe Biagini

BAL

@MIN

NYY

@NYY

84

Tyler Mahle

@STL

STL

BOS

@CHC

85

Jason Hammel

CWS

@CLE

@CWS

DET

86

Ben Lively

OAK

LAD

WSH

NYM?

87

Mark Leiter Jr.

OAK

LAD

WSH

NYM

88

Rick Porcello

@TBR

@CIN

TOR

-

89

Marco Estrada

@MIN

NYY

@BOS

-

90

Rafael Montero

@ATL

@MIA

ATL

@PHI

91

Kendall Graveman

@PHI

TEX

SEA

-

92

Chris Stratton

ARI

@LAD

SDP

-

93

Adam Conley

MIL

NYM

@COL

ATL?

94

Parker Bridwell

TEX

@HOU

@CWS

-

95

Robert Gsellman

@CHC

@ATL

WSH

ATL

96

Nick Pivetta

MIA

OAK

@ATL

WSH

97

Julio Teheran

@WSH

WSH

@NYM

@MIA

98

Brandon Woodruff

@MIA

CHC

CIN

-

99

Tyler Skaggs

HOU

CLE

@HOU

SEA

100

Ivan Nova

@CIN

STL

@WSH

-

101

Collin McHugh

-

CWS?

@TEX?

@BOS

102

Jake Arrieta

-

@MIL?

@STL?

CIN?

103

Noah Syndergaard

-

-

ATL?

@PHI?

104

David Price

-

-

TOR?

HOU?

Notes

  • It’s the final three weeks and this List loses more and more meaning, marking the final edition of the season. Next week will be sit-or-starts only.
  • With such little time left, the importance here are matchups with the latter half of the List, with overall ability in the first third or so. Trading is off the table and few waiver wire picks are in the Top 60, making it mostly a “I trust these guys the most” in the top third, turning into “I trust these guys the most against these teams” as we move further down.
  • By the back end of this…it gets really messy. With such a small sample size, it’s incredibly difficult to properly rank these available arms, as while I could like a pitcher more than another, everything can go up in flames in one given night. The best solution for everyone is to play the matchups in your scenario best, and ask questions. A lot of questions.
  • Collin McHugh and Jake Arrieta are stashed at the bottom with Noah Syndergaard and David Pricethough they have more value than the latter two. Don’t quit on them just yet.
  • Specifically about players, Tyler GlasnowDillon Peters, and Carson Fulmer have been added this week. Glasnow got the call and while I don’t trust that he’s all of sudden cured from the command issues he’s had all his career, he makes for an intriguing upside play. Peters has a solid Curveball without the horrid Fastball that Sean Newcomb carries, making him a possible streaming option ahead. Fulmer showed off what he can do with some decent command over the weekend and while I doubt we’re at a new plateau for him, there’s potential for value that some may be overlooking.
  • Amir Garrett and Robert Gsellman also returned after a long hiatus. Gsellman isn’t the exciting arm he was back in March, but he’s been somewhat productive for the Mets and could squeak out a good start or two down the stretch. Garrett flexed improved velocity in his return and could avoid his control issues to return a few favorable outings.
  • Many names left The List this week, including Danny Salazar (demotion), Carlos Rodon (injury), Andrew Heaney (injury), Luis Castillo (shutdown), Jimmy Nelson (injury), Aaron Sanchez (injury)and A.J. Griffin (overall a bad option).
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4 Responses to “The List 9/12: All ROS Schedules For The Top 100 Starting Pitchers”

  1. Ryan O. Hicks

    You’d take Nola over Tanaka for the playoffs? You have Nola ranked above him, but seems like Tanaka might have an easier schedule ROS. Nola was dropped a few days ago.

    My playoffs start next week. I’m in first. H2H

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  2. tiwaniuk

    Nick, thoughts on Nola tomorrow vs. MIA? I know you have him as a START in your weekly article, but Miami just seems to have his number this season to the tune of 0-3 with a 10.67 ERA. I can’t afford for him to get blown up with my playoffs starting this week.

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    • Nick Pollack

      Yeah, I understand the concern here. My gut says that Nola will put that behind him, but if you’re not struggling for starts, it’s not the worst idea to bench him to be safe.

      Reply

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