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The List 5/9: Ranking The Top 100 Starting Pitchers Every Monday

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...

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 2016, and as a tool to gauge trade value in your fantasy leagues.

Note: We’re working on fixing the “prev” column.  They made be a bit off this week.  

Let’s see how the SP landscape has changed since last week:

Rank Player Prev Best Worst
1 Clayton Kershaw 1 1 1
2 Jake Arrieta 2 2 2
3 Chris Sale 3 3 4
4 Noah Syndergaard 4 4 11
5 Max Scherzer 5 3 5
6 Jacob DeGrom 6 6 6
7 Stephen Strasburg 7 7 12
8 Corey Kluber 8 8 11
9 Jose Fernandez 9 7 9
10 Madison Bumgarner 11 5 11
11 Matt Harvey 12 12 13
12 David Price 10 8 10
13 Chris Archer 14 14 16
14 Zack Greinke 15 14 17
15 Gerrit Cole 13 13 14
16 Carlos Carrasco 19 9 19
17 Jon Lester 17 17 19
18 Danny Salazar 21 21 23
19 Drew Smyly 22 22 33
20 Steven Matz 23 23 27
21 Johnny Cueto 26 26 30
22 Dallas Keuchel 18 15 18
23 Cole Hamels 20 20 21
24 Marcus Stroman 25 20 26
25 Felix Hernandez 16 16 18
26 Jose Quintana 28 28 39
27 Aaron Nola 36 36 48
28 Taijuan Walker 29 29 50
29 Joe Ross 31 31 35
30 Sonny Gray 25 25 29
31 Yu Darvish 32 32 44
32 Carlos Martinez 27 23 27
33 Masahiro Tanaka 39 37 39
34 Jake Odorizzi 34 34 43
35 Jaime Garcia 38 31 38
36 Jordan Zimmermann 40 40 53
37 Kenta Maeda 35 35 63
38 Lance McCullers 43 36 43
39 Jose Berrios 44 44 84
40 Kevin Gausman 68 53 72
41 Vincent Velasquez 37 37 72
42 Jerad Eickhoff 45 45 70
43 Justin Verlander 30 28 31
44 Raisel Iglesias 42 26 42
45 Rich Hill 56 48 105
46 Aaron Sanchez 69 51 236
47 Rick Porcello 66 51 70
48 Carlos Rodon 41 39 46
49 Kyle Hendricks 61 47 61
50 Jeff Samardzija 63 55 78
51 Jason Hammel 60 50 68
52 Michael Wacha 50 45 57
53 Patrick Corbin 46 31 46
54 Drew Pomeranz 57 52 172
55 Adam Conley 91 72 120
56 Francisco Liriano 48 41 48
57 Blake Snell 82 62 85
58 John Lackey 65 54 67
59 Ian Kennedy 59 56 69
60 Tyler Duffey 64 64 112
61 Michael Pineda 47 24 55
62 Gio Gonzalez 58 55 58
63 Juan Nicasio 74 57 208
64 Hisashi Iwakuma 49 40 61
65 Eduardo Rodriguez 54 37 68
66 Tyson Ross 51 44 63
67 Wei-Yin Chen 55 53 60
68 Matt Moore 70 56 113
69 Nathan Eovaldi 87 67 94
70 Marco Estrada 90 76 91
71 J.A. Happ 77 75 90
72 Steven Wright 222 215 222
73 Luis Severino 53 34 67
74 Edinson Volquez 67 64 95
75 Yordano Ventura 52 50 71
76 Scott Kazmir 75 66 80
77 Nate Karns 93 63 93
78 Tanner Roark 92 85 142
79 Julio Teheran 93 89 116
80 Josh Tomlin 73 72 87
81 John Lamb 78 75 82
82 Michael Fulmer 69 68 254
83 Jameson Taillon 81 81 188
84 Tyler Glasnow 85 75 86
85 Julio Urias 86 77 117
86 Sean Manaea 70 69 327
87 Adam Wainwright 64 22 84
88 James Shields 71 46 77
89 Alex Wood 95 90 130
90 Collin McHugh 88 59 88
91 Ross Stripling 72 71 319
92 Aaron Blair 81 79 326
93 Mike Fiers 95 68 98
94 Bartolo Colon 105 97 143
95 Jon Gray 144 129 144
96 Chris Tillman 107 100 129
97 Nick Tropeano 94 74 107
98 Hector Santiago 62 59 128
99 Alex Cobb 101 92 101
100 Zack Wheeler 102 93 103

Notes 

– Plenty of changes again, with previously though of studs like Felix Hernandez and Dallas Keuchel falling out of the Top 20 and pushing the rest of the crowd up.

– Johnny Cueto and Aaron Nola made some significant jumps, the former hinting at the Top 20, and Nola’s overall Top 10 peripherals are making him sniff at the Top 25 with room to grow.

– Justin Verlander takes a fall after giving owners another dreadful outing.  He’s fully capable of much better, but the mid 40s is proper for his production right now.

– A moment of silence please for the removal of Garrett Richards…thank you.

– One of the biggest jumps is Jeff Samardzija who I still don’t trust to produce consistently, but it’s hard to deny that he’s broken a bit out of his 2015 slump.

– Adam Conley also made a major jump as he’s looking much better in recent starts than at the start of the year.

– Another young arm that is flying under the radar is Tyler Duffey who struck out nine yesterday with his fantastic Curveball.  He’s a great add in 12 teamers.

Sean Manaea and Michael Fulmer are both having difficulty adjusting to major league ball.  Fulmer has better upside than Manaea, but both are a little too risky right now.  

– Steven Wright forces his way onto The List with his hot start, no matter how much I don’t buy into its longevity.

– The “Mendoza line” of Prospect Pitchers adds Julio Urias as he is destroying minor league opponents.

– Leaving The List are Derek Holland, Mat Latos, Jesse Hahnand Lucas Giolito.  Holland was on thin ice and just got absolutely shelled, Latos isn’t holding up his end of the bargain, Hahn needs a little more seasoning, and Gio is struggling too much in AAA to stash above the other options.

– Taking their spots are Chris Tillman and Jon Gray.  Tillman is showing more of his old upside than expected, and Gray is showing that he can be valuable outside of Coors.

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

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