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Welcome to The List – The weekly top 100 rankings of starting pitchers in fantasy baseball for the rest of the season. Use this list to help make choices on the waiver wire and as a tool to gauge trade value in your fantasy leagues. These rankings are made with 5×5 H2H standard 12-team leagues in mind.
Let’s talk about how the SP landscape has changed since last week:
- So Clayton Kershaw is hurt again and I’ve decided to change the “at the end” injury block a bit. For now, there are a collection of names to consider stashing, but guys like Kershaw, Robbie Ray, Carlos Rodon and Shelby Miller are getting mixed among the group instead of simply slotted at the end.
- I’ve already given the AGA term to Blake Snell and he’s comfortably in the Top 15 now, with Carlos Carrasco taking a bit of a dive with Charlie Morton.
- Jumps inside the Top 50 include Eduardo Rodriguez, Jameson Taillon, Michael Wacha, and Jack Flaherty. Erod’s getting comfortable with consistent strikeouts and without the bad luck holding back his ratios, Taillon’s new slider is everything he needs and could continue climbing, Wacha is on a roll as hot as anyone (even if I don’t think it’ll last that long), and Flaherty has job security with Alex Reyes out for an extended period of time.
- Ross Stripling and Mike Foltynewicz have continued their hot streaks as well, granting spots well inside the Top 60.
- The uncertainty of teammates Mike Soroka and Luiz Gohara have forced me to lower their ranks, though that can change quickly in the coming weeks.
- Marco Gonzales should have been here last week around 75-80. Sorry about that.
- Joining The List this week are Jaime Barria (Possible Toby?), Julio Teheran (hot/cold), Nathan Eovaldi (back from DL and could be a Toby), and Steven Matz (maybe turning it around whiff rate wise).
- Leaving The List this are Chase Anderson, Jeremy Hellickson, Dan Straily, Zach Eflin, Ervin Santana, and Mike Minor. It’s always tough figuring out who to knock off, with each of these options just outside the Top 100. Anderson and Minor could find themselves back in the near future if they showcase their upside, Straily and Eflin are desperate streaming options, while Hellickson is hurt and Santana had a setback in his rehab.