The List 7/30: Ranking The Top 100 Starting Pitchers Every Monday

Rank Change Pitcher Previous Best Worst
1
Max Scherzer
1 1 2
2
Chris Sale
2 2 3
3 +2
Jacob deGrom
5 3 9
4 +2
Clayton Kershaw
6 1 17
5 +2
Justin Verlander
7 4 12
6 +2
Trevor Bauer
8 6 35
7 -4
Corey Kluber
3 2 7
8 -4
Luis Severino
4 4 8
9
Aaron Nola
9 8 14
10
Gerrit Cole
10 6 31
11 +1
Zack Greinke
12 9 15
12 -1
James Paxton
11 9 18
13 +6
Noah Syndergaard
19 5 19
14 +2
Carlos Carrasco
16 10 20
15 -2
Blake Snell
13 12 56
16 -1
Jose Berrios
15 14 38
17 +3
Patrick Corbin
20 16 55
18 -1
Charlie Morton
17 14 52
19 +6
Tyler Skaggs
25 19 93
20 +2
Mike Clevinger
22 20 48
21
Jameson Taillon
21 21 53
22 +1
Lance McCullers
23 16 37
23 -9
Stephen Strasburg
14 7 26
24 +4
Madison Bumgarner
28 7 46
25 +1
Jack Flaherty
26 25 85
26 +1
Robbie Ray
27 16 98
27 +2
Andrew Heaney
29 25 95
28 +2
Kenta Maeda
30 28 74
29 +2
J. A. Happ
31 24 71
30 -6
Mike Foltynewicz
24 24 92
31 +1
David Price
32 15 41
32 +3
Chris Archer
35 17 52
33 +3
Miles Mikolas
36 21 63
34 +10
Rich Hill
44 34 85
35 +2
Masahiro Tanaka
37 21 55
36 +2
Dallas Keuchel
38 17 49
37 +9
Kyle Gibson
46 37 97
38 -5
Dylan Bundy
33 18 50
39 +2
Alex Wood
41 23 44
40 -6
Nick Pivetta
34 24 69
41 -2
Rick Porcello
39 25 UR
42 -2
Carlos Martinez
40 13 42
43 -1
Walker Buehler
42 40 UR
44 -1
Jon Lester
43 34 48
45 +3
Jake Arrieta
48 23 51
46 +5
Zach Wheeler
51 46 88
47 +2
Sean Manaea
49 18 53
48 +2
Sean Newcomb
50 38 96
49 +5
Marco Gonzales
54 49 84
50 +5
Kyle Hendricks
55 28 58
51 +6
Nathan Eovaldi
57 51 95
52 +9
Tyler Anderson
61 52 91
53 +3
CC Sabathia
56 53 96
54 +26
Luis Castillo
80 18 80
55 +7
Jon Gray
62 45 100
56 +7
Vince Velasquez
63 56 97
57 -12
Nick Kingham
45 44 82
58 -6
Zach Eflin
52 52 94
59 -12
Shane Bieber
47 45 81
60 +10
Carlos Rodon
70 60 99
61 +5
Dereck Rodriguez
66 61 87
62 +5
Trevor Cahill
67 55 100
63 -3
Anibal Sanchez
60 60 92
64 +8
Matt Harvey
72 61 99
65 +9
Joe Musgrove
74 65 91
66 -48
Ross Stripling
18 18 85
67 -3
Gio Gonzalez
64 29 70
68 +3
Marcus Stroman
71 41 100
69 +6
Steven Matz
75 69 96
70 +12
Chase Anderson
82 26 95
71 +12
Jhoulys Chacin
83 71 98
72 +UR
Derek Holland
UR 72 72
73 -4
Zack Godley
69 16 78
74 +UR
Luke Weaver
UR 28 99
75 -17
Jose Quintana
58 22 75
76 -17
Freddy Peralta
59 59 86
77 +4
Cole Hamels
81 69 91
78 +7
Jake Odorizzi
85 61 98
79 -11
Kevin Gausman
68 54 79
80 +6
Mike Fiers
86 80 94
81 +7
Wade LeBlanc
88 76 97
82 +UR
Junior Guerra
UR 61 93
83 +UR
Tanner Roark
UR 54 94
84 +UR
Drew Pomeranz
UR 60 86
85 +8
Sonny Gray
93 30 100
86 +10
Kyle Freeland
96 84 96
87 +7
Mike Minor
94 53 99
88 +UR
Clay Buchholz
UR 88 91
89 -16
Danny Duffy
73 42 95
90 +UR
German Marquez
UR 76 90
91 -15
Joey Lucchesi
76 56 91
92 +UR
Yonny Chirinos
UR 66 92
93 -16
Jaime Barria
77 67 93
94 -16
Andrew Suarez
78 78 94
95 -11
Frankie Montas
84 62 95
96 -9
Jeremy Hellickson
87 87 96
97 -2
Mike Leake
95 80 97
98 -1
Tyler Mahle
97 64 98
99 -1
Julio Teheran
98 78 99
100 -21
Felix Pena
79 79 100

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:

  • Here are this week’s relevant injuries: Blake Snell is out until this weekend, Stephen Strasburg’s timetable is still super confusing and take his spot with a grain of salt, Ross Stripling hit the DL with a toe injury in an act of Dodgeritis, and Noah Syndergaard is supposed to return on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Yu Darvish, Michael Fulmerand Eduardo Rodriguez are still off The List completely as their timetables are questionable and they are not Top 20 assets.
  • As expected, Nick Pivetta, Nick Kingham, Dylan Bundyand Shane Bieber all fell as they haven’t performed up to standards. They all carry heavy upside, but with their recent lack of execution, each needed their floors emphasized a bit more.
  • This week, past around the mid-60s is where I begin to throw up my hands in “I guess this guy could turn into something.” Please understand why there are so many shifts in the bottom third of The List – the SP Landscape is frustrating this year. Not nearly as many intriguing upside plays and plenty of shrugs fill wires these days. I can’t tell you why the crop of starters isn’t nearly as exciting as years past, but I can sure tell you it is.
  • With Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija on the DL, Derek Holland has a comfortable spot in the rotation, earning him a spot on The List given his recent changes.
  • German Marquez has earned a spot back on The List after five straight double-digit whiff marks. I wanted to add him last week, but a 5 spot didn’t help his case. After a solid outing last night, he’s added enough trust for a possible stream moving forward.
  • Clay BuchholzJunior Guerraand Drew Pomeranz have returned from injury and deserve spots once again.
  • I’ve moved up Kyle Freelandthough I still lack the faith that he can maintain a sub 4.00 ERA the rest of the way, which gets amplified by his low strikeout rate.
  • Tanner Roark got upset and threw a double-digit strikeout game, giving me no choice but to bring him back.
  • Despite not having a strong performance against the Rays, I still would consider Yonny Chirinos as a possible streamer moving forward as he returned from his minor league and DL stints.
  • Leaving The List were Daniel Poncedeleon and Austin Bomber (didn’t last in the Cards rotation), John Gant (still has a spot but hasn’t been worth your attention), Johnny Cueto (Injury), Reynaldo Lopez, James Shields, Pablo Lopez, and Tyson Ross (flat out bad).
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.

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Comments


Steve

“Take his pot with a grain of salt”…I always enjoy my pot with some salt Nick, don’t worry!

Sal

Hey. Any thoughts on Trevor Richards – SP – MIA? Is it worth taking a flier on this guy. He’s looked good over the last few.

Bravos

I need to drop Bundy or Pivetta – I really can’t find much to separate the two. Any thoughts on who I will miss less?

Derek

I’m in a dynasty keeper league…drop Teheran for Gohara, Touki, Ian Anderson or Kyle Wright? Having trouble sifting through who’ll be in the Braves rotation since Teheran looks not apart of the next run. Thanks!

Scott

48 spot decrease for stripling seems to much. Yes he had 2 poor starts and is on the dl. But he’ll be back in 10 days and miss 2 starts. LAD just giving him a break and doing what they do…manipulate the dl.

Nick Pollack

If we knew that it was just one start and he’s back, then he’d be much higher.

Guys on the DL are always tricky to figure out. He was going to be right at #30 until I heard the DL news.

Benjamin Pernick

I swear it’s not just out of love/pity for the Tigers, but I think Matt Boyd may need revisiting on this list. He has a 21/3 K/BB over his last 17 innings and despite his awful Cherry Bomb run, still sports a FIP under 4, an scFIP of 3.36 and a bbFIP of 3.20. I need hope!

Nick Pollack

Too small of a sample for me to buy it. Each one of those guys at the end of The List has a case to be a streamer and I just don’t see Boyd being someone I can trust on a given night.

Sorry Pernick.

Chip

When Hyun-Jin Ryu returns from the DL next month, where do you think he will land on the list?

Joshua

Which side would you prefer ROS (standard roto categories): (a) Skaggs or (b) Price & Hendricks?

Fletch.F.Fletch

Do the rankings change at all after all of today’s trades? I assume Archer moves up because he’s not only out of the AL East but he’s in the NL. Do we have to wait till Monday to find out? ha

Thanks again for all you do Nick.

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