|Pitcher||Why They Missed The Cut|
|Yonny Chirinos||On the IL with a finger injury – Top 45 SP|
|Tyler Mahle||On the IL with a hamstring injury – Top 70 SP|
|Robbie Ray||On the IL with back injury – Top 40 SP|
|Carlos Carrasco||On the IL with leukaemia – Top 20 SP|
|David Price||On the IL with cyst in his wrist – Top 30 SP|
|Blake Snell||On the IL with elbow injury – Top 10 SP|
|Corey Kluber||On the IL with a forearm injury – Top 10 SP|
|Zach Davies||On the IL with back injury – Top 90 SP|
|Jameson Taillon||On the IL with an elbow injury – Top 25 SP|
|Tyler Glasnow||On the IL with forearm strain – Top 25 SP|
|Luke Weaver||On the IL with a forearm strain – Top 35 SP|
|Brad Peacock||On the IL with a shoulder injury – Top 60 SP|
|Rich Hill||On the IL with flexor strain – Top 40 SP|
|Pablo Lopez||On the IL with back injury – Top 60 SP|
|Brandon Woodruff||On the IL with an oblique injury – Top 30 SP|
|Danny Salazar||On The IL with a groin injury – Fringe Top 100 when pitching|
|Frankie Montas||Suspended 80 games|
|Matt Strahm||Demoted to bullpen|
|Michael Wacha||Demoted to bullpen|
|Nick Pivetta||Demoted to the bullpen|
|Jesus Luzardo||In Triple-A – Top 50 SP|
|Jose Urquidy||Demoted to Triple-A – Top 70 SP|
|Jimmy Nelson||Demoted to bullpen|
|Dustin May||Demoted to bullpen. Top 70 SP.|
|Kevin Gausman||Expected to head to bullpen after acquired by Reds from Braves|
|Daniel Mengden||He’s a Toby at best|
|Tommy Milone||Too risky over the other options|
|Jake Faria||Called up to replace Davies, if he starts and looks solid, could be on List soon|
|Daniel Poncedeleon||I wonder if he can really put it together instead of being a major liability|
|Trent Thornton||The strikeout upside is interesting, but it’s too low of a floor|
|Luis Severino||The recent injury news sets him back to mid-August hopefully. He’ll be Top 15 then.|
|Jhoulys Chacin||Even his recent stretch isn’t worth the floor|
|Trevor Williams||The ratios nor strikeouts are there to chase him|
|Jason Vargas||The Vargas Rule is no more|
|Alex Young||Last one off, his stuff dictates a low floor and low ceiling|
|Mike Leake||The reward is too little for the low floor in 12-teamers|
|Hector Noesi||Curious if his upside will return after a date in Coors|
- Max Scherzer has returned while Chris Sale is out for the year with an elbow injury, negating any (-1) effects of Scherzer’s return. He’s not #1 right away since we don’t know if there will be any hindrances caused by the injury, but we’re happy to see him again.
- I thought I would be lowering Matt Boyd a bit more, but it gets real dicey entering the 30s and his recovery over the weekend sure hints at better days ahead.
- Yu Darvish has gotten his act together with his fastball, helping hold a ridiculous 34% K-BB rate across his last seven starts. Hard to argue against that in the mid-20s.
- I’m typing this now as Brendan McKay looks lost in the first frame against the Mariners, and I can’t change his rank more. I wouldn’t be surprised if I lower him into the 40s next week, but the talent is still there to be a huge impact down the stretch. He simply has some things to figure out, but his cutter/changeup/fastball are all legit.
- Jose Quintana and Ryan Yarbrough get huge bumps as they’ve turned into legit options across the last few weeks. Quintana is tossing high heaters with low breakers effectively, while The Fratty Pirate’s changeup is filthy.
- Despite his excellent outing against the White Sox, Griffin Canning takes a huge hit as his ROS schedule is the worst of anyone I’ve seen thus far. Next week will be the full-on “Based on ROS sechedules” version of The List and this traditional table will be no more.
- I can’t seem to quite Mike Montgomery and Adrian Houser as they continued their hot streaks this week and have good matchups in the short term. Pick em up and see what happens.
- I’m not believing in Dylan Cease‘s ascension as much as before, but keep an eye on him in September to see if something clicks. The same goes for Mitch Keller, though I have more faith in Keller to figure out his approach to amplify his excellent stuff.
- Tony Gonsolin, Logan Webb, and Yusei Kikuchi enter in the mid-70s. Gonsolin is taking over Dustin May‘s rotation spot for the time being, Logan Webb was impressive in his start over the weekend but lacks a polished heater, and Kikuchi’s new approach with high heat and low secondary stuff returned instant success.
- Also joining The List are Zach Eflin, Dillon Peters, Ivan Nova, and Martin Perez. Eflin earned a new rotation spot and while he was lit up, expect him to be a decent Toby the rest of the way. Peters has a solid changeup and could be a streaming option the rest of the way, Nova has been on a stupid good streak, while Perez’s cutter and changeup have been effective lately with 94/95 mph fastball velocity.