Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fantasy Baseball 2012 - Pitchers Rankings (End of Season Update)

  • Watching R.A. Dickey pitch this year was so much fun and he deserves the CY Young
  • Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay killed fantasy owners
  • Mat Latos proved he was worth dealing for
  • C.J. Wilson and Yu Darvish did not earn their contracts

How Fantasy Points Are Scored:
Win - 10 pts
Innings Pitched - 2 pts
Earned Runs Allowed - (1pt)
Strike Outs - .5pt

Pre Season RankEnd of Season RankNameTeamFantasy Points
951R.A. DickeyNYM710.4
12Justin VerlanderDET695.7
93David PriceTB664.5
244Gio GonzálezWAS647.7
45Clayton KershawLAD644.9
486Johnny CuetoCIN642
157Cole HamelsPHI635.2
148James ShieldsTB626.9
289Matt CainSF626.7
710Félix HernándezSEA626.5
3311Hiroki KurodaNYY600.9
14512Matt HarrisonTEX594.7
5013Madison BumgarnerSF593.7
2014Zack GreinkeLAA592.2
615Jered WeaverLAA588.4
1216Yovani GallardoMIL587
12217Kyle LohseSTL586.5
7318Chris SaleCWS585
11719A.J. BurnettPIT575.2
320CC SabathiaNYY573.5
3521Max ScherzerDET571.9
3822Mat LatosCIN569.7
7023Yu DarvishTEX569.7
1924Ian KennedyARI566.7
8725Jake PeavyCWS563
10026Jason VargasSEA551.7
#N/A27Wade MileyARI548.4
#N/A28Lance LynnSTL548
11029Homer BaileyCIN545
6830Adam WainwrightSTL541.4
1631C.J. WilsonLAA534.7
#N/A32Phil HughesNYY534.7
5833Clayton RichardSD532.9
10434Ryan VogelsongSF526.4
2535Trevor CahillARI524
8636Jordan ZimmermannWAS522.9
5637Jonathon NieseNYM515.7
13738Chris CapuanoLAD515.2
4139Wandy RodríguezPIT513.9
4340Mark BuehrleMIA512.7
541Cliff LeePHI511.5
3742Stephen StrasburgWAS510.7
7443Bronson ArroyoCIN504.5
11244Paul MaholmATL501
8145Tommy MiloneOAK499.5
1846Tim HudsonATL497
#N/A47Wei-Yin ChenBAL495.4
14048Jarrod ParkerOAK492.2
14649Barry ZitoSF490.2
3150Justin MastersonCLE488.7

 
All Star Break

Looking back on the first half of the season, I am disappointed in the treatment we gave both R.A. Dickey and James McDonald. Somehow or another, we did not even RANK James McDonald, yet had 4 other Pirates pitchers on the list. That being said, there have been way to many great pitchers having down seasons (Cliff Lee) and if I had to guess, Matt Harrison is my pick to not make this list at seasons end.


Pre Season RankAll Star RankNameTeamG GS W L CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA Fantasy Points
951R.A. DickeyNYM171712132120.08634329261232.400.930.203390
12Justin VerlanderDET18189551132.296443811301282.580.950.200380
283Matt CainSF17179322120.191393512241182.620.960.209354
484Johnny CuetoCIN181810520120.11123532527912.391.160.250354
155Cole HamelsPHI171710400118.0101454214291183.201.100.233353
96David PriceTB171711411111.297373510371052.821.200.237350
247Gio GonzalezWAS171712300101.27134334421182.921.110.192348
308Madison BumgarnerSF171710511115.210447421323993.271.100.237338
1459Matt HarrisonTEX171711421113.11144039827703.101.240.263332
#N/A10James McDonaldPIT17179310110.07631297311002.370.970.196331

Preseason Ranking

Pitching Depth Charts courtesy of MLB Depth Charts
** - Breakout Season Candidate

Livan Hernandez has been released by the Houston Astros and has signed on with the Atlanta Braves
Brett Myers is closing for the Astros


PlayerTeamPreseason
Ranking
Justin VerlanderDET1
Roy HalladayPHI2
CC Sabathia NYY3
Clayton KershawLAD4
Cliff LeePHI5
Jered WeaverLAA6
Felix HernandezSEA7
Tim LincecumSF8
David PriceTB9
Dan HarenLAA10


PlayerTeamPreseason
Ranking
Josh JohnsonMIA11
Yovani Gallardo MIL12
Jon LesterBOS13
James ShieldsTB14
Cole HamelsPHI15
C.J. WilsonLAA16
Josh BeckettBOS17
Tim HudsonATL18
Ian KennedyARI19
Zack GreinkeMIL20
Ricky RomeroTOR21
Jaime GarciaSTL22
Jeremy Hellickson TB23
Gio GonzalezWAS24
Trevor CahillARI25
Chris CarpenterSTL26
Daniel HudsonARI27
Matt CainSF28
Ervin SantanaLAA29
Madison BumgarnerSF30
Justin MastersonCLE31
Doug FisterDET32
Hiroki KurodaNYY33
Matt GarzaCHC34
Max ScherzerDET35
Michael PinedaNYY36
Stephen StrasburgWAS37
Mat LatosCIN38
Ubaldo JimenezCLE39
Jeremy GuthrieCOL40
Wandy RodriguezHOU41
Chad Billingsley LAD42
Mark BuehrleMIA43
Ted LillyLAD44
Johan SantanaNYM45
Jhoulys Chacin COL46
Tommy HansonATL47
Johnny CuetoCIN48
Carlos ZambranoMIA49
Derek HollandTEX50

PlayerTeamPreseason
Ranking
John DanksCWS51
Derek LoweCLE52
Bud NorrisHOU53
Jonathan SanchezKC54
Shaun Marcum MIL55
Jon NieseNYM56
Ivan Nova NYY57
Clayton RichardSD58
Jair JurrjensATL59
Cory Luebke SD60
Matt MooreTB61
Ryan DempsterCHC62
Brandon Beachy ATL63
Clay BuchholzBOS64
Luke HochevarKC65
Anibal SanchezMIA66
Tim StaufferSD67
Adam Wainwright STL68
Joe SaundersARI69
Yu DarvishTEX70
Edwin JacksonWAS71
Colby LewisTEX72
Chris Sale**CWS73
Bronson Arroyo CIN74
Mike Minor ATL75
Randy WolfMIL76
Aaron Crow**KC77
Zach BrittonBAL78
Brandon MorrowTOR79
Edinson VolquezSD80
Tom MiloneOAK81
Francisco LirianoMIN82
Ricky NolascoMIA83
Bruce ChenKC84
Mike PelfreyNYM85
Jordan ZimmermannWAS86
Jake PeavyCWS87
Rick Porcello DET88
Gavin FloydCWS89
Mike LeakeCIN90
Daniel BardBOS91
Josh TomlinCLE92
J.A. HappHOU93
Carl PavanoMIN94
R.A. DickeyNYM95
Nick BlackburnMIN96
Vance WorleyPHI97
Dustin McGowanTOR98
Brad PeacockOAK99
Jason VargasSEA100


PlayerTeamPreseason Ranking
Joe BlantonPHI101
Neftali FelizTEX102
Erik BedardPIT103
Ryan VogelsongSF104
Wade DavisTB105
John LannanWAS106
Bartolo ColonOAK107
Jason HammelBAL108
Jason MarquisMIN109
Homer BaileyCIN110
Jake ArrietaBAL111
Paul MaholmCHC112
Randy WellsCHC113
Scott BakerMIN114
Charlie MortonPIT115
Alexi OgandoTEX116
Chris Narveson MIL116
A.J. BurnettPIT117
Kevin CorreiaPIT118
Fausto CarmonaCLE118
Felix DoubrontBOS119
Jeff KarstensPIT120
Chris VolstadCHC120
A.J. Burnett NYY120
Jacob TurnerDET121
Kyle LohseSTL122
Jake WestbrookSTL123
Kyle DrabekTOR124
Brandon McCarthyOAK125
Phil HumberCWS126
Joshua Collmenter ARI127
Jerome WilliamsLAA128
Felipe PaulinoKC130
Juan NicasioCOL131
Alex White COL132
Josh CollmenterARI133
Hisashi IwakumaSEA134
Hector NoesiSEA135
Aaron HarangLAD136
Chris CapuanoLAD137
Dillon GeeNYM139
Jarrod ParkerOAK140
Kevin MillwoodSEA141
Kevin SloweyCLE142
Dustin MoseleySD143
Henderson AlvarezTOR144
Matt HarrisonTEX145
Barry ZitoSF146
Randall DelgadoATL147
Joel CarrenoTOR150

Stats from last season
  • Justin Verlander(24) Clayton Kershaw(21) and Ian Kennedy(21) were the only pitchers to win 20+ games
    • 17 others won at least 15
  • 18 pitchers had ERAs below 3.00
  • 14 pitchers reached 200 strike outs
    • Just 17 others reached 175
  • James Shields(11) was the only pitcher with double digit complete games
    • Only 5 others did that 5 times, including Brandon McCarthy
  • Hiroki Kuroda earned a decision in 91% of his starts

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