Johnny Cueto was one of three National League pitchers to win 20 games.  The other two were Clayton Kershaw (21) and Adam Wainwright (20).  Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, Madison Bumgarner and Jered Weaver were the only other pitchers to win 18 games.  Cueto had an unbelievable season, and had it not been for Kershaw winning 21 of his 27 starts, he would be the NL Cy Young Award Winner.  Kluber will most likey receive the award in the American League.

Prior to the start of the season, we ranked 100 starting pitchers.  We managed to leave two of the top 20 pitchers out of that list, but I went back and checked Fantasy Pros preseason rankings, and they had Phil Hughes 78th overall and Wily Peralta 82nd, so I don't feel so bad.  They also ranked Cueto in the 30s.

Jon Lester proved us all wrong, and rebounded nicely in a contract year after back to back mediocre seasons.  From 2012-13, he owned a 4.28 ERA, in 2014 between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics, he pitched to a 2.46 ERA with 220 strikeouts in 219.2 IP.  He and Max Scherzer are about to get paid this offseason!

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While drafting an Ace early in fantasy baseball drafts makes you feel really good about your team, the list below of the top 125 pitchers this season is proof that streaming pitching and waiting to draft starters is the way to go!



Draft RankRankNameTeamGS W L CG SHO IP ER HR K ERA WHIP Fantasy Points
351Johnny CuetoCIN3420942243.261222422.250.96746.4
512Corey KluberCLE3418931235.264142692.441.09720.9
123David PriceDET34151230248.190252713.261.08691.7
74Felix HernandezSEA341560023656162482.140.92690
15Clayton KershawLAD2721362198.13992391.770.86686.7
36Adam WainwrightSTL322095322760101792.381.03683.5
47Max ScherzerDET3318511220.177182523.151.18669.2
98Madison BumgarnerSF33181042217.172212192.981.09651.7
399Jon LesterOAK32161111219.260162202.461.1648.4
1410Zack GreinkeLAD3217800202.161192072.711.15616.7
511Stephen StrasburgWAS3414110021575232423.141.12616
3312Jered WeaverLAA3418910213.185271693.591.21605.7
2913Julio TeheranATL3314134222171221862.891.08604
1914James ShieldsKC341481122781231803.211.18603
3815Sonny GrayOAK3314102221975151833.081.19594.5
-16Phil HughesMIN32161010209.282161863.521.13589.4
5017Lance LynnSTL33151021203.262131812.741.26584.9
1718Jordan ZimmermannWAS3214532199.259131822.661.07570.4
4919R.A. DickeyTOR34141310215.289261733.711.23567.9
-20Wily PeraltaMIL32171100198.278231543.531.3565.4
7721Tyson RossSD31131421195.261131952.811.21556.9
8422Ian KennedySD3313130020181162073.631.29554.5
-23Tanner RoarkWAS31151011198.263161382.851.09552.4
9624Rick PorcelloDET31151333204.278181293.431.23544.9
7625Chris TillmanBAL3413611207.177211503.341.23542.2
2526Cole HamelsPHI309900204.256141982.461.15541.4
7227Bartolo ColonNYM31151300202.192221514.091.23537.7
1128Justin VerlanderDET32151200206104181594.541.4537.5
9529Scott KazmirOAK3215920190.175161643.551.16537.2
3730Jeff SamardzijaOAK3371320219.273202022.991.07536.4
6131Ervin SantanaATL3114100019686161793.951.31535.5
6632John LackeySTL3114101019884241643.821.28534
8133Mike LeakeCIN33111300214.188231643.71.25532.2
-34Alfredo SimonCIN32151000196.175221273.441.21530.7
835Chris SaleCWS261242017442132082.170.97530
-36Dallas KeuchelHOU291295120065111462.931.18528
-37Aaron HarangATL33121200204.181151613.571.4527.7
7538Wei-Yin ChenBAL3116600185.273231363.541.23525.4
7139Yordano VenturaKC3014100018365141593.21.3520.5
-40Edinson VolquezPIT3113710192.265171403.041.23519.4
8541Kyle LohseMIL3113922198.178221413.541.15518.7
-42Mark BuehrleTOR3213100020276151193.391.36517.5
2643Hisashi IwakumaSEA281590017970201543.521.05515
6244Jose QuintanaCWS3291100200.174101783.321.24505.2
-45Jeremy GuthrieKC32131110202.293231244.131.3503.4
4746Chris ArcherTB3210900194.272121733.331.28502.9
6747Zack WheelerNYM32111111185.173141873.541.33500.7
-48Garrett RichardsLAA2613411168.24951642.611.04499.4
4149Hiroki KurodaNYY321190019982201463.711.14499
-50Brandon McCarthyNYY3210151120090251754.051.28497.5
-51Henderson AlvarezMIA301273318755141112.651.24494.5
-52Jorge De La RosaCOL32141100184.184211394.11.24493.7
2453Doug FisterWAS25166111644418982.411.08493
4554A.J. BurnettPHI3481810213.2109201904.591.41492.4
5755Dan HarenLAD3213110018683271454.021.18491.5
6456Alex WoodATL24111110171.253161702.781.14484.4
-57Bud NorrisBAL2815800165.167201393.651.22482.7
-58Drew HutchisonTOR32111311184.292231844.481.26478.4
-59Tom KoehlerMIA32101000191.181161533.811.3477.7
7860Wade MileyARI3381200201.197231834.341.4476.7
-61Jarred CosartMIA30131100180.17491153.691.36473.7
-62Jason VargasKC3011101118777191283.711.27471
5463Jake PeavySF3271300202.284231583.731.28469.4
4864C.J. WilsonLAA31131011175.288171514.511.45467.9
-65Jason HammelOAK29101100176.168231583.471.12463.2
6566Jon NieseNYM3091100187.271171383.41.27462.4
5667Yovani GallardoMIL3281100192.175211463.511.29462.2
-68John DanksCWS32111100193.2102251294.741.44458.9
-69Josh CollmenterARI2811911179.169181153.461.13456.7
3670Hyun-jin RyuLAD26147001525781393.381.19456.5
-71Kyle KendrickPHI32101300199102251214.611.36456.5
-72Jake OdorizziTB3111130016877201744.131.28456
2273Alex CobbTB2710900166.153111492.871.14453.7
3174Shelby MillerSTL311091118376221273.741.27453.5
-75Tim HudsonSF3191310189.175151203.571.23453.2
-76Kyle GibsonMIN31131200179.189121074.471.31452.7
-77Jake ArrietaCHC2510511156.24451672.530.99451.9
-78Collin McHughHOU2511900154.247131572.731.02449.9
-79Matt ShoemakerLAA201640013646141243.041.07448
-80Ryan VogelsongSF3281310184.2821815141.28441.9
-81Chris YoungSEA291290016567261083.651.23437
1682Gio GonzalezWAS27101000158.263101623.571.2434.4
8983Nathan EovaldiMIA3361400199.297141424.371.33432.4
2884Masahiro TanakaNYY2013531136.142151412.771.06430.7
285Yu DarvishTEX2210721144.149131823.061.26430.2
-86Roenis EliasSEA29101211163.270161433.851.31427.9
2787Francisco LirianoPIT2971000162.161131753.381.3420.7
-88Scott FeldmanHOU2981221180.175161073.741.3418.7
-89J.A. HappTOR2611110015874221334.221.34418.5
-90Miguel GonzalezBAL261091115957251113.231.3416.5
5891Tim LincecumSF2612911155.282191344.741.39415.4
-92Colby LewisTEX29101421170.198251335.181.52408.7
8393Drew SmylyTB259101115355181333.241.16407.5
-94Eric StultsSD328170017684261114.31.38403.5
5395Matt GarzaMIL278811163.166121263.641.18403.2
-96Danny DuffyKC2591200149.142121132.531.11402.7
9897Travis WoodCHC3181300173.297201465.031.53402.4
-98Jacob deGromNYM229600140.14271442.691.14400.2
2199Gerrit ColePIT221150013856111383.651.21399
-100Hector NoesiCWS2781210172.191281234.751.37394.7
-101Roberto HernandezLAD2981100164.275191054.11.39385.9
43102Clay BuchholzBOS2881122170.1101171325.341.39385.2
-103Jesse ChavezOAK21880014656171363.451.31384
18104Homer BaileyCIN239511145.260161243.711.23382.4
-105Carlos CarrascoCLE1487111343871402.550.99380
-106Marcus StromanTOR2011611130.25371113.651.17372.9
-107Charlie MortonPIT2661200157.16591263.721.27372.2
55108Marco EstradaMIL187600150.273291274.361.2360.9
-109Trevor BauerCLE26580015371161434.181.38356.5
60110Ricky NolascoMIN276121015995221155.381.52340.5
13111Anibal SanchezDET2185001264841023.431.1335
23112Mike MinorATL2561200145.177211204.771.44333.2
80113Dillon GeeNYM227800137.161189441.25330.2
-114Vidal NunoARI2821200161.282251294.561.26324.9
-115Kevin CorreiaLAD26717001549320795.441.5324.5
-116Chase AndersonARI219700114.151161054.011.37319.7
-117Jeff LockePIT217600131.15716893.911.27319.7
92118Hector SantiagoLAA246900127.153151083.751.36315.2
-119Brett OberholtzerHOU2451300143.27012944.391.38313.4
-120Franklin MoralesCOL226900142.185241005.371.62309.2
44121Andrew CashnerSD195722123.1357932.551.13307.7
-122Josh BeckettLAD206611115.237171072.881.17306.9
-123Jordan LylesCOL227400126.26112904.331.37306.4
-124Vance WorleyPIT178411110.2359792.851.21304.9
86125Edwin JacksonCHC2761500140.299181236.331.64302.9

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