If your fantasy baseball league still has Wins as a category, it is time to have a league meeting.  The W is sometimes not earned and can EASILY be taken away from a starter who had a phenomenal outing, or even handed to your closer that just blew a save!

Below are the top 30 pitchers, according to our scoring system, and shows the difference between counting W over QS.

 

How Fantasy Points Are Calculated

W(10pts) IP(2pts) K(.5pt) ER(-1pt)


W = 10 PtsTeamGS QSW L IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP Fantasy
Points
Felix HernandezSEA866154.2401414612552.300.95181.9
Sonny GrayOAK974261.0441413218571.921.02177.5
James ShieldsSD975055.15326231416753.741.25174.7
Max ScherzerWAS874356.244141138661.750.92174.4
Matt HarveyNYM875154.242121248561.980.91174.4
Dallas KeuchelHOU865057.2371212118421.870.95173.4
Shelby MillerATL865154.02998316431.330.83171.5
Zack GreinkeLAD885153.135109411441.520.86169.2
Aaron HarangPHI984359.1451612213441.820.98168.2
Johnny CuetoCIN963465.1512322712603.030.96168.2
Cole HamelsPHI964358.1462221823623.241.18166.2
Chris ArcherTB954454.2391715316622.471.01164.4
Michael WachaSTL866050.2411312412312.131.05163.9
Bartolo ColonNYM856251.152232281423.861.03161.2
Michael PinedaNYY845151.254191933553.311.10160.9
Gerrit ColePIT865248.2431513213532.401.15159.9
Jake ArrietaCHC864452.0421716212552.771.04155.5
Miguel GonzalezBAL835250.0371918619423.241.12153.0
Collin McHughHOU855150.2502323510454.091.18149.9
A.J. BurnettPIT873152.04298218431.381.15147.5
Rubby De La RosaARI854253.0472524812474.081.11145.5
Madison BumgarnerSF854250.248181868463.201.11145.4
Jason HammelCHC863153.143191656492.700.92144.7
Corey KluberCLE951561.2572926412763.791.12144.4
Jake OdorizziTB873353.143141428442.360.96144.2
Jon LesterCHC854248.2532320513473.701.36139.9
Alfredo SimonDET854250.1491717415333.041.27139.7
Lance LynnSTL853348.2451716216582.961.25139.4
Jacob deGromNYM854447.2481917613433.211.28138.9
Rick PorcelloBOS854250.2522524813444.261.28138.4


When you spilt the difference and give 5 points for a W and 5 for a QS, you get 5 new pitchers. Miguel Gonzalez, Jon Lester, Alfredo Simon, Jacob deGrom and Rick Porcello are removed from the group and replaced by Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer, David Price, Hector Santiago and Scott Kazmir.

Lester failed to pitch a quality start in his first 3 games with the Cubs, but has since won all 4 starts in May.  Kershaw and Price have 4 ND each.
 

QS = 5 Pts
W = 5 Pts
TeamGS QSW L IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP Fantasy
Points
Sonny GrayOAK974261.0441413218571.921.02192.5
Max ScherzerWAS874356.244141138661.750.92189.4
Aaron HarangPHI984359.1451612213441.820.98188.2
James ShieldsSD975055.15326231416753.741.25184.7
Matt HarveyNYM875154.242121248561.980.91184.4
Zack GreinkeLAD885153.135109411441.520.86184.2
Johnny CuetoCIN963465.1512322712603.030.96183.2
Felix HernandezSEA866154.2401414612552.300.95181.9
Dallas KeuchelHOU865057.2371212118421.870.95178.4
Shelby MillerATL865154.02998316431.330.83176.5
Cole HamelsPHI964358.1462221823623.241.18176.2
Chris ArcherTB954454.2391715316622.471.01169.4
A.J. BurnettPIT873152.04298218431.381.15167.5
Jake ArrietaCHC864452.0421716212552.771.04165.5
Gerrit ColePIT865248.2431513213532.401.15164.9
Corey KluberCLE951561.2572926412763.791.12164.4
Jake OdorizziTB873353.143141428442.360.96164.2
Michael WachaSTL866050.2411312412312.131.05163.9
Jason HammelCHC863153.143191656492.700.92159.7
Bartolo ColonNYM856251.152232281423.861.03156.2
Michael PinedaNYY845151.254191933553.311.10155.9
Clayton KershawLAD862251.0492724514664.241.24151.0
Rubby De La RosaARI854253.0472524812474.081.11150.5
Trevor BauerCLE863149.0391818322513.311.24150.5
Madison BumgarnerSF854250.248181868463.201.11150.4
Collin McHughHOU855150.2502323510454.091.18149.9
Lance LynnSTL853348.2451716216582.961.25149.4
David PriceDET853153.0542420612423.401.25147.0
Hector SantiagoLAA853248.0381412521442.251.23146.0
Scott KazmirOAK862249.2391917519493.081.17145.9


When you ignore wins all together and give 10 full points for a quality start, Bartolo Colon, Michael Pineda, Madison Bumgarner and Collin McHugh come off and Andrew Cashner, Nick Martinez, Jordan Zimmermann and C.J. Wilson replace them.

Pineda has won two games in which he failed to record a QS.  Cashner has lost 5 quality starts.
 

QS = 10 PtsTeamGS QSW L IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP Fantasy Points
Aaron HarangPHI984359.1451612213441.820.98208.2
Sonny GrayOAK974261.0441413218571.921.02207.5
Max ScherzerWAS874356.244141138661.750.92204.4
Zack GreinkeLAD885153.135109411441.520.86199.2
Johnny CuetoCIN963465.1512322712603.030.96198.2
James ShieldsSD975055.15326231416753.741.25194.7
Matt HarveyNYM875154.242121248561.980.91194.4
A.J. BurnettPIT873152.04298218431.381.15187.5
Cole HamelsPHI964358.1462221823623.241.18186.2
Corey KluberCLE951561.2572926412763.791.12184.4
Jake OdorizziTB873353.143141428442.360.96184.2
Dallas KeuchelHOU865057.2371212118421.870.95183.4
Felix HernandezSEA866154.2401414612552.300.95181.9
Shelby MillerATL865154.02998316431.330.83181.5
Jake ArrietaCHC864452.0421716212552.771.04175.5
Jason HammelCHC863153.143191656492.700.92174.7
Chris ArcherTB954454.2391715316622.471.01174.4
Clayton KershawLAD862251.0492724514664.241.24171.0
Gerrit ColePIT865248.2431513213532.401.15169.9
Andrew CashnerSD861750.0522918813513.241.30167.5
Scott KazmirOAK862249.2391917519493.081.17165.9
Trevor BauerCLE863149.0391818322513.311.24165.5
Michael WachaSTL866050.2411312412312.131.05163.9
Lance LynnSTL853348.2451716216582.961.25159.4
Nick MartinezTEX863048.0451510115251.881.25158.5
Jordan ZimmermannWAS873246.2522419210303.661.33158.4
David PriceDET853153.0542420612423.401.25157.0
Hector SantiagoLAA853248.0381412521442.251.23156.0
C.J. WilsonLAA852253.0472018213363.061.13156.0
Rubby De La RosaARI854253.0472524812474.081.11155.5

No matter which way you look at things and score them, Sonny Gray, Max Scherzer, Aaron Harang, James Shields, Matt Harvey, Zack Greinke and Johnny Cueto rank in the top 10.

 
Jose Quintana, Corey Kluber, Cole Hamels, Andrew Cashner and Jake Odorizzi are the only qualified starters with less than 2.50 run support.
 
Nick Martinez, Drew Hutchison and Mark Buehrle are the only qualified starters receiving 6 or more run support.

Starters With More Wins Than Quality Starts

StarterTeamGSWQS
Bartolo ColonNYM865
Michael PinedaNYY854
Miguel GonzalezBAL853
Mark BuehrleTOR854
Danny SalazarCLE643
Carlos CarrascoCLE842
Nate Karns TB832
Nathan EovaldiNYY832
Aaron SanchezTOR832
Kyle LohseMIL832
Stephen StrasburgWAS831
Jeremy GuthrieKC731
Jason VargasKC532
Adam WarrenNYY721
Tyler MatzekCOL521
Fantasy Baseball QS vs W