All-Star Break Update - 2016 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers Rankings

Fantasy Baseball Pitching SP Rankings

Update (7/13)

1Madison Bumgarner433.4
2Johnny Cueto418.7
3Clayton Kershaw415.5
4Max Scherzer413.4
5Chris Sale394.5
6Jose Fernandez371.2
7David Price368.2
8Stephen Strasburg367.4
9Jake Arrieta364.7
10Aaron Sanchez363.7
11Corey Kluber356
12Noah Syndergaard354.4
13Jon Lester352.4
14Steven Wright351
15Chris Tillman347.2
16J.A. Happ346.7
17John Lackey344.4
18Tanner Roark343.9
19Cole Hamels343.5
20Rick Porcello343.5
21Justin Verlander341.2
22Jose Quintana339.9
23Danny Salazar330.4
24Drew Pomeranz328.5
25Masahiro Tanaka323.5
26Jeff Samardzija323.2
27Carlos Martinez320.7
28Zack Greinke319.7
29Julio Teheran315.9
30Kenta Maeda315.9
31Dallas Keuchel313
32Marco Estrada308.7
33Adam Wainwright308.2
34R.A. Dickey307.9
35Hisashi Iwakuma305.7
36Jerad Eickhoff304
37Doug Fister303.2
38Marcus Stroman295.5
39Josh Tomlin295
40Edinson Volquez294.7
41Jeremy Hellickson290.9
42Trevor Bauer290.5
43Martin Perez289.4
44Mike Leake289
45Chris Archer288
46Kyle Hendricks286.4
47Steven Matz286
48Michael Wacha285.7
49Jacob deGrom284.5
50Jimmy Nelson284
51Matt Moore282.5
52Colby Lewis281.5
53Matt Wisler280.4
54Bartolo Colon277.9
55Jason Hammel274.7
56Gio Gonzalez274.2
57Rich Hill273
58Joe Ross272.7
59Ian Kennedy270.9
60Adam Conley270.2
61Aaron Nola270
62Tyler Chatwood269.9
63Scott Kazmir268.4
64Jaime Garcia265.5
65Collin McHugh265
66Jordan Zimmermann263.4
67Matt Shoemaker259.5
68Hector Santiago259.2
69Dan Straily258.2
70Ricky Nolasco255.9
71Jeff Locke254.5
72Chad Bettis254
73James Shields253.7
74Jon Gray252.9
75Wei-Yin Chen252.9
76Tom Koehler251.5
77Brandon Finnegan250.7
78Jake Odorizzi250.4
79Michael Fulmer250.4
80Jon Niese249.9
81Patrick Corbin249.9
82Robbie Ray249.7
83Jered Weaver245.9
84Michael Pineda244.7
85Vincent Velasquez243.9
86Nathan Eovaldi243.2
87Junior Guerra242.2
88CC Sabathia240.2
89Yordano Ventura238.7
90Mike Fiers238
91Jake Peavy234.4
92Nate Karns233.9
93Carlos Rodon233.5
94Drew Smyly233.2
95Ervin Santana233
96Kendall Graveman232.9
97Taijuan Walker232
98Zach Davies231.9
99Danny Duffy231.4
100Matt Harvey227.4

Raisel Iglesias started the year as the opening day pitcher for the Reds, but has since been moved to the bullpen, following an injury. This appears to be his future. In his 5 starts this year, Iglesias totaled 28.1 IP, and pitched to a 3.49 ERA with 29 strikeouts and seven walks. In 12.1 innings out of the pen, Raisel has allowed one earned run with 14 strikeouts. He has pitched at least two innings in five of his 6 appearances.

Drew Pomeranz has finally pitched 100 innings for the first time in his career, and has been lights out for the Padres. Despite being one of 12 qualified starters with a 10+ K/9, his BB% is one of the 10 worst. He will most likely be traded, and could wind up in a not so pitcher friendly ballpark, which could spoil an amazing run. If you own him, look to sell high!

Heating Up

David Price got off to a rough start with the Red Sox, but in his last three starts has racked up 30 strikeouts, walking just three. If you believe in xFIP, he ranks sixth among qualified starts.

He is most likely not going to be available in your leagues, but Aaron Nola probably is and owns an xFIP below 3.00 despite his recent struggles. Go get him!

Original Post (3/22)

Stats from last season (120 IP min)

  • Jake Arrieta (22) and Dallas Keuchel each won 20 games 
  • Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw were the only pitchers with an 11 K/9
    • Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, Chris Archer and Carlos Carrasco each had a double-digit K/9
      • Archer (2.8) and Carrasco (2.1) were the only ones to walk two batters per nine innings
  • Carlos Rodon walked 4.53 batters per nine
    • Trevor Bauer was the only other starter with a 4 BB/9
      • Phil Hughes was the only starting pitcher to walk less than one batter per inning pitched
  • Chris Rusin, Jeremy Guthrie, Matt Garza and Kyle Kendrick all allowed 1.5 batters to reach base per inning
  • James Shields and Kyle Kendrick surrendered a league high 33 home runs
    • Rubby de la Rosa, Dan Haren and Ian Kennedy all allowed 30 home runs
      • Jaime Garcia, Gio Gonzalez, Tyson Ross and Robbie Ray all gave up less than 10 HRs
  • Marco Estrada had the best BABIP at just .220
    • Zack Greinke was next at .229
  • Brett Anderson induced the most ground balls at 66.3%
    • Dallas Keuchel, Tyson Ross and Jaime Garcia were the only other pitchers above 60%
  •  Clayton Kershaw had a league best 2.06 xFIP
    • Chris Sale was next at 2.60

PrePlayer NameASB
1Clayton Kershaw3
2Max Scherzer4
3Jake Arrieta9
4Chris Sale5
5Madison Bumgarner1
6Jacob DeGrom49
7David Price7
8Jose Fernandez6
9Matt Harvey100
10Corey Kluber11
11Zack Greinke28
12Stephen Strasburg8
13Gerrit Cole107
14Dallas Keuchel31
15Noah Syndergaard12
16Felix Hernandez114
17Chris Archer45
18Carlos Carrasco102
19Jon Lester13
20Johnny Cueto2
21Cole Hamels19
22Danny Salazar23
23Sonny Gray103
24Adam Wainwright33
25Tyson Ross248
26Francisco Liriano101
27Marcus Stroman38
28Carlos Martinez27
29Garrett Richards166
30Masahiro Tanaka25
31Michael Wacha48
32Michael Pineda84
33Jordan Zimmermann66
34Raisel Iglesias164
35Jose Quintana22
36Taijuan Walker97
37Justin Verlander21
38Hisashi Iwakuma35
39Steven Matz47
40Yu Darvish204
41Jake Odorizzi78
42James Shields73
43Jeff Samardzija26
44Lance McCullers126
45Carlos Rodon93
46Collin McHugh65
47Drew Smyly94
48Patrick Corbin81
49John Lackey17
50Yordano Ventura89
PrePlayer NameASB
51Luis Severino187
52Shelby Miller150
53Julio Teheran29
54Wei-Yin Chen75
55Kyle Hendricks46
56Jaime Garcia64
57Gio Gonzalez56
58Scott Kazmir63
59Jason Hammel55
60Mike Fiers90
61Kenta Maeda30
62Clay Buchholz127
63Joe Ross58
64Ian Kennedy59
65Anibal Sanchez125
66Andrew Cashner133
67Aaron Nola61
68Marco Estrada32
69Jimmy Nelson50
70Eduardo Rodriguez193
71Mike Leake44
72Kevin Gausman104
73Andrew Heaney242
74Alex Wood135
75Anthony DeSclafani158
76Trevor Bauer42
77Edinson Volquez40
78Jerad Eickhoff36
79Rick Porcello20
80Matt Moore51
81Hyun-Jin Ryu254
82James Paxton152
83Nathan Eovaldi86
84Jose Berrios226
85Kyle Gibson146
86Phil Hughes147
87Tyler Glasnow245
88Hector Santiago68
89Erasmo Ramirez139
90J.A. Happ16
91Ervin Santana95
92Jake Peavy91
93Rich Hill57
94Alex CobbINJ
95Brandon Finnegan77
96Nate Karns92
97Aaron Sanchez10
98R.A. Dickey34
99Vincent Velasquez85
100Jesse Hahn180

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