Top 100 Starting Pitchers – August 2016

by John on August 11, 2016

Max Scherzer

MacLean updates his starter rankings and Max Scherzer moves into the top-5...

(Rankings as of 8/11)

The rating assigned to each player represents his value in a keeper league.

The list of starters takes the following stat categories into consideration: Wins, Quality Starts, Strikeouts, ERA and WHIP. Though Wins are included in most standard leagues in lieu of Quality Starts, I prefer to use the latter as they are more indicative of a pitcher's skill. That being said, the traditional four - Wins, Ks, ERA and WHIP - are all weighted equally, with Quality Starts getting a smaller slice o' the pie. The following criteria were also factored into each pitcher's rating: Age, Upside, Injury Risk, Rotation Spot Security and Development Status

RANK NAME TEAM POS AGE RATING PREV Up/Down
1 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 27 101.9 1 0
2 Chris Sale CHW SP 26 94.6 2 0
3 Jake Arrieta CHC SP 29 93.6 3 0
4 Max Scherzer WAS SP 31 93.0 6 2
5 Jose Fernandez MIA SP 23 92.2 4 -1
6 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 27 92.2 8 2
7 Madison Bumgarner SF SP 26 91.7 5 -2
8 Gerrit Cole  PIT SP 26 86.8 9 1
9 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP 23 86.5 7 -2
10 Corey Kluber CLE SP 30 86.2 15 5
11 Jon Lester CHC SP 32 84.6 12 1
12 Johnny Cueto SF SP 30 83.0 10 -2
13 Danny Salazar CLE SP 26 82.9 14 1
14 Jacob DeGrom NYM SP 27 81.0 11 -3
15 Justin Verlander DET SP 32 80.2 29 14
16 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP 26 79.6 41 25
17 Cole Hamels TEX SP 32 79.2 18 1
18 Zack Greinke ARI SP 32 79.1 13 -5
19 Rick Porcello BOS SP 25 78.5 34 15
20 J.A. Happ TOR SP 33 77.8 45 25
21 Julio Teheran ATL SP 25 77.5 28 7
22 Tanner Roark WAS SP 29 76.4 35 13
23 Felix Hernandez SEA SP 29 75.4 16 -7
24 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP 23 74.9 23 -1
25 Jose Quintana CHW SP 27 74.6 22 -3
26 Michael Fulmer DET SP 23 74.2 24 -2
27 Steven Wright BOS SP 31 73.8 36 9
28 Danny Duffy KC SP 27 73.5 138 110
29 David Price BOS SP 30 73.3 17 -12
30 Carlos Martinez STL SP 24 73.0 27 -3
31 Kenta Maeda LAD SP 28 71.8 21 -10
32 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 27 71.4 31 -1
33 Jason Hammel CHC SP 33 71.2 30 -3
34 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 29 70.6 20 -14
35 Jeff Samardzija SF SP 31 70.4 32 -3
36 Chris Tillman BAL SP 27 70.4 40 4
37 Marco Estrada TOR SP 32 69.6 42 5
38 John Lackey CHI-N SP 37 69.1 39 1
39 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP 28 68.3 26 -13
40 Jake Odorizzi TB SP 25 67.2 48 8
41 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP 27 66.6 47 6
42 Chris Archer TB SP 27 66.4 25 -17
43 Vincent Velasquez PHI SP 23 66.4 52 9
44 Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP 28 65.6 74 30
45 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP 34 65.3 66 21
46 Steven Matz NYM SP 25 64.7 54 8
47 Rich Hill LAD SP 36 63.8 58 11
48 Josh Tomlin CLE SP 31 63.7 50 2
49 Jon Gray COL SP 24 63.5 89 40
50 Scott Kazmir LAD SP 32 62.7 61 11
51 Trevor Bauer CLE SP 23 62.6 56 5
52 Zach Davies MIL SP 23 62.4 102 50
53 Aaron Nola PHI SP 24 62.3 55 2
54 Marcus Stroman TOR SP 25 62.1 62 8
55 Ian Kennedy KC SP 31 61.6 60 5
56 Yu Darvish TEX SP 29 60.9 67 11
57 Jordan Zimmermann DET SP 29 60.7 38 -19
58 Jerad Eickoff PHI SP 25 60.4 69 11
59 Dan Straily CIN SP 27 60.2 119 60
60 Wei-Yin Chen MIA SP 30 60.1 71 11
61 Mike Fiers HOU SP 31 59.9 59 -2
62 Lance McCullers HOU SP 22 59.5 65 3
63 Tyler Chatwood COL SP 26 58.8 37 -26
64 Doug Fister HOU SP 32 58.7 79 15
65 Adam Wainwright STL SP 34 58.5 46 -19
66 Jaime Garcia STL SP 29 58.0 53 -13
67 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP 26 58.0 57 -10
68 Ervin Santana MIN SP 33 58.0 85 17
69 Hector Santiago MIN SP 28 57.9 91 22
70 Kevin Gausman BAL SP 25 57.7 68 -2
71 Derek Holland TEX SP 29 57.5 78 7
72 Bartolo Colon NYM SP 42 57.5 87 15
73 Sonny Gray OAK SP 26 57.1 49 -24
74 Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP 26 56.8 125 51
75 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP 30 56.7 83 8
76 Collin McHugh HOU SP 28 56.6 51 -25
77 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP 29 56.6 106 29
78 Matt Moore SF SP 26 56.5 127 49
79 Adam Conley MIA SP 25 56.4 92 13
80 Yordano Ventura KC SP 24 56.3 73 -7
81 A.J. Griffin TEX SP 28 56.0 86 5
82 Tyson Ross SD SP 28 55.9 76 -6
83 Martin Perez  TEX SP 25 55.7 81 -2
84 Nate Karns SEA SP 28 55.3 64 -20
85 Michael Pineda NYY SP 27 55.1 77 -8
86 Kyle Gibson MIN SP 28 55.0 94 8
87 Brandon Finnegan CIN SP 23 54.1 80 -7
88 Mike Leake STL SP 28 53.7 63 -25
89 Nathan Eovaldi NYY SP 26 53.7 121 32
90 Wade Miley SEA SP 29 53.6 84 -6
91 Joe Ross WAS SP 23 53.3 44 -47
92 Chad Bettis COL SP 27 52.6 139 47
93 Michael Wacha STL SP 24 52.5 43 -50
94 Jonathan Niese NY-N SP 30 52.3 99 5
95 Carlos Rodon CHW SP 23 52.2 100 5
96 Robbie Ray ARI SP 24 52.0 113 17
97 Taijuan Walker SEA SP 23 51.9 33 -64
98 Tyler Skaggs LAA SP 24 51.7 180 82
99 Juan Nicasio PIT SP 29 51.4 88 -11
100 Drew Smyly TB SP 26 51.1 82 -18

 

 

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