Top 100 Starting Pitchers – September 2016

by John on October 2, 2016

Madison Bumgarner

MacLean updates his starter rankings and Madison Bumgarner moves into the top-5...

(Rankings as of 9/08)

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 Max Scherzer WAS SP 31 94.8 4 2
3 Madison Bumgarner SF SP 26 92.2 7 4
4 Jose Fernandez MIA SP 23 88.3 5 1
5 Chris Sale CHW SP 26 87.7 2 -3
6 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP 23 86.8 9 3
7 Corey Kluber CLE SP 30 86.6 10 3
8 Jake Arrieta CHC SP 29 86.1 3 -5
9 Jon Lester CHC SP 32 86.1 11 2
10 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP 26 85.6 16 6
11 Justin Verlander DET SP 32 84.7 15 4
12 Rick Porcello BOS SP 25 84.4 19 7
13 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 27 84.1 6 -7
14 Johnny Cueto SF SP 30 83.0 12 -2
15 Gerrit Cole  PIT SP 26 77.7 8 -7
16 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP 23 76.1 24 8
17 Tanner Roark WAS SP 29 75.1 22 5
18 Kenta Maeda LAD SP 28 75.1 31 13
19 Jose Quintana CHW SP 27 74.6 25 6
20 J.A. Happ TOR SP 33 74.5 20 0
21 Julio Teheran ATL SP 25 74.4 21 0
22 Danny Salazar CLE SP 26 74.2 13 -9
23 Cole Hamels TEX SP 32 74.1 17 -6
24 Carlos Martinez STL SP 24 73.8 30 6
25 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 29 73.5 34 9
26 David Price BOS SP 30 73.4 29 3
27 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 27 73.4 32 5
28 Danny Duffy KC SP 27 73.1 28 0
29 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP 27 73.1 41 12
30 Jacob DeGrom NYM SP 27 72.5 14 -16
31 Michael Fulmer DET SP 23 72.3 26 -5
32 John Lackey CHI-N SP 37 71.9 38 6
33 Felix Hernandez SEA SP 29 70.1 23 -10
34 Chris Archer TB SP 27 68.8 42 8
35 Zack Greinke ARI SP 32 68.3 18 -17
36 Jason Hammel CHC SP 33 67.7 33 -3
37 Chris Tillman BAL SP 27 66.8 36 -1
38 Vincent Velasquez PHI SP 23 66.4 43 5
39 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP 28 66.3 39 0
40 Steven Wright BOS SP 31 66.1 27 -13
41 Marco Estrada TOR SP 32 65.9 37 -4
42 Rich Hill LAD SP 36 65.2 47 5
43 Jeff Samardzija SF SP 31 63.7 35 -8
44 Steven Matz NYM SP 25 63.7 46 2
45 Jon Gray COL SP 24 63.5 49 4
46 Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP 28 63.3 44 -2
47 Trevor Bauer CLE SP 23 63.3 51 4
48 Jake Odorizzi TB SP 25 63.1 40 -8
49 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP 34 62.4 45 -4
50 Marcus Stroman TOR SP 25 62.1 54 4
51 Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP 26 61.8 74 23
52 Ian Kennedy KC SP 31 61.6 55 3
53 Yu Darvish TEX SP 29 60.9 56 3
54 Jordan Zimmermann DET SP 29 60.7 57 3
55 Jerad Eickoff PHI SP 25 60.5 58 3
56 Dan Straily CIN SP 27 60.1 59 3
57 Kevin Gausman BAL SP 25 59.9 70 13
58 Scott Kazmir LAD SP 32 59.8 50 -8
59 Lance McCullers HOU SP 22 59.5 62 3
60 Jameson Taillon PIT SP 24 59.1 251 191
61 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP 29 58.5 77 16
62 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP 30 58.3 75 13
63 Zach Davies MIL SP 23 58.2 52 -11
64 Ervin Santana MIN SP 33 58.2 68 4
65 Tyler Skaggs LAA SP 24 57.8 98 33
66 Aaron Nola PHI SP 24 57.6 53 -13
67 Derek Holland TEX SP 29 57.5 71 4
68 Sonny Gray OAK SP 26 57.1 73 5
69 Bartolo Colon NYM SP 42 57.0 72 3
70 A.J. Griffin TEX SP 28 56.0 81 11
71 Matt Moore SF SP 26 55.9 78 7
72 Tyson Ross SD SP 28 55.9 82 10
73 Adam Wainwright STL SP 34 55.7 65 -8
74 Kendall Graveman OAK SP 25 55.4 101 27
75 Jaime Garcia STL SP 29 55.3 66 -9
76 Nate Karns SEA SP 28 55.3 84 8
77 Michael Pineda NYY SP 27 55.1 85 8
78 Julio Urias LAD SP 19 55.1 226 148
79 Mike Fiers HOU SP 31 55.0 61 -18
80 Kyle Gibson MIN SP 28 55.0 86 6
81 Brandon Finnegan CIN SP 23 54.9 87 6
82 Adam Conley MIA SP 25 54.8 79 -3
83 Doug Fister HOU SP 32 54.4 64 -19
84 Hector Santiago MIN SP 28 53.9 69 -15
85 Ivan Nova PIT SP 29 53.9 121 36
86 Alex Cobb TB SP 28 53.9 231 145
87 Mike Leake STL SP 28 53.7 88 1
88 Nathan Eovaldi NYY SP 26 53.7 89 1
89 Lucas Giolito WAS SP 21 53.6 158 69
90 Yordano Ventura KC SP 24 53.5 80 -10
91 Robbie Ray ARI SP 24 53.5 96 5
92 Joe Ross WAS SP 23 53.3 91 -1
93 Carlos Rodon CHW SP 23 53.3 95 2
94 Michael Wacha STL SP 24 52.5 93 -1
95 Josh Tomlin CLE SP 31 52.3 48 -47
96 Jonathan Niese NY-N SP 30 52.3 94 -2
97 Chad Bettis COL SP 27 52.0 92 -5
98 Taijuan Walker SEA SP 23 51.9 97 -1
99 Tyler Glasnow PIT SP 22 51.7 154 55
100 Drew Smyly TB SP 26 51.4 100 0

 

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