I’ve got some piping hot starting pitcher ranks for you today! I’ve been working on this batch of hotness for a good bit now and I’m finally ready to show off the initial. I introduced the concept of The Glob™ last winter – well, I named it. The idea of giant tiers of talent is not particularly new. At any rate, The Glob™ is expanding and still wreaking havoc on drafts everywhere. Even cutting this list at 100, I left off several names I could easily see as Top 100 guys.
There is just so much parity in the pitching landscape right now. With that in mind, I favored some youth in the latter portion of the list knowing that the Mike Leakes and Tanner Roarks of the world are going to be there should these youngsters not take off or even get roles in the first place. To give you an idea of where I kinda break up a tier, I put a colored bar on the name when a new one starts. That means that I’m not super hung up on the numerical ranking of each guy within a tier. It’s my preference to the higher ranked guy right now, but the split between any two within a tier isn’t terribly severe.
Without further ado, my first run of 2019 SP rankings!