2021 Starting Pitcher Ranks – Final Draft Edition

This weekend is the last big push of drafts so it’s time for one final update of my SP ranks. Lots of movement as it’s time to lock in and put together our rotations.

The blue bar represents the START of a new tier. Yes, deGrom is his own tier.

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UPDATE(S):

  • I didn’t adjust Carrasco for his groin issue, so I put him at 102.5 right now because I’m not able to update the table right now and he’s going to slot in after Thor, but I wanted to note Carrasco’s drop. Thanks to Mike from Twitter for catching that.

Draft Season SP List
RK PLAYER TM
1 Jacob deGrom NYM
2 Gerrit Cole NYY
3 Shane Bieber CLE
4 Walker Buehler LAD
5 Clayton Kershaw LAD
6 Max Scherzer WAS
7 Trevor Bauer LAD
8 Yu Darvish SDP
9 Lucas Giolito CWS
10 Brandon Woodruff MIL
11 Aaron Nola PHI
12 Luis Castillo CIN
13 Blake Snell SDP
14 Lance Lynn CWS
15 Jack Flaherty STL
16 Corbin Burnes MIL
17 Hyun Jin Ryu 류현진 TOR
18 Tyler Glasnow TBR
19 Max Fried ATL
20 Kenta Maeda MIN
21 Kyle Hendricks CHC
22 Zack Wheeler PHI
23 Zack Greinke HOU
24 Frankie Montas OAK
25 Stephen Strasburg WAS
26 José Berríos MIN
27 Pablo López MIA
28 Julio Urías LAD
29 Patrick Corbin WAS
30 Jesús Luzardo OAK
31 Joe Musgrove SDP
32 Jose Urquidy HOU
33 Charlie Morton ATL
34 Zac Gallen ARI
35 Sandy Alcantara MIA
36 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU
37 Dylan Bundy LAA
38 Aaron Civale CLE
39 Sixto Sánchez MIA
40 Zach Plesac CLE
41 Shohei Ohtani LAA
42 Kevin Gausman SFG
43 Ian Anderson ATL
44 Chris Paddack SDP
45 Sonny Gray CIN
46 John Means BAL
47 Tyler Mahle CIN
48 Marcus Stroman NYM
49 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
50 Mike Minor KCR
51 David Price LAD
52 Dinelson Lamet SDP
53 Chris Bassitt OAK
54 Jake Odorizzi HOU
55 Jordan Montgomery NYY
56 Domingo Germán NYY
57 James Paxton SEA
58 Andrew Heaney LAA
102.5 Carlos Carrasco NYM
60 Jameson Taillon NYY
61 Drew Smyly ATL
62 Germán Márquez COL
63 Zach Eflin PHI
64 Josh Lindblom 린드블럼 MIL
65 Marco Gonzales SEA
66 Brady Singer KCR
67 Taijuan Walker NYM
68 Nathan Eovaldi BOS
69 Tarik Skubal DET
70 Griffin Canning LAA
71 Corey Kluber NYY
72 Cristian Javier HOU
73 Dallas Keuchel CWS
74 Zach Davies CHC
75 Trevor Rogers MIA
76 Freddy Peralta MIL
77 Tony Gonsolin LAD
78 Dustin May LAD
79 Ryan Yarbrough TBR
80 Michael Pineda MIN
81 Kwang Hyun Kim 김광현 STL
82 Triston McKenzie CLE
83 Matthew Boyd DET
84 Sean Manaea OAK
85 J.A. Happ MIN
86 Spencer Turnbull DET
87 Brad Keller KCR
88 Michael Lorenzen CIN
89 Tejay Antone CIN
90 Elieser Hernandez MIA
91 Yusei Kikuchi SEA
92 Alec Mills CHC
93 Framber Valdez HOU
94 Mike Soroka ATL
95 Dane Dunning TEX
96 Dylan Cease CWS
97 Garrett Richards BOS
98 Chad Kuhl PIT
99 Casey Mize DET
100 Luis Severino NYY
101 Chris Sale BOS
102 Noah Syndergaard NYM
103 Jose Quintana LAA
104 Randy Dobnak MIN
105 Chris Archer TBR
106 Cal Quantrill CLE
107 Matt Shoemaker MIN
108 Ross Stripling TOR
109 Carlos Rodón CWS
110 Daniel Ponce de Leon STL
111 JT Brubaker PIT
112 Mitch Keller PIT
113 Logan Allen CLE
114 Logan Gilbert SEA
115 Daniel Lynch KCR
116 A.J. Puk OAK
117 Michael Wacha TBR
118 Madison Bumgarner ARI
119 Justus Sheffield SEA
120 Adam Wainwright STL
121 Rich Hill TBR
122 Nick Pivetta BOS
123 Carlos Martinez STL
124 Robbie Ray TOR
125 Adrian Houser MIL
126 Julio Teheran DET
127 Justin Dunn SEA
128 Steven Matz TOR
129 Johnny Cueto SFG
130 Lewis Thorpe MIN
131 Daulton Jefferies OAK
132 Deivi García NYY
133 Bryse Wilson ATL
134 Keegan Akin BAL
135 Austin Voth WAS
136 Danny Duffy KCR
137 John Gant STL
138 Adbert Alzolay CHC
139 Adrian Morejon SDP
140 Tanner Houck BOS
141 Kris Bubic KCR
142 Michael Kopech CWS
143 Miles Mikolas STL
144 Matt Manning DET
145 Nate Pearson TOR
146 Spencer Howard PHI
147 Aaron Sanchez SFG
148 Jose De Leon CIN
149 Anthony DeSclafani SFG
150 Luke Weaver ARI





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This is the lowest I’ve seen Kluber ranked. Think he’s going to get hurt/stink in NY?