2021 Starting Pitcher Ranks – January

It’s been just over four months since my last SP update so this was overdue. I’ll have an article and a podcast discussing these in more detail. For this piece, I’ll just have the rankings and then respond to your comments. Blue bar starts a new tier. Let me know what you think!

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





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Looks good other than Greinke needs to move up two spots so there can be triple Zach/k again.