2023 Starting Pitcher Rankings – October

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the first rankings of 2023, but given how fresh we are off the regular season, I decided to go list only. I need a bit more time to put some commentary together and I know that this first run will change so much (even from now to the 2nd run) that spending 6-8 hours writing comments on everyone might be in vain at this juncture — and I’m not just talking about team changes, because those are inevitable part of offseason rankings. I look forward to the discussions in the comments and please feel free to make your case if you think someone absolutely deserves Top 150 consideration so they can be considered in the 2nd run that will come with commentary (due out in a month or so).

I did some loose tier breaks indicated by the red bars.

Edit 1 (Oct. 11th, 3:40 PM CT) — Cubs fans, I’m so sorry your guys all got knocked off the list somehow. Marcus Stroman, Justin Steele, Keegan Thompson, Hayden Wesneski, Drew Smyly, Kyle Hendricks, Adrian Sampson 샘슨 were all listed. Truly dumbfounded by one team getting merked somehow between yesterday & today. See, this is why I waited for commentary! Kenta Maeda was also a great inclusion who will be on the next list.

Edit 2 (Oct. 11th, 10:40 AM CT)MacKenzie Gore and David Peterson were misses. They will be on the November list!

Top 150 SPs for 2023
RK PITCHER TM
1 Corbin Burnes MIL
2 Shane McClanahan TBR
3 Gerrit Cole NYY
4 Brandon Woodruff MIL
5 Justin Verlander HOU
6 Sandy Alcantara MIA
7 Carlos Rodón SFG
8 Zack Wheeler PHI
9 Aaron Nola PHI
10 Shohei Ohtani LAA
11 Julio Urías LAD
12 Alek Manoah TOR
13 Luis Castillo SEA
14 Jacob deGrom NYM
15 Zac Gallen ARI
16 Kevin Gausman TOR
17 Max Scherzer NYM
18 Joe Musgrove SDP
19 Yu Darvish SDP
20 Spencer Strider ATL
21 Dylan Cease CWS
22 Shane Bieber CLE
23 Max Fried ATL
24 Framber Valdez HOU
25 Robbie Ray SEA
26 Triston McKenzie CLE
27 Cristian Javier HOU
28 Clayton Kershaw LAD
29 Lance Lynn CWS
30 Logan Webb SFG
31 Logan Gilbert SEA
32 Luis Severino NYY
33 Tyler Glasnow TBR
34 Hunter Greene CIN
35 Kyle Wright ATL
36 Freddy Peralta MIL
37 Chris Sale BOS
38 Pablo López MIA
39 Nestor Cortes NYY
40 Chris Bassitt NYM
41 Reid Detmers LAA
42 Patrick Sandoval LAA
43 Nick Lodolo CIN
44 Blake Snell SDP
45 Lucas Giolito CWS
46 Brady Singer KCR
47 Trevor Rogers MIA
48 Drew Rasmussen TBR
49 Joe Ryan MIN
50 Bailey Ober MIN
51 Charlie Morton ATL
52 George Kirby SEA
53 Luis Garcia HOU
54 Tony Gonsolin LAD
55 José Urquidy HOU
56 Sonny Gray MIN
57 José Berríos TOR
58 Jeffrey Springs TBR
59 Jameson Taillon NYY
60 Jordan Montgomery STL
61 Frankie Montas NYY
62 Jesús Luzardo MIA
63 Dustin May LAD
64 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU
65 Tarik Skubal DET
66 José Suarez LAA
67 Andrew Heaney LAD
68 Jack Flaherty STL
69 Edward Cabrera MIA
70 Michael Kopech CWS
71 Nathan Eovaldi BOS
72 Tyler Mahle MIN
73 Ranger Suárez PHI
74 Miles Mikolas STL
75 Michael Wacha BOS
76 Eduardo Rodriguez DET
77 Carlos Carrasco NYM
78 Jon Gray TEX
79 Merrill Kelly 켈리 ARI
80 Tyler Anderson LAD
81 Eric Lauer MIL
82 Cal Quantrill CLE
83 Alex Cobb SFG
84 Alex Wood SFG
85 Corey Kluber TBR
86 Mike Clevinger SDP
87 Aaron Ashby MIL
88 Roansy Contreras PIT
89 Drey Jameson ARI
90 Tyler Wells BAL
91 Bailey Falter PHI
92 Kyle Bradish BAL
93 Hunter Brown HOU
94 Matt Manning DET
95 Braxton Garrett MIA
96 Grayson Rodriguez BAL
97 Bryce Elder ATL
98 Noah Syndergaard PHI
99 Taijuan Walker NYM
100 Austin Voth BAL
101 Mitch Keller PIT
102 Michael Lorenzen LAA
103 Aaron Civale CLE
104 Josiah Gray WAS
105 Cody Morris CLE
106 Johan Oviedo PIT
107 Luis Ortiz PIT
108 JP Sears OAK
109 Ken Waldichuk OAK
110 DL Hall BAL
111 Bobby Miller LAD
112 Mike Soroka ATL
113 Tylor Megill NYM
114 Sean Manaea SDP
115 Sixto Sánchez MIA
116 Chase Silseth LAA
117 Dean Kremer BAL
118 Brayan Bello BOS
119 Ryne Nelson ARI
120 Joey Wentz DET
121 Tanner Houck BOS
122 Ross Stripling TOR
123 Martín Pérez TEX
124 José Quintana STL
125 Paul Blackburn OAK
126 Germán Márquez COL
127 Graham Ashcraft CIN
128 Domingo Germán NYY
129 Spencer Turnbull DET
130 Nick Pivetta BOS
131 James Kaprielian OAK
132 Jakob Junis SFG
133 Kyle Gibson PHI
134 Cole Irvin OAK
135 Glenn Otto TEX
136 Matthew Liberatore STL
137 Josh Winder MIN
138 Johnny Cueto CWS
139 Daniel Lynch KCR
140 Zach Plesac CLE
141 Dylan Bundy MIN
142 Davis Martin CWS
143 Dane Dunning TEX
144 James Paxton BOS
145 Adrian Morejon SDP
146 Marco Gonzales SEA
147 Anthony DeSclafani SFG
148 Adrián Martínez OAK
149 Kris Bubic KCR
150 Patrick Corbin WAS





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henrywilsonmember
3 months ago

deGrom not in the top tier!?