Top-200 Fantasy Pitcher Rankings

It’s time to start discussing pitcher rankings and fantasy managers need to know it’s a new landscape for two reasons. First, the idea of every team having one or two 200-inning starters is *over*. The top arms are putting up similar stats to the past. The change now is with the floor. It has just fallen. Starters are just not going as long and the Wins and Strikeouts they accumulate are gone. Second, many bullpens are now going to more of a committee approach where there aren’t 30 set closers but more like 20. The lack of Saves in a concentrated few closers boost their value and the overall value of every Save.

It’s time to get to the rankings. I used the 15-team Standings Gain Points (SGP) Formula from The Process to create these rankings. I used FanGraphs Depth Chart projections (stats in the table) along with three other sources (not to be named). I ranked them by the average SGP value and also included the standard deviation in all the values.

Top-200 Pitcher Rankings
Rank NAME IP G GS W SO ERA WHIP SV Depth Chart Source 1 Source 2 Source 3 Average StdDev
1 Chris Sale 204 32 32 17 278 2.76 0.97 0 27.9 27.4 27.4 30.4 28.3 1.2
2 Max Scherzer 210 32 32 15 275 3.13 1.04 0 24.9 28.8 29.0 27.1 27.5 1.6
3 Justin Verlander 205 32 32 15 253 3.37 1.07 0 22.7 24.0 24.3 28.9 25.0 2.4
4 Jacob deGrom 210 32 32 14 255 2.93 1.06 0 23.8 24.3 25.0 22.8 24.0 0.8
5 Corey Kluber 211 32 32 15 223 3.46 1.12 0 20.5 26.1 21.8 26.9 23.8 2.7
6 Gerrit Cole 199 32 32 14 238 3.48 1.13 0 20.3 22.0 21.7 22.2 21.5 0.8
7 Carlos Carrasco 199 32 32 14 217 3.40 1.13 0 19.6 22.7 19.6 23.3 21.3 1.7
8 Luis Severino 198 32 32 15 224 3.45 1.14 0 20.0 19.4 20.2 22.7 20.6 1.3
9 Blake Snell 192 32 32 13 235 3.23 1.19 0 19.3 20.7 18.7 22.4 20.3 1.4
10 Clayton Kershaw 185 29 29 13 180 3.23 1.12 0 17.8 21.1 21.3 19.2 19.9 1.4
11 Trevor Bauer 195 32 32 14 220 3.56 1.20 0 18.2 20.5 18.0 22.0 19.7 1.7
12 Aaron Nola 194 31 31 12 210 3.57 1.19 0 16.9 20.8 21.9 18.1 19.4 2.0
13 Edwin Diaz 65 65 0 4 97 2.45 1.00 28 15.7 18.5 19.3 18.9 18.1 1.4
14 Patrick Corbin 182 31 31 13 189 3.43 1.21 0 16.3 17.7 19.0 18.3 17.8 1.0
15 Zack Greinke 204 32 32 12 191 3.83 1.22 0 14.9 20.4 17.3 17.2 17.4 1.9
16 Walker Buehler 163 28 28 12 186 3.27 1.18 0 16.5 18.3 18.0 16.9 17.4 0.7
17 James Paxton 172 29 29 13 198 3.46 1.15 0 17.5 15.4 15.7 21.0 17.4 2.2
18 David Price 196 32 32 14 190 3.94 1.23 0 15.4 16.9 15.6 19.0 16.7 1.4
19 Stephen Strasburg 177 29 29 12 192 3.66 1.19 0 15.6 18.5 15.5 17.2 16.7 1.2
20 Kenley Jansen 65 65 0 4 77 3.32 1.06 28 13.6 16.3 17.5 18.9 16.6 1.9
21 Mike Clevinger 170 29 29 11 180 3.99 1.28 0 12.8 17.4 17.7 18.0 16.5 2.1
22 Blake Treinen 70 70 0 4 78 3.09 1.21 30 13.7 16.1 17.8 17.8 16.4 1.7
23 Noah Syndergaard 176 29 29 11 183 3.51 1.17 0 15.3 17.9 18.7 13.1 16.3 2.2
24 Brad Hand 70 70 0 4 85 3.40 1.19 30 13.8 15.3 17.9 17.5 16.1 1.7
25 Aroldis Chapman 65 65 0 4 97 2.76 1.11 28 14.9 15.4 16.5 17.5 16.1 1.0
26 Jose Berrios 196 32 32 12 195 4.26 1.29 0 13.1 15.9 15.3 19.2 15.9 2.2
27 Roberto Osuna 65 65 0 4 72 3.54 1.14 28 12.7 15.0 17.5 17.9 15.8 2.1
28 Jack Flaherty 164 29 29 11 180 3.69 1.24 0 14.0 17.2 16.9 14.2 15.6 1.5
29 Charlie Morton 152 26 26 10 168 3.49 1.23 0 13.5 15.3 14.6 18.5 15.5 1.9
30 Rick Porcello 194 32 32 13 171 4.24 1.24 0 13.2 15.1 15.1 18.4 15.4 1.9
31 Felipe Vazquez 65 65 0 4 82 2.94 1.16 28 13.8 16.6 16.1 15.1 15.4 1.1
32 Masahiro Tanaka 153 26 26 11 148 3.92 1.20 0 12.4 14.9 15.2 18.6 15.3 2.2
33 Chris Archer 194 32 32 12 206 3.65 1.23 0 16.0 13.8 12.9 18.2 15.2 2.1
34 J.A. Happ 168 29 29 12 169 4.09 1.25 0 13.0 15.0 13.8 18.6 15.1 2.2
35 Kirby Yates 65 65 0 3 84 3.26 1.13 28 13.1 14.6 17.2 14.6 14.9 1.5
36 Mike Foltynewicz 194 32 32 12 204 4.00 1.28 0 14.3 15.5 16.6 13.0 14.8 1.4
37 Robbie Ray 176 31 31 11 221 3.66 1.27 0 15.4 16.5 13.6 13.7 14.8 1.2
38 Sean Doolittle 65 65 0 4 78 3.35 1.11 28 13.4 16.0 15.6 14.0 14.8 1.1
39 Miles Mikolas 200 32 32 12 163 4.04 1.24 0 12.8 17.5 14.7 13.5 14.6 1.8
40 Kyle Hendricks 196 32 32 13 164 4.03 1.28 0 12.9 16.8 15.4 13.1 14.5 1.6
41 Jameson Taillon 192 32 32 12 181 3.90 1.26 0 13.7 14.8 16.3 13.2 14.5 1.2
42 David Robertson 65 65 0 3 86 3.22 1.16 28 13.1 14.4 14.3 15.7 14.4 0.9
43 German Marquez 193 32 32 13 210 3.89 1.24 0 15.8 15.7 12.0 13.8 14.3 1.6
44 Rich Hill 159 28 28 11 175 3.61 1.18 0 14.6 13.5 12.3 16.8 14.3 1.6
45 Raisel Iglesias 65 65 0 3 75 3.67 1.22 28 12.0 14.0 16.4 14.8 14.3 1.6
46 Craig Kimbrel 65 65 0 4 98 2.80 1.07 0 8.4 17.2 17.2 14.3 4.2
47 Luis Castillo 173 29 29 11 172 4.01 1.26 0 12.6 15.1 15.7 13.2 14.2 1.3
48 Madison Bumgarner 205 32 32 11 185 3.93 1.24 0 13.4 16.1 13.7 13.3 14.1 1.1
49 Jose Leclerc 65 65 0 3 86 3.64 1.33 28 11.9 13.1 15.2 14.6 13.7 1.3
50 Dallas Keuchel 198 32 32 13 156 3.68 1.32 0 12.8 14.5 13.3 13.5 0.7
51 Wade Davis 65 65 0 3 74 3.97 1.32 28 11.0 15.1 13.4 14.4 13.5 1.6
52 Cole Hamels 172 29 29 11 171 3.96 1.29 0 12.3 12.3 14.8 14.3 13.4 1.1
53 Jose Alvarado 60 60 0 3 74 3.16 1.30 26 11.5 13.4 14.0 14.4 13.3 1.1
54 Eduardo Rodriguez 136 24 24 10 141 4.02 1.27 0 10.8 14.2 13.8 14.6 13.3 1.5
55 Andrew Heaney 178 29 29 12 171 3.96 1.22 0 13.7 11.6 14.4 13.3 13.2 1.0
56 Zack Wheeler 171 29 29 10 172 3.85 1.26 0 12.5 13.6 15.3 11.0 13.1 1.6
57 Nick Pivetta 169 29 29 11 182 4.02 1.26 0 13.1 12.6 12.2 14.2 13.0 0.8
58 Jose Quintana 188 32 32 13 178 3.88 1.29 0 13.8 13.6 13.2 11.6 13.0 0.9
59 Yu Darvish 139 24 24 10 157 3.76 1.21 0 12.7 11.2 11.8 15.8 12.9 1.8
60 Andrew Miller 60 60 0 3 76 2.95 1.13 26 12.5 13.4 13.1 11.6 12.6 0.7
61 Corey Knebel 65 65 0 4 92 3.06 1.16 28 14.1 9.2 12.8 14.2 12.6 2.0
62 Carlos Martinez 180 29 29 11 166 4.05 1.36 0 10.9 13.9 14.6 10.2 12.4 1.9
63 Ken Giles 65 65 0 3 73 3.62 1.20 28 12.0 10.7 13.4 13.3 12.4 1.1
64 Jake Arrieta 181 31 31 10 162 4.25 1.33 0 10.1 14.7 11.6 12.3 12.2 1.7
65 Will Smith 65 65 0 3 78 3.09 1.17 28 12.9 10.2 13.5 11.8 12.1 1.3
66 Archie Bradley 70 70 0 4 78 3.50 1.24 30 13.1 11.6 10.7 12.3 11.9 0.9
67 Alex Wood 152 26 26 10 138 4.00 1.31 0 10.2 13.7 13.4 9.9 11.8 1.7
68 Mychal Givens 65 65 0 3 69 4.06 1.30 28 10.8 11.3 12.3 12.6 11.8 0.7
69 Jon Lester 194 32 32 12 173 4.34 1.34 0 11.0 13.9 12.9 9.2 11.8 1.8
70 Drew Steckenrider 65 65 0 3 74 3.53 1.25 28 11.9 11.9 12.5 10.6 11.7 0.7
71 Joey Lucchesi 169 29 29 10 171 3.78 1.27 0 12.5 12.0 11.9 10.5 11.7 0.8
72 Collin McHugh 151 34 24 10 142 4.29 1.29 0 9.9 12.4 13.3 10.6 11.6 1.4
73 Jon Gray 146 26 26 10 146 4.19 1.31 0 10.1 13.8 9.0 12.6 11.4 1.9
74 Shane Bieber 139 24 24 9 124 3.86 1.19 0 10.5 13.8 11.8 8.9 11.2 1.8
75 Marco Gonzales 180 31 31 11 149 4.09 1.28 0 11.0 10.7 9.8 13.3 11.2 1.3
76 Josh Hader 80 80 0 5 121 2.96 1.12 7 11.6 12.1 12.4 8.6 11.2 1.5
77 Tyler Skaggs 157 28 28 11 147 3.96 1.28 0 11.4 11.1 10.8 11.1 11.1 0.2
78 Nathan Eovaldi 152 28 28 11 134 3.90 1.25 0 11.4 11.2 10.6 11.2 11.1 0.3
79 Jakob Junis 184 31 31 10 160 4.38 1.27 0 10.4 9.4 11.8 12.7 11.1 1.2
80 Tyler Glasnow 135 24 24 9 158 3.92 1.34 0 10.5 10.8 10.4 11.9 10.9 0.6
81 Joshua James 128 23 23 9 146 3.96 1.30 0 10.3 10.6 9.5 12.9 10.8 1.3
82 Kyle Gibson 194 32 32 12 168 4.20 1.38 0 10.6 9.1 9.1 14.5 10.8 2.2
83 Kenta Maeda 132 23 23 9 138 3.87 1.20 0 11.1 13.6 9.3 9.0 10.7 1.8
84 Hyun-Jin Ryu 126 23 23 9 120 3.67 1.21 0 10.7 12.5 10.0 9.7 10.7 1.1
85 Zack Godley 178 31 31 10 169 4.13 1.38 0 10.0 12.3 9.4 11.0 10.7 1.1
86 Kevin Gausman 170 29 29 10 149 4.13 1.30 0 10.3 10.2 10.3 11.7 10.6 0.6
87 Dellin Betances 75 75 0 5 112 2.84 1.11 4 10.4 11.1 9.8 11.0 10.6 0.5
88 Dylan Bundy 183 31 31 9 174 4.88 1.34 0 8.5 12.0 8.8 12.7 10.5 1.9
89 Arodys Vizcaino 65 65 0 3 72 3.90 1.30 28 11.1 9.5 11.8 9.7 10.5 1.0
90 Matthew Boyd 170 29 29 9 150 4.81 1.35 0 7.6 10.9 11.0 12.3 10.5 1.7
91 Shane Greene 65 65 0 3 62 4.25 1.35 28 10.0 10.3 10.5 10.5 10.3 0.2
92 Michael Fulmer 175 29 29 10 147 4.38 1.34 0 9.0 8.2 10.8 13.2 10.3 1.9
93 Joe Musgrove 162 28 28 10 141 4.03 1.27 0 10.7 10.2 10.6 9.6 10.3 0.5
94 Jhoulys Chacin 189 32 32 10 158 4.70 1.43 0 7.3 11.9 11.9 10.0 10.3 1.9
95 Mike Minor 175 29 29 10 157 4.59 1.33 0 9.1 11.2 11.9 8.5 10.2 1.4
96 Sean Newcomb 177 31 31 11 179 4.20 1.42 0 10.4 9.0 11.3 10.0 10.2 0.8
97 Carlos Rodon 179 29 29 9 162 4.68 1.42 0 7.3 10.8 11.2 11.2 10.1 1.6
98 Mike Fiers 152 26 26 9 125 4.69 1.33 0 7.4 10.7 9.3 13.0 10.1 2.1
99 Reynaldo Lopez 175 29 29 8 152 5.01 1.41 0 6.0 10.0 11.6 12.4 10.0 2.5
100 Ross Stripling 86 31 11 6 85 3.55 1.18 0 7.7 11.0 13.0 8.0 9.9 2.2
101 Brad Peacock 144 66 16 9 157 4.10 1.28 0 10.6 14.1 5.6 9.3 9.9 3.0
102 Ty Buttrey 60 60 0 3 63 3.70 1.30 26 10.4 5.5 11.6 11.8 9.8 2.6
103 Tanner Roark 154 26 26 9 133 4.56 1.36 0 7.6 10.4 12.1 9.2 9.8 1.7
104 Julio Teheran 159 28 28 9 138 4.82 1.41 0 6.6 9.5 11.0 11.6 9.7 1.9
105 Steven Matz 162 29 29 10 155 4.03 1.29 0 10.9 9.7 8.3 9.6 9.6 0.9
106 Jake Odorizzi 161 29 29 9 144 4.93 1.38 0 6.9 9.0 8.7 13.9 9.6 2.6
107 Brandon Morrow 60 60 0 3 64 3.43 1.21 26 11.2 9.6 8.0 9.3 9.5 1.1
108 Danny Duffy 185 31 31 10 162 4.35 1.33 0 9.8 8.0 8.8 10.8 9.3 1.0
109 Chase Anderson 145 26 26 8 125 4.99 1.39 0 5.8 12.2 10.0 9.3 9.3 2.3
110 Tyler Anderson 155 28 28 10 144 4.58 1.36 0 8.6 10.8 7.9 9.9 9.3 1.1
111 Cody Allen 65 65 0 3 74 3.92 1.27 0 4.8 13.3 9.7 9.2 3.5
112 Seranthony Dominguez 65 65 0 3 81 3.39 1.25 6 7.1 12.1 8.6 9.0 9.2 1.8
113 Marcus Stroman 177 29 29 11 134 4.14 1.38 0 9.1 6.6 6.8 14.0 9.1 3.0
114 Kyle Freeland 197 32 32 12 164 4.63 1.43 0 8.6 11.1 8.7 7.9 9.1 1.2
115 CC Sabathia 108 19 19 7 92 4.54 1.37 0 5.6 9.7 10.3 9.9 8.9 1.9
116 Lance Lynn 138 24 24 8 126 4.46 1.43 0 6.4 8.0 8.7 12.0 8.8 2.1
117 Alex Colome 60 60 0 3 61 3.80 1.27 3 4.9 9.2 8.6 12.5 8.8 2.7
118 Zach Eflin 145 26 26 8 128 4.63 1.32 0 7.3 11.4 8.9 7.0 8.7 1.7
119 Anibal Sanchez 144 26 26 9 136 4.29 1.31 0 9.0 8.3 7.5 9.7 8.6 0.8
120 Matt Barnes 65 65 0 4 82 3.27 1.21 6 7.9 7.3 5.3 13.8 8.6 3.2
121 Mike Leake 198 32 32 10 123 4.62 1.37 0 6.6 8.8 8.8 10.2 8.6 1.3
122 Michael Pineda 138 24 24 9 125 4.09 1.26 0 9.5 6.5 6.9 10.6 8.4 1.7
123 Anthony DeSclafani 128 23 23 8 119 4.34 1.29 0 7.9 10.6 10.0 5.0 8.4 2.2
124 Wade LeBlanc 149 26 26 8 114 4.73 1.36 0 6.0 8.3 10.7 8.5 8.4 1.6
125 Alex Reyes 101 18 18 7 114 3.81 1.28 0 8.4 12.1 6.7 6.2 8.3 2.3
126 Dan Straily 156 28 28 7 131 4.82 1.39 0 5.5 9.0 9.5 9.4 8.3 1.7
127 Jose Urena 162 28 28 8 127 4.39 1.38 0 6.9 10.0 9.4 7.1 8.3 1.4
128 Trevor Richards 132 23 23 7 120 4.09 1.31 0 7.8 7.2 8.6 9.4 8.2 0.8
129 Vince Velasquez 150 26 26 9 156 4.41 1.33 0 9.3 9.6 6.5 7.5 8.2 1.3
130 Daniel Mengden 134 23 23 7 95 4.87 1.39 0 4.2 9.6 8.7 9.6 8.0 2.2
131 Pedro Strop 60 60 0 3 63 3.65 1.30 6 5.9 9.8 8.5 7.7 8.0 1.4
132 Trevor Williams 145 26 26 8 110 4.72 1.44 0 5.0 9.1 10.0 7.7 8.0 1.9
133 Jeremy Jeffress 65 65 0 3 69 3.44 1.30 4 5.7 10.0 9.8 6.3 8.0 2.0
134 Ryan Brasier 65 65 0 3 64 3.94 1.26 28 11.0 5.2 6.1 9.4 7.9 2.4
135 Gio Gonzalez 92 16 16 5 78 4.39 1.42 0 4.1 8.4 11.2 7.9 2.9
136 Derek Holland 141 24 24 8 127 4.12 1.36 0 8.1 8.8 6.6 7.8 0.9
137 Jordan Hicks 60 60 0 3 62 3.74 1.42 6 5.0 6.8 9.2 10.0 7.8 2.0
138 Freddy Peralta 72 13 13 4 84 4.40 1.40 0 4.4 9.7 10.4 6.5 7.7 2.5
139 Chad Green 70 70 0 4 88 3.32 1.09 3 8.1 8.3 7.5 7.1 7.7 0.5
140 Yonny Chirinos 114 36 16 7 90 4.27 1.31 0 6.2 5.9 9.6 9.1 7.7 1.7
141 Jeff Samardzija 165 28 28 9 134 4.26 1.29 0 8.9 7.5 6.0 8.3 7.7 1.1
142 A.J. Minter 65 65 0 3 78 3.38 1.22 6 7.1 9.5 6.6 7.4 7.6 1.1
143 Wily Peralta 60 60 0 3 54 4.23 1.41 26 9.0 6.8 6.5 8.2 7.6 1.0
144 Trevor Cahill 116 21 21 8 107 4.10 1.37 0 7.2 5.7 8.1 9.5 7.6 1.4
145 Blake Parker 65 65 0 3 64 4.21 1.29 28 10.6 4.3 6.8 8.6 7.6 2.3
146 Anthony Swarzak 65 65 0 3 66 3.89 1.28 28 11.0 3.4 5.9 9.9 7.6 3.1
147 Andrew Suarez 158 28 28 9 130 3.85 1.31 0 9.5 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.5 1.2
148 Ryan Pressly 65 65 0 4 78 3.33 1.18 6 7.8 6.9 6.4 8.7 7.5 0.9
149 Craig Stammen 75 75 0 4 75 3.62 1.25 7 7.3 8.8 7.3 6.2 7.4 0.9
150 Ivan Nova 150 26 26 7 107 5.00 1.38 0 4.4 9.0 8.3 7.9 7.4 1.8
151 Jimmy Nelson 112 19 19 7 108 4.21 1.32 0 7.2 9.1 7.0 6.2 7.4 1.1
152 Ryan Yarbrough 114 36 16 6 90 4.50 1.39 0 4.7 7.0 9.7 8.1 7.4 1.8
153 Trevor May 65 65 0 3 70 3.98 1.26 6 5.9 8.8 7.4 7.2 7.3 1.0
154 Jaime Barria 113 19 19 7 85 4.94 1.37 0 4.4 9.0 8.5 7.3 7.3 1.8
155 Michael Wacha 100 18 18 6 88 4.20 1.35 0 5.5 9.2 8.7 5.7 7.3 1.7
156 Taylor Rogers 60 60 0 3 63 3.62 1.25 3 5.3 9.0 6.3 8.4 7.2 1.5
157 Caleb Smith 141 24 24 8 145 3.98 1.29 0 9.8 4.3 7.4 7.2 7.2 1.9
158 Kelvin Herrera 65 65 0 3 64 4.07 1.29 6 5.5 7.6 9.1 6.5 7.2 1.3
159 Luke Weaver 132 23 23 8 127 4.19 1.31 0 8.5 9.0 7.1 3.9 7.1 2.0
160 Matt Shoemaker 111 19 19 6 99 4.65 1.32 0 5.6 6.4 6.0 10.2 7.1 1.8
161 Dereck Rodriguez 159 28 28 8 124 4.44 1.34 0 7.2 7.3 9.9 3.2 6.9 2.4
162 Ian Kennedy 126 23 23 6 106 5.02 1.39 0 4.3 6.7 5.4 11.2 6.9 2.6
163 Zach Britton 65 65 0 4 62 3.14 1.33 6 6.4 7.7 6.3 7.1 6.9 0.6
164 Ryan Borucki 111 19 19 6 81 4.88 1.45 0 3.3 7.2 9.2 7.8 6.9 2.2
165 Diego Castillo 60 60 0 3 73 3.12 1.16 6 7.3 6.5 5.2 8.4 6.9 1.2
166 Antonio Senzatela 169 29 29 10 139 4.81 1.44 0 6.5 9.2 6.5 5.1 6.8 1.5
167 Keone Kela 60 60 0 3 76 3.25 1.19 6 7.2 6.9 6.0 6.9 6.8 0.4
168 Wei-Yin Chen 157 28 28 8 130 4.32 1.31 0 8.0 8.7 5.5 4.8 6.8 1.6
169 Jason Vargas 113 19 19 6 95 4.36 1.33 0 5.7 7.0 5.6 8.8 6.8 1.3
170 Jeurys Familia 65 65 0 3 73 3.27 1.25 6 6.7 7.4 6.7 6.2 6.7 0.4
171 Steve Cishek 50 50 0 3 51 3.92 1.33 1 3.7 8.7 7.4 7.1 6.7 1.8
172 Felix Hernandez 127 23 23 7 99 4.81 1.43 0 4.4 5.4 5.8 11.3 6.7 2.7
173 Matt Harvey 153 28 28 9 116 4.69 1.34 0 6.7 11.7 4.1 4.2 6.7 3.1
174 Nate Jones 60 60 0 3 67 3.76 1.26 26 10.8 4.9 4.3 6.6 6.6 2.6
175 Chris Paddack 83 15 15 5 86 3.52 1.16 0 7.3 5.9 6.6 0.7
176 Corbin Burnes 74 13 13 4 67 4.53 1.41 0 3.4 10.0 8.0 4.9 6.6 2.6
177 Will Harris 65 65 0 4 68 3.61 1.22 4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.5 0.1
178 Jesus Luzardo 92 16 16 6 82 4.21 1.33 0 5.6 6.2 6.1 8.1 6.5 1.0
179 Danny Salazar 68 36 6 4 82 3.45 1.18 0 6.5 7.5 3.8 8.0 6.5 1.6
180 Chris Devenski 50 50 0 3 55 3.83 1.20 0 4.3 6.6 6.4 8.5 6.5 1.5
181 Matt Strahm 75 75 0 4 88 3.39 1.20 4 7.8 6.6 7.5 3.9 6.4 1.5
182 Joe Jimenez 65 65 0 3 73 3.97 1.28 6 5.9 6.5 4.1 8.9 6.4 1.7
183 Lucas Giolito 136 24 24 6 109 5.31 1.54 0 2.1 6.8 7.9 8.7 6.4 2.6
184 Ryne Stanek 40 40 0 2 52 3.28 1.20 1 4.1 6.3 5.2 9.8 6.4 2.1
185 Lou Trivino 70 70 0 4 74 3.63 1.30 4 6.3 7.3 5.5 6.3 6.3 0.6
186 Carl Edwards Jr. 60 60 0 3 74 3.80 1.35 3 5.2 5.7 8.4 6.0 6.3 1.2
187 Clay Buchholz 170 28 28 9 127 4.73 1.39 0 6.3 5.4 7.2 6.3 0.7
188 Robbie Erlin 140 24 24 8 112 4.04 1.28 0 8.2 5.9 8.4 2.8 6.3 2.2
189 Seth Lugo 60 60 0 3 61 3.56 1.19 2 5.2 7.4 8.2 4.3 6.3 1.6
190 Jose Castillo 50 50 0 2 60 3.48 1.26 1 4.3 9.8 7.4 3.3 6.2 2.6
191 Eric Lauer 134 24 24 7 122 4.24 1.37 0 7.0 7.3 5.6 4.6 6.1 1.1
192 Ryan Tepera 65 65 0 3 65 4.20 1.32 6 5.2 6.5 5.1 7.6 6.1 1.1
193 Joakim Soria 65 65 0 3 66 3.68 1.25 6 6.0 5.1 6.1 7.2 6.1 0.8
194 Forrest Whitley 92 16 16 6 92 4.59 1.38 0 5.1 5.8 6.8 6.6 6.1 0.7
195 Sonny Gray 24 17 2 1 24 3.73 1.26 0 1.6 8.7 7.3 6.6 6.1 2.7
196 Alex Cobb 181 31 31 9 124 4.90 1.42 0 5.2 5.8 5.6 7.6 6.1 0.9
197 Aaron Sanchez 141 24 24 8 111 4.83 1.52 0 4.1 5.4 4.4 10.1 6.0 2.4
198 Hector Rondon 55 55 0 3 61 3.60 1.21 2 5.1 7.0 5.2 6.8 6.0 0.9
199 Adam Ottavino 65 65 0 3 82 3.63 1.27 0 5.3 5.9 6.8 6.0 0.6
200 Julio Urias 81 15 15 6 84 3.70 1.30 0 6.7 6.2 5.3 5.8 6.0 0.5

Notes

  • The tier drops are quite significant. If I don’t get a top-4 pick, I’ll go with a starter every day. In two industry mock drafts in which I participated in, I was able to nab two of the top-5 and will gladly continue to make these picks. The near 250 K’s and great ratios at a high innings total are anchors that would allow me to stream arms from the glob. Here are the values for the top-135 pitchers (total drafted in a 15-team, nine-pitcher league). I’m just not going to pass on the top-11 (I’m a no on Kershaw) if they are available to me.

  • I’m a little surprised to see Diaz as high as he is but owners must remember the floor has fallen that his 97 strikeouts and great rates push his value up.
  • I’m not usually a big fan of picking a closer early but the cost of closers has really dropped this season after many owners got burnt last season over investing. Now, they are being too conservative.
  • The first non-closing relievers come off the board at #76 with Josh Hader and #87 with Dellin Betances. The key for both is their 100+ projected strikeouts and handful of Wins and Saves.
  • I’m a little surprised in the lack of variation between many of the pitchers. I really thought there would be more. Corey Kluber starts out divisive, but the 2.7 standard deviation is the highest until Craig Kimbell (4.2 S.D.) at #46 (some sources have him with no Saves) and Brad Peacock (3.0 S.D.) at #101 (undecided role).

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Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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What does the 6.0 average represent for Julio Urias, or to say differently, what is the meaning of that number?