2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (AL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (54 of 56 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 5 5.0
There are a handful of starting pitchers that stand out above the rest, but Sale and Scherzer may belong in a tier of their own at this point. Sale posted an unfathomable 0.861 WHIP last season and 13.5 K/9. As long as he returns to health, we could be looking at a 340 Ks
2 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 10 10.0
Verlander may be turning 36 years old soon, but his velocity is still as impressive as ever and he 2018 was actually his best K% (34.8%, second best 28.1%) of his career while his BB% (4.4%) was his lowest. Don't avoid him because of his age. He is rocking better than ever before
3 Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP) 11 13.0 +2.0
You can look at Cole's 3.50 second half ERA and assume he got worse over the season, but all the underlying numbers suggest he was actually better. Don't shy away from him because of a false fear of his risk. Rather, expect another 250+ strikeouts with plenty of wins and excellent ratios
4 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) IL10 12 12.0
Each of the past five years, Kluber has given fantasy owners 200 innings while compiling 1,228 strikeouts. In four of those five seasons, he has provided 18 or more wins. If you draft him in the second round, you can be certain to get a true ace
5 Blake Snell (TB - SP) 15 14.0 -1.0
Snell may have posted the single greatest second half of any pitcher in the last 50 years with a 1.17 ERA, .155 BAA and 12.7 K/9. There is a chance he finishes as the #1 fantasy pitcher this season, but both Scherzer and Sale are safer bets because of their sustained reliability
6 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) 16 18.0 +2.0
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
7 Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP) 17 16.0 -1.0
Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
8 James Paxton (NYY - SP) IL10 26 24.0 -2.0
Paxton has posted back-to-back seasons with an excellent strikeout rate and WHIP, but his ERA grew by nearly a run last year thanks to a spike in his home run rate. Under normal circumstances that could be chalked up to an outlier season, but Paxton is moving to a much more homer-friendly home park this season so it is possible the long ball issue could linger. Last season's 160 1/3 innings also represented a career-high for Paxton, who is not exactly known for his durability. Expect him to be quite good when he's on the mound, but don't expect more than about 150 innings and an ERA in the mid-3.00s.
9 Blake Treinen (OAK - RP) 30 29.0 -1.0
Treinen was simply phenomenal for Oakland last season, and he enters 2019 neck-and-neck with Edwin Diaz for the title of fantasy's number one closer.
10 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP) IL60 33 27.0 -6.0
After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
11 Aroldis Chapman (NYY - RP) 36 31.0 -5.0
Aroldis Chapman was his typical dominant self last season and enters 2019 as the clear closer in the Bronx. This shapes up as arguably the best bullpen in baseball, however, so the Yankees will have no shortage of potential replacements should Chapman struggle or get hurt.
12 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 35 33.0 -2.0
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
13 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) IL60 39 30.0 -9.0
A Cy Young Award contender though June, Severino imploded with a 5.20 ERA over the final three months. That inconsistency is perilous for a staff headliner, but he still finished 2018 with a 3.39 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 220 strikeouts. Despite his start-by-start inconsistency, he has delivered on a macro level in consecutive seasons. However, he will miss at least all of April with a shoulder injury, Previously a viable top-10 candidate, he's now too risky to draft as a top-25 starter.
14 Brad Hand (CLE - RP) 43 38.0 -5.0
The Indians let Andrew Miller and Cody Allen walk in free agency, clearing the path for Brad Hand to serve as the team's clear-cut closer this season. At age 28, Hand has put together three straight seasons with an ERA under 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.11 or better, and his already impressive K/9 rate grew to 13.25 last season. Hand didn't experience any drop-off after moving from San Diego to Cleveland, and with little in the way of competition, he is fully capable of being one of the very best closers in fantasy baseball this year.
15 Roberto Osuna (HOU - RP) 44 35.0 -9.0
Astros manager A.J. Hinch has affirmed that Osuna will again serve as the team's closer, a role he inherited last year upon returning from a 75-game suspension and getting traded from the Blue Jays. Osuna was a dominant closer from 2015-2017, but his K/9 rate alarmingly fell to 7.58 between Toronto and Houston last year. The good news is that he maintained an above-average 14.7 percent swinging-strike rate, indicating that he should return to striking out over a batter per inning while maintaining elite control. Save opportunities should also be plentiful on the World Series-contending Astros, so it makes sense for Osuna to get drafted as one of the first 10, if not five, closers off the board.
16 David Price (BOS - SP) 47 40.0 -7.0
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
17 Charlie Morton (TB - SP) 50 51.0 +1.0
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
18 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 52 54.0 +2.0
Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
19 Jose Leclerc (TEX - RP) 57 53.0 -4.0
Leclerc emerged from relative obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant closer, producing a 1.56 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 13.27 K/9. That performance clearly impressed manager Chris Woodward, who has left no doubt that Leclerc will be the Rangers' closer again in 2019. He could be one of the better fantasy closers in the league even if Texas doesn't win a ton of games.
20 Shane Bieber (CLE - SP) 62 64.0 +2.0
Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
21 Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) 64 65.0 +1.0
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
22 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 65 55.0 -10.0
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
23 Ken Giles (TOR - RP) 66 62.0 -4.0
The Blue Jays took on Ken Giles in the Osuna trade last year. Although Giles' 2018 stats don't look pretty at first glance, his underlying numbers - including a terrific 53-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio - weren't too bad. Giles actually makes for a decent bounce-back candidate and potential draft-day value if your leaguemates are scared off by last year's 4.65 ERA.
24 Cody Allen (LAA - RP) 73 70.0 -3.0
Allen had accrued a sub-3.00 ERA and K/9 above 11.0 in four straight seasons before his ERA ballooned to 4.75 with 80 strikeouts in 67 frames (10.75 K/9) last season. A massive 50.6% fly-ball rate led to a career-high 11 home runs surrendered. Here's the good news: He still found a ninth-inning gig with the Angels. The gopheritis and alarming walk increase (4.42 BB/9) make him a ratio risk, but Allen offers a rare source of affordable saves.
25 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) IL10 74 72.0 -2.0
Always one of baseball's hardest-throwing starters, Eovaldi finally parlayed his high-90s heater to a career-high 22.2 K% supported by a 10.7% swinging-strike rate. He also lowered his walk rate to a career-low 4.4%, leading to a 1.13 WHIP, 3.60 FIP, and 3.23 Deserved Run Average (DRA, per Baseball Prospectus). After re-signing with the Red Sox, he'd be one of the spring's top breakout picks if not for glaring durability and inconsistency concerns. Last year, he went from yielding one run in three combined starts to 21 in his next four. Eovaldi might give investors some headaches on the way to strong SP4 numbers in 150 innings.
26 Rick Porcello (BOS - SP) 75 63.0 -12.0
 
27 Jose Alvarado (TB - RP) 76 77.0 +1.0
The Rays appear to be in no hurry to name a closer, and they may not assign the job to a single pitcher. But the early frontrunner should be Jose Alvarado, who earned eight handshakes last year while posting helpful ratios.
28 Yusei Kikuchi (SEA - SP) 77 75.0 -2.0
Signed by Seattle this winter, Kikuchi heads to the U.S. with a career 2.77 ERA in eight seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. The Japanese signee is expected to make his MLB debut in the Tokyo Dome, giving some last-minute drafters a sneak peek that could vastly sway his cost. Since Kikuchi is accustomed to working in a six-man rotation, Seattle plans to limit him to around five innings per start, which jeopardizes his win potential but could help fortify his ratios. He's a bit of an unknown without a sky-high ceiling, but the 27-year-old southpaw could make a solid mid-rotation piece if competitors get scared off by his uncertainty.
29 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) IL10 78 74.0 -4.0
A former elite prospect, Glasnow couldn't quite get his act together in Pittsburgh, but things started looking up when he was moved to the Rays. He struggled mightily with the long ball during his brief stint in Tampa, but the much more important thing is that he nearly cut his walk rate in half. Glasnow can miss bats with the best of them, so if he can stop giving away so many free passes we could suddenly be looking at a pitcher who can provide solid ratios to go along with the elite strikeout numbers. He's an exciting breakout candidate.
30 Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP) IL10 90 84.0 -6.0
Following a rocky return from Tommy John surgery, Heaney made major strides by submitting 180 strikeouts in as many innings last season. Since he also issued just 45 walks, a 3.74 SIERA hints at improvement from last season's 4.15 ERA. The spotty health history and mediocre sinker present concerns, but he flashed ace upside with five double-digit strikeout gems. Don't sleep on Heaney as a borderline top-40 starter with breakout appeal. Early elbow discomfort, however, will push back his 2019 debut.
31 Collin McHugh (HOU - RP,SP) IL10 91 90.0 -1.0
McHugh was terrific in relief for the Astros last season and is now slated for a return to the starting rotation. This is a pitcher capable of helping in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts, and the win potential is certainly there as well. He's a nice sleeper.
32 Tyler Skaggs (LAA - SP) 95 93.0 -2.0
Skaggs sported a 2.66 ERA prior to getting dismantled for 10 runs on July 31. After going on the shelf with an adductor strain, he allowed seven runs in his return before landing right back on the DL. Those calamities, and a couple of other rough outings to end the season, torpedoed his final ERA to 4.02. Yet he also recorded a 3.64 FIP, 24.2 K% 11.0% swinging-strike rate through 24 starts. The messy finish concealed his first-half breakout, which is hardly reflected in his cost outside the top-50 starters.
33 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH) 85 79.0 -6.0
It is too bad that we don't get to see Ohtani pitch this season since he was so dominant, but his bat is very nearly on the same level. His full season pace last year had him at 34 homers, 16 steals, 95 RBIs, 92 runs and a .285 BA. That is a second round level season. Granted, he likely won't debut until May since he is recovering from an injury, but remember that he was only 23 last year and will finally get to focus on just hitting for the first time in his life.
34 Mychal Givens (BAL - RP) 100 116.0 +16.0
Although Baltimore may only win 50 games, Givens is one of the closers who has no competition for saves on his team. Even 25 save opportunities is better than what someone like Josh Hader or Zach Britton will get. Pair that with another 80 strikeouts and respectable ratios and we are looking at a top 30 fantasy reliever.
35 Alex Colome (CWS - RP) 102 88.0 -14.0
Although you may expect Herrera to be the closer battle in Chicago, some reports are suggesting that Colome has the upper-hand in the competition. This will be one to watch in spring training to see how it plays out. If Colome gets the job, he would be a top 25 closer.
36 Matt Barnes (BOS - RP) 103 89.0 -14.0
Assuming Craig Kimbrel does not return, Barnes is reportedly the favorite to serve as Boston's closer. Barnes is coming off an impressive 2018 campaign in which his 14.01 K/9 was fourth-highest among all pitchers who threw at least 60 innings. His struggles with command (3.85 career BB/9) should keep his ERA north of 3.00 and WHIP above 1.20, but he can still be a pretty significant mixed-league asset if he's earning most of the team's saves.
37 Dellin Betances (NYY - RP) IL60 109 110.0 +1.0
Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
38 Trevor May (MIN - SP,RP) 108 106.0 -2.0
Plenty are suggesting that Blake Parker was brought in to be the closer for Minnesota, but
39 Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP) 112 101.0 -11.0
 
40 Brad Peacock (HOU - RP,SP) 113 112.0 -1.0
Peacock has been very effective as both a starter and reliever for the Astros over the last two seasons and looks likely to open the season in Houston's rotation this year. While it's possible he's eventually pushed out by Josh James or Forrest Whitley, Peacock can be nearly as valuable as a reliever, particularly in innings-capped roto leagues. He's well worth drafting.
41 Shane Greene (DET - RP) 118 113.0 -5.0
Although Greene had a rough 2018 season, he comes into this year as the expected closer for Detroit. Joe Jimenez might take over before long, but as long as Greene continues to offer saves and strikeouts, he deserves a roster spot.
42 Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP) 114 132.0 +18.0
 
43 Josh James (HOU - SP) 119 98.0 -21.0
Josh James went from one of the best sleepers in fantasy baseball this year to a draft and stash when news surfaced that he has a strained quad and is now out of the rotation battle. Chances are that he will start in the minor leagues and be called up the moment a spot in the rotation becomes available. From the moment it happens, he should be a top 30 starter.
44 Hunter Strickland (SEA - RP) IL60 111 95.0 -16.0
Strickland recorded two saves before any other MLB team could win a game. Guess he's the 2019 fantasy MVP, right? Not quite, but this is a case that demands swift attention, as the Tokyo games confirmed his status as Seattle's closer. He also started 2018 strong in the same role for San Francisco before winding up with a 3.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, so don't get too carried away.
45 Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP) IL10 124 126.0 +2.0
 
46 Matthew Boyd (DET - SP) 126 134.0 +8.0
 
47 Michael Pineda (MIN - SP) 131 151.0 +20.0
 
48 Dylan Bundy (BAL - SP) 138 127.0 -11.0
 
49 Jesus Luzardo (OAK - SP) MiLB 143 117.0 -26.0
Initially a candidate for an early-season promotion, Luzardo was shut down for four-to-six weeks in late March because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The 21-year-old southpaw still has a bright future, and he could conceivably headline Oakland's weak rotation by the summer. This setback, however, lessens the appeal of drafting and stashing him in shallower re-draft formats.
50 Blake Parker (MIN - RP) 130 172.0 +42.0
After Parker signed with the Twins, many assumed he will be the closer, but it seems as though Trevor May is the favorite. In fact, Parker is likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen behind May and Rogers so beware on draft day.
51 Ryan Brasier (BOS - RP) 142 169.0 +27.0
Assuming the Red Sox keep their word and don't re-sign Kimbrel, Braiser will be battling it out with Matt Barnes for one of the most coveted closer jobs in the league. If he wins it, you can count on stellar ratios to go along with all the save opportunities.
52 Kelvin Herrera (CWS - RP) 152 138.0 -14.0
Herrera was presumably signed to close for the White Sox, but they also added Alex Colome who has closing experience. This one is too close to call for now so you may want to add both in a late round just to make sure you get some saves.
53 Mike Minor (TEX - SP) 136 147.0 +11.0
 
54 Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP) 145 129.0 -16.0
 
55 Marcus Stroman (TOR - SP) 144 125.0 -19.0
 
56 Jakob Junis (KC - SP) 141 146.0 +5.0
 
57 Brad Boxberger (KC - RP) 147 135.0 -12.0
Boxberger is expected to hold off Peralta for the Royals' closer job, and while it may not be the most envied role, he should still be able to compile 20 to 25 saves if he can hang onto the job. His ratios won't be ideal, but he does offer some K-upside as we've seen before.
58 Ryan Pressly (HOU - RP) 150 143.0 -7.0
Pressly isn't expected to pick up more than a save or two this season because of Roberto Osuna's presence, but if Osuna were to suffer an injury, Pressly would likely take over the job and be a top 10 closer right away.
59 Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB 151 123.0 -28.0
The Astros replaced Keuchel with Wade Miley and Charlie Morton with rookie Josh James, but now that he is hurt, you'd better believe that as soon as Whitley is ready, the Astros will call him up. Assuming that is before the All-Star break, Whitley is an excellent draft and stash option if you have enough bench spots. He could have a Walker Buehler like impact from the get-go.
60 Adam Ottavino (NYY - RP) 164 130.0 -34.0
Ottavino might be stuck behind Chapman, Betances, Britton and Chad Green for the closer job, but he is a force of nature who could strike out 100 batters this season to go with sparkling ratios and a handful of wins. Don't hesitate to add him late in drafts to boost you in three categories.
61 Chad Green (NYY - RP) 160 164.0 +4.0
Green wasn't as electric in 2018 as the year before, but he still registered 94 strikeouts with excellent ratios and 8 wins. He isn't the closer, nor does he have a path to saves, but you can certainly make a case for drafting him even in standard sized leagues.
62 Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) 167 177.0 +10.0
 
63 Joe Jimenez (DET - RP) 156 188.0 +32.0
Most depth charts have Shane Greene slotted into the closer role for Detroit but this job is up in the air. Jimenez was an all-star last season, and while he pitched poorly down the stretch, don't sleep on him winning the job this spring.
64 Danny Duffy (KC - SP) 161 211.0 +50.0
 
65 Diego Castillo (TB - RP) 169 217.0 +48.0
If you play in a deeper league, Castillo can be a ratio master that racks up plenty of saves, or better yet, if you employ the Marmol Strategy, Castillo qualifies as a starting pitcher so you can plug him on days where you don't have enough starters going.
66 Michael Fulmer (DET - SP) IL60 168    
 
67 Wade Miley (HOU - SP) 176 171.0 -5.0
 
68 Mike Fiers (OAK - SP) 208 155.0 -53.0
 
69 Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP) 178 196.0 +18.0
 
70 CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) DTD 177 168.0 -9.0
 
71 Zack Britton (NYY - RP) 188 142.0 -46.0
Britton isn't going to be the closer in New York, nor is he likely the next man up since Dellin Betances is also ahead of him, but Britton is still well worth owning if your league allows you to start four or five relievers. He will help your ratios significantly while adding nearly 80 Ks as usual.
72 Brad Keller (KC - SP,RP) 213 175.0 -38.0
 
73 Wily Peralta (KC - RP) 187 152.0 -35.0
Boxberger is expected to have the closer job in Kansas City to start the season, but he is among the worst closers in baseball so keep Peralta on speed dial in case he takes over the job.
74 Trevor Cahill (LAA - SP) 180 203.0 +23.0
 
75 Wade LeBlanc (SEA - SP,RP) 195 180.0 -15.0
 
76 Alex Cobb (BAL - SP) IL60 190 266.0 +76.0
 
77 Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) 211 205.0 -6.0
 
78 Matt Festa (SEA - RP) MiLB 186 390.0 +204.0
 
79 Matt Shoemaker (TOR - SP) IL60 191 227.0 +36.0
 
80 Mike Leake (SEA - SP) 231 214.0 -17.0
 
81 Austin Pruitt (TB - RP) MiLB 207    
 
82 Jaime Barria (LAA - SP) MiLB 247 209.0 -38.0
 
83 Taylor Rogers (MIN - RP) 222 253.0 +31.0
May and Parker are seemingly in a batter at the top of Minnesota's depth chart, but Rogers is the type of guy who could find himself in the role at some point, and if it were to happen, he would dominate.
84 Martin Perez (MIN - SP,RP) 221 338.0 +117.0
 
85 Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP) 199 150.0 -49.0
 
86 Chris Devenski (HOU - RP) 263 210.0 -53.0
 
87 Ryan Yarbrough (TB - SP,RP) 267 153.0 -114.0
 
88 Jonathan Loaisiga (NYY - SP) IL60 232 218.0 -14.0
 
89 Matt Harvey (LAA - SP) 219 179.0 -40.0
 
90 Dan Straily (BAL - SP) 244 332.0 +88.0
 
91 Ivan Nova (CWS - SP) 217 278.0 +61.0
 
92 Joakim Soria (OAK - RP) 212 319.0 +107.0
 
93 Lou Trivino (OAK - RP) 226 239.0 +13.0
 
94 Jake Diekman (KC - RP) 224    
 
95 Will Harris (HOU - RP) 259 447.0 +188.0
 
96 Drew Smyly (TEX - SP) 275 219.0 -56.0
 
97 Hector Velazquez (BOS - SP,RP) 298 295.0 -3.0
 
98 Lance Lynn (TEX - SP) 216 223.0 +7.0
 
99 Clay Buchholz (TOR - SP) IL10 264 192.0 -72.0
 
100 Ty Buttrey (LAA - RP) 230 193.0 -37.0
 
101 Yusmeiro Petit (OAK - RP) 234 213.0 -21.0
 
102 Jalen Beeks (TB - RP) 282 393.0 +111.0
 
103 Nate Jones (CWS - RP) IL60 260 238.0 -22.0
 
104 Edinson Volquez (TEX - SP) IL60 225    
 
105 Justus Sheffield (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 262 220.0 -42.0
 
106 Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP) 200 206.0 +6.0
 
107 Taylor Cole (LAA - RP) 272    
 
108 Danny Salazar (CLE - SP) IL60 273 255.0 -18.0
 
109 Ryne Stanek (TB - SP,RP) 239 363.0 +124.0
 
110 Tyson Ross (DET - SP) IL10 242 224.0 -18.0
 
111 Felix Pena (LAA - SP) 220 315.0 +95.0
 
112 Framber Valdez (HOU - SP) 274 261.0 -13.0
 
113 Spencer Turnbull (DET - SP) 214 409.0 +195.0
 
114 Brent Honeywell Jr. (TB - SP) MiLB 250 230.0 -20.0
Honeywell was ready for the MLB rotation last year before he was shut down for the season. There is a chance he breaks camp with the big league club in Tampa, but more likely, he will get more seasoning in the minors before making the jump. When he does, we are probably looking at a top 60 fantasy starting pitcher.
115 Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP) 296 276.0 -20.0
 
116 Shawn Armstrong (BAL - RP) 223 351.0 +128.0
 
117 Ian Kennedy (KC - SP) 300 381.0 +81.0
 
118 Keynan Middleton (LAA - RP) IL60 292 383.0 +91.0
 
119 Marco Estrada (OAK - SP) IL10 241 312.0 +71.0
 
120 Jake Faria (TB - SP) MiLB 317 311.0 -6.0
 
121 Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) IL60 390 202.0 -188.0
 
122 Ryan Tepera (TOR - RP) IL10 281 334.0 +53.0
 
123 Cam Bedrosian (LAA - RP) 289 415.0 +126.0
 
124 Hector Rondon (HOU - RP) 286 343.0 +57.0
 
125 Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP) MiLB 307 507.0 +200.0
 
126 Jonathan Holder (NYY - RP) 373    
 
127 A.J. Puk (OAK - SP) MiLB 304 318.0 +14.0
 
128 Cionel Perez (HOU - RP) MiLB 310    
 
129 Carson Smith (BOS - RP) MiLB 312    
 
130 Ryan Borucki (TOR - SP,RP) IL60 305 296.0 -9.0
 
131 Fernando Rodney (OAK - RP) 295 204.0 -91.0
 
132 Hunter Wood (TB - RP) 344 414.0 +70.0
 
133 Jesse Chavez (TEX - RP) 350 366.0 +16.0
 
134 Fernando Romero (MIN - SP,RP) MiLB 320 286.0 -34.0
 
135 Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP) IL10 326 199.0 -127.0
 
136 Ryan Buchter (OAK - RP) 351    
 
137 Adam Cimber (CLE - RP) 332 324.0 -8.0
 
138 Drew VerHagen (DET - RP) MiLB 353    
 
139 Liam Hendriks (OAK - RP) 354    
 
140 Jace Fry (CWS - RP) 329 252.0 -77.0
The closer job in Chicago seems to be between Herrera and Colome, but don't be shocked if Fry jumps in at some point in the season, as he has the best raw stuff and numbers.
141 Luis Cessa (NYY - SP,RP) 316 250.0 -66.0
 
142 Trevor Hildenberger (MIN - RP) MiLB 343 254.0 -89.0
 
143 Nate Karns (BAL - SP) IL60 308 392.0 +84.0
 
144 Ervin Santana (CWS - SP) FA 327 320.0 -7.0
 
145 Chaz Roe (TB - RP) 355 375.0 +20.0
 
146 Sean Reid-Foley (TOR - SP) MiLB 313 259.0 -54.0
 
147 Frankie Montas (OAK - SP) 339 323.0 -16.0
 
148 Oliver Perez (CLE - RP) 369 411.0 +42.0
 
149 Tyler Thornburg (BOS - RP) IL10 361 262.0 -99.0
 
150 Colin Poche (TB - RP) MiLB 318 436.0 +118.0
 
151 Blaine Hardy (DET - SP,RP) 374    
 
152 Nick Tropeano (LAA - SP) MiLB 366 303.0 -63.0
 
153 Daniel Norris (DET - SP) 363 357.0 -6.0
 
154 Jordan Montgomery (NYY - SP) IL60 377 290.0 -87.0
 
155 Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP) IL10 376 516.0 +140.0
 
156 Justin Anderson (LAA - RP) 368 410.0 +42.0
 
157 Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP) IL10 348 235.0 -113.0
 
158 Emilio Pagan (TB - RP) 388 362.0 -26.0
 
159 Miguel Castro (BAL - RP) 338 372.0 +34.0
 
160 Adalberto Mejia (MIN - SP) IL10 341 399.0 +58.0
 
161 Tommy Kahnle (NYY - RP) 391 367.0 -24.0
 
162 Chris Bassitt (OAK - SP) 340 435.0 +95.0
 
163 Jharel Cotton (OAK - SP) IL60 383 433.0 +50.0
 
164 Dan Altavilla (SEA - RP) MiLB 396 458.0 +62.0
 
165 Dylan Cease (CWS - SP) MiLB 410 279.0 -131.0
 
166 Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - SP) MiLB 426 428.0 +2.0
 
167 Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP) SUS 459    
 
168 Bud Norris (TOR - RP) FA 411 299.0 -112.0
 
169 Nick Goody (CLE - RP) MiLB 502    
 
170 Cory Gearrin (SEA - RP) 349 432.0 +83.0
 
171 Kevin McCarthy (KC - RP) 415 482.0 +67.0
 
172 Sam Gaviglio (TOR - SP,RP) 356 484.0 +128.0
 
173 Erik Swanson (SEA - SP) MiLB 360 449.0 +89.0
 
174 Matt Bush (TEX - RP) NRI 503    
 
175 Richard Bleier (BAL - RP) 359    
 
176 Roenis Elias (SEA - RP) 365 285.0 -80.0
 
177 Tyler Clippard (CLE - RP) 375 328.0 -47.0
 
178 Clayton Richard (TOR - SP) IL10 385 331.0 -54.0
 
179 Triston McKenzie (CLE - SP) MiLB 477 378.0 -99.0
 
180 Shelby Miller (TEX - SP) 387 373.0 -14.0
 
181 Brett Anderson (OAK - SP,RP) DTD 392    
 
182 Dylan Covey (CWS - SP,RP) 394    
 
183 Jorge Lopez (KC - RP) 381 291.0 -90.0
 
184 Andrew Triggs (OAK - SP) MiLB 395 521.0 +126.0
 
185 Tyler Danish (SEA - RP) MiLB 382    
 
186 Adam Plutko (CLE - SP,RP) 455 470.0 +15.0
 
187 Paul Fry (BAL - RP) 431 456.0 +25.0
 
188 David Hess (BAL - SP,RP) 389 344.0 -45.0
 
189 Jeffrey Springs (TEX - P) 492    
 
190 Erasmo Ramirez (BOS - SP) MiLB 398    
 
191 Heath Hembree (BOS - RP) 399 308.0 -91.0
 
192 Shawn Kelley (TEX - RP) 451 444.0 -7.0
 
193 Dillon Peters (LAA - SP) MiLB 475    
 
194 Hansel Robles (LAA - RP) 397 446.0 +49.0
 
195 Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP) SUS 452 326.0 -126.0
 
196 J.B. Wendelken (OAK - RP) MiLB 447 450.0 +3.0
 
197 Jesse Biddle (SEA - RP) 403    
 
198 David Paulino (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 453 430.0 -23.0
 
199 Chasen Bradford (SEA - RP) MiLB 402    
 
200 Lewis Thorpe (MIN - SP) MiLB 422 500.0 +78.0
 
201 Juan Minaya (CWS - RP) 405    
 
202 Trent Thornton (TOR - SP,RP) 406 523.0 +117.0
 
203 Dane Dunning (CWS - SP) MiLB 409 487.0 +78.0
 
204 JC Ramirez (LAA - SP) IL60 449    
 
205 Justin Shafer (TOR - RP) MiLB 412    
 
206 Tanner Scott (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB 468 417.0 -51.0
 
207 Adam Kolarek (TB - RP) 487    
 
208 Manny Banuelos (CWS - SP) IL10 413 453.0 +40.0
 
209 Chandler Shepherd (BAL - RP) MiLB 414    
 
210 Griffin Canning (LAA - SP)   400.0  
 
211 Ryan Weber (BOS - SP,RP) 417    
 
212 Kyle Zimmer (KC - SP,RP) MiLB 440 370.0 -70.0
 
213 Jose De Leon (TB - SP,RP) IL60 418 423.0 +5.0
 
214 Neil Ramirez (CLE - RP) MiLB 528    
 
215 Rogelio Armenteros (HOU - SP) MiLB 420    
 
216 David Phelps (TOR - SP,RP) IL60 421    
 
217 Corbin Martin (HOU - SP,RP) 423 494.0 +71.0
 
218 Tim Mayza (TOR - RP) 424 483.0 +59.0
 
219 Dan Otero (CLE - RP) 425 425.0
 
220 Thomas Pannone (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 429 287.0 -142.0
 
221 Grant Holmes (OAK - SP) MiLB 427    
 
222 Noe Ramirez (LAA - RP) 432 403.0 -29.0
 
223 Kyle Dowdy (TEX - P) 430    
 
224 Randall Delgado (CWS - RP) FA 495    
 
225 Domingo Acevedo (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 496    
 
226 Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP) IL60 435    
 
227 Edwin Jackson (TOR - SP,RP)   408.0  
 
228 Ian Gibaut (TB - RP) MiLB 433    
 
229 Andrew Cashner (BAL - SP) 434 316.0 -118.0
 
230 Matt Moore (DET - SP,RP) IL60 541 302.0 -239.0
 
231 Jake Jewell (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB 504    
 
232 J.B. Bukauskas (HOU - SP) MiLB 436 480.0 +44.0
 
233 Joe Palumbo (TEX - SP,RP) 437    
 
234 Jesus Castillo (LAA - RP) MiLB 438    
 
235 Chance Adams (NYY - SP) MiLB 532 471.0 -61.0
 
236 Dean Deetz (HOU - RP) MiLB 507    
 
237 Cody Carroll (BAL - RP) MiLB 508 346.0 -162.0
 
238 Ruben Alaniz (SEA - RP) MiLB 441    
 
239 Aaron Bummer (CWS - RP) 512    
 
240 Joe Biagini (TOR - SP,RP) 516 459.0 -57.0
 
241 Jacob Waguespack (TOR - P) MiLB 442    
 
242 Julian Merryweather (TOR - SP) MiLB 443    
 
243 Alex Meyer (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB 444    
 
244 Wei-Chieh Huang (TEX - P) MiLB 445    
 
245 Ryan Dull (OAK - RP) MiLB 462    
 
246 Andrew Moore (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 446    
 
247 Cody Anderson (CLE - SP,RP) MiLB 488    
 
248 Hector Perez (TOR - SP) MiLB      
 
249 Brock Burke (TEX - P) MiLB 480    
 
250 Jen-Ho Tseng (TEX - SP,RP) MiLB 450    
 
251 Chris Martin (TEX - RP) 454 321.0 -133.0
 
252 Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP) MiLB 456 509.0 +53.0
 
253 Aaron Brooks (OAK - SP,RP) 457 416.0 -41.0
 
254 Tyler Olson (CLE - RP) 460 330.0 -130.0
 
255 Ben Lively (KC - SP,RP) MiLB 461    
 
256 Brett Martin (TEX - P) MiLB 463    
 
257 Aaron Slegers (TB - SP) MiLB 465    
 
258 Mike Hauschild (TOR - RP) MiLB 464    
 
259 Tommy Milone (SEA - SP)      
 
260 Sam McWilliams (KC - P) MiLB 467    
 
261 Danny Farquhar (NYY - RP) MiLB 466    
 
262 Jordan Stephens (CWS - SP) MiLB      
 
263 Brandon Workman (BOS - RP) 469    
 
264 Hunter Harvey (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB      
 
265 Jesse Hahn (KC - SP) IL60      
 
266 Kodi Medeiros (CWS - SP,RP) MiLB 471    
 
267 Chase De Jong (MIN - SP) MiLB 473    
 
268 Taylor Hearn (TEX - SP,RP) IL10 474    
 
269 Jonathan Hernandez (TEX - SP) MiLB      
 
270 Dillon Tate (BAL - SP) MiLB      
 
271 Josh Rogers (BAL - SP) MiLB 476    
 
272 Luis Garcia (LAA - RP) IL10 478    
 
273 Jefry Rodriguez (CLE - SP,RP) 479    
 
274 Brendan McCurry (HOU - RP) MiLB 481    
 
275 Tyler Cloyd (SEA - RP) MiLB 482    
 
276 Ian Hamilton (CWS - P) MiLB 483 468.0 -15.0
 
277 Trevor Oaks (KC - SP) IL60 484    
 
278 Victor Alcantara (DET - RP) 485    
 
279 Adrian Sampson (TEX - SP,RP)      
 
280 Eric Skoglund (KC - SP) SUS      
 
281 Christian Bergman (SEA - SP) MiLB 489    
 
282 Louis Coleman (DET - RP) MiLB 490    
 
283 Gabriel Moya (MIN - RP) MiLB 493    
 
284 Yefry Ramirez (BAL - SP,RP) DFA 491    
 
285 Matt Magill (MIN - RP) 494    
 
286 Tim Hill (KC - RP) 499    
 
287 Dan Coulombe (NYY - RP) NRI 498    
 
288 James Hoyt (CLE - RP) 501    
 
289 Luis Santos (TB - RP) MiLB 505    
 
290 Heath Fillmyer (KC - SP) MiLB 506    
 
291 Chris Ellis (KC - SP) MiLB 511    
 
292 Max Povse (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 510    
 
293 Zac Rosscup (TOR - RP) 514 240.0 -274.0
 
294 Jhan Marinez (BAL - RP) MiLB 513    
 
295 Daniel Hudson (TOR - RP) 517    
 
296 Andrew Vasquez (MIN - P) MiLB 526 352.0 -174.0
 
297 Caleb Frare (CWS - P) MiLB 518    
 
298 Reymin Guduan (HOU - RP) MiLB 519    
 
299 Brian Flynn (KC - RP) IL10 520    
 
300 Jon Edwards (CLE - RP) MiLB 529    
 
301 Gerson Bautista (SEA - RP) IL10 521    
 
302 Yohander Mendez (TEX - SP) IL60 531 474.0 -57.0
 
303 Jimmy Yacabonis (BAL - RP) MiLB 522    
 
304 Kohl Stewart (MIN - SP) MiLB 524 517.0 -7.0
 
305 Tyler Duffey (MIN - RP)      
 
306 Jordan Romano (TOR - RP) MiLB 530    
 
307 Buck Farmer (DET - RP) 533 454.0 -79.0
 
308 John Means (BAL - P) 534    
 
309 Luis Ortiz (BAL - SP) MiLB 536    
 
310 Ryan Carpenter (DET - SP,RP) MiLB 538    
 
311 Colten Brewer (BOS - SP,RP) 539    
 
312 Connor Sadzeck (SEA - RP) 543    
 
313 Beau Burrows (DET - SP) MiLB 544    
 
314 Bobby Poyner (BOS - RP) 545    
 
315 Joshua Smoker (DET - RP) 537    
 
316 Chih-Wei Hu (CLE - RP) MiLB 540 418.0 -122.0
 
317 Brandon Cumpton (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 542    
 
318 Elvis Luciano (TOR - P)      
 
319 Rhiner Cruz (TOR - RP) FA 546    
 
320 Ben Heller (NYY - RP) IL60      
 
321 Scott Barlow (KC - SP,RP) 547    
 
322 Jake Barrett (NYY - RP) 548    
 
323 Ben Taylor (CLE - RP) FA 554    
 
324 Sam Tuivailala (SEA - RP) IL10 549    
 
325 Nick Wittgren (CLE - RP) 550    
 
326 Rex Brothers (NYY - RP) NRI 551    
 
327 Miguel Almonte (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB      
 
328 John Curtiss (LAA - RP) MiLB 552    
 
329 Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) MiLB 559    
 
330 Jeremy Bleich (BOS - SP,RP) MiLB 553    
 
331 Nick Rumbelow (SEA - RP) MiLB 555    
 
332 Hoby Milner (TB - RP) MiLB 556    
 
333 Daniel Stumpf (DET - RP) 560    
 
334 Stephen Tarpley (NYY - RP) MiLB 557    
 
335 Oliver Drake (TB - RP) MiLB 562    
 
336 Joe Smith (HOU - RP) IL10 558    
 
337 Marcus Walden (BOS - SP,RP) 563    
 
338 Dean Kiekhefer (OAK - RP) MiLB 564    
 
339 Austin Adams (MIN - RP) 570    
 
340 Derek Law (TOR - RP) 565    
 
341 Jake Newberry (KC - P) MiLB 566    
 
342 Greg Infante (BAL - RP) MiLB 567    
 
343 Anthony Bass (SEA - RP) 568    
 
344 Kyle Bird (TEX - P) MiLB 571    
 
345 Mike Wright (SEA - RP) MiLB 572    
 
346 Ronald Herrera (TEX - RP)      
 
347 Preston Guilmet (MIN - RP) NRI      
 
348 Jason Adam (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 573    
 
349 Tanner Anderson (OAK - RP) MiLB 574    
 
350 Brady Rodgers (HOU - SP,RP) 575    
 
351 Zack Littell (MIN - SP) MiLB 576    
 
352 Parker Bridwell (OAK - SP) MiLB 577    
 
353 Sandy Baez (DET - RP) 578    
 
354 Drew Hutchison (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 585    
 
355 Sean Gilmartin (BAL - RP) MiLB 579    
 
356 Luke Bard (LAA - RP) 580    
 
357 Joe Harvey (NYY - P) MiLB 587    
 
358 Luke Farrell (TEX - RP) IL60      
 
359 Ryan Burr (CWS - RP) 581    
 
360 Reed Garrett (DET - P) MiLB 582    
 
361 Matt Hall (DET - P) MiLB 583    
 
362 Mike Morin (MIN - RP) 584    
 
363 Nick Gardewine (TEX - RP) MiLB      
 
364 Glenn Sparkman (KC - SP,RP) 586    
 
365 Drew Storen (KC - RP) MiLB 589    
 
366 Zac Curtis (TEX - RP) NRI      
 
367 Gabriel Ynoa (BAL - SP,RP) 588    
 
368 David Hale (NYY - SP,RP) 591    
 
369 Eduardo Paredes (DET - RP) NRI 592    
 
370 Josh Staumont (KC - SP) MiLB 593    
 
371 Thyago Vieira (CWS - RP) 594    
 
372 Josh Lucas (BAL - RP) 597    
 
373 Evan Phillips (BAL - RP) MiLB 595    
 
374 Taylor Guerrieri (TEX - RP) MiLB 596    
 
375 Pedro Araujo (BAL - RP) MiLB 598    
 
376 A.J. Cole (CLE - RP) 599    
 
377 Jose Fernandez (DET - RP) MiLB 600 481.0 -119.0
 
378 Zac Reininger (DET - RP) 601    
 
379 Michael Ynoa (KC - RP) MiLB      
 
380 Jimmy Cordero (TOR - RP) DFA      
 
381 Mark Leiter Jr. (TOR - RP) MiLB      
 
382 Ricardo Rodriguez (TEX - RP) MiLB      
 
383 C.D. Pelham (TEX - P) MiLB      
 
384 Josh Osich (CWS - RP)