2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (42 of 45 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 10 1 4 1.4 0.8 5.0 -5.0
Kershaw had his worst year since 2012, as he struggled mightily to the tune of a 2.31 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP, with just a 10.39 K/9 rate. Seriously. That is what a bad year from Kershaw looks like. But although his numbers were elite as usual, it's worth noting that Kershaw once again missed time with an injury and his walk-rate regressed, and if not for an incredible 18 wins in just 27 starts, his season could have been a major disappointment. Kershaw is still the top fantasy pitcher in the game, but his days of being in a tier unto himself may finally be over.
2 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 11 1 4 2.1 0.6 11.0
Scherzer just keeps on keepin' on, as he posted his fifth-straight season of at least 200 innings pitched and a strikeout-rate of greater than 10 K/9 in 2017. He also finished with a sub 3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP for the fourth time in his last five seasons. Scherzer set career-bests in strikeout-rate and ERA in 2017, and simply has shown no decline whatsoever over the last several years. He's one of the few true guaranteed aces in the game, and should be drafted no worse than the second pitcher off the board.
3 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 16 1 5 3.3 1.0 12.0 -4.0
Sale faded just a tad down the stretch to take his truly remarkable season down to just an outstanding one. Sale struck out an incredible 308 batters, kept his WHIP below 1.00, and won 17 games for the second straight year. Although Sale entered the league with injury concerns because of his slight frame and wild delivery, he has surpassed 200 innings pitched in four of the last five seasons, and is a true ace of a fantasy staff. Whether you draft him before Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, or even Clayton Kershaw is simply a matter of personal preference at this point.
4 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) 15 1 4 3.3 0.7 13.0 -2.0
Kluber battled back issues which required a DL-stint and struggled a bit in the playoffs. There, you have now learned everything negative about Kluber's 2017 season. On the bright side, he topped 200 innings for the fourth straight year, won 18 games for the third time in four seasons, set career-bests in ERA, WHIP, and strikeout-rate, and won the American League Cy Young award. Back issues are always scary, but Kluber has given no reason to doubt him, and he's one of the few truly guaranteed pitchers in all of fantasy.
5 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 26 3 9 5.6 1.0 25.0 -1.0
Strasburg had the best full season of his career in 2017, going 15-4 with a career-best 2.52 ERA. As usual, he missed time with injury (a nerve impingment in his elbow), though he was utterly dominant after he returned, showing that there are few lingering concerns. In the end, when you draft Strasburg, you can usually pencil in relatively elite numbers across the board, but probably can't bank on more than 175 innings pitched. That makes him still a top-10 fantasy starter, but a tick below the elite.
6 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) 27 4 14 6.2 1.6 28.0 +1.0
Syndergaard foolishly bulked up prior to the 2017 season and then tried to pitch through a strain in his arm before tearing his lat muscle. He returned to throw a few innings at the end of the season and, although it was the smallest of sample sizes, both his velocity and the results were peak Syndergaard. Now leaner and with a manager who is essentially a top pitching coach, Syndergaard should be ready to return to form. Though he has battled several nagging injuries, he hadn't missed significant time prior to last season, as he threw at least 190 innings in both 2015 and 2016. If he can stay healthy, he has almost unlimited potential, and should be considered a top-10 starter heading into 2018 drafts.
7 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 34 6 14 8.2 1.6 36.0 +2.0
deGrom was one of the few (only?) bright spots for the Mets in 2017, as he surpassed 200 innings pitched for the first time in his career and set a career-high in strikeout rate. An increased HR/FB rate, as with most pitchers last year, inflated his ERA a bit, but there was no doubt that deGrom pitched like an ace in 2017. He also got better as the season went along, lowing his walk-rate significantly in the second half. If the Mets improve as expected, deGrom could be a dark horse Cy Young candidate and a potential fantasy ace.
8 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) 35 5 15 8.9 2.2 33.0 -2.0
Last year the knock on Carrasco was durability. Well, he posted 200 innings and was dynamite throughout the season. There is nothing holding him back now from being one of the top 10 pitchers in baseball.
9 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) 41 5 23 9.8 3.0 32.0 -9.0
We saw flashes of a true ace in 2015, and last year Severino proved he has the makings of a perennial Cy Young candidate. While he isn't on the same level as Kluber and Sale, it may only be a matter of time before he reaches them.
10 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 45 5 24 11.2 3.3 34.0 -11.0
Verlander was sensational once he moved to Houston, but doing that over a full season at the age of 35 is another story. While is a clearly a top 10 fantasy pitcher in drafts, his ceiling seems to be last among the group.
11 Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP) 49 6 24 13.0 3.3 38.0 -11.0
If you are going to draft a closer early, of course it ought to be Jansen. He has been the best closer in baseball for years running. With that said, why not wait 100 picks and grab 85% of the production from Archie Bradley or Sean Doolittle?
12 Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) DL60 48 8 28 13.3 4.7 44.0 -4.0
Darvish may not have gotten quite the payday he was looking for, but fantasy owners can't complain with him landing with the Cubs. Much has been made of Darvish's terrible World Series, but he had a relatively down year before that, finishing with a 3.86 ERA. He did, however, improve significantly after going to the Dodgers, both because of the switch in leagues and because of a lower arm slot that gave him more bite on his breaking ball. Sticking in the National League, Darvish should return to being the low-end ace that he was considered prior to his Tommy John surgery.
13 Zack Greinke (ARI - SP) 51 6 31 13.7 5.2 43.0 -8.0
Greinke is never going to strike out 270 hitters like some of the other top pitchers in baseball, but with the humidor now in Chase Field, you should move him a good 20 spots up your rankings and expect him to compete for the NL Cy Young again like we saw in 2015.
14 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 54 8 26 16.3 3.4 55.0 +1.0
You can say what you want about Archer's talent, and you may be right seeing that he has 230+ strikeouts in three straight seasons, but he also has never won more than 12 games and is coming off back to back seasons with an ERA north of 4.00 so make of that what you will.
15 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP) 58 9 44 17.0 6.9 54.0 -4.0
Martinez had his highest ERA since 2014 last year (3.64) and he won just 12 games, but that's about where the bad news ends. The good news is that he set career bests in innings pitched (205), K/9 rate (9.53), BB/9 rate (3.12) and strikeouts (217). In the end, Martinez's somewhat "down" year was largely due to bad luck in the wins department and a fluky low left-on-base percentage of just 74.9%. It's unlikely that he'll take the jump to the upper echelon of fantasy starters until he can get his walk rate a bit lower, but as is, Martinez makes a rock solid starter. Expect improvement on his ERA and for him to hold the gains he has made elsewhere over the last few seasons.
16 Craig Kimbrel (BOS - RP) 63 10 26 17.4 3.7 50.0 -13.0
After a disappointing 2016, Kimbrel bounced right back to being among the best relievers in the sport. His 126 Ks a 0.681 WHIP are virtually video game numbers. He is a top 3 closer in baseball again this year.
17 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 62 9 57 18.2 9.0 47.0 -15.0
Last season, Ray became one of the premier pitchers in baseball. Granted, he only threw 162 innings, but if he can bump that up to 200 with the new humidor in Phoenix, he may crack the top 5 fantasy arms.
18 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 68 9 35 19.2 5.5 62.0 -6.0
Nola may be the games most underrated pitcher in the public opinion. He is an elite groundball pitcher and whiffs hitters at a rate that suggests he may be primed to jump into the top 10 pitchers in baseball this season.
19 Aroldis Chapman (NYY - RP) 73 13 39 21.4 5.5 63.0 -10.0
While it's true that Aroldis is officially a human, that doesn't mean we should expect his disappointing season to repeat in 2018. Rather, he looks like a safe bet for 30+ saves and 100+ Ks on top of solid ratios.
20 Dallas Keuchel (HOU - SP) 72 9 32 21.6 4.7 58.0 -14.0
You may be impressed by his reputation and the 2.90 ERA accompanied by 14 wins. His WHIP is solid as always, but the strikeouts are non-existent and let's not forget that he had a rough 2016. His ceiling is capped by the K's and his floor is actually a bit risky.
21 Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) MiLB 71 9 39 21.6 5.9 67.0 -4.0
While Quintana saw his ERA finally rise a full run to where his underlying stats indicated they should be, his K/9 jumped nearly two batters per game. The ERA may stay the same, but at least you are getting 200 Ks now with 12 to 15 wins for the Cubs.
22 James Paxton (SEA - SP) 75 14 71 22.4 9.3 72.0 -3.0
Paxton has shown hints of being an ace, but in the second half last season, he emerged as one of the best arms in baseball. If he can finally stay on the mound for more than 150 innings, we may be talking about a Cy Young contender. Think Carlos Carrasco this time last year.
23 Roberto Osuna (HOU - RP) 85 14 44 28.2 5.6 78.0 -7.0
Osuna's ERA ended at 3.38 last year which is not ideal, but he is among the best closers in baseball and still just 23 years old. You can count on him for a stellar WHIP , 35+ saves and 80 Ks.
24 Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP) 88 10 54 28.9 9.7 74.0 -14.0
Everything Cole gains in picking up likely 5 more wins with the Astros is cancelled out with the hit his ratios should see moving way from Pittsburgh's pitcher-friendly environment. Expect a near repeat performance from him as a borderline top 100 overall player this year.
25 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 91 12 100 29.7 12.7 83.0 -8.0
Every year, there are a handful of quality starting pitchers who completely bust for whatever reason. Last year, it seemed as though Tanaka would be another example when he posted a 5.47 ERA in 102 first half innings. In the second half, however, everything turned around. Sure, his 3.77 ERA was pedestrian, but his underlying metrics lined up with the best in all of baseball. In fact, his 2.83 xFIP was third behind only Corey Kluber and Chris Sale. While there is a chance Tanaka falls back into whatever funk he was in a 10 months ago, you've got to be encouraged as a potential fantasy owner at the filthy metrics he posted to close the season.
26 Corey Knebel (MIL - RP) 90 17 70 31.1 10.5 73.0 -17.0
It is rare for a reliever to have such a dominant season (1.78 ERA, 126 Ks in 76 IP) and fall apart the next year outside of an injury. Expect more of the same from the Brewers' star closer in 2018.
27 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 95 12 65 32.9 12.1 86.0 -9.0
Arrieta's slide from his apex in the second half of 2015 continued last season, as he clocked in with his highest ERA (3.53) since 2013. But on the positive side, Arrieta clearly made adjustments in the second half, and looked much more like the old version of himself, improving in both ERA (4.35 in the first half, 2.25 in the second half) and WHIP (1.30 in the first half, 1.09 in the second half). The improvement came largely on his seemingly intentional effort to throw more strikes and strike out fewer hitters, as both his K/9 rate and BB/9 rate dropped significantly in the second half. That's a tradeoff that fantasy owners would likely take going forward, and it would make Arrieta a very solid, though not elite option. Citizens Bank Park won't do him any favors, and if his big jump in HR rate (1.23/9, highest since 2012) continues, he could be in for some trouble. But for now, after a second-half turnaround and with him staying in the National League, Arrieta remains a desirable commodity.
28 David Price (BOS - SP,RP) 93 13 120 32.2 18.6 96.0 +3.0
Price struggled at times last year, but he nearly matched his career ERA, WHIP and K/9 so don't be so quick to assume he is done. We may again see the top 10 pitcher he once was.
29 Ken Giles (TOR - RP) 110 17 66 35.7 11.8 92.0 -18.0
Giles had a rough 2016, but bounced rigt back to being one of the top 5 closers in baseball last year. His WHIP likely won't be under 1.00, but you can bet on 80+ Ks and 30+ saves.
30 Lance McCullers (HOU - SP) 102 11 92 36.0 14.6 113.0 +11.0
If Lance McCullers wins the pitching triple crown, it would likely surprise no one. With that said, we saw how terrible he can be at times. Just be sure you realize the risk you are taking if you add him in fantasy drafts this year.
31 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 113 11 59 36.1 11.7 100.0 -13.0
While the Cubs, righty may have a career 2.94 ERA, his underlying numbers and merely mediocre stuff scream for a substantial drop-off this season. He doesn't help much in strikeouts either.
32 Jon Lester (CHC - SP) 106 17 57 36.1 10.0 97.0 -9.0
Last year, Lester went from being the most consistent pitcher in baseball not named Kershaw to being a disappointment who might just be over the hill. While we might not see him compete for a Cy Young again, his floor is higher than most in the middle of drafts.
33 Felipe Vazquez (PIT - RP) 108 19 55 36.2 8.7 88.0 -20.0
Don't expect the Pirates to offer Rivero 40+ save opportunities this season, but Rivero is a safe investment if you want 25 saves and killer ratios from a mid-round closer.
34 Alex Wood (LAD - SP) 105 19 58 36.7 9.4 98.0 -7.0
Wood is an interesting case study because everyone was screaming for regression after his 10-0 start with a 1.67 ERA, .173 BAA and 10.9 K/9 in the first-half. When the regression came (3.89 ERA, .262 BAA and 6.8 K/9), no one seemed to notice because the final numbers were those of an ace. The second half ought to concern you enough that you don't even consider taking him within the first 10 rounds.
35 Cody Allen (CLE - RP) 119 21 64 37.1 7.8 87.0 -32.0
Allen has been the same pitcher now for five straight seasons so we have a pretty strong idea of what to expect: 30+ saves, 2.70 ERA and 90+ Ks. That's a clear-cut top-10 closer.
36 Rich Hill (LAD - SP) 107 5 65 37.3 12.4 119.0 +12.0
Over his last 175 innings, there may not have been a better pitcher in all of baseball and that is not hyperbole. With that said, don't expect much more than 120 innings this year and a dozen wins. Those innings should be dominant though.
37 Edwin Diaz (SEA - RP) 118 20 69 37.9 9.5 93.0 -25.0
As is true with most closers, Diaz has gone through some rough spells, but overall, the 23-year-old has been spectacular and may only get better from here.
38 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH) 116 15 107 38.7 14.9 91.0 -25.0
If Ohtani wasn't coming off an injury riddled season and expected to be capped in his usage, you could make a case for him being similar to Luis Severino. With that said, the question marks are there so don't jump out of the seat of your pants expecting a Cy Young right away. His bat is unlikely to be ready, so maybe .260 with a dozen homers in 200 to 300 at bats.
39 Raisel Iglesias (CIN - RP) 125 20 58 39.2 7.9 102.0 -23.0
Iglesias took another big step forward last season, seeing his K/9 jump 1.4 and both of his fantasy ratios improve. While he may not get many save opportunities, Iglesias is safe this season as a fantasy asset.
40 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 122 17 117 40.2 16.9 138.0 +16.0
You may not have noticed, but Castillo was positively dominant last season in his 90 inning debut. If he were to sustain that production over 200 innings, we'd be talking at a top 10 fantasy baseball pitcher.
41 Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) 129 5 78 41.2 14.7 51.0 -78.0
Bumgarner missed about three months of the season last year after he injured his shoulder and his ribs in a dirt bike accident. The results were mediocre on his return, as he posted a decent 3.43 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but lost several strikeouts over his career pace. The reason was likely a drop in velocity, but it rose back to Bumgarner's standard level by the end of the season, lessening concerns. In the end, given that his injury was a freak accident and that he returned (mostly) to form, there should be few worries with the big lefty heading into 2018.
42 Zack Godley (ARI - SP) 131 18 109 44.2 18.2 111.0 -20.0
Many are wondering if Godley is a fluke, but the underlying data backs up his breakout as legitimate. Add a humidor and we may see him kick it up another gear this season.
43 Brad Hand (CLE - RP) 136 27 94 45.0 12.4 118.0 -18.0
Hand has been lights out in back to back seasons, posting stellar WHIPs with over 100+ Ks in each season. This year, he should have the closer job full-time too so he has top-5 reliever upside and a fairly safe floor.
44 Wade Davis (COL - RP) 135 19 116 45.3 15.1 112.0 -23.0
Davis has been a top 3 closer in baseball over the past four seasons. With that said, moving to Colorado should bump his ERA north of 3.00 and WHIP up above 1.2 so he is only a fringe top-10 fantasy closer this year.
45 Luke Weaver (STL - SP) 142 23 89 47.0 14.7 117.0 -25.0
Luke Weaver, was a smashing success to close 2016, this proceeded to begin the year in Triple-A in 2017. Everyone was excited for him to be called back up, but few beyond his own mother perhaps, expected him to finish 6th in xFIP in front of the likes of Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco and Luis Severino. His 11.0 K/9 were elite, as was virtually every other underlying metric. The Cardinals have a legitimate ace on their hands, and you can too with just an 11th round pick this year.
46 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 132 20 178 47.9 28.6 99.0 -33.0
Berrios was not a dominant fantasy asset last season, but he has shown enough that it is not out of the realm of possibility for him to pull a Luis Severino on the AL this season as a 24-year-old.
47 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) DL60 143 27 84 48.8 12.8 139.0 -4.0
The most similar pitchers to Cueto according to Baseball Reference are Peavy, Milwood, Beckett, Appier, Drabek and Weaver. How many of them had a single decent season after they turned 31? Zero,. Cueto appears to have hit the same wall in 2017.
48 Sean Doolittle (WSH - RP) 144 29 77 48.8 11.2 116.0 -28.0
Doolittle's problem has never been effectiveness, but rather just injuries. And although last year was ultimately a successful season, Doolittle was limited to just 51 1/3 innings, and has pitched just 104 innings total over the previous three seasons. Still, he is truly an elite pitcher when healthy, and excelled as the Nationals closer last season. His ability to limit walks and hard hit fly balls (his HR/FB rate almost always ranks among the league leaders), as well as his excellent strikeout rate, makes him the perfect option in the ninth inning. On a team that will provide him with plenty of save opportunities, Doolittle makes one of the best fantasy options at relief pitcher.
49 Sonny Gray (NYY - SP) MiLB 148 27 107 51.7 14.8 115.0 -33.0
Gray had a miserable 2016 season, but bounced back admirably last year with a 3.55 ERA and 153 strikeouts. While he likely won't ever be more than a #3 SP again, those kind of numbers could net him 15 wins pitching in front of that Yankees lineup.
50 Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP) 156 22 118 55.0 17.6 128.0 -28.0
You may look at Bauer's 5.24 ERA in the first-half and see that he went 10-2 with a 3.01 in the second-half, but he was actually every bit as good in the first-half in terms of underlying metrics. Rather, he just had some bad luck. This may be the year we finally get a top 30 starting pitcher out of him with 220+ Ks.
51 Marcus Stroman (TOR - SP) 152 26 93 55.6 16.0 134.0 -18.0
Stroman somehow only has 37 wins in his career despite always throwing a ton of innings and offering solid ratios. That number may come up, but his strikeouts are likely capped at 160, making him a safe play without much upside.
52 Alex Colome (SEA - RP) 157 36 104 56.0 14.2 132.0 -25.0
Colome led the AL with 47 saves last year, but the ratios were mediocre and he doesn't strike many batters out. Seeing that the Rays are forfeiting their season, 40+ saves seems unlikely in 2018.
53 Jonathan Gray (COL - SP) MiLB 159 32 116 56.0 14.9 158.0 -1.0
It is amazing what Gray was able to do at Coors Field last year (3.13 ERA, 4 HR allowed), but we've never seen anyone sustain that type of success over a full season for the Rockies. He may strike out 200 and win 15 games, but don't bank on useful ratios again this season.
54 Brandon Morrow (CHC - RP) DL60 161 37 96 58.8 12.2 154.0 -7.0
Morrow's turn from mediocre starter to elite reliever became complete last year, as he turned in a dominant season for the Dodgers. He became an integral part of the team's success, and even pitched in all seven games in the World Series. He parlayed his season into a three-year deal with the Cubs to be their closer, which instantly made him one of the most coveted relief pitchers in all of fantasy. Assuming the Cubs don't swoop in and sign Greg Holland, Morrow should be a strong source of ratios, strikeouts, and saves, as there's little reason to doubt his ability to pitch well when healthy. But tread lightly - he has not pitched more than 57 innings in any season since 2012, and his checkered injury history suggests more caution is warranted than most relievers.
55 Andrew Miller (CLE - RP) 164 24 95 59.9 14.5 187.0 +23.0
Outside of Kenley Jansen, there has been no better reliever in all of baseball over the past few seasons. He is a near-lock to strikeout 90+ with unbelievable ratios, but don't expect more than 5 saves.
56 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) 167 34 89 60.0 12.2 177.0 +10.0
It's hard to know what to make of Taillon, who missed two full years in the minors because of injuries and then missed a chunk of time last year due to testicular cancer. His recovery and return from the illness was one of the feel-good stories of the year, but it is difficult to know whether his struggles after his return were because of the illness or just poor performance. Taillon led the league in BABIP-against last year (.352) and, not surprisingly, had a FIP about a run lower than his 4.44 ERA. Your best bet is to draft Taillon expecting him to improve on last year's numbers, but keeping below a 4.00 ERA, and not much more than that, should be your baseline expectation.
57 Danny Duffy (KC - SP) 166 30 106 60.2 16.2 163.0 -3.0
Duffy has shown flashes of being an excellent pitcher at times in his career. Last season, he was merely mediocre however, so realize there is a bit of risk with this pick and a small ceiling in regards to wins.
58 Hector Neris (PHI - RP) 170 42 90 62.7 11.3 153.0 -17.0
While it seems clear that Neris is the best reliever in the Phillies bullpen, his role as the closer may not be a lock. He is worth owning regardless, but make sure to keep tabs on the news coming out of camp, as it would effect his draft stock nearly 100 slots.
59 Garrett Richards (LAA - SP) DL60 169 30 97 61.1 16.3 162.0 -7.0
Richards has been limited to just 62 1/3 innings over the past two seasons, as arm injuries have derailed his promising career to this point. Now fully healthy, he makes an intriguing pick on draft day. Armed with elite velocity and both a plus-slider and a plus-curveball, Richards is a master at limiting hard contact. With an improved Angels lineup, Richards should be in line for plenty of wins with solid peripherals if -- and that is the key word -- if he can stay healthy. His troubling injury history should keep his price under control, but he offers nearly as much upside as anyone going in the late rounds.
60 Gio Gonzalez (MIL - SP) 177 27 105 65.9 17.4 143.0 -34.0
Gio resurged last year for the Nationals, winning 15 games with a 2.96 ERA in 201 IP. His peripheral numbers suggest much of it was luck driven, however, so don't be naive to expect a repeat performance in 2018.
61 Kelvin Herrera (WSH - RP) 182 35 108 66.5 13.9 185.0 +3.0
Herrera used to be among the best relievers in baseball, but last season he was merely mediocre. He may be the lock at closer, but the Royals might not even provide 30 save opportunities this season.
62 Michael Fulmer (DET - SP) DL60 175 24 119 62.8 20.7 170.0 -5.0
Fulmer may produce solid ratios, but the strikeouts are non-existent and you can't even bank on 10 wins considering the Tigers' lineup he will be pitching in front of.
63 Charlie Morton (HOU - SP) 181 41 98 65.2 12.2 167.0 -14.0
Morton had a surprising start last year (3.82 ERA, .250 BAA, 9.7 K/9), but he never regressed back to his mediocre level we had seen for years. In fact, he kicked it up a few more notches, posting a .210 BAA with 10.3 K/9. In fact, he was among the best pitchers in the playoffs as well. He is going for cheap, but may just be one of the top 25 pitchers in all of baseball.
64 Jeurys Familia (OAK - RP) 185 42 112 68.9 15.3 160.0 -25.0
Familia missed most of last season after developing a blood clot in his throwing shoulder, but he returned at the end of the season and looked strong. It's fair to write off his overall poor numbers last year due to the injury, but Familia had taken a pretty big step back from 2015 to 2016 anyway. Heading into this season and with AJ Ramos on board, the Mets had talked about a closer-by-committee approach, but there were quickly rumblings that Familia would get the bulk of the chances. Unfortunately, he's already dealt with a "tight" shoulder this spring, so his outlook is murky, at best. For now, draft Familia assuming he leads the Mets in saves, but don't bank on much more than 20 or so. Anything more than that would be gravy.
65 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 183 30 109 67.9 14.5 183.0
After a terrific rookie campaign, Maeda took a small step backward last year. It wasn't for lack of efficiency, however, considering he improved all over the board. Rather, it was an innings issue which again is the concern for 2018.
66 Jeff Samardzija (SF - SP) DL60 188 35 111 68.2 20.5 182.0 -6.0
Samardzija had a fine year other than his inflated ERA. He finished the season with the best walk rate (just 3.8%) and strikeout to walk rate (20.4%) of his career, and his second best WHIP (1.14) and strikeout rate (24.2%). The problem for the Shark, as it has been throughout his career, was his home run rate, as his 1.30 HR/9 rate was one of the worst in the league. If he can just correct that number and bring it back to his career mark of 1.05 HR/9, he could be a borderline elite starter. That, combined with his five straight 200-inning seasons, leaves him as a valuable mid-to-late round selection in fantasy drafts.
67 Chase Anderson (MIL - SP) 184 25 127 68.2 19.4 164.0 -20.0
Anderson lept from being a #4 starting pitcher in the majors to posting a 2.74 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 141 innings last season. Don't count on a repeat performance, however, as his underlying metrics remained the same season to season, suggesting loads of luck last year.
68 Arodys Vizcaino (ATL - RP) 190 41 134 71.1 16.1 159.0 -31.0
Vizcaino found his control last season, and turned in a fine year, holding down the closer's role with ease in the latter part of the season. His control, which had been downright awful in 2016, was much improved, as he cut his walk rate from 6.05/9 to a passable 3.30/9. Combined with an above-average strikeout rate, Vizcaino has plenty of tools to be a successful closer. But it is worth noting that in light of his inflated hard contact rate and his luck in strand rate, Vizcaino's FIP (3.72) and xFIP (4.21) were much higher than his ERA (2.83) last season. If his luck regresses, he could lose his grip on the role, especially with A.J. Minter waiting in the wings.
69 Blake Treinen (OAK - RP) 202 51 140 75.0 16.8 178.0 -24.0
It was a tale of two seasons for Treinen, as he flopped when given the closer's role for the Nationals, but then excelled in the role after his trade to the Athletics. Treinen didn't pitch all that well with the Nationals, but he was incredibly unlucky given his BABIP when combined with his 60.5% ground ball rate. His numbers with Oakland (2.13 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, strikeout rate above 20%) are more indicative of what owners can expect. The A's are mediocre, of course, but that shouldn't stop Treinen from being a fine relief option late in drafts.
70 Dylan Bundy (BAL - SP) 195 41 125 71.3 18.6 176.0 -19.0
Bundy's ERA wasn't where fantasy owners would have wanted to see it, but over the course of the season, his peripheral numbers looked more and more like the #2 pitcher the Orioles were hoping he would eventually become.
71 Taijuan Walker (ARI - SP) DL60 204 43 125 75.0 19.6 186.0 -18.0
Since being compared to Dwight Gooden as a prospect, Walker has been a bit of a disappointment in fantasy terms. Still, he has been improving with each year including posting a 3.49 in Coors Field lite last season. Now that they have the humidor, we may see him take a leap to being an MLB #2 starting pitcher.
72 Blake Snell (TB - SP) 198 40 126 75.0 19.6 193.0 -5.0
Snell's strikeout rates dropped last season and his ERA went up, but that doesn't mean he is a bust. Rather, let's try to remember that he was recently the minor league pitcher of the year and has substantial untapped potential that may show it's face this season.
73 Mark Melancon (SF - RP) 209 43 155 76.9 24.1 166.0 -43.0
For four consecutive seasons, Melancon was a dynamite closer. After signing the huge contract with San Francisco, however, he had a terrible season. He's got dibs at the save opportunities, but the ratios aren't a guarantee to bounce back.
74 Danny Salazar (CLE - SP) DL60 206 42 220 77.2 29.5 212.0 +6.0
Everyone and their grandma knew Danny Salazar had front of the rotation stuff, but he had a rough first half thanks to a sore shoulder in June. When he came back, he was as good as ever, placing second in baseball with 12.8 K/9 over the second half and a 3.00 ERA. There is plenty of risk if you draft him, but the upside is that of a Cy Young winner, and I don't throw that term around lightly.
75 Kevin Gausman (ATL - SP) 208 45 142 75.6 21.3 189.0 -19.0
There may have been no starting pitcher who killed more fantasy teams last year than Gausman in the first-half. In the second, however, he was right in line with the top 15 starting pitchers in baseball and that would also be his upside this season.
76 Drew Pomeranz (BOS - SP) 216 48 115 76.1 14.6 201.0 -15.0
For the second straight season, Pomeranz posted an ERA below 3.40. He isn't going to strike out 220 batters, nor will his WHIP be a major help, but in front of that Red Sox lineup, he should be a reliable source of wins.
77 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP,RP) 224 47 134 81.0 20.4 198.0 -26.0
Clevinger is officially in the rotation to start the season and may just be the steal of fantasy drafts this year. He was a top 15 pitcher when he was on the mound for 21 starts last season and might strikeout 220 this year if he has the chance from Cleveland.
78 Brad Brach (ATL - RP) 228 47 125 81.7 13.9 205.0 -23.0
Brach was a fine waiver-wire pickup last year, filling in for Zach Britton and totaling 18 saves. Unfortunately, the rest of his numbers weren't quite up to his usual standards, especially in the second half when his control left him. Still, he did enough to show he could handle the closer's role, and he'll be thrust right back into the job in 2018 given Britton's Achilles injury. The exact timetable for Britton is unclear, but even if he's back by late-May or early-June, that is plenty of time for Brach to provide fantasy owners with value. Draft him expecting 15 saves or so as the floor, and there's upside for more if Britton has any setbacks in his recovery.
79 Cole Hamels (CHC - SP) 225 34 136 80.0 20.4 191.0 -34.0
Hamels really struggled for the first time in his career in 2017. He failed to reach 200 innings pitched for the first time since 2009, saw his strikeout rate dip to a career low, and had a 4.20 ERA (with a 4.62 FIP and 4.83 xFIP). Father time eventually catches up to everyone not named David Ortiz, and in light of Hamels' decreased velocity, it certainly appears on the surface that it has finally caught up to him. Still, even with his struggles, he had just a 1.20 WHIP, and a crafty veteran like Hamels probably still has tricks up his sleeve. But he's much more of a back-end-of-the-rotation starter, and you probably shouldn't expect that much from him in 2018.
80 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 237 28 112 83.4 18.6 243.0 +6.0
It may not feel good to draft a boring arm like J.A. Happ, but the matter of the fact is that if you need a safe source of wins and low ratios, he might be your best option late into drafts. He should provide a mid 3's ERA with at least a dozen wins.
81 Archie Bradley (ARI - RP) 232 44 161 86.8 23.0 184.0 -48.0
After struggling in the rotation through 34 career starts, Arizona made the decision to move Bradley to the bullpen where he was lights out last season. He posted stellar ratios and struck out nearly 10 hitters per 9 innings. If the Diamondbacks do name him the closer, we would be looking at a top 10 reliever in baseball.
82 Jacob Faria (TB - SP) 234 46 144 85.5 20.5 217.0 -17.0
Faria was impressive in his 86 inning big league debut, but there is much more potential to be tapped into. Last season before his call up, Faria was striking out an unbelievable 12.9 batter per nine innings. He' got 200 K upside with a low-3's ERA if he gets enough innings.
83 Lance Lynn (NYY - SP) 233 38 473 96.6 65.3 215.0 -18.0
With Byron Buxton roaming around in centerfield, Lynn has the potential to see his ADP jump to make him a top 60 fantasy SP.
84 Michael Wacha (STL - SP) DL60 235 41 131 85.9 18.6 224.0 -11.0
It was once thought that Wacha would compete each year with Matt Harvey to be the NL Cy Young. That clearly isn't the case anymore, but he does seem to be a reliable mediocre pitcher at this point in his career, and it never hurt anyone to add an arm like that at the end of their drafts.
85 Julio Teheran (ATL - SP) 244 50 157 89.8 21.3 204.0 -40.0
The Braves' veteran struggled last year as his ERA ballooned from 3.21 to 4.49 in just one season, but he has been superb in Spring Training. Teheran won't provide much in the way of strikeouts, but he is a durable pitcher who shouldn't kill your ratios.
86 Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) MiLB 243 55 159 88.5 18.5 261.0 +18.0
Manaea looked sharp in the first ha;f and has showed a great deal of promise at times in his career. Taking the wrong medications derailed his season, though, so you'll be able to get a discount on draft day for a quality pitcher.
87 Fernando Rodney (OAK - RP) 258 59 155 93.1 15.4 209.0 -49.0
The Twins are planning on using Rodney as their closer and saves are saves so go ahead and draft him late if you need to fill the category. That doesn't mean his role will last long, however, as Rodney is one of the worst closers entering the season.
88 Blake Parker (LAA - RP) 246 44 115 85.0 15.4 230.0 -16.0
The Angels seem to be going with the inferior Bedrosian as their closer to begin the season, but if he slips up one bit, you can bet on Parker taking over again. If and when he is the closer, he is a top 15 reliever in baseball.
89 Rick Porcello (BOS - SP) 254 33 170 92.2 22.1 213.0 -41.0
Bouncing back to Cy Young form is extremely unlikely for Porcello, but his 4.65 ERA last season and 17 losses were the product of much bad luck. He should return cloer to his career norm of a low 4's ERA with 12 to 15 wins.
90 Jordan Montgomery (NYY - SP) DL60 265 44 135 95.2 19.0 245.0 -20.0
While Jordan Montgomery was not a big prospect, he possesses enough swing and miss stuff that he could take another leap forward this season. His ceiling isn't huge, but he is a safe bet to be a fantasy relevant pitcher and we just might get more.
91 Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP) DL60 251 52 210 95.7 31.9 222.0 -29.0
Last year as a rookie, the 6'4" righty had some rough stretches which led to a season-long 4.57 ERA, but his peripheral stats suggest much better is on the horizon. The difference between his 10.9 K/9 and 6.9 H/9 was only topped by five starting pitchers: Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Rich Hill and Robbie Ray. Sure, he needs to work on his command and consistency a little, as most youngsters do, but that is mighty impressive company.
92 Tanner Roark (WSH - SP) 257 31 184 93.3 24.2 231.0 -26.0
For most of his career, Roark offered nothing in the way of strikeouts, but that has changed suddenly. The issue is that his ratios have suffered at the same time. He isn't safe, but there is always a chance you get that 2.83 ERA with 16 wins that we saw in 2016.
93 Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP) 260 52 230 96.2 29.2 174.0 -86.0
Sanchez was only able to throw 36 innings last season and they weren't all that good. He does have a career 3.01 ERA, however, so if he can stay on the mound, we might get a big-time surprise late in drafts.
94 Dellin Betances (NYY - RP) 267 60 123 93.4 14.0 240.0 -27.0
Betances likely won't be saving more than a handful of games, but even in last year's down season, he still managed 100 Ks and solid ratios. You can bet on the safety late in drafts if you need help in those three categories.
95 Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP) 261 58 284 97.9 38.1 218.0 -43.0
Most will flock to Giolito after posting a sparkling 2.38 ERA and sub 1.00 WHIP in 45 innings last year. After all, he was a former top 5 prospect, right? While that is true, it is not necessarily accurate to regard him as such at the time he re-entered the majors. Giolito may be 6'6" and 255 pounds, but he has lost several ticks off his fastball and no longer has the stuff to strike out 200 hitters in a season. In fact, last year his 6.8 K/9 was in the same range as Clayton Richard and Jason Vargas, which is a far cry from Cy Young territory.
96 Greg Holland (WSH - RP) 252 33 474 109.9 78.1 202.0 -50.0
We don't know where Holland will sign yet, but we can count on him being the closer wherever he ends up. He should see a major improvement in his ratios pitching away from Coors this season.
97 Shane Greene (DET - RP) 266 59 213 96.1 25.7 219.0 -47.0
 
98 Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP) 275 59 195 101.4 24.9 259.0 -16.0
The Twins' opening day starter struggled through the second half of last season, but he is healthy now and set to return to posting the quality numbers we saw throughout his career. If you need a safe pitcher late into drafts, Odorizzi fits the bill.
99 Patrick Corbin (ARI - SP) 272 58 273 101.2 35.4 226.0 -46.0
Corbin's WHIP was dreadful last season, but he did throw 190 decent innings and won 14 games. Now that he'll be pitching with the humidor in place, we can expect the ERA to drop to near 3.50 this season while the wins likely remain in place.
100 Luke Gregerson (STL - RP) DL60 279 60 189 104.7 27.5 303.0 +24.0
To begin Spring Training, Mike Matheny said Gregerson would be the Cardinals closer, but as it stands now, Dominic Leone is looking more and more like the guy. Don't give up on Gregerson altogether, but at this point he isn't worth drafting in standard leagues.
101 Brad Peacock (HOU - SP,RP) 274 64 197 106.4 30.6 236.0 -38.0
It seems as though the Astros will be forced to leave Peacock out of the starting rotation to open the season, but even with that being the case, he was so dominant out of the pen last year that he ought to be drafted. He also provides that rare SP eligibility for a relief pitcher than essentially gives you free quality innings.
102 David Robertson (NYY - RP) 280 62 169 100.2 20.6 257.0 -23.0
Robertson is the number three reliever for the Yanks so saves aren't in the cards, but he has been so good for quite a while that you can still rely on him to provide loads of strikeouts and both a terrific WHIP and ERA.
103 Alex Cobb (BAL - SP) 282 60 475 116.5 65.9 233.0 -49.0
Cobb has had trouble staying healthy through his career, but he did rack up 180 innings last season and the Orioles paid him a pretty penny this spring. He won't strike out too many hitters, but you can rely on useful ratios as always from Cobb.
104 Marco Estrada (TOR - SP) 286 42 193 106.4 28.6 296.0 +10.0
Estrada has always had trouble preventing homers, but last year it was taken to a whole nother level, inflating his ERA from 3.48 to 4.98. He's got the upside to post strong numbers, but it comes with significant risk too.
105 Bradley Boxberger (ARI - RP) 273 55 298 111.6 53.3 258.0 -15.0
 
106 Chris Devenski (HOU - RP) 299 62 143 106.1 17.9 293.0 -6.0
 
107 Ervin Santana (MIN - SP) DL60 292 61 241 112.9 33.4 255.0 -37.0
If you are respecting a repeat of Santana'a mostly luck-driven 3.28 ERA and 16 wins, you are in for a rude awakening. He can still be a quality fantasy arm, however, when he returns to the Bigs off the DL in 2 months.
108 Alexander Claudio (TEX - RP) 297 68 189 110.9 29.5 266.0 -31.0
 
109 Cameron Bedrosian (LAA - RP) 300 68 303 114.4 39.3 262.0 -38.0
The Angels have been grooming Bedrosian to be the closer from some time and he has shown considerable potential, but is not nearly as polished as Blake Parker who seems to be the best reliever in their bullpen. Apparently, Bedrosian is the favorite for the job though. Don't draft him as though it is locked into place, nor that if he has the job, he is bound to hang onto it for too long with Parker breathing down his neck.
110 Jimmy Nelson (MIL - SP) DL60 304 75 176 112.8 23.4 312.0 +8.0
The Brewers' new-found ace may not pitch until mid-season, but he is without question worth drafting. When he returns, you might just get a top 20 pitcher in baseball for the rest of the season. Store him on the DL until the time comes then rake in the rewards for your patience.
111 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP,RP) MiLB 293 41 199 113.4 33.6 232.0 -61.0
 
112 Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP) 298 53 158 110.3 24.1 242.0 -56.0
Long gone are the days where Felix will pitch 240 innings, winning 20 games, but if he can remain healthy, 14 wins and useful ratios are a real possibility. His floor is high enough that drafting him late is hardly a risk at all.
113 Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP,RP) 295 63 143 109.2 21.4 405.0 +110.0
 
114 Alex Reyes (STL - SP) DL60 306 72 476 127.9 69.7 341.0 +35.0
Many seem to think Reyes will become the closer when he returns from the DL, but Matheny has made it clear that Reyes belongs in the rotation. He is well worth a DL draft and stash as he may end up becoming the Cardinals ace sooner than later.
115 Chad Green (NYY - RP) 290 46 154 104.6 28.6 264.0 -26.0
Apologies to Kenley Jansen, but Green was the best reliever in baseball during the second half after a rather dominant first half. Batters hit just .147 off him over the entire season and struck out in 45% of their at-bats. That is not a typo! The Yankees finally got wise and decided to put him in the rotation for 2018. There is, of course, some risk here, but he is going undrafted in most leagues. Buy yourself a lottery ticket and maybe just maybe you will end up with this year's breakout starter of the year.
116 Keone Kela (PIT - RP) 291 56 256 116.0 47.3 343.0 +52.0
The Rangers have not given a conclusive answer as to who their closer will be, but it is seeming more and more likely that Kela, the best man for the job, will be handed the role. If it happens, he would immediately become a top 15 reliever in baseball with even larger upside.
117 Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) DL10 324 67 228 120.3 34.1 352.0 +28.0
The Red Sox aren't expected to get E-Rod back by the start of the season, but when he does return, they might have one of the sneakiest fantasy baseball pickups. At times, Rodriguez has shown SP #2 type upside and if he puts it together for a full season, he might strike out 200 batters with 15 wins and quality ratios some day.
118 Luiz Gohara (ATL - SP,RP) DL60 320 75 234 120.1 32.8 333.0 +13.0
It is hard to believe that a 6'3" lefty who has touched 100 MPH was able to go overlooked as a minor league prospect, but he was somehow barely scratching the top 100 in most lists when he made his debut as a 20-year-oldĀ despite carrying a 2.62 ERA and 147 Ks in just 123 innings this season. Luiz Gohara didn't finish the season well, but he is the ultimate late-round lottery ticket for next season.
119 Zach Britton (NYY - RP) 314 74 235 124.4 36.4 310.0 -4.0
The former shutdown closer is expected back in the first few months of the season but even when he comes back, he will need to be eased back into the closer role. Just know that if you draft him, you better be willing to keep a non-closer on your bench for muiltiple months and he might not even be the same pitcher after surgery.
120 Joakim Soria (MIL - RP) 302 58 216 113.3 34.5 338.0 +36.0
Soria is slated to start the year as the White Sox closer, and while he was solid last year, Zack Burdi will be breathing down his neck in no time. Plus, Chicago shouldn't offer much in the way of save opportunities so his upside is limited.
121 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 305 32 157 110.2 26.7 317.0 +12.0
Mikolas is a total question mark. He started the spring as a disaster, but has rebounded and has many thinking he could be another Lance Lynn type pitcher for the Cardinals this season.
122 Dominic Leone (STL - RP) DL60 310 64 280 118.0 39.2 267.0 -43.0
Oh, you actually believed the rumor that Luke Gregerson (4.57 ERA, 13 HR allowed) was going to be the Cardinals closer over Leone? It is only a matter of time before the entire fantasy baseball community catches wind of the fact that Leone is far and away the best reliever in St. Louis. Over the second half, he morphed into a force of nature for the Blue Jays, posting a 2.05 ERA with 11.5 K/9 and a .205 batting average against. This is the cheapest closer you can find right now, and he may just end up top 10 at the position this year.
123 Zach Davies (MIL - SP) 321 56 180 120.1 27.4 263.0 -58.0
Davies won't strike out 150 hitters for you, but he should provide ratios that you can live with and is a good bet to win a dozen games in front of that Brewers' lineup/
124 Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP) 307 58 459 130.0 73.5 411.0 +104.0
Ryu only threw 126 innings last year, but they were useful innings for a fantasy team. His career ERA is 3.41 and while he may have had a terrible spring, a full season with that type of ERA is a legitimate possibility.
125 Addison Reed (MIN - RP) 308 68 167 115.8 28.1 295.0 -13.0
 
126 Brad Ziegler (RP) RET 327 71 203 118.8 27.4 325.0 -2.0
Ziegler has had a great run in this league and still has plenty to offer big league teams, but he doesn't provide loads of strikeouts and may have trouble holding off Kyle Barraclough should he improve his command this season.
127 Josh Hader (MIL - RP) 309 74 180 118.6 27.6 284.0 -25.0
Hader is a former top prospect for the Brewers who was stuck in the bullpen last year. Now, that may happen again, but even if it does and he doesn't find a way to steal the closer job from Corey Knebel, Hader is dominant enough to be owned in even standard leagues. Over the second half of the season, he was better than Craig Kimbrel, Edwin Diaz and a host of other top closers. This season, you can expect him to strike out near 100 hitters with a great ERA and WHIP. Don't sleep on the idea that he ends up as the Brewers closer if Knebel stumbles, or better yet, gets his crack in the rotation where he just may be a future ace.
128 Kyle Barraclough (WSH - RP) 340 85 187 121.6 23.8 417.0 +77.0
Barraclough needs to work on his command so that he can bring the ratios down to a more favorable level for fantasy teams, but he is a good bet to rack up 75+ strikeouts and happens to be second behind one of the shakiest closers in baseball.
129 Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP) 345 91 229 132.1 39.8 422.0 +77.0
Rodon struggled with his command after his return from injury, but eventually ironed it out. He's got top 20 starting pitcher upside this season if he can stay healthy and maintain that command all season.
130 Nate Jones (CWS - RP) 337 78 210 126.8 34.2 331.0 -6.0
 
131 Jake Junis (KC - SP) 333 74 186 127.1 30.0 414.0 +81.0
 
132 Matt Shoemaker (LAA - SP) 357 66 188 130.4 28.3 418.0 +61.0
Shoemaker broke out at the end of 2016 and was supposed to be a great late-round addition this time last year, but he only started 14 games and wasn't all that impressive. The upside is still there, but it comes with some risk.
133 C.J. Edwards (CHC - RP) MiLB 351 88 232 133.4 32.3 353.0 +2.0
Brandon Morrow has more of a locked down closers job than many others, but if he were to falter, Edwards might just be a top 5 closer from that point on. He has elite strikeout stuff and will be a tremendous help with both ERA and WHIP regardless of whether or not he sees save opportunities.
134 A.J. Ramos (NYM - RP) DL60 374 97 220 134.5 32.8 373.0 -1.0
The Mets are expected to give Familia the job back, but if he isn't quite his old self, don't be surprised if they hand the keys over to Ramos who would then become a top 25 relief pitcher. In deeper leagues he is worth owning just for the strikeout and ratio help.
135 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 413 88 170 130.5 20.4 332.0 -81.0
Matz was truly terrible last season, but we know the type of pitcher he could be if he stays healthy and puts it all together. He had a rough spring, but is getting his crack in the rotation so Matz might be worthy of a flier.
136 Mike Minor (TEX - SP,RP) 373 80 190 132.7 30.9 395.0 +22.0
 
137 Dan Straily (MIA - SP) SUS 350 62 219 137.8 39.1 393.0 +43.0
 
138 Matt Harvey (CIN - SP) MiLB 354 83 322 148.8 65.2 285.0 -69.0
The top-notch velocity isn't quite back and may never be, but it has improved since last season and Harvey has looked just fine in Spring Training. Don't buy him on upside, but if you want a decent pitcher, the Dark Knight might offer you just that.
139 Ryan Madson (LAD - RP) 346 75 209 124.3 28.3 319.0 -27.0
Sean Doolittle should have no trouble hanging on to the coveted Nationals' closer job which should yield 40+ save opportunities. With that said, Madson is next in line and well worth owning even without the saves considering how absolutley dominant he was in the second-half last year.
140 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP) 385 70 167 129.8 25.3 361.0 -24.0
Newcomb's final numbers weren't all that pretty, but he flashed the makings of a strong fantasy starter. He is a hoss that can pile up the innings and may just reach 200 Ks this season with a decent ERA.
141 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 336 71 305 145.3 54.9 402.0 +66.0
The Cardinals are starting Flaherty in the minors despite a terrific spring from the youngster. It might only be a matter of time before he gets called up and when he does, he should be picked up in all formats.
142 A.J. Minter (ATL - RP) 359 81 202 128.3 31.1 340.0 -19.0
The Braves and many around the industry seem to think Minter may be the next Craig Kimbrel. We haven't seen enough yet to warrant owning a project reliever, but he is worth keeping an eye on even if he isn't notching saves for another year. He might be able to be a big help in three categories.
143 Mychal Antonio Givens (BAL - RP) 368 91 217 131.6 31.3 421.0 +53.0
 
144 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) 360 70 462 148.8 86.1 445.0 +85.0
Glasnow may have been the worst pitcher in the big leagues last year because he struggled with his command. He also happened to be the best pitcher in the minors last year too with video game numbers. Expect a major bounceback, and while he may may not be an ace right away, he does offer that type of upside.
145 German Marquez (COL - SP) MiLB 371 86 268 144.8 40.1 386.0 +15.0
 
146 Mike Leake (SEA - SP) 353 68 182 133.2 33.0 399.0 +46.0
Leake has now given fantasy owners an ERA under 4.00 in four of his last five seasons. The strikeouts won't be there, but if you need a durable volume guy, Leake will do the trick.
147 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP) 367 70 223 145.3 38.0 419.0 +52.0
We will more than likely get something in the neighborhood of the 5.13 ERA Velasquez posted last season, but try to remember that it was just two years ago when he lit the world on fire, striking out 152 batters in 131 innings with manageable ratios.
148 Brandon McCarthy (ATL - SP) DL60 378 64 228 144.5 42.5 444.0 +66.0
 
149 CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) 375 49 175 139.4 33.6 290.0 -85.0
 
150 Sam Dyson (SF - RP) 431 103 414 163.9 72.6 486.0 +55.0
 
151 Ivan Nova (PIT - SP) 402 95 220 146.8 30.9 376.0 -26.0
 
152 Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP) 399 81 308 160.8 59.3 431.0 +32.0
Eickhoff has a lat strain and should miss the first month or two. When he returns, we might see the lousy 4.71 ERA that he gave fantasy owners last season, but remember that his career ERA is below 4.00 and he can strikeout quite a few hitters as well.
153 Tyler Lyons (STL - RP) DFA 383 97 212 145.0 35.3 410.0 +27.0
 
154 Josh Tomlin (CLE - SP,RP) 361 29 320 165.0 67.6 503.0 +142.0
 
155 Pat Neshek (PHI - RP) 418 86 227 144.9 31.6 324.0 -94.0
 
156 Collin McHugh (HOU - SP,RP) 382 50 227 156.9 41.0 409.0 +27.0
 
157 Chris Stratton (SF - SP) 404 89 240 159.2 47.4 464.0 +60.0
 
158 Anthony Swarzak (NYM - RP) 377 89 220 149.8 35.6 465.0 +88.0
 
159 Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP) 435 94 310 156.3 48.7 390.0 -45.0
Lopez was not impressive last season with a 4.72 ERA and just 30 Ks in 47 innings, but he offers considerable upside so if you are in a deep league, feel free to draft him as a late flier.
160 Erasmo Ramirez (SEA - SP,RP) 386 56 276 158.8 54.1 526.0 +140.0
 
161 Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP) 427 98 194 148.2 30.9 383.0 -44.0
 
162 Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) MiLB 438 102 241 157.4 36.2 483.0 +45.0
 
163 Trevor Hildenberger (MIN - RP) 397 65 263 167.0 60.2 539.0 +142.0
 
164 Seung-Hwan Oh (COL - RP) 470 109 227 149.7 36.2 330.0 -140.0
 
165 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 465 121 191 149.9 23.1 469.0 +4.0
 
166 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 428 89 248 161.1 35.2 401.0 -27.0
 
167 Juan Minaya (CWS - RP) 415 97 366 171.8 65.6 389.0 -26.0
 
168 Tyler Skaggs (LAA - SP) 442 110 197 154.5 28.1 435.0 -7.0
The Angels are experimenting with a six-man rotation so don't expect much in the way of innings, but Skaggs still has untapped potential and could take a big leap forward this year if he can stay on the mound.
169 Tony Watson (SF - RP) 439 106 305 168.3 53.4 362.0 -77.0
 
170 Darren O'Day (ATL - RP) DL60 390 82 273 163.3 52.8 571.0 +181.0
 
171 Jose Ramirez (ATL - RP) DL60 348 5 367 200.0 94.3    
 
172 Amir Garrett (CIN - SP,RP) 446 100 238 162.9 50.0 507.0 +61.0
We saw Garrett jump out to a hot start to begin his career, but then it all came tumbling down. He finished the season with terrible numbers, but it turns out he was pitching at less than 100% most of the season. Garrett is healthy now, however and his velo has spiked 4 MPH, so don't be shocked if he breaks out.
173 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 388 49 359 192.2 77.8 434.0 +46.0
 
174 Brent Suter (MIL - SP,RP) DL60 454 99 233 162.6 43.2 502.0 +48.0
 
175 Will Harris (HOU - RP) MiLB 406 95 223 160.6 46.4 328.0 -78.0
 
176 Drew Steckenrider (MIA - RP) 452 101 269 171.2 48.5 443.0 -9.0
 
177 Ty Blach (SF - SP,RP) 389 36 309 206.6 91.8 381.0 -8.0
 
178 Jason Vargas (NYM - SP) 420 80 223 164.4 40.5 320.0 -100.0
 
179 Pedro Strop (CHC - RP) 403 94 217 163.1 37.2 583.0 +180.0
 
180 Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) MiLB   30 264 147.0 117.0 605.0  
 
181 Emilio Pagan (OAK - RP) 405 84 251 178.0 54.1 350.0 -55.0
 
182 Adam Ottavino (COL - RP) 407 68 369 239.8 111.8 828.0 +421.0
 
183 Chad Kuhl (PIT - SP) DL60 493 111 216 165.9 30.4 461.0 -32.0
 
184 Yusmeiro Petit (OAK - RP) 440 98 224 163.3 33.1 551.0 +111.0
 
185 Ian Kennedy (KC - SP) 459 102 225 170.5 33.9 487.0 +28.0
 
186 Jason Hammel (KC - SP) 458 100 227 170.1 32.6 549.0 +91.0
 
187 Tommy Kahnle (NYY - RP) MiLB 450 100 238 172.2 37.6 342.0 -108.0
Kahnle would need a total Yankees disaster to get save opportunities as he is either fourth or fifth in line for New York. Still, his stuff is good enough that we should be looking at one of the top non-closers in baseball again this season.
188 Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP) 536 115 270 174.7 42.5 520.0 -16.0
 
189 Adam Wainwright (STL - SP) 456 101 221 164.6 31.2 387.0 -69.0
 
190 Yoshihisa Hirano (ARI - RP) 496 122 252 173.5 47.3 394.0 -102.0
 
191 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) 489 111 212 163.0 27.0 489.0
Pivetta's second-half looked like a disaster, but his underlying numbers suggest he could be in line for significant improvement. Keep an eye on him in case we start to see hints of that breakout.
192 Clayton Richard (SD - SP) DL60 451 105 236 181.7 42.9 479.0 +28.0
 
193 Chance Adams (NYY - SP) MiLB   71 215 143.0 72.0 516.0  
 
194 Matt Bush (TEX - RP) DL60 455 102 205 162.8 28.9 525.0 +70.0
 
195 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP,RP) 416 78 362 196.8 65.5 458.0 +42.0
 
196 Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP) 432 79 272 192.3 45.2 396.0 -36.0
 
197 Jaime Garcia (CHC - SP) MiLB 487 115 294 186.5 50.5 334.0 -153.0
 
198 Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP) 532 113 211 167.2 29.3 462.0 -70.0
 
199 Hunter Strickland (SF - RP) 481 114 336 205.0 63.7 668.0 +187.0
 
200 Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP) 468 103 350 195.9 61.7 471.0 +3.0
 
201 Nathan Karns (KC - SP) DL60 504 127 242 175.8 35.5 494.0 -10.0
 
202 Jake Diekman (ARI - RP) 444 91 271 207.5 69.5 632.0 +188.0
 
203 Matt Moore (TEX - SP,RP) 443 95 332 184.1 58.3 460.0 +17.0
 
204 Juan Nicasio (SEA - RP) DL60 477 111 227 171.8 29.8 500.0 +23.0
 
205 Steve Cishek (CHC - RP) 482 115 255 184.2 39.1 558.0 +76.0
 
206 J.C. Ramirez (LAA - SP) DL60 533 130 300 182.4 49.8    
 
207 Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP) 509 127 321 175.4 51.9 477.0 -32.0
Heaney has only given L.A. 27 innings over the past two seasons because of injury and is again nursing an elbow injury, but if he can get on the bound, we may see an ERA around 3.5 with quite a few wins.
208 Michael Kopech (CWS - SP) DL60 462 99 198 168.8 26.5 391.0 -71.0
 
209 Brett Cecil (STL - RP) 461 123 321 196.1 59.7 795.0 +334.0
 
210 Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP) 525 131 226 172.8 29.9 482.0 -43.0
 
211 Doug Fister (TEX - SP) DL60 512 103 305 213.1 69.1 608.0 +96.0
 
212 Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP) 503 128 222 172.5 28.9 378.0 -125.0
 
213 Tommy Hunter (PHI - RP) 460 104 253 187.2 41.3 628.0 +168.0
 
214 Jeremy Hellickson (WSH - SP) 466 105 370 220.3 81.1 537.0 +71.0
 
215 Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) MiLB 473 108 303 191.0 63.6 799.0 +326.0
 
216 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 453 108 252 187.3 46.1 728.0 +275.0
 
217 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP,RP) 517 123 263 180.3 35.2 413.0 -104.0
 
218 Danny Barnes (TOR - RP) 535 114 222 171.0 42.8    
 
219 Jose Leclerc (TEX - RP) 475 111 338 245.3 76.3 829.0 +354.0
 
220 Scott Alexander (LAD - RP) MiLB 464 111 274 212.0 64.5 743.0 +279.0
 
221 Kirby Yates (SD - RP) 486 116 271 187.7 41.9 475.0 -11.0
 
222 Tyson Ross (STL - SP) 492 114 465 229.8 114.4 384.0 -108.0
 
223 Hector Rondon (HOU - RP) 480 114 298 201.7 54.6 636.0 +156.0
 
224 Andrew Triggs (OAK - SP) DL60 544 122 264 196.7 46.0 412.0 -132.0
 
225 Jharel Cotton (OAK - SP) DL60 519 123 211 165.0 32.0    
 
226 Jacob Barnes (MIL - RP) 484 132 323 214.8 67.7 609.0 +125.0
 
227 Joe Jimenez (DET - RP) 514 119 274 207.8 67.7 442.0 -72.0
 
228 Jim Johnson (LAA - RP) 518 128 353 215.6 74.2 647.0 +129.0
 
229 Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP,RP) DL10 561 135 404 203.7 85.6 490.0 -71.0
Stephenson had a terrible start to the season, but closed the year with a strong second-half. He's got some potential so monitor him so you can pick him up before any kind of breakout takes place.
230 Matt Andriese (ARI - SP,RP) 506 122 289 194.9 44.3 554.0 +48.0
 
231 Bud Norris (STL - SP,RP) 513 126 265 195.7 46.2 467.0 -46.0
 
232 Kendall Graveman (OAK - SP) DL60 551 140 290 188.8 41.1 495.0 -56.0
 
233 Koda Glover (WSH - RP) 516 126 379 273.4 84.8 672.0 +156.0
 
234 Robert Gsellman (NYM - SP,RP) 530 127 426 239.3 94.3 654.0 +124.0
 
235 Nick Goody (CLE - RP) DL60 511 128 296 214.3 55.2 641.0 +130.0
 
236 Nick Vincent (SEA - RP) DL10 474 128 293 202.6 50.0 744.0 +270.0
 
237 Mike Fiers (OAK - SP) 562 128 282 190.4 41.6 595.0 +33.0
 
238 Pedro Baez (LAD - RP) 476 129 271 198.0 46.0 688.0 +212.0
 
239 Ryan Dull (OAK - RP) 538 129 261 192.3 54.0 716.0 +178.0
 
240 Andrew Cashner (BAL - SP) 566 129 241 198.3 34.1 472.0 -94.0
 
241 Michael Feliz (PIT - RP) 540 130 354 235.5 94.8 777.0 +237.0
 
242 Alex Wilson (DET - RP) 523 130 349 266.0 82.0 835.0 +312.0
 
243 Brandon Kintzler (CHC - RP) MiLB 529 130 266 204.1 44.5 305.0 -224.0
 
244 Brent Honeywell (TB - SP)   132 257 199.3 45.9    
 
245 Jordan Hicks (STL - SP,RP) 545 133 213 173.0 40.0 616.0 +71.0
 
246 Brandon Maurer (KC - RP) 558 139 405 219.4 84.8 649.0 +91.0
 
247 Chad Bettis (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 582 134 293 208.3 65.3 702.0 +120.0
 
248 Kyle Freeland (COL - SP,RP) 587 136 334 242.8 69.3 602.0 +15.0
 
249 Miguel Gonzalez (CWS - SP) DL60 546 137 233 186.0 35.4 788.0 +242.0
 
250 John Lackey (SP) FA 557 137 207 181.9 22.1 456.0 -101.0
Lackey hasn't signed anywhere yet and it seems as though his career might have come to a close, but if a team needs an arm, we should get dependable starts from him in decent matchups.
251 Santiago Casilla (COL - RP) MiLB 705 138 283 237.5 50.5 833.0 +128.0
 
252 Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP) 593 138 201 180.8 20.4 803.0 +210.0
 
253 Carson Smith (BOS - RP) DL60 542 139 266 193.2 44.8 584.0 +42.0
 
254 Paul Sewald (NYM - RP) 495 139 254 192.0 47.4    
 
255 Tyler Clippard (TOR - RP)   139 210 174.5 35.5    
 
256 Bryan Shaw (COL - RP) MiLB 515 140 340 205.3 65.2 627.0 +112.0
 
257 Ryan Buchter (OAK - RP) 498 141 335 225.8 65.6 762.0 +264.0
 
258 Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP) 552 141 244 193.3 33.1 488.0 -64.0
 
259 Liam Hendriks (OAK - RP) 502 143 324 208.1 53.6 789.0 +287.0
 
260 James Shields (CWS - SP) 612 144 334 216.5 71.3 555.0 -57.0
 
261 Michael Lorenzen (CIN - RP) 570 144 303 224.3 57.3 528.0 -42.0
 
262 Francisco Rodriguez (RP) FA 579 144 278 197.3 58.0    
 
263 Jose Urena (MIA - SP,RP) 576 146 308 196.8 54.0 415.0 -161.0
 
264 Justin Wilson (CHC - RP) 521 145 308 225.0 55.3 615.0 +94.0
 
265 Randall Delgado (ARI - SP,RP)   145 285 215.0 70.0    
 
266 John Brebbia (STL - RP) 543 145 243 201.8 36.4 756.0 +213.0
 
267 Austin Pruitt (TB - SP,RP) 524 146 324 235.0 89.0 796.0 +272.0
 
268 Daniel Norris (DET - SP) 594 147 313 196.4 51.2 452.0 -142.0
 
269 Dillon Peters (MIA - SP) MiLB 577 147 304 225.6 55.5 619.0 +42.0
 
270 Chris Hatcher (OAK - RP) MiLB 597 148 330 281.5 77.2    
 
271 Ryan Tepera (TOR - RP) 571 148 318 197.0 52.0 657.0 +86.0
 
272 Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP) 590 149 316 217.0 55.1 792.0 +202.0
 
273 Adam Warren (SEA - RP) 627 150 306 223.1 55.1 761.0 +134.0
 
274 Matt Barnes (BOS - RP) 604 150 292 209.6 57.2 709.0 +105.0
 
275 Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB   150 249 199.5 49.5 573.0  
 
276 Matt Albers (MIL - RP) 572 150 247 200.2 35.3    
 
277 Ben Lively (KC - SP) MiLB 625 151 338 215.7 62.1 601.0 -24.0
 
278 Phil Maton (SD - RP) 531 151 316 261.0 55.7 811.0 +280.0
 
279 Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP) 550 151 272 200.8 43.5 563.0 +13.0
 
280 Homer Bailey (CIN - SP) 585 152 456 246.3 98.2 577.0 -8.0
 
281 Ariel Miranda (SP) FA 621 152 454 259.7 99.8 535.0 -86.0
 
282 Joshua Fields (LAD - RP) 611 152 333 227.8 63.6 758.0 +147.0
 
283 Joe Smith (HOU - RP) 554 152 329 220.7 58.8 669.0 +115.0
 
284 James Hoyt (CLE - RP) DL60 559 153 295 231.7 59.0    
 
285 Matthew Strahm (SD - SP,RP) 618 154 254 210.8 35.8 597.0 -21.0
The Padres have not committed to putting Strahm in their rotation yet or he would be worthy of a draft pick even in shallow leagues. Either way, he is well worth watching because once the plug him into the rotation he should be owned everywhere. The young lefty has incredible stuff and should be fantasy relevant for years to come.
286 Matt Boyd (DET - SP) 563 155 300 212.0 52.8 529.0 -34.0
 
287 Chris O'Grady (MIA - SP,RP) MiLB   158 430 294.0 136.0 561.0  
 
288 Julio Urias (LAD - SP) 624 158 378 241.2 78.8 369.0 -255.0
 
289 Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP) DL60 633 158 304 217.8 55.8    
 
290 Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP) 614 159 336 218.1 54.2 533.0 -81.0
 
291 George Kontos (NYY - RP) MiLB 665 161 286 218.2 43.4    
 
292 Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP) 589 162 340 251.0 89.0 631.0 +42.0
 
293 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) 695 162 330 234.2 54.0 439.0 -256.0
 
294 Carter Capps (SD - RP) MiLB 637 163 303 232.3 50.4 664.0 +27.0
 
295 Anthony Banda (TB - SP,RP) 644 163 292 233.8 44.3 826.0 +182.0
 
296 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 639 164 441 272.2 105.1 663.0 +24.0
 
297 Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP) 642 164 333 238.5 55.6 382.0 -260.0
 
298 Trevor Cahill (OAK - SP,RP) 647 164 279 224.7 47.2 629.0 -18.0
 
299 Jerry Blevins (NYM - RP) 678 164 277 218.5 40.4 720.0 +42.0
 
300 Adam Conley (MIA - SP,RP) 631 165 432 274.6 105.6 752.0 +121.0
 
301 Gregory Infante (CWS - RP) MiLB   167 320 245.7 62.5    
 
302 Buck Farmer (DET - SP,RP) 682 168 444 268.7 124.4    
 
303 Joe Kelly (BOS - RP) 583 169 315 232.5 61.7 724.0 +141.0
 
304 Neftali Feliz (ARI - RP) NRI   169 311 240.0 71.0    
 
305 Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP) DL10 607 170 392 306.7 97.6 476.0 -131.0
 
306 Tyler Duffey (MIN - RP) MiLB 567 172 364 268.0 96.0    
 
307 Jake McGee (COL - RP) 638 172 263 215.0 31.7 591.0 -47.0
 
308 Tom Koehler (LAD - SP,RP) DL60 653 173 455 314.0 141.0    
 
309 David Hernandez (CIN - RP) 659 173 347 271.9 59.1    
 
310 Mark Leiter Jr. (TOR - SP,RP) 652 173 256 215.6 27.3 645.0 -7.0
 
311 Craig Stammen (SD - RP) 568 173 250 205.2 25.6    
 
312 Zach McAllister (RP) FA 661 174 283 223.2 42.9    
 
313 Parker Bridwell (LAA - SP) 623 175 460 248.4 89.6 385.0 -238.0
 
314 Wade Miley (MIL - SP) 574 175 349 242.0 65.2 749.0 +175.0
 
315 Jose De Leon (TB - SP,RP) DL60 651 175 221 200.3 19.1    
 
316 A.J. Cole (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 676 176 346 247.5 53.2 407.0 -269.0
 
317 Dan Otero (CLE - RP)   176 298 242.0 50.3 562.0  
 
318 Shawn Kelley (OAK - RP) 656 178 390 249.3 99.5    
 
319 David Phelps (SEA - RP) DL60 675 179 357 246.8 64.3    
 
320 Adam Morgan (PHI - RP) 586 179 355 274.3 72.6    
 
321 Chris Rusin (COL - RP) 666 179 310 229.4 45.3 763.0 +97.0
 
322 Erick Fedde (WSH - SP) 677 181 393 254.8 78.4 642.0 -35.0
 
323 Brock Stewart (LAD - SP,RP) DL60 591 181 292 241.2 40.7 626.0 +35.0
 
324 Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP)   181 230 213.3 22.9 690.0  
 
325 Caleb Smith (MIA - SP,RP) DL60   182 363 285.3 76.1    
 
326 Phil Hughes (SP,RP) FA   182 277 229.5 47.5 740.0  
 
327 Kazuhisa Makita (SD - RP) 643 183 231 209.7 20.0    
 
328 Jesse Hahn (KC - SP) DL60 616 184 386 245.0 82.2    
 
329 Brian Flynn (KC - RP) 596 184 383 283.5 99.5    
 
330 Francisco Liriano (DET - SP,RP) DL10 668 184 273 243.3 42.0 711.0 +43.0
 
331 Cory Gearrin (OAK - RP) 683 185 289 244.0 38.2    
 
332 Keynan Middleton (LAA - RP) DL60 648 185 281 243.3 29.8 674.0 +26.0
 
333 Taylor Rogers (MIN - RP) 649 186 356 266.5 60.4 594.0 -55.0
 
334 Burch Smith (KC - SP,RP) MiLB   187 354 270.5 83.5 746.0  
 
335 Chih-Wei Hu (TB - RP) 693 189 254 221.5 32.5    
 
336 Edubray Ramos (PHI - RP)   190 309 262.6 45.8 806.0  
 
337 Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA - SP) NRI 547 190 257 223.5 33.5 538.0 -9.0
 
338 Jeremy Jeffress (MIL - RP) 696 191 344 278.7 64.4    
 
339 Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP,RP) 660 192 297 227.3 34.4 451.0 -209.0
 
340 Bryan Mitchell (SD - SP,RP) 654 193 450 267.0 87.5 576.0 -78.0
 
341 Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP) 717 193 361 284.3 67.6 656.0 -61.0
 
342 Sergio Romo (TB - SP,RP) 658 193 294 235.2 37.7 637.0 -21.0
 
343 A.J. Puk (OAK - SP) MiLB   193 222 207.5 14.5    
 
344 Andrew Chafin (ARI - RP)   194 300 257.0 45.5    
 
345 Adalberto Mejia (MIN - SP) DL60 724 195 466 298.0 90.2 704.0 -20.0
 
346 Jose Alvarado (TB - RP)   195 332 279.3 60.2 821.0  
 
347 Matthew Bowman (STL - RP) 709 196 271 233.7 30.6    
 
348 Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP) DL60 727 197 406 301.5 104.5    
 
349 Kyle Crick (PIT - RP) 711 197 341 269.0 72.0    
 
350 Shelby Miller (ARI - SP) DL60 701 198 352 268.3 54.9 742.0 +41.0
 
351 Kenneth Roberts (P) FA   204 351 277.5 73.5    
 
352 Kevin Shackelford (RP) FA 632 204 329 266.5 62.5    
 
353 Wilmer Font (TB - SP,RP) DL60   206 291 248.5 42.5 834.0  
 
354 Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) 635 207 275 240.0 27.8 808.0 +173.0
 
355 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP)   208 359 283.5 75.5 810.0  
 
356 Jimmie Sherfy (ARI - RP) 636 208 319 245.0 52.3 658.0 +22.0
 
357 Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB   211 353 286.7 58.3    
 
358 Daniel Hudson (LAD - RP) DL60 694 211 331 267.8 45.6 814.0 +120.0
 
359 Ryan Pressly (HOU - RP) 690 211 319 269.7 44.6    
 
360 Enny Romero (KC - RP) FA 641 211 312 261.5 50.5    
 
361 Chris Tillman (SP,RP) FA 731 214 365 299.8 55.8 313.0 -418.0
 
362 Ian Krol (RP) FA 685 215 253 234.0 19.0    
 
363 Dennys Reyes (RP)   217 323 270.0 53.0    
 
364 Sal Romano (CIN - SP,RP) 687 217 307 272.7 39.7 610.0 -77.0
 
365 Martin Perez (TEX - SP) 734 219 297 258.0 31.8 682.0 -52.0
 
366 Luis Perdomo (SD - SP) 655 220 276 242.3 24.2 536.0 -119.0
 
367 Anibal Sanchez (ATL - SP,RP)   225 417 290.7 89.4    
 
368 Gabriel Ynoa (BAL - SP,RP) DL60 738 225 364 288.6 52.5    
 
369 Tony Cingrani (LAD - RP) 662 226 366 306.0 58.9    
 
370 Joe Biagini (TOR - SP,RP) 708 228 356 270.2 42.3 581.0 -127.0
 
371 Sam Freeman (ATL - RP) 702 230 428 304.3 88.0    
 
372 A.J. Schugel (PIT - RP) MiLB   231 280 248.7 22.2    
 
373 Justin Grimm (SEA - RP) 674 234 314 274.0 40.0    
 
374 Scott Kazmir (SP) FA   235 287 261.0 26.0 825.0  
 
375 Bartolo Colon (TEX - SP)   236 411 323.5 87.5 633.0  
 
376 Yovani Gallardo (TEX - SP,RP)   236 360 298.0 62.0    
 
377 Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP)   236 304 270.0 34.0 587.0  
 
378 Ricardo Rodriguez (TEX - RP)   237 331 284.0 47.0    
 
379 Odrisamer Despaigne (LAA - SP,RP)   237 245 241.0 4.0    
 
380 Trevor Oaks (KC - SP) 713 237 243 240.0 3.0    
 
381 Jared Hughes (CIN - RP) 722 238 345 275.7 49.1 600.0 -122.0
 
382 Brandon Workman (BOS - RP) 681 238 293 265.5 27.5    
 
383 Dillon Maples (CHC - RP) MiLB   239 344 291.5 52.5 590.0  
 
384 Luis Avilan (PHI - RP)   239 322 276.0 34.5    
 
385 Chris Young (SD - RP) NRI   240 458 331.0 92.6    
 
386 Blake Wood (LAA - RP) DL60   240 403 315.7 67.1    
 
387 Jacob Thompson (P) 733 242 395 318.5 76.5    
 
388 Brian Duensing (CHC - RP) MiLB 684 242 294 264.3 21.9    
 
389 Hansel Robles (LAA - RP) 719 243 316 284.5 27.5 660.0 -59.0
 
390 Raul Alcantara (OAK - SP) MiLB   244 436 340.0 96.0    
 
391 Boone Logan (RP) FA   244 320 282.0 38.0    
 
392 Michael Pineda (MIN - SP) DL60 723 245 399 304.7 67.5 776.0 +53.0
 
393 Aaron Slegers (MIN - SP) 735 245 389 317.0 72.0 692.0 -43.0
 
394 Chasen Shreve (STL - RP) 691 245 297 271.0 26.0    
 
395 Chaz Roe (TB - RP) 697 250 301 278.3 21.2    
 
396 Rafael Montero (NYM - SP,RP) DL60 737 253 469 361.3 88.2    
 
397 Austin Brice (CIN - RP) 700 253 376 314.5 61.5    
 
398 Dan Jennings (RP) FA 704 253 290 266.0 14.5 801.0 +97.0
 
399 Sam Tuivailala (SEA - RP) DL60   255 289 272.0 17.0 813.0  
 
400 Joshua Smoker (DET - RP) 706 258 402 330.0 72.0    
 
401 David Paulino (TOR - SP,RP)   260 401 330.5 70.5 659.0  
 
402 Miguel Castro (BAL - RP) 741 261 377 322.8 49.4    
 
403 James Pazos (SEA - RP) 710 262 423 342.3 65.7    
 
404 Alex Meyer (LAA - SP,RP) DL60 740 264 327 292.8 22.5    
 
405 Joaquin Benoit (WSH - RP) DL60   264 326 295.0 31.0    
 
406 Wandy Peralta (CIN - RP) 715 268 413 317.3 67.7    
 
407 Ryne Stanek (TB - SP,RP) 718 269 422 345.5 76.5    
 
408 Jarlin Garcia (MIA - SP,RP)   270 346 308.0 38.0    
 
409 Josh Ravin (ATL - RP) DFA 721 272 397 334.5 62.5    
 
410 Wily Peralta (KC - SP,RP)   274 461 367.5 93.5    
 
411 Jordan Lyles (MIL - SP,RP)   275 468 371.5 96.5    
 
412 Peter Moylan (ATL - RP) DL60   277 329 303.0 26.0    
 
413 Jose Torres (SD - RP) SUS   278 323 300.5 22.5    
 
414 Rex Brothers (ATL - RP) MiLB   279 358 318.5 39.5    
 
415 Matt Belisle (MIN - RP) DL10   281 360 320.5 39.5 787.0  
 
416 Aaron Loup (PHI - RP)   283 339 311.0 28.0    
 
417 Wade LeBlanc (SEA - SP,RP)   286 339 312.5 26.5    
 
418 Chase Whitley (ATL - RP) MiLB   287 310 298.5 11.5 691.0  
 
419 Joe Ross (WSH - SP)   295 382 338.5 43.5 545.0  
 
420 Junichi Tazawa (LAA - RP)   297 408 352.5 55.5    
 
421 Lucas Sims (CIN - SP,RP)   302 313 307.5 5.5 705.0  
 
422 Craig Breslow (RP) FA   303 429 366.0 63.0    
 
423 Tyler Thornburg (BOS - SP,RP)   307 341 324.0 17.0 766.0  
 
424 Giovanny Gallegos (STL - RP)   312 369 340.5 28.5 630.0  
 
425 Albert Suarez (ARI - RP) DFA   313 334 323.5 10.5    
 
426 Dan Altavilla (SEA - RP)   317 337 325.0 8.6 718.0  
 
427 Tony Barnette (TEX - RP) DL60   323 361 342.0 19.0    
 
428 Derek Holland (SF - SP)   324 457 390.5 66.5    
 
429 Nick Wittgren (MIA - RP)   325 347 336.0 11.0    
 
430 Oliver Drake (MIN - RP)   325 343 334.0 9.0    
 
431 Steven Brault (PIT - SP,RP)   326 435 380.5 54.5    
 
432 Brian Ellington (RP) FA   327 448 387.5 60.5    
 
433 Warwick Saupold (DET - RP) DFA   331 446 388.5 57.5    
 
434 Derek Law (SF - RP)   338 357 347.5 9.5    
 
435 Nik Turley (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB   343 447 395.0 52.0    
 
436 Nestor Cortes (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB   345 471 408.0 63.0    
 
437 Rob Zastryzny (CHC - RP) DFA   350 434 392.0 42.0