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 (RP) FA||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 (SP) FA||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 (NYY - 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 (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 (NYM - 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 (ARI - 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)||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 (CWS - 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 (RP) FA||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 (SD - SP)||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 (SP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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)||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 (SP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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)||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)||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)||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 (SP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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 (SP) FA||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 (SP) FA||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)||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)||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)||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 (RP) FA||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 (WSH - 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)||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 (RP) FA||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 (SP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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 (SP) FA||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)||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) MiLB||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-old 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 (RP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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)||358||66||188||130.4||28.3||418.0||+60.0||
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||352||88||232||133.4||32.3||353.0||+1.0||
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 (RP) FA||375||97||220||134.5||32.8||373.0||-2.0||
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)||414||88||170||130.5||20.4||332.0||-82.0||
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)||374||80||190||132.7||30.9||395.0||+21.0|
|137||Dan Straily (MIA - SP) SUS||351||62||219||137.8||39.1||393.0||+42.0|
|138||Matt Harvey (SP) FA||355||83||322||148.8||65.2||285.0||-70.0||
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 (RP) FA||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)||386||70||167||129.8||25.3||361.0||-25.0||
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)||360||81||202||128.3||31.1||340.0||-20.0||
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)||369||91||217||131.6||31.3||421.0||+52.0|
|144||Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP)||361||70||462||148.8||86.1||445.0||+84.0||
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||372||86||268||144.8||40.1||386.0||+14.0|
|146||Mike Leake (SEA - SP)||354||68||182||133.2||33.0||399.0||+45.0||
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)||368||70||223||145.3||38.0||419.0||+51.0||
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 (SP) FA||379||64||228||144.5||42.5||444.0||+65.0|
|149||CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)||376||49||175||139.4||33.6||290.0||-86.0|
|150||Sam Dyson (SF - RP)||432||103||414||163.9||72.6||486.0||+54.0|
|151||Ivan Nova (PIT - SP)||403||95||220||146.8||30.9||376.0||-27.0|
|152||Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP)||400||81||308||160.8||59.3||431.0||+31.0||
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||384||97||212||145.0||35.3||410.0||+26.0|
|154||Josh Tomlin (SP,RP) FA||362||29||320||165.0||67.6||503.0||+141.0|
|155||Pat Neshek (PHI - RP)||419||86||227||144.9||31.6||324.0||-95.0|
|156||Collin McHugh (HOU - SP,RP)||383||50||227||156.9||41.0||409.0||+26.0|
|157||Chris Stratton (SF - SP)||405||89||240||159.2||47.4||464.0||+59.0|
|158||Anthony Swarzak (SEA - RP)||378||89||220||149.8||35.6||465.0||+87.0|
|159||Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP)||436||94||310||156.3||48.7||390.0||-46.0||
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) FA||387||56||276||158.8||54.1||526.0||+139.0|
|161||Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP)||428||98||194||148.2||30.9||383.0||-45.0|
|162||Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) MiLB||439||102||241||157.4||36.2||483.0||+44.0|
|163||Trevor Hildenberger (MIN - RP)||398||65||263||167.0||60.2||539.0||+141.0|
|164||Seung-Hwan Oh (COL - RP)||471||109||227||149.7||36.2||330.0||-141.0|
|165||Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP)||466||121||191||149.9||23.1||469.0||+3.0|
|166||Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP)||429||89||248||161.1||35.2||401.0||-28.0|
|167||Juan Minaya (CWS - RP)||416||97||366||171.8||65.6||389.0||-27.0|
|168||Tyler Skaggs (LAA - SP)||443||110||197||154.5||28.1||435.0||-8.0||
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)||440||106||305||168.3||53.4||362.0||-78.0|
|170||Darren O'Day (ATL - RP) MiLB||391||82||273||163.3||52.8||571.0||+180.0|
|171||Jose Ramirez (RP) FA||349||5||367||200.0||94.3|
|172||Amir Garrett (CIN - SP,RP)||447||100||238||162.9||50.0||507.0||+60.0||
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)||389||49||359||192.2||77.8||434.0||+45.0|
|174||Brent Suter (MIL - SP,RP) DL60||455||99||233||162.6||43.2||502.0||+47.0|
|175||Will Harris (HOU - RP) MiLB||407||95||223||160.6||46.4||328.0||-79.0|
|176||Drew Steckenrider (MIA - RP)||453||101||269||171.2||48.5||443.0||-10.0|
|177||Ty Blach (SF - SP,RP)||390||36||309||206.6||91.8||381.0||-9.0|
|178||Jason Vargas (NYM - SP)||421||80||223||164.4||40.5||320.0||-101.0|
|179||Pedro Strop (CHC - RP)||404||94||217||163.1||37.2||583.0||+179.0|
|180||Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) MiLB||30||264||147.0||117.0||605.0|
|181||Emilio Pagan (OAK - RP)||406||84||251||178.0||54.1||350.0||-56.0|
|182||Adam Ottavino (RP) FA||408||68||369||239.8||111.8||828.0||+420.0|
|183||Chad Kuhl (PIT - SP)||494||111||216||165.9||30.4||461.0||-33.0|
|184||Yusmeiro Petit (OAK - RP)||441||98||224||163.3||33.1||551.0||+110.0|
|185||Ian Kennedy (KC - SP)||460||102||225||170.5||33.9||487.0||+27.0|
|186||Jason Hammel (SP) FA||459||100||227||170.1||32.6||549.0||+90.0|
|187||Tommy Kahnle (NYY - RP) MiLB||451||100||238||172.2||37.6||342.0||-109.0||
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)||537||115||270||174.7||42.5||520.0||-17.0|
|189||Adam Wainwright (STL - SP)||457||101||221||164.6||31.2||387.0||-70.0|
|190||Yoshihisa Hirano (ARI - RP)||497||122||252||173.5||47.3||394.0||-103.0|
|191||Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP)||490||111||212||163.0||27.0||489.0||-1.0||
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)||452||105||236||181.7||42.9||479.0||+27.0|
|193||Chance Adams (NYY - SP) MiLB||71||215||143.0||72.0||516.0|
|194||Matt Bush (TEX - RP)||456||102||205||162.8||28.9||525.0||+69.0|
|195||Trevor Williams (PIT - SP,RP)||417||78||362||196.8||65.5||458.0||+41.0|
|196||Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP)||433||79||272||192.3||45.2||396.0||-37.0|
|197||Jaime Garcia (SP) FA||488||115||294||186.5||50.5||334.0||-154.0|
|198||Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP)||533||113||211||167.2||29.3||462.0||-71.0|
|199||Hunter Strickland (SF - RP)||482||114||336||205.0||63.7||668.0||+186.0|
|200||Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP)||469||103||350||195.9||61.7||471.0||+2.0|
|201||Nathan Karns (SP) FA||505||127||242||175.8||35.5||494.0||-11.0|
|202||Jake Diekman (RP) FA||445||91||271||207.5||69.5||632.0||+187.0|
|203||Matt Moore (DET - SP,RP)||444||95||332||184.1||58.3||460.0||+16.0|
|204||Juan Nicasio (PHI - RP)||478||111||227||171.8||29.8||500.0||+22.0|
|205||Steve Cishek (CHC - RP)||483||115||255||184.2||39.1||558.0||+75.0|
|206||J.C. Ramirez (LAA - SP)||534||130||300||182.4||49.8|
|207||Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP)||510||127||321||175.4||51.9||477.0||-33.0||
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)||463||99||198||168.8||26.5||391.0||-72.0|
|209||Brett Cecil (STL - RP)||462||123||321||196.1||59.7||795.0||+333.0|
|210||Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP)||526||131||226||172.8||29.9||482.0||-44.0|
|211||Doug Fister (TEX - SP) FA||513||103||305||213.1||69.1||608.0||+95.0|
|212||Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP)||504||128||222||172.5||28.9||378.0||-126.0|
|213||Tommy Hunter (PHI - RP)||461||104||253||187.2||41.3||628.0||+167.0|
|214||Jeremy Hellickson (SP) FA||467||105||370||220.3||81.1||537.0||+70.0|
|215||Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) MiLB||474||108||303||191.0||63.6||799.0||+325.0|
|216||Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP)||454||108||252||187.3||46.1||728.0||+274.0|
|217||Walker Buehler (LAD - SP,RP)||518||123||263||180.3||35.2||413.0||-105.0|
|218||Danny Barnes (TOR - RP)||536||114||222||171.0||42.8|
|219||Jose Leclerc (TEX - RP)||476||111||338||245.3||76.3||829.0||+353.0|
|220||Scott Alexander (LAD - RP)||465||111||274||212.0||64.5||743.0||+278.0|
|221||Kirby Yates (SD - RP)||487||116||271||187.7||41.9||475.0||-12.0|
|222||Tyson Ross (DET - SP)||493||114||465||229.8||114.4||384.0||-109.0|
|223||Hector Rondon (HOU - RP)||481||114||298||201.7||54.6||636.0||+155.0|
|224||Andrew Triggs (OAK - SP)||545||122||264||196.7||46.0||412.0||-133.0|
|225||Jharel Cotton (OAK - SP)||520||123||211||165.0||32.0|
|226||Jacob Barnes (MIL - RP)||485||132||323||214.8||67.7||609.0||+124.0|
|227||Joe Jimenez (DET - RP)||515||119||274||207.8||67.7||442.0||-73.0|
|228||Jim Johnson (RP) FA||519||128||353||215.6||74.2||647.0||+128.0|
|229||Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP,RP) DL10||562||135||404||203.7||85.6||490.0||-72.0||
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)||507||122||289||194.9||44.3||554.0||+47.0|
|231||Bud Norris (SP,RP) FA||514||126||265||195.7||46.2||467.0||-47.0|
|232||Kendall Graveman (OAK - SP)||552||140||290||188.8||41.1||495.0||-57.0|
|233||Koda Glover (WSH - RP)||517||126||379||273.4||84.8||672.0||+155.0|
|234||Robert Gsellman (NYM - SP,RP)||531||127||426||239.3||94.3||654.0||+123.0|
|235||Nick Goody (CLE - RP)||512||128||296||214.3||55.2||641.0||+129.0|
|236||Nick Vincent (SEA - RP) FA||475||128||293||202.6||50.0||744.0||+269.0|
|237||Mike Fiers (OAK - SP)||563||128||282||190.4||41.6||595.0||+32.0|
|238||Pedro Baez (LAD - RP)||477||129||271||198.0||46.0||688.0||+211.0|
|239||Ryan Dull (OAK - RP)||539||129||261||192.3||54.0||716.0||+177.0|
|240||Andrew Cashner (BAL - SP)||567||129||241||198.3||34.1||472.0||-95.0|
|241||Michael Feliz (PIT - RP)||541||130||354||235.5||94.8||777.0||+236.0|
|242||Alex Wilson (DET - RP)||524||130||349||266.0||82.0||835.0||+311.0|
|243||Brandon Kintzler (CHC - RP) MiLB||530||130||266||204.1||44.5||305.0||-225.0|
|244||Brent Honeywell (TB - SP)||132||257||199.3||45.9|
|245||Jordan Hicks (STL - SP,RP)||546||133||213||173.0||40.0||616.0||+70.0|
|246||Brandon Maurer (RP) FA||559||139||405||219.4||84.8||649.0||+90.0|
|247||Chad Bettis (COL - SP,RP) MiLB||583||134||293||208.3||65.3||702.0||+119.0|
|248||Kyle Freeland (COL - SP,RP)||588||136||334||242.8||69.3||602.0||+14.0|
|249||Miguel Gonzalez (SP) FA||547||137||233||186.0||35.4||788.0||+241.0|
|250||John Lackey (SP) FA||558||137||207||181.9||22.1||456.0||-102.0||
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 (RP) FA||706||138||283||237.5||50.5||833.0||+127.0|
|252||Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP)||594||138||201||180.8||20.4||803.0||+209.0|
|253||Carson Smith (BOS - RP) DL60||543||139||266||193.2||44.8||584.0||+41.0|
|254||Paul Sewald (NYM - RP)||496||139||254||192.0||47.4|
|255||Tyler Clippard (RP) FA||139||210||174.5||35.5|
|256||Bryan Shaw (COL - RP) MiLB||516||140||340||205.3||65.2||627.0||+111.0|
|257||Ryan Buchter (OAK - RP)||499||141||335||225.8||65.6||762.0||+263.0|
|258||Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP)||553||141||244||193.3||33.1||488.0||-65.0|
|259||Liam Hendriks (OAK - RP)||503||143||324||208.1||53.6||789.0||+286.0|
|260||James Shields (SP) FA||613||144||334||216.5||71.3||555.0||-58.0|
|261||Michael Lorenzen (CIN - RP)||571||144||303||224.3||57.3||528.0||-43.0|
|262||Francisco Rodriguez (RP) FA||580||144||278||197.3||58.0|
|263||Jose Urena (MIA - SP,RP)||577||146||308||196.8||54.0||415.0||-162.0|
|264||Justin Wilson (RP) FA||522||145||308||225.0||55.3||615.0||+93.0|
|265||Randall Delgado (SP,RP) FA||145||285||215.0||70.0|
|266||John Brebbia (STL - RP)||544||145||243||201.8||36.4||756.0||+212.0|
|267||Austin Pruitt (TB - SP,RP)||525||146||324||235.0||89.0||796.0||+271.0|
|268||Daniel Norris (DET - SP)||595||147||313||196.4||51.2||452.0||-143.0|
|269||Dillon Peters (LAA - SP)||578||147||304||225.6||55.5||619.0||+41.0|
|270||Chris Hatcher (OAK - RP) MiLB||598||148||330||281.5||77.2|
|271||Ryan Tepera (TOR - RP)||572||148||318||197.0||52.0||657.0||+85.0|
|272||Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP)||591||149||316||217.0||55.1||792.0||+201.0|
|273||Adam Warren (RP) FA||628||150||306||223.1||55.1||761.0||+133.0|
|274||Matt Barnes (BOS - RP)||605||150||292||209.6||57.2||709.0||+104.0|
|275||Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB||150||249||199.5||49.5||573.0|
|276||Matt Albers (MIL - RP)||573||150||247||200.2||35.3|
|277||Ben Lively (KC - SP) MiLB||626||151||338||215.7||62.1||601.0||-25.0|
|278||Phil Maton (SD - RP)||532||151||316||261.0||55.7||811.0||+279.0|
|279||Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP)||551||151||272||200.8||43.5||563.0||+12.0|
|280||Homer Bailey (CIN - SP)||586||152||456||246.3||98.2||577.0||-9.0|
|281||Ariel Miranda (SP) FA||622||152||454||259.7||99.8||535.0||-87.0|
|282||Joshua Fields (LAD - RP)||612||152||333||227.8||63.6||758.0||+146.0|
|283||Joe Smith (HOU - RP)||555||152||329||220.7||58.8||669.0||+114.0|
|284||James Hoyt (CLE - RP)||560||153||295||231.7||59.0|
|285||Matthew Strahm (SD - SP,RP)||619||154||254||210.8||35.8||597.0||-22.0||
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)||564||155||300||212.0||52.8||529.0||-35.0|
|287||Chris O'Grady (SP,RP) FA||158||430||294.0||136.0||561.0|
|288||Julio Urias (LAD - SP)||625||158||378||241.2||78.8||369.0||-256.0|
|289||Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP)||634||158||304||217.8||55.8|
|290||Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP)||615||159||336||218.1||54.2||533.0||-82.0|
|291||George Kontos (NYY - RP) MiLB||666||161||286||218.2||43.4|
|292||Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP)||590||162||340||251.0||89.0||631.0||+41.0|
|293||Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP)||696||162||330||234.2||54.0||439.0||-257.0|
|294||Carter Capps (SD - RP) MiLB||638||163||303||232.3||50.4||664.0||+26.0|
|295||Anthony Banda (TB - SP,RP)||645||163||292||233.8||44.3||826.0||+181.0|
|296||Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) MiLB||640||164||441||272.2||105.1||663.0||+23.0|
|297||Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP)||643||164||333||238.5||55.6||382.0||-261.0|
|298||Trevor Cahill (SP,RP) FA||648||164||279||224.7||47.2||629.0||-19.0|
|299||Jerry Blevins (RP) FA||679||164||277||218.5||40.4||720.0||+41.0|
|300||Adam Conley (MIA - SP,RP)||632||165||432||274.6||105.6||752.0||+120.0|
|301||Gregory Infante (RP) FA||167||320||245.7||62.5|
|302||Buck Farmer (DET - SP,RP)||683||168||444||268.7||124.4|
|303||Joe Kelly (RP) FA||584||169||315||232.5||61.7||724.0||+140.0|
|304||Neftali Feliz (RP) FA||169||311||240.0||71.0|
|305||Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP)||608||170||392||306.7||97.6||476.0||-132.0|
|306||Tyler Duffey (MIN - RP) MiLB||568||172||364||268.0||96.0|
|307||Jake McGee (COL - RP)||639||172||263||215.0||31.7||591.0||-48.0|
|308||Tom Koehler (SP,RP) FA||654||173||455||314.0||141.0|
|309||David Hernandez (CIN - RP)||660||173||347||271.9||59.1|
|310||Mark Leiter Jr. (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB||653||173||256||215.6||27.3||645.0||-8.0|
|311||Craig Stammen (SD - RP)||569||173||250||205.2||25.6|
|312||Zach McAllister (RP) FA||662||174||283||223.2||42.9|
|313||Parker Bridwell (NYY - SP)||624||175||460||248.4||89.6||385.0||-239.0|
|314||Wade Miley (SP) FA||575||175||349||242.0||65.2||749.0||+174.0|
|315||Jose De Leon (TB - SP,RP)||652||175||221||200.3||19.1|
|316||A.J. Cole (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB||677||176||346||247.5||53.2||407.0||-270.0|
|317||Dan Otero (CLE - RP)||176||298||242.0||50.3||562.0|
|318||Shawn Kelley (RP) FA||657||178||390||249.3||99.5|
|319||David Phelps (RP) FA||676||179||357||246.8||64.3|
|320||Adam Morgan (PHI - RP)||587||179||355||274.3||72.6|
|321||Chris Rusin (COL - RP)||667||179||310||229.4||45.3||763.0||+96.0|
|322||Erick Fedde (WSH - SP)||678||181||393||254.8||78.4||642.0||-36.0|
|323||Brock Stewart (LAD - SP,RP)||592||181||292||241.2||40.7||626.0||+34.0|
|324||Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP)||181||230||213.3||22.9||690.0|
|325||Caleb Smith (MIA - SP,RP)||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) MiLB||644||183||231||209.7||20.0|
|328||Jesse Hahn (KC - SP)||617||184||386||245.0||82.2|
|329||Brian Flynn (KC - RP)||597||184||383||283.5||99.5|
|330||Francisco Liriano (SP,RP) FA||669||184||273||243.3||42.0||711.0||+42.0|
|331||Cory Gearrin (OAK - RP)||684||185||289||244.0||38.2|
|332||Keynan Middleton (LAA - RP)||649||185||281||243.3||29.8||674.0||+25.0|
|333||Taylor Rogers (MIN - RP)||650||186||356||266.5||60.4||594.0||-56.0|
|334||Burch Smith (KC - SP,RP) DFA||187||354||270.5||83.5||746.0|
|335||Chih-Wei Hu (CLE - RP)||694||189||254||221.5||32.5|
|336||Edubray Ramos (PHI - RP)||190||309||262.6||45.8||806.0|
|337||Hisashi Iwakuma (SP) FA||548||190||257||223.5||33.5||538.0||-10.0|
|338||Jeremy Jeffress (MIL - RP)||697||191||344||278.7||64.4|
|339||Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP,RP)||661||192||297||227.3||34.4||451.0||-210.0|
|340||Bryan Mitchell (SD - SP,RP)||655||193||450||267.0||87.5||576.0||-79.0|
|341||Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP)||718||193||361||284.3||67.6||656.0||-62.0|
|342||Sergio Romo (SP,RP) FA||659||193||294||235.2||37.7||637.0||-22.0|
|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)||725||195||466||298.0||90.2||704.0||-21.0|
|346||Jose Alvarado (TB - RP)||195||332||279.3||60.2||821.0|
|347||Matthew Bowman (CIN - RP)||710||196||271||233.7||30.6|
|348||Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP)||728||197||406||301.5||104.5|
|349||Kyle Crick (PIT - RP)||712||197||341||269.0||72.0|
|350||Shelby Miller (SP) FA||702||198||352||268.3||54.9||742.0||+40.0|
|351||Kenneth Roberts (P) FA||204||351||277.5||73.5|
|352||Kevin Shackelford (RP) FA||633||204||329||266.5||62.5|
|353||Wilmer Font (TB - SP,RP)||206||291||248.5||42.5||834.0|
|354||Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) MiLB||636||207||275||240.0||27.8||808.0||+172.0|
|355||Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP)||208||359||283.5||75.5||810.0|
|356||Jimmie Sherfy (ARI - RP)||637||208||319||245.0||52.3||658.0||+21.0|
|357||Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB||211||353||286.7||58.3|
|358||Daniel Hudson (LAD - RP) FA||695||211||331||267.8||45.6||814.0||+119.0|
|359||Ryan Pressly (HOU - RP)||691||211||319||269.7||44.6|
|360||Enny Romero (KC - RP) FA||642||211||312||261.5||50.5|
|361||Chris Tillman (SP,RP) FA||732||214||365||299.8||55.8||313.0||-419.0|
|362||Ian Krol (RP) FA||686||215||253||234.0||19.0|
|363||Dennys Reyes (RP)||217||323||270.0||53.0|
|364||Sal Romano (CIN - SP,RP)||688||217||307||272.7||39.7||610.0||-78.0|
|365||Martin Perez (SP) FA||735||219||297||258.0||31.8||682.0||-53.0|
|366||Luis Perdomo (SD - SP)||656||220||276||242.3||24.2||536.0||-120.0|
|367||Anibal Sanchez (SP,RP) FA||225||417||290.7||89.4|
|368||Gabriel Ynoa (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB||739||225||364||288.6||52.5|
|369||Tony Cingrani (LAD - RP)||663||226||366||306.0||58.9|
|370||Joe Biagini (TOR - SP,RP)||709||228||356||270.2||42.3||581.0||-128.0|
|371||Sam Freeman (ATL - RP)||703||230||428||304.3||88.0|
|372||A.J. Schugel (PIT - RP) MiLB||231||280||248.7||22.2|
|373||Justin Grimm (SEA - RP) MiLB||675||234||314||274.0||40.0|
|374||Scott Kazmir (SP) FA||235||287||261.0||26.0||825.0|
|375||Bartolo Colon (SP) FA||236||411||323.5||87.5||633.0|
|376||Yovani Gallardo (SP,RP) FA||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 (SP,RP) FA||237||245||241.0||4.0|
|380||Trevor Oaks (KC - SP)||714||237||243||240.0||3.0|
|381||Jared Hughes (CIN - RP)||723||238||345||275.7||49.1||600.0||-123.0|
|382||Brandon Workman (BOS - RP) MiLB||682||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 (RP) FA||240||403||315.7||67.1|
|387||Jacob Thompson (P)||734||242||395||318.5||76.5|
|388||Brian Duensing (CHC - RP) MiLB||685||242||294||264.3||21.9|
|389||Hansel Robles (LAA - RP)||720||243||316||284.5||27.5||660.0||-60.0|
|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)||724||245||399||304.7||67.5||776.0||+52.0|
|393||Aaron Slegers (MIN - SP)||736||245||389||317.0||72.0||692.0||-44.0|
|394||Chasen Shreve (STL - RP)||692||245||297||271.0||26.0|
|395||Chaz Roe (TB - RP)||698||250||301||278.3||21.2|
|396||Rafael Montero (NYM - SP,RP) FA||738||253||469||361.3||88.2|
|397||Austin Brice (LAA - RP)||701||253||376||314.5||61.5|
|398||Dan Jennings (RP) FA||705||253||290||266.0||14.5||801.0||+96.0|
|399||Sam Tuivailala (SEA - RP)||255||289||272.0||17.0||813.0|
|400||Joshua Smoker (DET - RP)||707||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)||742||261||377||322.8||49.4|
|403||James Pazos (PHI - RP)||711||262||423||342.3||65.7|
|404||Alex Meyer (LAA - SP,RP) DFA||741||264||327||292.8||22.5|
|405||Joaquin Benoit (RP) FA||264||326||295.0||31.0|
|406||Wandy Peralta (CIN - RP)||716||268||413||317.3||67.7|
|407||Ryne Stanek (TB - SP,RP)||719||269||422||345.5||76.5|
|408||Jarlin Garcia (MIA - SP,RP)||270||346||308.0||38.0|
|409||Josh Ravin (ATL - RP) DFA||722||272||397||334.5||62.5|
|410||Wily Peralta (KC - SP,RP)||274||461||367.5||93.5|
|411||Jordan Lyles (SP,RP) FA||275||468||371.5||96.5|
|412||Peter Moylan (RP) FA||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 (RP) FA||281||360||320.5||39.5||787.0|
|416||Aaron Loup (RP) FA||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 (RP) FA||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 (RP) FA||323||361||342.0||19.0|
|428||Derek Holland (SP) FA||324||457||390.5||66.5|
|429||Nick Wittgren (MIA - RP)||325||347||336.0||11.0|
|430||Oliver Drake (TOR - 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 (RP) FA||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|
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