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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (64 of 67 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 6 1 3 1.1 0.3 4.0 -2.0
Looking for 18 wins, 220 innings and nearly 300 strikeouts? You can virtually lock it in with Scherzer. Not only that, be he has a 0.975 WHIP over the past six seasons. That is downright unfair. Don't hesitate to grab him late in the 1st round this year.
2 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 10 1 6 2.6 0.8 11.0 +1.0
There are a handful of starting pitchers that stand out above the rest, but Sale and Scherzer may belong in a tier of their own at this point. Sale posted an unfathomable 0.861 WHIP last season and 13.5 K/9. As long as he returns to health, we could be looking at a 340 Ks
3 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 11 1 7 2.6 0.8 10.0 -1.0
deGrom was magical in 2018 and while there is a chance that continues into this season, we have to remember that the two prior seasons, he carried a 3.32 ERA with just 382 Ks and 22 wins. While that makes for a useful pitcher, the risk of him returning to that leaves him below Sale and Scherzer's tier
4 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 21 2 10 4.6 1.2 21.0
Verlander may be turning 36 years old soon, but his velocity is still as impressive as ever and he 2018 was actually his best K% (34.8%, second best 28.1%) of his career while his BB% (4.4%) was his lowest. Don't avoid him because of his age. He is rocking better than ever before
5 Gerrit Cole (NYY - SP) 25 4 10 5.8 1.4 27.0 +2.0
You can look at Cole's 3.50 second half ERA and assume he got worse over the season, but all the underlying numbers suggest he was actually better. Don't shy away from him because of a false fear of his risk. Rather, expect another 250+ strikeouts with plenty of wins and excellent ratios
6 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) 27 3 17 6.4 1.8 24.0 -3.0
Each of the past five years, Kluber has given fantasy owners 200 innings while compiling 1,228 strikeouts. In four of those five seasons, he has provided 18 or more wins. If you draft him in the second round, you can be certain to get a true ace
7 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 30 3 13 7.0 1.8 25.0 -5.0
Nola took another major leap forward last year, and while he may never be a 300 or even 250 strikeout guy like the handful of pitchers being drafted above him, 220+ with a sub 1.00 WHIP and 2.50 ERA will certainly warrant a third round pick
8 Blake Snell (TB - SP) 32 3 16 8.6 1.9 28.0 -4.0
Snell may have posted the single greatest second half of any pitcher in the last 50 years with a 1.17 ERA, .155 BAA and 12.7 K/9. There is a chance he finishes as the #1 fantasy pitcher this season, but both Scherzer and Sale are safer bets because of their sustained reliability
9 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) 34 5 15 9.3 1.4 36.0 +2.0
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
10 Trevor Bauer (CIN - SP) 35 1 20 9.4 2.4 31.0 -4.0
Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
11 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) 40 2 19 10.7 2.6 35.0 -5.0
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
12 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP) 45 4 31 12.7 2.5 40.0 -5.0
After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly
13 James Paxton (NYY - SP) 54 11 25 15.3 2.7 49.0 -5.0
Paxton has posted back-to-back seasons with an excellent strikeout rate and WHIP, but his ERA grew by nearly a run last year thanks to a spike in his home run rate. Under normal circumstances that could be chalked up to an outlier season, but Paxton is moving to a much more homer-friendly home park this season so it is possible the long ball issue could linger. Last season's 160 1/3 innings also represented a career-high for Paxton, who is not exactly known for his durability. Expect him to be quite good when he's on the mound, but don't expect more than about 150 innings and an ERA in the mid-3.00s.
14 Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP) 60 9 32 15.9 3.2 47.0 -13.0
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
15 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 59 11 23 16.1 2.7 59.0
There is a lot of appeal in drafting an upside pitcher like Strasburg, but keep in mind that he averages just 145 innings over the last four years. Even with an excellent strikeout rate, that comes to just 174 Ks per season. The ratios will likely be golden again, but know that there is plenty of risk in spending a 5th or 6th round pick on him this year
16 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 64 11 44 17.6 3.7 60.0 -4.0
Flaherty was absurdly good last season as a rookie and seemed to improve as the year went on, striking out 95 in 76 second half innings. With that said, his walk rate climbed to a dangerous 3.52 per nine innings by seasons end. He has the upside to strike out 240 batters, but there is some risk here as well
17 Zack Greinke (HOU - SP) 66 11 27 18.2 3.5 56.0 -10.0
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
18 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) 67 11 26 18.8 3.6 66.0 -1.0
If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
19 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP) 73 11 52 19.4 4.6 58.0 -15.0
After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
20 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 77 8 38 21.1 5.9 54.0 -23.0
For the first time in a decade, there is quite a bit of risk with drafting Kershaw. He hasn't pitched 180 innings since 2015 and saw his strikeout rate plummet from 10.4 to 8.6 per nine innings. You can bank on top-notch ratios, but because of the innings a low strikeout totals and a potential shoulder injury, Kershaw has fallen into the third-tier of fantasy pitchers this year.
21 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 76 6 33 21.3 4.3 73.0 -3.0
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
22 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) 84 7 46 22.0 6.5 68.0 -16.0
A Cy Young Award contender though June, Severino imploded with a 5.20 ERA over the final three months. That inconsistency is perilous for a staff headliner, but he still finished 2018 with a 3.39 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 220 strikeouts. Despite his start-by-start inconsistency, he has delivered on a macro level in consecutive seasons. However, he will miss at least all of April with a shoulder injury, Previously a viable top-10 candidate, he's now too risky to draft as a top-25 starter.
23 Zack Wheeler (PHI - SP) 92 13 64 23.6 6.6 85.0 -7.0
Wheeler has had struggles staying on the field but even if we can get 120 innings of the way he pitched to close the season, he would prove well worth a mid-round pick's investment. He may be the breakout ace that no one in the industry seems to be talking about this year.
24 David Price (BOS - SP) 101 18 49 25.9 4.6 84.0 -17.0
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
25 German Marquez (COL - SP) 102 11 68 26.4 9.4 82.0 -20.0
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
26 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 106 14 64 27.7 5.6 98.0 -8.0
Mikolas had an incredible season in his first year back from pitching in Japan, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while winning 18 games for the Cardinals. His weak strikeout rate is a bit of a detriment in roto leagues with low innings caps, but it isn't too big a deal in points leagues. That said, he's due for a bit of a correction in his BABIP and HRs allowed, which should cause his ERA to rise at least into the mid-3.00s. He can still be a useful fantasy pitcher in most formats, but could be overvalued.
27 Charlie Morton (TB - SP) 109 17 61 28.9 6.3 114.0 +5.0
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
28 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 113 19 42 29.3 4.0 120.0 +7.0
Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
29 Madison Bumgarner (SP) FA 117 17 49 30.5 5.5 96.0 -21.0
Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
30 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 118 23 82 31.8 6.5 116.0 -2.0
Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
31 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 120 20 56 32.1 6.3 128.0 +8.0
Castillo quickly became a darling of the analytics community last season but failed to meet the expectations of those who reached for him in fantasy. He is still plenty young and talented, however, so don't give up on him less the breakout comes a year later than everyone planned for.
32 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 125 14 73 33.5 7.4 126.0 +1.0
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
33 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 123 13 63 33.6 8.1 124.0 +1.0
Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
34 Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) 128 8 67 34.9 7.9 143.0 +15.0
Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
35 Shane Bieber (CLE - SP) 133 20 148 37.5 11.3 149.0 +16.0
Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
36 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 140 24 84 40.0 8.2 131.0 -9.0
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
37 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) 141 25 156 40.4 11.5 151.0 +10.0
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
38 Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) 138 21 87 40.5 9.5 150.0 +12.0
An intriguing option when healthy, Rodriguez took another step forward with a 3.82 ERA, 3.65 FIP, and 10.13 K/9 in 2018. Good luck getting a full season out of the lefty. Knee and ankle injuries contained him to 129.2 frames, so he has yet to make 25 starts for more than 137.1 frames in a single season. He flaunted a high ceiling by mixing in fewer four-seamers in favor of a cutter, and he has reportedly spent the offseason working on his slider with help from Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez. Drafters must prepare to make up the lost innings elsewhere, but he's nevertheless the type of high-strikeout hurler worth targeting after locking down sturdier rotation anchors.
39 Rich Hill (SP) FA 142 16 67 40.6 9.4 174.0 +32.0
It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
40 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 149 15 87 42.3 10.5 112.0 -37.0
A relative afterthought in many 2018 drafts, Foltynewicz fastened a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 183 frames. Deploying fewer sinkers and more sliders helped unlock his upside, but beware paying full freight for an encore. A substandard 3.34 BB/9 could cause more trouble if a .253 BABIP rises near his .303 career norm. This was a case of not paying for the career year before elbow soreness threatened his wipe out multiple April starts.
41 Cole Hamels (ATL - SP) 147 27 74 42.6 8.7 146.0 -1.0
Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
42 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 152 26 74 46.8 8.3 175.0 +23.0
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
43 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) 165 29 104 47.8 10.1 159.0 -6.0
Always one of baseball's hardest-throwing starters, Eovaldi finally parlayed his high-90s heater to a career-high 22.2 K% supported by a 10.7% swinging-strike rate. He also lowered his walk rate to a career-low 4.4%, leading to a 1.13 WHIP, 3.60 FIP, and 3.23 Deserved Run Average (DRA, per Baseball Prospectus). After re-signing with the Red Sox, he'd be one of the spring's top breakout picks if not for glaring durability and inconsistency concerns. Last year, he went from yielding one run in three combined starts to 21 in his next four. Eovaldi might give investors some headaches on the way to strong SP4 numbers in 150 innings.
44 Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) 160 23 102 48.9 9.4 165.0 +5.0
 
45 Rick Porcello (SP) FA 161 29 99 49.4 11.6 148.0 -13.0
 
46 Yusei Kikuchi (SEA - SP) 168 25 120 50.9 10.0 163.0 -5.0
Signed by Seattle this winter, Kikuchi heads to the U.S. with a career 2.77 ERA in eight seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. The Japanese signee is expected to make his MLB debut in the Tokyo Dome, giving some last-minute drafters a sneak peek that could vastly sway his cost. Since Kikuchi is accustomed to working in a six-man rotation, Seattle plans to limit him to around five innings per start, which jeopardizes his win potential but could help fortify his ratios. He's a bit of an unknown without a sky-high ceiling, but the 27-year-old southpaw could make a solid mid-rotation piece if competitors get scared off by his uncertainty.
47 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) 177 14 139 51.3 20.1 162.0 -15.0
A former elite prospect, Glasnow couldn't quite get his act together in Pittsburgh, but things started looking up when he was moved to the Rays. He struggled mightily with the long ball during his brief stint in Tampa, but the much more important thing is that he nearly cut his walk rate in half. Glasnow can miss bats with the best of them, so if he can stop giving away so many free passes we could suddenly be looking at a pitcher who can provide solid ratios to go along with the elite strikeout numbers. He's an exciting breakout candidate.
48 Hyun-Jin Ryu (SP) FA 176 32 107 52.2 10.6 181.0 +5.0
Ryu was terrific when healthy last season, posting a 1.97 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 9.73 K/9 across 15 starts. You can never expect more than around 100 innings from Ryu, but they'll be good innings -- think a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 9+ K/9.
49 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 199 31 147 54.6 15.0 192.0 -7.0
Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
50 Jon Gray (COL - SP) 183 18 82 54.6 11.1 190.0 +7.0
Drafters would be forgiven for giving up on Gray, who continually fails to transfer his FIP (3.68) to a strong ERA (4.65). Coors can't take the full blame; he posted a 5.34 ERA on the road last season. Demoted during the season, he threw out a triumphant July return (1.66) by yielding 35 runs in his final 58.2 frames. With a four-seamer rocked to a career .326/.401/.512 slash line, Gray might never escape this purgatory, at least not with the Rockies. Then again, at least he's cheap now. Given the elite strikeout stuff, he might be worth a dart throw in shallower leagues. Investors, however, must be willing to pull the cord if his Jekyll and Hyde profile persists.
51 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP) 180 26 107 55.1 13.4 196.0 +16.0
 
52 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 173 28 82 55.9 9.8 191.0 +18.0
 
53 Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP) 192 33 102 57.0 13.9 208.0 +16.0
Despite his career 21.0% strikeout rate, Musgrove offers upside potential as a late-round flier. An 11.5% swinging-strike rate suggests he could fan more batters, especially if he maintains last summer's uptick in slider usage. He also wields excellent control, as shown by issuing just seven walks in 10 second-half starts. His .281 xwOBA matched that of Patrick Corbin, narrowly besting James Paxton and Pirates teammate Jameson Taillon. He has the makings of a sneaky SP3 who will only cost a bench pick.
54 Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP) 201 33 100 57.3 13.8 189.0 -12.0
Following a rocky return from Tommy John surgery, Heaney made major strides by submitting 180 strikeouts in as many innings last season. Since he also issued just 45 walks, a 3.74 SIERA hints at improvement from last season's 4.15 ERA. The spotty health history and mediocre sinker present concerns, but he flashed ace upside with five double-digit strikeout gems. Don't sleep on Heaney as a borderline top-40 starter with breakout appeal. Early elbow discomfort, however, will push back his 2019 debut.
55 Collin McHugh (RP,SP) FA 208 25 95 57.9 15.7 210.0 +2.0
McHugh was terrific in relief for the Astros last season and is now slated for a return to the starting rotation. This is a pitcher capable of helping in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts, and the win potential is certainly there as well. He's a nice sleeper.
56 Tyler Skaggs (SP) RET 194 33 106 59.6 11.0 217.0 +23.0
Skaggs sported a 2.66 ERA prior to getting dismantled for 10 runs on July 31. After going on the shelf with an adductor strain, he allowed seven runs in his return before landing right back on the DL. Those calamities, and a couple of other rough outings to end the season, torpedoed his final ERA to 4.02. Yet he also recorded a 3.64 FIP, 24.2 K% 11.0% swinging-strike rate through 24 starts. The messy finish concealed his first-half breakout, which is hardly reflected in his cost outside the top-50 starters.
57 Jon Lester (CHC - SP) 198 30 96 60.0 13.1 161.0 -37.0
Jon Lester had 18 wins with a 3.32 ERA in 2018, so everyone seems to just assume he is still an ace. That couldn't be further from the truth, however. His skill-indicative ERA was 47th out of 57 qualified pitchers and he was a disaster in the second half. Like his former teammate, Jake Arrieta, things can fall apart quickly even for those who were once at the top of the game. He shouldn't be touched until at least the 13th round in a standard sized redraft league this year.
58 Kyle Freeland (COL - SP) 207 30 106 60.6 15.6 158.0 -49.0
 
59 Alex Wood (SP) FA 212 35 100 62.0 11.9 230.0 +18.0
Wood will open 2019 on the IL with a back injury, but don't forget about him. Even before getting hurt, he was overlooked in drafts despite carrying a career 3.29 ERA and 3.36 FIP and gaining job security with a move from the Dodgers to the Reds. The park change and diminished velocity have caused valid concerns, but the 28-year-old righty should remain a solid No. 4 or 5 starter when healthy.
60 Chris Paddack (SD - SP) 191 29 91 54.6 13.8 227.0 +36.0
One of this spring's trendiest risers, Paddack has turned heads with 20 strikeouts and two walks in 12.2 frames. This type of dominance is nothing new for the 6'4" righty, who registered an absurd 120 strikeouts to eight walks in 90 innings between Single-A and Double-A last season. After signing Manny Machado, the Padres may call up their prized prospect early in the season to prove they mean business. Yet Paddack assumed a limited workload last season after undergoing Tommy John in 2016, so he still may not toss more than 145 major league innings despite making the Opening Day roster. That's a problem to worry about later; the rookie needs to be owned in all leagues.
61 Dallas Keuchel (SP) FA 216 34 121 61.9 19.5 183.0 -33.0
Keuchel will open 2019 without a team. Even if he signs, don't get too excited. Remember how a prolonged free agency worked out for Alex Cobb, Lance Lynn, and Greg Holland last year? After posting a 3.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with an underwhelming 153 strikeouts in 204.2 innings, the 31-year-old lefty isn't particularly alluring in shallow mixed leagues anyway. Drafters shouldn't feel too guilty about dropping him in a 10- or 12-team mixed league with limited bench slots.
62 Kevin Gausman (SF - SP) 228 43 99 68.1 13.5 209.0 -19.0
Gausman will begin 2019 on the IL with a minor shoulder injury, but he could return as soon as April 5. He's still a sneaky post-hype sleeper whose strikeout rate dipped to 19.1% despite a career-high 11.3% swinging-strike rate. Once freed from Baltimore, he boasted a 2.87 ERA in 10 starts with the Braves.
63 Zack Godley (SP) FA 221 39 110 68.5 14.1 246.0 +25.0
 
64 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 222 43 107 68.5 12.0 258.0 +36.0
 
65 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP) 235 31 123 71.6 16.0 213.0 -22.0
 
66 Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP) 240 29 113 71.6 14.5 229.0 -11.0
 
67 Kyle Gibson (TEX - SP) 260 44 105 74.7 13.4 293.0 +33.0
 
68 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP,RP) 239 26 166 73.0 23.5 194.0 -45.0
Although prone to waning command on a start-to-start basis, Martinez had offered year-to-year consistency for three durable seasons before a shoulder injury limited him to 119.2 innings last season. He allowed three runs in 18.1 innings as a reliever down the stretch, which reportedly had the Cardinals considering a bullpen role even before shutting him down with a shoulder setback. The 27-year-old righty, who owns a career 3.37 ERA and 8.82 K/9, may no longer be available to open 2019 in the rotation. Daring drafters could snag him at an even cheaper price, but the health and usage risks alongside last year's 11.5% walk rate make him far from a lock to rebound.
69 Alex Reyes (STL - SP) 252 36 125 75.3 16.3 261.0 +9.0
Reyes threw all of four innings in his return from Tommy John surgery before suffering a shoulder injury that knocked him out for the rest of the 2018 season. He enters 2019 as a total wildcard who isn't likely to be in the Opening Day rotation, but the talent is obvious. He could easily be a huge difference-maker for fantasy owners in the season's second half, if not earlier.
70 Sonny Gray (CIN - SP) 256 51 132 76.2 14.1 268.0 +12.0
 
71 Jimmy Nelson (SP) FA 253 32 148 74.6 17.8 371.0 +118.0
 
72 Josh James (HOU - SP) 262 52 112 77.5 14.0 222.0 -40.0
Josh James went from one of the best sleepers in fantasy baseball this year to a draft and stash when news surfaced that he has a strained quad and is now out of the rotation battle. Chances are that he will start in the minor leagues and be called up the moment a spot in the rotation becomes available. From the moment it happens, he should be a top 30 starter.
73 Matt Strahm (SD - SP,RP) 248 42 120 72.1 19.7 262.0 +14.0
Strahm is the ultimate sleeper, as he is a great bet to post killer numbers if he beats out the odds and makes the Padres rotation. He has been a stud in the bullpen when healthy but may end up there once again.
74 Luke Weaver (ARI - SP) 258 41 291 80.3 31.3 310.0 +52.0
 
75 Julio Urias (LAD - SP) 280 25 133 79.4 20.9 266.0 -14.0
 
76 Anibal Sanchez (WSH - SP) 289 45 155 85.1 20.8 294.0 +5.0
 
77 Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP) 288 47 117 81.4 15.3 279.0 -9.0
 
78 Freddy Peralta (MIL - SP) 304 42 151 85.2 18.7 301.0 -3.0
Despite finishing top 10 in both strikeouts per nine innings and batting average against, Peralta is somehow not a lock to make the Brewers' rotation. If he pitches well enough in spring training, we've got one of the favorite candidates to break out this season. He'll have to earn his shot first.
79 Michael Pineda (MIN - SP) 295 43 153 86.0 19.4 329.0 +34.0
 
80 Jhoulys Chacin (SP) FA 309 39 138 88.5 17.6 237.0 -72.0
 
81 Marcus Stroman (NYM - SP) 318 56 131 87.0 14.7 277.0 -41.0
 
82 Brad Peacock (HOU - RP,SP) 268 30 125 72.3 20.8 247.0 -21.0
Peacock has been very effective as both a starter and reliever for the Astros over the last two seasons and looks likely to open the season in Houston's rotation this year. While it's possible he's eventually pushed out by Josh James or Forrest Whitley, Peacock can be nearly as valuable as a reliever, particularly in innings-capped roto leagues. He's well worth drafting.
83 Mike Minor (TEX - SP) 320 37 154 92.3 19.8 320.0
 
84 Matthew Boyd (DET - SP) 303 40 152 89.0 22.9 299.0 -4.0
 
85 Michael Wacha (NYM - SP) 310 53 115 85.8 14.6 271.0 -39.0
 
86 Dylan Bundy (LAA - SP) 291 50 130 87.8 13.3 280.0 -11.0
 
87 Jakob Junis (KC - SP) 333 47 167 92.6 21.3 319.0 -14.0
 
88 Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP) 290 48 131 82.8 21.2 276.0 -14.0
 
89 Jesus Luzardo (OAK - SP) 308 53 150 88.9 21.2 259.0 -49.0
Initially a candidate for an early-season promotion, Luzardo was shut down for four-to-six weeks in late March because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The 21-year-old southpaw still has a bright future, and he could conceivably headline Oakland's weak rotation by the summer. This setback, however, lessens the appeal of drafting and stashing him in shallower re-draft formats.
90 Julio Teheran (SP) FA 328 35 133 92.4 15.1 238.0 -90.0
 
91 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP) 324 60 125 93.7 14.8 386.0 +62.0
 
92 Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP) 314 57 150 90.5 17.4 284.0 -30.0
 
93 Trevor Richards (TB - SP) 331 57 134 93.0 15.8 357.0 +26.0
Richards carried a 4.42 ERA with 4 wins last year and formerly played independent baseball after going undrafted. It helps, however, that he has the best changeup in baseball. Richards' changeup is Trevor Hoffman-esque. It carried a 41.2% whiff rate with a .214 xWOBA. It certainly helped his performance when he adjusted by throwing it 38% of the time instead of 23% of the time at the start of the season. In those closing months, hitters were so focused on his filthy change-up that his slider suddenly became even more deadly than the changeup. With two of the most useful pitches in baseball, Richards could breakout this year in Miami much like Jake Peavy did in in 2004 after a rough start to his career.
94 Trevor May (MIN - SP,RP) 234 45 150 75.6 18.1 240.0 +6.0
Plenty are suggesting that Blake Parker was brought in to be the closer for Minnesota, but
95 Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB 342 51 167 96.5 20.8 273.0 -69.0
The Astros replaced Keuchel with Wade Miley and Charlie Morton with rookie Josh James, but now that he is hurt, you'd better believe that as soon as Whitley is ready, the Astros will call him up. Assuming that is before the All-Star break, Whitley is an excellent draft and stash option if you have enough bench spots. He could have a Walker Buehler like impact from the get-go.
96 Jeff Samardzija (SF - SP) 340 53 194 98.9 21.6 453.0 +113.0
 
97 Dereck Rodriguez (SF - SP) 361 62 128 101.0 12.8 295.0 -66.0
 
98 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH) 211 25 123 61.5 21.4 171.0 -40.0
It is too bad that we don't get to see Ohtani pitch this season since he was so dominant, but his bat is very nearly on the same level. His full season pace last year had him at 34 homers, 16 steals, 95 RBIs, 92 runs and a .285 BA. That is a second round level season. Granted, he likely won't debut until May since he is recovering from an injury, but remember that he was only 23 last year and will finally get to focus on just hitting for the first time in his life.
99 Tanner Roark (TOR - SP) 370 37 135 103.4 15.9 346.0 -24.0
 
100 Zach Eflin (PHI - SP,RP) 369 56 182 100.5 21.5 304.0 -65.0
 
101 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - SP,RP) 250 39 127 75.2 18.3 256.0 +6.0
The majority of Dominguez' appeal was ruined when the Phillies signed David Robertson, who will almost certainly be their closer. With that said, Dominguez should be a three-category monster and well worth owning even without the saves.
102 Caleb Smith (MIA - SP) 336 50 153 99.6 19.9 395.0 +59.0
 
103 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP) 341 47 163 102.4 21.2 292.0 -49.0
 
104 Danny Duffy (KC - SP) 348 61 150 104.0 18.6 458.0 +110.0
 
105 Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP) 374 56 136 108.2 15.7 448.0 +74.0
 
106 Derek Holland (SP) FA 353 52 171 104.3 25.7 388.0 +35.0
 
107 Mike Soroka (ATL - SP) 354 59 204 105.5 23.2 416.0 +62.0
With five, yes FIVE, talented starting pitchers ready to make a rookie splash in Atlanta, projection models aren't too sure what to make of Soroka, but he is the most polished and we expect him to come out of Spring Training with a spot in the rotation. Soroka has premier command of his pitches, and while he isn't a big strikeout guy, we could be looking at a Kyle Hendricks like fantasy asset. That is someone you'll want to get your hands on if he emerges as the Braves #5 starter.
108 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 385 75 156 108.8 16.8 445.0 +60.0
 
109 Trevor Cahill (SP) FA 375 52 136 102.8 14.4 452.0 +77.0
 
110 Mike Fiers (OAK - SP) 382 74 173 108.5 17.3 338.0 -44.0
 
111 Touki Toussaint (ATL - SP) 384 53 154 110.3 19.8 333.0 -51.0
 
112 Aaron Sanchez (SP) FA 430 56 257 112.2 27.7 328.0 -102.0
 
113 Chase Anderson (TOR - SP) 398 54 156 108.7 20.6 383.0 -15.0
 
114 Tyler Anderson (SF - SP) 383 54 160 113.5 16.9 464.0 +81.0
 
115 Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) RST 368 57 241 105.2 31.3 363.0 -5.0
 
116 Lucas Giolito (SP) 424 51 367 126.0 39.2 455.0 +31.0
 
117 Drew Pomeranz (SD - SP) 455 68 317 120.7 34.5 414.0 -41.0
 
118 Pablo Lopez (MIA - SP,RP) 373 57 151 104.2 22.9 498.0 +125.0
 
119 Gio Gonzalez (SP) FA 480 75 183 121.6 23.4 403.0 -77.0
 
120 Brad Keller (KC - SP,RP) 411 73 181 112.9 18.4 361.0 -50.0
 
121 Brent Honeywell Jr. (TB - SP) 471 85 191 124.2 19.5 558.0 +87.0
Honeywell was ready for the MLB rotation last year before he was shut down for the season. There is a chance he breaks camp with the big league club in Tampa, but more likely, he will get more seasoning in the minors before making the jump. When he does, we are probably looking at a top 60 fantasy starting pitcher.
122 Lance Lynn (TEX - SP) 447 79 221 122.2 22.2 551.0 +104.0
 
123 CC Sabathia (SP) RET 409 45 153 118.4 20.8 355.0 -54.0
 
124 Matt Harvey (SP) FA 442 43 168 120.0 17.2 390.0 -52.0
 
125 Wade Miley (SP) FA 402 58 189 115.0 28.4 358.0 -44.0
 
126 Jose Urena (MIA - SP) 396 72 181 114.6 21.7 422.0 +26.0
 
127 Danny Salazar (SP) FA 443 87 169 123.1 19.0 585.0 +142.0
 
128 Kyle Wright (ATL - SP) 388 59 295 121.5 40.8 420.0 +32.0
 
129 Eric Lauer (MIL - SP) 422 32 159 121.5 23.6 421.0 -1.0
 
130 Sergio Romo (SP,RP) FA 345 57 163 102.2 26.0 399.0 +54.0
 
131 Nick Kingham (TOR - SP) FA 469 80 211 126.8 27.1 600.0 +131.0
 
132 Jake Faria (MIL - SP) 544 86 176 132.9 21.5 643.0 +99.0
 
133 Ryan Yarbrough (TB - SP,RP) 414 86 152 121.0 14.2 334.0 -80.0
 
134 Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP) 515 81 196 131.5 22.0 514.0 -1.0
 
135 Bryse Wilson (ATL - SP) 446 60 282 125.7 43.9 443.0 -3.0
 
136 Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) 410 75 153 117.5 19.6 411.0 +1.0
 
137 Matt Shoemaker (TOR - SP) 434 66 169 125.6 22.6 474.0 +40.0
 
138 Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP) 393 72 155 111.4 19.3 454.0 +61.0
Lugo is one of those rare assets who qualifies as both a starting pitcher and reliever. Most likely, he will be used exclusively in the bullpen where he may pile up another 100 innings of stellar ratios.
139 Justus Sheffield (SEA - SP,RP) 509 91 305 135.0 36.2 471.0 -38.0
 
140 Mike Leake (ARI - SP) 440 61 185 127.4 23.8 463.0 +23.0
 
141 Jonathan Loaisiga (NYY - SP) 462 65 205 131.8 22.8 426.0 -36.0
 
142 Jaime Barria (LAA - SP) 468 71 165 130.7 17.6 457.0 -11.0
 
143 Martin Perez (SP,RP) FA 494 78 316 133.7 44.2 818.0 +324.0
 
144 Taijuan Walker (SP) FA 535 85 195 138.6 24.4 647.0 +112.0
 
145 Robbie Erlin (SP,RP) FA 500 70 254 132.8 29.3 590.0 +90.0
Erlin may not be a household name and you'll never feel sexy about drafting him, but if you want quality ratios, especially WHIP, he will answer the call late into drafts as your 6th starting pitcher.
146 Drew Smyly (SP) FA 456 84 165 127.9 23.4 467.0 +11.0
 
147 Alex Cobb (BAL - SP) 465 61 253 140.9 33.9 516.0 +51.0
 
148 Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP) 451 75 191 129.2 26.4 556.0 +105.0
 
149 Clay Buchholz (SP) FA 493 84 160 128.7 16.5 404.0 -89.0
 
150 Framber Valdez (HOU - SP) 491 87 188 137.7 18.2 542.0 +51.0
 
151 Ivan Nova (SP) FA 448 81 186 138.6 22.5 598.0 +150.0
 
152 Zach Davies (SD - SP) 506 96 165 137.3 18.9 646.0 +140.0
 
153 Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP) 526 97 196 141.6 24.1 521.0 -5.0
 
154 Wade LeBlanc (SP,RP) FA 461 62 231 134.8 32.3 391.0 -70.0
 
155 Marco Estrada (OAK - SP) FA 566 98 274 143.0 34.5 531.0 -35.0
 
156 Felix Hernandez (SP) FA 552 104 264 153.0 28.8 428.0 -124.0
 
157 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 568 89 213 146.8 25.6 636.0 +68.0
 
158 Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP) FA 484 84 187 139.4 21.1 539.0 +55.0
 
159 Jeremy Hellickson (SP) FA 521 47 172 133.7 25.8 603.0 +82.0
 
160 Jerad Eickhoff (SP) FA 824 97 303 162.6 47.7 573.0 -251.0
 
161 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) 492 59 274 150.1 48.4 424.0 -68.0
 
162 A.J. Puk (OAK - SP) 554 93 193 147.6 24.7 622.0 +68.0
 
163 Frankie Montas (OAK - SP) 600 90 217 156.2 35.6 659.0 +59.0
 
164 Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP) 510 103 189 145.5 21.7 605.0 +95.0
 
165 Andrew Suarez (SF - SP) 531 89 202 143.1 29.5 607.0 +76.0
 
166 Dan Straily (SP) FA 555 70 198 149.1 23.0 656.0 +101.0
 
167 Felix Pena (LAA - SP) 525 84 179 144.0 23.2 540.0 +15.0
 
168 Ryan Borucki (TOR - SP,RP) 581 115 176 147.8 20.7 618.0 +37.0
 
169 Ervin Santana (SP) FA 644 108 225 157.6 26.6 584.0 -60.0
 
170 Nate Karns (BAL - SP) MiLB 573 102 188 147.2 20.6 829.0 +256.0
 
171 Tyson Ross (SP) FA 636 76 361 165.3 52.7 478.0 -158.0
 
172 Jason Vargas (SP) FA 551 71 180 143.5 23.3 523.0 -28.0
 
173 Joe Ross (WSH - SP) 656 94 218 155.8 26.2 499.0 -157.0
 
174 Ryne Stanek (MIA - SP,RP) 505 73 178 142.8 18.1 706.0 +201.0
 
175 Adam Wainwright (STL - SP) 569 121 196 157.7 19.1 429.0 -140.0
 
176 Mike Montgomery (KC - SP,RP) 556 118 218 158.3 29.7 543.0 -13.0
 
177 Fernando Romero (MIN - SP,RP) 620 111 203 157.7 25.6 472.0 -148.0
 
178 Caleb Ferguson (LAD - SP,RP) 503 89 175 140.6 24.5 741.0 +238.0
 
179 Luiz Gohara (RP, SP) MiLB 550 117 152 134.5 17.5 506.0 -44.0
 
180 Junior Guerra (ARI - SP,RP) 536 121 208 159.6 22.1 487.0 -49.0
 
181 John Gant (STL - SP,RP) 561 117 189 156.1 18.9 648.0 +87.0
 
182 Jordan Montgomery (NYY - SP) 694 111 228 166.4 32.3 700.0 +6.0
 
183 Dylan Cease (CWS - SP) 822 96 231 166.9 37.5 528.0 -294.0
 
184 Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) 594 130 211 164.0 21.0 593.0 -1.0
 
185 Logan Allen (CLE - SP) 539 88 241 154.2 36.6 628.0 +89.0
 
186 Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) 733 103 280 171.0 42.6 377.0 -356.0
 
187 Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP) 796 99 280 176.0 42.5 446.0 -350.0
 
188 Ian Kennedy (KC - SP,RP) 607 108 201 164.5 29.9 665.0 +58.0
 
189 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP) 853 112 297 179.4 49.2 755.0 -98.0
 
190 Sean Reid-Foley (TOR - SP) 640 121 204 172.2 23.6 620.0 -20.0
 
191 Jharel Cotton (CHC - SP) 667 116 217 177.3 25.9 910.0 +243.0
 
192 Spencer Turnbull (DET - SP) 570 88 207 165.9 32.5 813.0 +243.0
 
193 Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP) 586 112 220 175.7 28.1 574.0 -12.0
 
194 Chris Stratton (PIT - SP) 669 131 206 169.9 22.2 621.0 -48.0
 
195 Daniel Norris (DET - SP) 621 142 276 187.3 36.3 581.0 -40.0
 
196 Matt Andriese (ARI - SP,RP) 632 126 272 177.4 55.6 704.0 +72.0
 
197 Adalberto Mejia (LAA - SP) 599 140 222 179.6 28.0 752.0 +153.0
 
198 Chad Bettis (SP,RP) FA 647 114 307 184.8 70.2 954.0 +307.0
 
199 Shelby Miller (SP) FA 784 121 315 187.0 59.4 640.0 -144.0
 
200 Luis Cessa (NYY - SP,RP) 651 114 268 189.2 54.3 509.0 -142.0
 
201 Chris Bassitt (OAK - SP) 598 138 220 177.8 26.7 888.0 +290.0
 
202 Matt Moore (SP,RP) FA 1057 102 375 211.7 66.9 681.0 -376.0
 
203 Jesus Reyes (CIN - SP,RP) MiLB 635 75 339 210.0 95.3    
 
204 Stephen Gonsalves (NYM - SP) 847 89 263 204.6 42.8 809.0 -38.0
 
205 Erik Swanson (SEA - SP) 672 112 215 178.3 24.5 863.0 +191.0
 
206 Blaine Hardy (MIN - SP,RP) MiLB 696 142 227 178.8 32.8    
 
207 Dylan Floro (LAD - SP,RP) 709 154 229 181.7 24.9    
 
208 Jose De Leon (CIN - SP,RP) 838 85 262 196.1 40.0 781.0 -57.0
 
209 Taylor Widener (ARI - SP) 891 115 266 191.6 33.9 748.0 -143.0
 
210 Brett Anderson (SP,RP) FA 730 105 195 177.2 14.6    
 
211 Matt Wisler (MIN - SP,RP) 681 120 300 204.3 73.9    
 
212 Jalen Beeks (BOS - SP) MiLB   101 190 145.5 44.5    
 
213 Edinson Volquez (SP) FA 580 93 357 204.9 62.9    
 
214 Ty Blach (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB 686 110 321 203.2 61.9 911.0 +225.0
 
215 Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP) 689 112 363 226.5 76.8 1,005.0 +316.0
 
216 Francisco Liriano (SP) FA 751 143 247 188.8 34.0 768.0 +17.0
 
217 Bryan Mitchell (SP,RP) FA 771 167 298 202.0 50.4    
 
218 Erasmo Ramirez (SP) FA 799 140 227 189.2 30.4    
 
219 Wilmer Font (TOR - SP,RP) 803 136 296 211.0 51.9    
 
220 Brett Kennedy (SD - SP) MiLB 660 149 276 201.0 49.0    
 
221 Sam Gaviglio (TOR - SP,RP) 705 157 183 170.0 13.0 938.0 +233.0
 
222 Jordan Lyles (TEX - SP,RP) 808 121 314 216.7 54.4 851.0 +43.0
 
223 Rogelio Armenteros (HOU - SP) 841 140 255 206.0 44.5    
 
224 Manny Banuelos (SP) FA 831 141 232 192.0 23.2 913.0 +82.0
 
225 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) 980 155 371 236.3 75.3 990.0 +10.0
 
226 Josh Tomlin (SP,RP) FA   139 324 231.5 92.5    
 
227 Andrew Triggs (SP) FA 797 170 286 207.8 39.9 1,037.0 +240.0
 
228 Jon Duplantier (ARI - SP) 671 112 229 193.5 21.1 650.0 -21.0
 
229 Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP) MiLB 772 143 360 241.0 73.2 1,027.0 +255.0
 
230 Nick Tropeano (SP) FA 663 141 206 189.7 13.0 669.0 +6.0
 
231 Ben Lively (SP,RP) FA 914 144 276 216.0 54.6    
 
232 Clayton Richard (SP) FA 780 108 366 228.4 65.2 686.0 -94.0
 
233 Triston McKenzie (CLE - SP) MiLB 938 170 287 211.5 39.6 721.0 -217.0
 
234 Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP) 909 169 274 205.6 36.3    
 
235 Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP) 827 138 215 194.6 14.7 766.0 -61.0
 
236 Dylan Covey (SP,RP) 793 181 340 226.5 60.8    
 
237 Dennis Santana (LAD - SP,RP) 855 161 291 226.3 48.0 777.0 -78.0
 
238 Kyle Zimmer (KC - SP,RP) 876 161 257 205.8 34.2 724.0 -152.0
 
239 David Paulino (TOR - SP,RP) FA 900 88 225 201.9 19.4 822.0 -78.0
 
240 Casey Mize (DET - SP) MiLB   170 189 179.5 9.5 617.0  
 
241 Kolby Allard (TEX - SP) 888 179 335 234.2 59.3 861.0 -27.0
 
242 David Hess (BAL - SP,RP) 787 166 374 233.0 72.8 803.0 +16.0
 
243 Daniel Ponce de Leon (STL - SP,RP) 835 92 288 217.5 37.6 679.0 -156.0
 
244 Hector Santiago (SP,RP) FA 789 168 312 230.0 51.9 1,033.0 +244.0
 
245 Yohander Mendez (TEX - SP) 1027 170 310 251.0 59.2 919.0 -108.0
 
246 Williams Perez (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 763 170 224 196.7 22.1    
 
247 Erick Fedde (WSH - SP) 677 138 213 198.7 12.4 727.0 +50.0
 
248 Luis Ortiz (BAL - SP) MiLB 1047 172 315 261.5 53.7    
 
249 Adam Plutko (CLE - SP,RP) 904 181 285 214.0 35.5 903.0 -1.0
 
250 Luis Perdomo (SD - SP) 785 165 221 198.5 13.0    
 
251 Corey Oswalt (NYM - SP,RP) 864 173 272 224.0 39.4 895.0 +31.0
 
252 Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP) MiLB 924 139 280 225.0 38.8    
 
253 Walker Lockett (NYM - SP,RP) 809 175 228 206.3 19.3    
 
254 Yefry Ramirez (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB 960 178 296 243.3 43.6    
 
255 Ryan Weber (BOS - SP,RP) 837 179 310 241.0 53.7    
 
256 Alex McRae (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB 840 181 365 260.7 77.1    
 
257 Hector Velazquez (BOS - SP,RP) 662 105 270 211.2 30.5 794.0 +132.0
 
258 Andrew Cashner (SP) FA 862 160 376 232.9 62.1 711.0 -151.0
 
259 Thomas Pannone (TOR - SP,RP) 852 188 247 221.2 27.3 651.0 -201.0
 
260 David Phelps (SP,RP) FA 842 183 248 223.0 28.6    
 
261 Lewis Thorpe (MIN - SP) 843 184 250 217.0 28.4 978.0 +135.0
 
262 Corbin Martin (ARI - SP,RP) 844 184 239 220.0 25.5 993.0 +149.0
 
263 Jarlin Garcia (MIA - SP,RP) 846 185 349 258.3 68.1    
 
264 Josh Rogers (BAL - SP) MiLB 935 185 308 243.0 46.2    
 
265 Dane Dunning (CWS - SP) 820 186 229 203.3 15.9 949.0 +129.0
 
266 Enyel De Los Santos (PHI - SP) 805 187 299 230.0 43.5 673.0 -132.0
 
267 Drew Gagnon (SP) FA 858 190 292 217.3 43.2    
 
268 Austin Gomber (STL - SP,RP) 943 187 304 236.2 44.1 731.0 -212.0
 
269 Dillon Peters (LAA - SP) 934 191 285 235.6 32.3    
 
270 JC Ramirez (SP) FA 892 193 267 216.2 24.5    
 
271 Griffin Canning (LAA - SP)   193 200 197.7 3.3 746.0  
 
272 Tanner Scott (BAL - SP,RP) 921 144 257 221.2 21.9 805.0 -116.0
 
273 Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP) FA 897 192 290 233.3 33.6 631.0 -266.0
 
274 Steven Brault (PIT - SP,RP) 984 195 302 227.8 40.9    
 
275 Grant Holmes (OAK - SP) 850 195 267 235.0 29.9    
 
276 Joe Biagini (HOU - SP,RP) 1001 196 348 254.8 61.3 940.0 -61.0
 
277 Brad Wieck (CHC - SP,RP) 953 196 252 219.7 23.7    
 
278 Robert Stock (PHI - SP,RP) 884 198 261 222.0 27.8    
 
279 Jordan Yamamoto (MIA - SP) 857 198 248 229.3 20.4 1,040.0 +183.0
 
280 Aaron Brooks (SP,RP) FA 906 199 296 245.0 40.6 886.0 -20.0
 
281 Brock Stewart (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 945 199 291 250.2 39.7 894.0 -51.0
 
282 Joe Palumbo (TEX - SP,RP) 870 199 255 219.7 25.1    
 
283 Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP) 863 199 250 224.5 25.5    
 
284 Jose Lopez (CIN - 3B,SP) MiLB   200 284 242.0 42.0    
 
285 Tyler Beede (SF - SP) 954 201 293 249.3 37.7 925.0 -29.0
 
286 Austin Voth (WSH - SP) 867 202 294 249.3 37.6    
 
287 Sam Coonrod (SF - SP,RP) 868 203 288 248.0 34.9    
 
288 Chance Adams (NYY - SP) 1032 204 323 264.2 47.2 964.0 -68.0
 
289 J.B. Bukauskas (ARI - SP) MiLB 869 204 292 250.0 36.0 970.0 +101.0
 
290 Beau Burrows (DET - SP) MiLB 1064 206 319 270.3 47.4    
 
291 Ranger Suarez (PHI - SP,RP) 875 206 293 251.7 35.6 1,018.0 +143.0
 
292 Domingo Acevedo (SP,RP) FA 969 209 379 275.3 69.8    
 
293 Julian Merryweather (TOR - SP) 881 211 258 234.5 23.5    
 
294 Alex Meyer (SP,RP) RET 882 212 259 231.7 19.9    
 
295 Sal Romano (CIN - SP,RP) 896 213 269 234.3 24.7 795.0 -101.0
 
296 Andrew Moore (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 885 213 262 237.5 24.5    
 
297 Jake Jewell (LAA - SP,RP) 981 214 336 283.7 51.3    
 
298 Jeff Brigham (MIA - SP) 887 215 264 242.7 20.5    
 
299 Edwin Jackson (SP,RP) FA   216 275 245.5 29.5 743.0  
 
300 Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP) 905 216 272 238.0 24.4 1,000.0 +95.0
 
301 Eric Skoglund (KC - SP)   218 256 237.0 19.0    
 
302 Jen-Ho Tseng (TEX - SP,RP) MiLB 893 220 268 249.0 20.8    
 
303 Jonny Venters (SP,RP) FA 966 222 298 256.8 27.3    
 
304 Taylor Clarke (ARI - SP) 898 223 271 247.0 24.0    
 
305 Cody Anderson (SP,RP) FA 957 226 306 264.5 35.8    
 
306 Duane Underwood Jr. (CHC - SP) 911 227 275 256.7 21.2    
 
307 Jacob Nix (SD - SP) MiLB 1022 230 309 270.0 32.3 906.0 -116.0
 
308 Aaron Slegers (SP) FA 918 230 278 259.3 21.0    
 
309 Christian Bergman (SP) FA 958 233 295 263.0 25.4    
 
310 Bartolo Colon (SP) FA 1065 234 287 260.3 21.6 723.0 -342.0
 
311 Brett Graves (MIA - SP,RP) MiLB 962 235 368 300.0 54.3    
 
312 Kodi Medeiros (CWS - SP,RP) 926 236 281 258.5 22.5    
 
313 Troy Scribner (ARI - SP) MiLB 928 237 282 252.3 21.0    
 
314 Chase De Jong (MIN - SP) MiLB 932 239 283 255.3 19.7    
 
315 Taylor Hearn (TEX - SP,RP) 933 240 284 262.0 22.0    
 
316 Jonathan Hernandez (TEX - SP)   241 242 241.5 0.5    
 
317 Elieser Hernandez (MIA - SP,RP) 985 243 362 302.3 48.6    
 
318 Heath Fillmyer (KC - SP) 987 245 303 277.7 24.2    
 
319 P.J. Conlon (NYM - SP,RP) FA 941 245 288 262.0 18.7    
 
320 Adam McCreery (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB 989 246 309 286.3 28.6    
 
321 Jefry Rodriguez (CLE - SP,RP) 942 246 290 274.3 20.1    
 
322 Max Povse (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 993 251 359 305.0 44.1    
 
323 Trevor Oaks (SF - SP) 950 251 292 271.5 20.5    
 
324 Kohl Stewart (SP) FA 1013 258 308 281.3 20.5 1,029.0 +16.0
 
325 Wander Suero (WSH - SP,RP) 1036 263 312 289.3 20.2    
 
326 Sam Howard (PIT - SP,RP) 1044 264 347 308.3 34.1    
 
327 Chris Ellis (KC - SP) MiLB 994 266 306 286.0 20.0    
 
328 Brandon Cumpton (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 1058 269 373 320.0 42.5    
 
329 Merandy Gonzalez (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 1069 273 350 314.3 31.7    
 
330 Scott Barlow (KC - SP,RP) 1072 275 331 309.0 24.4    
 
331 Matt Koch (ARI - SP,RP) MiLB 1042 277 313 295.0 18.0 992.0 -50.0
 
332 Clay Holmes (PIT - SP,RP) 1076 279 333 311.3 23.3    
 
333 Miguel Almonte (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB   281 383 332.0 51.0    
 
334 Jeremy Bleich (BOS - SP,RP) MiLB 1086 283 343 316.3 24.9    
 
335 Ryan Carpenter (DET - SP,RP) FA 1052 283 316 299.5 16.5    
 
336 Colten Brewer (BOS - SP,RP) 1053 284 317 300.5 16.5    
 
337 Allen Webster (CHC - SP) MiLB 1091 289 324 311.7 16.0 683.0 -408.0
 
338 Alec Mills (CHC - SP,RP) 1097 290 329 314.7 17.5 991.0 -106.0
 
339 Aaron Wilkerson (MIL - SP,RP) MiLB 1100 295 327 311.0 13.1    
 
340 Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) 1096 301 326 313.5 12.5    
 
341 Kyle McGowin (WSH - SP,RP) 1108 318 328 323.0 5.0    
 
342 Drew Hutchison (SP,RP) FA 1144 319 334 326.5 7.5    
 
343 Kyle Ryan (CHC - SP,RP) 1145 320 335 327.5 7.5    
 
344 Brady Rodgers (SP,RP) FA 1127 325 331 328.0 3.0    
 
345 Gabriel Ynoa (SP,RP) FA 1148 326 337 331.5 5.5    
 
346 Jason Adam (SP,RP) FA 1124 327 330 328.5 1.5    
 
347 Marcus Walden (BOS - SP,RP) 1109 329 356 342.5 13.5    
 
348 Zack Littell (MIN - SP) 1131 330 332 331.0 1.0    
 
349 Parker Bridwell (OAK - SP) MiLB 1132 333 341 337.0 4.0    
 
350 Glenn Sparkman (KC - SP,RP) 1146 336 346 341.0 5.0    
 
351 David Hale (SP,RP) FA 1151 337 338 337.5 0.5    
 
352 Josh Staumont (KC - SP) 1153 339 342 340.5 1.5    
 
353 Harrison Musgrave (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 1159 340 369 354.5 14.5    
 
354 Chris Flexen (NYM - SP,RP) FA 1164 341 351 346.0 5.0    
 
355 Alec Asher (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 1165 342 355 348.5 6.5    
 
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