2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (62 of 64 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 6 1 3 1.1 0.3 4.0 -2.0
Conventional wisdom has cautioned against taking a pitcher in the opening round. Scherzer, however, has earned an exception. The added risk of hurlers keeps investors away early, but Washington's ace has posted a sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.00 WHIP, and at least 268 strikeouts in 200 innings in each of the last four seasons. He hit 300 punchouts last season with the best swinging-strike rate (16.2%) of any qualified starter. Although pitchers can malfunction without any prior notice, Scherzer has earned a seat at the first-round table.
2 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 10 1 6 2.6 0.8 11.0 +1.0
If a shoulder injury hadn't limited him to 158 innings, Sale would be competing with Max Scherzer for the top SP slot. He led all starters (with at least 150 IP) in K-BB% (32.9) and FIP (1.98) while posting a 2.11 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. While he'll draw no sympathy from Jacob deGrom, a dozen wins in 27 starts is a bit underwhelming for a superstar pitching for the World Series champions. He had previously topped 200 innings in three straight seasons and is turning 30 around Opening Day, so he's not necessarily a significant injury risk compared to the typical starter. Sale is a stud worth selecting as a staff anchor to end the first or commence the second round.
3 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) DL10 11 1 7 2.6 0.8 10.0 -1.0
Because of his suffering, deGrom might have killed the win for good. He became the first qualified starter since 2015 to post an ERA (1.70) or FIP (1.99) below 2.00 and the first since Clayton Kershaw in 2014 to do both. He recorded 28 quality starts in 32 turns, but only won 10 games because wins and the Mets are bad. He'd be destined for better fortune even if backed up by a Double-A lineup, but the Mets have added Robinson Cano, Jed Lowrie, and Wilson Ramos to a now quality lineup. He closed the season with 24 straight quality starts, offering at least six strikeouts each time. His ERA will rise above 2.00, maybe even 2.50, but deGrom is a legitimate top-three ace who should pair 250 strikeouts with elite ratios, and probably more wins.
4 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 21 2 10 4.6 1.2 21.0
Pitchers aren't supposed to dominate like this in their mid-30s. In his age-35 campaign, Verlander defied the aging curve by posting a 2.90 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and MLB-high 34.8 K% in 214 innings. He has recorded a 2.97 ERA over the last three seasons, clearing 200 innings and strikeouts apiece each time. Including the playoffs, he has notched a 2.41 ERA since joining the Astros, so age is the only justification to avoid him as a top-five ace. Don't be afraid to grab him near the end-of-second, early-third round.
5 Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP) 25 4 10 5.8 1.4 27.0 +2.0
The Astros unlocked Cole's ace upside by tabling a middling sinker for more sliders and curveballs. He also revamped his fastball, which yielded a .268 wOBA after allowing a .334 wOBA in his last year with the Pirates. As a result, his strikeout and swinging-strike rates skyrocketed to 34.5 and 14.1%, respectively. His contact rate dropped eight points to 71.5, and he earned his 2.88 ERA with a 2.70 FIP and 2.91 SIERA. Trust the breakout and treat the strikeout artist on a title contender as a borderline top-five hurler alongside teammate Justin Verlander.
6 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) 26 3 17 6.3 1.7 24.0 -2.0
There's great stability in drafting Kluber, who has averaged 218 innings and 245 strikeouts with a 2.85 ERA in the last five seasons. Such stability is highly desirable from a top-10 ace who will require premium draft capital. Before deeming him a lock, beware the diminished velocity and a sinker that continues to get pounded. It's still hard to see Kluber-who turns 33 in April-falling off a clip, so his floor is relatively high compared to other starters.
7 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 29 3 13 7.1 1.8 25.0 -4.0
Nola won't sustain a pristine 2.37 ERA, but only nine starters posted a higher FIP than his 3.01. He yielded the second-lowest hard-hit rate (25.1%) behind Zack Wheeler and should keep striking out more than a batter per frame with support from his 12.4% swinging-strike rate. Although 2018 represents his ceiling, the 25-year-old's regression should still represent a lower-level ace.
8 Blake Snell (TB - SP) DL10 33 3 16 8.6 1.9 28.0 -5.0
Snell is going to regress. That's not necessarily a cause for panic, as his ERA could rise a full run and remain a resounding 2.89. His control (9.1 BB%) is lacking for a top-tier ace, but Tampa Bay's southpaw also permitted the lowest contact rate (66.6%) of all qualified starters while sporting the fourth-best swinging-strike rate (15.1%). He could approach 240-250 strikeouts with an innings uptick, so don't flea as long as his price factors in some regression.
9 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) 34 5 15 9.3 1.5 36.0 +2.0
To little fanfare, Carrasco has finally morphed into the ace everyone has chased for years. Dealing with durability problems throughout his career, Cleveland's overlooked stud has posted ERAs of 3.29 and 3.38 in 200 and 192 innings, respectively, over the last two years. Each time he notched a K/9 above 10.0 and BB/9 slightly above 2.00. He ranked inside the top 10 in FIP (2.98), swinging-strike rate (15.2%), and contact rate (69.2%) among qualified starters in 2018, but isn't always getting drafted like a top-10 ace. He's a great affordable anchor to target in the fourth round.
10 Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP) 35 1 20 9.3 2.4 31.0 -4.0
A viable Cy Young Award contender before suffering a stress fracture in his right fibula, Bauer boasted a 2.21 ERA and 221 strikeouts over 175.1 spectacular frames. Only Jacob deGrom bested him in FIP (2.44), and he leaned more on a slider that yielded a -8 wRC+. If the injury depresses his value, pounce on a top-10 stud.
11 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) 40 2 19 10.8 2.6 35.0 -5.0
The SP1 ceiling remains for Syndergaard, who registered a 3.03 ERA over 154.1 innings last year. Baseball's hardest-throwing starter submitted the lowest hard-hit rate (21.9%) and barrels per plate appearance (1.4%). His K/9 dropped nearly a run despite maintaining an elite 13.6% swinging-strike rate, so he could return to upper-echelon strikeout dominance. Although elite on a per-inning basis, he has never exceeded 183.1 frames in a single season. He's not durable enough to trust as a top-10 ace, but Thor could easily invade that territory by staying healthy.
12 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP) 45 4 31 12.7 2.5 40.0 -5.0
Buehler lived up to the hype and more in his first extended stint in the Big Leagues, posting a 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 9.9 K/9 rate across 137 1/3 innings. His peripherals suggest his ERA is due to rise into the low-3.00s, but make no mistake, he is the real deal. The bigger question is how many innings the Dodgers will let him throw this season. Last season's total represented a big jump, and the Dodgers are notorious for rotating six or seven starters in and out of their rotation, so it is best to expect Buehler to throw around 150 innings and take anything beyond that as a bonus.
13 James Paxton (NYY - SP) 54 11 25 15.2 2.7 49.0 -5.0
Paxton was excellent last year with a whopping 208 Ks in just 160 innings, but this is also the first time he ever pitched above 140 innings. While the ceiling is clearly exciting with Paxton, re-injury is a significant risk, but he is moving from one of the best pitching parks in Seattle to one of the worst at Yankee Stadium.
14 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 59 11 23 16.0 2.7 59.0
It's bad enough Strasburg, still yet to make 30 starts since 2014, threw just 130 innings in 2018. He also recorded the worst ERA (3.74) and FIP (3.62) of his career. Rises in hard-hit rate and exit velocity are concerning, but an elevated 15.7 HR/FB% ultimately did him in. Even if he bounces back to a 3.50 ERA or lower, investors can't reasonably bank on more than 150 innings, a mark he has met once in the last four seasons. Time is running out for the 30-year-old to reach his Cy Young ceiling.
15 Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP) 61 9 32 16.1 3.2 47.0 -14.0
Corbin's breakout came as a result of leaning more on a devastating slider that yielded a .195 wOBA and 29.3% swinging-strike rate. It steered him to MLB's third-lowest FIP (2.47), seventh-highest strikeout % (30.8), and second-lowest contact rate (66.8%) among all qualified starters. The peripherals back the 29-year-old southpaw's breakout, but skeptics will point to an alarming 41.7% hard-hit rate and lack of a second plus pitch. Luckily the market is bearish enough on an encore to price Corbin as a high-end No. 2 starter rather than staff anchor.
16 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 64 11 44 17.7 3.7 60.0 -4.0
Flaherty's 3.34 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 151 rookie innings will justifiably make him a popular pick. Buoyed by a lethal slider and a curveball that didn't yield a single extra-base hit, there's easy 200-strikeout upside if he pitches a full season. Yet a 3.52 BB/9 and 57.2% first-pitch rate make the 23-year-old riskier than the typical SP2. He's best paired with a steady, reliable ace.
17 Zack Greinke (ARI - SP) 66 11 27 18.2 3.5 56.0 -10.0
Greinke has posted superbly similar ERAs (3.20, 3.21) and WHIP (1.07, 1.08) in the last two years, but the heavily used 35-year-old comes with some warning signs. His average fastball velocity slipped to 89.6 mph, leading to a .361 wOBA against the pitch. He also benefited from his lowest BABIP (.272) and highest strand rate (80.2) since 2015's 1.66 ERA. A cerebral pitcher with elite control, Greinke should avoid bottoming out entirely. Yet the risk is there. He's someone to draft as a steady SP2 rather than a staff anchor.
18 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) 68 11 26 18.9 3.6 66.0 -2.0
Taillon quietly developed into an ace late in 2018, posting a 2.63 ERA over his last 21 starts. That's not an entirely arbitrary endpoint, as he unleashed a slider-one of three pitches to net a double-digit swinging-strike rate-in June. The pitch could help him unlock a few more punchouts, but the 27-year-old has the look of a polished SP2 who can at least post a mid-threes ERA with a steady WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
19 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP) DL60 74 11 52 19.5 4.7 58.0 -16.0
Clevinger rose to the next level in the second half, posting a 2.31 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings. While he outperformed his overall 3.52 FIP and 3.86 SIERA with a 3.02 ERA, 2018 marked the second straight year he defied the peripherals. A high infield-fly rate (11.2%) and low barrel rate (5.8%) led him to a .280 xwOBA, so don't expect severe regression from the borderline top-20 starter.
20 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 77 8 38 21.0 6.0 54.0 -23.0
Last year, drafters accepted the dice roll of taking 180 otherworldly innings from Kershaw. The gambit fell short not only because of his 161.1 frames--he hasn't topped 175 since 2015--but his performance when healthy. A 2.73 ERA and 1.03 WHIP are still stellar, and he maintained excellent command by issuing 29 walks over 26 starts. Yet his 23.9 K% represents the lowest rate of any starter inside the ECR's top 15. He may not be better than Trevor Bauer, Blake Snell, Carlos Carrasco, or Luis Severino on a per-inning basis, so why take the veteran southpaw knowing back woes (and the Dodgers' careful rotation management) will shield him well short of 200 frames? Spring setbacks should make drafters even more cautious about taking him as a top-15 starter.
21 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 76 6 33 21.2 4.4 73.0 -3.0
His ERA only improved slightly from 3.89 to 3.84, but Berrios made major strides last season. His swinging-strike rate lunged from 9.4 to 11.2%, leading to 202 punchouts in a career-high 192.1 frames. Although his walk rate (2.85 BB/9) also improved just slightly, he upped his first-pitch strike % significantly from 59.1 to 64.5. Berrios could take a major leap in his age-25 season, but the ERA estimators (3.90 FP, 4.29 SIERA) and career 5.31 road ERA urge some caution.
22 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) DL10 85 7 46 22.0 6.7 68.0 -17.0
Over the past two seasons, only Scherzer, Sale, Verlander, deGrom and Kluber have a better ERA and more strikeouts than Severino, who is quickly becoming a true durable ace. He doesn't belong in that first tier, but may already lead the next group.
23 Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP) 94 13 64 23.6 6.7 85.0 -9.0
Written off after an ineffective 2017 (5.21 ERA) following two season lost to Tommy John surgery, Wheeler unlocked his ace potential late last season. He was nearly as good as Jacob deGrom after the All-Star break, boasting a 1.68 ERA and 20.4 K-BB% in 11 starts. He went at least seven innings in nine of them and averaged 6.3 innings per start on the season. Fueled by a stellar heater, no qualified starter acquiesced a lower hard-hit rate (26.6%), and just two (deGrom and Max Scherzer) generated more soft contact. Another 180 innings, which is far from a given, is all Wheeler needs to give the Mets and fantasy investors another ace.
24 David Price (BOS - SP) 100 18 49 25.5 3.9 84.0 -16.0
Despite posting a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings, Price showed some alarming signs of decline. His average fastball velocity dropped over a full tick, leading to his worst swinging-strike rate (9.6%) since 2013. His expected run-prevention metrics (4.02 FIP, 3.82 SIERA) also say he's no longer an ace. Yet he also recorded a 2.25 ERA after the All-Star break before vanquishing his postseason demons. The public seems well aware of the warning signs, so he won't make the worst SP2/3 if snagged beyond the top-20 starters.
25 German Marquez (COL - SP) 102 11 68 26.5 9.6 82.0 -20.0
Marquez discovered top-tier ace form during 14 second-half starts, during which he recorded a 2.61 ERA and 2.25 FIP with the fourth-best K-BB% (28.4) behind Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Jacob deGrom. So why isn't he a consensus top-20 starter? Opponents tattooed his four-seam fastball (.315/.390/.508) last season, so his curveball and slider would have to remain other-worldly elite in elevated usage rates. Oh yeah, he pitches for the Rockies. He's an attractive upside selection if Coors Field tempers his price.
26 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 105 14 64 27.7 5.6 98.0 -7.0
It's easy to dismiss Mikolas' breakout as a fluke. In his first season back from a three-year stint in Japan, the righty registered 18 wins and a 2.83 ERA in 200.2 innings despite collecting just 146 strikeouts. The ERA will at least rise to his 3.28 FIP, if not higher, but the 30-year-old isn't necessarily a full-blown bust waiting to happen. No qualified starter submitted a lower walk rate (3.6%) than Mikolas, who limited hard contact and induced a 49.3% ground-ball rate. Also, he's not some mid-80s junkballer pitching solely to contact. A 9.6% swinging-strike rate finished right above David Price on the leaderboard, so there's at least a path to 160 punchouts. He throws harder, but Mikolas' final line could resemble Kyle Hendricks in 2018 (199 IP, 3.44 ERA, 161 K).
27 Charlie Morton (TB - SP) 109 17 61 28.9 6.2 114.0 +5.0
Morton followed an improbable late-career renaissance with an even better 2018. In his most innings pitched (167) since 2011, he etched out a 3.13 ERA and 201 strikeouts. Yet he wore down as the season transpired, as his K rate dropped seven points to 24.2% after the All-Star break. Given his durability concerns and struggles when facing a batting order for the third time, the Rays will likely keep limiting him to five innings per start (or even have him follow an opener). Morton will perform on a per-inning basis, but investors should probably expect results closer to 2017's 3.62 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 146.2 innings.
28 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 112 19 42 29.3 4.0 120.0 +8.0
Tanaka's xFIP (3.42) and SIERA (3.50) dropped 0.02 points apiece, but his ERA plunged nearly a full run from 4.74 to 3.75. That works just fine when paired with a 1.13 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. His elite skills support last season's approved ERA if he can avoid home-run catastrophe in Yankee Stadium. Just prepare to assume some added volatility when his splitter isn't clicking, and he's more likely to work 160 innings than 190. Those risks are all factored into his reasonable SP3 price.
29 Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) 115 17 49 30.6 5.5 96.0 -19.0
A dirt-bike accident in 2017 and broken hand suffered last spring limited Bumgarner to 240.2 combined innings in the past two seasons. He had previously exceeded 200 in each of the last six seasons. While he could regain his workhorse label in 2019, the 29-year-old must combat declines in velocity, swinging strikes (9.2%), and strikeouts (19.8%). Don't pay for past success, but take him as a stable, high-floor SP3 if everyone else is fading the owner of a career 3.03 ERA.
30 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 119 20 54 31.6 5.7 128.0 +9.0
One of last spring's top breakout candidates, Castillo posted an underwhelming 4.30 ERA. This year's version of Castillo is … still Castillo. While he started strong, the hard-throwing righty belatedly met the hype with a 2.44 ERA, 69 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 66.1 second-half frames. A 13.5% swinging-strike rate points to elite strikeout potential, so there's still an ace looming if he can curtail last year's home-run woes. While this could be a case of doubling down on the same mistake, Castillo is once a desirable high-upside SP3 target.
31 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 118 23 82 32.0 6.5 116.0 -2.0
Everything went right for Ray in 2017, when he registered a 2.89 ERA despite a 3.94 BB/9 and 3.72 FIP. An oblique strain limited him to just 123.2 innings in 24 starts last season, and 70 walks led to a 3.93 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He remained just as tough to hit with a .215 batting average against and 12.01 K/9, so he could bounce back to the 218 strikeouts procured in 2016 and 2017 even if again held below 175 frames. Yet the ballooning walk rate makes him a WHIP liability, and run support could be scarce from a ransacked Diamondbacks lineup.
32 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 122 13 63 33.2 7.9 124.0 +2.0
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, look at all those strikeouts. Fool me three times … but his FIP is still lower. Even though he missed over a month with an abdominal strain last year, Archer has amassed the sixth-most strikeouts (644) over the last three seasons. He has collected a 3.64 FIP and 3.54 SIERA during that span. His ERA also ballooned above 4.00 each year. How many times can we keep putting our hand on the hot stove? Archer's fastball has ceded a slugging percentage above .500 in each campaign, so he wields no other effective pitch beyond his slider. He's an elite source of strikeouts, but don't expect a positive ERA contribution.
33 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 125 14 73 33.5 7.2 126.0 +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.
34 Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) 128 8 67 34.7 7.9 143.0 +15.0
Arthroscopic elbow surgery limited Darvish to eight starts in 2018. Adding insult to injury, he wasn't even good (4.95 ERA) in his brief time on the mound. He has now pitched 327 innings over the last four seasons combined. Darvish reportedly added 10-15 pounds of muscle during the offseason, and he said he feels far more comfortable in Chicago after dealing with pressure from signing a hefty contract. There's always the chance he stays healthy and drafters steal an ace with a career 3.49 ERA and 11.04 K/9. There's also, however, enough risk to proceed with caution. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust SP3.
35 Shane Bieber (CLE - SP) 133 20 148 37.8 11.4 149.0 +16.0
Baseball fans could soon think of that pop singer as the other Bieber. After generating a 13.68 K/BB ratio (!) throughout his minor league career, the Cleveland righty recorded 118 strikeouts to 23 walks in 114.2 big league frames. He also, however, got pegged to a 4.55 ERA. Lefties crushed him (.311/.362/.547), and a subpar four-seam fastball didn't fool anyone. Yet he also boasted a 3.23 FIP with a superb slider that submitted a 26.2% swinging-strike rate. Corey Kluber and Corey Carrasco have emerged as aces despite mediocre heaters, so perhaps Cleveland can apply the same winning formula to Bieber. He's still reasonably priced as a mid-range breakout pick, but it wouldn't be surprising to see his ADP skyrocket this spring.
36 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 141 24 84 40.2 8.2 131.0 -10.0
The undervalued Happ massively out-performed his 2018 draft pick despite posting his highest ERA (3.65) since 2014. He now owns a 3.49 ERA and 8.45 K/9 over those past four seasons, and yet many drafters have scoffed at him going around the pick-150 range. Seems like a reasonable price for someone who accompanied his career-high 193 strikeouts with a career-high 10.3% swinging-strike rate and career-low 78.3% contact rate. He looked comfortable in pinstripes (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) and could once again reap the rewards of run support to a crooked wins tally. Don't run away just because the southpaw is 36.
37 Rich Hill (LAD - SP) DL10 140 16 67 40.3 9.5 174.0 +34.0
Hill has developed into a high-end fantasy starter in his mid-30s, posting no worse than a 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.18 K/9 over each of the last three seasons. Of course, he's never thrown more than 136 innings in any of those seasons, and we can't expect him to do it this year, either. But he's proven he can be a very valuable fantasy commodity in limited innings, particularly in leagues with a low innings cap.
38 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) MiLB 142 25 156 40.6 11.6 151.0 +9.0
Most metrics paint Pivetta as the perfect breakout pick. On the strength of a stellar 19.7 K-BB%, he posted a 3.80 FIP and 3.51 SIERA despite a bloated 4.77 ERA. He possesses an excellent curveball and slider combination that each induced swinging-strike rates above 15.0%. Before going all in on a Cy Young Award dark horse, beware an abysmal fastball that surrendered a .302/.385/.516 slash line. His ups and downs also weren't predictable, as he went from silencing the Red Sox to getting stuffed by the Mets in consecutive August outings. There's enough upside to draft him as a top-40 hurler. Just don't assume he's a sure thing to slice his ERA by at least a full run.
39 Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) 139 21 87 40.8 9.6 150.0 +11.0
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.
40 Cole Hamels (CHC - SP) 146 27 74 42.5 8.7 146.0
Looking caput in Texas, a late trade to the Cubs sparked a revival for Hamels. The veteran southpaw sported a 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 76.1 innings (12 starts) with his new club. He repaired first-pitch strike (60.1%) and swinging-strike (12.1%) rates that had dipped to alarming levels (56.4%, 9.7%) in 2017, so the 35-year-old may have another strong season left in the tank. Having made at least 30 starts with 188 or more strikeouts in eight of the last nine seasons, Hamels is a more appealing mid-draft workhorse to target ahead of teammates Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta.
41 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) DL10 149 15 87 42.7 10.5 112.0 -37.0
After posting an ERA north of 4.00 in each of his first three seasons, Foltynewicz put up a shiny 2.85 ERA in 2018. Part of that was due to a fortunate BABIP allowed of just .251, but he also earned some of the gain by boosting his K/9 rate from 8.36 to 9.93. While some regression should be expected, the bigger concern is that Folty has complained of elbow soreness this spring and may not be ready for Opening Day. That above all else should give fantasy owners pause.
42 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 152 26 74 46.7 8.3 175.0 +23.0
Maeda recorded a 3.30 FIP and 27.7 K% as a starter before getting moved to the bullpen with a case of Dodgeritis. The Dodgers indicated that he will open with a rotation spot in lieu of Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, but he remains reasonably priced around the pick-200 range. That's a fair cost to pay for 130 innings with ample strikeouts and ratios close to his career 3.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Ride him out of the gate, but consider trading Maeda before another bullpen move if he starts strong.
43 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) DL10 165 29 104 47.6 10.2 159.0 -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) 158 23 102 48.7 9.5 165.0 +7.0
 
45 Rick Porcello (BOS - SP) 162 29 99 49.3 11.7 148.0 -14.0
 
46 Yusei Kikuchi (SEA - SP) 168 25 120 50.8 10.0 163.0 -5.0
Kikuchi's numbers from Japan translate to an MLB pitcher similar to Zack Wheeler last year, and like Wheeler, Kikuchi's arm could potentially blossom into much more to fantasy owners. He is by no means similar to Ohtani or Darvish before him, but 370 Ks and a 2.45 ERA in his last two seasons is nothing to sneeze at.
47 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) 179 14 139 51.1 20.3 162.0 -17.0
Looking like a lost cause in Pittsburgh, Glasnow revitalized his career following a midseason trade to Tampa Bay. The former elite prospect posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 55.2 frames. The burgeoning hype would be much bigger if not for getting tagged for seven runs by Toronto in the first frame on Sept. 5. His 19 walks in 11 starts actually represented a stark, and workable improvement over past abhorrent command, and he has reportedly thrown his fastball at 98.7 mph (a full two ticks above last season's average velocity) in camp. His rising price is going to skyrocket if the 6'8" righty throws that hard in a spring training game.
48 Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP) 177 32 107 52.2 10.5 181.0 +4.0
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 Jon Gray (COL - SP) 185 18 82 54.0 10.9 190.0 +5.0
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.
50 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP) 182 26 107 54.8 13.3 196.0 +14.0
 
51 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 202 31 147 55.2 15.1 192.0 -10.0
Stripling may have faded toward the end of the season, but his start to the season was so absurd that he still managed to finish top five in xFIP among all starting pitchers with at least 120 innings. Stripling is like Mike Clevinger this time last year in that his dominant sample size is large enough to assume he can be a top 30 starting pitcher with a full season worth of work.
52 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 175 28 82 55.9 9.7 191.0 +16.0
 
53 Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP) 193 33 102 56.9 13.8 208.0 +15.0
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) DL10 203 33 100 57.3 14.0 189.0 -14.0
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 (HOU - RP,SP) 208 25 95 57.8 15.8 210.0 +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 (LAA - SP) DL10 194 33 106 59.8 10.5 217.0 +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) DL10 198 30 96 60.0 13.2 161.0 -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) 212 31 106 61.8 14.9 158.0 -54.0
 
59 Alex Wood (CIN - SP) DL10 213 35 100 62.2 12.0 230.0 +17.0
Wood seems to be a perennially underrated fantasy option. He's compiled a strong 3.29 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through 803 1/3 innings since 2013, most of them coming as a starter. He will call a hitter-friendly ballpark home for the first time this year, but his ability to generate ground balls should help mitigate the damage. He also won't have to fight for a rotation spot like he did in Los Angeles, meaning a boost in innings could be in store.
60 Dallas Keuchel (SP) FA 218 34 121 62.3 19.7 183.0 -35.0
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.
61 Chris Paddack (SD - SP) 197 29 91 55.1 13.9 227.0 +30.0
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.
62 Kevin Gausman (ATL - SP) 233 43 99 68.5 13.4 209.0 -24.0
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 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 223 43 107 68.7 12.1 258.0 +35.0
 
64 Zack Godley (ARI - SP) 222 39 110 69.0 14.0 246.0 +24.0
 
65 Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP) 237 29 113 70.9 13.7 229.0 -8.0
 
66 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP) MiLB 238 31 123 72.0 16.0 213.0 -25.0
 
67 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP) DL10 242 26 166 72.7 24.2 194.0 -48.0
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.
68 Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP) 269 44 105 75.1 13.5 293.0 +24.0
 
69 Alex Reyes (STL - SP) MiLB 257 36 125 76.0 16.1 261.0 +4.0
Believe it or not, Reyes should be ready to go out of Spring Training. You may be worried about Adam Wainwright beating him out for the #5 spot in the Cardinals' rotation, but they have made it clear that they want Reyes in the rotation. He has to be one of the favorites to win NL Rookie of the Year as he is polished and absolutely dominant.
70 Sonny Gray (CIN - SP) DTD 251 51 132 76.3 14.0 268.0 +17.0
 
71 Jimmy Nelson (MIL - SP) DL10 255 32 148 74.3 17.4 371.0 +116.0
 
72 Josh James (HOU - SP) 258 52 109 76.7 13.7 222.0 -36.0
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 72.4 20.0 262.0 +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) 252 41 291 80.2 31.8 310.0 +58.0
 
75 Julio Urias (LAD - SP) 280 25 133 79.1 21.1 266.0 -14.0
 
76 Anibal Sanchez (WSH - SP) 299 45 155 85.7 20.9 294.0 -5.0
 
77 Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP) 289 47 117 81.1 15.5 279.0 -10.0
 
78 Michael Pineda (MIN - SP) 294 43 153 85.9 19.6 329.0 +35.0
 
79 Freddy Peralta (MIL - SP) DL10 308 56 151 86.2 18.4 301.0 -7.0
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.
80 Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP) 310 39 138 88.5 17.9 237.0 -73.0
 
81 Brad Peacock (HOU - RP,SP) 268 30 125 72.3 21.0 247.0 -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.
82 Marcus Stroman (TOR - SP) 320 56 131 87.5 14.6 277.0 -43.0
 
83 Mike Minor (TEX - SP) 317 37 154 92.5 20.1 320.0 +3.0
 
84 Matthew Boyd (DET - SP) 301 40 152 89.3 23.3 299.0 -2.0
 
85 Michael Wacha (STL - SP) 313 53 115 85.8 14.7 271.0 -42.0
 
86 Dylan Bundy (BAL - SP) 287 50 130 88.1 13.4 280.0 -7.0
 
87 Jakob Junis (KC - SP) 329 47 167 92.0 21.3 319.0 -10.0
 
88 Jesus Luzardo (OAK - SP) MiLB 307 53 150 89.0 21.4 259.0 -48.0
Oakland's rotation is a total mystery. We may not see Luzardo until September, or he could even break camp as their ace. The fact of the matter is that this 21-year-old lefty will answer the bell when it is time. He was dominant last year in the minors, striking out 129 in 109 innings with a 2.88 ERA and 1.088 WHIP. It was enough to cause his stock to soar from fringe top 100 prospect to fringe top 10. If it wasn't for Whitley in Houston, we'd be talking about Luzardo as perhaps the best pitcher in the minors.
89 Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP) 295 48 131 83.9 20.7 276.0 -19.0
 
90 Julio Teheran (ATL - SP) 325 35 133 92.1 15.3 238.0 -87.0
 
91 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP) 331 60 125 93.6 15.1 386.0 +55.0
 
92 Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP) 314 57 150 90.6 17.7 284.0 -30.0
 
93 Trevor Richards (MIA - SP) 334 57 134 92.7 15.8 357.0 +23.0
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) 227 45 150 75.4 18.6 240.0 +13.0
Plenty are suggesting that Blake Parker was brought in to be the closer for Minnesota, but
95 Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB 340 51 167 96.5 21.2 273.0 -67.0
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) 339 53 194 98.9 22.0 453.0 +114.0
 
97 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH) DL10 204 25 123 60.1 21.3 171.0 -33.0
Regardless of how the league's host site manages the Ohtani dilemma, he'll only contribute as a hitter after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. He won't be ready for Opening Day in that capacity either. The Japanese phenom exceeded expectations inside the batter's box, batting .285/.361/.564 with 22 homers and 10 steals (13 HRs and eight SBs over the final two months) in just 357 plate appearances. There's 30/15 potential, but enough health and playing-time concerns not to pay top dollar for it.
98 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - SP,RP) 246 39 127 74.1 18.0 256.0 +10.0
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.
99 Dereck Rodriguez (SF - SP) 367 62 128 101.1 12.9 295.0 -72.0
 
100 Caleb Smith (MIA - SP) 336 50 153 99.8 20.0 395.0 +59.0
 
101 Zach Eflin (PHI - SP,RP) 369 56 182 100.0 21.7 304.0 -65.0
 
102 Tanner Roark (CIN - SP) 370 37 135 103.7 16.1 346.0 -24.0
 
103 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP) 343 47 163 102.9 21.0 292.0 -51.0
 
104 Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP) 374 56 136 108.1 15.9 448.0 +74.0
 
105 Danny Duffy (KC - SP) DL10 357 61 150 105.4 17.7 458.0 +101.0
 
106 Derek Holland (SF - SP) 352 52 171 104.3 25.7 388.0 +36.0
 
107 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 385 75 156 108.8 16.9 445.0 +60.0
 
108 Mike Soroka (ATL - SP) 353 59 204 105.7 23.4 416.0 +63.0
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.
109 Trevor Cahill (LAA - SP) 375 52 136 103.1 14.2 452.0 +77.0
 
110 Mike Fiers (OAK - SP) 382 74 173 108.7 17.5 338.0 -44.0
 
111 Touki Toussaint (ATL - SP) MiLB 393 53 154 110.6 19.8 333.0 -60.0
 
112 Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP) DTD 430 56 257 112.2 28.3 328.0 -102.0
 
113 Chase Anderson (MIL - SP) 398 54 156 109.2 20.8 383.0 -15.0
 
114 Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) 368 57 241 105.6 31.6 363.0 -5.0
 
115 Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) DL10 384 54 160 114.0 17.1 464.0 +80.0
 
116 Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP) DL10 424 51 367 126.4 39.9 455.0 +31.0
 
117 Drew Pomeranz (SF - SP) 455 68 317 121.1 34.8 414.0 -41.0
 
118 Pablo Lopez (MIA - SP,RP) 372 57 151 104.6 23.0 498.0 +126.0
 
119 Gio Gonzalez (NYY - SP) MiLB 482 75 183 122.0 23.4 403.0 -79.0
 
120 Brent Honeywell Jr. (TB - SP) MiLB 473 85 191 124.7 19.0 558.0 +85.0
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.
121 Brad Keller (KC - SP,RP) 412 73 181 113.1 18.8 361.0 -51.0
 
122 CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) 410 45 153 118.4 20.8 355.0 -55.0
 
123 Lance Lynn (TEX - SP) 449 79 221 123.1 22.8 551.0 +102.0
 
124 Matt Harvey (LAA - SP) 442 43 168 120.2 17.6 390.0 -52.0
 
125 Danny Salazar (CLE - SP) DL60 443 87 169 122.9 18.7 585.0 +142.0
 
126 Wade Miley (HOU - SP) 403 58 189 115.1 28.8 358.0 -45.0
 
127 Jose Urena (MIA - SP) 396 72 181 114.3 21.9 422.0 +26.0
 
128 Sergio Romo (MIA - SP,RP) 344 57 163 102.2 26.0 399.0 +55.0
 
129 Kyle Wright (ATL - SP) MiLB 387 59 295 121.7 41.4 420.0 +33.0
 
130 Eric Lauer (SD - SP) 423 32 159 121.4 23.9 421.0 -2.0
 
131 Nick Kingham (PIT - SP) 471 80 211 126.8 27.1 600.0 +129.0
 
132 Jake Faria (TB - SP) MiLB 546 86 176 133.6 21.4 643.0 +97.0
 
133 Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP) DL60 517 81 196 131.5 22.0 514.0 -3.0
 
134 Ryan Yarbrough (TB - SP,RP) 415 86 152 121.0 14.4 334.0 -81.0
 
135 Bryse Wilson (ATL - SP) 447 60 282 126.1 44.6 443.0 -4.0
 
136 Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) 411 75 153 117.5 19.6 411.0
 
137 Matt Shoemaker (TOR - SP) DL10 434 66 169 125.6 22.6 474.0 +40.0
 
138 Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP) 394 72 155 111.4 19.3 454.0 +60.0
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) MiLB 511 91 305 135.0 36.2 471.0 -40.0
 
140 Mike Leake (SEA - SP) 441 61 185 127.4 23.8 463.0 +22.0
 
141 Jonathan Loaisiga (NYY - SP) MiLB 463 65 205 131.8 22.8 426.0 -37.0
 
142 Taijuan Walker (ARI - SP) DL60 535 85 195 137.9 24.3 647.0 +112.0
 
143 Jaime Barria (LAA - SP) 470 71 165 130.7 17.6 457.0 -13.0
 
144 Martin Perez (MIN - SP,RP) 495 78 316 133.7 44.2 818.0 +323.0
 
145 Drew Smyly (TEX - SP) 457 84 165 127.9 23.4 467.0 +10.0
 
146 Robbie Erlin (SD - SP,RP) 501 70 254 133.8 29.5 590.0 +89.0
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.
147 Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP) 453 75 191 129.2 26.4 556.0 +103.0
 
148 Alex Cobb (BAL - SP) 466 61 253 141.7 34.3 516.0 +50.0
 
149 Framber Valdez (HOU - SP) 493 87 188 137.7 18.2 542.0 +49.0
 
150 Ivan Nova (CWS - SP) 448 81 186 138.6 22.5 598.0 +150.0
 
151 Clay Buchholz (TOR - SP) 494 84 160 129.6 16.5 404.0 -90.0
 
152 Zach Davies (MIL - SP) 507 96 165 137.3 18.9 646.0 +139.0
 
153 Marco Estrada (OAK - SP) DL10 566 98 274 143.0 34.5 531.0 -35.0
 
154 Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP) 528 97 196 142.3 24.5 521.0 -7.0
 
155 Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP) 554 104 264 153.0 28.8 428.0 -126.0
 
156 Wade LeBlanc (SEA - SP,RP) DL10 464 62 231 135.2 33.1 391.0 -73.0
 
157 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 570 89 213 146.8 25.6 636.0 +66.0
 
158 Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP) 486 84 187 139.4 21.1 539.0 +53.0
 
159 Michael Fulmer (DET - SP) DL60 469 58 95 77.8 7.5    
 
160 Jeremy Hellickson (WSH - SP) 522 47 172 133.7 25.8 603.0 +81.0
 
161 Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP) 829 97 303 162.6 47.7 573.0 -256.0
 
162 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) DL60 516 59 274 150.1 48.4 424.0 -92.0
 
163 A.J. Puk (OAK - SP) MiLB 555 93 193 147.6 24.7 622.0 +67.0
 
164 Andrew Suarez (SF - SP) MiLB 533 89 202 143.1 29.5 607.0 +74.0
 
165 Dan Straily (BAL - SP) 557 70 198 149.1 23.0 656.0 +99.0
 
166 Ryan Borucki (TOR - SP,RP) DL60 582 115 176 147.8 20.7 618.0 +36.0
 
167 Ervin Santana (CWS - SP) 642 108 225 157.6 26.6 584.0 -58.0
 
168 Frankie Montas (OAK - SP) 602 90 217 157.7 36.0 659.0 +57.0
 
169 Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP) MiLB 510 103 189 146.5 22.0 605.0 +95.0
 
170 Nate Karns (BAL - SP) DL10 574 102 188 147.2 20.6 829.0 +255.0
 
171 Tyson Ross (DET - SP) 634 76 361 165.3 52.7 478.0 -156.0
 
172 Felix Pena (LAA - SP) 525 84 179 145.8 23.0 540.0 +15.0
 
173 Jason Vargas (NYM - SP) 553 71 180 143.5 23.3 523.0 -30.0
 
174 Joe Ross (WSH - SP) 653 94 218 155.8 26.2 499.0 -154.0
 
175 Ryne Stanek (TB - SP,RP) 506 73 178 142.8 18.1 706.0 +200.0
 
176 Adam Wainwright (STL - SP) 567 121 196 157.7 19.1 429.0 -138.0
 
177 Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP) DL10 558 118 218 158.3 29.7 543.0 -15.0
 
178 Fernando Romero (MIN - SP,RP) MiLB 620 111 203 157.7 25.6 472.0 -148.0
 
179 Caleb Ferguson (LAD - SP,RP) 504 89 175 140.6 24.5 741.0 +237.0
 
180 Luiz Gohara (ATL - RP, SP) MiLB 552 117 152 134.5 17.5 506.0 -46.0
 
181 Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP) 537 121 208 159.6 22.1 487.0 -50.0
 
182 John Gant (STL - SP,RP) 563 117 189 156.1 18.9 648.0 +85.0
 
183 Jordan Montgomery (NYY - SP) DL60 690 111 228 166.4 32.3 700.0 +10.0
 
184 Dylan Cease (CWS - SP) MiLB 822 96 231 166.9 37.5 528.0 -294.0
 
185 Logan Allen (SD - SP) MiLB 541 88 241 154.2 36.6 628.0 +87.0
 
186 Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) DL60 731 103 280 171.0 42.6 377.0 -354.0
 
187 Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP) 800 99 280 176.0 42.5 446.0 -354.0
 
188 Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) MiLB 595 130 211 166.7 19.6 593.0 -2.0
 
189 Ian Kennedy (KC - SP) 612 108 201 164.5 29.9 665.0 +53.0
 
190 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP) 853 112 297 179.4 49.2 755.0 -98.0
 
191 Jharel Cotton (OAK - SP) DL60 666 116 217 177.3 25.9 910.0 +244.0
 
192 Spencer Turnbull (DET - SP) 572 88 207 165.9 32.5 813.0 +241.0
 
193 Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP) 590 112 220 175.7 28.1 574.0 -16.0
 
194 Sean Reid-Foley (TOR - SP) MiLB 637 121 204 175.7 21.3 620.0 -17.0
 
195 Chris Stratton (LAA - SP) 667 131 206 169.9 22.2 621.0 -46.0
 
196 Daniel Norris (DET - SP) 623 142 276 187.3 36.3 581.0 -42.0
 
197 Matt Andriese (ARI - SP,RP) 633 126 272 177.4 55.6 704.0 +71.0
 
198 Adalberto Mejia (MIN - SP) 600 140 222 179.6 28.0 752.0 +152.0
 
199 Shelby Miller (TEX - SP) 786 121 315 187.0 59.4 640.0 -146.0
 
200 Chad Bettis (COL - SP,RP) 650 114 307 184.8 70.2 954.0 +304.0
 
201 Luis Cessa (NYY - SP,RP) 656 114 268 189.2 54.3 509.0 -147.0
 
202 Chris Bassitt (OAK - SP) 601 138 220 177.8 26.7 888.0 +287.0
 
203 Matt Moore (DET - SP,RP) DL10 1059 102 375 211.7 66.9 681.0 -378.0
 
204 Jesus Reyes (CIN - SP,RP) MiLB 641 75 339 210.0 95.3    
 
205 Erik Swanson (SEA - SP) 674 112 215 178.3 24.5 863.0 +189.0
 
206 Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - SP) MiLB 850 89 263 204.6 42.8 809.0 -41.0
 
207 Blaine Hardy (DET - SP,RP) 697 142 227 178.8 32.8    
 
208 Dylan Floro (LAD - SP,RP) 709 154 229 181.7 24.9    
 
209 Taylor Widener (ARI - SP) MiLB 893 115 266 191.6 33.9 748.0 -145.0
 
210 Jose De Leon (TB - SP,RP) DL60 840 85 262 196.1 40.0 781.0 -59.0
 
211 Brett Anderson (OAK - SP,RP) DTD 729 105 195 177.2 14.6    
 
212 Matt Wisler (SD - SP,RP) 689 120 300 204.3 73.9    
 
213 Jalen Beeks (BOS - SP) MiLB   101 190 145.5 44.5    
 
214 Edinson Volquez (TEX - SP) DL60 584 93 357 204.9 62.9    
 
215 Ty Blach (SF - SP,RP) MiLB 695 110 321 203.2 61.9 911.0 +216.0
 
216 Francisco Liriano (PIT - SP) 751 143 247 188.8 34.0 768.0 +17.0
 
217 Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP) 696 112 363 226.5 76.8 1,005.0 +309.0
 
218 Bryan Mitchell (SD - SP,RP) MiLB 774 167 298 202.0 50.4    
 
219 Erasmo Ramirez (BOS - SP) DFA 802 140 227 189.2 30.4    
 
220 Wilmer Font (TB - SP,RP) 806 136 296 211.0 51.9    
 
221 Sam Gaviglio (TOR - SP,RP) 704 157 183 170.0 13.0 938.0 +234.0
 
222 Brett Kennedy (SD - SP) DL10 664 149 276 201.0 49.0    
 
223 Jordan Lyles (PIT - SP,RP) 811 121 314 216.7 54.4 851.0 +40.0
 
224 Manny Banuelos (CWS - SP) 823 141 232 192.0 23.2 913.0 +90.0
 
225 Rogelio Armenteros (HOU - SP) MiLB 844 140 255 206.0 44.5    
 
226 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 982 155 371 236.3 75.3 990.0 +8.0
 
227 Andrew Triggs (OAK - SP) MiLB 799 170 286 207.8 39.9 1,037.0 +238.0
 
228 Josh Tomlin (ATL - SP,RP)   139 324 231.5 92.5    
 
229 Jon Duplantier (ARI - SP) MiLB 678 112 229 193.5 21.1 650.0 -28.0
 
230 Nick Tropeano (LAA - SP) DL10 662 141 206 189.7 13.0 669.0 +7.0
 
231 Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP) DL10 775 143 360 241.0 73.2 1,027.0 +252.0
 
232 Ben Lively (KC - SP,RP) MiLB 916 144 276 216.0 54.6    
 
233 Clayton Richard (TOR - SP) DL10 784 108 366 228.4 65.2 686.0 -98.0
 
234 Triston McKenzie (CLE - SP) MiLB 940 170 287 211.5 39.6 721.0 -219.0
 
235 Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP) SUS 911 169 274 205.6 36.3    
 
236 Dylan Covey (CWS - SP,RP) MiLB 798 181 340 226.5 60.8    
 
237 Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP) 820 138 215 194.6 14.7 766.0 -54.0
 
238 David Paulino (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 902 88 225 201.9 19.4 822.0 -80.0
 
239 Dennis Santana (LAD - SP,RP) MiLB 858 161 291 226.3 48.0 777.0 -81.0
 
240 Kyle Zimmer (KC - SP,RP) MiLB 878 161 257 205.8 34.2 724.0 -154.0
 
241 Casey Mize (DET - SP) MiLB   170 189 179.5 9.5 617.0  
 
242 Kolby Allard (ATL - SP) MiLB 890 179 335 234.2 59.3 861.0 -29.0
 
243 David Hess (BAL - SP,RP) 789 166 374 233.0 72.8 803.0 +14.0
 
244 Daniel Ponce de Leon (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 837 92 288 217.5 37.6 679.0 -158.0
 
245 Hector Santiago (NYM - SP,RP) NRI 793 168 312 230.0 51.9 1,033.0 +240.0
 
246 Erick Fedde (WSH - SP) MiLB 680 138 213 198.7 12.4 727.0 +47.0
 
247 Yohander Mendez (TEX - SP) DL60 1029 170 310 251.0 59.2 919.0 -110.0
 
248 Williams Perez (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 759 170 224 196.7 22.1    
 
249 Adam Plutko (CLE - SP,RP) MiLB 906 181 285 214.0 35.5 903.0 -3.0
 
250 Luis Perdomo (SD - SP) 787 165 221 198.5 13.0    
 
251 Luis Ortiz (BAL - SP) MiLB 1049 172 315 261.5 53.7    
 
252 Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP) MiLB 926 139 280 225.0 38.8    
 
253 Corey Oswalt (NYM - SP,RP) MiLB 866 173 272 224.0 39.4 895.0 +29.0
 
254 Walker Lockett (NYM - SP,RP) MiLB 812 175 228 206.3 19.3    
 
255 Yefry Ramirez (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB 962 178 296 243.3 43.6    
 
256 Ryan Weber (BOS - SP,RP) NRI 839 179 310 241.0 53.7    
 
257 Hector Velazquez (BOS - SP,RP) 665 105 270 211.2 30.5 794.0 +129.0
 
258 Andrew Cashner (BAL - SP) 864 160 376 232.9 62.1 711.0 -153.0
 
259 Alex McRae (PIT - SP,RP) NRI 843 181 365 260.7 77.1    
 
260 Thomas Pannone (TOR - SP,RP) 856 188 247 221.2 27.3 651.0 -205.0
 
261 David Phelps (TOR - SP,RP) DL10 845 183 248 223.0 28.6    
 
262 Lewis Thorpe (MIN - SP) MiLB 846 184 250 217.0 28.4 978.0 +132.0
 
263 Corbin Martin (HOU - SP,RP) MiLB 847 184 239 220.0 25.5 993.0 +146.0
 
264 Jarlin Garcia (MIA - SP,RP) 849 185 349 258.3 68.1    
 
265 Josh Rogers (BAL - SP) MiLB 937 185 308 243.0 46.2    
 
266 Dane Dunning (CWS - SP) MiLB 826 186 229 203.3 15.9 949.0 +123.0
 
267 Enyel De Los Santos (PHI - SP) MiLB 804 187 299 230.0 43.5 673.0 -131.0
 
268 Drew Gagnon (NYM - SP) MiLB 861 190 292 217.3 43.2    
 
269 Austin Gomber (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 945 187 304 236.2 44.1 731.0 -214.0
 
270 Dillon Peters (LAA - SP) MiLB 936 191 285 235.6 32.3    
 
271 JC Ramirez (LAA - SP) DL60 894 193 267 216.2 24.5    
 
272 Griffin Canning (LAA - SP) MiLB   193 200 197.7 3.3 746.0  
 
273 Tanner Scott (BAL - SP,RP) 923 144 257 221.2 21.9 805.0 -118.0
 
274 Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP) SUS 899 192 290 233.3 33.6 631.0 -268.0
 
275 Steven Brault (PIT - SP,RP) 986 195 302 227.8 40.9    
 
276 Grant Holmes (OAK - SP) MiLB 852 195 267 235.0 29.9    
 
277 Joe Biagini (TOR - SP,RP) 1003 196 348 254.8 61.3 940.0 -63.0
 
278 Brad Wieck (SD - SP,RP) 955 196 252 219.7 23.7    
 
279 Robert Stock (SD - SP,RP) MiLB 885 198 261 222.0 27.8    
 
280 Jordan Yamamoto (MIA - SP) MiLB 860 198 248 229.3 20.4 1,040.0 +180.0
 
281 Aaron Brooks (OAK - SP,RP) 908 199 296 245.0 40.6 886.0 -22.0
 
282 Brock Stewart (LAD - SP,RP) MiLB 947 199 291 250.2 39.7 894.0 -53.0
 
283 Joe Palumbo (TEX - SP,RP) 872 199 255 219.7 25.1    
 
284 Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP) DL60 865 199 250 224.5 25.5    
 
285 Jose Lopez (CIN - 3B,SP) MiLB   200 284 242.0 42.0    
 
286 Tyler Beede (SF - SP) MiLB 956 201 293 249.3 37.7 925.0 -31.0
 
287 Austin Voth (WSH - SP) MiLB 869 202 294 249.3 37.6    
 
288 Sam Coonrod (SF - SP,RP) MiLB 870 203 288 248.0 34.9    
 
289 Chance Adams (NYY - SP) MiLB 1034 204 323 264.2 47.2 964.0 -70.0
 
290 J.B. Bukauskas (HOU - SP) MiLB 871 204 292 250.0 36.0 970.0 +99.0
 
291 Beau Burrows (DET - SP) MiLB 1066 206 319 270.3 47.4    
 
292 Ranger Suarez (PHI - SP,RP) MiLB 877 206 293 251.7 35.6 1,018.0 +141.0
 
293 Domingo Acevedo (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 971 209 379 275.3 69.8    
 
294 Julian Merryweather (TOR - SP) MiLB 882 211 258 234.5 23.5    
 
295 Alex Meyer (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB 883 212 259 231.7 19.9    
 
296 Sal Romano (CIN - SP,RP) MiLB 898 213 269 234.3 24.7 795.0 -103.0
 
297 Andrew Moore (TB - SP,RP) MiLB 886 213 262 237.5 24.5    
 
298 Jake Jewell (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB 983 214 336 283.7 51.3    
 
299 Jeff Brigham (MIA - SP) MiLB 888 215 264 242.7 20.5    
 
300 Edwin Jackson (OAK - SP,RP) MiLB   216 275 245.5 29.5 743.0  
 
301 Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP) MiLB 907 216 272 238.0 24.4 1,000.0 +93.0
 
302 Eric Skoglund (KC - SP) SUS   218 256 237.0 19.0    
 
303 Jen-Ho Tseng (TEX - SP,RP) MiLB 895 220 268 249.0 20.8    
 
304 Jonny Venters (ATL - SP,RP) DL10 968 222 298 256.8 27.3    
 
305 Taylor Clarke (ARI - SP) MiLB 900 223 271 247.0 24.0    
 
306 Cody Anderson (CLE - SP,RP) 959 226 306 264.5 35.8    
 
307 Duane Underwood Jr. (CHC - SP) MiLB 913 227 275 256.7 21.2    
 
308 Jacob Nix (SD - SP) DL60 1024 230 309 270.0 32.3 906.0 -118.0
 
309 Aaron Slegers (TB - SP) MiLB 920 230 278 259.3 21.0    
 
310 Christian Bergman (SEA - SP) MiLB 960 233 295 263.0 25.4    
 
311 Bartolo Colon (SP) FA 1067 234 287 260.3 21.6 723.0 -344.0
 
312 Brett Graves (MIA - SP,RP) MiLB 964 235 368 300.0 54.3    
 
313 Kodi Medeiros (CWS - SP,RP) MiLB 928 236 281 258.5 22.5    
 
314 Troy Scribner (ARI - SP) MiLB 930 237 282 252.3 21.0    
 
315 Chase De Jong (MIN - SP) MiLB 934 239 283 255.3 19.7    
 
316 Taylor Hearn (TEX - SP,RP) MiLB 935 240 284 262.0 22.0    
 
317 Jonathan Hernandez (TEX - SP) MiLB   241 242 241.5 0.5    
 
318 Elieser Hernandez (MIA - SP,RP) MiLB 987 243 362 302.3 48.6    
 
319 Heath Fillmyer (KC - SP) 989 245 303 277.7 24.2    
 
320 P.J. Conlon (NYM - SP,RP) MiLB 943 245 288 262.0 18.7    
 
321 Adam McCreery (LAD - SP,RP) MiLB 991 246 309 286.3 28.6    
 
322 Jefry Rodriguez (CLE - SP,RP) MiLB 944 246 290 274.3 20.1    
 
323 Max Povse (SEA - SP,RP) MiLB 995 251 359 305.0 44.1    
 
324 Trevor Oaks (KC - SP) DL60 952 251 292 271.5 20.5    
 
325 Kohl Stewart (MIN - SP) MiLB 1015 258 308 281.3 20.5 1,029.0 +14.0
 
326 Wander Suero (WSH - SP,RP) 1038 263 312 289.3 20.2    
 
327 Sam Howard (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 1046 264 347 308.3 34.1    
 
328 Chris Ellis (KC - SP) MiLB 996 266 306 286.0 20.0    
 
329 Brandon Cumpton (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 1060 269 373 320.0 42.5    
 
330 Merandy Gonzalez (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 1071 273 350 314.3 31.7    
 
331 Scott Barlow (KC - SP,RP) 1074 275 331 309.0 24.4    
 
332 Matt Koch (ARI - SP,RP) 1044 277 313 295.0 18.0 992.0 -52.0
 
333 Clay Holmes (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB 1078 279 333 311.3 23.3    
 
334 Miguel Almonte (LAA - SP,RP) MiLB   281 383 332.0 51.0    
 
335 Jeremy Bleich (BOS - SP,RP) MiLB 1088 283 343 316.3 24.9    
 
336 Ryan Carpenter (DET - SP,RP) MiLB 1054 283 316 299.5 16.5    
 
337 Colten Brewer (BOS - SP,RP) 1055 284 317 300.5 16.5    
 
338 Allen Webster (CHC - SP) 1093 289 324 311.7 16.0 683.0 -410.0
 
339 Alec Mills (CHC - SP,RP) 1099 290 329 314.7 17.5 991.0 -108.0
 
340 Aaron Wilkerson (MIL - SP,RP) 1102 295 327 311.0 13.1    
 
341 Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) MiLB 1098 301 326 313.5 12.5    
 
342 Kyle McGowin (WSH - SP,RP) MiLB 1110 318 328 323.0 5.0    
 
343 Drew Hutchison (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 1146 319 334 326.5 7.5    
 
344 Kyle Ryan (CHC - SP,RP) 1147 320 335 327.5 7.5    
 
345 Brady Rodgers (HOU - SP,RP) MiLB 1129 325 331 328.0 3.0    
 
346 Gabriel Ynoa (BAL - SP,RP) 1150 326 337 331.5 5.5    
 
347 Jason Adam (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 1126 327 330 328.5 1.5    
 
348 Marcus Walden (BOS - SP,RP) 1111 329 356 342.5 13.5    
 
349 Zack Littell (MIN - SP) MiLB 1133 330 332 331.0 1.0    
 
350 Parker Bridwell (OAK - SP) MiLB 1134 333 341 337.0 4.0    
 
351 Glenn Sparkman (KC - SP,RP) MiLB 1148 336 346 341.0 5.0    
 
352 David Hale (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 1153 337 338 337.5 0.5    
 
353 Josh Staumont (KC - SP) MiLB 1155 339 342 340.5 1.5    
 
354 Harrison Musgrave (COL - SP,RP) 1161 340 369 354.5 14.5    
 
355 Chris Flexen (NYM - SP,RP) MiLB 1166 341 351 346.0 5.0    
 
356 Alec Asher (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 1167 342 355 348.5 6.5