2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings
Expert Consensus Ranking (57 of 59 Experts) -
|Rank||Player (Team, Position)||Overall||Notes|
|1||Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP)||10||1||4||1.5||0.8||5.0||-5.0||
Kershaw had his worst year since 2012, as he struggled mightily to the tune of a 2.31 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP, with just a 10.39 K/9 rate. Seriously. That is what a bad year from Kershaw looks like. But although his numbers were elite as usual, it's worth noting that Kershaw once again missed time with an injury and his walk-rate regressed, and if not for an incredible 18 wins in just 27 starts, his season could have been a major disappointment. Kershaw is still the top fantasy pitcher in the game, but his days of being in a tier unto himself may finally be over.
|2||Max Scherzer (WSH - SP)||11||1||4||2.1||0.8||11.0||‐||
Scherzer just keeps on keepin' on, as he posted his fifth-straight season of at least 200 innings pitched and a strikeout-rate of greater than 10 K/9 in 2017. He also finished with a sub 3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP for the fourth time in his last five seasons. Scherzer set career-bests in strikeout-rate and ERA in 2017, and simply has shown no decline whatsoever over the last several years. He's one of the few true guaranteed aces in the game, and should be drafted no worse than the second pitcher off the board.
|3||Chris Sale (BOS - SP)||15||1||5||3.1||1.0||12.0||-3.0||
Sale faded just a tad down the stretch to take his truly remarkable season down to just an outstanding one. Sale struck out an incredible 308 batters, kept his WHIP below 1.00, and won 17 games for the second straight year. Although Sale entered the league with injury concerns because of his slight frame and wild delivery, he has surpassed 200 innings pitched in four of the last five seasons, and is a true ace of a fantasy staff. Whether you draft him before Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, or even Clayton Kershaw is simply a matter of personal preference at this point.
|4||Corey Kluber (CLE - SP)||14||1||4||3.4||0.7||13.0||-1.0||
Kluber battled back issues which required a DL-stint and struggled a bit in the playoffs. There, you have now learned everything negative about Kluber's 2017 season. On the bright side, he topped 200 innings for the fourth straight year, won 18 games for the third time in four seasons, set career-bests in ERA, WHIP, and strikeout-rate, and won the American League Cy Young award. Back issues are always scary, but Kluber has given no reason to doubt him, and he's one of the few truly guaranteed pitchers in all of fantasy.
|5||Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP)||26||3||11||5.8||1.2||25.0||-1.0||
Strasburg had the best full season of his career in 2017, going 15-4 with a career-best 2.52 ERA. As usual, he missed time with injury (a nerve impingment in his elbow), though he was utterly dominant after he returned, showing that there are few lingering concerns. In the end, when you draft Strasburg, you can usually pencil in relatively elite numbers across the board, but probably can't bank on more than 175 innings pitched. That makes him still a top-10 fantasy starter, but a tick below the elite.
|6||Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP)||28||4||13||6.5||1.9||28.0||‐||
Syndergaard foolishly bulked up prior to the 2017 season and then tried to pitch through a strain in his arm before tearing his lat muscle. He returned to throw a few innings at the end of the season and, although it was the smallest of sample sizes, both his velocity and the results were peak Syndergaard. Now leaner and with a manager who is essentially a top pitching coach, Syndergaard should be ready to return to form. Though he has battled several nagging injuries, he hadn't missed significant time prior to last season, as he threw at least 190 innings in both 2015 and 2016. If he can stay healthy, he has almost unlimited potential, and should be considered a top-10 starter heading into 2018 drafts.
|7||Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP)||34||5||13||8.0||1.5||36.0||+2.0||
deGrom was one of the few (only?) bright spots for the Mets in 2017, as he surpassed 200 innings pitched for the first time in his career and set a career-high in strikeout rate. An increased HR/FB rate, as with most pitchers last year, inflated his ERA a bit, but there was no doubt that deGrom pitched like an ace in 2017. He also got better as the season went along, lowing his walk-rate significantly in the second half. If the Mets improve as expected, deGrom could be a dark horse Cy Young candidate and a potential fantasy ace.
|8||Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP)||35||5||14||8.8||2.0||33.0||-2.0||
Last year the knock on Carrasco was durability. Well, he posted 200 innings and was dynamite throughout the season. There is nothing holding him back now from being one of the top 10 pitchers in baseball.
|9||Luis Severino (NYY - SP)||41||5||20||9.1||2.5||32.0||-9.0||
We saw flashes of a true ace in 2015, and last year Severino proved he has the makings of a perennial Cy Young candidate. While he isn't on the same level as Kluber and Sale, it may only be a matter of time before he reaches them.
|10||Justin Verlander (HOU - SP)||45||5||21||10.9||2.8||34.0||-11.0||
Verlander was sensational once he moved to Houston, but doing that over a full season at the age of 35 is another story. While is a clearly a top 10 fantasy pitcher in drafts, his ceiling seems to be last among the group.
|11||Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) DL60||48||8||23||12.2||3.1||44.0||-4.0||
Darvish may not have gotten quite the payday he was looking for, but fantasy owners can't complain with him landing with the Cubs. Much has been made of Darvish's terrible World Series, but he had a relatively down year before that, finishing with a 3.86 ERA. He did, however, improve significantly after going to the Dodgers, both because of the switch in leagues and because of a lower arm slot that gave him more bite on his breaking ball. Sticking in the National League, Darvish should return to being the low-end ace that he was considered prior to his Tommy John surgery.
|12||Zack Greinke (ARI - SP)||51||6||26||12.9||3.9||43.0||-8.0||
Greinke is never going to strike out 270 hitters like some of the other top pitchers in baseball, but with the humidor now in Chase Field, you should move him a good 20 spots up your rankings and expect him to compete for the NL Cy Young again like we saw in 2015.
|13||Chris Archer (PIT - SP)||54||8||23||14.7||2.8||55.0||+1.0||
You can say what you want about Archer's talent, and you may be right seeing that he has 230+ strikeouts in three straight seasons, but he also has never won more than 12 games and is coming off back to back seasons with an ERA north of 4.00 so make of that what you will.
|14||Carlos Martinez (STL - SP)||58||9||35||14.8||4.1||54.0||-4.0||
Martinez had his highest ERA since 2014 last year (3.64) and he won just 12 games, but that's about where the bad news ends. The good news is that he set career bests in innings pitched (205), K/9 rate (9.53), BB/9 rate (3.12) and strikeouts (217). In the end, Martinez's somewhat "down" year was largely due to bad luck in the wins department and a fluky low left-on-base percentage of just 74.9%. It's unlikely that he'll take the jump to the upper echelon of fantasy starters until he can get his walk rate a bit lower, but as is, Martinez makes a rock solid starter. Expect improvement on his ERA and for him to hold the gains he has made elsewhere over the last few seasons.
|15||Robbie Ray (ARI - SP)||61||8||44||15.8||5.8||47.0||-14.0||
Last season, Ray became one of the premier pitchers in baseball. Granted, he only threw 162 innings, but if he can bump that up to 200 with the new humidor in Phoenix, he may crack the top 5 fantasy arms.
|16||Aaron Nola (PHI - SP)||67||9||27||16.9||3.6||62.0||-5.0||
Nola may be the games most underrated pitcher in the public opinion. He is an elite groundball pitcher and whiffs hitters at a rate that suggests he may be primed to jump into the top 10 pitchers in baseball this season.
|17||Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) MiLB||71||9||33||18.4||3.9||67.0||-4.0||
While Quintana saw his ERA finally rise a full run to where his underlying stats indicated they should be, his K/9 jumped nearly two batters per game. The ERA may stay the same, but at least you are getting 200 Ks now with 12 to 15 wins for the Cubs.
|18||James Paxton (NYY - SP)||75||12||50||18.9||5.5||72.0||-3.0||
Paxton has shown hints of being an ace, but in the second half last season, he emerged as one of the best arms in baseball. If he can finally stay on the mound for more than 150 innings, we may be talking about a Cy Young contender. Think Carlos Carrasco this time last year.
|19||Dallas Keuchel (SP) FA||72||9||26||19.1||3.5||58.0||-14.0||
You may be impressed by his reputation and the 2.90 ERA accompanied by 14 wins. His WHIP is solid as always, but the strikeouts are non-existent and let's not forget that he had a rough 2016. His ceiling is capped by the K's and his floor is actually a bit risky.
|20||Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP)||89||10||44||22.9||5.4||74.0||-15.0||
Everything Cole gains in picking up likely 5 more wins with the Astros is cancelled out with the hit his ratios should see moving way from Pittsburgh's pitcher-friendly environment. Expect a near repeat performance from him as a borderline top 100 overall player this year.
|21||Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP)||90||12||70||23.8||7.3||83.0||-7.0||
Every year, there are a handful of quality starting pitchers who completely bust for whatever reason. Last year, it seemed as though Tanaka would be another example when he posted a 5.47 ERA in 102 first half innings. In the second half, however, everything turned around. Sure, his 3.77 ERA was pedestrian, but his underlying metrics lined up with the best in all of baseball. In fact, his 2.83 xFIP was third behind only Corey Kluber and Chris Sale. While there is a chance Tanaka falls back into whatever funk he was in a 10 months ago, you've got to be encouraged as a potential fantasy owner at the filthy metrics he posted to close the season.
|22||David Price (BOS - SP,RP)||93||12||143||26.8||18.5||96.0||+3.0||
Price struggled at times last year, but he nearly matched his career ERA, WHIP and K/9 so don't be so quick to assume he is done. We may again see the top 10 pitcher he once was.
|23||Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP)||96||11||47||26.1||7.1||86.0||-10.0||
Arrieta's slide from his apex in the second half of 2015 continued last season, as he clocked in with his highest ERA (3.53) since 2013. But on the positive side, Arrieta clearly made adjustments in the second half, and looked much more like the old version of himself, improving in both ERA (4.35 in the first half, 2.25 in the second half) and WHIP (1.30 in the first half, 1.09 in the second half). The improvement came largely on his seemingly intentional effort to throw more strikes and strike out fewer hitters, as both his K/9 rate and BB/9 rate dropped significantly in the second half. That's a tradeoff that fantasy owners would likely take going forward, and it would make Arrieta a very solid, though not elite option. Citizens Bank Park won't do him any favors, and if his big jump in HR rate (1.23/9, highest since 2012) continues, he could be in for some trouble. But for now, after a second-half turnaround and with him staying in the National League, Arrieta remains a desirable commodity.
|24||Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)||129||5||56||27.8||12.2||51.0||-78.0||
Bumgarner missed about three months of the season last year after he injured his shoulder and his ribs in a dirt bike accident. The results were mediocre on his return, as he posted a decent 3.43 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but lost several strikeouts over his career pace. The reason was likely a drop in velocity, but it rose back to Bumgarner's standard level by the end of the season, lessening concerns. In the end, given that his injury was a freak accident and that he returned (mostly) to form, there should be few worries with the big lefty heading into 2018.
|25||Jon Lester (CHC - SP)||105||15||46||28.3||6.9||97.0||-8.0||
Last year, Lester went from being the most consistent pitcher in baseball not named Kershaw to being a disappointment who might just be over the hill. While we might not see him compete for a Cy Young again, his floor is higher than most in the middle of drafts.
|26||Alex Wood (LAD - SP)||108||17||45||28.4||5.8||98.0||-10.0||
Wood is an interesting case study because everyone was screaming for regression after his 10-0 start with a 1.67 ERA, .173 BAA and 10.9 K/9 in the first-half. When the regression came (3.89 ERA, .262 BAA and 6.8 K/9), no one seemed to notice because the final numbers were those of an ace. The second half ought to concern you enough that you don't even consider taking him within the first 10 rounds.
|27||Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP)||114||10||55||28.8||8.1||100.0||-14.0||
While the Cubs, righty may have a career 2.94 ERA, his underlying numbers and merely mediocre stuff scream for a substantial drop-off this season. He doesn't help much in strikeouts either.
|28||Lance McCullers (HOU - SP)||104||11||68||28.8||8.8||113.0||+9.0||
If Lance McCullers wins the pitching triple crown, it would likely surprise no one. With that said, we saw how terrible he can be at times. Just be sure you realize the risk you are taking if you add him in fantasy drafts this year.
|29||Rich Hill (LAD - SP)||109||5||48||29.8||7.9||119.0||+10.0||
Over his last 175 innings, there may not have been a better pitcher in all of baseball and that is not hyperbole. With that said, don't expect much more than 120 innings this year and a dozen wins. Those innings should be dominant though.
|30||Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH)||120||11||78||30.1||9.9||91.0||-29.0||
If Ohtani wasn't coming off an injury riddled season and expected to be capped in his usage, you could make a case for him being similar to Luis Severino. With that said, the question marks are there so don't jump out of the seat of your pants expecting a Cy Young right away. His bat is unlikely to be ready, so maybe .260 with a dozen homers in 200 to 300 at bats.
|31||Luis Castillo (CIN - SP)||121||17||78||30.3||10.1||138.0||+17.0||
You may not have noticed, but Castillo was positively dominant last season in his 90 inning debut. If he were to sustain that production over 200 innings, we'd be talking at a top 10 fantasy baseball pitcher.
|32||Zack Godley (ARI - SP)||130||15||79||33.1||11.5||111.0||-19.0||
Many are wondering if Godley is a fluke, but the underlying data backs up his breakout as legitimate. Add a humidor and we may see him kick it up another gear this season.
|33||Johnny Cueto (SF - SP)||141||21||61||34.8||6.9||139.0||-2.0||
The most similar pitchers to Cueto according to Baseball Reference are Peavy, Milwood, Beckett, Appier, Drabek and Weaver. How many of them had a single decent season after they turned 31? Zero,. Cueto appears to have hit the same wall in 2017.
|34||Luke Weaver (ARI - SP)||140||21||69||35.2||9.1||117.0||-23.0||
Luke Weaver, was a smashing success to close 2016, this proceeded to begin the year in Triple-A in 2017. Everyone was excited for him to be called back up, but few beyond his own mother perhaps, expected him to finish 6th in xFIP in front of the likes of Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco and Luis Severino. His 11.0 K/9 were elite, as was virtually every other underlying metric. The Cardinals have a legitimate ace on their hands, and you can too with just an 11th round pick this year.
|35||Jose Berrios (MIN - SP)||132||17||120||35.7||16.6||99.0||-33.0||
Berrios was not a dominant fantasy asset last season, but he has shown enough that it is not out of the realm of possibility for him to pull a Luis Severino on the AL this season as a 24-year-old.
|36||Sonny Gray (NYY - SP) MiLB||147||23||78||37.8||9.1||115.0||-32.0||
Gray had a miserable 2016 season, but bounced back admirably last year with a 3.55 ERA and 153 strikeouts. While he likely won't ever be more than a #3 SP again, those kind of numbers could net him 15 wins pitching in front of that Yankees lineup.
|37||Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP)||154||19||79||39.1||10.4||128.0||-26.0||
You may look at Bauer's 5.24 ERA in the first-half and see that he went 10-2 with a 3.01 in the second-half, but he was actually every bit as good in the first-half in terms of underlying metrics. Rather, he just had some bad luck. This may be the year we finally get a top 30 starting pitcher out of him with 220+ Ks.
|38||Marcus Stroman (TOR - SP)||150||23||65||39.5||8.9||134.0||-16.0||
Stroman somehow only has 37 wins in his career despite always throwing a ton of innings and offering solid ratios. That number may come up, but his strikeouts are likely capped at 160, making him a safe play without much upside.
|39||Jonathan Gray (COL - SP) MiLB||158||27||82||40.4||9.8||158.0||‐||
It is amazing what Gray was able to do at Coors Field last year (3.13 ERA, 4 HR allowed), but we've never seen anyone sustain that type of success over a full season for the Rockies. He may strike out 200 and win 15 games, but don't bank on useful ratios again this season.
|40||Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP)||168||28||65||43.2||7.6||177.0||+9.0||
It's hard to know what to make of Taillon, who missed two full years in the minors because of injuries and then missed a chunk of time last year due to testicular cancer. His recovery and return from the illness was one of the feel-good stories of the year, but it is difficult to know whether his struggles after his return were because of the illness or just poor performance. Taillon led the league in BABIP-against last year (.352) and, not surprisingly, had a FIP about a run lower than his 4.44 ERA. Your best bet is to draft Taillon expecting him to improve on last year's numbers, but keeping below a 4.00 ERA, and not much more than that, should be your baseline expectation.
|41||Garrett Richards (SD - SP)||167||24||72||44.4||11.0||162.0||-5.0||
Richards has been limited to just 62 1/3 innings over the past two seasons, as arm injuries have derailed his promising career to this point. Now fully healthy, he makes an intriguing pick on draft day. Armed with elite velocity and both a plus-slider and a plus-curveball, Richards is a master at limiting hard contact. With an improved Angels lineup, Richards should be in line for plenty of wins with solid peripherals if -- and that is the key word -- if he can stay healthy. His troubling injury history should keep his price under control, but he offers nearly as much upside as anyone going in the late rounds.
|42||Danny Duffy (KC - SP)||165||24||75||44.7||10.1||163.0||-2.0||
Duffy has shown flashes of being an excellent pitcher at times in his career. Last season, he was merely mediocre however, so realize there is a bit of risk with this pick and a small ceiling in regards to wins.
|43||Jeff Samardzija (SF - SP)||187||21||75||46.4||13.8||182.0||-5.0||
Samardzija had a fine year other than his inflated ERA. He finished the season with the best walk rate (just 3.8%) and strikeout to walk rate (20.4%) of his career, and his second best WHIP (1.14) and strikeout rate (24.2%). The problem for the Shark, as it has been throughout his career, was his home run rate, as his 1.30 HR/9 rate was one of the worst in the league. If he can just correct that number and bring it back to his career mark of 1.05 HR/9, he could be a borderline elite starter. That, combined with his five straight 200-inning seasons, leaves him as a valuable mid-to-late round selection in fantasy drafts.
|44||Michael Fulmer (DET - SP)||173||22||95||46.7||13.2||170.0||-3.0||
Fulmer may produce solid ratios, but the strikeouts are non-existent and you can't even bank on 10 wins considering the Tigers' lineup he will be pitching in front of.
|45||Charlie Morton (SP) FA||175||29||78||47.3||9.9||167.0||-8.0||
Morton had a surprising start last year (3.82 ERA, .250 BAA, 9.7 K/9), but he never regressed back to his mediocre level we had seen for years. In fact, he kicked it up a few more notches, posting a .210 BAA with 10.3 K/9. In fact, he was among the best pitchers in the playoffs as well. He is going for cheap, but may just be one of the top 25 pitchers in all of baseball.
|46||Gio Gonzalez (SP) FA||178||25||77||47.9||10.3||143.0||-35.0||
Gio resurged last year for the Nationals, winning 15 games with a 2.96 ERA in 201 IP. His peripheral numbers suggest much of it was luck driven, however, so don't be naive to expect a repeat performance in 2018.
|47||Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP)||184||27||75||48.4||9.2||183.0||-1.0||
After a terrific rookie campaign, Maeda took a small step backward last year. It wasn't for lack of efficiency, however, considering he improved all over the board. Rather, it was an innings issue which again is the concern for 2018.
|48||Chase Anderson (MIL - SP)||186||24||74||49.0||10.6||164.0||-22.0||
Anderson lept from being a #4 starting pitcher in the majors to posting a 2.74 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 141 innings last season. Don't count on a repeat performance, however, as his underlying metrics remained the same season to season, suggesting loads of luck last year.
|49||Taijuan Walker (ARI - SP)||203||33||89||52.1||10.7||186.0||-17.0||
Since being compared to Dwight Gooden as a prospect, Walker has been a bit of a disappointment in fantasy terms. Still, he has been improving with each year including posting a 3.49 in Coors Field lite last season. Now that they have the humidor, we may see him take a leap to being an MLB #2 starting pitcher.
|50||Dylan Bundy (BAL - SP)||194||33||93||52.4||11.4||176.0||-18.0||
Bundy's ERA wasn't where fantasy owners would have wanted to see it, but over the course of the season, his peripheral numbers looked more and more like the #2 pitcher the Orioles were hoping he would eventually become.
|51||Blake Snell (TB - SP)||192||31||89||52.5||11.2||193.0||+1.0||
Snell's strikeout rates dropped last season and his ERA went up, but that doesn't mean he is a bust. Rather, let's try to remember that he was recently the minor league pitcher of the year and has substantial untapped potential that may show it's face this season.
|52||Kevin Gausman (ATL - SP)||206||31||93||53.7||11.4||189.0||-17.0||
There may have been no starting pitcher who killed more fantasy teams last year than Gausman in the first-half. In the second, however, he was right in line with the top 15 starting pitchers in baseball and that would also be his upside this season.
|53||Drew Pomeranz (SP) FA||212||34||87||54.5||10.4||201.0||-11.0||
For the second straight season, Pomeranz posted an ERA below 3.40. He isn't going to strike out 220 batters, nor will his WHIP be a major help, but in front of that Red Sox lineup, he should be a reliable source of wins.
|54||Danny Salazar (CLE - SP)||208||33||137||55.5||17.0||212.0||+4.0||
Everyone and their grandma knew Danny Salazar had front of the rotation stuff, but he had a rough first half thanks to a sore shoulder in June. When he came back, he was as good as ever, placing second in baseball with 12.8 K/9 over the second half and a 3.00 ERA. There is plenty of risk if you draft him, but the upside is that of a Cy Young winner, and I don't throw that term around lightly.
|55||Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP,RP)||220||37||144||58.2||17.3||198.0||-22.0||
Clevinger is officially in the rotation to start the season and may just be the steal of fantasy drafts this year. He was a top 15 pitcher when he was on the mound for 21 starts last season and might strikeout 220 this year if he has the chance from Cleveland.
|56||J.A. Happ (SP) FA||233||25||83||58.9||11.1||243.0||+10.0||
It may not feel good to draft a boring arm like J.A. Happ, but the matter of the fact is that if you need a safe source of wins and low ratios, he might be your best option late into drafts. He should provide a mid 3's ERA with at least a dozen wins.
|57||Michael Wacha (STL - SP)||234||30||89||58.7||11.8||224.0||-10.0||
It was once thought that Wacha would compete each year with Matt Harvey to be the NL Cy Young. That clearly isn't the case anymore, but he does seem to be a reliable mediocre pitcher at this point in his career, and it never hurt anyone to add an arm like that at the end of their drafts.
|58||Cole Hamels (CHC - SP)||227||27||112||59.8||15.0||191.0||-36.0||
Hamels really struggled for the first time in his career in 2017. He failed to reach 200 innings pitched for the first time since 2009, saw his strikeout rate dip to a career low, and had a 4.20 ERA (with a 4.62 FIP and 4.83 xFIP). Father time eventually catches up to everyone not named David Ortiz, and in light of Hamels' decreased velocity, it certainly appears on the surface that it has finally caught up to him. Still, even with his struggles, he had just a 1.20 WHIP, and a crafty veteran like Hamels probably still has tricks up his sleeve. But he's much more of a back-end-of-the-rotation starter, and you probably shouldn't expect that much from him in 2018.
|59||Jacob Faria (TB - SP)||231||38||91||60.7||10.4||217.0||-14.0||
Faria was impressive in his 86 inning big league debut, but there is much more potential to be tapped into. Last season before his call up, Faria was striking out an unbelievable 12.9 batter per nine innings. He' got 200 K upside with a low-3's ERA if he gets enough innings.
|60||Lance Lynn (SP) FA||239||33||223||63.6||25.1||215.0||-24.0||
With Byron Buxton roaming around in centerfield, Lynn has the potential to see his ADP jump to make him a top 60 fantasy SP.
|61||Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) MiLB||241||41||109||62.1||10.6||261.0||+20.0||
Manaea looked sharp in the first ha;f and has showed a great deal of promise at times in his career. Taking the wrong medications derailed his season, though, so you'll be able to get a discount on draft day for a quality pitcher.
|62||Julio Teheran (ATL - SP)||246||35||108||63.8||12.6||204.0||-42.0||
The Braves' veteran struggled last year as his ERA ballooned from 3.21 to 4.49 in just one season, but he has been superb in Spring Training. Teheran won't provide much in the way of strikeouts, but he is a durable pitcher who shouldn't kill your ratios.
|63||Rick Porcello (BOS - SP)||250||28||120||65.6||16.4||213.0||-37.0||
Bouncing back to Cy Young form is extremely unlikely for Porcello, but his 4.65 ERA last season and 17 losses were the product of much bad luck. He should return cloer to his career norm of a low 4's ERA with 12 to 15 wins.
|64||Tanner Roark (WSH - SP)||248||25||120||65.8||14.7||231.0||-17.0||
For most of his career, Roark offered nothing in the way of strikeouts, but that has changed suddenly. The issue is that his ratios have suffered at the same time. He isn't safe, but there is always a chance you get that 2.83 ERA with 16 wins that we saw in 2016.
|65||Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP)||257||33||131||65.8||18.2||174.0||-83.0||
Sanchez was only able to throw 36 innings last season and they weren't all that good. He does have a career 3.01 ERA, however, so if he can stay on the mound, we might get a big-time surprise late in drafts.
|66||Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP)||249||40||127||67.1||15.9||222.0||-27.0||
Last year as a rookie, the 6'4" righty had some rough stretches which led to a season-long 4.57 ERA, but his peripheral stats suggest much better is on the horizon. The difference between his 10.9 K/9 and 6.9 H/9 was only topped by five starting pitchers: Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Rich Hill and Robbie Ray. Sure, he needs to work on his command and consistency a little, as most youngsters do, but that is mighty impressive company.
|67||Jordan Montgomery (NYY - SP)||265||36||87||66.1||10.6||245.0||-20.0||
While Jordan Montgomery was not a big prospect, he possesses enough swing and miss stuff that he could take another leap forward this season. His ceiling isn't huge, but he is a safe bet to be a fantasy relevant pitcher and we just might get more.
|68||Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP)||258||39||143||68.6||18.7||218.0||-40.0||
Most will flock to Giolito after posting a sparkling 2.38 ERA and sub 1.00 WHIP in 45 innings last year. After all, he was a former top 5 prospect, right? While that is true, it is not necessarily accurate to regard him as such at the time he re-entered the majors. Giolito may be 6'6" and 255 pounds, but he has lost several ticks off his fastball and no longer has the stuff to strike out 200 hitters in a season. In fact, last year his 6.8 K/9 was in the same range as Clayton Richard and Jason Vargas, which is a far cry from Cy Young territory.
|69||Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP)||270||43||160||69.2||17.8||226.0||-44.0||
Corbin's WHIP was dreadful last season, but he did throw 190 decent innings and won 14 games. Now that he'll be pitching with the humidor in place, we can expect the ERA to drop to near 3.50 this season while the wins likely remain in place.
|70||Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP)||277||44||115||71.7||12.5||259.0||-18.0||
The Twins' opening day starter struggled through the second half of last season, but he is healthy now and set to return to posting the quality numbers we saw throughout his career. If you need a safe pitcher late into drafts, Odorizzi fits the bill.
|71||Alex Cobb (BAL - SP)||285||43||224||75.1||24.2||233.0||-52.0||
Cobb has had trouble staying healthy through his career, but he did rack up 180 innings last season and the Orioles paid him a pretty penny this spring. He won't strike out too many hitters, but you can rely on useful ratios as always from Cobb.
|72||Marco Estrada (SP) FA||287||34||126||74.0||15.2||296.0||+9.0||
Estrada has always had trouble preventing homers, but last year it was taken to a whole nother level, inflating his ERA from 3.48 to 4.98. He's got the upside to post strong numbers, but it comes with significant risk too.
|73||Brad Peacock (HOU - SP,RP)||274||41||150||76.9||21.1||236.0||-38.0||
It seems as though the Astros will be forced to leave Peacock out of the starting rotation to open the season, but even with that being the case, he was so dominant out of the pen last year that he ought to be drafted. He also provides that rare SP eligibility for a relief pitcher than essentially gives you free quality innings.
|74||Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP)||299||39||98||76.2||12.3||242.0||-57.0||
Long gone are the days where Felix will pitch 240 innings, winning 20 games, but if he can remain healthy, 14 wins and useful ratios are a real possibility. His floor is high enough that drafting him late is hardly a risk at all.
|75||Ervin Santana (SP) FA||290||45||146||77.5||14.9||255.0||-35.0||
If you are respecting a repeat of Santana'a mostly luck-driven 3.28 ERA and 16 wins, you are in for a rude awakening. He can still be a quality fantasy arm, however, when he returns to the Bigs off the DL in 2 months.
|76||Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP,RP) MiLB||295||32||146||79.7||20.5||232.0||-63.0|
|77||Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP,RP)||294||45||148||78.8||16.1||405.0||+111.0|
|78||Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) DL10||306||47||162||81.3||18.8||352.0||+46.0||
The Red Sox aren't expected to get E-Rod back by the start of the season, but when he does return, they might have one of the sneakiest fantasy baseball pickups. At times, Rodriguez has shown SP #2 type upside and if he puts it together for a full season, he might strike out 200 batters with 15 wins and quality ratios some day.
|79||Luiz Gohara (ATL - SP,RP) MiLB||304||51||143||79.6||14.0||333.0||+29.0||
It is hard to believe that a 6'3" lefty who has touched 100 MPH was able to go overlooked as a minor league prospect, but he was somehow barely scratching the top 100 in most lists when he made his debut as a 20-year-old despite carrying a 2.62 ERA and 147 Ks in just 123 innings this season. Luiz Gohara didn't finish the season well, but he is the ultimate late-round lottery ticket for next season.
|80||Jimmy Nelson (MIL - SP) DL60||308||55||125||79.6||14.6||312.0||+4.0||
The Brewers' new-found ace may not pitch until mid-season, but he is without question worth drafting. When he returns, you might just get a top 20 pitcher in baseball for the rest of the season. Store him on the DL until the time comes then rake in the rewards for your patience.
|81||Miles Mikolas (STL - SP)||303||27||226||83.8||25.6||317.0||+14.0||
Mikolas is a total question mark. He started the spring as a disaster, but has rebounded and has many thinking he could be another Lance Lynn type pitcher for the Cardinals this season.
|82||Alex Reyes (STL - SP)||307||55||225||84.9||25.4||341.0||+34.0||
Many seem to think Reyes will become the closer when he returns from the DL, but Matheny has made it clear that Reyes belongs in the rotation. He is well worth a DL draft and stash as he may end up becoming the Cardinals ace sooner than later.
|83||Zach Davies (MIL - SP)||323||43||118||85.5||14.6||263.0||-60.0||
Davies won't strike out 150 hitters for you, but he should provide ratios that you can live with and is a good bet to win a dozen games in front of that Brewers' lineup/
|84||Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP)||309||44||212||88.3||25.8||411.0||+102.0||
Ryu only threw 126 innings last year, but they were useful innings for a fantasy team. His career ERA is 3.41 and while he may have had a terrible spring, a full season with that type of ERA is a legitimate possibility.
|85||Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP)||381||50||140||86.8||15.2||361.0||-20.0||
Newcomb's final numbers weren't all that pretty, but he flashed the makings of a strong fantasy starter. He is a hoss that can pile up the innings and may just reach 200 Ks this season with a decent ERA.
|86||Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP)||352||65||144||90.5||19.6||422.0||+70.0||
Rodon struggled with his command after his return from injury, but eventually ironed it out. He's got top 20 starting pitcher upside this season if he can stay healthy and maintain that command all season.
|87||Matt Shoemaker (LAA - SP)||363||49||138||89.2||13.2||418.0||+55.0||
Shoemaker broke out at the end of 2016 and was supposed to be a great late-round addition this time last year, but he only started 14 games and wasn't all that impressive. The upside is still there, but it comes with some risk.
|88||Jake Junis (KC - SP)||335||54||123||88.6||14.3||414.0||+79.0|
|89||Matt Harvey (SP) FA||347||56||167||95.0||26.1||285.0||-62.0||
The top-notch velocity isn't quite back and may never be, but it has improved since last season and Harvey has looked just fine in Spring Training. Don't buy him on upside, but if you want a decent pitcher, the Dark Knight might offer you just that.
|90||Steven Matz (NYM - SP)||416||65||113||88.2||10.6||332.0||-84.0||
Matz was truly terrible last season, but we know the type of pitcher he could be if he stays healthy and puts it all together. He had a rough spring, but is getting his crack in the rotation so Matz might be worthy of a flier.
|91||Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP)||356||49||215||98.4||29.2||445.0||+89.0||
Glasnow may have been the worst pitcher in the big leagues last year because he struggled with his command. He also happened to be the best pitcher in the minors last year too with video game numbers. Expect a major bounceback, and while he may may not be an ace right away, he does offer that type of upside.
|92||Dan Straily (MIA - SP) SUS||358||49||129||90.9||16.5||393.0||+35.0|
|93||Mike Leake (SEA - SP)||360||53||131||93.0||15.2||399.0||+39.0||
Leake has now given fantasy owners an ERA under 4.00 in four of his last five seasons. The strikeouts won't be there, but if you need a durable volume guy, Leake will do the trick.
|94||Jack Flaherty (STL - SP)||340||52||161||98.4||22.5||402.0||+62.0||
The Cardinals are starting Flaherty in the minors despite a terrific spring from the youngster. It might only be a matter of time before he gets called up and when he does, he should be picked up in all formats.
|95||Ivan Nova (PIT - SP)||405||66||128||96.4||14.8||376.0||-29.0|
|96||German Marquez (COL - SP) MiLB||371||62||159||94.3||16.7||386.0||+15.0|
|97||Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP)||403||57||164||97.5||18.8||431.0||+28.0||
Eickhoff has a lat strain and should miss the first month or two. When he returns, we might see the lousy 4.71 ERA that he gave fantasy owners last season, but remember that his career ERA is below 4.00 and he can strikeout quite a few hitters as well.
|98||Mike Minor (TEX - SP,RP)||370||57||175||96.4||21.1||395.0||+25.0|
|99||Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP)||432||66||149||100.2||16.1||401.0||-31.0|
|100||Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP)||372||50||132||99.4||17.7||419.0||+47.0||
We will more than likely get something in the neighborhood of the 5.13 ERA Velasquez posted last season, but try to remember that it was just two years ago when he lit the world on fire, striking out 152 batters in 131 innings with manageable ratios.
|101||Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP)||438||64||153||99.9||16.0||390.0||-48.0||
Lopez was not impressive last season with a 4.72 ERA and just 30 Ks in 47 innings, but he offers considerable upside so if you are in a deep league, feel free to draft him as a late flier.
|102||CC Sabathia (NYY - SP)||378||39||151||97.9||15.7||290.0||-88.0|
|103||Tyler Skaggs (LAA - SP)||446||72||129||101.3||14.0||435.0||-11.0||
The Angels are experimenting with a six-man rotation so don't expect much in the way of innings, but Skaggs still has untapped potential and could take a big leap forward this year if he can stay on the mound.
|104||Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP)||467||63||227||102.2||21.6||469.0||+2.0|
|105||Collin McHugh (HOU - SP,RP)||386||40||135||102.2||16.8||409.0||+23.0|
|106||Brandon McCarthy (SP) FA||380||51||156||106.5||22.7||444.0||+64.0|
|107||Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) MiLB||442||68||147||105.0||16.1||483.0||+41.0|
|108||Chris Stratton (SF - SP)||407||65||200||109.5||30.8||464.0||+57.0|
|109||Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP)||512||77||166||106.4||19.9||477.0||-35.0||
Heaney has only given L.A. 27 innings over the past two seasons because of injury and is again nursing an elbow injury, but if he can get on the bound, we may see an ERA around 3.5 with quite a few wins.
|110||Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP)||436||66||149||105.8||19.3||482.0||+46.0|
|111||Michael Kopech (CWS - SP)||424||68||228||111.8||28.0||391.0||-33.0|
|112||Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP)||431||70||182||111.8||23.8||383.0||-48.0|
|113||Josh Tomlin (SP,RP) FA||368||25||171||119.2||30.3||503.0||+135.0|
|114||Amir Garrett (CIN - SP,RP)||450||66||175||113.6||29.0||507.0||+57.0||
We saw Garrett jump out to a hot start to begin his career, but then it all came tumbling down. He finished the season with terrible numbers, but it turns out he was pitching at less than 100% most of the season. Garrett is healthy now, however and his velo has spiked 4 MPH, so don't be shocked if he breaks out.
|115||Chad Kuhl (PIT - SP)||496||74||141||106.8||15.5||461.0||-35.0|
|116||Erasmo Ramirez (SEA - SP,RP) FA||390||45||183||117.6||29.4||526.0||+136.0|
|117||Ian Kennedy (KC - SP)||463||67||200||111.9||21.2||487.0||+24.0|
|118||Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP)||393||39||177||125.1||38.7||434.0||+41.0|
|119||Walker Buehler (LAD - SP,RP)||520||83||157||112.3||20.1||413.0||-107.0|
|120||Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP)||492||77||167||108.6||17.2||489.0||-3.0||
Pivetta's second-half looked like a disaster, but his underlying numbers suggest he could be in line for significant improvement. Keep an eye on him in case we start to see hints of that breakout.
|121||Ty Blach (SF - SP,RP)||394||30||188||136.1||39.5||381.0||-13.0|
|122||Clayton Richard (SD - SP)||441||69||165||119.7||23.4||479.0||+38.0|
|123||Adam Wainwright (STL - SP)||459||66||159||113.6||17.8||387.0||-72.0|
|124||Jason Vargas (NYM - SP)||425||56||212||122.8||32.9||320.0||-105.0|
|125||Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP)||536||76||150||115.3||21.4||520.0||-16.0|
|126||Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) MiLB||26||176||117.0||65.3||605.0|
|127||Brent Suter (MIL - SP,RP) DL60||457||69||164||116.4||27.1||502.0||+45.0|
|128||Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP)||435||58||174||119.9||30.3||396.0||-39.0|
|129||Jaime Garcia (SP) FA||490||78||203||122.4||28.9||334.0||-156.0|
|130||Matt Moore (DET - SP,RP)||447||62||165||117.3||20.9||460.0||+13.0|
|131||Jason Hammel (SP) FA||461||75||141||116.5||16.2||549.0||+88.0|
|132||Nathan Karns (SP) FA||507||81||189||121.3||25.5||494.0||-13.0|
|133||Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP)||506||82||190||117.8||21.6||378.0||-128.0|
|134||Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP)||470||71||174||119.1||22.9||471.0||+1.0|
|135||Andrew Triggs (OAK - SP)||544||83||175||124.2||28.1||412.0||-132.0|
|136||Trevor Williams (PIT - SP,RP)||419||58||179||124.4||28.6||458.0||+39.0|
|137||Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP)||533||81||165||116.5||22.0||462.0||-71.0|
|138||Chance Adams (NYY - SP) MiLB||52||182||133.8||49.0||516.0|
|139||John Lackey (SP) FA||557||86||232||127.9||39.5||456.0||-101.0||
Lackey hasn't signed anywhere yet and it seems as though his career might have come to a close, but if a team needs an arm, we should get dependable starts from him in decent matchups.
|140||Tyson Ross (DET - SP)||495||76||217||132.1||32.3||384.0||-111.0|
|141||Andrew Moore (TB - SP,RP)||69||149||109.0||40.0||793.0|
|142||Mike Fiers (OAK - SP)||562||87||155||120.0||17.7||595.0||+33.0|
|143||Jeremy Hellickson (SP) FA||468||70||229||138.9||39.2||537.0||+69.0|
|144||Doug Fister (TEX - SP) FA||515||77||185||139.7||29.8||608.0||+93.0|
|145||Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP,RP) DL10||561||88||189||123.5||27.0||490.0||-71.0||
Stephenson had a terrible start to the season, but closed the year with a strong second-half. He's got some potential so monitor him so you can pick him up before any kind of breakout takes place.
|146||Andrew Cashner (BAL - SP)||566||83||187||132.1||29.9||472.0||-94.0|
|147||Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) MiLB||475||79||201||133.2||39.8||799.0||+324.0|
|148||Daniel Norris (DET - SP)||593||90||169||121.4||18.1||452.0||-141.0|
|149||Jose Urena (MIA - SP,RP)||575||93||166||128.8||24.1||415.0||-160.0|
|150||Luis Perdomo (SD - SP)||652||82||197||140.2||27.5||536.0||-116.0|
|151||Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP)||552||86||153||121.5||18.1||488.0||-64.0|
|152||Kendall Graveman (OAK - SP)||551||86||150||122.7||17.4||495.0||-56.0|
|153||Jordan Hicks (STL - SP,RP)||545||86||146||124.3||27.2||616.0||+71.0|
|154||Matt Andriese (ARI - SP,RP)||509||87||193||130.7||25.5||554.0||+45.0|
|155||Robert Gsellman (NYM - SP,RP)||531||88||195||135.9||28.0||654.0||+123.0|
|156||Matt Boyd (DET - SP)||563||88||183||129.1||24.6||529.0||-34.0|
|157||Bud Norris (SP,RP) FA||516||88||173||131.3||26.3||467.0||-49.0|
|158||Dillon Peters (LAA - SP)||576||89||199||146.8||32.6||619.0||+43.0|
|159||Austin Pruitt (TB - SP,RP)||526||89||168||128.5||39.5||796.0||+270.0|
|160||Sal Romano (CIN - SP,RP)||683||91||194||158.3||35.5||610.0||-73.0|
|161||A.J. Cole (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB||672||92||199||158.7||31.4||407.0||-265.0|
|162||Homer Bailey (CIN - SP)||584||96||210||136.0||34.8||577.0||-7.0|
|163||Chris O'Grady (SP,RP) FA||93||196||144.5||51.5||561.0|
|164||Parker Bridwell (NYY - SP)||622||95||213||148.7||29.6||385.0||-237.0|
|165||Miguel Gonzalez (SP) FA||546||95||200||135.7||25.8||788.0||+242.0|
|166||Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP)||550||98||194||138.3||30.7||563.0||+13.0|
|167||Jordan Zimmermann (DET - SP)||640||97||174||136.4||17.2||382.0||-258.0|
|168||Chad Bettis (COL - SP,RP) MiLB||581||98||196||153.5||29.4||702.0||+121.0|
|169||Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP)||592||98||151||121.6||12.4||803.0||+211.0|
|170||Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP)||589||100||208||137.6||31.3||792.0||+203.0|
|171||Kyle Freeland (COL - SP,RP)||586||100||200||156.5||26.1||602.0||+16.0|
|172||Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP)||613||100||171||137.0||21.7||533.0||-80.0|
|173||Wade Miley (SP) FA||573||103||173||152.2||25.3||749.0||+176.0|
|174||Joe Biagini (TOR - SP,RP)||704||105||189||148.1||26.6||581.0||-123.0|
|175||Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP)||691||105||180||140.5||23.5||439.0||-252.0|
|176||Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB||105||179||149.7||32.1||573.0|
|177||Matthew Strahm (SD - SP,RP)||617||105||168||136.2||21.8||597.0||-20.0||
The Padres have not committed to putting Strahm in their rotation yet or he would be worthy of a draft pick even in shallow leagues. Either way, he is well worth watching because once the plug him into the rotation he should be owned everywhere. The young lefty has incredible stuff and should be fantasy relevant for years to come.
|178||James Shields (SP) FA||611||106||213||161.9||38.1||555.0||-56.0|
|179||Brock Stewart (LAD - SP,RP)||590||106||194||157.9||29.9||626.0||+36.0|
|180||Julio Urias (LAD - SP)||623||106||181||140.8||27.5||369.0||-254.0|
|181||Corbin Burnes (MIL - SP)||107||209||158.0||51.0||717.0|
|182||Randall Delgado (SP,RP) FA||107||144||125.5||18.5|
|183||Burch Smith (KC - SP,RP) DFA||109||222||177.3||49.1||746.0|
|184||Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) MiLB||637||109||217||151.1||36.7||663.0||+26.0|
|185||Francisco Liriano (SP,RP) FA||665||109||195||141.6||26.6||711.0||+46.0|
|186||Ben Lively (KC - SP) MiLB||624||110||214||156.4||33.6||601.0||-23.0|
|187||Ariel Miranda (SP) FA||620||110||208||154.1||34.0||535.0||-85.0|
|188||Anthony Banda (TB - SP,RP)||642||110||195||147.5||26.9||826.0||+184.0|
|189||Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP)||588||110||172||141.0||31.0||631.0||+43.0|
|190||Adam Conley (MIA - SP,RP)||630||111||228||142.2||33.4||752.0||+122.0|
|191||Trevor Cahill (SP,RP) FA||645||111||185||141.3||24.0||629.0||-16.0|
|192||Tom Koehler (SP,RP) FA||650||112||209||167.0||36.7|
|193||Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP)||606||113||223||173.3||45.5||476.0||-130.0|
|194||Tim Lincecum (SP) FA||113||163||141.0||20.8||670.0|
|195||Paul Blackburn (OAK - SP)||632||114||195||150.2||33.4|
|196||Jesse Hahn (KC - SP)||615||114||183||145.8||29.1|
|197||Scott Kazmir (SP) FA||116||191||161.4||26.4||825.0|
|198||Yohander Mendez (TEX - SP,RP)||118||151||134.5||16.5||822.0|
|199||Erick Fedde (WSH - SP)||673||119||192||153.4||29.9||642.0||-31.0|
|200||Buck Farmer (DET - SP,RP)||678||120||204||163.2||33.6|
|201||Chris Tillman (SP,RP) FA||727||121||212||166.8||24.3||313.0||-414.0|
|202||Hisashi Iwakuma (SP) FA||547||125||202||165.7||31.6||538.0||-9.0|
|203||Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP)||125||176||158.2||16.6||690.0|
|204||Phil Hughes (SP,RP) FA||126||184||155.0||29.0||740.0|
|205||Bryan Mitchell (SD - SP,RP)||651||127||207||158.4||23.3||576.0||-75.0|
|206||Bartolo Colon (SP) FA||128||193||164.2||26.8||633.0|
|207||Ricky Nolasco (SP) FA||129||203||159.0||31.1||612.0|
|208||Wily Peralta (KC - SP,RP)||133||214||165.0||31.6|
|209||R.A. Dickey (SP) FA||134||191||161.8||18.7||644.0|
|210||Drew Hutchison (TEX - SP,RP) MiLB||136||193||160.3||24.0|
|211||Shelby Miller (SP) FA||697||137||177||161.0||16.0||742.0||+45.0|
|212||Jordan Lyles (SP,RP) FA||140||219||179.5||39.5|
|213||Francis Martes (HOU - SP,RP)||713||143||224||169.8||32.2||656.0||-57.0|
|214||Anibal Sanchez (SP,RP) FA||143||193||162.3||21.9|
|215||Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP)||144||202||173.3||20.6||587.0|
|216||Adalberto Mejia (MIN - SP)||720||145||218||180.3||24.7||704.0||-16.0|
|217||Daniel Gossett (OAK - SP)||723||147||190||168.5||21.5|
|218||Michael Pineda (MIN - SP)||719||148||186||171.3||16.7||776.0||+57.0|
|219||Odrisamer Despaigne (SP,RP) FA||148||184||170.3||15.9|
|220||Gabriel Ynoa (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB||733||151||227||179.3||23.3|
|221||Jesse Chavez (TEX - SP,RP)||152||222||187.0||35.0|
|222||Martin Perez (SP) FA||730||153||220||183.0||21.5||682.0||-48.0|
|223||Mike Soroka (ATL - SP) MiLB||153||169||161.0||8.0||689.0|
|224||Caleb Smith (MIA - SP,RP)||154||226||190.0||36.0|
|225||Lucas Sims (CIN - SP,RP)||157||206||183.8||17.5||705.0|
|226||Jon Duplantier (ARI - SP)||161||191||176.0||15.0||815.0|
|227||Steven Brault (PIT - SP,RP)||165||210||194.8||17.6|
|228||Tyler Thornburg (BOS - SP,RP)||165||204||184.5||19.5||766.0|
|229||Eric Skoglund (KC - SP)||167||216||191.5||24.5|
|230||Nik Turley (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB||167||205||186.0||19.0|
|231||David Paulino (TOR - SP,RP)||173||188||180.3||6.1||659.0|
|232||Yovani Gallardo (SP,RP) FA||173||178||176.3||2.4|
|233||Tyler Beede (SF - SP)||174||207||190.5||16.5||751.0|
|234||Stephen Gonsalves (MIN - SP)||177||215||196.0||19.0||665.0|
|235||Dave Bush (SP,RP)||178||185||181.5||3.5|
|236||Derek Holland (SP) FA||181||211||199.3||13.1|
|237||Joe Ross (WSH - SP)||182||197||189.5||7.5||545.0|
|238||Raul Alcantara (OAK - SP) MiLB||183||200||191.7||6.9|
|239||Eddie Butler (SP,RP) FA||188||206||198.3||7.6|
|240||Edwin Jackson (SP,RP) FA||188||203||195.5||7.5|
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|Todd Gurley (LAR)||RB|
|Saquon Barkley (NYG)||RB|
|Christian McCaffrey (CAR)||RB|
|Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)||RB|
|Alvin Kamara (NO)||RB|
|Phillip Lindsay (DEN)||RB|
|Nick Chubb (CLE)||RB|
|Joe Mixon (CIN)||RB|
|Leonard Fournette (JAC)||RB|
|Michael Thomas (NO)||WR|
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|Antonio Brown (PIT)||WR|
|DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)||WR|
|Dalvin Cook (MIN)||RB|
|Keenan Allen (LAC)||WR|
|Davante Adams (GB)||WR|
|Julio Jones (ATL)||WR|
|David Johnson (ARI)||RB|
|Adam Thielen (MIN)||WR|
|JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)||WR|
|Tyreek Hill (KC)||WR|
|Chris Carson (SEA)||RB|
|Robert Woods (LAR)||WR|
|Brandin Cooks (LAR)||WR|
|Lamar Miller (HOU)||RB|
|Travis Kelce (KC)||TE|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||RB|
|Amari Cooper (DAL)||WR|
|Sony Michel (NE)||RB|
|Tarik Cohen (CHI)||RB|
|Mark Ingram (NO)||RB|
|Mike Trout (LAA)||CF,DH|
|Mookie Betts (BOS)||CF,RF|
|Nolan Arenado (COL)||3B|
|Max Scherzer (WSH)||SP|
|Jose Altuve (HOU)||2B|
|Bryce Harper (FA)||CF,RF|
|Manny Machado (FA)||3B,SS|
|J.D. Martinez (BOS)||LF,RF|
|Freddie Freeman (ATL)||1B,3B|
|Charlie Blackmon (COL)||CF|
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|Corey Kluber (CLE)||SP|
|Jose Ramirez (CLE)||2B,3B|
|Paul Goldschmidt (STL)||1B|
|Francisco Lindor (CLE)||SS|
|Trea Turner (WSH)||SS|
|Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)||LF,RF|
|Carlos Correa (HOU)||SS|
|Justin Verlander (HOU)||SP|
|Joey Votto (CIN)||1B|
|Anthony Rizzo (CHC)||1B,2B|
|Jacob deGrom (NYM)||SP|
|Chris Sale (BOS)||SP|
|Clayton Kershaw (LAD)||SP|
|George Springer (HOU)||CF,RF|
|Kris Bryant (CHC)||3B,RF|
|Luis Severino (NYY)||SP|
|Andrew Benintendi (BOS)||LF,CF|
|Aaron Judge (NYY)||RF,DH|
|Starling Marte (PIT)||LF,CF|
|Christian Yelich (MIL)||LF,CF|
|Anthony Davis (NOR)||PF,C|
|James Harden (HOU)||PG,SG|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)||SF,PF|
|Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)||C|
|Kevin Durant (GSW)||SF,PF|
|LeBron James (LAL)||SF,PF|
|Stephen Curry (GSW)||PG,SG|
|Nikola Jokic (DEN)||PF,C|
|Damian Lillard (POR)||PG|
|Russell Westbrook (OKC)||PG|
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|Victor Oladipo (IND)||PG,SG|
|Paul George (OKC)||SG,SF|
|Joel Embiid (PHI)||PF,C|
|Kawhi Leonard (TOR)||SG,SF|
|Chris Paul (HOU)||PG|
|Jimmy Butler (PHI)||SG,SF|
|Kemba Walker (CHA)||PG|
|Kyrie Irving (BOS)||PG,SG|
|Ben Simmons (PHI)||PG,SF|
|Jrue Holiday (NOR)||PG,SG|
|Rudy Gobert (UTH)||C|
|Andre Drummond (DET)||PF,C|
|John Wall (WAS)||PG|
|Kyle Lowry (TOR)||PG|
|Khris Middleton (MIL)||SG,SF|
|Donovan Mitchell (UTH)||PG,SG|
|Bradley Beal (WAS)||SG|
|Kevin Love (CLE)||PF,C|
|Draymond Green (GSW)||PF,C|
|LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)||PF,C|