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
Looking for 18 wins, 220 innings and nearly 300 strikeouts? You can virtually lock it in with Scherzer. Not only that, be he has a 0.975 WHIP over the past six seasons. That is downright unfair. Don't hesitate to grab him late in the 1st round this year.
2 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 10 1 6 2.6 0.8 11.0 +1.0
There are a handful of starting pitchers that stand out above the rest, but Sale and Scherzer may belong in a tier of their own at this point. Sale posted an unfathomable 0.861 WHIP last season and 13.5 K/9. As long as he returns to health, we could be looking at a 340 Ks
3 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 11 1 7 2.6 0.8 10.0 -1.0
deGrom was magical in 2018 and while there is a chance that continues into this season, we have to remember that the two prior seasons, he carried a 3.32 ERA with just 382 Ks and 22 wins. While that makes for a useful pitcher, the risk of him returning to that leaves him below Sale and Scherzer's tier
4 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 21 2 10 4.6 1.2 21.0
Verlander may be turning 36 years old soon, but his velocity is still as impressive as ever and he 2018 was actually his best K% (34.8%, second best 28.1%) of his career while his BB% (4.4%) was his lowest. Don't avoid him because of his age. He is rocking better than ever before
5 Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP) 25 4 10 5.8 1.4 27.0 +2.0
You can look at Cole's 3.50 second half ERA and assume he got worse over the season, but all the underlying numbers suggest he was actually better. Don't shy away from him because of a false fear of his risk. Rather, expect another 250+ strikeouts with plenty of wins and excellent ratios
6 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) IL60 26 3 17 6.3 1.7 24.0 -2.0
Each of the past five years, Kluber has given fantasy owners 200 innings while compiling 1,228 strikeouts. In four of those five seasons, he has provided 18 or more wins. If you draft him in the second round, you can be certain to get a true ace
7 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 29 3 13 7.1 1.8 25.0 -4.0
Nola took another major leap forward last year, and while he may never be a 300 or even 250 strikeout guy like the handful of pitchers being drafted above him, 220+ with a sub 1.00 WHIP and 2.50 ERA will certainly warrant a third round pick
8 Blake Snell (TB - SP) 33 3 16 8.6 1.9 28.0 -5.0
Snell may have posted the single greatest second half of any pitcher in the last 50 years with a 1.17 ERA, .155 BAA and 12.7 K/9. There is a chance he finishes as the #1 fantasy pitcher this season, but both Scherzer and Sale are safer bets because of their sustained reliability
9 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) IL10 34 5 15 9.3 1.5 36.0 +2.0
Although Cleveland doesn't pay him like it, Carrasco has been a true ace for five straight years, posting a sparkling 3.27 ERA with 193 Ks per season in that time. There is more upside with a pitcher like Syndergaard or Strasburg, but Carrasco's floor makes him one of the top 15 pitchers in this year's fantasy drafts
10 Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP) 35 1 20 9.3 2.4 31.0 -4.0
Prior to an injury in the second half, Bauer was among the top pitchers in baseball. He still struck out 221 batters in 175 innings, but with health, those numbers could easily climb to 270 in 215 innings
11 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) IL10 40 2 19 10.8 2.6 35.0 -5.0
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands
12 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP) 45 4 31 12.7 2.5 40.0 -5.0
After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly
13 James Paxton (NYY - SP) 54 11 25 15.2 2.7 49.0 -5.0
Paxton has posted back-to-back seasons with an excellent strikeout rate and WHIP, but his ERA grew by nearly a run last year thanks to a spike in his home run rate. Under normal circumstances that could be chalked up to an outlier season, but Paxton is moving to a much more homer-friendly home park this season so it is possible the long ball issue could linger. Last season's 160 1/3 innings also represented a career-high for Paxton, who is not exactly known for his durability. Expect him to be quite good when he's on the mound, but don't expect more than about 150 innings and an ERA in the mid-3.00s.
14 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 59 11 23 16.0 2.7 59.0
There is a lot of appeal in drafting an upside pitcher like Strasburg, but keep in mind that he averages just 145 innings over the last four years. Even with an excellent strikeout rate, that comes to just 174 Ks per season. The ratios will likely be golden again, but know that there is plenty of risk in spending a 5th or 6th round pick on him this year
15 Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP) 61 9 32 16.1 3.2 47.0 -14.0
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington
16 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 64 11 44 17.7 3.7 60.0 -4.0
Flaherty was absurdly good last season as a rookie and seemed to improve as the year went on, striking out 95 in 76 second half innings. With that said, his walk rate climbed to a dangerous 3.52 per nine innings by seasons end. He has the upside to strike out 240 batters, but there is some risk here as well
17 Zack Greinke (ARI - SP) 66 11 27 18.2 3.5 56.0 -10.0
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues
18 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) IL60 68 11 26 18.9 3.6 66.0 -2.0
If you look at Taillon's second half, it may seem as though he broke out into an ace, but the underlying metrics tell a different story. Rather, he was propped up by a great deal of BABIP and HR/FB ratio luck. Most likely, he will continue to pitch like a good #3 this season for Pittsburgh.
19 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP) 74 11 52 19.5 4.7 58.0 -16.0
After dominating in a smaller 2017 sample size, Clevinger took it up another notch in 2018, this time with 200 innings of proof. He might not win 16 games or strikeout 240 batters like some of the top tier aces, but his ratios and 200 Ks put him firmly in the 6th-8th rounds of this season's drafts
20 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 77 8 38 21.0 6.0 54.0 -23.0
For the first time in a decade, there is quite a bit of risk with drafting Kershaw. He hasn't pitched 180 innings since 2015 and saw his strikeout rate plummet from 10.4 to 8.6 per nine innings. You can bank on top-notch ratios, but because of the innings a low strikeout totals and a potential shoulder injury, Kershaw has fallen into the third-tier of fantasy pitchers this year.
21 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 76 6 33 21.2 4.4 73.0 -3.0
Berrios' 2018 season was pretty similar to 2017. He made some strides in strikeout rate and WHIP, but it didn't help his ERA much thanks to a spike in home runs allowed. Berrios is a good but not great strikeout pitcher and his walk rate is just ok, so he'll need to make further improvements to live up to the hype he had as a prospect. That could certainly happen in his age-24 season, but it isn't guaranteed.
22 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) IL60 85 7 46 22.0 6.7 68.0 -17.0
A Cy Young Award contender though June, Severino imploded with a 5.20 ERA over the final three months. That inconsistency is perilous for a staff headliner, but he still finished 2018 with a 3.39 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 220 strikeouts. Despite his start-by-start inconsistency, he has delivered on a macro level in consecutive seasons. However, he will miss at least all of April with a shoulder injury, Previously a viable top-10 candidate, he's now too risky to draft as a top-25 starter.
23 Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP) 94 13 64 23.6 6.7 85.0 -9.0
Wheeler has had struggles staying on the field but even if we can get 120 innings of the way he pitched to close the season, he would prove well worth a mid-round pick's investment. He may be the breakout ace that no one in the industry seems to be talking about this year.
24 David Price (BOS - SP) 100 18 49 25.5 3.9 84.0 -16.0
Price isn't going to thrill anyone as a workhorse ace anymore, but he still posts plenty of Ks to go with useful ratios each and every season. With Boston's lineup behind him, we can expect plenty of wins as well, making him one of the most appealing third-tier starting pitchers this year.
25 German Marquez (COL - SP) 102 11 68 26.5 9.6 82.0 -20.0
Marquez had a terrific strikeout-to-walk ratio last season, but still finished with an ERA of 3.77, which feels like a best-case scenario for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home. Marquez should provide plenty of innings and strikeouts and his fair share of wins, but he's not likely to be of much help when it comes to ERA and WHIP.
26 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 105 14 64 27.7 5.6 98.0 -7.0
Mikolas had an incredible season in his first year back from pitching in Japan, posting a 2.83 ERA and 1.07 WHIP while winning 18 games for the Cardinals. His weak strikeout rate is a bit of a detriment in roto leagues with low innings caps, but it isn't too big a deal in points leagues. That said, he's due for a bit of a correction in his BABIP and HRs allowed, which should cause his ERA to rise at least into the mid-3.00s. He can still be a useful fantasy pitcher in most formats, but could be overvalued.
27 Charlie Morton (TB - SP) 109 17 61 28.9 6.2 114.0 +5.0
After nearly a decade of mediocrity, the Astros turned Morton into a high-end starter in 2017, and he was even better in 2018. At this point, he feels relatively safe to pencil in for a mid-3.00s ERA, 10.0 K/9 rate, and WHIP in the 1.15-1.20 range. The concerns are his advancing age and durability -- he's never thrown more than 172 innings in a season. The move to Tampa Bay is also a mild concern, less so for the change of division than for the move away from a Houston team that seemingly knew how to get the best out of him.
28 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 112 19 42 29.3 4.0 120.0 +8.0
Tanaka was basically the same pitcher last year as he was in 2017, but he shaved a run off of his ERA thanks to slight improvements in BABIP allowed, home runs allowed, and left-on-base percentage. Still, home runs remain an issue for Tanaka, which explains why his ERA generally lags behind his WHIP. He's also never made it to 200 innings, so he's not exactly a workhorse. At this point we should just accept Tanaka for what he is: a solid third or fourth fantasy starter.
29 Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) 115 17 49 30.6 5.5 96.0 -19.0
Bumgarner was one of the best fantasy starters out there until a couple of years ago, but he hasn't been quite the same since his 2017 dirt bike accident. He has remained a help in ERA thanks to his ability to limit base hits, but his strikeout rate has plummeted and last year his walk rate rose as well. Bumgarner's peripherals suggest he is playing with fire, even in a very pitcher-friendly environment in San Francisco. Still just 29 years old, a big bounce back season cannot be completely discounted, but there is no question that Bumgarner is a risk-reward choice on draft day.
30 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 119 20 54 31.6 5.7 128.0 +9.0
Castillo quickly became a darling of the analytics community last season but failed to meet the expectations of those who reached for him in fantasy. He is still plenty young and talented, however, so don't give up on him less the breakout comes a year later than everyone planned for.
31 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 118 23 82 32.0 6.5 116.0 -2.0
Ray took a big step backward last year in the ratios but still racked up 165 Ks in just over 120 innings pitcher. There is still upside for an ace pitcher here and the floor may be about what we got last year which didn't kill anyone's championship hopes. He makes for a quality mid-round pick.
32 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 122 13 63 33.2 7.9 124.0 +2.0
Archer has proven to be a pitcher who consistently posts a higher ERA than his advanced metrics suggest he deserves. At this point, we should no longer be expecting that to suddenly change. Until we see otherwise, expect Archer to post an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP in the 1.20s, and a fairly strong strikeout rate.
33 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) IL10 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
Darvish missed most of the 2018 season due to elbow and triceps injuries, and he was clearly not himself for the 40 innings he was able to pitch. Health has been a constant concern for Darvish, but he's been a consistently dominant strikeout pitcher, and last year was the first time in his Major League career that he's had an ERA over 3.90 or WHIP above 1.28. His team context in Chicago remains great, so the chance of a big bounce back season is there if he can just stay off of the DL.
35 Shane Bieber (CLE - SP) 133 20 148 37.8 11.4 149.0 +16.0
Bieber is the rare pitcher who may throw too many strikes. His pinpoint control is helpful for his WHIP, and he's shown the ability to strike out close to a batter per inning, but he gave up so many hits as a rookie that his ERA ballooned to 4.55. That is due for quite a bit of positive regression, but Bieber's ERA may always trail behind his WHIP. For now, expect his ERA to settle in the mid-to-high 3s.
36 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 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) DTD 140 16 67 40.3 9.5 174.0 +34.0
It's a bit surprising how much the ECR favors Hill over Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Ross Stripling. All are superb options when healthy, but none should be trusted to work any more than 135 innings. So why such a heavy preference for Hill? The unlikely reclamation project turns 39 before starting the season, and he wasn't as elite (3.66 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 3.57 SIERA) in 2018's 132.2 innings. Drafters must exude patience, as he has struggled out of the gate in each of the last two seasons. In what should come as a surprise to nobody, he's already dealing with a short-term MCL injury that will delay his scheduled Opening Day start. He's a strong SP2 or 3 in the starts he makes, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him run out of steam. Just don't drop him much for this injury; such issues were already expected and factored into his draft cost.
38 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) 142 25 156 40.6 11.6 151.0 +9.0
Pivetta's peripherals say that his ERA should have been much better than 4.77 last year, but he was victimized by a high BABIP, low strand rate, and lots and lots of home runs. This is an elite bat misser who has thrown fewer than 300 innings at the Major League level, so there is some breakout potential here. We'll learn this season whether Pivetta is ready to take a step forward or if he's the next in a line of pitchers who don't quite live up to their peripherals.
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
Hamels displayed all the signs of a pitcher in decline during his three seasons in Texas, but he rebounded nicely upon joining the Cubs at midseason last year. It's hard to know exactly what version of Hamels we'll get at this point, but being in the National League should help. It's not unreasonable to hope for a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP in the low 1.20s, and close to a strikeout per inning in 2019.
41 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 149 15 87 42.7 10.5 112.0 -37.0
A relative afterthought in many 2018 drafts, Foltynewicz fastened a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 183 frames. Deploying fewer sinkers and more sliders helped unlock his upside, but beware paying full freight for an encore. A substandard 3.34 BB/9 could cause more trouble if a .253 BABIP rises near his .303 career norm. This was a case of not paying for the career year before elbow soreness threatened his wipe out multiple April starts.
42 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 152 26 74 46.7 8.3 175.0 +23.0
Over his first three seasons with the Dodgers, Maeda has finished as the SP19, SP33, and SP49 in standard 5x5 rotisserie leagues, despite averaging just 145 innings pitched per season. He is a good bet to again produce an ERA around 3.80, WHIP around 1.20, and better than a strikeout per inning. While it would be unwise to expect more than around 130 innings from Maeda this season, given how the Dodgers have handled Maeda and the rest of their pitching staff over the last couple years, he's proven he can be a solid mixed league asset even with a limited workload. He's particularly valuable in shallower leagues (10/12 team leagues with short benches) and leagues with multiple DL spots, since there will be decent fill-ins available for the starts he misses in those formats.
43 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) IL10 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
Signed by Seattle this winter, Kikuchi heads to the U.S. with a career 2.77 ERA in eight seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. The Japanese signee is expected to make his MLB debut in the Tokyo Dome, giving some last-minute drafters a sneak peek that could vastly sway his cost. Since Kikuchi is accustomed to working in a six-man rotation, Seattle plans to limit him to around five innings per start, which jeopardizes his win potential but could help fortify his ratios. He's a bit of an unknown without a sky-high ceiling, but the 27-year-old southpaw could make a solid mid-rotation piece if competitors get scared off by his uncertainty.
47 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) IL60 179 14 139 51.1 20.3 162.0 -17.0
A former elite prospect, Glasnow couldn't quite get his act together in Pittsburgh, but things started looking up when he was moved to the Rays. He struggled mightily with the long ball during his brief stint in Tampa, but the much more important thing is that he nearly cut his walk rate in half. Glasnow can miss bats with the best of them, so if he can stop giving away so many free passes we could suddenly be looking at a pitcher who can provide solid ratios to go along with the elite strikeout numbers. He's an exciting breakout candidate.
48 Hyun-Jin Ryu (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
Let's not forget how awesome Stripling was to start the season. He posted a 2.39 ERA with an MLB-high 11.38 BB/K ratio before the All-Star break. Despite finishing with a 3.02 ERA, he underperformed a .266 xwOBA that finished ninth among all starters. A potential top-25 starter if provided a secure job, he's instead a dicey top-50 choice with the Dodgers likely to give Kenta Maeda the fifth spot after Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. He'll earn some starts eventually, potentially to start the season if Kershaw (shoulder inflammation) and/or Buehler (arm) aren't ready, but Stripling may not significantly exceed last year's 122 innings. The skills make him worth a plunge at the right spot, especially with injuries already beginning to pile up for the NL champs.
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) 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) IL10 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) 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) 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) MiLB 212 31 106 61.8 14.9 158.0 -54.0
 
59 Alex Wood (CIN - SP) IL60 213 35 100 62.2 12.0 230.0 +17.0
Wood will open 2019 on the IL with a back injury, but don't forget about him. Even before getting hurt, he was overlooked in drafts despite carrying a career 3.29 ERA and 3.36 FIP and gaining job security with a move from the Dodgers to the Reds. The park change and diminished velocity have caused valid concerns, but the 28-year-old righty should remain a solid No. 4 or 5 starter when healthy.
60 Dallas Keuchel (ATL - SP) 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) MiLB 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) IL10 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) IL7 238 31 123 72.0 16.0 213.0 -25.0
 
67 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP) 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
Reyes threw all of four innings in his return from Tommy John surgery before suffering a shoulder injury that knocked him out for the rest of the 2018 season. He enters 2019 as a total wildcard who isn't likely to be in the Opening Day rotation, but the talent is obvious. He could easily be a huge difference-maker for fantasy owners in the season's second half, if not earlier.
70 Sonny Gray (CIN - SP) 251 51 132 76.3 14.0 268.0 +17.0
 
71 Jimmy Nelson (MIL - SP) 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) IL10 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) IL60 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) 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
Initially a candidate for an early-season promotion, Luzardo was shut down for four-to-six weeks in late March because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The 21-year-old southpaw still has a bright future, and he could conceivably headline Oakland's weak rotation by the summer. This setback, however, lessens the appeal of drafting and stashing him in shallower re-draft formats.
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) 204 25 123 60.1 21.3 171.0 -33.0
It is too bad that we don't get to see Ohtani pitch this season since he was so dominant, but his bat is very nearly on the same level. His full season pace last year had him at 34 homers, 16 steals, 95 RBIs, 92 runs and a .285 BA. That is a second round level season. Granted, he likely won't debut until May since he is recovering from an injury, but remember that he was only 23 last year and will finally get to focus on just hitting for the first time in his life.
98 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - SP,RP) IL10 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) IL10 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) 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) IL10 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) 393 53 154 110.6 19.8 333.0 -60.0
 
112 Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP) 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) IL10 368 57 241 105.6 31.6 363.0 -5.0
 
115 Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) IL60 384 54 160 114.0 17.1 464.0 +80.0
 
116 Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP) 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) IL10 372 57 151 104.6 23.0 498.0 +126.0
 
119 Gio Gonzalez (MIL - SP) IL10 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) IL10 442 43 168 120.2 17.6 390.0 -52.0
 
125 Danny Salazar (CLE - SP) IL60 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) IL60 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 (TOR - 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) IL60 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) MiLB 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) IL60 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) IL60 463 65 205 131.8 22.8 426.0 -37.0
 
142 Taijuan Walker (ARI - SP) IL60 535 85 195 137.9 24.3 647.0 +112.0
 
143 Jaime Barria (LAA - SP) MiLB 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) DFA 457 84 165 127.9 23.4 467.0 +10.0
 
146 Robbie Erlin (SD - SP,RP) MiLB 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) IL60 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) IL60 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) IL10 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) IL10 554 104 264 153.0 28.8 428.0 -126.0
 
156 Wade LeBlanc (SEA - SP,RP) 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) IL60 469 58 95 77.8 7.5    
 
160 Jeremy Hellickson (WSH - SP) IL10 522 47 172 133.7 25.8 603.0 +81.0
 
161 Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP) IL10 829 97 303 162.6 47.7 573.0 -256.0
 
162 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) IL60 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) IL60 582 115 176 147.8 20.7 618.0 +36.0
 
167 Ervin Santana (CWS - SP) MiLB 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) IL60 574 102 188 147.2 20.6 829.0 +255.0
 
171 Tyson Ross (DET - SP) IL60 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) MiLB 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) IL10 567 121 196 157.7 19.1 429.0 -138.0
 
177 Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP) 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) IL60 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) 541 88 241 154.2 36.6 628.0 +87.0
 
186 Sean Manaea (OAK - SP) IL60 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) IL60 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 (PIT - 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) IL60 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) IL60 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) IL60 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) IL60 840 85 262 196.1 40.0 781.0 -59.0
 
211 Brett Anderson (OAK - SP,RP) 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) IL60 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) MiLB 802 140 227 189.2 30.4    
 
220 Wilmer Font (NYM - 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) IL60 664 149 276 201.0 49.0    
 
223 Jordan Lyles (PIT - SP,RP) IL10 811 121 314 216.7 54.4 851.0 +40.0
 
224 Manny Banuelos (CWS - SP) IL10 823 141 232 192.0 23.2 913.0 +90.0
 
225 Rogelio Armenteros (HOU - SP) 844 140 255 206.0 44.5    
 
226 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP) 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) IL10 678 112 229 193.5 21.1 650.0 -28.0
 
230 Nick Tropeano (LAA - SP) MiLB 662 141 206 189.7 13.0 669.0 +7.0
 
231 Brian Johnson (BOS - SP,RP) 775 143 360 241.0 73.2 1,027.0 +252.0
 
232 Ben Lively (KC - SP,RP) DFA 916 144 276 216.0 54.6    
 
233 Clayton Richard (TOR - SP) 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) IL10 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) MiLB 789 166 374 233.0 72.8 803.0 +14.0
 
244 Daniel Ponce de Leon (STL - SP,RP) 837 92 288 217.5 37.6 679.0 -158.0
 
245 Hector Santiago (NYM - SP,RP) MiLB 793 168 312 230.0 51.9 1,033.0 +240.0
 
246 Erick Fedde (WSH - SP) 680 138 213 198.7 12.4 727.0 +47.0
 
247 Yohander Mendez (TEX - SP) IL60 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) 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) 812 175 228 206.3 19.3    
 
255 Yefry Ramirez (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB 962 178 296 243.3 43.6    
 
256 Ryan Weber (BOS - SP,RP) MiLB 839 179 310 241.0 53.7    
 
257 Hector Velazquez (BOS - SP,RP) IL10 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) MiLB 843 181 365 260.7 77.1    
 
260 Thomas Pannone (TOR - SP,RP) MiLB 856 188 247 221.2 27.3 651.0 -205.0
 
261 David Phelps (TOR - SP,RP) 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) 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) IL60 894 193 267 216.2 24.5    
 
272 Griffin Canning (LAA - SP)   193 200 197.7 3.3 746.0  
 
273 Tanner Scott (BAL - SP,RP) MiLB 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) 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) IL60 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) 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) 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 (SEA - 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 (TOR - SP,RP) IL10   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 (WSH - SP,RP) MiLB 968 222 298 256.8 27.3    
 
305 Taylor Clarke (ARI - SP) 900 223 271 247.0 24.0    
 
306 Cody Anderson (CLE - SP,RP) MiLB 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) IL60 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 (SP) FA 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) IL60 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) 987 243 362 302.3 48.6    
 
319 Heath Fillmyer (KC - SP) MiLB 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) IL10 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) IL60 952 251 292 271.5 20.5    
 
325 Kohl Stewart (MIN - SP) 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) MiLB 1044 277 313 295.0 18.0 992.0 -52.0
 
333 Clay Holmes (PIT - SP,RP) 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) IL60 1093 289 324 311.7 16.0 683.0 -410.0
 
339 Alec Mills (CHC - SP,RP) MiLB 1099 290 329 314.7 17.5 991.0 -108.0
 
340 Aaron Wilkerson (MIL - SP,RP) MiLB 1102 295 327 311.0 13.1    
 
341 Andrew Kittredge (TB - SP,RP) 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) 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) 1148 336 346 341.0 5.0    
 
352 David Hale (NYY - SP,RP) 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) IL60 1161 340 369 354.5 14.5    
 
355 Chris Flexen (NYM - SP,RP) 1166 341 351 346.0 5.0    
 
356 Alec Asher (COL - SP,RP) MiLB 1167 342 355 348.5 6.5