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Normalized Starting Pitcher Rankings

What if every starter threw exactly 200 innings?  Here's how my rankings would look:

  1. Rich Harden  $36.27
  2. Johan Santana  $32.11
  3. Joba Chamberlain  $31.02
  4. Tim Lincecum  $30.32
  5. Jake Peavy  $28.74
  6. Cole Hamels  $27.56
  7. C.C. Sabathia  $25.42
  8. Javier Vazquez  $24.09
  9. Roy Halladay  $23.09
  10. Josh Beckett  $22.79
  11. Yovani Gallardo  $21.65
  12. Dan Haren  $21.47
  13. Scott Kazmir  $20.90
  14. Brandon Webb  $19.82
  15. John Smoltz  $19.60
  16. Max Scherzer  $19.15
  17. Ervin Santana  $19.12
  18. Chad Billingsley  $19.03
  19. Ben Sheets  $18.83
  20. Randy Johnson  $18.62
  21. James Shields  $18.34
  22. A.J. Burnett  $18.33
  23. Roy Oswalt  $17.93
  24. Francisco Liriano  $17.63
  25. Kenshin Kawakami  $17.43
  26. Erik Bedard  $17.21
  27. Justin Duchscherer  $16.19
  28. Brett Myers  $15.60
  29. Chris Young  $15.43
  30. Jered Weaver  $15.38
  31. Kevin Slowey  $15.35
  32. Ricky Nolasco  $15.31
  33. Felix Hernandez  $14.72
  34. John Lackey  $14.68
  35. Daisuke Matsuzaka  $14.42
  36. Cliff Lee  $13.73
  37. Zack Greinke  $13.39
  38. Matt Cain  $13.38
  39. Chris Carpenter  $13.23
  40. Brandon Morrow  $12.77
  41. Ted Lilly  $12.72
  42. Edinson Volquez  $12.62
  43. Derek Lowe  $12.27
  44. Kelvim Escobar  $11.23
  45. Adam Wainwright  $11.18
  46. Scott Baker  $11.15
  47. John Maine  $10.67
  48. Justin Verlander  $10.56
  49. Josh Johnson  $10.14
  50. Aaron Harang  $9.96
  51. Ryan Dempster  $9.82
  52. Clayton Kershaw  $9.60
  53. John Danks  $9.40
  54. Pedro Martinez  $9.16
  55. Carlos Zambrano  $8.92
  56. Johnny Cueto  $8.65
  57. J.A. Happ  $8.49
  58. Tim Hudson  $8.18
  59. Andy Sonnanstine  $8.06
  60. Clay Buchholz  $7.75
  61. Matt Garza  $7.61
  62. Jonathan Sanchez  $7.50
  63. Phil Hughes  $7.47
  64. Gil Meche  $7.33
  65. Wandy Rodriguez  $7.25
  66. Hiroki Kuroda  $7.19
  67. Mark Prior  $7.17
  68. Manny Parra  $6.95
  69. David Bush  $6.50
  70. Aaron Heilman  $6.45
  71. Dustin McGowan  $6.10
  72. Sean Marshall  $6.06
  73. Tommy Hanson  $5.85
  74. Yusmeiro Petit  $5.80
  75. Rich Hill  $5.72
  76. Michael Bowden  $5.60
  77. Oliver Perez  $5.54
  78. Andy Pettitte  $5.25
  79. Ian Kennedy  $5.20
  80. Jair Jurrjens  $5.16
  81. Chris Capuano  $4.89
  82. Jeremy Bonderman  $4.41
  83. Trevor Cahill  $4.18
  84. Dallas Braden  $4.16
  85. Jason Schmidt  $4.09
  86. Casey Janssen  $3.78
  87. Jon Lester  $3.66
  88. Scott Lewis  $3.54
  89. Joe Blanton  $3.47
  90. Koji Uehara  $3.20
  91. Kris Medlen  $3.02
  92. Jesse Litsch  $2.95
  93. Bronson Arroyo  $2.55
  94. David Price  $2.31
  95. Freddy Garcia  $2.05
  96. Micah Owings  $1.91
  97. Anibal Sanchez  $1.79
  98. Ryan Rowland-Smith  $1.79
  99. Brett Anderson  $1.56
  100. David Purcey  $1.53
  101. Mark Buehrle  $1.27
  102. Tim Wakefield  $1.24
  103. Cha Seung Baek  $1.23
  104. Boof Bonser  $1.05
  105. Carlos Carrasco  $1.00
  106. Joe Saunders  $0.89
  107. Randy Wolf  $0.70
  108. Kyle Lohse  $0.33
  109. Chien-Ming Wang  $0.32
  110. Jorge Campillo  $0.20
  111. Todd Wellemeyer  $0.05

I wouldn't get too caught up in the exact dollar values, since this is not a realistic scenario.


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