« Ranking American League Offenses | Main | Reader Leagues »

Starting Pitcher Rankings

Today let's dive into my starting pitcher rankings for 12-team mixed leagues.  Average draft round is in parentheses.

  1. Tim Lincecum (2) - $41.40
  2. Roy Halladay (3) - $34.66
  3. Dan Haren (4) - $33.74
  4. C.C. Sabathia (3) - $30.31
  5. Zack Greinke (3) - $30.17
  6. Felix Hernandez (3) - $28.56
  7. Justin Verlander (4) - $27.52
  8. Johan Santana (4) - $27.35
  9. Adam Wainwright (5) - $25.91
  10. Javier Vazquez (6) - $25.76
  11. Josh Beckett (7) - $24.38
  12. Tommy Hanson (7) - $24.37
  13. Cole Hamels (9) - $23.32
  14. Jon Lester (5) - $21.72
  15. Chris Carpenter (7) - $20.78
  16. Cliff Lee (5) - $20.28
  17. Ricky Nolasco (9) - $20.20
  18. Yovani Gallardo (8) - $19.46
  19. Jake Peavy (9) - $19.38
  20. Josh Johnson (6) - $19.01
  21. Clayton Kershaw (8) - $18.85
  22. Matt Cain (8) - $18.36
  23. Chad Billingsley (11) - $18.00
  24. James Shields (11) - $17.81
  25. Phil Hughes (27) - $16.53
  26. Ubaldo Jimenez (9) - $16.26
  27. Wandy Rodriguez (10) - $16.09
  28. Jair Jurrjens (12) - $15.08
  29. Ted Lilly (15) - $14.93
  30. Scott Baker (13) - $14.88
  31. Brett Anderson (13) - $14.40
  32. Matt Garza (11) - $13.78
  33. Ryan Dempster (15) - $13.43
  34. John Lackey (11) - $13.38
  35. Jered Weaver (12) - $12.68
  36. Roy Oswalt (14) - $12.56
  37. Rich Harden (19) - $12.04
  38. A.J. Burnett (11) - $11.64 
  39. Max Scherzer (13) - $10.81
  40. Aaron Harang (22) - $10.38
  41. Brandon Webb (12) - $10.19
  42. Kevin Slowey (19) - $10.03
  43. Colby Lewis (N/A) - $9.69
  44. Stephen Strasburg (26) - $9.56
  45. Jonathan Sanchez (20) - $8.87
  46. Clay Buchholz (17) - $8.83
  47. Joe Blanton (25) - $8.75
  48. Carlos Zambrano (15) - $8.52
  49. Randy Wolf (18) - $8.43
  50. Scott Kazmir (15) - $8.07
  51. Johnny Cueto (19) - $7.08
  52. Neftali Feliz (15) - $7.08
  53. Jorge de la Rosa (17) - $6.93
  54. Francisco Liriano (20) - $6.53
  55. John Danks (14) - $6.45
  56. David Price (15) - $5.77
  57. J.A. Happ (22) - $5.30
  58. Gavin Floyd (16) - $5.10
  59. Ervin Santana (20) - $4.94
  60. Tim Hudson (18) - $4.76
  61. Daisuke Matsuzaka (17) - $4.73
  62. Mat Latos (28) - $4.35
  63. Erik Bedard (20) - $4.29
  64. Bronson Arroyo (28) - $3.71
  65. Ben Sheets (19) - $3.32
  66. Kevin Correia (23) - $3.18
  67. Mark Buehrle (20) - $3.07
  68. Jeff Niemann (19) - $3.00
  69. Hiroki Kuroda (22) - $2.85
  70. Wade Davis (27) - $2.81
  71. Brett Myers (28) - $2.81
  72. Andy Pettitte (18) - $2.58
  73. Edwin Jackson (15) - $2.50
  74. Derek Lowe (27) - $2.09
  75. Kenshin Kawakami (36) - $1.83
  76. Randy Wells (28) - $1.75
  77. Ryan Rowland-Smith (N/A) - $1.56
  78. Justin Masterson (N/A) - $1.55
  79. Joel Pineiro (24) - $1.00
  80. Clayton Richard (28) - $0.62
  81. Jason Hammel (28) - $0.21

The top tier pitchers seem to be valued appropriately, with the possible exception of Hamels.  Maybe you don't want to wait until the 10th round to take a pitcher, but you could wait until the 7th or 8th and create a very strong staff.  Brad Penny, Brian Matusz, and Marc Rzepczynski just missed my cut for positive mixed league value, but that doesn't mean they're junk.  At a certain point it's wise to ignore projections and rankings and fill out your staff with pitchers you like, guys with good stuff.  Maybe that means Buchholz, Feliz, and Liriano - there are probably a dozen pitchers on this list with the ability to destroy their projections.


Full Story |  Comments (0) | Categories:


Site Map     Contact     About     Advertise     Privacy Policy     MLB Trade Rumors     Rss Feed