« RotoAuthority League Filled; Silver League Open | Main | Santana, Stanton Have Higher Price On Yahoo, ESPN »

Starting Pitcher Rankings

The wait is over!  Our starting pitcher rankings are here.  Average draft round from Mock Draft Central is in parentheses.  I've been using MDC data because it's easy to work with, but we'll have ADP data from Yahoo, ESPN, and CBS soon.

  1. Tim Lincecum (2) - $37.96
  2. Roy Halladay (2) - $37.18
  3. C.C. Sabathia (5) - $31.21
  4. Justin Verlander (6) - $29.63
  5. Felix Hernandez (3) - $29.51
  6. Dan Haren (5) - $29.13
  7. Clayton Kershaw (5) - $27.59
  8. Jon Lester (4) - $27.36
  9. Zack Greinke (5) - $27.16
  10. Mat Latos (7) - $27.15
  11. Jered Weaver (5) - $25.84
  12. Cliff Lee (4) - $25.27
  13. Chris Carpenter (9) - $24.19
  14. Max Scherzer (9) - $23.98
  15. Cole Hamels (6) - $23.85
  16. Matt Cain (8) - $23.58
  17. Ubaldo Jimenez (4) - $23.33
  18. Josh Johnson (7) - $23.23
  19. Roy Oswalt (9) - $23.16
  20. Tommy Hanson (7) - $22.16
  21. Yovani Gallardo (6) - $21.11
  22. David Price (6) - $20.83
  23. Jeremy Hellickson (15) - $17.80
  24. Colby Lewis (10) - $17.26
  25. Ted Lilly (20) - $17.21
  26. Chad Billingsley (8) - $17.16
  27. Javier Vazquez (16) - $16.48
  28. Dan Hudson (12) - $15.78
  29. Francisco Liriano (7) - $15.44
  30. Phil Hughes (14) - $15.34
  31. C.J. Wilson (19) - $14.91
  32. Shaun Marcum (10) - $14.91
  33. Clay Buchholz (9) - $14.77
  34. Wandy Rodriguez (11) - $14.74
  35. Jonathan Sanchez (14) - $14.74
  36. Ian Kennedy (21) - $14.43
  37. Ricky Nolasco (16) - $14.36
  38. Josh Beckett (15) - $14.21
  39. John Danks (9) - $13.56
  40. Tim Hudson (13) - $13.41
  41. Gio Gonzalez (16) - $13.05
  42. Ryan Dempster (8) - $12.67
  43. Jake Peavy (33) - $12.11
  44. Brett Anderson (14) - $11.95
  45. Brett Myers (14) - $11.89
  46. James Shields (15) - $11.71
  47. Hiroki Kuroda (16) - $11.13
  48. Madison Bumgarner (13) - $10.97
  49. Brandon Morrow (11) - $10.61
  50. Matt Garza (10) - $10.55
  51. Brandon Webb (31) - $10.36
  52. Ervin Santana (21) - $9.82
  53. John Lackey (15) - $9.81
  54. Edinson Volquez (29) - $9.64
  55. Carlos Zambrano (27) - $8.89
  56. Travis Wood (29) - $8.30
  57. Brian Matusz (23) - $8.27
  58. Jaime Garcia (21) - $7.85
  59. Trevor Cahill (8) - $7.61
  60. Bronson Arroyo (31) - $7.60
  61. Jhoulys Chacin (26) - $7.41
  62. Johnny Cueto (27) - $6.90
  63. Jorge de la Rosa (17) - $6.58
  64. Anibal Sanchez (27) - $6.34
  65. Gavin Floyd (13) - $6.24
  66. Jordan Zimmermann (18) - $6.19
  67. Daisuke Matsuzaka (34) - $6.00
  68. Dallas Braden (33) - $5.96
  69. Scott Baker (19) - $5.27
  70. Kevin Slowey (21) - $5.24
  71. Mike Minor (25) - $5.22
  72. Randy Wolf (32) - $5.01
  73. James McDonald (31) - $4.33
  74. Jeff Niemann (33) - $4.14
  75. Jair Jurrjens (16) - $3.88
  76. Phil Coke (Not drafted) - $3.76
  77. Joel Pineiro (Not drafted) - $3.34
  78. Ricky Romero (14) - $3.14
  79. A.J. Burnett (30) - $2.91
  80. Brett Cecil (34) - $2.70
  81. Wade Davis (30) - $2.62
  82. Derek Lowe (33) - $2.38
  83. Carl Pavano (30) - $2.36
  84. Clayton Richard (32) - $2.34
  85. Jonathon Niese (22) - $2.07
  86. Chris Capuano (Not drafted) - $1.69
  87. Edwin Jackson (16) - $1.09
  88. Jake Westbrook (33) - $1.09
  89. Derek Holland (23) - $1.07
  90. Brandon McCarthy (Not drafted) - $1.00
  91. Jeremy Guthrie (Not drafted) - $0.83
  92. Randy Wells (26) - $0.65
  93. Barry Zito (Not drafted) - $0.64
  94. Kyle Drabek (33) - $0.49
  95. Justin Duchscherer (Not drafted) - $0.16
  96. Justin Masterson (33) - $0.01

I've projected 180-200 innings for a lot of guys, because I can't predict exactly who will get hurt.  This looks like a very deep group.  If you were to draft hitters for your first eight picks and assembled a staff of Scherzer, Oswalt, Hellickson, Lewis, Lilly, and Vazquez, you'd be in good shape.  There are probably a dozen additional starters I'd be comfortable mixing and matching in there if you're the type who waits on starting pitching.

A few who have the stuff to outpitch their projections: Jackson, Buchholz, Cueto, Matusz, Davis, Zimmermann, Holland, Morrow...the list goes on.  At the end of the draft you definitely want to take a kid with upside and a rotation spot over someone like Westbrook.


Full Story |  Comments (0) | Categories: Starters

Search Roto Authority

Custom Search




Roto Authority Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Roto Authority Features



Recent Posts



Monthly Archives









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