The List 8/28: Top 100 Starting Pitchers – Week 22 Fantasy Baseball 2023

8/28 - Top 100 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings for 2023

Welcome to The List, where I rank the Top 100 SP for Fantasy Baseball every Monday of the year.

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For each edition of The List, I have a set of rules to outline my thought process and how to best use these rankings. Please take note:

  1. This is 5×5, 12-teamer, H2H format focused. It generally is the same as roto as well, but make sure you adjust accordingly.
  2. We have two tables to review before the notes and rankings. First is an injury table that outlines where players would be relatively ranked if fully healthy. It’s the best way to tackle how to value players on the IL.
  3. If a player is on the IL or not confirmed inside the rotation, they aren’t on the List. That includes injuries and guys in the minors, but there are exceptions for players who are expected to be in the rotation but are being skipped this week.
  4. Updated 6/6 – I am now adding an “Honorable Mentions” at the end of The List to cover all the other SP who are off The List. It replaces the “Others I Considered” table.
  5. Since this is a 12-teamer, I heavily weigh upside in the back-half of the rankings. Tier 10 is likely going to underperform those in Tier 11 across a full season, but it’s in your best interest to chase Tier 10’s ceiling vs. settling for Tier 11’s floor.
  6. I’ve made a decision to limit labels to just one label per player, with few exceptions for a second. It streamlines the process much better and hopefully gives you a more targeted understanding of the player.
  7. The notes outline oh-so-much to help your team. Please read the notes if you can instead of just scrolling to the bottom.

 

Let’s get to the tables. First are all of our injured compatriots:

Injured Players Table

I made a decision last year: I removed the “Preseason tiers” and changed “tiers” to “Relative Rank” as it’ll be more consistent week-to-week — Tiers change while their relative rank does not.

Please understand that “70-80” does not guarantee the player will be exactly in that range when they return. Rankings are 100% relative to the landscape and while this table reflects where they would sit in a vacuum, it’s a fluid creature. Sometimes there are oh-so-many options, sometimes I want to see them healthy and stretched out again, and others we’re starving for pitchers and they jump higher than “70-80”. It’s a loose reference point and why it’s called “relative ranking.” It’s difficult to update this week-to-week and I apologize if the ranking is different when the player actually returns from the IL. I hope it helps!

One last point about that – oftentimes pitchers need an extra week or two to ramp up once they do return to the majors. It’s why Still ILL exists and the “relative rank” you see is when those guys have shaken off their rust. Will they be back to normal in their first start or will they need a few? I have no idea! Those ranks are to show what I’d expect once they are fully back to normal.

I added something new to The List this season. It’s a small table of the prospects I’m personally excited about who would jump up The List quickly if they were confirmed in the rotation. Please don’t read too much into these, there are far better prospect analysts out there than me. Still, I think this table will help you quickly stay on top of who should be on your radar.

They are ordered by my general preference/focus on those guys right now. If any of these are called up, they should be added to your 12-teamers ASAP. Some guys aren’t here and that’s due to my own belief they aren’t as pressing as the ones below. I could be very wrong there.

Colors: Green = Most excited about. Yellow = Solid but not as urgent. Orange = Will likely take some time.

Prospect Pitchers To Consider

 

Lastly, I heavily recommend you follow my daily SP Roundup that outlines all pitcher performances through the season, as each week’s update will reflect the comments and findings from those daily articles. If you’re unfamiliar with some of the players listed, I highly recommend that you read my 45,000+ Top 300 Starting Pitchers from February. Many things will have changed, but the root of my perception of these players is outlined there.

Let’s get to it.

 

Ranking Notes

 

  • This is your reminder to please read these notes as they’ll tell you plenty about why “someone moved up” or “why is he at #X?!”
  • Seriously. Read the notes.

 

  • I know there are going to be a ton of comments about I hate how much these rankings change each week and I’m going to get out ahead of them here.
  • These rankings mostly change in the back half of The List as that’s your waiver wire. Those aren’t the players you hold onto throughout the year like your SPs 1-4, which means we’re going to be a bit more chaotic and roll with the waves more aggressively. If I see elements that suggest a pitcher could be a Top 40 arm, I’m going to move up a ton from the 80s to the 60s. Shazam, there we go.

 

  • As is tradition, I need to tell you about the guys who were removed and added from the Top 60, so you have context for the ranking shifts.
  • Highest Added: Joe Ryan (34)
  • Highest Removed: Shohei Ohtani (11), Yu Darvish (23) Bailey Ober (44),
  • Net Change Inside Top 60:  (+2)
  • Please understand how this affects movement across The List.

 

NOTE: Because I’m in California this week and the timezones messed me up, I’m publishing close to 10:00pm ET, after some games have concluded. This means I have taken the following Monday performances into account:

 

Tier 1 – The True Aces

 

1. Spencer StriderHe’s dope and makes us feel dope.

2. Gerrit ColeHe’s back to his old ways.

3. Luis CastilloWhat a wonderful year of domianting four-seamers.

4. Kevin GausmanThe velocity is back up (again).

5. Zac GallenHe had no issue with the Rangers and it’s oh-so-wonderful

6. Tyler Glasnow – As long as the slider gets strikes, things are wonderful.

7. Zack Wheeler – His fastballs set one of the best foundations in baseball.

 

Tier 2 – AGA We Hope Don’t Fall Off

 

8. Pablo López – He stumbled against the Rangers (stupid The List curse) and is one of the best around at rebounding in the following start.

9. Max Scherzer – Scherzer is still going strong and it’s fantastic.

10. Blake Snell – He tosses fewer mistake pitches than any starter in the majors, according to PLV. And it’s not even close.

11. Freddy Peralta – After fanning nearly sixty in his last six starts, Peralta has earned the AGA label.

 

Tier 3 – Potential AGA

 

12. Clayton Kershaw – Gives us one more night of glory and the tag will return.

13. Brandon Woodruff – He had a rough one, then looked like his former self. One more outign and we’re good.

14. Max Fried – Fried has had an odd return from the IL, but I believe one more outing of dominance should put him back into Tier 2.

15. Sandy Alcantara – I was hoping he’d propel past a tough matchup against the Padres, but it wasn’t meant to be.

16. George Kirby – Kirby’s slider has improved and I just want to see it dominate without fail.

17. Corbin Burnes – Why did you have to throw a clunker like that?

18. Julio Urías – You too, Urías. both of you were so close to AGA.

19. Kodai Senga – Let’s be honest, Senga has been as much of a stud as anyone in the top 10 across the last two months (okay, nearly anyone). I’m still a little weirded out by the heater and cutter, but I can’t deny the success.

20. Zach Eflin – He’s been the rock of the backend of drafts this year and has no signs of slowing down.

 

ONE MORE THING

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Tier 4 – They Feel Like Aces But Aren’t

 

21. Logan Webb – He’s great, just not an ace. A really solid SP #2/3.

22. Justin Verlander – I don’t buy the strikeout surge he’s had lately, but Verlander is still lovely.

23. Kyle Bradish – What a ride this has been as he’s reduced the four-seamers in play and forced batters to hit his sldier and curve.

24. Aaron Nola – He had himself a nice rebound, leaning heavily on four-seamers and curveballs. Location, location, location.

25. Tarik Skubal – The four-seamer is still an elite pitch and the secondaries are coming together.

26. Logan Gilbert – His fastball was better last time, but not quite where we want it as the slider has finally woken up.

27. Grayson Rodriguez – Grod has been a new man since returning to the bigs with more high heaters and low changeups/breakers.

28. Eury Pérez – Pérez is a beast right now with his curveball doing more work than in the first half. The only concern is limitations as the Marlins seem reluctant to let him go more than 90 pitches, let alone 80.

29. Sonny Gray – He may have some more volatility down the stretch, but he’s produced whether my anxiety can handle it or not.

30. Yusei Kikuchi – Kikuchi didn’t have the results we wanted last time, but the slider is still spotted beautifully. It’s so cool how good Kikuchi can be when he isn’t chaotic.

31. Merrill Kelly – He just dominated and left due to an injury scare. He’s all good next time out…but it is the Dodgers. Ugh.

32. Jesús Luzardo – After a string of disasters, Luzardo rebounded in a defiant way, taking down the Padres, a team notorious for their demolition of LHP. It’s hard to deny Luzardo spots in your lineups after that.

33. Cole Ragans – He’s a unicorn – five different pitches he can throw at any moment, each with great PLV marks, including multiple 20%+ SwStr pitches, a 30% called strike curve, and a fastball that hit 101 last time out. H*ck, he even goes 100 pitches an outing and ramps up the velocity. The schedule is luscious, and there’s no reason to not get on board.

34. Joe Ryan – He just returned from the IL and I imagine we’re all good moving forward. Just get the slider together, okay?

 

Tier 5 – Legit Potential With A Good Floor

 

35. Bryce Miller – I still love the heater, but there needs to be more done with the secondaries.

36. Justin Steele – I’m a little suspicious of his fastball and slider these days (it’s not the same precision we saw in the spring), but we hold and start regardless.

37. Tanner Bibee – Is his command that good? The slider is better and he’s generally getting the heaters upstairs, but the change and curve are inconsistent and he’s gotten away with a ton of mistakes.

38. Bobby Miller – The sky is the limit if Miller develops the ability to turn to the slider for whiffs. With the curve getting strikes and his upper 90s heaters earning all the outs and foul balls, I’m so game for this.

39. Andrew Abbott – Abbott has had his share of ups-and-downs, ultimately being a pitcher with a good repertoire but a lack of polish in a rough home park.

40. Lucas GiolitoThe line wasn’t pretty against the Phillies on Monday, but the changeup and sldier are still great with the fastball at 94 mph. He’s the guy you want him to be.

41. Lance LynnThe Dodgers help Lynn in many ways, except actually improving his secondaries. Without a proper #2 to lead him, Lynn will run into trouble here and there.

 

 

Tier 6 – Get Your Act Together

 

42. James PaxtonHis fastball has been degrading for weeks and I’m a little worried he’s fatiguing after not pitching regularly for years.

43. Kenta MaedaThe slider has been inconsistent for three starts now (including Monday) and that has me worried.

44. Framber Valdez – Yes, it was seven no-hit innings, but the cutter is still gone and the curve isn’t dominating. I hate Valdez hyper-reliant on sinkers finding gloves.

45. Chris Sale – The fastball ramped up against the Astros and his slider was as good as ever.

46. Carlos Rodón – He gave trusting managers two productive starts last week, including an 18 whiff game against the Rays. There’s still more work to do with the four-seamer overpowering batters, but we’re getting there.

47. Gavin Williams – We know the potential, it’s a matter of believing all three pitches can be there on a given day (or at least the four-seamer and one breaker).

48. Hunter Greene – The first two starts were duds and I’m not giving up on Greene yet. The stuff is still amazing.

 

Tier 7 – Oh Wow, Is That Hardwood?

 

49. Chris Bassitt – He’s been as sturdy as any.

50. José Berríos – Same with Berríos. You roll with them.

51. Jordan Montgomery – He’s fine, as long as the changeup and curve are present. When one isn’t, it’s mediocre, but rarely horrible.

52. Eduardo Rodriguez – He does enough with fastballs, changeups, and cutters/sliders to be a solid play against all but the elite offenses.

53. Charlie Morton – The ERA, Ks, and Wins are great, but that WHIP. Ohhhhh boy that WHIP.

54. Brayan Bello – He had a new slider in his last outing and I’m curious to see how it develops across the final month.

55. Kyle Hendricks – Hendricks has made a compelling case for Spider-Man this season. If only the curveball were to return to form…

56. Michael Wacha – Wacha stumbled last time out, but generally has had fantastic command across his full repertoire, allowing his changeup to sparkle.

57. Seth Lugo – Lugo doesn’t look sexy, but gets the job done with fastballs, a dependable curveball, and a slider that can show up here and there.

 

Tier 8 – The Cherry Bombs We Can’t Resist

 

58. Graham Ashcraft – Ashcraft has been on a tear and yet I still have my suspicions if it’s real or not. We’re taking the chance right now and hoping it sticks for just a few more weeks.

59. Jon Gray The slider is elite and the four-seamer is back to its better self lately, including nine strikeouts against the Mets on Monday.

60. Bryan Woo – With his Still ILL out of the way, Woo is a generally solid play. It still may be a little shaky for another start, though.

61. Mitch Keller – He’s had back-to-back strong outings, catalyzed by his cutter. I sure hope it sticks.

62. Hunter Brown – We just saw how Brown’s repertoire can overwhelm opponents…when he has a consistent BSB approach. Only question is how repeatable it is.

63. Dylan Cease – The strikeouts will generally be there, but at what cost? I imagine many will want those in Tier 9 more than Cease and it’s all about the situation you’re in. Need upside? Go for Cease. Need decent innings? Tier 9 is your jam.

64. Jack Flaherty – We finally got Flaherty back over the weekend and I don’t think he’s as bad as the line looked. Expect a rebound.

 

Tier 9 – This Is Fine

 

65. Dean Kremer – Kremer has a good cutter and hopefully a good four-seamer on a given night for a winning team.

66. Aaron Civale – Civale is back to his heavy cutter + curve ways and I love it.

67. Hyun Jin Ryu – He’s a Toby for a team that should win games.

68. Tylor MegillWe may be seeing Megill blossom once again after showing solid skills against Atlanta, then dominating against the Rangers. I’d jump in now and see what happens.

69. Clarke SchmidtSchmidt has proven consistent as a streamer over the last month and oddly enough, he’s still in that 20% range. Let it ride with his good breaking balls and selective sinker usage.

70. Javier AssadThe cutter and sinker have been carving up innings.

71. Brandon WilliamsonThe added velocity + the improved changeup have turned Williamson into a legit Toby.

72. Mike ClevingerHe just had his best start of the year…against the Athletics. Still, it’s the Tigers up twice now and as long as the big 80mph breaker is cookin’, he’ll produce for your squads.

73. Cristopher SánchezThis may be the last time you chase Sánchez as a tough schedule is on the horizon. The changeup returned last start and you should feel good in the short term before the awfully tough decision you have ahead.

74. José UrquidyI could see myself putting all these final arms somewhere in Tier 10 or 11. urquidy is better than his last outing and pitching for Houston grants him many favors, including a wonderful Win chance.

75. J.P. FranceSame goes for France, who isn’t nearly as bad as the 10 ER game will tell you. He’ll bounce back.

76. José QuintanaQuintana just had to deal with Atlanta and now gets the Rangers. One more start away from helping you down the stretch as a proper Toby.

 

Here is where prospect pitchers would appear if they are called up as I feel those in Tier 9 and below could be off your teams next week (or now?) in 12-teamers.

 

Tier 10 – The Last Chance For Good Stuff

 

77. Griffin Canning – He’s back in the Angels rotation and has a solid matchup next weekend, armed with a bevy of whiffable pitches.

78. Jordan Wicks – I was impressed by Wicks’ changeup and cutter in his MLB debut and I’d take the chance on the youngin’ where I could.

79. Ryan Pepiot – The Dodgers are using him with an opener often, granting a solid Win chance as his changeup and slider are as good as I’ve seen from him.

80. Luis SeverinoWe’ve seen two starts from Severino of production and after Monday’s outing, there’s some hope for next week.

81. Brandon PfaadtHe’s arguably a Vargas Rulebut it’s a tough schedule in the short term and I’m not the biggest believer in the four-seamer + slider.

82. Reese OlsonHe just had himself a day against the Yankees and maybe there’s more in the tank.

83. Dakota HudsonThe slider wasn’t nearly what we wanted it to be against the Phillies, but the Pirates are next.

84. Tanner HouckHouck is back in the rotation and had his best slider in his last outing. Here’s to hoping that sticks.

85. Alex CobbHe just had a single good start with his splitter – are we ready to trust that it’ll return again?

 

Tier 11 – Stream Considerations

 

86. Michael LorenzenHe’s gone two starts now of failing to capitalize on weak opponents and even with a solid matchup ahead, it feels like the regression has arrived.

87. Bryce ElderElder is a solid play for a Win chance each time he goes.

88. Wade MileyHe’s fine as a streamer, but not a whole lot more than that.

89. Logan Allen – Allen doesn’t do enough with his repertoire for me to hold onto in 12-teamers, save for decent streams.

90. Reid DetmersIt’s been frustrating watching Detmers fail to click back into place with his three offerings. I won’t rule it out, but it’s not a great time at the moment.

91. Cristian JavierIt can still come back around…but it didn’t on Monday, Nick. THERE’S STILL A CHANCE.

92. Braxton Garrett – I wanted to be more in on Garrett and his sinker and slider command have me worried. Not enough upside here.

93. Brady SingerHe’s getting skipped for a week with arm fatigue. Arguably worthy of a drop, but the slider locations have still been stellar.

94. Andrew Heaney – He’s still a Cherry Bomb.

95. Kyle Gibson – So is Gibson, yes even after performing well against the Jays.

96. Taijuan Walker – He had a start skipped, came back throwing a tick harder (still at 91/92) and held it against the Angels today…to not much fanfare. It’s not worth the risk.

97. Dane Dunning – The slider and cutter have disappeared and I don’t want to chase this anymore.

98. JP Sears – Here’s some strikeout upside if you need it.

99. Paul Blackburn – Ditto-ish for Blackburn? He’s a strange kitchen sink guy who sometimes has a great changeup or slider.

100. Drew Rom – Drew features 90/91 mph fastballs that I kinda hate, but at least the slider is fantastic and he gets the Pirates next.

 

Honorable Mentions

 

You’re getting little blurbs on everyone else I can think of. I can’t help myself. This is not in ranking order.

 

Tyler Anderson – I tried finding a spot for him last week (and failed) and tried to again this week…and failed. It’s a good changeup, but without much of a supporting cast (and a terrible offense), it’s hard to endorse.

Bailey Falter – He’s the last one out as there is some streaming allure. The ceiling isn’t all too high, though.

Taj Bradley – It’s possible we see Bradley return to the rotation at the end of this week, which would have him slotted in Tier 9.

Mason Miller – He could be returning to the Athletics soon and when he does, he’s an instant pick-up in 12-teamers. He chucked 101 in his last rehab start.

Chase Silseth – He was hit in the head in a freak accident on the field and we don’t have much of an update. I hope he’s alright and for now, we leave him off our squads.

Kyle Harrison – He’s simply not doing enough. The fastball is great, but it’s unlikely to be more than five innings (at most) and his control needs a lot of work.

Bailey Ober – They sent him to Triple-A. THE NERVE.

Cole Irvin – He’s not a terrible streaming option, there are simply better options

Jameson Taillon – Ditto for Taillon.

Allan Winans – He’s back in Triple-A, though we may see him when rosters expand.

Kutter Crawford – With the Dodgers + Astros up next, it doesn’t make sense to hold onto Crawford.

Nick Pivetta – He’s leaving the rotation (it’s possible it’s a six-man rotation) and heading back to bullpen, right before a gauntlet of Astros + Dodgers. At least the Sawx are making it easier for you to let him go.

Nick Lodolo – He had a setback and isn’t expected to return shortly.

Patrick Corbin – Whoa whoa whoa, a legit BSB approach? This can’t be real…right? I’m kinda tempted to give it a shot…but nah.

Jake Irvin – There is some intrigue as Irvin was able to go four-seamers up at 95/96, sinkers armside at 95, and curves gloveside. He needs to squeeze everything out of his arsenal to be worthwhile, though.

Michael Soroka – Maybe he returns this week with Allan Winans demoted?

Noah Syndergaard – I can’t believe he earned any four-seamer whiffs against the Blue Jays and have little faith in what he brings to the table.

Alek Manoah – He’s been demoted to Triple-A. Oooof.

Garrett Whitlock – He’s back (and throwing 96!) but it’s out of the pen and we likely don’t see him leave it. Also, that velocity is probably because he was able to air it out.

MacKenzie Gore – Since June 3rd, Gore has a 5.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 24% strikeout rate. You can’t trust the man.

Kyle Muller – He may return to the Athletics and we need to see something legit for him to get picked up.

Nick Martinez – With the return of Michael Wachait looks like Martinez is getting the boot. IT’S NOT FAIR Y’ALL.

Ryan Yarbrough – Now that Clayton Kershaw has returned, the Dodgers no longer need the Fratty PirateAND YOU CAN’T STEAL RAGANS’ ROTATION SPOT.

Josiah Gray – He had success executing the Canibal McSanchez and then it went away as we can’t trust his command. You’re better off not taking the chance.

Ross StriplingI don’t think he’s doing enough and the Giants are weird with their pitchers. Too much of a headache.

Matt Manning – He’s dealing with back issues and even still, the Astros start was not enough from a skills standpoint.

Edward Cabrera – Demoted as he’s struggling to find his command, but he may come back later this week.

Emmet SheehanDemoted by the Dodgers. Hopefully he’ll return in the future with an improved secondary core.

Joan Adon – He’s a deep streaming option and not a guy to chase in 12-teamers. Sadly the fastball/breaker combo isn’t all that great.

Tyler Wells – A bit shocking to see the demotion to the minors, though Wells is sure to return at some point before the season ends. Likely not worth the stash til then, but he’s a grab the moment he returns.

Touki Toussaint – Yes, he’s pitching again. If that curveball is actually fantastic, maybe there’s a chance.

Ken Waldichuk – I’m curious to see how he develops the rest of the year as there is something there with a possible BSB once he refines his secondaries.

Alex Faedo – I won’t rule out the shot at his slider working out, but there’s too low of a floor here, especially considering the slider did appear and it still wasn’t enough.

David Peterson – With Scherzer gone, Peterson returned to the rotation after working out of the pen across the last two weeks. I’m not seeing enough growth to consider him and would wait for something major to appear before rostering him.

Ryan Weathers – He’s with the Marlins now and I don’t have much faith this will work out.

Xzavion Curry – There’s no way he’s going to 90%+ strikes on his slider again and even then, it was five decent (not elite) innings. He’s generally much more chaotic.

Sean Manaea – He’s had flashes of success as a follower across four frames or so and it’s just not worthwhile in my book.

Jhony Brito – He’s in the rotation with Domingo Germán unlikely to return this year and Nestor Cortes hitting the IL. I don’t love his low ceiling and think you should chase other options.

Tristan Beck – Came in for four frames in relief for the Giants, but it was under 50 pitches and I wasn’t too impressed with his fastball, cutter, sweeper approach with a few curves. Fun note that shouldn’t be applied to fantasy: He does look like Wheeler (mechanically speaking) without a good fastball.

Alec Marsh – He’s had two straight nine strikeout games and yet I just can’t do it. It’s a flash in the pan, not something to trust.

Michael KopechI don’t see a good reason to roster him at the moment, but if he can string a start or two, then we’re golden.

Drew SmylyHe’s been demoted to the bullpen, though it may be for a limited time. That said, Smyly still has to prove he can be consistent enough with his curveball before we bring him back onto The List.

Patrick Sandoval – It brings me no joy to remove The Irish Panda. He’s too inconsistent with his change and slider failing to take over games.

Rich Hill – He sometimes works in his weird way and let’s just be happy the 43-year-old can still do it from time to time.

Joey Wentz – He had another great outing but it was just a spot start.

Zack Greinke – Greinke does what Greinke does.

Miles Mikolas – What are you chasing? This is not worth it.

Zach Davies On the IL and not worth the stash at all, even if he returns this week.

Dallas Keuchel – No.

Osvaldo Bido You’re looking for something stable and Bido is far from it. There will be brief moments, but he’s not the arm you need.

Ronel Blanco – Blanco may be a 50% slider guy and I wonder if he’ll get more chances in the future. Be aware that he could be a decent spot start if given the chance.

Trevor Rogers – Soooo when is he coming back?

Carlos CarrascoThe schedule is blegh and Carrasco doesn’t do enough. For example, eight innings of shutout ball returned just four strikeouts. I’m not interested.

Alex Wood – He’ll hopefully go five productive frames at the risk of destroying your week. No thanks.

Jordan Lyles – He’s come through once when the matchup was good. ONCE.

Trevor Williams – He hasn’t been fantasy relevant for a while.

Ty Blach – He’s actually been arguably the best Rockies pitcher since Gomber stumbled. And still, I just can’t.

Chris FlexenIt’s Coors and far too risky on any night.

Peter Lambert – It’s Coors and far too risky on any night.

Austin Gomber – It’s Coors and far too risky on any night.

Kyle Freeland – It’s Coors and far too risky on any night.

Slade Cecconi – He is far from looking like a reliable starter for fantasy teams.

Adam Wainwright – You know better than this. The Cardinals are letting him start as he’s currently at 198 Wins and hoping to seal #200 before season’s end.

Andre Jackson – He did well with an opener and I’m still not convinced he’s worth your time.

Jesse Scholtens – He’s gone 12 IP and 3 ER in his last two starts combined and I sadly don’t buy it.

 

 

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RankPitcherBadgesChange
1Spencer StriderT1
Aces Gonna Ace
-
2Gerrit Cole
Aces Gonna Ace
-
3Luis Castillo
Aces Gonna Ace
-
4Kevin Gausman
Aces Gonna Ace
-
5Zac Gallen
Aces Gonna Ace
-
6Tyler Glasnow
Aces Gonna Ace
-
7Zack Wheeler
Aces Gonna Ace
-
8Pablo López
T2
Aces Gonna Ace
-
9Max Scherzer
Aces Gonna Ace
-
10Blake Snell
Aces Gonna Ace
-
11Freddy Peralta
Aces Gonna Ace
+8
12Clayton Kershaw
T3
Ace Potential
+3
13Brandon Woodruff
Ace Potential
-
14Max Fried
Ace Potential
-
15Sandy Alcantara
Ace Potential
-3
16George Kirby
Ace Potential
+1
17Corbin Burnes
Ace Potential
-1
18Julio Urías
Ace Potential
-
19Kodai Senga
Ace Potential
+6
20Zach Eflin
Ace Potential
+1
21Logan Webb
T4
Ace Potential
-1
22Justin Verlander
Ace Potential
-
23Kyle Bradish
Ace Potential
+5
24Aaron Nola
Ace Potential
+2
25Tarik Skubal
Ace Potential
-1
26Logan Gilbert
Ace Potential
+3
27Grayson Rodriguez
Ace Potential
+6
28Eury Pérez
Ace Potential
+7
29Sonny Gray
Ace Potential
+5
30Yusei Kikuchi
Quality Starts
+2
31Merrill Kelly
Quality Starts
+8
32Jesús Luzardo
Ace Potential
+4
33Cole Ragans
Ace Potential
+20
34Joe Ryan
Ace Potential
Injury Risk
+UR
35Bryce Miller
T5
Quality Starts
-4
36Justin Steele
Quality Starts
+1
37Tanner Bibee
Quality Starts
+6
38Bobby Miller
Quality Starts
+3
39Andrew Abbott
Quality Starts
-1
40Lucas Giolito
Quality Starts
+12
41Lance Lynn
T6
Cherry Bomb
-1
42James Paxton
Cherry Bomb
-12
43Kenta Maeda
Cherry Bomb
-16
44Framber Valdez
Cherry Bomb
-2
45Chris Sale
Cherry Bomb
-
46Carlos Rodón
Cherry Bomb
+5
47Gavin Williams
Cherry Bomb
+3
48Hunter Greene
Cherry Bomb
+6
49Chris Bassitt
T7
Quality Starts
-3
50José Berríos
Quality Starts
-3
51Jordan Montgomery
Quality Starts
-2
52Eduardo Rodriguez
Quality Starts
-4
53Charlie Morton
Quality Starts
+4
54Brayan Bello
Quality Starts
+5
55Kyle Hendricks
Quality Starts
+5
56Michael Wacha
Quality Starts
+6
57Seth Lugo
Quality Starts
+6
58Graham Ashcraft
T8
Cherry Bomb
+23
59Jon Gray
Cherry Bomb
-1
60Bryan Woo
Cherry Bomb
-5
61Mitch Keller
Cherry Bomb
+7
62Hunter Brown
Cherry Bomb
+4
63Dylan Cease
Cherry Bomb
-7
64Jack Flaherty
Cherry Bomb
+3
65Dean Kremer
T9
Toby
+8
66Aaron Civale
Toby
+8
67Hyun Jin Ryu
Toby
+8
68Tylor Megill
Cherry Bomb
+UR
69Clarke Schmidt
Toby
+7
70Cristopher Sánchez
Toby
-1
71Javier Assad
Toby
+16
72Brandon Williamson
Toby
+21
73Mike Clevinger
Toby
+15
74José Urquidy
Toby
-13
75J.P. France
Toby
-11
76José Quintana
Toby
+15
77Griffin Canning
T10
Cherry Bomb
+UR
78Jordan Wicks
Cherry Bomb
+UR
79Ryan Pepiot
Cherry Bomb
+UR
80Luis Severino
Cherry Bomb
+UR
81Brandon Pfaadt
Cherry Bomb
+11
82Reese Olson
Cherry Bomb
+UR
83Dakota Hudson
Cherry Bomb
-
84Tanner Houck
Cherry Bomb
+UR
85Alex Cobb
Cherry Bomb
+UR
86Michael Lorenzen
T11
Streaming Option
-7
87Bryce Elder
Streaming Option
-1
88Wade Miley
Streaming Option
-3
89Logan Allen
Streaming Option
-19
90Reid Detmers
Streaming Option
-19
91Cristian Javier
Streaming Option
-19
92Braxton Garrett
Streaming Option
-10
93Brady Singer
Streaming Option
-28
94Andrew Heaney
Streaming Option
+5
95Kyle Gibson
Streaming Option
+3
96Taijuan Walker
Streaming Option
-6
97Dane Dunning
Streaming Option
-20
98
Streaming Option
-9
99Paul Blackburn
Streaming Option
-2
100Drew Rom
Streaming Option
+UR

Labels Legend

Aces Gonna Ace
Ace Potential
Injury Risk
Strikeout Upside
Low IPS
Quality Starts
Playing Time Question
Cherry Bomb
Toby
Ratio Focused
Streaming Option
Stash Option

 

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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

3 responses to “The List 8/28: Top 100 Starting Pitchers – Week 22 Fantasy Baseball 2023”

  1. Mario Mendoza says:

    Littell completely disappeared?

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  3. Brewn95 says:

    Ditto the Littell Comment…where did he go? Is he out of the List but wasn’t added to the Honorable Mention list?

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