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Top 100 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Week Four

Welcome back to another edition of my top 100 starting pitcher rankings for redraft leagues! This week we have lots of exciting promotions to discuss including two of the game’s top pitching prospects Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal of the Detroit Tigers. I found doing risers and fallers to be a bit limiting so this week I’m doing a notes section to cover more players. Enjoy the list and interact with me about it on Twitter @devjake.

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Top-100 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Redraft Leagues

Notes on player movement:

  • Without a doubt, the most notable players absent from this list are the two Cleveland Indians, Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac. These two fell from my rankings because I just have no idea when and if they will play again after acting like selfish jerks. Who knows? Adam Plutko benefits from this terrible situation.
  • Stephen Strasburg drops due to dealing with carpal tunnel neuritis. It sounds scary and we aren’t sure how long he will be down. Don’t drop him, but if a league mate wants to make a trade, I think you should entertain that.
  • Aaron Nola and Dylan Bundy both continue their ascension on this list due to K%-BB% rates above 30%. Both pitchers playing the best baseball of their lives and it doesn’t look flukey.
  • Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal both enter this list at a pretty aggressive ranking. I don’t believe the Detroit Tigers brought them up if they aren’t intending on playing these guys regularly. Mize has an extremely advanced repertoire of pitches which he sequences like a veteran while Skubal relies on a plus to double-plus fastball to go along with ever-improving secondaries. These two should be rostered in all leagues.
  • Corbin Burnes once again enters the rotation. He tends to be plagued by walks, but his strikeout stuff is too enticing not to add in most formats.
  • Have you looked at what Elieser Hernandez has been doing in Miami? Through three starts he has a 1.84 ERA. Not that isn’t a true talent ERA, but he is forcing us to take notice.
  • Tony Gonsolin enters this list, likely just for a week, but the stuff here is far too good to pass up. He has a great matchup today against the Mariners. He is likely to go down after this game.
  • Charlie Morton and Madison Bumgarner’s ineffectiveness foretold injury issues, with such a short year this hurts each of their values tremendously.
  • Framber Valdez and Christian Javier continue to impress in Houston. Now I’m not sure I’d buy what they are doing over a full season, but for a 60 game season, it just might continue to work. If either is available I would make that addition.
  • Yonny Chirinos has returned from the IL and looked decent in his first start back. I wouldn’t hesitate in adding him.
  • Blake Snell is finally being allowed to throw more pitches!! This is great news for his owners. He just posted his two best game scores of the year vs New York and Boston. More good starts are sure to follow.
  • Lance Lynn, man this dude keeps on impressing me. His fastball is currently grading out as the top pitch in all of baseball according to FanGraphs and he uses it nearly 70% of the time. That’ll work. This guy is a true horse too.
  • Lots of promotions have happened lately, none more exciting than the Detroit boys, that being said keep an eye out for more to come. MacKenzie Gore and Ian Anderson are two that would not surprise me.

If you have any questions about the list don’t hesitate to hit me up on Twitter @devjake. Thanks for reading!

All players that are injured or on COVID-19 IL are not included in these starting pitcher rankings.

1Jacob deGrom1
2Gerrit Cole2
3Shane Bieber3
4Aaron Nola13
5Brandon Woodruff5
6Max Scherzer11
7Sonny Gray8
8Jack Flaherty12
9Yu Darvish21
10Lance Lynn17
11Clayton Kershaw15
12Blake Snell31
13Max Fried19
14Dinelson Lamet23
15Trevor Bauer18
16Luis Castillo9
17Dylan Bundy27
18Patrick Corbin7
19Frankie Montas22
20Carlos Carrasco29
21Zac Gallen20
22Walker Buehler10
23Aaron Civale25
24Lucas Giolito16
25German Marquez26
26Chris Paddack14
27Kyle Hendricks36
28Kenta Maeda34
29Pablo Lopez58
30Dustin May30
31Zack Greinke32
32Zack Wheeler37
33Jesus Luzardo28
34Julio Urias40
35Hyun Jin Ryu39
36Lance McCullers Jr.53
37Dallas Keuchel45
38Ross Stripling38
39Andrew Heaney35
40Tyler Glasnow33
41Jake Odorizzi60
42Jose Berrios42
43Yonny ChirinosNR
44Tarik SkubalNR
45Framber Valdez99
46Adrian Houser41
47Casey MizeNR
48Masahiro Tanaka51
49Garrett Richards52
50Chris Bassitt48
51Spencer Turnbull47
52Ryan Yarborough50
53Marco Gonzales57
54Kevin Gausman64
55Tony GonsolinNR
56Griffin Canning44
57Alex Cobb86
58Spencer Howard66
59Randy Dobnak80
60Corbin BurnesNR
61Elieser HernandezNR
62James Paxton65
63Mike Minor49
64Merrill Kelly85
65Johnny Cueto76
66Nate Pearson46
67Christian Javier72
68David Peterson83
69Anthony DeSclafani61
70Adam PlutkoNR
71Matthew Boyd62
72Robbie Ray54
73Yusei Kikuchi73
74Patrick Sandoval82
75Zach Davies95
76Kyle Gibson67
77Cal QuantrillNR
78Brad Keller84
79Dylan Cease88
80Logan Webb63
81Alec MillsNR
82Trevor Williams97
83Nathan Eovaldi56
84Jake Arrieta91
85Josh Lindblom55
86Adam WainwrightNR
87Brady Singer77
88Sean Manaea71
89Danny DuffyNR
90Matt ShoemakerNR
91Jon Lester87
92Tommy Milone96
93Kyle Freeland89
94Martin Perez93
95Antonio SenzatelaNR
96John Means90
97Austin Voth78
98Jordan Montgomery92
99Touki Toussaint68
100J.T. Brubaker100

Fell off List: Mike Clevinger, Stephen Strasburg, Zach Plesac, Charlie Morton, Tyler Chatwood, Madison Bumgarner, Tyler Mahle, Jake Junis, Kolby Allard, Luke Weaver, Kris Bubic, Jon Gray, Joe Musgrove

New to List: Yonny Chirinos,  Adam Wainwright,  Corbin Burnes,  Matt Shoemaker, Tarik Skubal, Casey Mize, Cal Quantrill, Alec Mills, Adam Plutko, Danny Duffy, Antonio Senzatela, Tony Gonsolin, Elieser Hernandez

You should also check out Jake’s Top 100 Starting Pitchers for Dynasty Leagues.



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