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2017 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Top 100

  Player Team Kevin Andy Neil Josh Ron Mike Jim
51 Julio Urias Dodgers 34 50 63 72 40 60 54
52 Jeff Samardzija Giants 55 70 50 41 51 48 64
53 Michael Pineda Yankees 42 54 61 57 56 68 50
54 Jake Odorizzi Rays 67 65 47 68 46 62 40
54 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks 65 34 59 88 55 43 51
56 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 60 61 43 47 62 67 58
57 Taijuan Walker Diamondbacks 45 62 54 51 60 71 57
58 Matt Moore Giants 63 60 68 55 44 57 65
59 Drew Pomeranz Red Sox 40 68 37 81 53 77 59
60 Marco Estrada Blue Jays 62 63 49 79 58 45 60
60 Joe Ross Nationals 68 58 65 58 66 58 52
62 Anthony DeSclafani Reds N/R 43 38 80 57 66 46
63 Ivan Nova Pirates 88 49 64 27 73 81 62
64 Drew Smyly Mariners 53 80 42 69 63 63 77
65 Jerad Eickhoff Phillies 99 56 75 49 50 64 56
66 Garrett Richards Angels 58 59 71 64 68 72 63
67 Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 70 66 45 87 72 56 71
68 Blake Snell Rays 73 72 66 71 64 59 70
69 Alex Cobb Rays 64 64 81 66 87 49 72
70 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 49 75 73 60 76 85 68
71 Ian Kennedy Royals 50 82 77 70 65 75 75
72 Jharel Cotton Athletics 51 92 90 96 67 50 55
73 Jason Hammel Cubs 61 74 74 75 77 94 76
73 Collin McHugh Astros 71 81 100 54 75 76 79
75 Dylan Bundy Orioles 86 73 78 99 69 65 73




Favorite underrated pitcher based on current ADP?
Using NFBC ADP data from hosted.stats.com

Jim: Sonny Gray has an ADP of 206 and is the 56th pitcher off the board. How quickly people forget he was a top-12 pitcher in 2015. Julio Teheran received a similar snub in 2016 after falling flat in 2015, and he rebounded nicely. Also Matt Harvey at 142 overall and the 34th starting pitcher. There may be some rust, but if he’s truly healthy this could be a huge bargain.

Kevin: Matt Andriese has major breakout potential, and at #95 he’s a steal for his upside. Michael Wacha struggled and has some risk, but at #106, I’m definitely taking that bet. 

Ron: Kenta Maeda will go off the board around 30 picks after Carlos Martinez, but I see parallels in their expected performance in all but one category. It’s easy to imagine a similar ERA and K total for these two, but Maeda can be counted on to produce a much more appealing WHIP. 

Andy: Sonny Gray is a lightning rod in the fantasy community. Some believe he was never all that, and rode some remarkable luck to his success; The writing was on the wall, and this is who he is. Others, like me, think he was sidetracked by an injury, had moved past it, is still just 27, and ready to return to top-20 status. He is more than just a known name to me. Covered on The Baseball Show

Josh: Ivan Nova is the 74th SP off the board and is currently 280th overall. A ground ball lean was paired with good control last season. If the move to the NL kicks up the K totals, Nova has the making of a 200 IP low 3’s ERA type.

Mike: James Paxton for sure. He’s currently being taken outside the top-50 starting pitchers, which isn’t much of a price tag for a guy who averages 97 MPH.  There’s huge breakout potential here.

Neil: I’ll take all I can get of James Paxton as the 51st SP off the board. The lefty has dominant fantasy upside if he can continue what he started in 2016. Paxton slashed his walk rate and was able to keep the ball in the yard which helped him hold a 3.79 ERA over 20 starts. With some better luck (.347 BABIP) in 2017, Paxton should see a lower ERA while maintaining a decent strikeout rate.

  Player Team Kevin Andy Neil Josh Ron Mike Jim
76 Michael Wacha Cardinals 80 69 79 73 N/R 84 67
77 Zach Davies Brewers 93 53 70 61 70 N/R N/R
78 Lance Lynn Cardinals 89 97 86 65 90 73 74
79 Eduardo Rodriguez Red Sox 87 89 67 93 84 69 94
80 Chris Tillman Orioles 79 95 69 90 82 87 82
81 Mike Foltynewicz Braves 75 85 83 84 81 95 83
82 Jordan Zimmermann Tigers 81 83 80 74 88 90 93
83 Trevor Bauer Indians 82 88 85 N/R 92 43 89
84 Wei Yin Chen Marlins 92 67 N/R 53 95 89 86
85 Luke Weaver Cardinals 48 N/R N/R 77 85 82 80
86 Tyler Anderson Rockies 84 76 99 56 N/R 86 88
87 Jeremy Hellickson Phillies 94 78 96 83 83 79 91
88 Junior Guerra Brewers 95 84 92 N/R 71 78 84
89 Tyler Glasnow Pirates 74 96 76 N/R 79 73 N/R
89 Francisco Liriano Blue Jays 69 86 N/R 76 80 100 98
91 Daniel Norris Tigers 91 87 N/R 82 74 88 92
92 Ervin Santana Twins N/R 79 97 85 86 93 85
93 Tyler Skaggs Angels 83 71 N/R N/R 89 80 N/R
94 Mike Montgomery Cubs 100 N/R N/R 63 78 96 N/R
95 Luis Severino Yankees 85 93 95 N/R N/R N/R 69
96 Joe Musgrove Astros 90 N/R N/R N/R 100 60 96
97 Bartolo Colon Braves N/R 77 89 86 N/R 97 N/R
98 Brandon Finnegan Reds N/R 90 87 N/R 94 92 99
99 Matt Andriese Rays 76 91 N/R 92 99 N/R N/R
100 Adam Conley Miami N/R 94 98 98 91 N/R 100
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Late round pick that could make an impact?

Jim: Assuming Hyun-Jin Ryu is healthy and starting I like his chances of returning to 2013/2014 form. If he does you’ll get a bargain with an ADP of 477. His teammate, Alex Wood, is in the same boat with an ADP of 399. Wood looked to be coming around last season before going down with an injury. My favorite pick is Luis Severino (390 overall). He didn’t make a splash in 2016 so he has been tossed aside for the newer shinier toys.

Ron: Brandon Finnegan is someone nobody is talking about. His change-up alteration in the second half led to a 3.24 ERA and a K/9 of 9+. He reached the 170 inning mark in 2016, meaning he should be ready to push up to 190+ in 2017. Best of all, Finnegan can be had after 350 names fly off the board. A 3.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 185 K’s are within reach. 

Andy: I’m comfortable with a good amount of names towards the end of drafts, but Zach Davies is the success story of my pitcher projections from a season ago. For a young and rebuilding Brewers franchise, who is not far from competing, he has taken the reigns as the Ace of the staff. Had it not been for some late-game bullpen meltdowns, Davies’ numbers would have looked even better! Believe!

Josh: Alex Cobb (83) and Lance Lynn (84) are both a full year removed from surgery. The hate for Wei-Yen Chen (98), Francisco Liriano (88), Michael Wacha (106), and Gio Gonzalez (80) has gone too far. I love the skill sets of Tyler Anderson (104), Mike Foltynewicz (92) and Zach Davies (78). 

Mike: I love Jharel Cotton. He had a K/9 rate of over 10 the last two years in the minors.  A 12.5% swinging strike rate in 29 MLB innings is promising as well. 

Neil: I think Garrett Richards, Dylan Bundy and Eduardo Rodriguez have the potential to provide great value coming at pick 252 or later. While Bundy may have the toughest path, I could see any three of these young arms finishing as a top-50 SP. All three have an obvious injury risk, but with all three going so late, why not take a flier?

Honorary Mentions
4 Lists 3 Lists 2 Lists
Mike Leake Dan Straily Raisel Iglesias
Jaime Garcia Jose Berrios Jose De Leon
Scott Kazmir Tyson Ross Alex Wood
One Hit Wonders
Patrick Corbin, Steven Wright, Brett Anderson, Clay Buchholz, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Lucas Giolito, Mike Fiers, Josh Tomlin, Nate Karns, Andrew Triggs

That Wraps up our starting pitcher rankings. Check back next week as we bring you our top-40 relievers/closers for the 2017 season.

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