Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fantasy Baseball Composite Rankings: Pitchers



With your fantasy draft just around the corner, the debate on who just go number one in reagrds to the starting pitchers is a good one.

Any one of these guys in the top ten listed below would be a great choice, but the top four, Verlander, Kershaw, Strasburg or "King Felix" are realistically the pitchers that will give you  the advantage you are looking for all season.

Surprisginly, when it comes to fantasy, Greinke and Dickey are ranked as the 14th and 15th best picthers, but taking them in the second round is not out of the question.

One pitcher I would consider taking early is Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow. Starting on night's after teams get the knuckleball of R.A. Dickey will give him a huge advantage. His fastball will look at least five mph faster to hitters after the hitters struggle to hit the knuckleball.

A review of the prior composite rankings:

Catchers
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Outfield

Here are the picthing rankings, with just the closers still to go!

PitchersESPNYahooCBSSI.COMAverage
Justin Verlander (DET)11121.25
Clayton Kershaw (LAD)22232.25
Stephen Strasburg (WAS)43613.5
Felix Hernandez (SEA)34353.75
David Price (TB)55444.5
Cole Hamels (PHI)86566.25
Matt Cain (SF)671087.75
Jered Weaver (LAA)911778.5
Cliff Lee (PHI)7811119.25
Yu Darvish (TEX)141215912.5
Madison Bumgarner (SF)131391612.75
Gio Gonzalez (WAS)1116141213.25
CC Sabathia (NYY)1614121313.75
Zack Greinke (LAD)109132414
R.A. Dickey (TOR)151582014.5
Adam Wainwright (STL)1210231515
Chris Sale (CWS)1718161015.25
Johnny Cueto (CIN)1820201418
Roy Halladay (PHI)2119181919.25
Kris Medlen (ATL)2317192120
Mat Latos (CIN)1921212521.5
Aroldis Chapman (CIN)2223301723
Max Scherzer (DET)2724222223.75
James Shields (KC)2527172623.75
Yovani Gallardo (MIL)2626242324.75
Jordan Zimmermann (WAS)2025253025
Matt Moore (TB)2422363228.5
Brandon Morrow (TOR)2928292828.5
Tim Lincecum (SF)3429341828.75
Josh Johnson (TOR)3233282730
Ian Kennedy (ARI)3030322930.25
Jake Peavy (CWS)3531263632
Jon Lester (BOS)3934273533.75
Jeff Samardzija (CHC)4132333936.25
Dan Haren (WAS)3135473436.75
C.J. Wilson (LAA)4343303337.25
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)3336394939.25
Doug Fister (DET)2838316039.25
Jonathan Niese (NYM)3745354139.5
Brett Anderson (OAK)4039424341
Lance Lynn (STL)3844384641.5
Anibal Sanchez (DET)3640435042.25
Jarrod Parker (OAK)4446453743
Mike Minor (ATL)5141374844.25
Matt Harvey (NYM)4637415645
A.J. Burnett (PIT)5651405149.5
Homer Bailey (CIN)4542535949.75
Derek Holland (TEX)5049604751.5
Ryan Vogelsong (SF)5348496353.25
Matt Garza (CHC)6150446454.75
Marco Estrada (MIL)6047556657

1 comment:

  1. I'm big on Scherzer this year and not so much on Jered Weaver. We'll see how it goes and Weaver should get wins just being on that team but I think he'll under produce his draft spot.

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