2016 Starting Pitcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings

RotoAce provides detailed third base fantasy baseball rankings broken into tiers, along with 2016 projections for all of the major statistical categories.

2016 FANTASY BASEBALL STARTING PITCHER RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS

TIER 1 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
1. Clayton Kershaw, LAD 28 225 2.16 17 0 275 0.92 10.9 1.7 7.1 2.19
2. Max Scherzer, Was 31 218 2.78 16 0 257 1.01 10.7 1.9 9.9 2.68
3. Jake Arrieta, ChC 30 210 2.69 16 0 219 1.02 9.4 2.2 8.2 2.73
4. Chris Sale, ChW 27 210 2.88 14 0 256 1.02 10.9 1.9 11.1 2.65
5. Madison Bumgarner, SF 26 217 2.75 17 0 228 1.03 9.4 1.8 9.6 2.78
6. Jose Fernandez, Mia 23 178 2.71 13 0 214 1.02 10.8 2.3 7.7 2.69
7. Jacob deGrom, NYM 27 205 2.93 15 0 215 1.07 9.5 2.1 8.2 2.96
8. David Price, Bos 30 221 2.95 16 0 226 1.08 9.2 1.7 8.9 2.89
9. Corey Kluber, Cle 29 216 3.01 15 0 232 1.08 9.7 1.9 10.1 2.92
10. Matt Harvey, NYM 27 205 2.89 15 0 211 1.06 9.3 1.8 7.9 2.91
11. Stephen Strasburg, Was 27 185 3.01 14 0 216 1.04 10.5 1.9 11.6 2.78
12. Carlos Carrasco, Cle 29 196 3.05 14 0 217 1.08 9.9 2.1 11.1 2.89
13. Noah Syndergaard, NYM 23 183 3.08 13 0 203 1.08 10.1 2.1 12.5 2.97
14. Zack Greinke, Ari 32 209 2.96 15 0 194 1.09 8.4 1.8 9.1 3.04
15. Gerrit Cole, Pit 25 206 3.08 15 0 201 1.12 8.8 2.1 7.8 3.12
16. Chris Archer, TB 27 204 3.15 14 0 223 1.13 9.8 2.8 9.9 3.21
TIER 2 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
17. Jon Lester, ChC 32 207 3.15 15 0 205 1.12 8.9 2.1 9.5 3.09
18. Felix Hernandez, Sea 29 210 3.13 15 0 205 1.13 8.7 2.2 10.5 3.19
19. Dallas Keuchel, Hou 28 217 2.92 15 0 189 1.16 7.9 2.1 13.1 3.07
20. Johnny Cueto, SF 30 205 3.03 15 0 180 1.12 7.9 2.2 9.3 3.35
21. Adam Wainwright, SL 34 203 3.21 15 0 165 1.13 7.3 1.7 7.4 3.37
22. Danny Salazar, Cle 26 185 3.37 14 0 198 1.16 9.6 2.6 11.6 3.46
23. Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 27 184 3.30 12 0 174 1.09 8.5 1.7 15.7 3.09
24. Tyson Ross, SD 28 197 3.29 12 0 206 1.23 9.4 3.4 9.3 3.21
25. Cole Hamels, Tex 32 208 3.55 14 0 195 1.20 8.4 2.5 8.4 2.60
TIER 3 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
26. Sonny Gray, Oak 26 210 3.33 14 0 177 1.22 7.6 2.8 9.2 3.73
27. Marcus Stroman, Tor 24 193 3.42 14 0 162 1.19 7.5 2.2 7.5 3.29
28. Garrett Richards, LAA 27 196 3.41 14 0 173 1.24 8.0 2.9 9.8 3.49
29. Jordan Zimmermann, Det 29 201 3.73 13 0 155 1.19 7.0 1.8 9.1 3.71
30. Francisco Liriano, Pit 32 183 3.30 13 0 191 1.22 9.4 3.4 11.1 3.27
31. Michael Pineda, NYY 27 176 3.43 12 0 162 1.12 8.3 1.5 10.1 3.29
32. Carlos Martinez, SL 24 166 3.34 12 0 168 1.25 9.0 3.2 8.4 3.38
33. Jeff Samardzija, SF 31 208 3.47 12 0 181 1.19 7.8 2.2 10.1 3.52
34. Michael Wacha, SL 24 178 3.45 14 0 154 1.23 7.8 2.7 8.6 3.62
35. Yu Darvish, Tex 29 145 3.29 11 0 166 1.19 10.3 3.1 10.8 3.15
36. Steven Matz, NYM 24 151 3.35 11 0 148 1.19 8.8 2.7 11.5 3.51
37. Jose Quintana, ChW 27 206 3.48 12 0 179 1.21 7.8 2.1 8.5 3.61
38. James Shields, SD 34 204 3.59 12 0 190 1.24 8.4 2.8 11.8 3.62
39. Justin Verlander, Det 33 205 3.52 13 0 173 1.23 7.6 2.4 7.7 3.79
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
40. Yordano Ventura, KC 24 185 3.46 13 0 178 1.24 8.7 3.2 9.9 3.56
41. Taijuan Walker, Sea 23 183 3.65 12 0 176 1.19 8.6 2.5 11.4 3.55
42. Collin McHugh, Hou 28 191 3.65 13 0 169 1.20 8.0 2.4 9.2 3.68
43. Raisel Iglesias, Cin 26 160 3.61 10 0 159 1.18 8.9 2.6 12.5 3.48
44. Hisashi Iwakuma, Sea 34 168 3.48 12 0 139 1.13 7.5 1.5 13.8 3.38
45. Jake Odorizzi, TB 26 186 3.52 12 0 172 1.20 8.3 2.6 8.8 3.75
46. Patrick Corbin, Ari 26 169 3.48 11 0 148 1.20 8.0 2.3 11.5 3.45
47. Drew Smyly, TB 26 155 3.25 10 0 153 1.18 8.9 2.7 9.8 3.42
48 John Lackey, ChC 37 183 3.66 12 0 153 1.22 7.5 2.2 9.7 3.71
49. Julio Teheran, Atl 25 203 3.75 10 0 175 1.25 7.7 2.6 10.2 3.86
50. Kenta Maeda, LAD 27 160 3.56 11 0 138 1.19 7.7 2.2 9.1 3.65
51. Scott Kazmir, LAD 32 166 3.54 11 0 145 1.23 7.9 2.6 9.3 3.69
52. Gio Gonzalez, Was 30 177 3.69 12 0 167 1.29 8.5 3.4 6.9 3.57
53. Luis Severino, NYY 22 159 3.62 10 0 143 1.26 8.1 2.9 11.8 3.68
54. Shelby Miller, Ari 25 193 3.77 12 0 161 1.28 7.5 3.1 8.5 4.02
55. Lance McCullers, Hou 22 155 3.63 10 0 161 1.25 9.3 3.4 9.3 3.62
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
56. Wei-Yin Chen, Mia 30 189 3.47 11 0 154 1.20 7.4 2.0 11.1 3.74
57. Andrew Cashner, SD 29 181 3.65 10 0 160 1.25 7.9 2.8 10.1 3.68
58. Aaron Nola, Phi 22 181 3.76 10 0 155 1.23 7.7 2.3 12.1 3.71
59. Carlos Rodon, ChW 23 171 3.81 10 0 174 1.31 9.2 3.8 9.7 3.74
60. Ian Kennedy, KC 31 187 3.83 11 0 173 1.26 8.3 2.9 10.9 3.81
61. Jaime Garcia, SL 29 132 3.39 9 0 106 1.19 7.1 2.2 9.5 3.35
62. Kyle Hendricks, ChC 26 157 3.55 11 0 135 1.18 7.7 2.2 9.7 3.59
63. Kevin Gausman, Bal 25 168 3.66 12 0 155 1.22 8.2 2.5 10.9 3.55
64. Jason Hammel, ChC 33 152 3.77 10 0 143 1.20 8.4 2.4 12.1 3.75
65. Rick Porcello, Bos 27 190 3.86 13 0 152 1.24 7.2 2.0 11.8 3.94
66. Alex Wood, LAD 25 163 3.51 11 0 133 1.25 7.4 2.5 9.7 3.67
67. Clay Buchholz, Bos 31 158 3.62 11 0 137 1.22 7.9 2.3 8.8 3.65
68. Phil Hughes, Min 29 193 4.04 12 0 138 1.23 6.4 1.3 11.5 3.98
69. Joe Ross, Was 22 142 3.85 9 0 121 1.25 7.6 2.6 9.8 3.76
70. Andrew Heaney, LAA 24 139 3.78 9 0 111 1.24 7.2 2.5 9.3 3.89
71. Erasmo Ramirez, TB 25 162 3.82 10 0 142 1.22 7.9 2.5 11.1 3.72
72. Anibal Sanchez, Det 32 154 3.81 11 0 131 1.23 7.7 2.4 8.5 3.92
73. Vincent Velasquez, Phi 23 113 3.62 6 0 123 1.23 9.8 3.4 8.1 3.71
74. Marco Estrada, Tor 32 176 4.08 11 0 137 1.26 7.0 2.7 11.1 4.04
75. Nathan Eovaldi, NYY 26 167 3.83 12 0 136 1.26 7.3 2.4 7.7 3.85
76. Rich Hill, Oak 36 161 4.11 9 0 157 1.35 8.8 3.7 9.5 4.05
77. Mike Fiers, Hou 30 140 3.75 8 0 134 1.23 8.6 2.9 10.9 3.72
78. Jimmy Nelson, Mil 26 188 4.11 10 0 160 1.31 7.7 3.0 10.4 4.01
79. Eduardo Rodriguez, Bos 23 140 3.74 11 0 116 1.26 7.5 2.7 10.3 3.87
79. Mike Leake, SL 28 203 3.91 11 0 130 1.30 5.8 2.3 11.4 3.84
80. J.A. Happ, Tor 33 160 3.97 11 0 138 1.25 7.8 2.5 9.9 3.82
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
81. Anthony DeSclafani, Cin 25 185 3.95 10 0 154 1.27 7.5 2.5 9.2 3.85
82. Matt Moore, TB 26 130 3.80 8 0 116 1.29 8.0 3.3 10.7 4.02
83. Josh Tomlin, Cle 31 123 3.95 7 0 100 1.19 7.3 1.7 12.5 4.08
84. Nate Karns, Sea 28 141 3.95 8 0 134 1.29 8.5 3.3 12.6 3.96
85. Jake Peavy, SF 34 149 3.67 9 0 112 1.23 6.7 2.3 8.5 3.88
86. Alex Cobb, TB 28 72 3.43 5 0 63 1.22 7.8 2.7 10.9 3.51
87. Daniel Norris, Det 22 138 3.97 9 0 112 1.29 7.3 3.1 11.1 4.13
88. Tyler Glasnow, Pit 22 92 3.62 7 0 97 1.27 9.3 3.7 9.3 3.64
89. Zack Wheeler, NYM 25 89 3.62 6 0 86 1.31 8.7 3.6 10.2 3.72
90. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD 29 92 3.48 6 0 77 1.19 7.5 2.2 7.7 3.55
91. Brandon Finnegan, Cin 22 123 3.72 7 0 124 1.29 9.1 3.8 13.5 3.84
92. Kris Medlen, KC 30 137 3.91 8 0 99 1.27 6.5 2.4 9.9 3.96
93. Jerad Eickhoff, Phi 25 113 3.81 6 0 102 1.26 8.1 2.9 9.1 3.86
94. Lucas Giolito, Was 21 81 3.79 5 0 77 1.30 8.6 3.3 9.2 3.73
95. James Paxton, Sea 27 94 3.88 6 0 79 1.33 7.5 3.4 9.6 3.83
96. Trevor Bauer, Cle 25 180 4.19 11 0 172 1.32 8.4 3.7 10.6 4.14
97. Edinson Volquez, KC 32 177 3.89 11 0 136 1.33 6.9 3.2 8.6 4.19
98. Jon Niese, Pit 29 162 3.86 10 0 109 1.33 6.1 2.5 9.9 3.92
99. Jose Berrios, Min 21 72 3.92 5 0 62 1.29 7.9 2.8 9.3 3.86
100. Homer Bailey, Cin 29 118 3.95 7 0 98 1.27 7.3 2.7 11.5 4.05
101. Doug Fister, Hou 32 146 4.13 9 0 93 1.29 5.7 2.0 11.1 4.19
102. Jose De Leon, LAD 23 51 3.57 3 0 59 1.20 10.1 3.1 9.4 3.61
103. Julio Urias, LAD 19 54 3.75 4 0 50 1.27 8.3 3.3 9.2 3.78
104. Kyle Gibson, Min 28 185 3.97 11 0 135 1.34 6.5 2.9 10.4 3.92
105. Robbie Ray, Ari 24 128 3.88 8 0 124 1.32 8.7 3.7 8.5 3.94
106. John Lamb, Cin 25 115 3.81 7 0 115 1.27 9.0 3.4 11.1 4.02
TIER 7 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
107. Tanner Roark, Was 29 141 4.03 8 0 99 1.29 6.3 2.2 9.1 4.05
108. Rubby De La Rosa, Ari 27 141 4.19 9 0 114 1.32 7.3 3.1 12.1 4.22
109. Jesse Hahn, Oak 26 141 4.09 8 0 104 1.34 6.6 2.9 7.4 3.99
110. Jeremy Hellickson, Phi 28 158 4.28 8 0 131 1.30 7.4 2.6 10.7 4.18
111. Matt Cain, SF 31 125 4.11 7 0 94 1.30 6.7 2.8 13.5 4.24
112. Bartolo Colon, NYM 42 158 4.02 9 0 109 1.22 6.2 1.4 10.2 3.92
113. Chris Young, KC 36 139 3.97 9 0 96 1.31 6.2 3.2 8.1 5.07
114. Matt Shoemaker, LAA 29 117 3.76 7 0 102 1.19 7.8 2.2 11.7 3.79
115. Juan Nicasio, Pit 29 90 3.51 4 0 84 1.26 8.4 3.2 9.1 3.54
116. Drew Pomeranz, SD 27 92 3.41 6 0 87 1.21 8.5 3.3 9.9 3.61
117. Tyler Duffey, Min 25 121 3.96 8 0 100 1.27 7.3 2.5 8.4 3.88
118. Charlie Morton, Phi 32 123 3.99 6 0 101 1.33 7.4 3.0 10.6 4.12
119. Ubaldo Jimenez, Bal 32 163 4.26 10 0 147 1.36 8.1 3.6 11.1 4.27
120. Yovani Gallardo, Bal 30 180 4.06 11 0 80 1.36 6.1 3.1 11.1 4.25
121. Wade Miley, Sea 29 182 3.94 10 0 137 1.32 6.8 2.8 10.5 3.89
122. Derek Holland, Tex 29 172 4.11 10 0 144 1.31 7.5 2.7 11.7 4.04
123. Bud Norris, Atl 31 162 4.05 8 0 143 1.30 8.0 3.0 11.4 4.04
124. R.A. Dickey, Tor 41 206 4.07 12 0 145 1.30 6.3 2.8 10.9 4.27
125. Joe Kelly, Bos 27 134 3.95 9 0 112 1.32 7.5 3.1 10.9 3.97
126. Chase Anderson, Mil 28 139 4.28 8 0 113 1.33 7.4 2.7 12.1 4.22
127. Aaron Sanchez, Tor 23 127 3.87 8 0 103 1.39 7.1 3.6 13.3 3.96
128. Dylan Bundy, Bal 23 102 3.91 6 0 93 1.30 8.2 3.3 9.1 3.98
129. Nick Tropeano, LAA 25 86 3.91 5 0 79 1.27 8.0 2.9 6.5 3.96
130. Mat Latos, ChW 28 153 4.13 9 0 124 1.29 7.2 2.6 11.3 4.04
131. Ervin Santana, Min 33 193 4.28 10 0 146 1.33 6.8 2.8 10.2 4.24
132. Chris Tillman, Bal 27 194 4.16 11 0 144 1.33 6.7 3.0 11.0 4.29
133. Martin Perez, Tex 24 182 4.10 11 0 127 1.35 6.2 2.7 9.1 4.05
134. Matthew Wisler, Atl 23 147 4.16 8 0 112 1.33 6.9 2.8 10.6 4.24
135. Chris Bassitt, Oak 27 130 4.14 7 0 102 1.35 7.0 3.3 8.8 4.17
136. C.J. Wilson, LAA 35 126 4.04 8 0 104 1.34 7.5 3.4 9.5 4.15
137. Blake Snell, TB 23 74 4.06 4 0 70 1.39 8.5 4.4 9.5 4.11
138. Adam Warren, ChC 28 105 3.41 6 0 95 1.22 8.1 2.9 9.6 3.56
139. Mike Foltynewicz, Atl 24 115 4.21 6 0 113 1.33 8.7 3.7 12.7 4.23
140. Ryan Vogelsong, Pit 38 103 4.28 6 0 80 1.36 7.1 3.1 9.6 4.22
141. Jered Weaver, LAA 33 116 4.43 9 0 73 1.29 5.7 2.3 9.4 4.58
142. Mike Bolsinger, LAD 28 67 3.77 4 0 63 1.29 8.2 3.2 13.4 3.75
143. Robert Stephenson, Cin 23 84 4.21 4 0 82 1.39 8.9 4.4 10.9 4.31
144. Aaron Blair, Atl 23 73 4.15 4 0 64 1.34 7.7 3.2 10.2 4.13
145. Brandon McCarthy, LAD 32 58 3.54 4 0 52 1.18 8.0 1.8 11.1 3.51
146. Tyler Skaggs, LAA 24 48 3.68 3 0 41 1.27 7.8 3.0 11.5 3.79
147. Tommy Milone, Min 29 141 4.11 9 0 107 1.32 6.8 2.4 10.6 4.21
138. Taylor Jungmann, Mil 26 146 4.27 9 0 124 1.39 7.7 3.7 10.1 4.24
139. CC Sabathia, NYY 35 141 4.27 8 0 116 1.31 7.4 2.6 16.1 4.07
140. Robbie Erlin, SD 25 101 4.23 5 0 80 1.31 7.0 2.6 9.3 4.15
141. Adam Conley, Mia 25 92 3.94 6 0 72 1.34 7.1 3.3 8.9 4.02
142. Tom Koehler, Mia 29 172 4.32 9 0 126 1.40 6.6 3.5 9.8 4.34
143. Kyle Zimmer, KC 24 55 4.08 3 0 48 1.31 7.7 3.2 9.4 4.10
144. Zach Lee, LAD 24 55 3.94 3 0 39 1.27 6.5 2.2 11.1 3.98
145. Tim Cooney, SL 25 55 3.97 4 0 42 1.27 6.9 2.4 8.9 4.01
146. A.J. Cole, Was 24 55 4.08 4 0 43 1.30 7.0 2.6 8.5 4.19
147. Johnathan Gray, Col 24 144 4.32 8 0 127 1.37 7.9 3.2 9.9 4.21
148. Matt Garza, Mil 32 164 4.42 8 0 124 1.38 6.8 2.9 10.1 4.28
149. Jorge De La Rosa, Col 34 180 4.34 10 0 145 1.41 7.2 3.5 11.9 4.25
150. Wily Peralta, Mil 26 171 4.52 8 0 119 1.41 6.3 3.0 12.5 4.45
151. Tyler Chatwood, Col 26 126 4.21 7 0 100 1.36 7.2 2.9 11.1 4.16
152. Chad Bettis, Col 26 151 4.45 9 0 123 1.40 7.3 3.2 11.1 4.35
153. Manny Banuelos, Atl 25 99 4.32 5 0 84 1.41 7.7 4.0 12.1 4.35
154. Jeff Locke, Pit 28 101 4.15 6 0 75 1.37 6.9 3.2 11.8 4.20
155. Jarred Cosart, Mia 25 129 4.11 7 0 94 1.42 6.5 3.9 8.9 4.12
156. Colin Rea, SD 25 129 4.31 6 0 99 1.38 6.9 3.2 7.7 4.23
157. Ivan Nova, NYY 29 101 4.39 6 0 73 1.36 6.4 2.8 12.2 4.41
158. Shane Greene, Det 27 98 4.38 5 0 66 1.39 6.1 2.8 13.3 4.44
159. Williams Perez, Atl 24 121 4.48 6 0 86 1.41 6.4 3.3 11.9 4.42
160. Colby Lewis, Tex 36 115 4.52 7 0 79 1.35 6.2 2.3 10.7 4.58
161. Miguel Gonzalez, Bal 31 120 4.55 7 0 76 1.37 6.5 2.9 12.1 4.66
162. Kendall Graveman, Oak 25 129 4.48 8 0 80 1.40 5.6 2.8 13.7 4.41
163. Jordan Lyles, Col 25 128 4.56 7 0 90 1.43 6.3 3.1 12.1 4.47
164. Cody Anderson, Cle 25 83 4.37 5 0 86 1.41 5.7 2.5 9.3 4.39
165. Cody Reed, Cin 22 46 4.19 2 0 42 1.34 7.8 3.3 9.2 4.32
166. Henry Owens, Bos 23 76 4.09 5 0 65 1.37 7.5 3.6 7.9 4.18
167. Marco Gonzales, SL 24 72 4.12 4 0 55 1.34 6.9 3.0 10.8 4.18
168. Gavin Floyd, Tor 33 64 4.17 3 0 49 1.33 7.0 2.8 11.8 4.22
169. Brian Johnson, Bos 25 52 4.28 3 0 41 1.39 7.2 3.5 9.2 4.31
170. Archie Bradley, Ari 23 80 4.43 4 0 67 1.44 7.5 4.3 9.6 4.44
171. Jorge Lopez, Mil 23 46 4.56 2 0 39 1.41 7.7 3.7 9.2 4.53
172. Sean Newcomb, Atl 22 61 4.25 2 0 60 1.45 8.9 4.8 9.1 4.41
173. Jameson Taillon, Pit 24 34 4.07 2 0 25 1.34 7.2 3.2 9.3 4.04
174. Roenis Elias, Bos 27 55 4.33 3 0 45 1.38 7.2 3.4 11.2 4.35
175. Edwin Diaz, Sea 22 42 4.29 2 0 35 1.38 7.4 3.4 9.2 4.27
176. A.J. Griffin, Oak 28 58 4.47 3 0 47 1.30 7.1 2.5 11.9 4.41
177. Michael Fulmer, Det 23 45 4.58 2 0 35 1.36 7.1 2.9 9.1 4.51
178. Scott Feldman, Hou 33 102 4.21 6 0 63 1.33 5.6 2.5 10.5 4.34
179. Henderson Alvarez, Oak 25 85 4.31 5 0 47 1.36 5.0 2.2 11.1 4.27
180. Ricky Nolasco, Min 33 91 4.52 5 0 66 1.34 6.5 2.3 10.4 4.25
181. Erik Johnson, ChW 26 46 4.65 2 0 38 1.43 7.4 3.8 12.5 4.68
182. John Danks, ChW 30 143 4.75 7 0 99 1.39 6.2 2.9 10.5 4.63
183. Mike Pelfrey, Det 32 127 4.74 7 0 71 1.43 5.0 2.8 7.7 4.62