Starting Pitcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2018

RotoAce provides detailed starting pitcher fantasy baseball rankings broken into tiers, along with 2018 projections for all of the major statistical categories.

2018 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 30 202 2.57 17 0 233 0.97 10.4 1.6 7.8 2.78
2. Chris Sale, Bos 29 212 3.09 17 0 271 1.01 11.5 1.9 11.4 3.12
3. Max Scherzer, Was 33 209 3.12 16 0 260 1.03 11.2 2.4 10.3 3.21
4. Corey Kluber, Cle 31 206 3.07 16 0 236 1.04 10.3 2.0 10.9 3.05
5. Stephen Strasburg, Was 29 187 3.11 15 0 220 1.09 10.6 2.4 10.9 3.07
6. Noah Syndergaard, NYM 25 171 3.13 13 0 203 1.07 10.7 2.0 10.7 2.95
TIER 2 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
7. Madison Bumgarner, SF 28 216 3.25 15 0 214 1.11 8.9 2.0 9.8 3.48
8. Carlos Carrasco, Cle 31 197 3.32 15 0 217 1.11 9.9 2.2 12.7 3.31
9. Jacob deGrom, NYM 29 197 3.39 14 0 219 1.14 10.0 2.4 11.2 3.35
10. Justin Verlander, Hou 35 205 3.42 16 0 223 1.17 9.8 2.9 8.4 3.69
11. Luis Severino, NYY 24 185 3.47 14 0 210 1.14 10.2 2.6 15.2 3.48
12. Chris Archer, TB 29 197 3.49 12 0 232 1.18 10.6 2.8 11.9 3.48
13. Zack Greinke, Ari 34 201 3.48 14 0 192 1.16 8.6 2.2 12.7 3.68
14. Yu Darvish, FA 31 189 3.68 13 0 221 1.16 10.5 2.8 12.0 3.58
15. Jose Quintana, ChC 29 197 3.53 14 0 204 1.17 9.3 2.4 9.4 3.62
16. Carlos Martinez, SL 26 207 3.43 14 0 214 1.24 9.3 3.1 11.5 3.54
17. James Paxton, Sea 29 171 3.34 14 0 181 1.16 9.5 2.4 8.6 3.22
18. Robbie Ray, Ari 26 168 3.63 13 0 243 1.24 13.0 3.7 13.0 3.61
19. David Price, Bos 32 178 3.58 13 0 180 1.15 9.1 2.2 9.6 3.56
20. Kyle Hendricks, ChC 28 174 3.27 13 0 153 1.17 7.9 2.4 10.7 3.48
21. Dallas Keuchel, Hou 30 192 3.37 14 0 162 1.19 7.6 2.6 15.3 3.30
22. Aaron Nola, Phi 24 183 3.59 13 0 191 1.18 9.4 2.4 13.3 3.39
TIER 3 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
23. Gerrit Cole, Hou 27 198 3.89 15 0 194 1.22 8.8 2.5 10.0 3.81
24. Jeff Samardzija, SF 33 204 3.75 13 0 184 1.18 8.1 1.9 11.5 3.72
25. Shohei Ohtani, LAA 23 143 3.52 11 0 167 1.21 10.5 3.4 9.0 3.62
26. Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 29 188 3.92 13 0 184 1.16 8.8 1.9 14.5 3.73
27. Jon Lester, ChC 34 192 3.92 13 0 183 1.24 8.6 2.8 10.2 3.95
28. Rich Hill, LAD 38 133 3.40 11 0 154 1.14 10.4 3.2 9.8 3.46
29. Luke Weaver, SL 24 154 3.70 11 0 163 1.17 9.5 2.5 13.1 3.83
30. Alex Wood, LAD 27 142 3.43 12 0 139 1.20 8.8 2.6 10.2 3.55
31. Luis Castillo, Cin 25 156 3.74 11 0 158 1.24 9.1 2.9 13.2 3.61
32. Jon Gray, Col 26 185 3.87 13 0 195 1.24 9.5 2.7 11.8 3.52
33. Johnny Cueto, SF 32 188 3.71 13 0 165 1.24 7.9 2.5 10.2 4.01
34. Jake Arrieta, FA 32 183 3.92 13 0 169 1.25 8.3 2.9 14.0 4.05
35. Jose Berrios, Min 23 179 4.01 13 0 173 1.27 8.7 2.9 10.1 3.97
36. Danny Duffy, KC 29 170 3.91 12 0 153 1.26 8.1 2.6 9.1 4.04
37. Jameson Taillon, Pit 26 170 3.82 11 0 157 1.27 8.3 2.5 12.3 3.67
38. Marcus Stroman, Tor 26 201 3.70 13 0 165 1.29 7.4 2.6 13.9 3.61
39. Lance McCullers, Hou 24 140 3.55 11 0 156 1.26 10.0 3.4 10.8 3.62
40. Drew Pomeranz, Bos 29 167 3.84 12 0 169 1.30 9.1 3.5 11.9 4.02
41. Charlie Morton, Hou 34 137 3.85 11 0 142 1.27 9.3 3.2 10.9 3.77
42. Sonny Gray, NYY 28 177 3.92 13 0 159 1.29 8.1 3.0 11.8 3.64
43. Blake Snell, TB 25 157 3.80 10 0 164 1.33 9.4 4.1 8.8 4.07
44. Danny Salazar, Cle 28 122 3.52 9 0 149 1.20 11.0 3.4 12.6 3.58
45. Kenta Maeda, LAD 29 145 3.98 10 0 142 1.17 8.8 2.4 13.3 3.95
46. Garrett Richards, LAA 29 132 3.41 10 0 123 1.22 8.4 2.9 9.5 3.53
47. Michael Wacha, SL 26 160 3.97 12 0 148 1.28 8.3 2.9 10.0 4.08
48. J.A. Happ, Tor 35 172 3.97 12 0 155 1.29 8.1 2.8 10.3 4.01
49. Trevor Bauer, Cle 27 171 4.15 11 0 169 1.31 8.9 3.3 12.0 4.17
50. Gio Gonzalez, Was 32 190 4.06 12 0 173 1.35 8.2 3.4 11.1 4.11
51. Felix Hernandez, Sea 31 158 4.01 11 0 140 1.29 8.0 2.8 11.4 4.03
52. Luiz Gohara, Atl 21 133 3.70 9 0 142 1.24 9.6 3.4 8.6 3.91
53. Rick Porcello, Bos 29 195 4.21 12 0 165 1.24 7.6 1.9 11.9 4.15
54. Julio Teheran, Atl 27 193 4.19 11 0 163 1.30 7.6 2.8 10.8 4.39
55. Jordan Montgomery, NYY 25 163 4.00 11 0 152 1.28 8.4 3.0 11.2 4.05
56. Sean Manaea, Oak 26 171 4.11 11 0 146 1.33 7.7 2.9 12.0 4.21
57. Dinelson Lamet, SD 25 140 4.16 8 0 157 1.35 10.1 4.3 13.1 4.24
58. Alex Reyes, SL 23 103 3.74 7 0 122 1.31 10.7 4.4 8.9 4.04
59. Brent Honeywell, TB 23 118 3.97 7 0 119 1.22 9.1 2.8 10.1 4.12
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
60. Tanner Roark, Was 31 180 4.19 12 0 150 1.33 7.5 3.1 10.2 4.30
61. Mike Leake, Sea 30 183 4.15 12 0 128 1.28 6.3 1.9 13.6 3.95
62. Joe Musgrove, Pit 25 133 4.01 10 0 115 1.22 7.8 2.2 15.4 4.00
63. Miles Mikolas, SL 29 120 4.13 8 0 111 1.22 8.3 2.0 9.8 3.93
64. Ervin Santana, Min 35 152 4.10 11 0 123 1.29 7.3 2.7 10.8 4.28
65. Jake Faria, TB 24 139 4.28 8 0 139 1.34 9.0 3.9 11.5 4.48
66. Brad Peacock, Hou 30 105 3.78 7 0 116 1.27 9.9 3.6 10.9 4.22
67. Chase Anderson, Mil 30 168 4.31 9 0 155 1.31 8.3 3.0 12.1 4.36
68. Zack Godley, Ari 27 136 4.05 9 0 130 1.35 8.6 3.5 16.1 3.93
69. Tyler Skaggs, LAA 26 154 4.14 10 0 139 1.31 8.1 3.2 12.1 4.37
70. Sean Newcomb, Atl 24 145 4.08 9 0 156 1.40 9.7 4.8 10.9 4.43
71. Michael Fulmer, Det 25 167 4.23 10 0 134 1.31 7.2 2.6 10.0 4.30
72. Mike Clevinger, Cle 27 164 4.46 10 0 164 1.38 9.0 4.0 12.4 4.64
73. Clayton Richard, SD 34 191 3.94 10 0 140 1.39 6.6 2.9 12.6 4.02
74. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD 31 137 3.99 9 0 120 1.29 7.9 2.7 10.6 4.17
75. Aaron Sanchez, Tor 25 138 4.08 9 0 113 1.35 7.4 3.4 12.4 4.27
76. Eduardo Rodriguez, Bos 24 118 4.02 8 0 117 1.29 8.9 3.1 11.2 4.05
77. Matt Shoemaker, LAA 31 120 4.27 8 0 105 1.26 7.9 2.5 11.8 4.37
78. Steven Matz, NYM 25 111 4.05 6 0 99 1.30 8.0 2.7 14.6 4.03
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
79. Brandon McCarthy, Atl 33 156 4.29 9 0 137 1.35 7.9 3.1 10.3 4.23
80. Chad Kuhl, Pit 25 155 4.30 9 0 138 1.38 8.0 3.3 10.2 4.41
81. Andrew Heaney, LAA 26 136 4.24 9 0 122 1.28 8.1 2.9 9.5 4.46
82. Marco Estrada, FA 34 175 4.52 10 0 159 1.30 8.2 3.3 10.9 4.65
83. Taijuan Walker, Ari 25 186 4.51 11 0 167 1.35 8.1 3.1 13.1 4.34
84. Zack Wheeler, NYM 27 134 4.30 8 0 127 1.38 8.5 3.7 12.5 4.24
85. Patrick Corbin, Ari 28 129 4.22 8 0 112 1.36 7.8 3.1 13.8 4.15
86. Kevin Gausman, Bal 27 191 4.57 11 0 174 1.35 8.2 3.0 13.3 4.35
87. Nick Pivetta, Phi 25 145 4.48 9 0 145 1.32 9.0 3.5 11.2 4.38
88. Jose De Leon, TB 25 137 4.40 8 0 139 1.32 9.1 3.6 11.8 4.54
89. Zach Davies, Mil 25 178 4.28 12 0 129 1.36 6.5 2.6 12.0 4.48
90. Mike Foltynewicz, Atl 26 156 4.43 10 0 146 1.36 8.4 3.3 12.6 4.28
91. CC Sabathia, NYY 37 143 4.34 10 0 119 1.36 7.5 3.1 14.6 4.54
92. Erasmo Ramirez, Sea 27 132 4.43 8 0 107 1.30 7.3 2.5 13.0 4.62
93. Dillon Peters, Mia 25 128 4.07 7 0 100 1.39 7.0 3.3 9.1 4.19
94. Tyler Chatwood, ChC 28 137 4.05 9 0 120 1.44 7.9 4.2 13.4 4.19
95. Jaime Garcia, FA 31 168 4.26 10 0 134 1.40 7.2 3.2 12.0 4.23
96. Cole Hamels, Tex 34 202 4.61 12 0 168 1.41 7.5 3.4 11.3 4.69
97. Dan Straily, Mia 29 182 4.60 9 0 162 1.34 8.0 3.1 11.8 4.92
98. Ivan Nova, Pit 31 165 4.36 9 0 121 1.33 6.6 2.0 13.6 4.19
99. Jerad Eickhoff, Phi 27 171 4.55 9 0 148 1.32 7.8 2.8 11.5 4.69
100. Carlos Rodon, ChW 25 112 4.41 6 0 117 1.38 9.4 3.8 13.5 4.34
101. Vince Velasquez, Phi 25 119 4.60 7 0 119 1.36 9.0 3.6 14.5 4.45
102. Chris Stratton, SF 27 154 4.31 9 0 121 1.40 7.1 3.6 9.4 4.67
103. Jakob Junis, KC 25 162 4.63 8 0 133 1.31 7.4 2.6 11.3 4.66
104. Anthony DeSclafani, Cin 27 151 4.60 8 0 133 1.33 7.9 2.6 10.4 4.36
105. Tyler Anderson, Col 28 144 4.44 9 0 131 1.36 8.2 2.9 15.6 4.13
106. Alex Cobb, FA 30 133 4.41 8 0 100 1.35 6.8 2.5 12.1 4.28
107. Adam Wainwright, SL 36 132 4.43 9 0 101 1.37 6.9 2.8 8.3 4.39
108. Robert Stephenson, Cin 25 125 4.57 7 0 122 1.45 8.8 4.5 14.7 4.71
109. R.A. Dickey, FA 43 142 4.56 8 0 110 1.39 7.0 3.2 12.9 4.74
110. Jharel Cotton, Oak 26 161 4.70 9 0 143 1.37 8.0 3.3 14.3 4.79
111. Wei-Yin Chen, Mia 32 111 4.30 6 0 89 1.29 7.2 2.3 11.6 4.35
112. Jake Odorizzi, TB 28 137 4.71 7 0 122 1.35 8.0 3.2 11.1 4.84
113. Mike Minor, Tex 30 120 4.70 7 0 117 1.38 8.8 3.6 10.1 4.64
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
114. Kyle Gibson, Min 30 167 4.39 11 0 124 1.41 6.7 3.1 12.8 4.45
115. German Marquez, Col 23 140 4.66 9 0 128 1.36 8.2 2.8 14.4 4.18
116. Seth Lugo, NYM 28 137 4.64 7 0 108 1.35 7.1 2.7 11.3 4.59
117. Homer Bailey, Cin 31 139 4.66 9 0 114 1.37 7.4 3.2 11.3 4.61
118. Lance Lynn, FA 30 150 4.67 8 0 127 1.42 7.6 3.6 9.1 4.78
119. Walker Buehler, LAD 23 72 3.18 5 0 89 1.21 11.1 3.7 9.9 3.33
120. Chad Green, NYY 26 82 2.90 4 0 109 1.02 12.0 2.4 14.8 3.07
121. Adalberto Mejia, Min 24 141 4.58 9 0 119 1.40 7.6 4.0 10.7 4.84
122. John Lackey, FA 39 155 4.92 9 0 127 1.37 7.4 2.8 10.4 4.79
123. Mike Montgomery, ChC 28 133 4.27 9 0 108 1.45 7.3 4.0 12.7 4.42
124. Jason Vargas, FA 35 136 4.67 8 0 104 1.37 6.9 2.8 9.3 4.84
125. Luis Perdomo, SD 24 153 4.39 8 0 112 1.45 6.6 3.3 14.6 4.24
126. Joe Biagini, Tor 27 111 4.35 6 0 97 1.33 7.9 3.0 11.8 4.37
127. Bryan Mitchell, SD 26 109 4.15 6 0 93 1.40 7.7 3.5 8.9 4.22
128. Andrew Triggs, Oak 29 126 4.64 7 0 94 1.39 6.7 2.8 12.7 4.55
129. Trevor Williams, Pit 25 121 4.48 6 0 91 1.42 6.8 3.1 11.7 4.53
130. Daniel Norris, Det 24 167 4.71 9 0 141 1.44 7.6 3.9 10.8 4.89
131. Brandon Woodruff, Mil 25 151 4.83 8 0 131 1.42 7.8 3.3 11.1 4.51
132. Marco Gonzales, Sea 26 103 4.31 7 0 84 1.31 7.3 2.7 14.3 4.46
133. Kendall Graveman, Oak 27 160 4.77 9 0 107 1.44 6.0 2.8 12.9 4.68
134. Anthony Banda, Ari 24 95 4.05 6 0 96 1.32 9.1 3.6 9.3 4.21
135. Tyler Glasnow, Pit 22 82 3.92 5 0 96 1.36 10.5 4.6 16.3 4.08
136. Nathan Eovaldi, TB 28 76 3.80 4 0 70 1.24 8.3 2.6 9.0 4.01
137. Mike Fiers, Det 32 145 4.93 8 0 116 1.39 7.2 3.1 13.6 4.89
138. Brent Suter, Mil 28 143 4.81 8 0 108 1.40 6.8 2.7 10.8 4.69
139. Dylan Bundy, Bal 25 175 5.09 9 0 156 1.38 8.0 3.1 12.0 4.97
140. Jimmy Nelson, Mil 28 90 4.28 6 0 89 1.33 8.9 3.2 12.6 3.94