Starting Pitcher Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2017

RotoAce provides detailed starting pitcher fantasy baseball rankings broken into tiers, along with 2017 projections for all of the major statistical categories.

2017 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 29 210 2.26 16 0 252 0.93 10.8 1.5 7.3 2.22
2. Max Scherzer, Was 32 221 2.93 16 0 268 1.03 10.9 2.2 10.2 3.15
3. Madison Bumgarner, SF 27 221 2.94 16 0 236 1.07 9.6 2.0 9.9 3.08
4. Noah Syndergaard, NYM 24 195 2.84 15 0 230 1.08 10.6 2.1 10.1 2.87
5. Chris Sale, Bos 28 220 3.15 17 0 237 1.05 9.7 1.9 11.2 3.11
6. Corey Kluber, Cle 30 216 3.21 16 0 233 1.09 9.7 2.2 10.4 3.16
TIER 2 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
7. Jake Arrieta, ChC 31 200 3.11 17 0 195 1.13 8.8 2.8 10.3 3.18
8. Jon Lester, ChC 33 206 3.12 16 0 199 1.12 8.7 2.3 9.9 3.26
9. Johnny Cueto, SF 31 214 3.05 15 0 188 1.11 7.9 1.9 9.1 3.23
10. Justin Verlander, Det 34 219 3.42 15 0 229 1.13 9.4 2.4 8.1 3.64
11. Yu Darvish, Tex 30 189 3.38 14 0 233 1.17 11.1 2.9 11.1 3.23
12. Carlos Carrasco, Cle 30 193 3.23 15 0 208 1.12 9.7 2.2 12.5 3.12
13. Stephen Strasburg, Was 28 169 3.22 14 0 199 1.10 10.6 2.3 11.3 3.09
14. Chris Archer, TB 28 201 3.33 13 0 228 1.17 10.2 2.8 11.3 3.31
15. Jacob deGrom, NYM 28 182 3.16 12 0 184 1.14 9.1 2.2 9.2 3.18
16. David Price, Bos 31 197 3.37 15 0 201 1.14 9.1 1.9 9.6 3.24
TIER 3 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
17. Kyle Hendricks, ChC 27 184 3.22 15 0 166 1.12 8.1 2.1 9.5 3.59
18. Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 28 200 3.49 13 0 178 1.11 8.0 1.7 12.9 3.51
19. Danny Duffy, KC 28 188 3.48 13 0 186 1.16 8.9 2.5 9.5 3.52
20. Zack Greinke, Ari 33 194 3.49 14 0 175 1.16 8.1 2.1 12.1 3.45
21. Kenta Maeda, LAD 28 187 3.46 14 0 183 1.17 8.8 2.4 11.1 3.61
22. Dallas Keuchel, Hou 29 212 3.54 14 0 184 1.19 7.8 2.3 13.5 3.44
23. Gerrit Cole, Pit 26 189 3.45 14 0 176 1.21 8.4 2.3 7.6 3.42
24. Carlos Martinez, SL 25 201 3.38 15 0 190 1.26 8.5 3.2 10.6 3.52
25. Rick Porcello, Bos 28 203 3.62 15 0 169 1.18 7.5 1.7 11.3 3.79
26. Jose Quintana, ChW 28 209 3.34 12 0 181 1.21 7.8 2.2 9.1 4.03
27. Cole Hamels, Tex 33 207 3.61 14 0 196 1.27 8.5 2.9 11.3 3.66
28. Rich Hill, LAD 37 141 3.01 12 0 158 1.11 10.1 2.9 9.1 3.42
29. Lance McCullers, Hou 23 169 3.37 12 0 197 1.27 10.5 3.9 10.1 3.46
30. Julio Teheran, Atl 26 193 3.57 11 0 169 1.18 7.9 2.2 10.1 3.89
31. Aaron Sanchez, Tor 24 200 3.49 14 0 173 1.22 7.8 3.1 11.7 3.63
32. Steven Matz, NYM 24 160 3.35 11 0 158 1.19 8.9 2.5 12.6 3.42
33. Danny Salazar, Cle 27 164 3.56 13 0 184 1.24 10.1 3.3 12.6 3.61
34. Aaron Nola, Phi 23 169 3.59 11 0 163 1.18 8.7 2.3 12.4 3.55
TIER 4 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
35. Matt Harvey, NYM 28 153 3.55 11 0 139 1.18 8.2 2.2 8.3 3.49
36. Jameson Taillon, Pit 25 171 3.48 11 0 148 1.18 7.8 1.9 12.4 3.51
37. Michael Pineda, NYY 28 177 3.75 11 0 189 1.17 9.6 2.2 12.8 3.53
38. James Paxton, Sea 28 173 3.55 12 0 167 1.21 8.7 2.3 8.9 3.64
39. Michael Fulmer, Det 24 179 3.72 12 0 155 1.22 7.8 2.5 10.2 3.74
40. Marcus Stroman, Tor 25 201 3.72 12 0 168 1.24 7.5 2.3 12.1 3.67
41. John Lackey, ChC 38 179 3.71 12 0 155 1.21 7.8 2.5 10.9 3.82
42. Felix Hernandez, Sea 30 203 3.66 13 0 180 1.25 8.0 2.8 12.7 3.61
43. Kevin Gausman, Bal 26 187 3.74 12 0 181 1.25 8.7 2.5 12.9 3.68
44. Vince Velasquez, Phi 24 155 3.82 10 0 174 1.23 10.1 3.1 12.3 3.78
45. Robbie Ray, Ari 25 174 3.74 11 0 203 1.29 10.5 3.4 11.8 3.78
46. Blake Snell, TB 24 156 3.47 11 0 173 1.28 10.0 3.9 7.3 3.62
47. Carlos Rodon, ChW 24 174 3.77 11 0 182 1.29 9.4 3.1 12.2 3.87
48. Matt Shoemaker, LAA 30 185 3.81 12 0 167 1.18 8.1 1.9 10.8 3.83
49. Jeff Samardzija, SF 32 202 3.72 12 0 171 1.21 7.6 2.3 11.1 3.75
50. Jerad Eickhoff, Phi 26 180 3.77 11 0 156 1.20 7.8 2.1 12.3 4.04
51. Jake Odorizzi, TB 27 188 3.74 11 0 169 1.23 8.1 2.6 9.9 4.04
52. Joe Ross, Was 23 151 3.74 11 0 136 1.23 8.1 2.5 9.6 3.79
53. Drew Smyly, Sea 27 171 3.83 11 0 165 1.23 8.7 2.5 10.8 3.89
54. Garrett Richards, LAA 28 147 3.54 10 0 137 1.26 8.4 3.2 9.7 3.57
TIER 5 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
55. Marco Estrada, Tor 33 177 3.93 11 0 149 1.22 7.6 3.0 10.9 4.31
56. Adam Wainwright, SL 35 188 3.91 12 0 152 1.25 7.3 2.3 9.6 3.83
57. Sean Manaea, Oak 25 165 3.93 10 0 150 1.25 8.2 2.7 11.7 3.84
58. Tanner Roark, Was 30 190 3.67 13 0 152 1.27 7.2 2.8 9.2 3.99
59. Julio Urias, LAD 20 119 3.38 8 0 125 1.20 9.5 3.1 8.5 3.51
60. Jon Gray, Col 25 187 4.03 12 0 195 1.29 9.4 3.1 12.1 3.83
61. Drew Pomeranz, Bos 28 138 3.78 10 0 141 1.26 9.2 3.4 12.1 3.91
62. Jharel Cotton, Oak 25 161 3.86 10 0 152 1.25 8.5 2.8 9.6 3.84
63. Matt Moore, SF 27 174 3.73 12 0 164 1.29 8.5 3.3 10.5 4.23
64. Sonny Gray, Oak 27 191 3.74 12 0 159 1.28 7.5 2.8 10.9 3.85
65. Collin McHugh, Hou 29 187 3.91 13 0 170 1.25 8.2 2.5 11.0 3.86
66. Ian Kennedy, KC 32 186 3.99 11 0 176 1.27 8.5 2.9 11.0 4.02
67. J.A. Happ, Tor 34 185 3.95 12 0 156 1.27 7.6 2.8 10.2 4.08
68. Dylan Bundy, Bal 24 151 3.94 11 0 148 1.30 8.8 3.2 12.9 4.02
69. Hisashi Iwakuma, Sea 35 181 4.01 12 0 141 1.24 7.0 1.9 13.2 4.08
70. Taijuan Walker, Ari 24 136 4.19 8 0 122 1.27 8.2 2.6 13.9 4.12
71. Gio Gonzalez, Was 31 172 3.86 11 0 164 1.32 8.6 3.2 9.1 3.88
72. Lance Lynn, SL 29 168 3.81 11 0 152 1.32 8.1 3.2 7.9 3.87
73. Jeremy Hellickson, Phi 29 180 4.03 11 0 148 1.26 7.4 2.3 11.1 4.09
74. Tyler Skaggs, LAA 25 152 3.71 10 0 147 1.26 8.7 3.1 10.9 3.78
75. Trevor Bauer, Cle 26 185 4.08 12 0 173 1.31 8.4 3.4 10.9 4.06
76. Ivan Nova, Pit 30 174 3.77 12 0 137 1.25 7.1 2.0 12.1 3.73
77. Wei-Yin Chen, Mia 31 178 3.87 10 0 146 1.22 7.4 1.9 11.7 4.01
78. Zach Davies, Mil 24 185 3.89 11 0 156 1.25 7.6 2.4 12.1 3.93
79. Robert Gsellman, NYM 23 140 3.75 9 0 120 1.26 7.7 2.8 8.8 3.66
80. Jason Hammel, KC 34 154 4.09 11 0 127 1.25 7.4 2.8 11.7 4.43
81. Alex Cobb, TB 29 138 3.86 9 0 113 1.27 7.4 2.9 11.7 3.93
TIER 6 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
82. Francisco Liriano, Tor 33 151 3.92 10 0 156 1.33 9.3 3.8 12.1 3.89
83. Daniel Norris, Det 23 131 3.89 9 0 128 1.28 8.8 3.0 11.4 3.95
84. Mike Leake, SL 29 189 4.05 11 0 128 1.28 6.1 1.9 13.6 3.88
85. Jordan Zimmermann, Det 31 178 4.05 11 0 131 1.31 6.6 2.2 10.1 4.06
86. Michael Wacha, SL 25 152 4.02 10 0 128 1.28 7.6 2.8 9.6 3.88
87. Jose De Leon, TB 24 115 3.61 7 0 124 1.21 9.7 2.9 10.8 3.72
88. Ervin Santana, Min 34 187 4.13 10 0 152 1.32 7.3 2.7 10.4 4.28
89. Junior Guerra, Mil 32 159 4.04 10 0 138 1.34 7.8 3.3 8.9 4.13
90. Mike Foltynewicz, Atl 25 160 4.08 9 0 153 1.31 8.6 2.9 13.1 4.04
91. Joe Musgrove, Hou 24 122 3.95 9 0 108 1.19 8.0 1.9 12.8 3.91
92. Luke Weaver, SL 23 108 3.92 5 0 103 1.22 8.6 2.5 11.1 3.87
93. Jose Berrios, Min 22 124 4.14 9 0 119 1.29 8.6 2.9 10.3 4.01
94. Eduardo Rodriguez, Bos 23 146 4.02 10 0 135 1.27 8.3 2.9 10.8 4.01
95. Charlie Morton, Hou 33 130 3.69 10 0 113 1.29 7.8 2.5 10.7 3.72
96. Jaime Garcia, Atl 30 146 3.83 9 0 123 1.27 7.6 2.5 11.5 3.81
97. Brandon Finnegan, Cin 23 177 4.02 11 0 159 1.34 8.1 3.8 13.9 4.13
98. Tyler Glasnow, Pit 23 111 3.78 7 0 125 1.33 10.2 4.6 9.9 3.87
99. Matt Andriese, TB 27 113 3.78 6 0 99 1.21 7.9 2.1 11.2 3.75
100. Brandon McCarthy, LAD 32 102 3.81 7 0 90 1.23 7.9 2.3 10.7 3.76
101. Alex Wood, LAD 26 108 3.71 7 0 98 1.26 8.2 2.7 9.3 3.75
102. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD 30 88 3.72 6 0 71 1.24 7.3 2.2 7.7 3.74
103. Scott Kazmir, LAD 33 117 3.94 8 0 108 1.27 8.3 2.9 12.1 3.98
104. Tyson Ross, Tex 29 118 3.96 7 0 106 1.37 8.1 3.7 9.4 4.06
105. Andrew Triggs, Oak 28 138 4.08 8 0 121 1.26 7.9 2.6 11.5 4.01
TIER 7 Age IP ERA W S K WHIP K/9 BB/9 HR/FB xFIP
106. Chris Tillman, Bal 27 194 4.16 11 0 144 1.33 6.7 3.0 11.0 4.29
107. Ricky Nolasco, LAA 34 185 4.11 10 0 135 1.29 6.6 2.3 10.5 4.15
108. Mike Fiers, Hou 31 161 4.28 10 0 136 1.28 7.6 2.5 12.1 4.29
109. Bartolo Colon, Atl 43 164 4.09 10 0 111 1.24 6.1 1.6 10.9 4.06
110. Adam Conley, Mia 26 147 4.02 8 0 132 1.34 8.1 3.6 8.7 4.05
111. Dan Straily, Mia 28 152 4.19 9 0 128 1.31 7.6 3.3 11.4 4.28
112. Luis Severino, NYY 23 131 4.07 8 0 125 1.25 8.6 2.9 11.8 4.03
113. Steven Wright, Bos 32 143 3.99 10 0 114 1.32 7.2 3.1 8.9 4.02
114. Anthony DeSclafani, Cin 26 110 3.85 6 0 98 1.26 7.7 2.4 10.4 3.92
115. Patrick Corbin, Ari 27 152 4.17 9 0 128 1.36 7.6 2.9 13.1 4.12
116. Shelby Miller, Ari 26 154 4.13 9 0 125 1.35 7.3 3.2 9.1 4.25
117. Josh Tomlin, Cle 32 132 4.15 9 0 95 1.21 6.5 1.4 13.5 4.18
118. Tyler Anderson, Col 27 159 4.15 10 0 136 1.37 7.7 3.0 12.3 4.13
119. Lucas Giolito, ChW 22 97 4.45 3 0 87 1.43 8.1 4.1 12.9 4.38
120. Chris Devenski, Hou 26 89 3.32 5 0 84 1.15 8.5 2.2 8.5 3.36
121. Matt Strahm, KC 25 93 3.36 4 0 102 1.21 9.9 3.1 8.1 3.46
122. Homer Bailey, Cin 30 101 4.05 7 0 85 1.28 7.6 2.7 11.1 4.01
123. Zack Wheeler, NYM 26 75 3.87 5 0 72 1.34 8.6 3.7 10.2 3.84
124. Chad Green, NYY 25 116 4.31 7 0 112 1.29 8.7 2.8 11.8 4.18
125. Matt Boyd, Det 26 128 4.35 8 0 107 1.31 7.5 2.8 13.9 4.27
126. Drew Hutchison, Pit 26 120 4.19 8 0 111 1.33 8.3 2.8 11.7 4.11
127. CC Sabathia, NYY 36 154 4.31 9 0 128 1.32 7.5 2.9 13.4 4.24
128. R.A. Dickey, Atl 42 177 4.27 10 0 136 1.33 6.9 3.1 11.4 4.42
129. Edinson Volquez, Mia 33 179 4.19 10 0 139 1.38 7.0 3.4 9.1 4.29
130. Chad Kuhl, Pit 24 120 4.24 8 0 88 1.29 6.6 2.5 9.1 4.31
131. Clay Buchholz, Phi 32 114 4.19 7 0 92 1.32 7.3 2.9 9.8 4.26
132. Hector Santiago, Min 29 175 4.33 10 0 142 1.35 7.3 3.7 10.3 4.48
133. Kendall Graveman, Oak 26 185 4.22 10 0 115 1.34 5.6 2.5 13.3 4.19
134. Tyler Chatwood, Col 27 171 4.26 11 0 129 1.38 6.8 3.7 11.5 4.33
135. Archie Bradley, Ari 24 142 4.18 9 0 140 1.41 8.9 4.0 12.2 4.09
136. Miguel Gonzalez, ChW 32 138 4.54 7 0 101 1.36 6.6 2.8 11.1 4.56
137. Reynaldo Lopez, ChW 23 87 4.37 5 0 86 1.39 8.9 3.8 9.5 4.39
138. Nate Karns, KC 29 106 4.32 5 0 100 1.37 8.5 3.7 13.8 4.31
139. Jimmy Nelson, Mil 27 126 4.38 7 0 105 1.39 7.5 3.5 12.2 4.31
140. Wily Peralta, Mil 27 125 4.73 6 0 93 1.44 6.7 3.1 13.5 4.58