Friday, March 11, 2011

2011 Starting Pitcher Rankings

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23Tim Lincecum, SF SP352451902.891.19tiny tim reclaims top spot
11Roy Halladay, Phi SP342002002.61.13safest bet of the elites
32Felix Hernandez, Sea SP332201602.621.14filthy, just needs run support
tier ii
85Jon Lester, Bos SP  272222103.11.19will win the 2011 cy young  
149Justin Verlander, Det SP 262321903.381.2will lead AL in k's
67Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP 262131503.11.2will be in top 5 at seasons end
116CC Sabathia, NYY SP242081803.271.18yankees not indestructible, don't reach
1011Ubaldo Jimenez, Col SP222111703.31.28will be tough to match last seasons numbers
1416Cole Hamels, Phi SP222081803.321.19will make strong push for NL cy young
158Tommy Hanson, Atl SP212011603.121.16his time to shine
54Cliff Lee, Phi SP211851703.21.1better in the post season, i'll pass on lee
715Zack Greinke, Mil SP  191751403.371.162009 stats unlikely
917Josh Johnson, Fla SP191881402.881.17injury is only concern
tier iii
1822Francisco Liriano, Min SP  171941603.341.2could be pitching for the yankees by midseason
1814Jered Weaver, LAA SP162101603.421.2the rodney dangerfield of baseball
2223Max Scherzer, Det SP152001603.451.23will join the elites by season's end
1220David Price, TB SP161891403.51.27bullpen may blow a few games for him
1912Dan Haren, LAA SP152041503.71.21I don't trust this guy
2018Matt Cain, SF SP  141801503.21.17not sexy but oh so productive
2310Chris Carpenter, StL SP  151581403.121.2name keeps his price high, I'm not buying
1621Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP152191403.61.29
tier iv
1713Mat Latos, SD SP121801303.441.19still a year away from dominance
2119Roy Oswalt, Phi SP111721403.431.2
3829Tim Hudson, Atl SP71381303.211.21
3933Jonathan Sanchez, SF SP62231303.71.27strikeout machine, gets better every year
2625Chad Billingsley, LAD SP111831403.381.21he will rebound nicely
2724Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP61861203.481.31
4238Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP  61681303.551.24will have to overpay for him…but could be worth it
3326Ted Lilly, LAD SP61601303.681.135 cat pitcher at a discount
2430Brett Anderson, Oak SP61551203.261.22if healthy in camp, bump him up a few notches
3335Daniel Hudson, Ari SP51671303.721.29beware of sophomore slump
2527Shaun Marcum, Mil SP51701303.781.16good but going to high in drafts
3241Ricky Nolasco, Fla SP  51861403.971.26one foot off the bandwagon…but still optimistic 
4328Matt Garza, ChC SP51691303.751.29may take time to adjust to wrigley
3434Clay Buchholz, Bos SP51601503.41.29
3544Madison Bumgarner, SF SP51541303.61.31
2839Brandon Morrow, Tor SP51921204.21.36
4849Brian Matusz, Bal SP51581403.821.31will be good in 2011…but breakout in 2012
4740Jhoulys Chacin, Col SP51871303.611.33love everything about him except the hype
4032John Danks, CWS SP51571403.621.26
3148Ricky Romero, Tor SP41751303.721.31
4636Colby Lewis, Tex SP41871403.921.23
4143Phil Hughes, NYY SP41781604.241.32
3750Josh Beckett, Bos SP41681504.121.29good value
3631Hiroki Kuroda, LAD SP41531103.521.16solid production, low whip
4454Edinson Volquez, Cin SP  21881303.881.37dusty's mismanagement will cost him some wins
3045Ryan Dempster, ChC SP21761304.021.38
5337Brett Myers, Hou SP21681203.771.29
5047Jaime Garcia, StL SP21681203.881.38sophomore slump
4953Jordan Zimmermann, Was SP21581003.761.21low risk/high reward
5252Ian Kennedy, Ari SP21651203.621.31
5742Johnny Cueto, Cin SP21621304.011.36see edinson volquez
2978Gio Gonzalez, Oak SP21761204.081.38I don't believe
5556James Shields, TB SP21871303.951.32bounce back…big-time
4571Jorge De La Rosa, Col SP21681304.381.38lacks control to be consistently effective
5646Trevor Cahill, Oak SP21251403.671.3
tier v
6051C.J. Wilson, Tex SP11601303.821.36
7163Anibal Sanchez, Fla SP11621403.831.36still room for improvement
7067Michael Pineda, Sea SP11201003.441.19future stud, settle for k's this season
5173Javier Vazquez, Fla SP11721204.371.21
6258Jair Jurrjens, Atl SP11281203.761.36
5862Gavin Floyd, CWS SP11561203.821.36
6955Bronson Arroyo, Cin SP11381204.131.28
5474Ervin Santana, LAA SP11621204.391.41
6861Johan Santana, NYM SP  1100803.231.22
6169Scott Baker, Min SP11501203.941.27
7765James McDonald, Pit SP11781103.751.34take a flyer on him
72128Bud Norris, Hou SP11881204.21.33he will shine this year
6788Derek Holland, Tex SP11581103.981.27post hype, good team..i'm buying
6476Edwin Jackson, CWS SP11781104.251.36
6383Carlos Zambrano, ChC SP, RP11641303.91.37
7370John Lackey, Bos SP11451304.161.37
5985Tim Stauffer, SD RP, SP1118803.71.29
6159Wade Davis, TB SP11371204.11.31
6860Joel Pineiro, LAA SP11171204.141.33
6686Brett Cecil, Tor SP11601304.221.38
7877R.A. Dickey, NYM SP11071003.891.3
7482Jake Peavy, CWS SP  11231003.81.26
120133Mike Minor, Atl SP11601203.891.3last round flier will pay off big-time
81102A.J. Burnett, NYY SP11811204.211.39
tier vi
Travis Wood, Cin SP0
Homer Bailey, Cin SP0out of options, it's now or never…k's galore
Kyle Drabek, Tor SP0
Dallas Braden, Oak SP0
Brandon Webb, Tex SP  0
Rick Porcello, Det SP0
Clayton Richard, SD SP  0
Jonathon Niese, NYM SP0sleeper
Jon Garland, LAD SP0
Kevin Slowey, Min SP0
Jake Westbrook, StL SP0
Carl Pavano, Min SP0
J.A. Happ, Hou SP0
Brian Duensing, Min SP, RP0
Jeremy Guthrie, Bal SP0
Aaron Harang, SD SP0
Chris Narveson, Mil RP, SP0
Randy Wells, ChC SP0
Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP0deep sleeper
Mike Pelfrey, NYM SP0
Derek Lowe, Atl SP0
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bos SP0
Erik Bedard, Sea SP  0
Jeff Niemann, TB SP0
Randy Wolf, Mil SP0
Joe Blanton, Phi SP0
Mark Buehrle, CWS SP0
Cory Luebke, SD SP0
Chris Capuano, NYM SP, RP0
David Hernandez, Ari RP, SP0
Jake Arrieta, Bal SP0
Tom Gorzelanny, Was SP0
Jason Hammel, Col SP0
Marc Rzepczynski, Tor SP0
Barry Zito, SF SP0
Fausto Carmona, Cle SP0
Brandon Beachy, Atl SP0
Vicente Padilla, LAD SP  0
Mike Leake, Cin SP0
Justin Duchscherer, Bal SP0
Chris Tillman, Bal SP0
Julio Teheran, Atl SP0
Brad Penny, Det SP0
Mike Montgomery, KC SP0
Zach Britton, Bal SP0
Scott Kazmir, LAA SP0
Jeff Francis, KC SP0
Joe Saunders, Ari SP0
Jason Vargas, Sea SP0
Rich Harden, Oak SP  0
Doug Fister, Sea SP0
Tommy Hunter, Tex SP0
Tanner Scheppers, Tex SP  0
Scott Feldman, Tex SP  0
Ivan Nova, NYY SP0
Shelby Miller, StL SP0
Jerrod Parker, Ari SP0
Adam Wainwright, StL SP0for keeper leagues only
Stephen Strasburg, Was SP0for keeper leagues only

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