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September Starter Rankings

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Welcome to the September starter rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

 

 

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Click to see other September rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

 

 

Starting pitcher Rankings


Dropping off: Matt Harvey (No. 29), Chad Gaudin (No. 81), Josh Johnson (No. 106), Colby Lewis (No. 127), Jake Westbrook (No. 129), Erik Bedard (No. 130), Jenrry Mejia (No. 131), Roberto Hernandez (No. 133), Samuel Deduno (No. 134), Kyle Gibson (No. 136), Matt Harrison (No. 139)

 

  • Some concern over Felix Hernandez's back ailment dropped him from No. 7 to No. 10 in a late change.

 

  • Likewise, Justin Masterson slipped from No. 47 to No. 58 after leaving Monday with an apparent oblique problem.

 

  • Innings issues have Julio Teheran, Shelby Miller, Andrew Cashner, Zack Wheeler and, of course, Jose Fernandez lower than they might otherwise be this month. Teheran and Cashner are having their next starts skipped to save their arms, and we already know that Fernandez is done after two more starts. Also, Tony Cingrani drops to No. 69 because he's looking at a bullpen demotion when Johnny Cueto returns. In the meantime, he should still be regarded as a top-50 SP.

 

 

RankSPTeam2013JulyAug
1 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 1 1 1
2 David Price Rays 5 17 3
3 Zack Greinke Dodgers 14 21 11
4 Cole Hamels Phillies 4 11 6
5 Yu Darvish Rangers 16 4 4
6 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 10 2 5
7 Max Scherzer Tigers 23 10 10
8 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 3 7 9
9 Cliff Lee Phillies 6 5 8
10 Felix Hernandez Mariners 8 6 2
11 Anibal Sanchez Tigers 53 41 31
12 Madison Bumgarner Giants 13 9 7
13 James Shields Royals 12 12 14
14 Justin Verlander Tigers 2 3 13
15 Jered Weaver Angels 11 28 12
16 Mat Latos Reds 25 15 22
17 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 9 8 15
18 Matt Garza Rangers 45 23 19
19 Chris Sale White Sox 19 16 17
20 Hiroki Kuroda Yankees 32 22 16
21 A.J. Burnett Pirates 50 44 23
22 Julio Teheran Braves 51 33 24
23 Derek Holland Rangers 72 39 37
24 C.J. Wilson Angels 27 37 28
25 R.A. Dickey Blue Jays 15 36 40
26 Alex Cobb Rays 38 57 52
27 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 31 24 27
28 Matt Cain Giants 7 14 18
29 Francisco Liriano Pirates 91 49 30
30 Mike Minor Braves 42 26 20
31 Jake Peavy Red Sox 37 52 35
32 Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 129 29 21
33 Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 74 27 25
34 Matt Moore Rays 22 19 41
35 Jeff Samardzija Cubs 29 20 26
36 Kris Medlen Braves 18 34 43
37 Shelby Miller Cardinals 78 31 34
38 Jon Lester Red Sox 20 38 45
39 Jarrod Parker Athletics 43 48 51
40 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals 24 18 32
41 Homer Bailey Reds 48 45 33
42 Ervin Santana Royals 97 54 38
43 Yovani Gallardo Brewers 30 42 94
44 Doug Fister Tigers 63 40 39
45 Chris Archer Rays 127 123 47
46 Dan Haren Nationals 35 120 77
47 Joe Kelly Cardinals 168 138 69
48 Jhoulys Chacin Rockies 93 66 63
49 Sonny Gray Athletics 252 NR NR
50 Ricky Nolasco Dodgers 116 94 88
51 Jon Niese Mets 59 130 124
52 Alex Wood Braves NR NR 103
53 Kyle Lohse Brewers 60 68 53
54 Tim Lincecum Giants 47 70 56
55 Erasmo Ramirez Mariners 64 67 60
56 Gerrit Cole Pirates 120 65 44
57 John Lackey Red Sox 145 56 58
58 Justin Masterson Indians 89 53 49
59 Bartolo Colon Athletics 124 50 42
60 Lance Lynn Cardinals 41 25 50
61 A.J. Griffin Athletics 83 51 46
62 Wade Miley Diamondbacks 66 88 67
63 Michael Wacha Cardinals 148 97 113
64 Rick Porcello Tigers 68 82 61
65 Clay Buchholz Red Sox 52 30 64
66 Chris Tillman Orioles 99 71 70
67 Tyson Ross Padres 104 NR 93
68 Jose Quintana White Sox 69 79 68
69 Tony Cingrani Reds 105 RP 64 55
70 Ryan Vogelsong Giants 67 122 114
71 Trevor Cahill Diamondbacks 58 63 76
72 Jason Vargas Angels 55 95 91
73 Ivan Nova Yankees 173 NR 85
74 Edwin Jackson Cubs 46 69 48
75 Travis Wood Cubs 158 60 83
76 Felix Doubront Red Sox 115 93 66
77 Mike Leake Reds 88 47 54
78 Andy Pettitte Yankees 57 73 79
79 CC Sabathia Yankees 17 35 78
80 Ian Kennedy Padres 39 80 71
81 Corey Kluber Indians 213 99 65
82 Andrew Cashner Padres 75 59 73
83 Martin Perez Rangers 233 96 116
84 Brandon McCarthy Diamondbacks 61 101 72
85 Ryan Dempster Red Sox 82 61 92
86 Bronson Arroyo Reds 119 83 84
87 Dillon Gee Mets 96 125 119
88 Dan Straily Athletics 139 109 87
89 Ubaldo Jimenez Indians 123 111 109
90 Mark Buehrle Blue Jays 111 117 101
91 Nathan Eovaldi Marlins 165 105 98
92 Bruce Chen Royals 177 NR 140
93 Wei-Yin Chen Orioles 80 91 82
94 Taijuan Walker Mariners 231 NR NR
95 Randall Delgado Diamondbacks 166 NR 110
96 Marco Estrada Brewers 81 127 122
97 Garrett Richards Angels 169 NR 90
98 Jeremy Guthrie Royals 95 90 105
99 Paul Maholm Braves 94 58 96
100 Johnny Cueto Reds 21 62 80
101 Scott Feldman Orioles 100 85 128
102 Eric Stults Padres 182 78 75
103 Bud Norris Orioles 171 92 86
104 Hector Santiago White Sox 121 114 95
105 Wily Peralta Brewers 134 NR 120
106 Kyle Kendrick Phillies 108 76 102
107 Robbie Erlin Padres 204 103  
108 Jorge De La Rosa Rockies 131 104 107
109 Jeremy Hellickson Rays 34 32 36
110 Zack Wheeler Mets 160 75 97
111 Charlie Morton Pirates 258 NR 150
112 Miguel Gonzalez Orioles 117 81 89
113 Henderson Alvarez Marlins 112 131 115
114 Chris Capuano Dodgers 76 102 99
115 Jacob Turner Marlins 135 108 104
116 Jarred Cosart Astros 322 NR 112
117 Tommy Milone Athletics 33 46 74
118 Andrew Albers Twins NR NR NR
119 Phil Hughes Yankees 73 87 108
120 Jake Arrieta Cubs 143 NR 126
121 Zach McAllister Indians 159 133 118
122 John Danks White Sox 114 115 121
123 Jose Fernandez Marlins 86 74 57
124 Danny Duffy Royals 216 NR NR
125 Scott Kazmir Indians 163 121 117
126 Alexi Ogando Rangers 49 84 123
127 Chris Rusin Cubs 240 NR 137
128 Roy Halladay Phillies 26 143 132
129 Danny Salazar Indians 278 NR 138
130 Jeff Locke Pirates 164 72 59
131 Tom Gorzelanny Brewers 112 RP NR 111
132 Brett Anderson Athletics 28 134 100
133 J.A. Happ Blue Jays 130 140 125
134 Brandon Beachy Braves 133 77 62
135 Juan Nicasio Rockies 118 NR 145
136 Todd Redmond Blue Jays 281 NR NR
137 James Paxton Mariners 221 NR NR
138 Scott Baker Cubs 137 NR NR
139 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 203 145 135
140 Stephen Fife Dodgers 241 148 144


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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