September Starter RankingsTuesday, 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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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.