Matthew Pouliot

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August Starter Rankings

Monday, August 04, 2014


Here are the August Rankings. Players are ranked for the remainder of the season based on how I believe they’ll perform in 5x5 leagues. Players are also listed at the positions where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.

 

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

 

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Starting pitcher Rankings

 

AugSPTeam2014MayJuneJuly
1 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 1 1 1 1
2 Felix Hernandez Mariners 5 4 3 3
3 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 7 3 2 2
4 Cole Hamels Phillies 21 23 18 11
5 Max Scherzer Tigers 8 8 7 8
6 Zack Greinke Dodgers 17 11 8 9
7 Madison Bumgarner Giants 6 5 4 4
8 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 3 9 5 6
9 Yu Darvish Rangers 10 10 6 5
10 Johnny Cueto Reds 30 18 16 10
11 Chris Sale White Sox 13 28 20 15
12 David Price Tigers 9 13 15 12
13 Doug Fister Nationals 22 20 14 13
14 Alex Cobb Rays 12 21 13 19
15 Jon Lester Athletics 34 25 25 21
16 Corey Kluber Indians 60 51 26 24
17 Julio Teheran Braves 26 27 21 18
18 Sonny Gray Athletics 32 17 17 25
19 Jeff Samardzija Athletics 37 32 32 31
20 Homer Bailey Reds 19 22 24 17
21 Garrett Richards Angels 113 45 49 26
22 James Shields Royals 16 15 19 30
23 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals 18 16 23 14
24 Justin Verlander Tigers 4 6 10 20
25 John Lackey Cardinals 45 34 35 34
26 Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 52 38 28 32
27 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 23 19 33 23
28 Scott Kazmir Athletics 81 64 50 44
29 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 28 41 27 27
30 Ervin Santana Braves 47 30 40 38
31 Anibal Sanchez Tigers 42 36 31 29
32 Tyson Ross Padres 57 48 43 43
33 R.A. Dickey Blue Jays 29 44 42 42
34 Alex Wood Braves 48 43 60 35
35 Lance Lynn Cardinals 46 47 47 46
36 Tim Hudson Giants 61 33 37 37
37 Ian Kennedy Padres 40 37 39 45
38 Chris Archer Rays 36 42 41 39
39 Rick Porcello Tigers 55 59 45 48
40 Jose Quintana White Sox 58 63 61 57
41 Francisco Liriano Pirates 41 53 52 60
42 Jered Weaver Angels 44 65 54 49
43 Kyle Lohse Brewers 85 52 46 51
44 C.J. Wilson Angels 39 35 34 36
45 Gerrit Cole Pirates 24 31 29 41
46 Mat Latos Reds 25 49 38 33
47 Jake Arrieta Cubs 151 132 108 67
48 Trevor Bauer Indians 205 71 48 59
49 Dallas Keuchel Astros 126 94 55 54
50 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays 158 100 70 65
51 Tanner Roark Nationals 135 90 92 77
52 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees 20 12 9 7
53 Jake Peavy Giants 63 58 72 108
54 Kevin Gausman Orioles 115 109 127 84
55 Andrew Cashner Padres 31 24 36 47
56 Yovani Gallardo Brewers 79 73 74 63
57 Mike Leake Reds 66 72 62 62
58 Danny Salazar Indians 38 55 107 135
59 Jake Odorizzi Rays 140 NR 118 92
60 Wily Peralta Brewers 117 61 51 53
61 Yordano Ventura Royals 71 40 53 50
62 Jason Hammel Athletics 141 105 58 52
63 Justin Masterson Cardinals 56 60 79 82
64 Drew Smyly Rays 62 68 65 58
65 Charlie Morton Pirates 76 80 80 70
66 Zack Wheeler Mets 65 76 76 78
67 Brandon McCarthy Yankees 90 78 71 90
68 Danny Duffy Royals 127 101 98 73
69 Bartolo Colon Mets 74 88 96 81
70 Shelby Miller Cardinals 51 70 75 94
71 Mike Minor Braves 27 29 22 22
72 Jacob deGrom Mets 341 NR NR NR
73 Alfredo Simon Reds 135 RP 118 117 76
74 Hiroki Kuroda Yankees 50 69 73 71
75 Matt Garza Brewers 72 67 66 68
76 Josh Beckett Dodgers 123 98 68 55
77 Tim Lincecum Giants 70 86 78 80
78 Jeremy Hellickson Rays 84 97 93 102
79 Jimmy Nelson Brewers 185 NR 131 122
80 James Paxton Mariners 118 127 147 144
81 Jon Niese Mets 109 83 84 69
82 Phil Hughes Twins 94 119 85 75
83 Nathan Eovaldi Marlins 83 46 59 66
84 Jesse Hahn Padres NR NR NR 74
85 Wade Miley Diamondbacks 67 92 82 87
86 Michael Wacha Cardinals 15 14 12 40
87 Dan Haren Dodgers 53 39 44 64
88 Odrisamer Despaigne Padres NR NR NR 89
89 Jarred Cosart Marlins 167 NR 146 99
90 Ryan Vogelsong Giants 198 NR 104 110
91 Roenis Elias Mariners 280 112 90 91
92 Aaron Harang Braves 171 87 86 100
93 Wei-Yin Chen Orioles 99 102 109 106
94 Derek Holland Rangers 86 79 63 72
95 Chris Tillman Orioles 100 91 97 105
96 Mark Buehrle Blue Jays 104 103 87 85
97 Henderson Alvarez Marlins 88 89 83 79
98 Dillon Gee Mets 82 82 103 98
99 A.J. Burnett Phillies 69 66 77 93
100 Collin McHugh Astros 298 NR 138 104
101 Miguel Gonzalez Orioles 73 106 100 141
102 Vance Worley Pirates 265 NR NR NR
103 Travis Wood Cubs 93 77 91 95
104 Chase Anderson Diamondbacks NR NR NR NR
105 Jason Vargas Royals 112 95 94 101
106 Rubby De La Rosa Red Sox 279 NR 119 116
107 Matt Shoemaker Angels 248 NR NR 132
108 Taijuan Walker Mariners 96 128 114 88
109 Kyle Hendricks Cubs NR NR NR NR
110 Robbie Erlin Padres 101 84 106 148
111 Vidal Nuno Diamondbacks 122 RP 137 NR NR
112 Edinson Volquez Pirates 193 136 141 131
113 Brandon Workman Red Sox 77 RP NR 122 127
114 Josh Tomlin Indians 216 NR 134 107
115 Chris Young Mariners 225 NR NR 123
116 Joe Kelly Red Sox 132 122 124 118
117 Tom Koehler Marlins 156 134 112 115
118 Ubaldo Jimenez Orioles 106 115 105 121
119 Bud Norris Orioles 163 149 135 134
120 Kyle Gibson Twins 134 124 143 114
121 Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 108 81 101 113
122 Dan Straily Cubs 43 75 123 139
123 Trevor Cahill Diamondbacks 103 126 132 NR
124 Alex Meyer Twins 240 NR NR 147
125 Jorge De La Rosa Rockies 142 138 121 149
126 Michael Pineda Yankees 119 116 144 NR
127 J.A. Happ Blue Jays 186 NR NR 120
128 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 95 104 111 83
129 Roberto Hernandez Phillies 146 130 125 142
130 Tommy Milone Twins 80 125 81 96
131 Scott Feldman Astros 149 145 145 133
132 Jeff Locke Pirates 121 NR NR NR
133 Clay Buchholz Red Sox 35 56 88 103
134 Erasmo Ramirez Mariners 68 114 129 143
135 Andrew Heaney Marlins 165 146 102 61
136 Jesse Chavez Athletics 137 50 56 56
137 John Danks White Sox 87 96 113 119
138 Tyler Skaggs Angels 125 111 110 111
139 Drew Pomeranz Athletics 157 107 69 112
140 Edwin Jackson Cubs 91 110 95 117
141 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 89 93 115 109
142 Cliff Lee Phillies 2 2 11 16
143 Trevor May Twins 259 NR NR 137
144 Allen Webster Red Sox 192 NR NR NR
145 Brett Anderson Rockies 111 141 NR NR
146 Jeremy Guthrie Royals 147 144 NR 124
147 Marco Estrada Brewers 64 57 57 97
148 Tsuyoshi Wada Cubs 220 NR NR NR
149 Jacob Turner Marlins 131 147 NR NR
150 Eric Stults Padres 98 135 148 NR

 

Dropping off: Matt Cain (No. 28), CC Sabathia (No. 86), Tony Cingrani (No. 125), Jaime Garcia (No. 126), Brandon Cumpton (No. 128), Ricky Nolasco (No. 129), Bronson Arroyo (No. 130)

 

  • I’m starting to try to account for pitchers who might get shut down early. Tyson Ross would have been a least a half-dozen spots higher on merit, but I don’t think he’ll be allowed to keep pitching through the end of September. We already know teammate Jesse Hahn won’t be; he’s probably getting shut down the first week or two of next month.

 

I imagine the Jays will want to shut down Marcus Stroman and Drew Hutchinson, though it will be tough if they remain in the AL East race.

 

The Royals probably won’t be in contention, so I’d expect to see both Yordano Ventura and Danny Duffy shut down, which is something I factored into their rankings.

 

Drew Smyly’s chances of being shut down seem a lot greater now in Tampa Bay than they did in Detroit.

 

As for the Mets and Zack Wheeler, I expect he’ll be pushed back some in September, with the team perhaps going to a six-man rotation, but I don’t know that he’ll need to be shut down.

 

  • I dropped Matt Garza 10 spots while waiting for additional news about his oblique injury.


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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