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June Starter Rankings

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Welcome to the June starting pitcher rankings update. Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

 

Click to see other June rankings:

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

 

 

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Starting pitcher Rankings

 

 

JuneSPTeam2016May
1 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 1 1
2 Jake Arrieta Cubs 4 2
3 Max Scherzer Nationals 2 3
4 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 11 4
5 Madison Bumgarner Giants 3 6
6 Chris Sale White Sox 5 5
7 Jose Fernandez Marlins 6 7
8 Johnny Cueto Giants 21 15
9 Noah Syndergaard Mets 19 9
10 David Price Red Sox 7 8
11 Corey Kluber Indians 9 10
12 Gerrit Cole Pirates 10 11
13 Jacob deGrom Mets 8 12
14 Danny Salazar Indians 26 17
15 Cole Hamels Rangers 18 16
16 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks 16 14
17 Sonny Gray Athletics 17 13
18 Carlos Carrasco Indians 12 24
19 Matt Harvey Mets 14 19
20 Jeff Samardzija Giants 24 29
21 Yu Darvish Rangers 51 36
22 Jose Quintana White Sox 36 20
23 Jake Odorizzi Rays 30 28
24 Felix Hernandez Mariners 15 25
25 Jon Lester Cubs 28 27
26 Justin Verlander Tigers 25 32
27 Kenta Maeda Dodgers 45 26
28 John Lackey Cubs 43 39
29 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 29 23
30 Dallas Keuchel Astros 13 18
31 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees 35 34
32 Taijuan Walker Mariners 33 22
33 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 20 30
34 Chris Archer Rays 27 33
35 Steven Matz Mets 41 40
36 Kyle Hendricks Cubs 47 44
37 Drew Smyly Rays 48 31
38 Wei-Yin Chen Marlins 38 43
39 Jaime Garcia Cardinals 46 42
40 Francisco Liriano Pirates 42 41
41 Marco Estrada Blue Jays 67 63
42 Julio Teheran Braves 54 53
43 Lance McCullers Astros 44 45
44 Michael Wacha Cardinals 39 37
45 Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 37 46
46 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays 22 35
47 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 50 47
48 Jordan Zimmermann Tigers 53 49
49 Jason Hammel Cubs 59 51
50 Hisashi Iwakuma Mariners 49 55
51 Joe Ross Nationals 56 56
52 Aaron Nola Phillies 78 65
53 Mike Leake Cardinals 57 62
54 Anthony DeSclafani Reds 52 52
55 Michael Pineda Yankees 31 38
56 Rick Porcello Red Sox 75 59
57 Jimmy Nelson Brewers 71 64
58 Rich Hill Athletics 95 71
59 Tyson Ross Padres 32 58
60 Adam Conley Marlins 73 57
61 Matt Moore Rays 69 48
62 Alex Wood Dodgers 83 92
63 Raisel Iglesias Reds 34 60
64 Juan Nicasio Pirates 55 54
65 Scott Kazmir Dodgers 65 69
66 Drew Pomeranz Padres 101 70
67 Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays 107 88
68 Steven Wright Red Sox 146 106
69 Ian Kennedy Royals 76 66
70 Kevin Gausman Orioles 68 67
71 Michael Fulmer Tigers 194 109
72 Nathan Eovaldi Yankees 79 86
73 Carlos Rodon White Sox 85 73
74 Nate Karns Mariners 89 81
75 James Shields Padres 66 75
76 Vincent Velasquez Phillies 86 72
77 Eduardo Rodriguez Red Sox 77 78
78 Jesse Hahn Athletics 74 68
79 Tyler Glasnow Pirates 123 98
80 Yordano Ventura Royals 40 50
81 Nick Tropeano Angels 118 87
82 Collin McHugh Astros 72 84
83 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 214 NR
84 Tanner Roark Nationals 132 85
85 Erasmo Ramirez Rays 81 76
86 Blake Snell Rays 139 101
87 Shelby Miller Diamondbacks 58 77
88 J.A. Happ Blue Jays 103 96
89 Josh Tomlin Indians 114 110
90 Hector Santiago Angels 99 79
91 Adam Warren Cubs 87 89
92 Anibal Sanchez Tigers 70 91
93 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks 90 99
94 Andrew Cashner Padres 84 95
95 Kyle Gibson Twins 82 105
96 Jose Berrios Twins 102 61
97 Clay Buchholz Red Sox 61 74
98 Mike Fiers Astros 62 82
99 Tyler Chatwood Rockies 246 127
100 Sean Manaea Athletics 167 93
101 Chris Tillman Orioles 151 140
102 Jameson Taillon Pirates 243 NR
103 Edinson Volquez Royals 154 100
104 Jon Gray Rockies 117 132
105 Chris Devenski Astros 253 97
106 Luis Severino Yankees 64 83
107 Julio Urias Dodgers 175 158
108 Chris Heston Giants 108 107
109 Wade Miley Mariners 104 104
110 R.A. Dickey Blue Jays 98 113
111 Martin Perez Rangers 106 114
112 Matt Shoemaker Angels 97 168
113 Trevor Bauer Indians 133 121
114 Kendall Graveman Athletics 96 103
115 Matt Cain Giants 93 111
116 Matt Andriese Rays 219 NR
117 Jake Peavy Giants 80 108
118 Doug Fister Astros 140 143
119 CC Sabathia Yankees 142 150
120 Cody Reed Reds 203 129
121 Derek Holland Rangers 88 80
122 Brandon Finnegan Reds 179 112
123 Alex Reyes Cardinals 220 NR
124 Michael Feliz Astros 152 160
125 Jerad Eickhoff Phillies 159 117
126 Danny Duffy Royals 120 164
127 Lucas Giolito Nationals 162 125
128 Bartolo Colon Mets 136 131
129 Brandon McCarthy Dodgers 131 126
130 Jeremy Hellickson Phillies 138 136
131 James Paxton Mariners 119 133
132 Phil Hughes Twins 63 90
133 Alex Cobb Rays 149 141
134 Joe Kelly Red Sox 110 139
135 Zack Wheeler Mets 148 142
136 Jon Niese Pirates 121 135
137 Colby Lewis Rangers 183 165
138 Henderson Alvarez Athletics 202 138
139 Mike Foltynewicz Braves 196 NR
140 Jeff Locke Pirates 109 122
141 Mat Latos White Sox 144 124
142 Garrett Richards Angels 23 21
143 Matt Wisler Braves 163 156
144 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 124 118
145 Daniel Norris Tigers 116 116
146 Ervin Santana Twins 147 144
147 Tyler Skaggs Angels 115 134
148 Cody Anderson Indians 105 159
149 Shane Greene Tigers 100 120
150 A.J. Griffin Rangers 172 115
151 C.J. Wilson Angels 122 123
152 Tim Cooney Cardinals 112 145
153 Brett Anderson Dodgers 155 155
154 Tyler Duffey Twins 180 NR
155 Yusmeiro Petit Nationals 125 149
156 Chase Anderson Brewers 111 137
157 Vidal Nuno Mariners 127 152
158 Dan Straily Reds 176 NR
159 Kris Medlen Royals 92 102
160 Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 134 146
161 Homer Bailey Reds 135 151
162 Ivan Nova Yankees 157 173
163 Jered Weaver Angels 137 148
164 Henry Owens Red Sox 161 130
165 Rubby De La Rosa Diamondbacks 91 94
166 Travis Wood Cubs 130 153
167 Chris Young Royals 113 128
168 Ross Stripling Dodgers 224 147
169 Andrew Heaney Angels 60 119
170 Jose De Leon Dodgers 189 NR
171 Mike Bolsinger Dodgers 150 NR
172 Josh Hader Brewers 229 174
173 Carlos Villanueva Padres 128 170
174 Tim Lincecum Angels 236 NR
175 John Lamb Reds 178 169

 

Dropping off: Ubaldo Jimenez (154th), Ricky Nolasco (157th), Jesse Chavez (161st), Colin Rea (162nd), Jhoulys Chacin (163rd), Jose Urena (166th), Mark Appel (167th), Aaron Blair (171st), Robert Stephenson (172nd), Justin Nicolino (175th)

 

  • I would have had Harvey in the top 30 with a bad outing Monday, but not in the top 20, like he is now. That showing he had against the White Sox demonstrated just how silly the talk of taking him out of the rotation was.

 

  • Wacha finished May 0-5 with a 6.75 ERA, and his velocity is down a bit from last year. On the other hand, he has a 3.58 FIP on the season, which is really close to his career mark. His strikeout rate and home run rate are both better than last year. He is allowing many more hits than usual. It’s likely that some of that is bad luck, but some is also due to the big downgrade at shortstop with Aledmys Diaz replacing Jhonny Peralta. The Cards will soon get Peralta back, which should help all of their pitchers. I don’t think Wacha’s upside is nearly what it appeared to be a couple of years ago, but I imagine he’ll be a solid mixed-league starter the rest of the way.

 

  • I feel a little bit better about Alex Wood after he was able to pitch Monday, but his recent triceps issue prevented me from giving him as much of a rankings bump as I otherwise would have. He might have cracked the top 50 with the way he’s been pitching.

 

  • It was against the Padres, but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Archie Bradley throw strikes like he did Sunday. If he keeps that up, he can be a real asset in the Diamondbacks’ rotation. He’s not a must-grab guy in shallow mixed leagues just yet (I have him 83rd in the rankings), but he’s well worth watching.


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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