2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: SP | Fantasy

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Let’s face it — everyone knows these beginning pitcher rankings are going to be hilariously mistaken once we look again on the finish of the yr. Accidents will spoil some seasons (and fantasy baseball groups); good batted-ball luck will create some ERA and WHP sleepers; run assist will play a serious position in wins; high prospects will disappoint, middling prospects may have sizzling stretches, and the cycle will start anew subsequent yr. Attempting to compile SP rankings is nearly as futile as attempting to place collectively RP rankings, however your draft cheat sheet is not full with out them…so right here they’re. 

Luckily, there isn’t any scarcity of choices. As strikeouts rise throughout the league, extra pitchers may have worth. After all, homers are additionally rising, which suggests pitchers who can maintain their ERAs down might be at a premium. That is a tricky stat to foretell due to the aforementioned batted-ball luck, so HR-rates, BB-rates, and ground-ball charges along with Ok-rates will tackle added significance.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | Outfield | Starter | Every crew

The highest of the rankings does not characteristic many surprises. You possibly can toss them up and put them in no matter order you need, however they need to all be strong except accidents strike. Chris Sale, Noah Syndergaard, and Clayton Kershaw are maybe the largest dangers, however everyone knows arm issues can come up for anybody at any time, particularly younger starters.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft Technique
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | Outfield | StarterNearer

Maybe the largest query with SPs is just not who to draft however when to draft them. It is robust to spend a first-round choose on a man who’s inherently riskier than a place participant and might solely assist 4 classes versus 5, but it surely’s possible at the least one or two pitchers will come off the board within the first spherical of your draft. A couple of extra will go within the second, and after that, it is something goes.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | Outfield | Reliever | Prime 300

As with OF, you may nearly at all times discover a pitcher price contemplating, so going with a number of pitchers within the first few rounds looks like an pointless threat, however you may make something work so long as you are prepared to work the waiver wire as soon as the season begins.

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Final 2019 cheat sheet

Fantasy Baseball Rankings: SP

These rankings are for traditional 5×5, non-keeper leagues. Eligibility based mostly on Yahoo default settings.
* = Not eligible at SP on draft day however anticipated to be early within the season 

Rating Participant Workforce
1 Max Scherzer Nationals
2 Chris Sale Purple Sox
3 Jacob deGrom Mets
4 Justin Verlander Astros
5 Gerrit Cole Astros
6 Corey Kluber Indians
7 Aaron Nola Phillies
8 Carlos Carrasco Indians
9 Noah Syndergaard Mets
10 Blake Snell Rays
11 James Paxton Yankees
12 Walker Buehler Dodgers
13 Patrick Corbin Nationals
14 Trevor Bauer Indians
15 Jose Berrios Twins
16 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
17 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks
18 Mike Clevinger Indians
19 Jack Flaherty Cardinals
20 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers
21 Luis Severino Yankees
22 Zack Wheeler Mets
23 Jameson Taillon Pirates
24 Yu Darvish Cubs
25 Madison Bumgarner Giants
26 Charlie Morton Rays
27 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees
28 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks
29 Miles Mikolas Cardinals
30 David Worth Purple Sox
31 J.A. Happ Yankees
32 Luis Castillo Reds
33 Eduardo Rodriguez Purple Sox
34 Tyler Skaggs Angels
35 German Marquez Rockies
36 Kyle Hendricks Cubs
37 Rick Porcello Purple Sox
38 Shane Bieber Indians
39 Kenta Maeda Dodgers
40 Mike Foltynewicz Braves
41 Carlos Martinez Cardinals
42 Jimmy Nelson Brewers
43 Nick Pivetta Phillies
44 Chris Archer Pirates
45 Andrew Heaney Angels
46 Hyun-jin Ryu Dodgers
47 Kyle Gibson Twins
48 Alex Wooden Reds
49 Wealthy Hill Dodgers
50 Zack Godley Diamondbacks
51 Julio Urias Dodgers
52 Michael Wacha Cardinals
53 Nathan Eovaldi Purple Sox
54 Kyle Freeland Rockies
55 Joey Lucchesi Padres
56 Sean Newcomb Braves
57 Jon Grey Rockies
58 Vince Velasquez Phillies
59 Cole Hamels Cubs
60 Alex Reyes Cardinals
61 Jose Quintana Cubs
62 Jon Lester Cubs
63 Yusei Kikuchi Mariners
64 Dallas Keuchel FA
65 Jake Arrieta Phillies
66 Tyler Glasnow Rays
67 Jake Musgrove Pirates
68 Anibal Sanchez Nationals
69 Touki Toussaint Braves
70 Luke Weaver Diamondbacks
71* Collin McHugh Astros
72 Brandon Woodruff Brewers
73 Marco Gonzales Mariners
74 Kevin Gausman Braves
75 CC Sabathia Yankees
76 Jesus Luzardo A’s
77 Josh James Astros
78 Mike Minor Rangers
79 Sonny Grey Reds
80 Wade Miley Astros
81 Julio Teheran Braves
82 Steven Matz Mets
83 Ross Stripling Dodgers
84 Trevor Williams Pirates
85 Lance Lynn Rangers
86 Zach Eflin Phillies
87 Michael Pineda Twins
88 Gio Gonzalez FA
89 Trevor Cahill Angels
90 Danny Duffy Royals
91 Jake Odorizzi Twins
92 Reynaldo Lopez White Sox
93 Jhoulys Chacin Brewers
94 Tyler Anderson Rockies
95 Dylan Bundy Orioles
96 Michael Fulmer Tigers
97 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays
98 Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays
99 Carlos Rodon White Sox
100 Mike Leake Mariners
101 Mike Fiers A’s
102 Jake Faria Rays
103 Forrest Whitley Astros
104 Mike Soroka Braves
105 Brent Honeywell Rays
106 Brad Keller Royals
107 Matt Harvey Angels
108 Anthony DeSclafani Reds
109 Dereck Rodriguez Giants
110 Lucas Giolito White Sox
111 Jeff Samardzija Giants
112 Adam Wainwright Cardinals
113 Felix Hernandez Mariners
114 Ryan Borucki Blue Jays
115 Chase Anderson Brewers
116 Jordan Zimmermann Tigers
117 Drew Smyly Rangers
118 Taijuan Walker Diamondbacks
119 Ivan Nova White Sox
120 Freddy Peralta Brewers
121 Marco Estrada A’s
122 Cody Reed Reds
123 Matt Moore Tigers
124 Daniel Mengden A’s
125 Matt Shoemaker Blue Jays



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