Fantasy Baseball 2012- Starting Pitcher Rankings

March 7, 2012
RANK PLAYER TIER ROUND $ STOCK
1 Justin Verlander 1 2 37 Same
2 Roy Halladay 1 2 37 Same
3 Clayton Kershaw 1 2 37 Up
4 Felix Hernandez 2 3 35 Same
5 Cliff Lee 2 3 34 Same
6 Tim Lincecum 2 3 33 Up
7 CC Sabathia 2 4 33 Same
8 Jered Weaver 2 4 32 Same
9 Cole Hamels 2 4 31 Same
10 Dan Haren 2 4 30 Same
11 David Price 2 5 28 Up
12 Zack Greinke 3 6 27 Up
13 Jon Lester 3 6 25 Same
14 Matt Cain 3 6 24 Same
15 James Shields 3 7 21 Same
16 CJ Wilson 4 7 20 Same
17 Stephen Strasburg 4 7 20 Up
18 Yovani Gallardo 4 8 19 Same
19 Madison Bumgarner 4 8 19 Up
20 Adam Wainwright 4 9 17 Up
21 Josh Johnson 4 9 15 Up
22 Ian Kennedy 4 9 15 Same
23 Matt Moore 4 10 14 Up
24 Ricky Romero 4 10 13 Same
25 Chris Carpenter 4 10 13 Same
26 Daniel Hudson 4 10 12 Up
27 Jeremy Hellickson 4 10 12 Up
28 Michael Pineda 4 11 12 Up
29 Mat Latos 4 11 12 Up
30 Matt Garza 4 11 12 Same
31 Tommy Hanson 4 12 11 Same
32 Josh Beckett 5 12 11 Same
33 Jordan Zimmermann 5 12 11 Up
34 Yu Darvish 5 13 11 Up
35 Gio Gonzalez 5 13 11 Same
36 Johnny Cueto 5 13 11 Same
37 Doug Fister 5 13 10 Same
38 Tim Hudson 5 14 10 Down
39 Hiroki Kuroda 5 15 10 Down
40 Brandon Beachy 5 15 10 Up
41 Shaun Marcum 5 16 10 Same
42 Max Scherzer 5 16 9 Up
43 Anibal Sanchez 5 16 9 Same
44 Ubaldo Jimenez 5 16 9 Up
45 Justin Masterson 5 16 9 Up
46 Ervin Santana 5 16 8 Same
47 Brandon Morrow 6 17 8 Up
48 Jamie Garcia 6 17 7 Same
49 Jair Jurrjens 6 18 7 Same
50 Brandon McCarthy 6 18 7 Same
51 Wandy Rodriguez 6 19 6 Same
52 Derek Holland 6 19 6 Up
53 Cory Luebke 6 20 5 Same
54 Ryan Demspter 6 21 5 Same
55 Ted Lilly 6 21 4 Down
56 Chad Billingsley 6 21 4 Same
57 John Danks 6 22 4 Up
58 Clay Buchholz 6 22 4 Up
59 Johnathan Sanchez 6 22 4 Up
60 Edwin Jackson 6 23 4 Same
61 Ricky Nolasco 6 23 4 Same
62 Bud Norris 6 23 3 Up
63 Jhouyls Chacin 6 23 3 Up
64 Vance Worely 6 23 3 Up
65 Neftali Feliz 6 23 3 Up
66 Chris Sale 6 23 3 Up
67 Trevor Cahill 6 23 3 Up
68 Johan Santana 6 23 3 Same
69 Mike Minor 6 23 3 Up
70 Mark Buehrle 6 23 3 Same
71 Jon Niese 6 23 3 Same
72 Gavin Floyd 6 24 2 Same
73 Tim Stauffer 6 24 2 Same
74 Scott Baker 7 25 2 Same
75 Francisco Liriano 7 25 2 Down
76 RA Dickey 7 25 2 Down
77 Ivan Nova 7 25 2 Up
78 Mike Leake 7 25 2 Up
79 Zach Britton 7 25 2 Up
80 Josh Collmenter 7 26 2 Same
81 Ryan Vogelsong 7 27 1 Down
82 Jake Peavy 7 27 1 Down
83 Homer Bailey 7 27 1 Same
84 Phil Humber 7 27 1 Down
85 Roy Oswalt 7 28 1 Down
86 Jeff Niemann 7 28 1 Same
87 Wade Davis 7 28 1 Up
88 Matt Harrison 7 29 1 Same
89 Jeremy Guthrie 7 29 1 Same
90 Henderson Alvarez 7 29 1 Up
91 Edinson Volquez 8 30 1 Up
92 Erik Bedard 8 30 1 Down
93 Kyle Lohse 8 W 1 Down
94 Rick Porcello 8 W 1 Up
95 Jacob Turner 8 W 1 Up
97 Chris Caupano 8 W 0 Down
98 Julio Teheran 8 W 0 Up
99 Randy Wolf 8 W 0 Same
100 Aroldis Chpaman 8 W 0 Up
101 Danny Duffy 8 W 0 Up
102 Drew Pomeranz 8 W 0 Up
103 Jason Vargas 9 W 0 Same
104 Brad Peacock 9 W 0 Up
105 Brett Anderson 9 W 0 Up
106 Dallas Braden 9 W 0 Same
108 Brain Matusz 9 W 0 Up
109 Luke Hochevar 9 W 0 Same
110 Jarrod Parker 9 W 0 Up
111 Josh Tomlin 9 W 0 Same
112 Jorge De La Rosa 9 W 0 Same
113 Feddy Garcia 9 W 0 Down
114 AJ Burnett 9 W 0 Down
115 Dillion Gee 9 W 0 Same
116 Jordan Lyles 9 W 0 Up
117 Jake Arrieta 9 W 0 Up
118 Carlos Zambrano 9 W 0 Same
119 Alex White 9 W 0 Up
120 Mike Pelfrey 9 W 0 Same
121 Blake Beaven 9 W 0 Up
122 Carl Pavano 9 W 0 Down
123 Randy Wells 10 W 0 Same
124 Chris Volstad 10 W 0 Same
125 Travis Wood 10 W 0 Same
126 Guillermo Moscosso 10 W 0 Same
127 Tom Millone 10 W 0 Up
128 Daniel Bard 10 W 0 Up
129 Alfredo Aceves 10 W 0 Same
130 Bronson Arroyo 10 W 0 Same
131 James McDonald 10 W 0 Same
132 Joe Saunders 10 W 0 Same
133 Aaron Harang 10 W 0 Same
134 Jeff Karstens 10 W 0 Same
135 Jerome Williams 10 W 0 Same
136 Jason Hammel 10 W 0 Same
137 Wei-Yin Chen 10 W 0 Up
138 Andrew Cashner 10 W 0 Up
139 Bruce Chen 10 W 0 Down
140 Bartolo Colon 10 W 0 Down
141 Charlie Furbush 10 W 0 Up
142 Clayton Richard 10 W 0 Up
143 Zach Stewart 10 W 0 Up
144 Jake Westbrook 10 W 0 Down
145 Felipe Paulino 10 W 0 Up
146 Derek Lowe 10 W 0 Same
147 Kyle Kendrick 10 W 0 Same
148 Joe Blanton 10 W 0 Down
149 Dustin Moseley 10 W 0 Same
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Ranking The Postseason Starters

October 1, 2011
  1. SP Justin Verlander
  2. SP Roy Halladay
  3. SP Cliff Lee
  4. SP CC Sabathia
  5. SP Zack Grienke
  6. SP James Shields
  7. SP Cole Hamels
  8. SP Doug Fister
  9. SP David Price
  10. SP CJ Wilson
  11. SP Ian Kennedy
  12. SP Yovani Gallardo
  13. SP Jeremy Hellcikson
  14. SP Chris Carpenter
  15. SP Roy Oswalt
  16. SP Shuan Marcum
  17. SP Jamie Garcia
  18. SP Matt Moore
  19. SP Daniel Hudson
  20. SP Max Scherzer
  21. SP Rick Porcello
  22. SP Edwin Jackson
  23. SP Josh Collmenter
  24. SP Matt Harrison
  25. SP Joe Saunders
  26. SP Ivan Nova
  27. SP Jeff Niemann
  28. SP Randy Wolf
  29. SP Freddy Garcia
  30. SP Derek Holland
  31. SP Colby Lewis
  32. SP Kyle Lohse
  33. SP AJ Burnett

Top 10 Most Valuable Starting Pitchers in the MLB for 2011

January 17, 2011

These are not my fantasy rankings these are the best and most valuable at each position overall and I consider more than stats, like in fantasy baseball.

10. David Price-  He will keep the Rays half way decent and put up another all-star season.  He will be one of the best pitchers in the AL at times and everything about him should be good.  He will improve again and will be one of the biggest aces in the league.  HOW VALUABLE?: 8.9
9. Josh Johnson- Has a chance to win a Cy Young Award, this year too.  Will be big for the Marlins and he won’t go down.  Wil have some big number all-around and he can win almost every start.  He can carry the Marlins at times and he will beat the division a ton too.  There’s a lot to like about him.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.1
8. Ubaldo Jimenez- He would be higher but he’s not consistent enough.  He will follow-up his big year and I think he can cut back on his troubles in the second half and have a good season the whole entire season but he won’t resolve all his problems yet.  He’s going to be big though.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.2
7. Justin Verlander- He will have the best fastball in baseball again and his stuff will take him a long way.  I think this will be the year he finally gets hiss ERA under 3.00 and he will strike out hitters very often.  Verlander is bound to have a very big year and he will do a lot for the Tigers.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.4
6. Jon Lester- He will get a bit better this year and will be one of the best if not the best pitcher at times.  He’s going to do an awesome job all year and he will have one of the bests reasons as far as stats go, in the MLB.  Lester has a really good chance for a Cy Young award this year.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.6
5. CC Sabathia- Will be the only very reliable guy for the Yankees this upcoming year and he will do it in a big way.  he could have his best season with the Yankees in 2011 and he will have a great ERA and could be the most dominant guy in the MLB in 2011.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.7
4. Cliff Lee- He won’t be getting any worse anytime soon and he will do just as good and help propel the Phillies.  Behind Halladay he should have one of the best seasons in the MLB in 2011 and will do everything he did for the Rangers last year and he will even get better in the way where he will give up fewer runs.   HOW VALUABLE?: 9.8
3. Felix Hernandez- He won’t get much credit for it but he could have another really good season next year and has a great chance for back to back Cy Young candidates.  Hernandez will have a good game almost every time he goes out there and he will be the best in the AL for a while.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.9
2. Tim Lincecum- He will not have many struggles and will be the best pitcher for the Giants easily.  He will have a season more closer to 2008 and 2009.  All-around he will have a great season and re-establish himself and when he’s on almost nobody will do better.  HOW VALUABLE?: 9.9
1. Roy Halladay- I think 2011 will be his career year and it will take a while for anybody to kick him off the top, there isn’t a huge flaw in his game and will just be amazing.  HOW VALUABLE: 10.0


Phillies Sign Cliff Lee

December 14, 2010

ANALYSIS: Lee will do as good as ever and should have some very strong season in Philly.  His postseason ability will make him a lot better too.  Lee should have give up runs but not many and will pitch very good and be unstoppable most of the time.  The Phillies are a good fit.  Lee should have three very good and elite years in Philly at least.  He will get NL hitters out and will have one of his best years in 2011.  Lee is going to do many big things and he’s very dangerous with the Phillies.  It’s a very good deal especially for the Phils.  Lee won’t have barely any struggles.

STATS: Here’s a three-year outlook I made…
               W-L     SO      BB     ERA    IP           BABIP    HR
2011     18-6   177    31     2.79   220        .307       17
2012    17-5   172     34    3.18    217.2     .310       14
2012    18-6   168     42     3.21    216.1     .311        17

I think that Lee will be the cause of many games they win and though he won’t lead the league in many stats he will have many quality starts and always have good stats.  His production is way big too.

ROTATION: It should go Halladay-Lee-Oswalt- Hamles, but all should have pretty good years and they can be unstoppable so the Phillies will win a lot of games and when this season is done this rotation might be the best ever.  Each won’t allow many runs and have many good starts.

SWING AND A MISS: This hurts the Yankees a ton because now with their current rotation they wouldn’t win the AL East and even if they did they would be doomed in the playoffs.  The Rangers still have a good team and can win with what they have if they add Pavano, Greinke or even just an above average pitcher.

BOTTOM LINE: The Phillies are an early favorite to win the pennant and Lee will have some very good upcoming seasons.


My Ranking of Free Agents with Predictions

November 7, 2010

Have at it…

  1. SP Cliff Lee- Rangers- Lee will pitch great in Arlington
  2. OF Carl Crawford-Angels- He’s a toss-up but will do great regardless, prepare for a career year
  3. OF Jayson Werth-Yankees- He will hit great in Yankee Stadium
  4. C Victor Martinez-Tigers-The Tigers need another good power guy and a catcher, he fits the bill, perfect
  5. OF Adam Dunn-Tigers-Would hit tons and tons of homers as a DH here
  6. 3B Adrian Beltre-Red Sox- Will come back for a similar season
  7. 1B Paul Konerko-Diamondbacks-Would do okay with the D’backs
  8. SS Derek Jeter- Yankees- He won’t hit a ton better but he won’t go anywhere else
  9. RP Mariano Rivera-Yankees- Will close good at least another two season in the Big Apple
  10. SP Javier Vazquez-Padres- He will go around a 3.00 ERA agin in San Diego
  11. 2B Orlando Hudson-Padres-Will sparkle with them.  He fits their team
  12. SP Andy Pettitte-Yankees-Has another good season left with the Yankees, at least
  13. DH Vladimir Guererro-Rangers- Fits well here
  14. 1B Adam LaRoche-White Sox-Will do well in Chi Town and power could increase
  15. RP Rafael Soriano-Braves-Will close great anywhere, but best here
  16. 1B Carlos Pena-Nationals- The Nats will get a power hitter and he’s their best option
  17. SP Carl Pavano-Dodgers- An okay fit for him and a good replacement for LAD
  18. DH Jim Thome-Twins- Wil flash power again in Minnesota
  19. OF Manny Ramirez-A’s-Will have an average year and have to settle for the A’s
  20. OF Johnny Damon-Rays- A good guy to have and hit at the top.
  21. SS Jaun Uribe-Giants- Will play great as a utility infielder
  22. C John Buck-Red Sox- Best option as far as offense to replace V-Mart
  23. 1B Aubrey Huff-Giants- The Giants need him in the middle of their order
  24. SP Jorge De La Rosa-Astors- Would be a decent co-ace with Wandy
  25. 1B Derrek Lee-Rays- Could revive his career in St. Pete
  26. 1B Lance Berkman-Braves- Could gain some power in Atlanta
  27. OF Magglio Ordonez-Tigers- The Tigers need him and his production is big for them
  28. SP Hiroki Kuroda-Orioles- Would do okay here and be decent in the middle of the rotation
  29. DH Hideki Matsui-Mariners- He will play good with these guys
  30. SP Brandon Webb-Athletics- Has a chance to regain form
  31. RP Brian Fuentes-Rays- Will be a great closer in St. Pete
  32. C AJ Pierzynski-Brewers- Will have a good year altogether

Who will win the World Series?

October 24, 2010

I think it could go either way easy but if picking before the series I’m going with the Giants.  I think Cain and Lincecum should win at least three games combined and the offense should do it’s best all postseason.  The Rangers hitting will keep going and they should stay in every game and even have a comeback win or two and if CJ Wilson pitches good they have a real good shot.  Lee should pitch exactly like he did in last years World Series, he should be dominating.  The Rangers have a big edge at home and if they pick up a few games on the road they are an easy favorite.  I think Sanchez and Wilson might blow up in the Series and Lewis and Bumgarner could give really good starts.  What I think it all comes down too is the Rangers offense or Giants pitching better and I don’t think Cain and Lincecum will let up one bit, but don’t underestimate the Rangers offense or team.


ALCS Preveiw: Yankees vs Rangers

October 13, 2010

PITCHING: I think Cliff Lee will win every game he starts and the Rangers rotation is slightly worse, they might not always pitch like that though.  Wilson could be great or really bad and if Tommy Hunter pitches on the road it won’t be good.  Sabathia should be really good but will be outmatched by Lee if they go against each other.  Burnett should have a good start along with Pettitte.  The Rangers bullpen is going to do good and is slightly better except for the closer, of course.  The Rangers starters shouldn’t give up more than five runs in any game.
MATCHUPS:
Sabathia vs Wilson- EDGE: NYY
Hughes vs Lewis- EDGE: NYY
Pettitte vs Lee- EDGE: TEX
Burnett vs Hunter- EDGE: NYY
HITTING: The Rangers will have speed and power and will be deadly some games and innings.  Everyone will hit and Kinsler will play like an MVP.  The Yankees should have Jeter, Granderson, and Rodriguez do good now.  The Yankees should score often and will be very tough to stop in this series but the Rangers won’t be able to be handled either.  I think the Yankees will just out power them and score many runs.  The Rangers will be big with driving in runs too but will be a bit easier to stop.
ANALYSIS: I’ll take the Yankees in 6.  Lee will win any game and Wilson might give a win or two but the Yankees are just way to powerful they can outplay you and will have a better series.  The offense and possible good pitching will give them a big edge.  There will be no stopping the Yankees once they start to go on a roll