Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 75 Starting Pitchers for 2014

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Ray ranks his top 75 starting pitchers for 2014, with some big changes for some starters, and several pitchers gain entry into his top 50 including Shellby Miller, Sonny Gray, Tyson Ross (yes I am buying) and Julio Teheran.

In my last Top 50 starting pitchers rankings piece, I missed some obvious choices in the top 50 including Kris Medlen, Shelby Miller, Sonny Gray, and others. Today, I rank my top 75 starters for 2014, and a few guys who were in my previous Top 50 dropped in this updated rankings piece.

You will see Tyson Ross and Sonny Gray ranked pretty high, but I like the high ground ball rate and strikeout rates they possess and they limit the free pass.

You can find all of my early 2014 position rankings in the links below:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

Shortstop

Third Base

Outfielders 1 - 30

Outfielders 31 - 60

Early Top 50 Hitters for 2014

Before I get to my rankings, here are links to the articles I wrote about a week ago, that takes a look at ground ball pitchers and the top starting pitchers based on strikeouts per 100 pitches:

Starting Pitcher Draft Strategy: Strikeouts per 100 Pitches

Starting Pitcher Draft Strategy: Target Ground Ball Pitchers, part 1

Starting Pitcher Draft Strategy: Target Ground Ball Pitchers, part 2

Here are my Top 75 Starting Pitchers for 2014:

Rank

Name

W

L

K/9

BB/9

GB%

HR/FB

ERA

FIP

1

Clayton Kershaw

16

9

8.9

2.0

46.00%

5.80%

1.83

2.39

2

Yu Darvish

13

9

11.9

3.4

41.00%

14.40%

2.83

3.28

3

Adam Wainwright

19

9

8.2

1.3

49.10%

8.10%

2.94

2.55

4

Felix Hernandez

12

10

9.5

2.0

51.40%

10.00%

3.04

2.61

5

Cliff Lee

14

8

9.0

1.3

44.30%

10.90%

2.87

2.82

6

Max Scherzer

21

3

10.1

2.4

36.30%

7.60%

2.90

2.74

7

David Price

10

8

7.3

1.3

44.90%

8.60%

3.33

3.03

8

Stephen Strasburg

8

9

9.4

2.8

51.50%

11.10%

3.00

3.21

9

Cole Hamels

8

14

8.3

2.1

42.70%

9.10%

3.60

3.26

10

Jose Fernandez

12

6

9.8

3.0

45.10%

7.10%

2.19

2.73

11

Chris Sale

11

14

9.5

1.9

46.60%

12.50%

3.07

3.17

12

Justin Verlander

13

12

9.0

3.1

38.40%

7.80%

3.46

3.28

13

Zack Greinke

15

4

7.5

2.3

45.60%

8.60%

2.63

3.23

14

Madison Bumgarner

13

9

8.9

2.8

46.80%

8.20%

2.77

3.05

15

Anibal Sanchez

14

8

10.0

2.7

45.40%

5.80%

2.57

2.39

16

Jordan Zimmermann

19

9

6.8

1.7

47.60%

9.50%

3.25

3.36

17

Hisashi Iwakuma

14

6

7.6

1.7

48.70%

11.80%

2.66

3.44

18

Mike Minor

13

9

8.0

2.0

35.00%

8.80%

3.21

3.37

19

Mat Latos

14

7

8.0

2.5

45.10%

6.90%

3.16

3.10

20

Matt Cain

8

10

7.7

2.7

37.70%

10.80%

4.00

3.93

21

James Shields

13

9

7.7

2.7

41.60%

8.60%

3.15

3.47

22

Gerrit Cole

10

7

7.7

2.2

49.10%

8.10%

3.22

2.91

23

Homer Bailey

11

12

8.6

2.3

46.10%

10.20%

3.49

3.31

24

Alex Cobb

11

3

8.4

2.8

55.80%

14.80%

2.76

3.36

25

Doug Fister

14

9

6.9

1.9

54.60%

9.00%

3.68

3.27

26

Francisco Liriano

16

8

9.1

3.5

50.50%

8.30%

3.02

2.92

27

Matt Moore

17

4

8.6

4.6

39.40%

8.00%

3.29

3.95

28

Jered Weaver

11

8

6.8

2.2

30.80%

7.80%

3.27

3.82

29

Andrew Cashner

10

9

6.5

2.2

52.80%

7.90%

3.04

3.29

30

Hyun-Jin Ryu

14

8

7.2

2.3

50.60%

8.70%

3.00

3.24

31

Gio Gonzalez

11

8

8.8

3.5

43.90%

9.70%

3.36

3.41

32

Johnny Cueto

5

2

7.6

2.7

50.90%

17.10%

2.82

3.81

33

C.J. Wilson

17

7

8.0

3.6

44.40%

7.20%

3.39

3.51

34

Jon Lester

15

8

7.5

2.8

45.00%

8.30%

3.75

3.59

35

Kris Medlen

15

11

7.2

2.1

45.00%

9.40%

3.11

3.42

36

Clay Buchholz

12

1

8.0

3.0

47.70%

4.50%

1.74

2.78

37

Sonny Gray

5

3

9.2

2.9

53.60%

8.90%

2.85

2.83

38

A.J. Burnett

10

11

9.9

3.2

56.50%

9.10%

3.30

2.80

39

Patrick Corbin

14

8

7.7

2.3

46.70%

10.10%

3.41

3.43

40

Jeff Samardzija

8

13

9.0

3.3

48.20%

13.30%

4.34

3.77

41

CC Sabathia

14

13

7.5

2.8

44.70%

13.00%

4.78

4.10

42

Shelby Miller

15

9

8.8

3.0

38.40%

10.10%

3.06

3.67

43

Julio Teheran

14

8

8.2

2.2

37.80%

10.10%

3.20

3.69

44

Derek Holland

10

9

8.0

2.7

40.80%

8.80%

3.42

3.44

45

R.A. Dickey

14

13

7.1

2.8

40.30%

12.70%

4.21

4.58

46

Tyson Ross

3

5

9.3

3.2

55.60%

7.40%

3.06

2.92

47

Danny Salazar

2

3

11.3

2.6

34.40%

13.70%

3.12

3.16

48

Justin Masterson

14

10

8.9

3.6

58.00%

10.80%

3.52

3.40

49

Chris Archer

9

7

7.1

2.7

46.80%

11.70%

3.22

4.07

50

Michael Wacha

3

1

7.7

2.8

44.20%

6.80%

2.83

3.25

51

Ubaldo Jimenez

13

9

9.6

3.9

43.90%

9.00%

3.30

3.43

52

Corey Kluber

10

5

8.3

2.1

44.90%

12.70%

3.92

3.36

53

John Lackey

10

13

7.7

1.9

46.80%

13.30%

3.52

3.86

54

Hiroki Kuroda

11

13

6.7

1.9

46.60%

10.30%

3.31

3.56

55

Zack Wheeler

7

5

7.6

4.1

43.20%

10.20%

3.42

4.17

56

Jarrod Parker

12

8

6.1

2.9

41.20%

10.50%

3.97

4.40

57

Bartolo Colon

18

6

5.5

1.4

41.50%

6.00%

2.65

3.23

58

Martin Perez

10

6

6.1

2.7

48.10%

12.00%

3.62

4.23

59

Ervin Santana

9

10

6.9

2.2

46.20%

12.40%

3.24

3.93

60

Kyle Lohse

11

10

5.7

1.6

40.20%

10.80%

3.35

4.08

61

Tony Cingrani

7

4

10.1

3.3

33.80%

13.10%

2.77

3.85

62

Jhoulys Chacin

14

10

5.8

2.8

46.80%

6.20%

3.47

3.47

63

Lance Lynn

15

10

8.8

3.4

43.10%

7.40%

3.97

3.28

64

Matt Garza

10

6

7.9

2.4

38.60%

11.60%

3.82

3.88

65

Tim Lincecum

10

14

8.8

3.5

45.30%

12.10%

4.37

3.74

66

Nathan Eovaldi

4

6

6.6

3.4

43.80%

6.40%

3.39

3.59

67

Scott Kazmir

10

9

9.2

2.7

40.90%

11.60%

4.04

3.51

68

Jon Niese

8

8

6.6

3.0

51.50%

8.20%

3.71

3.58

69

Josh Johnson

2

8

9.2

3.3

45.10%

18.50%

6.20

4.62

70

Marco Estrada

7

4

8.3

2.0

37.60%

11.90%

3.87

3.86

71

Wade Miley

10

10

6.5

2.9

52.00%

12.50%

3.55

3.98

72

Mike Leake

14

7

5.7

2.3

48.70%

11.50%

3.37

4.04

73

Chris Tillman

16

7

7.8

3.0

38.60%

14.20%

3.71

4.42

74

Yovani Gallardo

12

10

7.2

3.3

49.20%

11.90%

4.18

3.89

75

Rick Porcello

13

8

7.3

2.2

55.10%

14.20%

4.43

3.57

Let's hear your thoughts on my Top 75 starters for next season. Who is ranked too high? Who is ranked too low? Let's discuss in the comments section.

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