Updated Top 150 SP Rankings

David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Brian Creagh releases his updated ranking of the Top 150 Starting Pitchers

Below are my updated rankings. Some comments on big movers are noted below.

Rank

Player

1

Clayton Kershaw

2

Stephen Strasburg

3

Justin Verlander

4

David Price

5

Felix Hernandez

6

Cliff Lee

7

Zack Greinke

8

Cole Hamels

9

Adam Wainwright

10

Madison Bumgarner

11

Yu Darvish

12

Matt Cain

13

CC Sabathia

14

Matt Moore

15

Max Scherzer

16

Gio Gonzalez

17

Jered Weaver

18

RA Dickey

19

Roy Halladay

20

Mat Latos

21

Kris Medlen

22

Chris Sale

23

Yovani Gallardo

24

James Shields

25

Jordan Zimmermann

26

Johnny Cueto

27

Ian Kennedy

28

Jeff Samardzija

29

Jake Peavy

30

Tim Lincecum

31

Doug Fister

32

Josh Johnson

33

Brett Anderson

34

Brandon Morrow

35

Jon Lester

36

Anibal Sanchez

37

Dan Haren

38

Lance Lynn

39

C.J. Wilson

40

Matt Harvey

41

Jarrod Parker

42

Mike Minor

43

Aroldis Chapman

44

Hiroki Kuroda

45

Marco Estrada

46

Jonathon Niese

47

Trevor Cahill

48

Derek Holland

49

A.J. Burnett

50

Jeremy Hellickson

51

Ryan Vogelsong

52

Matt Garza

53

Homer Bailey

54

Edwin Jackson

55

Josh Beckett

56

Wade Miley

57

Wei-Yin Chen

58

Jaime Garcia

59

Tim Hudson

60

Brandon McCarthy

61

Ryan Dempster

62

Kyle Lohse

63

Shaun Marcum

64

Matt Harrison

65

Hisashi Iwakuma

66

Mike Fiers

67

AJ Griffin

68

Tommy Hanson

69

Phil Hughes

70

Tommy Milone

71

Alexi Ogando

72

Ricky Romero

73

Clay Buchholz

74

Andy Pettitte

75

Alex Cobb

76

Jason Hammel

77

Dillon Gee

78

Erasmo Ramirez

79

Jeff Niemann

80

Andrew Cashner

81

James McDonald

82

Jason Vargas

83

Wandy Rodriguez

84

Chad Billingsley

85

John Danks

86

Paul Maholm

87

Chris Capuano

88

Mark Buehrle

89

Felix Doubront

90

Daniel Straily

91

Rick Porcello

92

Scott Baker

93

Trevor Bauer

94

Hyun-Jin Ryu

95

Ivan Nova

96

Gavin Floyd

97

Jeff Karstens

98

Vance Worley

99

Chris Tillman

100

Wily Peralta

101

Ervin Santana

102

Bronson Arroyo

103

Joe Blanton

104

Miguel Gonzalez

105

Ross Detwiler

106

Francisco Liriano

107

Edinson Volquez

108

John Lackey

109

Wade Davis

110

Clayton Richard

111

Lucas Harrell

112

Justin Masterson

113

Zach McAllister

114

Jacob Turner

115

Tyler Skaggs

116

Johan Santana

117

Liam Hendriks

118

Jeremy Guthrie

119

Kyle Kendrick

120

Kyle McPherson

121

Eric Stults

122

Bud Norris

123

Jose Quintana

124

Travis Wood

125

Barry Zito

126

Brett Myers

127

Kevin Correia

128

Nate Eovaldi

129

Ubaldo Jimenez

130

Julio Teheran

131

Chris Narveson

132

Juan Nicasio

133

Jorge De La Rosa

134

Jake Westbrook

135

Ricky Nolasco

136

Drew Pomeranz

137

Jhoulys Chacin

138

Aaron Harang

139

Daisuke Matsuzaka

140

Steve Johnson

141

Scott Feldman

142

Carlos Villanueva

143

Bruce Chen

144

Mark Rogers

145

Patrick Corbin

146

Brandon Beachy

147

Chris Archer

148

Cory Luebke

149

Scott Diamond

150

Michael Pineda

Stock Up

Not many risers in this edition. I try not to read too much in to Spring Training results so there isn't much a pitcher can do to improve his stock besides securing a spot in the rotation. Expect more risers towards the end of ST when rotations are finalized.

Stock Down

- Matt Garza's injury has hurt his ranking quite a bit. He could miss all of April and I think this really hurts his chances of being dealt to a competitor, which is where he had some hidden value in my opinion.

- Phil Hughes is still questionable for Opening Day. If he can get on a throwing schedule soon and set him up to not miss his spot in the rotation, he could be bumped up a bit in the next update. The loss of Granderson and Teixeira take away some marginal value as well since he won't have as potent an offense supporting him for the first month or so.

- Martin Perez is out until probably mid-May so he finds himself off the new rankings list. I'm not sure any of his potential replacements have a spot on this list, but Justin Grimm could make a case if he gets the job.

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