Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2014

Otto Greule Jr

Ray ranks his top 100 starting pitchers for 2014. Check out where he ranks Masahiro Tanaka in his early 2014 rankings.

After publishing my Top 100 Hitters for 2014 on Christmas Day, I decided it would make sense to publish my Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2014 on New Years Day. So, while you are watching some college football or recovering from a few too many adult beverages last night, take some time to review my rankings, and offer your thoughts in the comments section below. I welcome all opinions as a way for every one to learn from one another.

I have ranked Masahiro Tanaka for the first time in my Top 100 rankings, and have ranked him at #34 overall for 2014. At this point, we don't know where he will sign this offseason, but we are about 24 days from learning where he will sign. He could sign with the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Mariners or a "mystery team".

I have placed a focus on starting pitching this offseason, since there are so many different ways to analyze starting pitchers. I wanted to conduct more research on starting pitchers this offseason after my first full season of providing daily streaming selections.

Here are a few of the other research pieces i published earlier this offseason, with a few starting pitcher strategy articles as well:

Trends in 5 x 5 pitching categories

Trends in 5 x 5 hitting categories

Starting Pitcher draft strategy: K/100 pitches

Starting Pitcher draft strategy: Target Ground Ball pitchers part 1

Starting Pitcher draft strategy: Target Ground Ball pitchers part 2

Here is my Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2014, updated for a few guys I missed in my original Top 100:

Rank

Name

W

L

K/9

BB/9

GB%

ERA

FIP

1

Clayton Kershaw

16

9

8.9

2.0

46.00%

1.83

2.39

2

Yu Darvish

13

9

11.9

3.4

41.00%

2.83

3.28

3

Adam Wainwright

19

9

8.2

1.3

49.10%

2.94

2.55

4

Felix Hernandez

12

10

9.5

2.0

51.40%

3.04

2.61

5

Cliff Lee

14

8

9.0

1.3

44.30%

2.87

2.82

6

Max Scherzer

21

3

10.1

2.4

36.30%

2.90

2.74

7

David Price

10

8

7.3

1.3

44.90%

3.33

3.03

8

Stephen Strasburg

8

9

9.4

2.8

51.50%

3.00

3.21

9

Cole Hamels

8

14

8.3

2.1

42.70%

3.60

3.26

10

Jose Fernandez

12

6

9.8

3.0

45.10%

2.19

2.73

11

Chris Sale

11

14

9.5

1.9

46.60%

3.07

3.17

12

Justin Verlander

13

12

9.0

3.1

38.40%

3.46

3.28

13

Zack Greinke

15

4

7.5

2.3

45.60%

2.63

3.23

14

Madison Bumgarner

13

9

8.9

2.8

46.80%

2.77

3.05

15

Anibal Sanchez

14

8

10.0

2.7

45.40%

2.57

2.39

16

Jordan Zimmermann

19

9

6.8

1.7

47.60%

3.25

3.36

17

Hisashi Iwakuma

14

6

7.6

1.7

48.70%

2.66

3.44

18

Mike Minor

13

9

8.0

2.0

35.00%

3.21

3.37

19

Mat Latos

14

7

8.0

2.5

45.10%

3.16

3.10

20

Matt Cain

8

10

7.7

2.7

37.70%

4.00

3.93

21

James Shields

13

9

7.7

2.7

41.60%

3.15

3.47

22

Gerrit Cole

10

7

7.7

2.2

49.10%

3.22

2.91

23

Homer Bailey

11

12

8.6

2.3

46.10%

3.49

3.31

24

Alex Cobb

11

3

8.4

2.8

55.80%

2.76

3.36

25

Doug Fister

14

9

6.9

1.9

54.60%

3.68

3.27

26

Francisco Liriano

16

8

9.1

3.5

50.50%

3.02

2.92

27

Matt Moore

17

4

8.6

4.6

39.40%

3.29

3.95

28

Jered Weaver

11

8

6.8

2.2

30.80%

3.27

3.82

29

Andrew Cashner

10

9

6.5

2.2

52.80%

3.04

3.29

30

Hyun-Jin Ryu

14

8

7.2

2.3

50.60%

3.00

3.24

31

Gio Gonzalez

11

8

8.8

3.5

43.90%

3.36

3.41

32

Johnny Cueto

5

2

7.6

2.7

50.90%

2.82

3.81

33

C.J. Wilson

17

7

8.0

3.6

44.40%

3.39

3.51

34

Masahiro Tanaka

35

Jon Lester

15

8

7.5

2.8

45.00%

3.75

3.59

36

Kris Medlen

15

11

7.2

2.1

45.00%

3.11

3.42

37

Clay Buchholz

12

1

8.0

3.0

47.70%

1.74

2.78

38

Sonny Gray

5

3

9.2

2.9

53.60%

2.85

2.83

39

A.J. Burnett

10

11

9.9

3.2

56.50%

3.30

2.80

40

Patrick Corbin

14

8

7.7

2.3

46.70%

3.41

3.43

41

Jeff Samardzija

8

13

9.0

3.3

48.20%

4.34

3.77

42

CC Sabathia

14

13

7.5

2.8

44.70%

4.78

4.10

43

Shelby Miller

15

9

8.8

3.0

38.40%

3.06

3.67

44

Julio Teheran

14

8

8.2

2.2

37.80%

3.20

3.69

45

Derek Holland

10

9

8.0

2.7

40.80%

3.42

3.44

46

R.A. Dickey

14

13

7.1

2.8

40.30%

4.21

4.58

47

Tyson Ross

3

5

9.3

3.2

55.60%

3.06

2.92

48

Danny Salazar

2

3

11.3

2.6

34.40%

3.12

3.16

49

Justin Masterson

14

10

8.9

3.6

58.00%

3.52

3.40

50

Chris Archer

9

7

7.1

2.7

46.80%

3.22

4.07

51

Michael Wacha

3

1

7.7

2.8

44.20%

2.83

3.25

52

Ubaldo Jimenez

13

9

9.6

3.9

43.90%

3.30

3.43

53

Corey Kluber

10

5

8.3

2.1

44.90%

3.92

3.36

54

John Lackey

10

13

7.7

1.9

46.80%

3.52

3.86

55

Hiroki Kuroda

11

13

6.7

1.9

46.60%

3.31

3.56

56

Zack Wheeler

7

5

7.6

4.1

43.20%

3.42

4.17

57

Jarrod Parker

12

8

6.1

2.9

41.20%

3.97

4.40

58

Bartolo Colon

18

6

5.5

1.4

41.50%

2.65

3.23

59

Martin Perez

10

6

6.1

2.7

48.10%

3.62

4.23

60

Ervin Santana

9

10

6.9

2.2

46.20%

3.24

3.93

61

Kyle Lohse

11

10

5.7

1.6

40.20%

3.35

4.08

62

Tony Cingrani

7

4

10.1

3.3

33.80%

2.77

3.85

63

Jhoulys Chacin

14

10

5.8

2.8

46.80%

3.47

3.47

64

Lance Lynn

15

10

8.8

3.4

43.10%

3.97

3.28

65

Matt Garza

10

6

7.9

2.4

38.60%

3.82

3.88

66

Tim Lincecum

10

14

8.8

3.5

45.30%

4.37

3.74

67

Nathan Eovaldi

4

6

6.6

3.4

43.80%

3.39

3.59

68

Scott Kazmir

10

9

9.2

2.7

40.90%

4.04

3.51

69

Jon Niese

8

8

6.6

3.0

51.50%

3.71

3.58

70

Dan Straily

10

8

7.3

3.4

36.40%

3.96

4.05

71

Alexi Ogando

6

4

6.2

3.5

40.10%

3.23

4.46

72

Kevin Gausman

3

5

9.3

2.5

42.00%

6.66

3.99

73

Ivan Nova

8

6

7.3

3.0

54.00%

3.17

3.55

74

Drew Smyly

6

0

9.6

2.0

43.40%

2.37

2.31

75

Taijuan Walker

1

0

7.2

2.4

38.10%

3.60

2.25

76

Marco Estrada

7

4

8.3

2.0

37.60%

3.87

3.86

77

Wade Miley

10

10

6.5

2.9

52.00%

3.55

3.98

78

Mike Leake

14

7

5.7

2.3

48.70%

3.37

4.04

79

Chris Tillman

16

7

7.8

3.0

38.60%

3.71

4.42

80

Yovani Gallardo

12

10

7.2

3.3

49.20%

4.18

3.89

81

Rick Porcello

13

8

7.3

2.2

55.10%

4.43

3.57

82

Ricky Nolasco

13

11

7.4

2.1

42.80%

3.72

3.36

83

Jose Quintana

9

7

7.4

2.5

42.50%

3.51

3.82

84

A.J. Griffin

14

10

7.7

2.4

32.10%

3.83

4.55

85

Bronson Arroyo

14

12

5.5

1.5

44.40%

3.79

4.49

86

Trevor Cahill

7

10

6.3

4.0

56.80%

4.10

4.30

87

Dillon Gee

12

11

6.4

2.1

42.60%

3.62

4.00

88

Brandon Beachy

2

1

6.9

1.2

41.60%

4.50

4.08

89

Jeremy Hellickson

11

10

7.0

2.6

39.70%

5.24

4.26

90

Joe Kelly

9

3

4.8

3.5

53.20%

2.28

3.98

91

Dan Haren

10

14

8.0

1.7

36.10%

4.70

4.12

92

Jorge de la Rosa

16

6

6.0

3.3

47.30%

3.49

3.76

93

Travis Wood

9

12

6.5

3.0

33.20%

3.11

3.89

94

Alex Wood

3

2

8.7

3.5

46.30%

3.54

3.05

95

Felix Doubront

11

6

7.7

3.8

45.00%

3.87

3.79

96

Jake Peavy

12

5

7.5

2.2

32.70%

4.17

3.96

97

Henderson Alvarez

5

6

5.0

2.4

53.50%

3.59

3.18

98

Tim Hudson

8

7

6.5

2.5

55.80%

3.97

3.46

99

Phil Hughes

4

14

7.5

2.5

30.50%

4.95

4.48

100

Charlie Morton

7

4

6.6

2.8

62.90%

3.26

3.60

Did I miss anyone? Let me know in the comments section below, and vote in the poll below as well.

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