Only a few more days to go in the season as 3 teams clinched playoff spots last night, but a lot of top starting pitchers going for probably their last turn in 2010....
Roy Oswalt continues to dominate, and I really think he's going to be somewhere between 10 and 15 for starting pitchers for next season for me. He threw 5 innings of 1 run (0 earned) ball, striking out 3 and only allowing 4 base runners. I really think he could vault into the top 10 potentially by the time the 2011 season rolls around, as it has become very clear that pitching in Philadelphia suits him.
C.C. Sabathia won his 21st game of the season, and I'm guessing that since the Yankees clinched last night he won't be making any more starts this season. He's a top 10 pitcher for me, probably somewhere around 5 or 6 for next season. He throws a ton of innings, posts a solid ERA and solid WHIP, and strikes out a ton of batters. Probably the most consistent of the top tier starting pitchers.
Dan Uggla hit his 32nd home run, and drove in his 100th run last night in the loss to the Braves. It is the first time Uggla has driven in 100, and is also hitting for his highest batting average as well.
Wandy Rodriguez has really turned his season around, and his season numbers are probably pretty close to what you were expecting if you drafted him. He lowered his season ERA to 3.65 last night, and now has 178 strikeouts. The 1.29 WHIP still wasn't what you were hoping for, and the 11 wins probably weren't either. But he's definitely looked a lot better of late, and I'd feel confident putting him into the top 25 for next season.
David Price was not someone I believed in at the beginning of the season, but he's clearly evolved into the starting pitcher that he was expected to be. He threw 8 shutout innings last night to help the Rays clinch a playoff spot, and struck out 8. He now has a 2.73 ERA, 19 wins, and 187 strikeouts.
Dan Haren also pitched last night, and I think he will be someone who is going to be a great sleeper for next season. He's had a bit of an up and down season, but has been pitching better of late. He's notorious for being a first half only pitcher, until this season anyway. I think he'll be overlooked though on draft boards due to his poor start this year.