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Fantasy Baseball: Early 2015 Top 75 Starting Pitcher Rankings

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Ray offers an early look at his 2015 Top 75 starting pitcher rankings. Check out where I rank Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey, Masahiro Tanaka and others.

Jamie Squire

Today, I continue with my early 2015 position rankings, ranking my Top 75 starting pitchers for next season. Sure, it is early for rankings, and we have yet to see any free agent signings or offseason trades, so my rankings may change as a result. But, for now, here are my 2015 starting pitcher rankings, assuming any offseason free agent signings or trades won't have a material impact on my rankings.

Before we get into my starting pitcher rankings, here is a link to my 2015 position rankings to date:

Top 30 Catchers for 2015

Top 30 First Baseman for 2015

Top 30 Second Baseman for 2015

Top 30 Shortstops for 2015

Top 30 Third Baseman for 2015

Top 50 Outfielders for 2015

With that said, here is a look at my early 2015 fantasy starting pitcher rankings, presented without commentary, as I will provide more commentary in the consensus rankings in early 2015.

Rank

Name

Team

W

ERA

FIP

xFIP

K/9

BB/9

GB%

1

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers

21

1.77

1.81

2.08

10.9

1.4

51.80%

2

Felix Hernandez

Mariners

15

2.14

2.56

2.51

9.5

1.8

56.20%

3

Chris Sale

White Sox

12

2.17

2.57

2.83

10.8

2.0

40.70%

4

Corey Kluber

Indians

18

2.44

2.35

2.57

10.3

2.0

48.00%

5

Max Scherzer

Tigers

18

3.15

2.85

3.12

10.3

2.6

36.70%

6

Adam Wainwright

Cardinals

20

2.38

2.88

3.34

7.1

2.0

46.30%

7

Johnny Cueto

Reds

20

2.25

3.3

3.21

8.9

2.4

46.20%

8

Yu Darvish

Rangers

10

3.06

2.84

2.96

11.4

3.1

36.30%

9

Madison Bumgarner

Giants

18

2.98

3.05

2.99

9.1

1.8

44.40%

10

Zack Greinke

Dodgers

17

2.71

2.97

2.72

9.2

1.9

48.70%

11

Stephen Strasburg

Nationals

14

3.14

2.94

2.56

10.1

1.8

45.90%

12

Cole Hamels

Phillies

9

2.46

3.07

3.21

8.7

2.6

46.40%

13

David Price

Tigers

15

3.26

2.78

2.76

9.8

1.4

41.20%

14

Jon Lester

A's

16

2.46

2.8

3.1

9.0

2.0

42.40%

15

Jordan Zimmermann

Nationals

14

2.66

2.68

3.1

8.2

1.3

40.10%

16

Alex Cobb

Rays

10

2.87

3.23

3.33

8.1

2.5

56.20%

17

Garrett Richards

Angels

13

2.61

2.6

3.15

8.8

2.7

50.90%

18

Jered Weaver

Angels

18

3.59

4.19

4.3

7.1

2.7

32.90%

19

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Dodgers

14

3.38

2.62

3.03

8.2

1.7

47.40%

20

Matt Harvey

Mets

21

Mat Latos

Reds

5

3.25

3.65

3.99

6.5

2.3

37.70%

22

Masahiro Tanaka

Yankees

13

2.77

3.04

2.58

9.3

1.4

46.60%

23

Hisashi Iwakuma

Mariners

15

3.52

3.25

2.85

7.7

1.1

50.20%

24

Jeff Samardzija

A's

7

2.99

3.2

3.07

8.3

1.8

50.20%

25

Julio Teheran

Braves

14

2.89

3.49

3.72

7.6

2.1

34.80%

26

Gerrit Cole

Pirates

11

3.65

3.23

3.25

9.0

2.6

49.20%

27

James Shields

Royals

14

3.21

3.59

3.56

7.1

1.7

45.20%

28

Jacob deGrom

Mets

9

2.69

2.67

3.03

9.2

2.8

45.40%

29

Tyson Ross

Padres

13

2.81

3.24

3.11

9.0

3.3

57.00%

30

Sonny Gray

Athletics

14

3.08

3.46

3.47

7.5

3.0

55.90%

31

Zack Wheeler

Mets

11

3.54

3.55

3.49

9.1

3.8

54.00%

32

Kevin Gausman

Orioles

7

3.57

3.41

3.93

7.0

3.0

41.40%

32

Anibal Sanchez

Tigers

8

3.46

2.71

3.56

7.3

2.2

45.40%

33

Marcus Stroman

Blue Jays

10

3.29

2.79

3.16

7.7

2.0

53.70%

34

Lance Lynn

Cardinals

15

2.74

3.35

3.81

8.0

3.2

44.30%

35

Yordano Ventura

Royals

13

3.23

3.64

3.77

7.7

3.4

47.90%

37

Doug Fister

Nationals

16

2.41

3.93

3.85

5.4

1.3

48.90%

38

Phil Hughes

Twins

16

3.52

2.65

3.18

8.0

0.7

36.50%

39

Wily Peralta

Brewers

17

3.53

4.11

3.64

7.0

2.8

53.60%

40

Andrew Cashner

Padres

5

2.55

3.09

3.53

6.8

2.1

48.30%

41

Michael Wacha

Cardinals

5

3.2

3.17

3.71

7.9

2.8

41.60%

42

Carlos Carrasco

Indians

5

2.67

2.21

2.52

10.0

2.0

50.40%

43

Jake Arrieta

Cubs

10

2.53

2.26

2.73

9.6

2.4

49.20%

44

Dallas Keuchel

Astros

12

2.93

3.21

3.2

6.6

2.2

63.50%

45

Collin McHugh

Astros

11

2.73

3.11

3.11

9.1

2.4

42.10%

46

Chris Archer

Rays

10

3.33

3.39

3.7

8.0

3.3

46.50%

47

Gio Gonzalez

Nationals

10

3.57

3.03

3.39

9.2

3.2

44.80%

48

Tanner Roark

Nationals

15

2.85

3.47

3.84

6.3

1.8

41.40%

49

Cliff Lee

Phillies

4

3.65

2.96

3.01

8.0

1.3

48.40%

50

Henderson Alvarez

Marlins

12

2.65

3.58

3.57

5.3

1.6

53.80%

51

Homer Bailey

Reds

9

3.71

3.93

3.53

7.7

2.8

50.60%

52

Alex Wood

Braves

8

2.59

3.23

3.23

8.7

2.3

45.90%

53

Jose Quintana

White Sox

9

3.32

2.81

3.37

8.0

2.3

44.70%

54

Michael Pineda

Yankees

5

1.89

2.71

3.37

7.0

0.8

39.10%

55

Ian Kennedy

Padres

13

3.63

3.21

3.44

9.3

3.1

39.70%

56

Scott Kazmir

Athletics

15

3.55

3.35

3.59

7.8

2.4

43.80%

57

Yovani Gallardo

Brewers

8

3.51

3.94

3.64

6.8

2.5

50.80%

58

Kyle Lohse

Brewers

13

3.54

3.95

4.05

6.4

2.0

40.10%

59

Rick Porcello

Tigers

15

3.42

3.65

3.64

5.7

1.7

49.10%

60

John Lackey

- - -

14

3.82

3.78

3.48

7.5

2.1

44.40%

61

Danny Salazar

Indians

6

4.25

3.52

3.45

9.8

2.9

34.40%

62

Mike Minor

Braves

6

4.77

4.39

3.9

7.4

2.7

40.60%

63

Ervin Santana

Braves

14

3.95

3.39

3.47

8.2

2.9

42.70%

64

Matt Cain

Giants

2

4.18

4.58

4.01

7.0

3.2

45.10%

65

Shelby Miller

Cardinals

10

3.76

4.53

4.46

6.3

3.6

39.90%

66

Edinson Volquez

Pirates

13

3.07

4.18

4.22

6.5

3.4

50.30%

67

Matt Shoemaker

Angels

14

2.89

2.88

3.24

8.2

1.6

41.90%

68

Matt Garza

Brewers

8

3.64

3.54

3.88

6.9

2.8

43.30%

69

Chris Tillman

Orioles

13

3.34

4.01

4.2

6.5

2.9

40.60%

70

Drew Smyly

- - -

8

3.39

3.87

3.81

7.8

2.5

36.20%

71

Jake Odorizzi

Rays

11

4.13

3.75

3.9

9.3

3.2

29.90%

72

Mike Leake

Reds

11

3.7

3.88

3.49

6.9

2.1

53.40%

73

Francisco Liriano

Pirates

7

3.38

3.59

3.4

9.7

4.5

54.40%

74

Trevor Bauer

Indians

5

4.18

4.01

4.14

8.4

3.5

35.30%

75

Danny Duffy

Royals

8

2.55

3.92

4.51

6.5

3.2

35.20%


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