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2016 Top 50 Starting Pitcher Rankings with Auction Values

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Ray updates his 2016 top 50 starting pitcher rankings, and for the first time ever, he has added auction dollar values for each starting pitcher ranked.

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Earlier in the off season, I recall a reader asking if I could add auction dollar values to my rankings this season. I am glad I received this request, as I have wanted to add auction values to my rankings for the longest time, but never did. Thanks for giving me a reason to add them.

With that said, here are my early Top 50 Starting Pitcher rankings with auction values. I will admit that these are all "top of my head" rankings, with no clear rhyme or reason, except that I have been participating in auction drafts for quite some time, so I think I have a good idea of what I would spend on each starting pitchers ranked below.

I have provided auction values for my top 50 starting pitchers below, but you can use these as a barometer for either 12 team or 15 team mixed league auctions. Depending on the size of your league, the inflation in your league, your league rules and constitution, your auction values may vary by a few dollars from my preliminary auction values.

As the off season rolls along, I will try to refine my auction dollar values for 12 team leagues using a $260 salary cap per team. So, in a 12 team league, there should be $3,120 allocated to 276 hitters and pitchers, assuming 23 man rosters (14 hitters and 9 pitchers).

Below are my early 2016 Top 50 Starting Pitcher Rankings with auction dollar values. Let's discuss my rankings and auction values in the comments section below.

Note: I made A LOT of changes to my Top 50 starting pitcher rankings below, adding Yordano Ventura, Raisel Iglesias, Robbie Ray, Carlos Rodon and others. In addition, I made plenty of changes to my top 30 as well.

Rank

$ Value

Name

W

L

IP

K/9

BB/9

GB%

ERA

FIP

xFIP

WAR

1

$38

Clayton Kershaw

9

6

154

11.51

1.75

52.30%

2.51

2.24

2.08

5.1

2

$32

Max Scherzer

11

8

156

10.44

1.27

35.60%

2.31

2.36

2.90

5.2

3

$30

Chris Sale

9

7

143

11.71

1.76

43.10%

3.52

2.51

2.49

4.6

4

$27

Zack Greinke

11

2

152.1

8.04

1.60

48.30%

1.71

2.63

3.15

4.2

5

$30

Jake Arrieta

12

6

147.2

9.26

2.26

51.70%

2.50

2.65

2.80

3.9

6

$23

Dallas Keuchel

13

6

164.2

7.82

2.13

63.70%

2.40

2.80

2.72

4.4

7

$24

Jose Fernandez

4

0

43

11.09

2.09

40.00%

2.30

1,71

2.43

1.7

8

$24

David Price

11

4

161

8.72

1.90

39.90%

2.35

2.98

3.31

4.1

9

$25

Jacob deGrom

10

6

139.2

9.15

1.55

43.00%

2.13

2.65

2.96

3.9

10

$24

Madison Bumgarner

12

6

145.1

9.17

1.61

40.60%

3.28

3.16

3.13

2.7

12

$22

Gerrit Cole

14

5

143.1

8.98

2.01

50.80%

2.39

2.69

3.00

3.5

12

$20

Adam Wainwright

13

$22

Matt Harvey

10

7

140

8.42

1.99

44.40%

2.76

3.47

3.46

2.5

14

$19

Chris Archer

10

8

148.2

10.90

2.06

45.50%

2.54

2.56

2.56

4.2

15

$18

Sonny Gray

12

4

161.2

7.57

2.23

53.60%

2.06

2.92

3.43

4.0

16

$17

Felix Hernandez

13

6

143.2

8.77

2.57

56.00%

3.13

3.29

3.08

2.7

17

$15

Johnny Cueto

7

7

143.2

8.08

2.07

43.10%

2.69

3.12

3.50

3.3

18

$15

Cole Hamels

6

8

142.1

9.48

2.66

48.40%

3.86

3.56

3.23

2.5

19

$16

Corey Kluber

6

12

162.2

9.74

1.77

44.00%

3.60

2.62

2.89

4.7

20

$14

Danny Salazar

9

6

125.1

10.27

2.51

45.00%

3.38

3.46

3.10

21

$15

Jon Lester

7

8

139.2

8.96

2.19

49.70%

3.22

2.95

3.06

3.1

22

$13

Carlos Carrasco

11

8

136.1

9.70

1.85

51.70%

3.76

2.82

2.76

3.4

23

$13

Carlos Martinez

11

3

124.1

9.27

3.33

55.50%

2.61

3.42

3.22

1.9

24

$12

Michael Wacha

13

4

132.1

7.62

2.18

46.90%

2.92

3.18

3.52

2.7

25

$17

Noah Syndergaard

6

6

98.2

9.67

2.01

44.80%

3.01

2.87

2.98

2.5

26

$12

Scott Kazmir

6

6

130

7.89

2.84

44.60%

2.08

3.16

3.72

2.6

27

$15

Marcus Stroman

28

$11

Francisco Liriano

7

6

129.1

10.02

3.06

53.40%

3.13

3.07

2.87

2.5

29

$9

Masahiro Tanaka

8

4

93.2

8.36

1.83

45.30%

3.84

4.07

3.28

1.2

30

$9

John Lackey

9

7

145.1

6.63

2.17

45.40%

2.85

3.42

3.97

1.2

31

$16

Stephen Strasburg

6

5

68

9.93

2.38

42.30%

4.76

3.35

3.18

2.5

32

$11

Garrett Richards

11

9

136

7.21

2.98

53.10%

3.51

3.80

3.84

1.7

33

$10

Jordan Zimmermann

8

7

141.1

6.69

1.59

40.30%

3.44

3.33

3.87

2.6

34

$13

Yu Darvish

35

$9

Alex Cobb

36

$7

Lance McCullers

5

4

76.2

9.27

3.29

48.80%

3.17

2.97

3.48

1.3

37

$7

Tyson Ross

8

9

140.2

9.60

4.09

63.60%

3.39

2.81

3.05

2.2

38

$7

Michael Pineda

9

7

118

8.92

1.14

50.90%

3.97

2.98

2.78

3.2

39

$7

Shelby Miller

5

8

140

7.33

2.89

49.90%

2.44

3.27

3.83

3.0

40

$7

Gio Gonzalez

8

4

115.1

8.19

3.43

57.20%

3.75

3.09

3.49

2.4

41

$7

Jake Odorizzi

6

6

110.1

7.59

2.28

40.60%

2.77

3.32

3.84

2.1

42

$3

Alex Wood

7

7

125.2

7.02

2.72

45.80%

3.65

3.32

3.83

2.1

43

$3

Erasmo Ramirez

8

4

91.1

7.00

2.66

45.70%

3.45

3.80

4.06

2.2

44

$2

Jason Hammel

6

5

122

8.85

1.92

37.70%

3.17

3.36

3.41

2.0

45

$2

Clay Buchholz

7

7

113.1

8.50

1.83

48.30%

3.26

2.64

3.22

2.0

46

$2

Raisel Iglesias

2

4

50.1

9.12

2.68

39.60%

4.47

3.56

3.70

0.9

47

$2

Carlos Rodon

4

4

78.1

9.88

5.29

45.30%

5.17

4.02

3.87

0.9

48

$2

Yordano Ventura

6

7

95.1

7.08

2.83

51.20%

5.29

4.13

3.94

0.9

49

$2

Taijuan Walker

8

7

129

8.79

2.37

38.20%

4.67

4.22

3.73

1.1

50

$2

Robbie Ray

3

7

77.2

8.23

2.43

37.60%

3.13

3.17

3.82

1.5