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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 75 Starting Pitchers

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Garrett (Punk), Eddy, and Heath rank the Top 75 hurlers. Because once you get to Rick Porcello, it’s time to call it a day.

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Yesterday the state of the position for pitchers dropped. Garrett also discussed recent transactions in yesterday’s Roto Report (Arrieta, Lynn, Lucroy). I gave my thoughts on Neil Walker signing with the Yankees. Hint, I like it.

Today, Eddy chimed in with his coveted three-tier piece. Inside, you can find his favorite elite, mid-range, and value hurlers for 2018.

Basically, we have you covered, fam. Now let’s dive into the Top 75 for starting pitching. After 75 I lost interest, because really, once you get to Rick Porcello, it’s time to hang it up, eh?

As always, feel free to haggle away in the comments. Ranking this many players is an undertaking, one I do not enjoy. For my part, once I’m out of the Top 24 or so, I start taking my shots. Hence, Trevor Bauer at No. 25. I also like Cueto to have a resurgent season. And I like “The Shark” for solid ratios and all those strikeouts.

Who do you like? Who do you not like? Who would you like to hear about this week? Put us to work! Enjoy!

Top 75 Starers for 2018

Player Name Rank Heath Eddy Punk AVG Min Max
Player Name Rank Heath Eddy Punk AVG Min Max
Max Scherzer 1 1 2 1 1.33 1 2
Clayton Kershaw 2 2 1 2 1.67 1 2
Corey Kluber 3 3 4 3 3.33 3 4
Chris Sale 4 4 3 4 3.67 3 4
Madison Bumgarner 5 5 9 5 6.33 5 9
Stephen Strasburg 6 8 5 6 6.33 5 8
Noah Syndergaard 7 6 6 8 6.67 6 8
Jacob deGrom 8 10 7 9 8.67 7 10
Zack Greinke 9 7 13 7 9 7 13
Luis Severino 10 9 8 11 9.33 8 11
Justin Verlander 11 13 12 10 11.67 10 13
Carlos Carrasco 12 11 14 12 12.33 11 14
Yu Darvish 13 14 10 13 12.33 10 14
Chris Archer 14 15 15 14 14.67 14 15
Carlos Martinez 15 12 16 16 14.67 12 16
Robbie Ray 16 18 17 15 16.67 15 18
Aaron Nola 17 16 18 18 17.33 16 18
Gerrit Cole 18 17 20 17 18 17 20
James Paxton 19 21 19 19 19.67 19 21
Jose Quintana 20 20 23 23 22 20 23
Shohei Ohtani 21 28 21 22 23.67 21 28
Masahiro Tanaka 22 30 22 20 24 20 30
Dallas Keuchel 23 23 29 21 24.33 21 29
Zack Godley 24 27 24 27 26 24 27
Trevor Bauer 25 25 25 30 26.67 25 30
Luis Castillo 26 29 31 29 29.67 29 31
Jake Arrieta 27 35 30 26 30.33 26 35
Johnny Cueto 28 19 35 37 30.33 19 37
Jeff Samardzija 29 26 26 39 30.33 26 39
Alex Wood 30 33 32 32 32.33 32 33
Lance McCullers Jr 31 22 40 35 32.33 22 40
Luke Weaver 32 34 43 25 34 25 43
Jose Berrios 33 32 42 28 34 28 42
Rich Hill 34 36 33 33 34 33 36
David Price 35 24 28 50 34 24 50
Jon Gray 36 38 27 40 35 27 40
Kyle Hendricks 37 41 41 24 35.33 24 41
Jon Lester 38 37 36 36 36.33 36 37
Kevin Gausman 39 44 34 43 40.33 34 44
Jameson Taillon 40 31 38 55 41.33 31 55
Danny Duffy 41 43 44 38 41.67 38 44
Sonny Gray 42 40 54 34 42.67 34 54
Gio Gonzalez 43 44.5 53 31 42.83 31 53
Chase Anderson 44 46 39 44 43 39 46
Taijuan Walker 45 42 45 46 44.33 42 46
Marcus Stroman 46 39 55 41 45 39 55
Blake Snell 47 47 37 52 45.33 37 52
Garrett Richards 48 45 51 45 47 45 51
Dylan Bundy 49 50 50 42 47.33 42 50
Dinelson Lamet 50 48 46 54 49.33 46 54
Charlie Morton 51 51 47 56 51.33 47 56
Lance Lynn 52 49 57 49 51.67 49 57
Jacob Faria 53 58 52 48 52.67 48 58
Michael Fulmer 54 56 56 47 53 47 56
Kenta Maeda 55 54 49 57 53.33 49 57
Michael Wacha 56 61 48 58 55.67 48 61
JA Happ 57 53 59 60 57.33 53 60
Alex Cobb 58 60 58 59 59 58 60
Mike Clevinger 59 55 60 62 59 55 62
Lucas Giolito 60 62 61 63 62 61 63
Danny Salazar 61 52 82 53 62.33 52 82
Drew Pomeranz 62 57 81 51 63 51 81
Jordan Montgomery 63 63 65 71 66.33 63 71
Aaron Sanchez 64 59 67 75 67 59 75
Ervin Santana 65 66 66 73 68.33 66 73
Julio Teheran 66 65 80 61 68.67 61 80
Patrick Corbin 67 67 63 77 69 63 77
Luiz Gohara 68 72 62 74 69.33 62 74
Tanner Roark 69 71 68 76 71.67 68 76
Tyler Chatwood 70 74 64 78 72 64 78
Jake Odorizzi 71 70 83 64 72.33 64 83
Miles Mikolas 72 75 69 82 75.33 69 82
Sean Manaea 73 64 97 67 76 64 97
Eduardo Rodriguez 74 76 70 83 76.33 70 83
Felix Hernandez 75 68 71 91 76.67 68 91