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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Heath’s Top 75 Starters

Let’s clean up the pitching rankings, eh?

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The fantasy baseball landscape is shifting sand, and I’m here to update my rankings in the hopes that the sand doesn’t shift too much more before the season begins. If the season begins. I know. That thought hurts me, too.

Anyway, a while ago I tackled my top 15 at each hitting position, and you can find those here:

This week, I’m zeroing in on starters, as some of the injury concerns we once had are now alleviated given the potential for an abbreviated season. We’ve taken some big hits recently, losing guys like Noah Syndergaard and Chris Sale for the season. But the delayed start also means we can be hopeful for guys like Justin Verlander, Mike Clevinger, Blake Snell, James Paxton, and others. I’m also more excited for guys like Clayton Kershaw and Charlie Morton—total studs who I was formerly more worried about due to innings management over the course of a full season...but not as much fretting if we get a shorter season. You should see such reflected in the rankings.

As always, tell me if I missed someone. It does feel like there are a ton of injuries to keep up with, so it’s possible I make another pass in the near future...and it could be fun to combine my ranks with Garrett’s from a week ago, and see what sticks!

Heath’s Top 75 Starters for 2020

Rank Name Team
Rank Name Team
1 Gerrit Cole NYY
2 Jacob deGrom NYM
3 Max Scherzer WAS
4 Justin Verlander HOU
5 Walker Buehler LAD
6 Shane Bieber CLE
7 Jack Flaherty STL
8 Stephen Strasburg WAS
9 Mike Clevinger CLE
10 Luis Castillo CIN
11 Lucas Giolito CWS
12 Clayton Kershaw LAD
13 Patrick Corbin WAS
14 Blake Snell TAM
15 Charlie Morton TAM
16 Aaron Nola PHI
17 Yu Darvish CHC
18 Chris Paddack SDP
19 Tyler Glasnow TAM
20 Jose Berrios MIN
21 Zack Greinke HOU
22 Mike Soroka ATL
23 Brandon Woodruff MLW
24 Corey Kluber TEX
25 Zack Wheeler PHI
26 Trevor Bauer CIN
27 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
28 Jesus Luzardo OAK
29 Sonny Gray CIN
30 Lance Lynn TEX
31 Max Fried ATL
32 David Price LAD
33 Dinelson Lamet SDP
34 Frankie Montas OAK
35 Zac Gallen ARI
36 Madison Bumgarner ARI
37 James Paxton NYY
38 Julio Urias LAD
39 Mike Minor TEX
40 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR
41 Carlos Carrasco CLE
42 Shohei Ohtani LAA
43 Matthew Boyd DET
44 Robbie Ray ARI
45 Carlos Martinez STL
46 Kyle Hendricks CHC
47 Kenta Maeda MIN
48 German Marquez COL
49 Sean Manaea OAK
50 Andrew Heaney LAA
51 Lance McCullers HOU
52 Luke Weaver ARI
53 Jake Odorizzi MIN
54 Masahiro Tanaka NYY
55 Marcus Stroman NYM
56 Joe Musgrove PIT
57 Mike Foltynewicz ATL
58 Jose Urquidy HOU
59 Miles Mikolas STL
60 Dylan Bundy LAA
61 Caleb Smith MIA
62 Mitch Keller PIT
63 Michael Kopech CWS
64 Dylan Cease CWS
65 Alex Wood LAD
66 Adrian Houser MLW
67 Sandy Alcantara MIA
68 Griffin Canning LAA
69 Ryan Yarbrough TAM
70 Chris Archer PIT
71 Nate Pearson TOR
72 Spencer Howard PHI
73 Josh James HOU
74 A.J. Puk OAK
75 Aaron Civale CLE