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2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 50 Starting Pitchers

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The Fake Teams writers make a pass through the pitching ranks.

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It’s hard to believe positional weeks are almost at an end, and that baseball is just around the corner. But with The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational in full swing and the RazzSlam beginning this week, it’s very clear that it’s “go-time” in the fantasy baseball world.

As such, let’s jump right into the pitcher ranks for this week. As usual, haggle with us in the comments about where we were right or wrong. And expect a week’s worth of insight into the starting pitcher ranks. If there’s a guy you’re really curious about, post that name in the comments so we can do some grunt work on your behalf!

Top 50 Starting Pitchers for 2021

RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM HEATH MARK ANDRES GARRETT Avg Rank
RANK PLAYER NAME TEAM HEATH MARK ANDRES GARRETT Avg Rank
1 Jacob deGrom NYM 1 1 1 1 1.00
2 Gerrit Cole NYY 2 3 2 2 2.25
3 Shane Bieber CLE 3 2 3 3 2.75
4 Lucas Giolito CWS 5 5 5 5 5.00
5 Trevor Bauer LAD 4 9 7 4 6.00
6 Yu Darvish SDP 6 10 6 7 7.25
7 Luis Castillo CIN 9 8 4 10 7.75
8 Aaron Nola PHI 8 12 8 6 8.50
9 Walker Buehler LAD 7 4 10 14 8.75
10 Max Scherzer WAS 14 6 9 8 9.25
11 Clayton Kershaw LAD 11 7 11 11 10.00
12 Jack Flaherty STL 10 11 14 12 11.75
13 Brandon Woodruff MLW 13 17 15 9 13.50
14 Zac Gallen ARI 12 18 13 13 14.00
15 Kenta Maeda MIN 15 19 12 17 15.75
16 Blake Snell SDP 16 15 16 18 16.25
17 Tyler Glasnow TAM 17 20 19 22 19.50
18 Max Fried ATL 23 14 18 24 19.75
19 Corbin Burnes MLW 19 28 20 19 21.50
20 Carlos Carrasco CLE 20 30 21 16 21.75
21 Sonny Gray CIN 21 27 17 23 22.00
22 Zach Plesac CLE 24 16 26 28 23.50
23 Lance Lynn TEX 18 40 22 15 23.75
24 Stephen Strasburg WAS 32 21 23 20 24.00
25 Zack Wheeler PHI 26 22 24 33 26.25
26 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR 22 39 25 21 26.75
27 Kyle Hendricks CHC 27 31 27 25 27.50
28 Jose Berrios MIN 25 29 32 27 28.25
29 Chris Paddack SDP 30 32 30 31 30.75
30 Jesus Luzardo OAK 36 33 28 30 31.75
31 Joe Musgrove SDP 29 34 29 36 32.00
32 Zack Greinke HOU 34 35 31 32 33.00
33 Sixto Sanchez MIA 41 24 33 35 33.25
34 Pablo Lopez MIA 38 23 34 39 33.50
35 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU 40 25 35 38 34.50
36 Dylan Bundy LAA 31 41 40 34 36.50
37 Dinelson Lamet SDP 33 48 41 26 37.00
38 Charlie Morton TB 28 47 37 37 37.25
39 Ian Anderson ATL 35 51 36 29 37.75
40 Patrick Corbin WAS 42 26 47 42 39.25
41 Tyler Mahle CIN 43 36 38 43 40.00
42 Kevin Gausman SFG 37 50 39 40 41.50
43 Aaron Civale CLE 45 37 42 44 42.00
44 Julio Urias LAD 39 49 44 41 43.25
45 Sandy Alcantara MIA 44 52 43 45 46.00
46 Marco Gonzales SEA 55 42 48 47 48.00
47 Frankie Montas OAK 46 55 46 46 48.25
48 Andrew Heaney LAA 48 NR 45 52 48.33
49 Corey Kluber NYY 60 38 49 49 49.00
50 John Means BAL 49 45 51 57 50.50