Fantasy Fox: Top 120 pitchers right now

Here’s my current listing of the top 120 pitchers (starters/relievers) in five-category leagues (wins, strikeouts, ERA, WHIP, saves).

These rankings shall remain fluid throughout the regular season … which, thankfully, begins in less than two weeks.

To view the Top 120 list of fantasy hitters, click here.


1. SP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
2. SP Justin Verlander, Tigers
3. SP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
4. SP David Price, Rays
5. SP Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
6. SP Jered Weaver, Angels
7. SP Cole Hamels, Phillies
8. SP Gio Gonzalez, Nationals
9. SP Cliff Lee, Phillies
10. RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
11. SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
12. SP Max Scherzer, Tigers
13. SP Chris Sale, White Sox
14. SP Johnny Cueto, Reds
15. SP Matt Cain, Giants
16. SP R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays
17. SP James Shields, Royals
18. SP CC Sabathia, Yankees
19. SP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
20. SP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
21. SP Yovani Gallardo, Brewers
22. SP Yu Darvish, Rangers
23. SP Mat Latos, Reds
24. SP Kris Medlen, Braves
25. SP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
26. SP Matt Moore, Rays
27. RP Fernando Rodney, Rays
28. RP Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
29. SP Josh Johnson, Blue Jays
30. RP Jason Motte, Cardinals


31. RP Rafael Soriano, Nationals
32. SP Roy Halladay, Phillies
33. RP Jim Johnson, Orioles
34. SP Jeff Samardzija, Cubs
35. SP Ian Kennedy, Diamondbacks
36. SP Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays
37. RP Joe Nathan, Rangers
38. SP Aroldis Chapman, Reds (he wants to be the closer?? Really?)
39. SP Jake Peavy, White Sox
40. SP Anibal Sanchez, Tigers
41. SP Jon Niese, Mets
42. RP J.J. Putz, Diamondbacks
43. SP Homer Bailey, Reds
44. SP Doug Fister, Tigers
45. SP C.J. Wilson, Angels
46. RP Mariano Rivera, Yankees
47. SP Brett Anderson, Athletics
48. SP Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees
49. RP Greg Holland, Royals
50. RP Sergio Romo, Giants
51. SP Jon Lester, Red Sox (having an awesome spring)
52. SP Tim Lincecum, Giants
53. RP Chris Perez, Indians
54. SP Ryan Vogelsong, Giants
55. RP Brandon League, Dodgers
56. SP A.J. Burnett, Pirates
57. RP Tom Wilhelmsen, Mariners
58. SP Matt Harrison, Rangers
59. SP Mike Minor, Braves
60. SP Jeremy Hellickson, Rays


61. SP Dan Haren, Nationals
62. SP Marco Estrada, Brewers
63. SP Matt Harvey, Mets
64. RP Joel Hanrahan, Red Sox
65. RP Ernesto Frieri, Angels
66. SP Lance Lynn, Cardinals
67. SP Jarrod Parker, Athletics
68. SP Tim Hudson, Braves
69. RP John Axford, Brewers
70. RP Grant Balfour, Athletics
71. SP Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
72. RP Glen Perkins, Twins
73. SP Brandon McCarthy, Diamondbacks
74. RP Addison Reed, White Sox
75. SP Ryan Dempster, Red Sox
76. RP Casey Janssen, Blue Jays
77. RP Huston Street, Padres
78. SP Julio Teheran, Braves (phenomenal spring + opportunity = ambitious ranking)
79. SP Bud Norris, Astros
80. SP Chris Tillman, Orioles
81. SP Wade Miley, Diamondbacks
82. RP Bruce Rondon, Tigers
83. RP Ryan Madson, Angels
84. SP Wandy Rodriguez, Pirates
85. SP Josh Beckett, Dodgers
86. SP Ricky Nolasco, Marlins
87. RP Rafael Betancourt, Rockies
88. SP Derek Holland, Rangers
89. SP Mike Fiers, Brewers
90. SP Alex Cobb, Rays


91. RP Jonathan Broxton, Reds
92. RP Carlos Marmol, Cubs
93. SP Clayton Richard, Padres
94. RP Steve Cishek, Marlins
95. RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
96. SP Shaun Marcum, Mets
97. SP Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
98. SP Vance Worley, Twins
99. SP Clay Buchholz, Red Sox (the run of painful mediocrity ends in ’13)
100. SP Kyle Lohse, Free Agent
101. SP Chris Capuano, Dodgers
102. SP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
103. SP Lucas Harrell, Astros
104. SP Trevor Cahill, Diamondbacks
105. SP Miguel Gonzalez, Orioles
106. SP Jason Hammel, Orioles
107. RP Mark Melancon, Pirates (sorry, Jason Grilli fans)
108. RP Frank Francisco, Mets
109. SP Wily Peralta, Brewers (strikeout-inspired upside pick)
110. RP Jose Veras, Astros
111. SP Edwin Jackson, Cubs
112. SP Matt Garza, Cubs (likely out until May)
113. RP Drew Storen, Nationals
114. SP Ricky Romero, Blue Jays
115. RP Jared Burton, Twins
116. SP Wade Davis, Royals
117. SP Rick Porcello, Tigers (excellent spring warrants sudden rise)
118. SP Trevor Bauer, Indians
119. SP Jaime Garcia, Cardinals
120. SP Shelby Miller, Cardinals

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