Fantasy Baseball 2014: Tiered Starting Pitcher Rankings

Tiered SP Ranks

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I have been releasing my tiered positional ranks (with my 2014 projections included), and the show goes on today with starting pitchers. The purpose of these ranks is to show where there are major talent drop-offs within each position. Among the starters, Clayton Kershaw stands alone at the top of tier No. 1 and if he's available to you in the middle of your first round, he's a guy you should strongly consider.

Tier 7

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Tier 7

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100. T. Wood, CHC
9 W, 139 Ks, 4.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP

99. W. Chen, BAL
9 W, 132 Ks, 4.27 ERA, 1.34 WHIP

98. B. Arroyo, ARI
11 W, 120 Ks, 4.24 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

97. J. Mejia, NYM
8 W, 108 Ks, 3.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

Tier 7 Cont'd

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Tier 7 Cont'd

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96. P. Maholm, LAD
9 W, 103 Ks, 3.92 ERA, 1.35 WHIP

95. J. Niese, NYM
9 W, 128 Ks, 3.98 ERA, 1.36 WHIP

94. T. Ross, SD
8 W, 114 Ks, 3.70 ERA, 1.36 WHIP

93. M. Leake, CIN
10 W, 122 Ks, 4.08 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

Tier 7 Cont'd

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Tier 7 Cont'd

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91. J. Chacin, COL
11 W, 137 Ks, 4.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP

90. B. Norris, BAL
10 W, 152 Ks, 4.23 ERA, 1.39 WHIP

89. P. Hughes, MIN
8 W, 125 Ks, 4.08 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

88. M. Pineda, NYY
8 W, 129 Ks, 4.07 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

Tier 7 Cont'd

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Tier 7 Cont'd

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87. B. Colon, NYM
9 W, 109 Ks, 3.95 ERA, 1.25 WHIP

86. T. Walker, SEA
9 W, 142 Ks, 4.06 ERA, 1.42 WHIP

85. H. Santiago, LAA
9 W, 140 Ks, 4.09 ERA, 1.38 WHIP

84. S. Gray, OAK
10 W, 136 Ks, 3.96 ERA, 1.37 WHIP

Tier 7 Cont'd

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Tier 7 Cont'd

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83. M. Buehrle, TOR
12 W, 122 Ks, 4.13 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

82. D. Gee, NYM
10 W, 133 Ks, 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

81. C. Tillman, BAL
11 W, 167 Ks, 4.31 ERA, 1.36 WHIP

80. S. Feldman, HOU
10 W, 126 Ks, 3.93 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

Tier 6

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Tier 6

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79. Z. Wheeler, NYM
9 W, 160 Ks, 3.98 ERA, 1.39 WHIP

78. J. Beckett, LAD
9 W, 126 Ks, 3.88 ERA, 1.30 WHIP

77. J. Paxton, SEA
9 W, 133 Ks, 3.80 ERA, 1.39 WHIP

76. E. Santana, ATL
10 W, 146 Ks, 4.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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75. J. Quintana, CHW
10 W, 136 Ks, 3.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

74. K. Gausman, BAL
9 W, 124 Ks, 3.72 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

73. C. Archer, TB
10 W, 151 Ks, 4.01 ERA, 1.37 WHIP

72. J. Garcia, STL
10 W, 117 Ks, 3.65 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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71. E. Jackson, CHC
10 W, 148 Ks, 3.92 ERA, 1.34 WHIP

70. U. Jimenez, BAL
9 W, 124 Ks, 3.72 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

69. J. Peavy, BOS
10 W, 133 Ks, 4.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

68. A. Griffin, OAK
9 W, 125 Ks, 3.89 ERA, 1.24 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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67. B. Beachy, ATL
9 W, 133 Ks, 3.81 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

66. J. Johnson, SD
9 W, 128 Ks, 3.52 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

65. D. Straily, OAK
10 W, 151 Ks, 4.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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64. R. Porcello, DET
12 W, 125 Ks, 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

63. T. Hudson, SF
11 W, 113 Ks, 3.59 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

62. C. Buchholz, BOS
11 W, 132 Ks, 3.76 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

61. C. Kluber, CLE
11 W, 151 Ks, 3.85 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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60. R. Nolasco, MIN
12 W, 147 Ks, 3.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

59. S. Kazmir, OAK
10 W, 156 Ks, 3.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

58. M. Moore, TB
11 W, 171 Ks, 3.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP

57. I. Nova, NYY
11 W, 146 Ks, 3.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP

Tier 6 Cont'd

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Tier 6 Cont'd

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56. W. Miley, ARI
12 W, 144 Ks, 3.83 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

55. K. Lohse, MIL
12 W, 126 Ks, 3.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP

54. Y. Gallardo, MIL
11 W, 169 Ks, 3.90 ERA, 1.35 WHIP

53. M. Garza, MIL
10 W, 143 Ks, 3.66 ERA, 1.26 WHIP

Tier 5

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Tier 5

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52. D. Haren, LAD
10 W, 146 Ks, 3.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP

51. M. Estrada, MIL
10 W, 156 Ks, 3.76 ERA, 1.20 WHIP

50. I. Kennedy, SD
12 W, 179 Ks, 3.87 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

Tier 5 Cont'd

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Tier 5 Cont'd

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49. L. Lynn, STL
12 W, 175 Ks, 3.77 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

48. C. Sabathia, NYY
13 W, 174 Ks, 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP

47. J. Teheran, ATL
12 W, 169 Ks, 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

Tier 5 Cont'd

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Tier 5 Cont'd

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46. D. Salazar, CLE
11 W, 174 Ks, 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

45. A. Wood, ATL
11 W, 165 Ks, 3.57 ERA, 1.30 WHIP

44. J. Weaver, LAA
12 W, 146 Ks, 3.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP

43. C. Wilson, LAA
14 W, 187 Ks, 3.80 ERA, 1.37 WHIP

Tier 5 Cont'd

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Tier 5 Cont'd

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42. F. Liriano, PIT
11 W, 175 Ks, 3.49 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

41. A. Cashner, SD
12 W, 154 Ks, 3.47 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

40. G. Cole, PIT
11 W, 160 Ks, 3.52 ERA, 1.26 WHIP

39. M. Wacha, STL
11 W, 160 Ks, 3.62 ERA, 1.24 WHIP

Tier 5 Cont'd

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Tier 5 Cont'd

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38. T. Cingrani, CIN
10 W, 194 Ks, 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

37. J. Cueto, CIN
11 W, 143 Ks, 3.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

36. J. Lester, BOS
14 W, 177 Ks, 3.77 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

35. A. Burnett, PHI
12 W, 179 Ks, 3.48 ERA, 1.32 WHIP

Tier 5 Cont'd

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Tier 5 Cont'd

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34. J. Samardjza, CHC
11 W, 201 Ks, 3.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

33. J. Masterson, CLE
13 W, 178 Ks, 3.57 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

32. T. Lincecum, SF
12 W, 198 Ks, 3.72 ERA, 1.31 WHIP

31. J. Lackey, BOS
13 W, 154 Ks, 3.62 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

Tier 4

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Tier 4

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30. M. Tanaka, NYY
13 W, 163 Ks, 3.63 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

29. H. Ryu, LAD
13 W, 167 Ks, 3.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP

28. M. Minor, ATL
12 W, 178 Ks, 3.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

Tier 4 Cont'd

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Tier 4 Cont'd

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27. H. Bailey, CIN
12 W, 185 Ks, 3.61 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

26. H. Kuroda, NYY
14 W, 153 Ks, 3.47 ERA, 1.20 WHIP

25. H. Iwakuma, SEA
13 W, 158 Ks, 3.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP

Tier 4 Cont'd

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Tier 4 Cont'd

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24. S. Miller, STL
12 W, 185 Ks, 3.49 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

23. G. Gonzalez, WAS
13 W, 196 Ks, 3.46 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

22. R. Dickey, TOR
15 W, 171 Ks, 3.67 ERA, 1.21 WHIP

Tier 4 Cont'd

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Tier 4 Cont'd

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21. A. Cobb, TB
13 W, 170 Ks, 3.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP

20. D. Fister, WAS
14 W, 161 Ks, 3.29 ERA, 1.20 WHIP

19. M. Latos, CIN
13 W, 187 Ks, 3.44 ERA, 1.23 WHIP

18. J. Zimmerman, WAS
14 W, 159 Ks, 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP

Tier 3

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Tier 3

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17. J. Fernandez, MIA
12 W, 198 Ks, 3.10 ERA, 1.18 WHIP

16. C. Hamels, PHI
13 W, 189 Ks, 3.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP

15. A. Sanchez, DET
14 W, 198 Ks, 3.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

14. M. Cain, SF
14 W, 175 Ks, 3.34 ERA, 1.17 WHIP

Tier 3 Cont'd

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Tier 3 Cont'd

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13. J. Shields, KC
15 W, 210 Ks, 3.54 ERA, 1.23 WHIP

12. M. Scherzer, DET
14 W, 222 Ks, 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP

11. J. Verlander, DET
15 W, 220 Ks, 3.57 ERA, 1.22 WHIP

10. S. Strasburg, WAS
13 W, 205 Ks, 3.05 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

Tier 3 Cont'd

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Tier 3 Cont'd

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9. Z. Greinke, LAD
14 W, 191 Ks, 3.08 ERA, 1.16 WHIP

8. M. Bumgarner, SF
14 W, 199 Ks, 3.09 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

7. C. Sale, CHW
14 W, 212 Ks, 3.17 ERA, 1.11 WHIP

6. D. Price, TB
16 W, 193 Ks, 3.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP

Tier 2

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Tier 2

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5. C. Lee, PHI
15 W, 215 Ks, 3.11 ERA, 1.08 WHIP

4. Y. Darvish, TEX
15 W, 253 Ks, 3.00 ERA, 1.14 WHIP

3. A. Wainwright, STL
17 W, 207 Ks, 2.88 ERA, 1.11 WHIP

2. F. Hernandez, SEA
17 W, 232 Ks, 3.10 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

Tier 1

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Tier 1

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1. C. Kershaw, LAD
19 W, 235 Ks, 2.39 ERA, 1.00 WHIP


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