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2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings – Pitchers – Week 16

Looking at week 16 in our fantasy baseball rankings for pitchers, we again see Chris Sale completely dominating the number 1 spot as he’s done now for 13 consecutive weeks. He now has 200 strikeouts with 10 weeks left to go in the fantasy baseball season. If you were lucky enough to snatch him up your 2017 fantasy draft, consider it the best pick of the draft regardless of what round you got him in. Looking into his stats, we see almost 13 K/9 with under 2 BB/9 while maintaining a swinging strike rate of 16% and first pitch strike rate of 67%. His 2.48 ERA is fully backed up by an xFIP of 2.65 indicating his skills are spot on and he’s not just getting lucky.

The remaining top 5 include Scherzer, Kershaw, Chris Archer and Corey Kluber. The skills of this group are no joke either. With the exception of Archer, all xFIP’s are south of 2.75 with, K/9 near 11 with BB/9 south of 3.00. Archer seems to be only pitcher in this group that may a bit on the unlucky side when it comes to actual numbers like wins and ERA, but hang in there, his skill set sits right up here with the rest of the top 5.

Note, that as of this writing, Clayton Kershaw has hit the DL due to back issues and will surely drop from the top 5 since he’s expected to be out at least 4-6 weeks.

Be sure to leave your comments and feedback below and feel free to share this article as well. Until next week, good luck with all your fantasy baseball teams.

RankPercentileNameTeamGSIPWSVBSERAWHIPSOBABIPxFIPTotal
11.00Chris SaleRed Sox20141.112002.480.892000.2892.65347
21.00Max ScherzerNationals20139.111002.260.841920.2373.07314
31.00Clayton KershawDodgers21141.115002.040.881680.2512.73298
40.99Chris ArcherRays21136.07003.771.241670.3263.43247
50.99Corey KluberIndians16108.18002.740.961490.2882.46241
60.99Jeff SamardzijaGiants20128.14005.051.201380.3333.15232
70.99Luis SeverinoYankees19120.26003.211.111360.2973.15228
80.99Zack GreinkeDiamondbacks19121.111002.971.051340.2793.23226
90.99Stephen StrasburgNationals20121.210003.251.121410.2833.52224
100.98Yu DarvishRangers21133.16003.441.121430.2643.77216
110.98Jimmy NelsonBrewers20120.28003.431.231320.3303.24214
120.98Carlos CarrascoIndians19117.010003.621.101300.2923.43208
130.98Jacob deGromMets19125.211003.371.181440.2893.37206
140.98Michael FulmerTigers19126.110003.351.11890.2724.18205
150.98Carlos MartinezCardinals20129.16003.341.181360.2713.71200
160.98Alex WoodDodgers1591.111002.170.971050.2612.81190
170.97Jon LesterCubs21123.07003.951.241260.2993.54188
180.97Rick PorcelloRed Sox21133.14004.521.401210.3374.34188
190.97Lance McCullersAstros18100.27003.671.231140.3232.93186
200.97Ivan NovaPirates20131.210003.621.16780.2844.08184
210.97Marcus StromanBlue Jays20126.29002.981.261050.3083.55183
220.97James PaxtonMariners1694.19003.051.141070.2993.45180
230.96Robbie RayDiamondbacks19117.09003.151.231490.2723.89178
240.96Jose Quintana- - -20117.16004.221.261280.2983.90177
250.96Alex CobbRays20131.08003.571.20840.2714.56173
260.96Gerrit ColePirates20120.27004.181.241080.2953.79173
270.96Dan StrailyMarlins20113.17003.491.131050.2644.52171
280.96Gio GonzalezNationals20127.18002.831.201190.2524.32171
290.96Craig KimbrelRed Sox041.022431.320.56730.2191.39168
300.95Kenley JansenDodgers042.142411.490.64620.2502.25167
310.95Sean ManaeaAthletics18106.08003.821.251030.2964.19165
320.95Jake ArrietaCubs20114.09004.111.261110.2884.03162
330.95Michael WachaCardinals18100.27003.931.311000.3253.75156
340.95Jason VargasRoyals19114.012003.081.24840.2854.90155
350.95Aaron NolaPhillies1593.17003.371.19970.2943.56154
360.94Mike LeakeCardinals19116.26003.391.28770.2933.99154
370.94Masahiro TanakaYankees20115.27005.371.341180.3173.73152
380.94Chase AndersonBrewers1690.16002.891.11850.2724.33151
390.94Zack GodleyDiamondbacks1381.13003.321.02840.2573.21149
400.94Drew PomeranzRed Sox19102.210003.511.341080.3153.89149
410.94Adam WainwrightCardinals20110.111004.891.42950.3254.05148
420.94Sonny GrayAthletics1591.06003.661.18850.2823.41148
430.93Ervin SantanaTwins20129.211003.261.15970.2244.93147
440.93Patrick CorbinDiamondbacks20113.27004.431.501070.3453.82146
450.93Jhoulys ChacinPadres20114.09004.261.29960.2854.18146
460.93Tanner RoarkNationals19113.28004.831.38960.3074.32145
470.93Roberto OsunaBlue Jays039.122442.060.74530.2672.30145
480.93Lance LynnCardinals20114.28003.301.121010.2254.54144
490.92Dallas KeuchelAstros1175.29001.670.87690.2222.90141
490.92Danny DuffyRoyals1594.26003.711.28750.3154.56141
510.92Jaime GarciaBraves18113.04004.301.32850.2874.21139
510.92JC RamirezAngels19115.09014.381.32920.2994.26139
530.92Josh TomlinIndians18100.16005.741.38750.3434.15139
540.92Felipe RiveroPirates051.24900.700.70600.1862.80138
550.92Jordan MontgomeryYankees18101.16004.091.27930.2864.58138
560.91Raisel IglesiasReds049.121711.460.93590.2433.06135
570.91Justin VerlanderTigers20117.05004.541.471110.3074.88135
580.91Mike FiersAstros19107.27003.591.251070.2704.16134
580.91Johnny CuetoGiants19115.26004.591.401030.3024.43134
600.91Ty BlachGiants16106.06004.501.32530.3014.71134
610.91Dylan BundyOrioles20119.19004.531.27920.2705.24133
620.90Brandon McCarthyDodgers1686.26003.841.23660.2974.39132
630.90Marco EstradaBlue Jays20109.14005.521.491180.3304.73132
640.90Michael PinedaYankees1796.18004.391.29920.3023.60131
650.90Trevor BauerIndians1998.18005.581.491110.3483.78130
660.90Kenta MaedaDodgers1583.08104.231.19800.2884.10130
670.90German MarquezRockies1690.08004.201.36850.3184.28129
680.90Greg HollandRockies036.213111.721.06490.2533.70129
690.89Scott FeldmanReds19103.27004.341.31860.2964.11128
700.89Brad PeacockAstros1068.28002.491.22930.2943.72127
710.89Ariel MirandaMariners20115.07004.301.16880.2265.33127
720.89Mike FoltynewiczBraves18104.28003.871.39920.3014.57126
730.89Jose BerriosTwins1379.29003.501.15750.2744.46124
730.89Jason HammelRoyals19106.24004.811.43830.3065.26124
750.88Clayton RichardPadres20119.15005.351.60820.3614.05124
760.88Chris DevenskiAstros058.16342.930.82780.2172.90123
770.88Andrew MillerIndians048.03211.690.73700.2042.57122
780.88Taijuan WalkerDiamondbacks1587.16003.611.32760.2884.42121
790.88Corey KnebelBrewers046.101751.751.19810.3162.78120
800.88Rich HillDodgers1472.17003.481.22870.2914.22120
800.88Kyle FreelandRockies19116.110003.641.37720.2814.77120
820.87Addison ReedMets046.011622.351.07470.2973.79119
830.87Jameson TaillonPirates1373.06003.081.37720.3433.48117
830.87Chad KuhlPirates2097.03004.921.47800.3294.61117
850.87Trevor WilliamsPirates1487.14004.741.32630.2994.47117
860.87R.A. DickeyBraves19117.16004.141.36780.2765.08116
870.87Joe BiaginiBlue Jays1182.02125.051.30700.3003.90116
880.86Ricky NolascoAngels20112.14005.131.38920.2984.61114
890.86Jerad EickhoffPhillies1793.22004.711.47870.3204.67113
900.86Brandon KintzlerTwins043.022732.721.09260.2644.06113
900.86CC SabathiaYankees1689.09003.441.28710.2724.49113
920.86Matt MooreGiants20111.13005.821.62940.3395.14112
930.86Wade DavisCubs034.022002.121.12480.2843.24110
940.86Alex ColomeRays044.222843.631.30400.2794.83110
950.85Brad HandPadres051.02332.121.00660.2872.84110
960.85Charlie MortonAstros1375.17004.181.31830.3033.75109
970.85Randall DelgadoDiamondbacks562.21113.591.18600.3023.53108
980.85Zach DaviesBrewers20109.211004.761.49730.3174.65108
990.85Jeremy HellicksonPhillies20112.16004.731.26650.2555.38108
1000.85Jim JohnsonBraves041.262274.101.27500.3243.23107
1010.84Antonio SenzatelaRockies1698.110004.671.25700.2604.47107
1020.84Jesse ChavezAngels19107.05004.881.36830.2884.68107
1030.84Ian KennedyRoyals1897.23004.611.19860.2265.04107
1040.84Bud NorrisAngels040.111522.231.07510.2753.12104
1050.84Matt GarzaBrewers1582.14003.831.26560.2764.72104
1060.84Ken GilesAstros035.212123.281.07410.2563.81103
1070.84Yusmeiro PetitAngels053.22112.850.99560.2614.08103
1080.83Brandon MaurerPadres039.112035.721.19380.3153.67103
1090.83Luis PerdomoPadres1791.24004.711.54730.3434.01102
1100.83John LackeyCubs18103.26005.041.33870.2714.64101
1110.83Mike MontgomeryCubs880.02203.831.33650.2774.40101
1120.83Brad BrachOrioles042.121642.760.92450.2203.81101
1130.83Jose UrenaMarlins1595.18003.781.26650.2505.52101
1140.82David Robertson- - -036.141312.720.91520.2362.93100
1150.82Julio TeheranBraves20115.27004.671.39860.2695.1699
1160.82Tommy Kahnle- - -039.01042.310.90660.3381.6299
1160.82Trevor CahillPadres1161.04003.691.34720.3293.3599
1180.82Erasmo RamirezRays869.14114.801.18550.2804.1398
1190.82Martin PerezRangers18101.05004.721.62680.3484.6898
1200.82Mike MinorRoyals048.15002.230.97520.2643.5898
1210.81Eduardo RodriguezRed Sox1166.14003.661.21730.2784.2198
1220.81Mike ClevingerIndians1266.05002.731.12730.2304.1898
1230.81Blake ParkerAngels043.03122.300.91580.2632.5197
1240.81Edinson VolquezMarlins1792.14004.191.42810.2784.7896
1250.81David PriceRed Sox1166.05003.821.27630.2874.4596
1260.81Cody AllenIndians038.201713.031.37510.3403.8895
1270.80Pat NeshekPhillies040.13121.120.82450.2713.1593
1270.80Chad GreenYankees140.11011.560.67540.1713.1293
1290.80Justin WilsonTigers038.131222.820.97540.2113.5493
1300.80Edwin DiazMariners041.221843.241.18590.2443.6892
1310.80Anthony SwarzakWhite Sox047.04022.301.02500.2933.6592
1320.80Tim AdlemanReds1794.15004.961.37880.2814.9192
1330.80Archie BradleyDiamondbacks045.03031.600.98520.2862.9392
1340.79Danny SalazarIndians1162.03004.791.42850.3403.3890
1350.79Ryan Madson- - -042.12131.910.80430.2452.6090
1360.79Jeff HoffmanRockies1165.16005.101.32550.2994.9690
1370.79Daniel NorrisTigers1685.04005.291.67790.3594.9190
1370.79Kevin GausmanOrioles21106.06006.111.75960.3674.7390
1390.79Jake OdorizziRays1894.26004.471.27820.2384.9689
1400.78A.J. RamosMarlins037.121923.861.26460.2644.2789
1410.78Jesse HahnAthletics1369.23005.301.51550.3264.5588
1420.78J.A. HappBlue Jays1372.03004.131.32650.2824.1488
1430.78Alex ClaudioRangers152.02422.421.02330.2583.2488
1440.78Tyler ChatwoodRockies19106.16004.741.45870.2744.4087
1450.78Andrew CashnerRangers1694.05003.641.39470.2775.2387
1460.78Hyun-Jin RyuDodgers1372.23104.211.40690.3174.0286
1470.77Ryan TeperaBlue Jays049.15113.471.05530.2484.2986
1480.77Jordan ZimmermannTigers19105.16005.811.56750.3255.2986
1490.77Seung Hwan OhCardinals044.011833.891.41410.3165.0486
1500.77Matt ShoemakerAngels1477.26004.521.30690.2764.9886

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