2017 Fantasy baseball rankings for pitchers in week 6 finds Chris Sale still hanging onto the top spot, followed by Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw to round out the top 3. The skills from this top 3 set of fantasy baseball all stars is well supported by stellar core skills, high swinging strike rates along with outstanding first pitch strike rates. Kershaw’s numbers are actually the weakest among the top 3 which could be considered a surprise although this group of pitchers is really really good.

In the next tier we see Keuchel and Samardzija followed by Grienke and Archer. Of these 4 pitchers, I’m picking Keuchel to be the one who falls out of the top tiers due to his 92% LOB and .209 BABIP, both of which should regress in the other direction sooner rather than later. On the hand, Samardzija is turning out be quite the surprise exhibiting great control, a high K/9 with extremely low LOB of 59% and a BABIP .343. Of the two, I’d be holding on to Samardzija while trying to sell high on Keuchel.

As always, sharing is welcome and if you’ve got an opinion, I’d love to hear it so feel free to drop a comment below. Until next week, good luck with all your fantasy baseball teams.

RankPercentileNameTeamGSIPWSVBSERAWHIPSOBABIPxFIPTotal
10.998Chris SaleRed Sox858.24002.150.77850.2432.28147.4
20.996Max ScherzerNationals854.24002.800.95700.2623.25111.9
30.994Clayton KershawDodgers855.26002.430.95570.2662.86107.9
40.992Dallas KeuchelAstros858.26001.690.87500.2092.96101.9
50.99Jeff SamardzijaGiants853.01005.261.21630.3432.76101.0
60.988Zack GreinkeDiamondbacks851.24002.791.03580.2852.9099.4
70.986Chris ArcherRays853.13003.041.13590.2963.5799.2
80.984Carlos CarrascoIndians748.14001.860.77460.2112.9496.7
90.982Ivan NovaPirates854.13002.481.03330.2753.7092.2
100.98Jason VargasRoyals744.25001.010.92390.2643.7091.9
110.978Lance McCullersAstros848.13002.981.12570.3032.4591.7
120.976Gerrit ColePirates850.01003.061.06470.2653.3384.5
130.974James PaxtonMariners637.23001.430.98450.2773.0584.4
140.972Marco EstradaBlue Jays849.02003.121.16530.2833.9182.0
150.968Dylan BundyOrioles851.25002.261.03360.2534.4181.9
150.968Stephen StrasburgNationals746.23003.281.16450.2973.5281.9
170.966Alex WoodDodgers635.24002.271.01480.2822.1380.9
180.964Michael FulmerTigers746.04002.541.00420.2383.6779.5
190.963Jacob deGromMets848.22004.071.36670.3452.8679.4
200.961Michael PinedaYankees741.13003.270.99500.2702.4378.7
210.959Ervin SantanaTwins854.06001.500.81410.1284.4877.5
220.957Mike LeakeCardinals746.14001.940.99320.2373.6177.2
230.955Rick PorcelloRed Sox849.12004.011.34520.3273.7276.7
240.953Craig KimbrelRed Sox016.221111.080.48330.2270.4975.4
250.951Greg HollandRockies017.001601.060.82230.2652.3774.5
260.949Charlie MortonAstros845.15003.971.37540.3363.2974.2
270.945Trevor CahillPadres741.13003.271.21510.3003.0173.7
270.945Marcus StromanBlue Jays851.13003.331.38400.3493.4773.7
290.943Yu DarvishRangers851.23002.961.12520.2403.6472.9
300.941Luis SeverinoYankees742.02003.861.07470.2672.8372.5
310.939Andrew TriggsAthletics740.25002.211.03310.2543.8072.4
320.937Johnny CuetoGiants852.04004.151.23460.2773.8771.5
330.935Danny DuffyRoyals850.22003.381.34350.3204.6669.9
340.933Taijuan WalkerDiamondbacks846.03003.911.35430.3143.8869.5
350.931Carlos MartinezCardinals848.23003.881.29570.2823.3969.4
360.929Noah SyndergaardMets527.11003.291.10320.3542.1668.2
370.928Jesse HahnAthletics642.21002.741.17330.2564.3065.4
380.926Tanner RoarkNationals846.13003.881.23390.2774.0465.2
390.924Jon LesterCubs847.01003.451.40490.3313.5865.0
400.922Kenley JansenDodgers014.22701.230.75280.3930.4564.9
410.92Chris DevenskiAstros023.12213.090.81430.2631.1763.7
420.918John LackeyCubs742.03004.291.31460.3103.3562.0
430.916Jake ArrietaCubs844.24005.441.46490.3553.6961.4
440.914Chase AndersonBrewers739.12002.971.32340.3164.1360.7
450.91Alex CobbRays849.13003.651.28310.2844.2660.2
450.91Nathan KarnsRoyals740.12004.461.21480.2863.2060.2
470.908Michael WachaCardinals636.22003.191.15340.2993.5759.9
480.906Josh TomlinIndians738.12005.871.33270.3443.3959.7
490.904Antonio SenzatelaRockies849.06003.311.16290.2484.6459.5
500.902Scott FeldmanReds847.22003.591.22340.2694.1558.9
510.9Justin VerlanderTigers848.13004.471.43490.2954.8858.2
520.896Eduardo RodriguezRed Sox635.11002.801.13420.2633.6557.7
520.896Kenta MaedaDodgers739.13005.031.17400.2743.6657.7
540.894JC RamirezAngels640.23014.201.25370.3043.7556.9
550.892Joe BiaginiBlue Jays227.21122.280.87240.2672.8456.9
560.889Jose QuintanaWhite Sox849.12004.381.42460.3014.6756.7
560.889Robbie RayDiamondbacks845.12004.571.43590.3083.5956.7
580.887Patrick CorbinDiamondbacks845.13004.171.39360.2994.1155.7
590.885Madison BumgarnerGiants427.00003.001.07280.2993.2255.5
600.883Danny SalazarIndians736.12005.201.57530.3953.2654.7
610.879Wade DavisCubs015.12800.000.65200.1612.8053.7
610.879Raisel IglesiasReds020.11700.890.89220.2223.1953.7
630.877Matt AndrieseRays845.13003.181.32420.2723.9352.7
640.875Kendall GravemanAthletics741.02003.951.24270.2854.4052.0
650.873Cody AllenIndians014.20901.231.36260.4333.2751.9
660.871Anthony SwarzakWhite Sox018.12000.000.27210.0882.6051.7
670.869Bud NorrisAngels020.01723.151.00250.2673.0551.5
680.867Dan StrailyMarlins738.01004.031.08370.1964.7150.5
690.865Jimmy NelsonBrewers738.11003.991.36330.3064.2150.2
700.863Kyle FreelandRockies740.03002.931.33260.2724.1749.5
710.859Kyle HendricksCubs739.22003.401.21340.2553.9349.4
710.859Jhoulys ChacinPadres845.24005.121.36350.2874.3149.4
730.857Corey KluberIndians637.13005.061.37410.3203.6049.2
740.856Lance LynnCardinals739.14002.751.19360.2404.3648.7
750.852Gio GonzalezNationals851.03002.471.29410.2434.7048.5
750.852Jesse ChavezAngels742.02004.291.29350.2764.3248.5
770.85Ken GilesAstros015.111014.111.17180.3083.3448.2
780.848Hector SantiagoTwins845.04003.801.29320.2585.2948.0
790.846Derek HollandWhite Sox740.23002.431.16330.2175.1347.9
800.844Ariel MirandaMariners841.13004.791.33380.2804.4447.7
810.842Justin WilsonTigers015.21201.150.51260.1201.7447.4
820.838Corey KnebelBrewers019.00110.950.95300.2942.2447.0
820.838Zach EflinPhillies532.00002.811.00170.2354.6847.0
840.836Jake OdorizziRays631.02002.610.81240.1604.0346.5
850.83Wade MileyOrioles736.21002.451.39430.2913.7746.4
850.83Ricky NolascoAngels845.22004.341.29410.2784.2446.4
850.83Jerad EickhoffPhillies739.20004.761.41350.2944.7746.4
880.826A.J. GriffinRangers634.14003.151.02300.2094.8146.2
880.826Tyler SkaggsAngels529.11003.991.26290.3163.7646.2
900.822Matt ShoemakerAngels844.02004.501.25410.2394.9646.0
900.822Trevor BauerIndians739.03006.921.51440.3503.5846.0
920.821Miguel GonzalezWhite Sox744.23003.831.41280.2955.2045.9
930.817Jordan MontgomeryYankees634.12004.191.40330.3164.7345.7
930.817Adam WainwrightCardinals842.13005.311.75360.3904.0145.7
950.815Matt MooreGiants846.02005.671.54400.3174.7645.5
960.813Clayton RichardPadres847.22004.341.51320.3313.7445.4
970.803Trevor RosenthalCardinals014.11301.880.91250.3331.0845.2
970.803Mike MinorRoyals020.10002.210.89200.2693.2645.2
970.803Jameson TaillonPirates635.12003.311.33300.3003.7245.2
970.803Julio TeheranBraves846.13004.081.42340.2835.3345.2
970.803Yovani GallardoMariners739.11004.581.45270.3104.2345.2
1020.801Alex ColomeRays017.00922.120.94140.2223.9045.0
1030.799Ian KennedyRoyals635.20003.031.07310.2004.8244.9
1040.795Andrew MillerIndians017.12000.000.75230.2312.5744.7
1040.795Chris RusinRockies021.12102.530.89190.2412.7344.7
1060.793Masahiro TanakaYankees845.05005.801.44350.3124.2044.5
1070.791Tyler AndersonRockies842.02006.431.48420.3223.7144.0
1080.789Luis PerdomoPadres528.10004.131.38250.3463.2843.7
1090.787Ryan TeperaBlue Jays023.03103.520.96230.2224.1943.5
1100.785Brandon McCarthyDodgers529.03003.101.21250.2913.7743.0
1110.784Mike FoltynewiczBraves635.21004.041.35310.2924.1942.9
1120.782Ross StriplingDodgers020.20013.481.40260.4292.5142.4
1130.778Brandon KintzlerTwins017.011012.121.12100.2554.4742.0
1130.778Phil HughesTwins738.04004.741.42230.3105.1542.0
1150.776Felipe RiveroPirates020.21000.870.82220.2203.0541.9
1160.772Brad HandPadres021.00001.710.90270.1962.9041.5
1160.772Roberto OsunaBlue Jays015.02533.000.80180.2782.3741.5
1180.77Jeremy HellicksonPhillies843.24003.711.10180.2185.5141.4
1190.764Archie BradleyDiamondbacks018.21001.450.86250.2562.3041.4
1190.764Erasmo RamirezRays124.22002.920.81180.2003.3941.4
1190.764Addison ReedMets018.20413.860.96230.2892.3441.4
1220.762Zack WheelerMets632.12004.181.21290.2443.8540.7
1230.758Tyler ChatwoodRockies848.03005.251.35370.2663.8240.5
1230.758Drew PomeranzRed Sox734.03005.291.44390.3113.7740.5
1250.752Wandy PeraltaReds016.02001.130.63220.1671.9540.0
1250.752Joe SmithBlue Jays018.00002.001.11260.3422.2440.0
1250.752Jharel CottonAthletics738.03005.681.53350.3194.7140.0
1280.75Yusmeiro PetitAngels022.20012.381.01240.2594.1839.9
1290.747Blake ParkerAngels017.10013.631.21270.3661.9039.7
1290.747Sean ManaeaAthletics524.11005.181.19270.2623.8639.7
1310.743Adam WarrenYankees021.01011.290.81200.1704.1439.5
1310.743Amir GarrettReds636.03004.251.19280.2354.5539.5
1330.741Aroldis ChapmanYankees012.21713.551.42210.4142.4139.4
1340.739Brad BrachOrioles019.00823.791.16180.2554.2339.0
1350.737Brandon MaurerPadres015.00526.001.13200.3611.7538.5
1360.731Josh FieldsDodgers014.10100.630.91190.3032.5038.2
1360.731Matt BoydTigers739.12003.891.45290.2864.9038.2
1360.731Daniel NorrisTigers737.12004.341.74310.3584.8438.2
1390.727Jim JohnsonBraves014.02623.861.07170.3142.1838.0
1390.727Martin PerezRangers844.01003.891.70280.3474.6938.0
1410.725Wade LeBlancPirates021.22112.080.92160.2223.4637.9
1420.723Vince VelasquezPhillies738.12005.631.38390.2734.2037.7
1430.721Bartolo ColonBraves738.21007.221.42260.3114.7837.4
1440.719Jose TorresPadres016.01115.060.94200.2933.1637.0
1450.717Tommy KahnleWhite Sox013.00011.380.77250.3330.5036.5
1460.715David RobertsonWhite Sox012.22512.130.95200.2502.6235.9
1470.712Wei-Yin ChenMarlins527.02004.331.19200.2534.6835.5
1470.712German MarquezRockies424.01004.881.29210.2924.0035.5
1490.708Nick VincentMariners018.21002.890.91150.2504.0335.4
1490.708Randall DelgadoDiamondbacks023.21004.181.18210.2783.5135.4
1510.706Michael LorenzenReds020.12113.541.08180.2633.6435.2
1520.704Chad KuhlPirates731.01005.811.61250.3515.0535.0
1530.696Matt AlbersNationals014.22210.610.55130.1672.7634.9
1530.696Matt BushRangers013.22411.320.95180.2583.4334.9
1530.696Matt GarzaBrewers423.22002.661.18190.2993.5934.9
1530.696Seung Hwan OhCardinals018.211012.891.39130.2715.6634.9
1570.694Kelvin HerreraRoyals016.01813.381.00130.2093.8334.5
1580.692Chris HatcherDodgers019.00003.791.37230.3653.2433.0
1590.686Matt CainGiants735.22004.541.51270.2974.9932.9
1590.686Joe MusgroveAstros737.22005.021.38280.2794.5532.9
1590.686Jason HammelRoyals734.21005.971.76310.3695.1832.9
1620.684Will HarrisAstros016.21112.701.14160.3273.4632.9
1630.68Jose UrenaMarlins227.11001.981.17140.2595.0032.7
1630.68Zach DaviesBrewers840.14005.801.74340.3594.8032.7
1650.678Jonathan HolderYankees015.21011.721.15160.3403.1632.4
1660.677CC SabathiaYankees739.02005.771.51270.2934.7532.0
1670.675Liam HendriksAthletics016.11013.861.04160.2773.0131.7
1680.671Mike MontgomeryCubs025.00001.081.28200.2664.3231.5
1680.671Wily PeraltaBrewers840.04006.081.55320.3114.7231.5
1700.669Carl Edwards Jr.Cubs015.11001.170.78220.1482.1931.2
1710.667J.A. HappBlue Jays316.00004.501.13200.3112.2931.0
1720.663Cole HamelsRangers532.22003.031.13150.2195.2030.9
1720.663Robert GsellmanMets735.22007.071.79270.3684.1930.9
1740.659Heath HembreeRed Sox018.20004.341.61200.3873.8030.9
1740.659Felix HernandezMariners526.22004.731.58220.3883.3030.9
1760.655Tyler DuffeyTwins017.00002.121.12150.2803.9030.5
1760.655Edwin DiazMariners015.01724.201.13200.2193.5330.5
1780.651Matt BowmanCardinals016.21003.240.90130.2393.3730.4
1780.651Hector NerisPhillies018.21413.861.18170.2864.0530.4
1800.645Tony WatsonPirates016.22811.621.56130.3214.6529.9
1800.645Joakim SoriaRoyals017.22032.041.19240.3252.3129.9
1800.645Hyun-Jin RyuDodgers630.21004.991.60330.3453.8829.9
1830.642Tyler ClippardYankees015.10121.170.78210.1613.0829.7
1830.642Bronson ArroyoReds736.13005.941.32250.2524.8929.7
1850.64Jose LeclercRangers011.20102.310.94180.2502.9329.4
1860.638Tim AdlemanReds527.12005.271.32260.2844.4229.2
1870.634Derek LawGiants018.03313.001.50160.3524.2429.0
1870.634Brian DuensingCubs016.00003.941.25190.3572.8929.0
1890.632Zach McAllisterIndians014.20001.231.02200.2503.1728.9
1900.626Jose RamirezBraves016.01011.130.75150.1713.8528.5
1900.626Blake SnellRays842.00004.711.62340.2985.0128.5
1900.626Tommy Milone- - -426.01105.881.50210.3334.1728.5
1930.624Edinson VolquezMarlins734.20004.411.67370.3304.5328.4
1940.622Nick GoodyIndians012.20000.000.55120.1484.0428.4
1950.62Blake WoodReds017.10013.121.21170.2983.0328.2
1960.618Danny BarnesBlue Jays013.10001.350.98130.2703.4928.2
1970.612Chase WhitleyRays015.21101.720.70100.1255.3427.9
1970.612Ryan MadsonAthletics013.20111.981.17140.3332.6027.9
1970.612Drew StorenReds016.21122.161.08170.2733.6727.9
2000.61David HernandezAngels010.10000.870.48100.2173.3127.7

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