2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Week 8 – Pitcher Rankings

The fantasy baseball rankings for pitchers in week 8 of the 2017 season is filled with anomalies, surprises and expected outcomes all rolled into one. Here at the Fantasy Baseball Report, we use a pretty rigid method of establishing fantasy baseball points for our pitchers.

With that said, I’m surprise when I see a pitcher with an ERA of 4.50 and a win/loss record of 1 & 6 in the top 10. Jeff Samardzija is exactly the anomaly I speak of. However, when we look deeper, we see an xFIP of 3.20, a LOB% of 67% and a BABIP at .320. This screams unlucky to me and when I combine this with a K/9 of 10.5 and a BB/9 of 1.5, I can’t help but think there is better to come.

Surprises in this week’s edition of fantasy baseball rankings for pitchers include the continued luck of Dallas Keuchel. Call me crazy but I am not on the Keuchel bandwagon. The gaudy numbers we’re seeing 8 weeks into the season are simply not sustainable. If there was ever a sell high candidate, Keuchel is the poster boy for 2017 at the week 8 juncture. Simply put, a .223 BABIP, 88% LOB rate while barely maintaining league average Swinging Strike, First Pitch Strike, BB/9 and K/9 rates just scream negative regression sooner rather than later. All I can say at this point is SELL, SELL, SELL!

On the expected outcome side of the fence, again, we see the cream rising to the top when it comes to skills. Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, and Chris Archer are all deserving of the their top spots.

As always, your comments, feedback are always welcome. Feel free to leave your comments below and share this article with friends. Best of luck with the remainder of your fantasy baseball season.

RankPercentileNameTeamGSIPWSVBSERAWHIPSOBABIPxFIPTotal
10.998Chris SaleRed Sox1073.05002.340.811010.2612.43182
20.996Clayton KershawDodgers1176.07002.370.95780.2652.89149
30.994Zack GreinkeDiamondbacks1172.16003.241.00840.2693.05138
40.992Max ScherzerNationals1068.15002.770.94890.2473.28136
50.99Chris ArcherRays1172.14003.611.18880.3053.31134
60.988Stephen StrasburgNationals1067.16002.941.05740.2823.14134
70.987Jeff SamardzijaGiants1068.01004.501.12790.3202.89131
80.985Dallas KeuchelAstros1069.28001.810.88620.2232.76128
90.983Marco EstradaBlue Jays1168.24003.151.11780.2863.65124
100.981Lance McCullersAstros1165.16002.481.06730.2722.75122
110.979Michael FulmerTigers1068.05002.651.10540.2803.85118
120.977Ivan NovaPirates1070.05002.831.09370.2863.70117
130.975Jacob deGromMets1064.04003.231.25860.3242.84114
140.974Mike LeakeCardinals961.15001.910.93420.2363.45109
150.972Alex WoodDodgers848.06001.691.00600.2812.33107
160.97Carlos CarrascoIndians958.14002.930.94580.2413.33106
170.968Johnny CuetoGiants1170.05004.371.23680.2923.55105
180.966Rick PorcelloRed Sox1168.13004.211.48680.3703.87104
190.964Carlos MartinezCardinals1065.03003.321.14710.2583.43104
200.962Michael PinedaYankees1059.26003.321.04660.2622.94102
210.961Luis SeverinoYankees955.03003.111.05610.2682.92100
220.959Jason VargasRoyals1060.16002.391.13510.2814.39100
230.957Ervin SantanaTwins1070.07001.800.83500.1364.72100
240.955Jon LesterCubs1165.13003.861.33670.3243.5698
250.953Yu DarvishRangers1169.25002.971.16720.2443.9398
260.951Craig KimbrelRed Sox021.221310.830.37400.1610.8596
270.95Danny DuffyRoyals1168.24003.541.37540.3224.6494
280.948Robbie RayDiamondbacks1060.04003.451.20740.2653.7594
290.946Andrew TriggsAthletics1058.05002.641.14450.2694.2192
300.944Eduardo RodriguezRed Sox955.14002.771.12590.2674.0292
310.942Gerrit ColePirates1166.22003.651.20550.2783.8490
320.94Dylan BundyOrioles1064.25002.921.14460.2614.6788
330.938Alex CobbRays1168.24003.671.30490.2924.2187
340.937JC RamirezAngels961.15013.381.16470.2833.8487
350.935Jimmy NelsonBrewers1056.13003.831.35540.3333.7186
360.929Marcus StromanBlue Jays1062.25003.301.39510.3413.4485
360.929Jose QuintanaWhite Sox1061.22004.821.30600.2934.3685
360.929Jake ArrietaCubs1056.25004.921.36640.3403.5885
390.927Clayton RichardPadres1168.23004.331.43500.3363.4685
400.925Josh TomlinIndians1056.03005.791.30390.3353.7385
410.92Greg HollandRockies019.201901.370.81280.2432.4884
410.92James PaxtonMariners637.23001.430.98450.2773.0984
410.92Charlie MortonAstros1057.25004.061.37650.3253.4084
440.918Brandon McCarthyDodgers846.25003.281.09410.2793.4981
450.916Scott FeldmanReds1161.14004.261.30510.3003.9479
460.914Kenley JansenDodgers019.02801.420.68340.3430.8879
470.911Lance LynnCardinals1058.14002.931.06530.2124.2278
470.911Tanner RoarkNationals1058.14004.321.32500.2984.0178
490.907Antonio SenzatelaRockies1062.07003.191.15370.2494.5478
490.907Taijuan WalkerDiamondbacks952.04003.461.29460.2944.0578
510.905Jesse HahnAthletics849.21003.811.29410.2924.1377
520.903Chase AndersonBrewers1055.23003.721.35520.3064.4477
530.901Dan StrailyMarlins1054.03003.831.07540.2054.7076
540.9Derek HollandWhite Sox1060.24002.371.24520.2574.7375
550.896Joe BiaginiBlue Jays542.01123.641.07370.2773.1874
550.896Jerad EickhoffPhillies1057.00004.741.46510.3264.4174
570.894Trevor CahillPadres741.13003.271.21510.3003.0574
580.892Chris DevenskiAstros029.03213.100.90470.2782.0173
590.89Matt AndrieseRays1058.15003.241.27520.2724.0873
600.888Adam WainwrightCardinals1055.25004.201.54480.3554.0572
610.887Michael WachaCardinals846.22003.661.24440.3153.5671
620.883Ken GilesAstros020.111413.100.98250.2713.0071
620.883Matt ShoemakerAngels1161.14004.261.27580.2674.6971
640.881Kyle HendricksCubs952.24003.251.16430.2483.9669
650.877Noah SyndergaardMets527.11003.291.10320.3542.1968
650.877Sean ManaeaAthletics841.13004.351.11450.2433.8468
670.875Nathan KarnsRoyals845.12004.171.19510.2833.5068
680.874Jhoulys ChacinPadres1157.24005.771.46490.3204.0467
690.872Miguel GonzalezWhite Sox1063.04004.431.40390.2945.1267
700.868Andrew MillerIndians025.03000.360.72330.2322.6567
700.868Justin VerlanderTigers1061.04004.871.41580.2845.1667
720.866Raisel IglesiasReds026.11900.680.99300.2203.3466
730.864Erasmo RamirezRays337.03102.920.86270.2183.6666
740.861Ariel MirandaMariners1053.14004.221.26510.2624.4465
740.861John LackeyCubs1057.14005.181.45600.3133.9365
760.859Tyler AndersonRockies1055.03005.401.38560.3093.5765
770.857Jordan MontgomeryYankees846.02004.301.24430.2744.6665
780.855Kenta MaedaDodgers844.14005.081.24440.2953.8964
790.853Drew PomeranzRed Sox944.04004.701.39560.3243.3864
800.851Cody AllenIndians019.201312.291.37300.4003.5164
810.846Alex ColomeRays024.111321.850.95200.2124.3364
810.846Ross StriplingDodgers028.10112.541.16330.3602.7164
810.846Martin PerezRangers1057.12003.771.53400.3334.4164
840.844Trevor BauerIndians950.04006.301.42590.3283.4164
850.842Jake OdorizziRays948.23003.141.07410.2234.2363
860.84Patrick CorbinDiamondbacks1161.14005.141.55500.3304.1563
870.838Luis PerdomoPadres843.10005.611.48420.3623.2462
880.837CC SabathiaYankees1057.05004.421.40460.2904.3662
890.835Wade DavisCubs018.121000.980.76240.1842.9761
900.833Bud NorrisAngels024.21922.921.01320.2453.2061
910.831Danny SalazarIndians1052.13005.501.59730.3613.5261
920.827Zack WheelerMets949.13003.831.32450.2764.0760
920.827Masahiro TanakaYankees1055.15005.861.48520.3313.8860
940.824Ryan TeperaBlue Jays029.13102.760.89300.2244.1559
940.824Jaime GarciaBraves955.12003.581.27380.2424.4859
960.822Joe MusgroveAstros1053.14004.891.43430.3144.4459
970.82Mike MinorRoyals026.22001.690.86280.2503.2958
980.818Jesse ChavezAngels1058.14005.091.32460.2774.3858
990.814Brad HandPadres028.00211.931.00360.2383.1758
990.814Gio GonzalezNationals1062.03002.901.37540.2644.5858
1010.812Jim JohnsonBraves020.221033.480.97220.2782.4457
1020.811Kendall GravemanAthletics847.02003.831.28320.2864.3257
1030.809Kyle FreelandRockies1057.25003.431.37360.2714.5857
1040.807Ty BlachGiants749.13003.831.18190.2504.8757
1050.805Chris RusinRockies028.02102.250.86240.2243.0557
1060.803Ricky NolascoAngels1057.22004.371.30510.2694.4356
1070.801Corey KnebelBrewers023.20321.141.06410.3082.1456
1080.8Daniel NorrisTigers949.12004.381.62440.3424.6356
1090.796Madison BumgarnerGiants427.00003.001.07280.2993.2756
1090.796Tyler ChatwoodRockies1060.04004.501.33490.2563.9056
1110.794Mike FoltynewiczBraves950.23004.441.44410.3124.2555
1120.79Felipe RiveroPirates025.22000.700.78280.2102.7955
1120.79Roberto OsunaBlue Jays018.22932.890.91210.2982.7455
1140.788Matt MooreGiants1058.02005.281.53490.3114.9155
1150.787German MarquezRockies740.24003.761.38350.3064.4254
1160.783Anthony SwarzakWhite Sox023.12001.160.64260.1843.1254
1160.783Blake ParkerAngels022.10012.821.12350.3601.8254
1180.781Tommy KahnleWhite Sox020.00011.350.75370.2760.9254
1190.779David RobertsonWhite Sox018.23712.410.91260.2503.0354
1200.777Yusmeiro PetitAngels030.21012.351.04350.2533.9353
1210.775Addison ReedMets025.20623.511.09280.2943.4553
1220.774Wade LeBlancPirates030.03122.700.97240.2443.2753
1230.772Matt CainGiants1054.23004.451.50360.3035.0252
1240.768Dellin BetancesYankees017.13510.520.98320.2961.5752
1240.768Josh FieldsDodgers021.12100.840.84260.2652.9152
1260.766Justin WilsonTigers020.01313.150.85330.2432.1852
1270.762Tyler DuffeyTwins025.20002.100.94270.2503.1552
1270.762Joe SmithBlue Jays023.20003.421.18360.3802.0752
1290.759Brandon KintzlerTwins022.221322.781.28160.3034.0251
1290.759Vince VelasquezPhillies948.22005.551.46520.3103.9551
1310.757Hector SantiagoTwins1056.14004.311.35400.2625.5151
1320.755Trevor RosenthalCardinals018.11312.450.93310.2861.6451
1330.751Matt GarzaBrewers635.02003.601.14270.2773.9050
1330.751Bartolo ColonBraves1053.02006.961.58340.3414.7850
1350.75Archie BradleyDiamondbacks022.01001.230.82280.2342.3850
1360.746Wade MileyOrioles1053.21003.021.51510.2954.0949
1360.746Jeremy HellicksonPhillies1054.25004.281.15220.2225.5949
1380.744Zack GodleyDiamondbacks531.21001.991.04260.2443.2349
1390.742Corey KluberIndians637.13005.061.37410.3203.6549
1400.74Kelvin HerreraRoyals021.011123.861.24220.2983.2948
1410.738Randall DelgadoDiamondbacks130.21103.821.14270.2673.6848
1420.737Chad KuhlPirates1044.11006.291.62360.3524.9648
1430.733Chris HatcherDodgers026.00003.461.23310.3333.3248
1430.733Brad BrachOrioles023.00933.521.04240.2263.9648
1450.731Yovani GallardoMariners1054.22005.761.59410.3204.4847
1460.729Julio TeheranBraves1055.13004.881.46420.2835.3447
1470.724Seung Hwan OhCardinals024.011123.001.42220.2965.1847
1470.724Jose TorresPadres024.02114.131.00260.2743.7447
1470.724Tim AdlemanReds740.03004.951.25340.2664.5347
1500.722Sonny GrayAthletics529.22003.341.08280.2503.2146
1510.72Tyler SkaggsAngels529.11003.991.26290.3163.8146
1520.718Brandon MaurerPadres020.00626.301.30230.3642.6946
1530.716Matt BushRangers017.22611.021.02210.2733.5046
1540.714Jake McGeeRockies019.00111.890.95270.2792.5946
1550.712Jharel CottonAthletics843.23005.561.44400.2965.0245
1560.711Will HarrisAstros021.21212.490.97220.2763.3845
1570.707Adam WarrenYankees026.11132.730.84230.1864.2545
1570.707Jameson TaillonPirates635.12003.311.33300.3003.7645
1590.705Robert GsellmanMets844.22016.451.66330.3554.2345
1600.703Wandy PeraltaReds021.22002.490.83270.1962.7644
1610.701Jose BerriosTwins321.23001.660.55220.1064.0143
1620.7Nick VincentMariners022.12002.420.94170.2624.2043
1630.696Mark MelanconGiants014.101022.511.26120.3643.1043
1630.696Hector NerisPhillies023.12413.091.07240.2633.8243
1650.694Brad PeacockAstros120.22000.870.97300.2053.2442
1660.692Paul SewaldMets019.10002.331.24220.3772.9642
1670.685Shane GreeneTigers024.01011.131.08270.2543.8242
1670.685Jose UrenaMarlins543.03003.141.28270.2465.5742
1670.685Hyun-Jin RyuDodgers740.02104.281.50380.3244.0342
1670.685Phil HughesTwins947.04005.741.51300.3165.2442
1710.683Ian KennedyRoyals842.20004.431.15360.1935.1342
1720.681Jacob BarnesBrewers024.11212.961.15250.2583.3042
1730.679Wily PeraltaBrewers845.05005.801.51380.3114.5642
1740.677Jason HammelRoyals946.21005.981.69380.3495.3041
1750.675Fernando RodneyDiamondbacks018.211326.751.50180.3084.6941
1760.674Koda GloverNationals015.10512.350.91130.2733.2841
1770.672Brian DuensingCubs022.00003.271.18260.3213.0341
1780.67Matt AlbersNationals019.12211.400.78180.2003.0840
1790.668Andrew ChafinDiamondbacks017.01002.121.00250.2971.8640
1800.666Aroldis ChapmanYankees012.21713.551.42210.4142.4439
1810.661Nick GoodyIndians018.10000.000.71170.1864.1039
1810.661Andrew CashnerRangers952.12002.921.36230.2505.4739
1810.661Nick MartinezRangers740.11004.691.31230.2754.8339
1840.655Alec AsherOrioles331.01003.771.23230.2814.9939
1840.655Aaron NolaPhillies529.02004.341.38250.3253.9139
1840.655Zach EflinPhillies847.00006.131.43250.3015.0039
1870.653Joakim SoriaRoyals022.22031.591.24280.3332.5739
1880.648Liam HendriksAthletics020.11013.541.08220.2813.0239
1880.648Michael LorenzenReds025.13113.551.22220.2843.8739
1880.648Zach DaviesBrewers1052.15005.331.64390.3354.8039
1910.646James PazosMariners021.01022.141.14270.2942.6938
1920.644Matt BoydTigers1051.22005.401.74360.3494.8538
1930.642Heath HembreeRed Sox024.10004.071.48240.3644.1138
1940.64Chase WhitleyRays021.21101.660.83140.1695.2037
1950.638Mike MontgomeryCubs033.10102.431.29230.2444.4937
1960.637Tyler ClippardYankees020.20121.741.02280.2223.4236
1970.633Ryan MadsonAthletics019.11121.861.03190.2942.5636
1970.633Derek LawGiants022.13413.221.43200.3334.4336
1990.629Jose RamirezBraves022.02032.050.82190.2043.9836
1990.629Jonathan HolderYankees020.01013.601.25210.3393.4936
2010.625Michael FelizAstros021.11012.531.03290.2223.5736
2010.625Tony WatsonPirates021.131023.381.64160.3384.7536
2030.624Wei-Yin ChenMarlins527.02004.331.19200.2534.7436
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