Fantasy Baseball Rankings for Pitchers – Week 13 Edition

If you own any of the pitchers in the top 15 of this week’s fantasy baseball rankings for pitchers, consider yourself lucky. The performance matches the skills without flaw in just about all cases. Chris Sale still owns the top spot, but Kershaw and Scherzer have climbed right on his tail with no signs of letting up anytime soon.

Jeff Samardzija continues to surprise a bit as he sits in fourth place. What’s even more surprising is that his skills actually point to improvement. His stellar K/BB rate overshadows his good, but not elite K/9 rate. His BABIP is a bit elevated and hist LOB% is quite low compared to league norms. I’m guessing there’s room for more down the second half stretch. If you get the chance to buy low, jump on it.

My personal list of unexpected pitchers in to be in the top 20 of the fantasy baseball rankings include Luis Severino, Jimmy Nelson and Lance McCullers. My personal pick still remains with my preseason pick, Chris Archer. His numbers are right in line with his skills and I expect him to compete for the remainder of the season.

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Rank Percentile Name Team GS IP W SV BS ERA WHIP SO BABIP xFIP Total
1 1.00 Chris Sale Red Sox 17 120.2 11 0 0 2.61 0.90 166 0.288 2.69 292
2 1.00 Max Scherzer Nationals 17 120.2 10 0 0 1.94 0.77 163 0.222 3.13 282
3 1.00 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 17 116.1 12 0 0 2.32 0.91 135 0.250 2.85 233
4 0.99 Jeff Samardzija Giants 17 111.0 4 0 0 4.54 1.14 122 0.322 3.04 211
5 0.99 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks 17 109.1 10 0 0 3.05 1.02 124 0.273 3.11 209
6 0.99 Chris Archer Rays 17 110.1 6 0 0 3.92 1.21 131 0.319 3.44 202
7 0.99 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 16 102.2 9 0 0 3.51 1.10 122 0.287 3.28 195
8 0.99 Luis Severino Yankees 16 99.2 5 0 0 3.52 1.11 114 0.295 3.04 186
9 0.99 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 17 111.1 6 0 0 3.15 1.12 124 0.263 3.59 185
10 0.98 Yu Darvish Rangers 17 107.0 6 0 0 3.11 1.08 115 0.253 3.79 177
11 0.98 Lance McCullers Astros 15 87.0 7 0 0 2.69 1.07 103 0.288 2.69 175
12 0.98 Michael Fulmer Tigers 15 101.2 7 0 0 3.19 1.13 78 0.287 3.96 175
13 0.98 Corey Kluber Indians 12 80.1 7 0 0 3.02 1.00 105 0.289 2.69 171
14 0.98 Carlos Carrasco Indians 16 97.2 9 0 0 3.50 1.05 103 0.271 3.57 171
15 0.98 Jacob deGrom Mets 16 104.0 8 0 0 3.55 1.22 125 0.296 3.30 171
16 0.97 Jimmy Nelson Brewers 16 97.0 6 0 0 3.43 1.25 104 0.331 3.38 170
17 0.97 Mike Leake Cardinals 16 106.0 6 0 0 2.97 1.08 72 0.263 3.76 165
18 0.97 Alex Wood Dodgers 12 73.2 9 0 0 1.83 0.91 87 0.257 2.58 164
19 0.97 Ivan Nova Pirates 16 108.0 8 0 0 3.08 1.11 60 0.277 4.11 164
20 0.97 Jason Vargas Royals 16 101.1 12 0 0 2.22 1.12 74 0.273 4.72 160
20 0.97 Jon Lester Cubs 17 102.1 5 0 0 3.69 1.23 104 0.301 3.64 160
22 0.97 Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 0 35.2 2 23 1 1.01 0.48 64 0.200 1.21 159
23 0.96 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks 16 100.0 8 0 0 3.06 1.20 128 0.267 3.82 157
24 0.96 Chase Anderson Brewers 16 90.1 6 0 0 2.89 1.11 85 0.272 4.32 151
25 0.96 Dan Straily Marlins 17 95.0 6 0 0 3.51 1.09 94 0.254 4.38 150
26 0.96 Rick Porcello Red Sox 17 105.0 4 0 0 5.06 1.51 99 0.367 4.26 147
27 0.96 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays 16 100.1 8 0 0 3.41 1.26 84 0.312 3.45 146
28 0.96 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 17 107.1 7 0 0 2.77 1.21 104 0.255 4.30 144
29 0.95 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0 34.0 4 18 0 0.79 0.53 53 0.242 2.04 144
30 0.95 Dallas Keuchel Astros 11 75.2 9 0 0 1.67 0.87 69 0.222 2.90 141
31 0.95 Ervin Santana Twins 17 111.1 10 0 0 3.07 1.09 86 0.216 4.86 140
32 0.95 Michael Pineda Yankees 16 93.1 8 0 0 4.05 1.22 91 0.294 3.49 139
33 0.95 Jake Arrieta Cubs 17 95.2 8 0 0 4.33 1.30 99 0.302 3.87 139
34 0.95 Alex Cobb Rays 17 107.2 6 0 0 4.01 1.30 73 0.296 4.65 138
35 0.94 Sean Manaea Athletics 15 86.1 7 0 0 3.75 1.20 90 0.284 3.94 137
36 0.94 Jose Quintana White Sox 17 99.0 4 0 0 4.45 1.32 99 0.297 4.21 136
37 0.94 Johnny Cueto Giants 17 105.2 6 0 0 4.26 1.33 96 0.299 4.12 134
38 0.94 Marco Estrada Blue Jays 17 96.1 4 0 0 4.86 1.41 105 0.327 4.45 132
39 0.94 Scott Feldman Reds 17 97.2 7 0 0 3.78 1.27 80 0.293 4.08 131
40 0.94 Drew Pomeranz Red Sox 16 84.0 8 0 0 3.64 1.32 92 0.322 3.61 131
41 0.93 Gerrit Cole Pirates 17 101.2 6 0 0 4.51 1.30 86 0.294 3.98 129
42 0.93 James Paxton Mariners 13 74.1 6 0 0 3.27 1.22 82 0.303 3.61 129
43 0.93 Jordan Montgomery Yankees 15 87.0 6 0 0 3.62 1.21 83 0.273 4.39 127
44 0.93 Chris Devenski Astros 0 50.1 5 3 2 2.15 0.77 70 0.223 2.55 123
45 0.93 Jhoulys Chacin Padres 17 95.2 7 0 0 4.52 1.33 82 0.296 4.25 120
46 0.93 Trevor Bauer Indians 16 87.2 7 0 0 5.24 1.38 96 0.325 3.71 120
47 0.93 Brandon McCarthy Dodgers 13 72.0 6 0 0 3.25 1.11 57 0.271 4.16 119
48 0.92 Dylan Bundy Orioles 17 103.0 8 0 0 4.02 1.24 80 0.269 5.11 119
49 0.92 Roberto Osuna Blue Jays 0 32.0 2 19 3 2.25 0.75 44 0.271 2.35 118
50 0.92 Andrew Miller Indians 0 42.1 3 2 0 1.49 0.71 65 0.225 2.34 117
51 0.92 Clayton Richard Padres 17 104.0 5 0 0 4.85 1.51 73 0.347 3.90 117
52 0.92 Kenta Maeda Dodgers 13 73.0 6 1 0 4.56 1.19 72 0.288 4.12 115
53 0.92 Zack Godley Diamondbacks 10 64.0 3 0 0 2.67 0.97 59 0.236 3.44 114
54 0.91 Sonny Gray Athletics 12 72.2 3 0 0 4.09 1.24 69 0.297 3.36 113
55 0.91 Michael Wacha Cardinals 15 80.0 5 0 0 4.16 1.43 77 0.342 3.93 113
56 0.91 JC Ramirez Angels 15 92.0 7 0 1 4.60 1.29 75 0.297 4.14 112
57 0.91 Greg Holland Rockies 0 30.1 1 26 1 1.48 0.99 40 0.242 3.65 111
58 0.91 Taijuan Walker Diamondbacks 13 76.1 6 0 0 3.30 1.34 68 0.300 4.32 111
59 0.91 Ariel Miranda Mariners 17 99.0 7 0 0 3.82 1.14 74 0.218 5.31 109
60 0.90 Joe Biagini Blue Jays 11 73.1 2 1 2 5.03 1.30 63 0.308 3.83 109
61 0.90 Jose Berrios Twins 10 65.1 7 0 0 3.44 1.07 65 0.259 4.24 108
61 0.90 Antonio Senzatela Rockies 15 92.1 9 0 0 4.58 1.22 67 0.263 4.33 108
63 0.90 Tanner Roark Nationals 17 95.2 6 0 0 5.27 1.48 78 0.323 4.48 107
64 0.90 Felipe Rivero Pirates 0 44.0 3 3 0 0.82 0.68 49 0.176 2.94 107
64 0.90 Justin Verlander Tigers 17 98.0 5 0 0 4.96 1.52 92 0.317 5.02 107
66 0.90 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees 16 90.2 6 0 0 5.56 1.40 90 0.316 3.87 106
67 0.89 Corey Knebel Brewers 0 39.2 0 13 3 1.13 1.08 68 0.288 2.71 106
67 0.89 Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 16 90.2 6 0 0 4.76 1.51 78 0.334 4.09 106
69 0.89 Ricky Nolasco Angels 17 99.2 4 0 0 4.42 1.33 83 0.289 4.56 105
70 0.89 Mike Foltynewicz Braves 15 87.0 6 0 0 3.83 1.34 76 0.290 4.58 105
70 0.89 Josh Tomlin Indians 16 86.0 4 0 0 6.17 1.49 64 0.356 4.32 105
72 0.89 Raisel Iglesias Reds 0 39.2 2 15 1 1.59 0.93 46 0.218 3.38 104
73 0.88 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 16 85.1 8 0 0 5.17 1.54 74 0.344 4.20 104
74 0.88 Addison Reed Mets 0 41.2 0 14 2 2.59 1.10 42 0.305 3.84 103
75 0.88 Lance Lynn Cardinals 16 90.0 6 0 0 3.90 1.17 86 0.218 4.55 103
76 0.88 CC Sabathia Yankees 13 75.1 7 0 0 3.46 1.25 62 0.281 4.16 102
77 0.88 Trevor Williams Pirates 11 71.1 3 0 0 4.67 1.22 51 0.282 4.51 102
78 0.88 Jaime Garcia Braves 15 93.0 2 0 0 4.35 1.33 69 0.275 4.36 102
79 0.87 Jason Hammel Royals 16 88.2 4 0 0 5.08 1.48 70 0.316 5.28 101
80 0.87 Ty Blach Giants 13 86.0 5 0 0 4.60 1.35 41 0.299 4.89 101
81 0.87 Randall Delgado Diamondbacks 5 57.2 1 1 0 3.28 1.20 55 0.307 3.47 101
82 0.87 Wade Davis Cubs 0 28.0 2 16 0 1.93 0.96 42 0.276 2.66 99
83 0.87 Jim Johnson Braves 0 36.2 6 18 6 3.68 1.12 46 0.297 3.01 98
84 0.87 Aaron Nola Phillies 11 65.1 5 0 0 4.13 1.29 64 0.305 3.77 95
85 0.86 Jesse Chavez Angels 17 96.0 5 0 0 4.97 1.34 72 0.280 4.80 95
86 0.86 Mike Fiers Astros 16 87.2 5 0 0 3.80 1.31 81 0.269 4.36 94
87 0.86 Edinson Volquez Marlins 16 88.1 4 0 0 3.97 1.39 80 0.272 4.72 94
88 0.86 Danny Duffy Royals 11 68.2 4 0 0 3.54 1.37 54 0.322 4.84 94
89 0.86 Yusmeiro Petit Angels 0 48.1 2 1 1 2.61 0.95 52 0.248 3.95 94
89 0.86 Ken Giles Astros 0 31.1 1 19 2 3.45 1.12 39 0.284 3.55 94
91 0.86 Eduardo Rodriguez Red Sox 10 61.0 4 0 0 3.54 1.15 65 0.267 4.19 94
92 0.85 Brad Peacock Astros 7 49.2 5 0 0 2.72 1.23 73 0.294 3.46 93
93 0.85 Luis Perdomo Padres 14 78.1 3 0 0 4.71 1.44 65 0.326 3.89 93
94 0.85 Tyler Chatwood Rockies 17 100.0 6 0 0 4.41 1.38 83 0.265 4.24 93
95 0.85 Brandon Kintzler Twins 0 35.1 2 21 3 2.55 1.05 24 0.265 3.88 92
96 0.85 Erasmo Ramirez Rays 8 63.1 4 1 0 4.69 1.22 50 0.292 4.08 92
97 0.85 German Marquez Rockies 13 69.1 5 0 0 4.41 1.41 62 0.316 4.80 91
98 0.84 Daniel Norris Tigers 15 81.0 4 0 0 5.00 1.62 77 0.355 4.78 91
99 0.84 Matt Moore Giants 17 95.0 3 0 0 5.78 1.62 81 0.332 5.27 91
100 0.84 Blake Parker Angels 0 36.1 3 1 2 1.98 0.91 52 0.288 2.15 89
101 0.84 Mike Montgomery Cubs 5 64.1 1 2 0 2.80 1.27 52 0.277 4.12 89
102 0.84 Brad Hand Padres 0 43.2 1 2 2 2.47 0.96 53 0.260 3.08 88
102 0.84 Jesse Hahn Athletics 13 69.2 3 0 0 5.30 1.51 55 0.326 4.54 88
104 0.83 John Lackey Cubs 16 92.2 5 0 0 5.24 1.35 83 0.271 4.58 88
105 0.83 Alex Colome Rays 0 36.1 2 21 4 3.72 1.27 34 0.282 4.70 87
106 0.83 Zach Davies Brewers 17 91.1 9 0 0 5.03 1.49 60 0.312 4.66 87
107 0.83 Matt Garza Brewers 12 66.0 3 0 0 4.36 1.29 47 0.294 4.36 87
108 0.83 Jerad Eickhoff Phillies 14 76.2 0 0 0 4.93 1.53 65 0.325 4.82 87
109 0.83 Kyle Freeland Rockies 16 93.2 8 0 0 3.84 1.45 55 0.297 4.87 86
109 0.83 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 13 72.2 3 1 0 4.21 1.40 69 0.317 4.01 86
111 0.82 Matt Shoemaker Angels 14 77.2 6 0 0 4.52 1.30 69 0.276 4.97 86
112 0.82 Cody Allen Indians 0 32.1 0 16 1 2.78 1.33 46 0.342 3.71 86
113 0.82 Jose Urena Marlins 11 76.1 6 0 0 3.42 1.23 48 0.249 5.55 86
113 0.82 Jeremy Hellickson Phillies 17 96.1 5 0 0 4.48 1.27 49 0.252 5.69 86
113 0.82 Chad Kuhl Pirates 16 75.1 2 0 0 5.26 1.49 62 0.325 4.81 86
116 0.82 J.A. Happ Blue Jays 9 51.0 2 0 0 3.71 1.18 51 0.291 3.49 86
117 0.81 Brad Brach Orioles 0 36.1 2 15 4 2.72 0.91 36 0.209 3.93 85
118 0.81 R.A. Dickey Braves 16 97.1 6 0 0 4.44 1.40 62 0.273 5.21 85
119 0.81 Charlie Morton Astros 10 57.2 5 0 0 4.06 1.37 65 0.325 3.57 84
120 0.81 David Robertson White Sox 0 30.0 4 12 1 3.00 1.00 44 0.262 3.09 84
121 0.81 Fernando Rodney Diamondbacks 0 30.1 3 21 4 4.45 1.15 34 0.260 4.03 84
121 0.81 Brandon Maurer Padres 0 32.1 0 16 2 6.12 1.24 31 0.326 3.79 84
123 0.80 Mike Minor Royals 0 40.1 4 0 0 2.01 0.99 42 0.272 3.68 83
124 0.80 Martin Perez Rangers 15 82.1 4 0 0 4.70 1.65 61 0.358 4.55 82
125 0.80 Tommy Kahnle White Sox 0 32.2 0 0 3 2.20 0.92 55 0.333 1.62 82
126 0.80 Bud Norris Angels 0 34.1 1 11 2 2.36 1.11 44 0.269 3.38 81
127 0.80 Jake Odorizzi Rays 15 79.1 5 0 0 4.08 1.25 67 0.245 4.82 81
127 0.80 Andrew Triggs Athletics 12 65.1 5 0 0 4.27 1.33 50 0.294 4.52 81
129 0.79 Derek Holland White Sox 16 87.2 5 0 0 4.52 1.47 76 0.302 4.93 81
130 0.79 Jameson Taillon Pirates 10 57.2 4 0 0 2.97 1.35 50 0.319 3.81 80
131 0.79 Jeff Hoffman Rockies 7 42.1 4 0 0 4.04 1.16 44 0.297 4.06 78
132 0.79 Kyle Hendricks Cubs 11 61.2 4 0 0 4.09 1.20 51 0.259 4.08 78
133 0.79 Joe Ross Nationals 11 63.1 4 0 0 5.12 1.45 59 0.339 4.09 78
134 0.79 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 0 36.2 3 0 1 1.23 0.90 43 0.264 2.67 77
135 0.79 Kelvin Herrera Royals 0 33.0 1 18 2 4.64 1.30 32 0.305 3.73 77
136 0.78 Julio Teheran Braves 17 96.1 6 0 0 5.14 1.42 70 0.274 5.35 77
137 0.78 Tim Adleman Reds 14 79.0 5 0 0 4.67 1.33 73 0.267 4.87 77
138 0.78 Ryan Tepera Blue Jays 0 41.2 4 1 1 3.02 1.01 43 0.245 4.35 76
139 0.78 Anthony Swarzak White Sox 0 38.0 4 0 1 2.61 1.03 39 0.295 3.71 76
139 0.78 Matt Andriese Rays 12 61.0 5 0 0 3.54 1.31 55 0.285 4.30 76
141 0.78 Justin Wilson Tigers 0 30.2 3 8 1 2.64 0.98 46 0.237 3.12 75
142 0.77 Jordan Zimmermann Tigers 16 92.0 5 0 0 5.58 1.47 65 0.304 5.29 75
143 0.77 Seung Hwan Oh Cardinals 0 36.2 1 16 3 3.68 1.34 34 0.300 4.99 75
144 0.77 Kevin Gausman Orioles 18 93.0 5 0 0 5.61 1.74 76 0.358 5.03 75
145 0.77 Chris Rusin Rockies 0 45.0 3 1 1 2.40 0.98 33 0.230 3.81 74
146 0.77 Trevor Cahill Padres 7 41.1 3 0 0 3.27 1.21 51 0.300 3.22 74
147 0.77 Mike Clevinger Indians 10 54.0 4 0 0 3.33 1.19 62 0.237 4.19 74
148 0.76 Yovani Gallardo Mariners 14 78.2 3 1 0 6.06 1.55 58 0.316 4.78 73
149 0.76 Zack Wheeler Mets 14 70.0 3 0 0 5.01 1.51 65 0.322 4.32 73
150 0.76 Rich Hill Dodgers 11 54.0 5 0 0 4.00 1.35 61 0.290 4.92 71
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