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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.

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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 20 141.1 12 0 0 2.48 0.89 200 0.289 2.65 347
2 1.00 Max Scherzer Nationals 20 139.1 11 0 0 2.26 0.84 192 0.237 3.07 314
3 1.00 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 21 141.1 15 0 0 2.04 0.88 168 0.251 2.73 298
4 0.99 Chris Archer Rays 21 136.0 7 0 0 3.77 1.24 167 0.326 3.43 247
5 0.99 Corey Kluber Indians 16 108.1 8 0 0 2.74 0.96 149 0.288 2.46 241
6 0.99 Jeff Samardzija Giants 20 128.1 4 0 0 5.05 1.20 138 0.333 3.15 232
7 0.99 Luis Severino Yankees 19 120.2 6 0 0 3.21 1.11 136 0.297 3.15 228
8 0.99 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks 19 121.1 11 0 0 2.97 1.05 134 0.279 3.23 226
9 0.99 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 20 121.2 10 0 0 3.25 1.12 141 0.283 3.52 224
10 0.98 Yu Darvish Rangers 21 133.1 6 0 0 3.44 1.12 143 0.264 3.77 216
11 0.98 Jimmy Nelson Brewers 20 120.2 8 0 0 3.43 1.23 132 0.330 3.24 214
12 0.98 Carlos Carrasco Indians 19 117.0 10 0 0 3.62 1.10 130 0.292 3.43 208
13 0.98 Jacob deGrom Mets 19 125.2 11 0 0 3.37 1.18 144 0.289 3.37 206
14 0.98 Michael Fulmer Tigers 19 126.1 10 0 0 3.35 1.11 89 0.272 4.18 205
15 0.98 Carlos Martinez Cardinals 20 129.1 6 0 0 3.34 1.18 136 0.271 3.71 200
16 0.98 Alex Wood Dodgers 15 91.1 11 0 0 2.17 0.97 105 0.261 2.81 190
17 0.97 Jon Lester Cubs 21 123.0 7 0 0 3.95 1.24 126 0.299 3.54 188
18 0.97 Rick Porcello Red Sox 21 133.1 4 0 0 4.52 1.40 121 0.337 4.34 188
19 0.97 Lance McCullers Astros 18 100.2 7 0 0 3.67 1.23 114 0.323 2.93 186
20 0.97 Ivan Nova Pirates 20 131.2 10 0 0 3.62 1.16 78 0.284 4.08 184
21 0.97 Marcus Stroman Blue Jays 20 126.2 9 0 0 2.98 1.26 105 0.308 3.55 183
22 0.97 James Paxton Mariners 16 94.1 9 0 0 3.05 1.14 107 0.299 3.45 180
23 0.96 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks 19 117.0 9 0 0 3.15 1.23 149 0.272 3.89 178
24 0.96 Jose Quintana - - - 20 117.1 6 0 0 4.22 1.26 128 0.298 3.90 177
25 0.96 Alex Cobb Rays 20 131.0 8 0 0 3.57 1.20 84 0.271 4.56 173
26 0.96 Gerrit Cole Pirates 20 120.2 7 0 0 4.18 1.24 108 0.295 3.79 173
27 0.96 Dan Straily Marlins 20 113.1 7 0 0 3.49 1.13 105 0.264 4.52 171
28 0.96 Gio Gonzalez Nationals 20 127.1 8 0 0 2.83 1.20 119 0.252 4.32 171
29 0.96 Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 0 41.0 2 24 3 1.32 0.56 73 0.219 1.39 168
30 0.95 Kenley Jansen Dodgers 0 42.1 4 24 1 1.49 0.64 62 0.250 2.25 167
31 0.95 Sean Manaea Athletics 18 106.0 8 0 0 3.82 1.25 103 0.296 4.19 165
32 0.95 Jake Arrieta Cubs 20 114.0 9 0 0 4.11 1.26 111 0.288 4.03 162
33 0.95 Michael Wacha Cardinals 18 100.2 7 0 0 3.93 1.31 100 0.325 3.75 156
34 0.95 Jason Vargas Royals 19 114.0 12 0 0 3.08 1.24 84 0.285 4.90 155
35 0.95 Aaron Nola Phillies 15 93.1 7 0 0 3.37 1.19 97 0.294 3.56 154
36 0.94 Mike Leake Cardinals 19 116.2 6 0 0 3.39 1.28 77 0.293 3.99 154
37 0.94 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees 20 115.2 7 0 0 5.37 1.34 118 0.317 3.73 152
38 0.94 Chase Anderson Brewers 16 90.1 6 0 0 2.89 1.11 85 0.272 4.33 151
39 0.94 Zack Godley Diamondbacks 13 81.1 3 0 0 3.32 1.02 84 0.257 3.21 149
40 0.94 Drew Pomeranz Red Sox 19 102.2 10 0 0 3.51 1.34 108 0.315 3.89 149
41 0.94 Adam Wainwright Cardinals 20 110.1 11 0 0 4.89 1.42 95 0.325 4.05 148
42 0.94 Sonny Gray Athletics 15 91.0 6 0 0 3.66 1.18 85 0.282 3.41 148
43 0.93 Ervin Santana Twins 20 129.2 11 0 0 3.26 1.15 97 0.224 4.93 147
44 0.93 Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 20 113.2 7 0 0 4.43 1.50 107 0.345 3.82 146
45 0.93 Jhoulys Chacin Padres 20 114.0 9 0 0 4.26 1.29 96 0.285 4.18 146
46 0.93 Tanner Roark Nationals 19 113.2 8 0 0 4.83 1.38 96 0.307 4.32 145
47 0.93 Roberto Osuna Blue Jays 0 39.1 2 24 4 2.06 0.74 53 0.267 2.30 145
48 0.93 Lance Lynn Cardinals 20 114.2 8 0 0 3.30 1.12 101 0.225 4.54 144
49 0.92 Dallas Keuchel Astros 11 75.2 9 0 0 1.67 0.87 69 0.222 2.90 141
49 0.92 Danny Duffy Royals 15 94.2 6 0 0 3.71 1.28 75 0.315 4.56 141
51 0.92 Jaime Garcia Braves 18 113.0 4 0 0 4.30 1.32 85 0.287 4.21 139
51 0.92 JC Ramirez Angels 19 115.0 9 0 1 4.38 1.32 92 0.299 4.26 139
53 0.92 Josh Tomlin Indians 18 100.1 6 0 0 5.74 1.38 75 0.343 4.15 139
54 0.92 Felipe Rivero Pirates 0 51.2 4 9 0 0.70 0.70 60 0.186 2.80 138
55 0.92 Jordan Montgomery Yankees 18 101.1 6 0 0 4.09 1.27 93 0.286 4.58 138
56 0.91 Raisel Iglesias Reds 0 49.1 2 17 1 1.46 0.93 59 0.243 3.06 135
57 0.91 Justin Verlander Tigers 20 117.0 5 0 0 4.54 1.47 111 0.307 4.88 135
58 0.91 Mike Fiers Astros 19 107.2 7 0 0 3.59 1.25 107 0.270 4.16 134
58 0.91 Johnny Cueto Giants 19 115.2 6 0 0 4.59 1.40 103 0.302 4.43 134
60 0.91 Ty Blach Giants 16 106.0 6 0 0 4.50 1.32 53 0.301 4.71 134
61 0.91 Dylan Bundy Orioles 20 119.1 9 0 0 4.53 1.27 92 0.270 5.24 133
62 0.90 Brandon McCarthy Dodgers 16 86.2 6 0 0 3.84 1.23 66 0.297 4.39 132
63 0.90 Marco Estrada Blue Jays 20 109.1 4 0 0 5.52 1.49 118 0.330 4.73 132
64 0.90 Michael Pineda Yankees 17 96.1 8 0 0 4.39 1.29 92 0.302 3.60 131
65 0.90 Trevor Bauer Indians 19 98.1 8 0 0 5.58 1.49 111 0.348 3.78 130
66 0.90 Kenta Maeda Dodgers 15 83.0 8 1 0 4.23 1.19 80 0.288 4.10 130
67 0.90 German Marquez Rockies 16 90.0 8 0 0 4.20 1.36 85 0.318 4.28 129
68 0.90 Greg Holland Rockies 0 36.2 1 31 1 1.72 1.06 49 0.253 3.70 129
69 0.89 Scott Feldman Reds 19 103.2 7 0 0 4.34 1.31 86 0.296 4.11 128
70 0.89 Brad Peacock Astros 10 68.2 8 0 0 2.49 1.22 93 0.294 3.72 127
71 0.89 Ariel Miranda Mariners 20 115.0 7 0 0 4.30 1.16 88 0.226 5.33 127
72 0.89 Mike Foltynewicz Braves 18 104.2 8 0 0 3.87 1.39 92 0.301 4.57 126
73 0.89 Jose Berrios Twins 13 79.2 9 0 0 3.50 1.15 75 0.274 4.46 124
73 0.89 Jason Hammel Royals 19 106.2 4 0 0 4.81 1.43 83 0.306 5.26 124
75 0.88 Clayton Richard Padres 20 119.1 5 0 0 5.35 1.60 82 0.361 4.05 124
76 0.88 Chris Devenski Astros 0 58.1 6 3 4 2.93 0.82 78 0.217 2.90 123
77 0.88 Andrew Miller Indians 0 48.0 3 2 1 1.69 0.73 70 0.204 2.57 122
78 0.88 Taijuan Walker Diamondbacks 15 87.1 6 0 0 3.61 1.32 76 0.288 4.42 121
79 0.88 Corey Knebel Brewers 0 46.1 0 17 5 1.75 1.19 81 0.316 2.78 120
80 0.88 Rich Hill Dodgers 14 72.1 7 0 0 3.48 1.22 87 0.291 4.22 120
80 0.88 Kyle Freeland Rockies 19 116.1 10 0 0 3.64 1.37 72 0.281 4.77 120
82 0.87 Addison Reed Mets 0 46.0 1 16 2 2.35 1.07 47 0.297 3.79 119
83 0.87 Jameson Taillon Pirates 13 73.0 6 0 0 3.08 1.37 72 0.343 3.48 117
83 0.87 Chad Kuhl Pirates 20 97.0 3 0 0 4.92 1.47 80 0.329 4.61 117
85 0.87 Trevor Williams Pirates 14 87.1 4 0 0 4.74 1.32 63 0.299 4.47 117
86 0.87 R.A. Dickey Braves 19 117.1 6 0 0 4.14 1.36 78 0.276 5.08 116
87 0.87 Joe Biagini Blue Jays 11 82.0 2 1 2 5.05 1.30 70 0.300 3.90 116
88 0.86 Ricky Nolasco Angels 20 112.1 4 0 0 5.13 1.38 92 0.298 4.61 114
89 0.86 Jerad Eickhoff Phillies 17 93.2 2 0 0 4.71 1.47 87 0.320 4.67 113
90 0.86 Brandon Kintzler Twins 0 43.0 2 27 3 2.72 1.09 26 0.264 4.06 113
90 0.86 CC Sabathia Yankees 16 89.0 9 0 0 3.44 1.28 71 0.272 4.49 113
92 0.86 Matt Moore Giants 20 111.1 3 0 0 5.82 1.62 94 0.339 5.14 112
93 0.86 Wade Davis Cubs 0 34.0 2 20 0 2.12 1.12 48 0.284 3.24 110
94 0.86 Alex Colome Rays 0 44.2 2 28 4 3.63 1.30 40 0.279 4.83 110
95 0.85 Brad Hand Padres 0 51.0 2 3 3 2.12 1.00 66 0.287 2.84 110
96 0.85 Charlie Morton Astros 13 75.1 7 0 0 4.18 1.31 83 0.303 3.75 109
97 0.85 Randall Delgado Diamondbacks 5 62.2 1 1 1 3.59 1.18 60 0.302 3.53 108
98 0.85 Zach Davies Brewers 20 109.2 11 0 0 4.76 1.49 73 0.317 4.65 108
99 0.85 Jeremy Hellickson Phillies 20 112.1 6 0 0 4.73 1.26 65 0.255 5.38 108
100 0.85 Jim Johnson Braves 0 41.2 6 22 7 4.10 1.27 50 0.324 3.23 107
101 0.84 Antonio Senzatela Rockies 16 98.1 10 0 0 4.67 1.25 70 0.260 4.47 107
102 0.84 Jesse Chavez Angels 19 107.0 5 0 0 4.88 1.36 83 0.288 4.68 107
103 0.84 Ian Kennedy Royals 18 97.2 3 0 0 4.61 1.19 86 0.226 5.04 107
104 0.84 Bud Norris Angels 0 40.1 1 15 2 2.23 1.07 51 0.275 3.12 104
105 0.84 Matt Garza Brewers 15 82.1 4 0 0 3.83 1.26 56 0.276 4.72 104
106 0.84 Ken Giles Astros 0 35.2 1 21 2 3.28 1.07 41 0.256 3.81 103
107 0.84 Yusmeiro Petit Angels 0 53.2 2 1 1 2.85 0.99 56 0.261 4.08 103
108 0.83 Brandon Maurer Padres 0 39.1 1 20 3 5.72 1.19 38 0.315 3.67 103
109 0.83 Luis Perdomo Padres 17 91.2 4 0 0 4.71 1.54 73 0.343 4.01 102
110 0.83 John Lackey Cubs 18 103.2 6 0 0 5.04 1.33 87 0.271 4.64 101
111 0.83 Mike Montgomery Cubs 8 80.0 2 2 0 3.83 1.33 65 0.277 4.40 101
112 0.83 Brad Brach Orioles 0 42.1 2 16 4 2.76 0.92 45 0.220 3.81 101
113 0.83 Jose Urena Marlins 15 95.1 8 0 0 3.78 1.26 65 0.250 5.52 101
114 0.82 David Robertson - - - 0 36.1 4 13 1 2.72 0.91 52 0.236 2.93 100
115 0.82 Julio Teheran Braves 20 115.2 7 0 0 4.67 1.39 86 0.269 5.16 99
116 0.82 Tommy Kahnle - - - 0 39.0 1 0 4 2.31 0.90 66 0.338 1.62 99
116 0.82 Trevor Cahill Padres 11 61.0 4 0 0 3.69 1.34 72 0.329 3.35 99
118 0.82 Erasmo Ramirez Rays 8 69.1 4 1 1 4.80 1.18 55 0.280 4.13 98
119 0.82 Martin Perez Rangers 18 101.0 5 0 0 4.72 1.62 68 0.348 4.68 98
120 0.82 Mike Minor Royals 0 48.1 5 0 0 2.23 0.97 52 0.264 3.58 98
121 0.81 Eduardo Rodriguez Red Sox 11 66.1 4 0 0 3.66 1.21 73 0.278 4.21 98
122 0.81 Mike Clevinger Indians 12 66.0 5 0 0 2.73 1.12 73 0.230 4.18 98
123 0.81 Blake Parker Angels 0 43.0 3 1 2 2.30 0.91 58 0.263 2.51 97
124 0.81 Edinson Volquez Marlins 17 92.1 4 0 0 4.19 1.42 81 0.278 4.78 96
125 0.81 David Price Red Sox 11 66.0 5 0 0 3.82 1.27 63 0.287 4.45 96
126 0.81 Cody Allen Indians 0 38.2 0 17 1 3.03 1.37 51 0.340 3.88 95
127 0.80 Pat Neshek Phillies 0 40.1 3 1 2 1.12 0.82 45 0.271 3.15 93
127 0.80 Chad Green Yankees 1 40.1 1 0 1 1.56 0.67 54 0.171 3.12 93
129 0.80 Justin Wilson Tigers 0 38.1 3 12 2 2.82 0.97 54 0.211 3.54 93
130 0.80 Edwin Diaz Mariners 0 41.2 2 18 4 3.24 1.18 59 0.244 3.68 92
131 0.80 Anthony Swarzak White Sox 0 47.0 4 0 2 2.30 1.02 50 0.293 3.65 92
132 0.80 Tim Adleman Reds 17 94.1 5 0 0 4.96 1.37 88 0.281 4.91 92
133 0.80 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 0 45.0 3 0 3 1.60 0.98 52 0.286 2.93 92
134 0.79 Danny Salazar Indians 11 62.0 3 0 0 4.79 1.42 85 0.340 3.38 90
135 0.79 Ryan Madson - - - 0 42.1 2 1 3 1.91 0.80 43 0.245 2.60 90
136 0.79 Jeff Hoffman Rockies 11 65.1 6 0 0 5.10 1.32 55 0.299 4.96 90
137 0.79 Daniel Norris Tigers 16 85.0 4 0 0 5.29 1.67 79 0.359 4.91 90
137 0.79 Kevin Gausman Orioles 21 106.0 6 0 0 6.11 1.75 96 0.367 4.73 90
139 0.79 Jake Odorizzi Rays 18 94.2 6 0 0 4.47 1.27 82 0.238 4.96 89
140 0.78 A.J. Ramos Marlins 0 37.1 2 19 2 3.86 1.26 46 0.264 4.27 89
141 0.78 Jesse Hahn Athletics 13 69.2 3 0 0 5.30 1.51 55 0.326 4.55 88
142 0.78 J.A. Happ Blue Jays 13 72.0 3 0 0 4.13 1.32 65 0.282 4.14 88
143 0.78 Alex Claudio Rangers 1 52.0 2 4 2 2.42 1.02 33 0.258 3.24 88
144 0.78 Tyler Chatwood Rockies 19 106.1 6 0 0 4.74 1.45 87 0.274 4.40 87
145 0.78 Andrew Cashner Rangers 16 94.0 5 0 0 3.64 1.39 47 0.277 5.23 87
146 0.78 Hyun-Jin Ryu Dodgers 13 72.2 3 1 0 4.21 1.40 69 0.317 4.02 86
147 0.77 Ryan Tepera Blue Jays 0 49.1 5 1 1 3.47 1.05 53 0.248 4.29 86
148 0.77 Jordan Zimmermann Tigers 19 105.1 6 0 0 5.81 1.56 75 0.325 5.29 86
149 0.77 Seung Hwan Oh Cardinals 0 44.0 1 18 3 3.89 1.41 41 0.316 5.04 86
150 0.77 Matt Shoemaker Angels 14 77.2 6 0 0 4.52 1.30 69 0.276 4.98 86
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