Fighting Chance Consensus Rankings - Starting Pitchers


We are in the home stretch with our rankings and only have starters (and relievers) left to cover. Today, the Fighting Chance Fantasy crew will share with you the starting pitchers you should be targeting in your draft. Consensus Rankings are listed first and if you want to check out each expert's individual picks, scroll down to the bottom. Just promise me you will give them hell if you don't agree!

Here are the Fighting Chance Fantasy Consensus Rankings for the Starting Pitcher position. Here's who contributed to the rankings and where you can find them on Twitter. There are some notes on the position after the consensus rankings and each participants rankings are listed at the bottom for reference.

Ryan Hallam - @fightingchance
Steve Rapin - @fantasygeek37
Patrick Wisnewski - @polkapat
Kari Thomas - @FCFKariThomas
Kevin Tomkins - @ktompkinsii

Consensus Average
1 Max Scherzer, WAS 1.2
2 Chris Sale, BOS 2.4
3 Jacob deGrom, NYM 3.2
4 Aaron Nola, PHI 5
5 Justin Verlander, HOU 5.2
6 Corey Kluber, CLE 6.2
7 Gerrit Cole, HOU 6.4
8 Trevor Bauer, CLE 8.4
9 Noah Syndergaard, NYM 10
10 Blake Snell, TB 11.2
11 Carlos Carrasco, CLE 12
12 Walker Buehler, LAD 14.2
13 James Paxton, NYY 14.6
14 Patrick Corbin, WAS 14.8
15 Mike Clevinger, CLE 15.4
16 Stephen Strasburgh, WAS 16.4
T-17 Jamison Taillon, PIT 17.8
T-17 Jose Berrios, MIN 17.8
19 Jack Flaherty, STL 18.2
20 Clayton Kershaw, LAD 18.8
21 Luis Severino, NYY 20.6
22 Zach Wheeler, NYM 23
23 Zack Greinke, ARI 23.2
24 German Marquez, COL 23.6
T-25 David Price, BOS 24.8
T-25 Miles Mikolas, STL 24.8
27 Madison Bumgarner, SF 27.2
28 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL 28.4
29 Robbie Ray, ARI 29.2
30 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 32
31 Luis Castillo, CIN 32.2
32 Shane Bieber, CLE 33.4
33 Dallas Keuchel, FA 36.2
34 Kyle Hendricks, CHC 37.6
35 Charlie Morton, TB 38.6
36 Chris Archer, PIT 39.4
37 Andrew Heaney, LAA 39.6
38 Jon Lester, CHC 41
39 Nick Pivetta, PHI 41.2
40 Yu Darvish, CHC 41.4
T-41 Kyle Freeland, COL 42.6
T-41 Carlos Martinez, STL 42.6
43 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA 42.8
44 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS 45
45 JA Happ, NYY 46
46 Joe Musgrove, PIT 46.6
47 Joey Lucchesi, SD 47.2
48 Nathan Eovaldi, BOS 47.4
49 Tyler Skaggs, LAA 47.6
50 Jimmy Nelson, MIL 47.8

Like last time, here are a few players that each of us were highest on in the rankings, as well as few players each were lowest on. If you want to discuss a particular player, make sure to reach out to that person!

Highs/Lows

  • Players that Ryan was higher on than the rest were Mike Clevinger, David Price, Luis Castillo, and Jimmy Nelson. Players he was lower on were Trevor Bauer, Stephen Strasburgh, and Jack Flaherty.
  • Players that Steve was higher on than the rest were Gerrit Cole, Yu Darvish, and Nick Pivetta. Players he was lower on were Corey Kluber and Dallas Keuchel.
  • Players that Kari was higher on than the rest were Jamison Taillon, Madison Bumgarner, and Chris Archer. Players she was lower on were Mike Clevinger, Clayton Kershaw, and Kyle Hendricks.
  • Players that Polka was higher on than the rest were Chris Sale (number 1), Clayton Kershaw, and Kyle Hendricks. Players he was lower on were Jacob deGrom (number 7), Blake Snell (number 20), and Patrick Corbin.
  • Players that Kevin was higher on than the rest were Corey Kluber, Stephen Strasburgh, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Players he was lower on were Carlos Carrasco, Jose Berrios, and David Price.
Hallam Rapin Thomas Polka Tompkins
1 Max Scherzer, WAS 1 Max Scherzer, WAS 1 Max Scherzer, WSH 1 Chris Sale, BOS 1 Max Scherzer, WAS
2 Jacob deGrom, NYM 2 Jacob deGrom, NYM 2 Jacob deGrom, NYM 2 Max Scherzer, WAS 2 Chris Sale, BOS
3 Chris Sale, BOS 3 Chris Sale, BOS 3 Aaron Nola, PHI 3 Aaron Nola, PHI 3 Jacob deGrom, NYM
4 Justin Verlander, HOU 4 Justin Verlander, HOU 4 Chris Sale, BOS 4 Luis Severeno, NYY 4 Corey Kluber, CLE
5 Aaron Nola, PHI 5 Gerrit Cole, HOU 5 Justin Verlander, HOU 5 Corey Kluber, CLE 5 Justin Verlander, HOU
6 Gerrit Cole, HOU 6 Trevor Bauer, CLE 6 Gerrit Cole, HOU 6 Trevor Bauer, CLE 6 Gerrit Cole, HOU
7 Corey Kluber, CLE 7 Aaron Nola, PHI 7 Corey Kluber, CLE 7 Jacob deGrom, NYM 7 Aaron Nola, PHI
8 Blake Snell, TB 8 Corey Kluber, CLE 8 Blake Snell, TB 8 Justin Verlander, HOU 8 Trevor Bauer, CLE
9 Noah Syndergaard, NYM 9 Blake Snell, TB 9 Noah Syndergaard, NYM 9 Gerrit Cole, HOU 9 Noah Syndergaard, NYM
10 Carlos Carrasco, CLE 10 Carlos Carrasco, CLE 10 Trevor Bauer, CLE 10 Clayton Kershaw, LAD 10 Walker Buehler, LAD
11 Mike Clevinger, CLE 11 Noah Syndergaard, NYM 11 James Paxton, NYY 11 James Paxton, NYY 11 Blake Snell, TB
12 Trevor Bauer, CLE 12 Walker Buehler, LAD 12 Carlos Carrasco, CLE 12 Noah Syndergaard, NYM 12 Patrick Corbin, WAS
13 Patrick Corbin, WAS 13 James Paxton, NYY 13 Patrick Corbin, WAS 13 Carlos Carrasco, CLE 13 Stephen Strasburg, WAS
14 Clayton Kershaw, LAD 14 Mike Clevinger, CLE 14 Jose Berrios, MIN 14 Jose Berrios, MIN 14 Luis Severino, NYY
15 Walker Buehler, LAD 15 Patrick Corbin, NYM 15 Walker Buehler, LAD 15 Stephan Strasburg, WAS 15 Carlos Carrasco, CLE
16 Luis Severino, NYY 16 Steven Strasburg, WAS 16 Jameson Taillon, PIT 16 Mike Clevinger, CLE 16 Jack Flaherty, STL
17 Jameson Taillon, PIT 17 Jamison Taillon, PIT 17 Jack Flaherty, STL 17 Jamison Tallion, PIT 17 Mike Clevenger, CLE
18 Jose Berrios, MIN 18 Luis Severino, NYY 18 Stephen Strasburg, WSH 18 Jack Flaherty, STL 18 Zack Greinke, ARI
19 James Paxton, NYY 19 Jack Flaherty, STL 19 Mike Clevinger, CLE 19 Walker Buehler, LAD 19 James Paxton, NYY
20 Steven Strasburg, WAS 20 Jose Berrios, MIN 20 Madison Bumgarner, SF 20 Blake Snell, TB 20 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
21 Jack Flaherty, STL 21 Zack Wheeler, NYM 21 Zack Greinke, ARI 21 Patrick Corbin NYY 21 German Marquez, COL
22 David Price, BOS 22 Clayton Kershaw, LAD 22 Zack Wheeler, NYM 22 German Marquez, COL 22 Jameson Taillon, PIT
23 Zack Wheeler, NYM 23 Miles Mikolas, STL 23 David Price, BOS 23 Mike Mikolas, STL 23 Jose Berrios, MIN
24 German Marquez, COL 24 Zack Greinke, ARI 24 Miles Mikolas, STL 24 Madison Baumgartner, SF 24 Zack Wheeler, NYM
25 Zack Greinke, ARI 25 David Price, BOS 25 German Marquez, COL 25 Zack Wheeler, NYM 25 Miles Mikolas, STL
26 Luis Castillo, CIN 26 German Marquez, COL 26 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL 26 David Price, BOS 26 Madison Bumgarner, SF
27 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 27 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL 27 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 27 Robbie Ray, ARI 27 Robbie Ray, ARI
28 Shane Bieber, CLE 28 Luis Castillo, CIN 28 Clayton Kershaw, LAD 28 Zack Greinke, ARI 28 David Price, BOS
29 Miles Mikolas, STL 29 Robbie Ray, ARI 29 Chris Archer, PIT 29 Carlos Martinez, STL 29 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL
30 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL 30 Shane Bieber, CLE 30 Robbie Ray, ARI 30 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL 30 Chris Archer, PIT
31 Carlos Martinez, STL 31 Yu Darvish, CHC 31 Charlie Morton, TB 31 Alex Wood, CIN 31 Luis Castillo, CIN
32 Dallas Keuchel, FA 32 Madison Bumgarner, SF 32 Dallas Keuchel, FA 32 Dallas Keuchel, FA 32 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY
33 Robbie Ray, ARI 33 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 33 Jon Lester, CHC 33 Kyle Hendricks, CHC 33 Charlie Morton, TB
34 Madison Bumgarner, SF 34 Nick Pivetta, PHI 34 Andrew Heaney, LAA 34 Jon Lester, CHC 34 Dallas Kuechel, FA
35 Yu Darvish, CHC 35 Kyle Freeland, COL 35 Shane Bieber, CLE 35 Kyle Freeland, COL 35 Shane Bieber, CLE
36 Charlie Morton, TB 36 Andrew Heaney, LAA 36 Jake Arrieta, PHI 36 Brad Keller, KC 36 Jon Lester, CHC
37 Andrew Heaney, LAA 37 Kyle Hendricks, CHC 37 Joe Musgrove, PIT 37 Jose Quintana, CHC 37 Kyle Hendricks, CHC
38 Sean Newcomb, ATL 38 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA 38 Luis Castillo, CIN 38 Luis Castillo, CIN 38 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
39 Kyle Hendricks, CHC 39 J.A. Happ, NYY 39 Sean Newcomb, ATL 39 Shane Bieber, CLE 39 Yu Darvish, CHC
40 Jimmy Nelson, MIL 40 Tyler Skaggs, LAA 40 Nick Pivetta, PHI 40 Julio Teheran, ATL 40 Andrew Heaney, LAA
41 Kyle Freeland, COL 41 Nathan Eovaldi, BOS 41 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA 41 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 41 Nick Pivetta, PHI
42 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA 42 Joe Musgrove, PIT 42 Kyle Hendricks, CHC 42 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS  42 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA
43 Joey Lucchesi, SD 43 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS 43 Alex Reyes, STL 43 Nick Pivetta, PHI 43 Jon Gray, COL
44 Tyler Skaggs, LAA 44 Charlie Morton, TB 44 Zack Godley, ARI 44 Chris Archer, PIT 44 Joey Lucchesi, SD
45 J.A. Happ, NYY 45 Jimmy Nelson, MI 45 Ross Stripling, LAD 45 Cole Hamels, CHC 45 Ross Stripling, LAD
46 Nate Eovaldi, BOS 46 Ross Stripling, LAD 46 J.A. Happ, NYY 46 Kevin Gausman, ATL 46 Alex Reyes, STL
47 Chris Archer, PIT 47 Chris Archer, PIT 47 Joey Luchessi, SD 47 Sean Newcomb, ATL 47 Alex Wood, CIN
48 Nick Pivetta, PHI 48 Tyler Glasnow, TB 48 Alex Wood, CIN 48 Reynaldo Lopez, CHW 48 Zach Godley, ARI
49 Ross Stripling, LAD 49 Cole Hamels, CHC 49 Nathan Eovaldi, BOS 49 Charlie Morton, TB 49 J.A. Happ, NYY
50 Cole Hamels, CHC 50 Julio Urias, LAD 50 Cole Hamels, CHC 50 Nathan Eovaldi, BOS 50 Cole Hamels, CHC

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