2016 Starting pitcher guide

The 9th Annual Edition of the Starting Pitcher Guide is back and as good as ever with over 300 pitcher profiles across the 30 teams. Each team will have their projected rotation, guys in the mix (both on the MLB team and in the minors), and prospects – both near and far. The guide this year is a full-season experience. This shift has been made to combat the extreme volatility of a baseball season. Not only do you get 300+ pitcher boxes now along with several feature-length essays (including Doug Thorburn going deep on mechanics), and the in-depth tiers spreadsheet, but you will also be getting weekly updates in-season that will help you with call-ups and free agent pickups in your fantasy leagues.

The deep-dive essays you're used to on every player will be part of the in-season updates focused on specific players who are trending up or down. The first of these updates will focus on Matt Harvey and go out about a week after release (March 10th). Please read the intro for more details on this year's changes, how to sign-up for the updates, and download the tiers spreadsheet. 





The guide will feature capsules for every pitcher that include:

  • Age and handedness
  • A look at their recent statistics (MLB-only)
  • A brief outlook
  • A quick glance at their injury history




top 30 starting pitchers

(updated 3/10)


  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Max Scherzer
  3. Matt Harvey
  4. Chris Sale
  5. Jose Fernandez
  6. Madison Bumgarner
  7. David Price
  8. Felix Hernandez
  9. Jake Arrieta
  10. Corey Kluber
  11. Gerrit Cole
  12. Carlos Carrasco
  13. Jacob deGrom
  14. Stephen Strasburg
  15. Zack Greinke
  16. Chris Archer
  17. Noah Syndergaard
  18. Cole Hamels
  19. Dallas Keuchel
  20. Michael Wacha
  21. Jon Lester
  22. Johnny Cueto
  23. Danny Salazar
  24. Sonny Gray
  25. Jake Odorizzi
  26. Masahiro Tanaka
  27. Garrett Richards
  28. Jordan Zimmermann
  29. Justin Verlander
  30. Marcus Stroman