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End of Season Rankings: Starting Pitchers

The 2012 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. This week focuses on starting pitchers.

The players were ranked based on their 2012 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. To keep things manageable and avoid skewing the numbers, players were only considered if they amassed 140 innings pitched over the course of the year. The replacement level was also adjusted to account for players eligible at multiple positions. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and traditional 5×5 roto fantasy leagues.

These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. So, a player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

Rnk Name Pos IP W SV ERA WHIP K $$$
1 R.A. Dickey SP 232.2 20 0 2.67 1.05 230 32
2 Justin Verlander SP 238.1 17 0 2.64 1.06 239 31
3 Clayton Kershaw SP 227.2 14 0 2.53 1.02 229 30
4 David Price SP 211 20 0 2.56 1.1 205 28
5 Matt Cain SP 219.1 16 0 2.79 1.04 193 26
6 Gio Gonzalez SP 199.1 21 0 2.89 1.13 207 25
7 Jered Weaver SP 188.2 20 0 2.81 1.02 142 24
8 Cole Hamels SP 215.1 17 0 3.05 1.12 216 23
9 Johnny Cueto SP 217 19 0 2.78 1.17 170 22
10 Felix Hernandez SP 232 13 0 3.06 1.14 223 21
11 Kyle Lohse SP 211 16 0 2.86 1.09 143 20
12 Chris Sale SP 191 17 0 3.06 1.13 191 20
13 Madison Bumgarner SP 208.1 16 0 3.37 1.11 191 19
14 CC Sabathia SP 200 15 0 3.38 1.14 197 17
15 James Shields SP 227.2 15 0 3.52 1.17 223 17
16 Stephen Strasburg SP 159.1 15 0 3.16 1.15 197 17
17 Jake Peavy SP 219 11 0 3.37 1.1 194 17
18 Hiroki Kuroda SP 219.2 16 0 3.32 1.17 167 16
19 Cliff Lee SP 211 6 0 3.16 1.11 207 15
20 Zack Greinke SP 212.1 15 0 3.48 1.2 200 15
21 Mat Latos SP 209.1 14 0 3.48 1.16 185 15
22 Jordan Zimmermann SP 195.2 12 0 2.94 1.17 153 14
23 Max Scherzer SP 187.2 16 0 3.74 1.27 231 13
24 Wade Miley SP 186 15 0 3.34 1.18 142 13
25 A.J. Burnett SP 202.1 16 0 3.51 1.24 180 12
26 Jon Niese SP 190.1 13 0 3.4 1.17 155 12
27 Matt Harrison SP 213.1 18 0 3.29 1.26 133 12
28 Yu Darvish SP 191.1 16 0 3.9 1.28 221 11
29 Ryan Vogelsong SP 189.2 14 0 3.37 1.23 158 11
30 Yovani Gallardo SP 204 16 0 3.66 1.3 204 11
31 Ryan Dempster SP 173 12 0 3.38 1.2 153 10
32 Lance Lynn SP 169 17 0 3.67 1.3 174 10
33 Jason Vargas SP 217.1 14 0 3.85 1.18 141 9
34 Homer Bailey SP 208 13 0 3.68 1.24 168 9
35 Mark Buehrle SP 202.1 13 0 3.74 1.17 125 8
36 Adam Wainwright SP 198.2 14 0 3.94 1.25 184 8
37 Chris Capuano SP 198.1 12 0 3.72 1.22 162 8
38 Tim Hudson SP 179 16 0 3.62 1.21 102 8
39 Doug Fister SP 161.2 10 0 3.45 1.19 137 8
40 Paul Maholm SP 188 13 0 3.69 1.22 140 8
41 Jarrod Parker SP 181.1 13 0 3.47 1.26 140 8
42 Jeremy Hellickson SP 177 10 0 3.1 1.25 124 7
43 Jeff Samardzija SP 174.2 9 0 3.81 1.22 180 7
44 Mike Minor SP 179.1 11 0 4.12 1.15 145 7
45 Ian Kennedy SP 208.1 15 0 4.02 1.3 187 7
46 Bronson Arroyo SP 202 12 0 3.74 1.21 129 6
47 Phil Hughes SP 191.1 16 0 4.23 1.26 165 6
48 Trevor Cahill SP 200 13 0 3.78 1.29 156 6
49 Edwin Jackson SP 189.2 10 0 4.03 1.22 168 6
50 Tommy Milone SP 190 13 0 3.74 1.28 137 5
51 James McDonald SP 171 12 0 4.05 1.25 151 5
52 Wei-Yin Chen SP 192.2 12 0 4.02 1.26 154 5
53 Bartolo Colon SP 152.1 10 0 3.43 1.21 91 4
54 C.J. Wilson SP 202.1 13 0 3.83 1.34 173 4
55 Scott Diamond SP 173 12 0 3.54 1.24 90 4
56 Anibal Sanchez SP 195.2 9 0 3.86 1.27 167 4
57 Clayton Richard SP 218.2 14 0 3.99 1.23 107 4
58 Chad Billingsley SP 149.2 10 0 3.55 1.29 128 4
59 Wandy Rodriguez SP 203.2 11 0 3.8 1.27 136 4
60 Matt Moore SP 177.1 11 0 3.81 1.35 175 4
61 Josh Johnson SP 191.1 8 0 3.81 1.28 165 3
62 Ross Detwiler SP 151 9 0 3.58 1.25 95 2
63 Derek Holland SP 171.2 12 0 4.72 1.21 145 2
64 Roy Halladay SP 156.1 11 0 4.49 1.22 132 2
65 Kyle Kendrick SP 145.2 9 0 3.89 1.24 106 2
66 Dan Haren SP 176.2 12 0 4.33 1.29 142 1
67 Lucas Harrell SP 193.2 11 0 3.76 1.36 140 1
68 Joe Blanton SP 190.1 10 0 4.68 1.26 166 0
69 Travis Wood SP 156 6 0 4.27 1.2 119 0
70 Gavin Floyd SP 168 12 0 4.29 1.36 144 0
71 Kevin Correia SP 160.2 12 0 4.2 1.27 85 0
72 Aaron Harang SP 179.2 10 0 3.61 1.4 131 0
73 Barry Zito SP 184.1 15 0 4.15 1.39 114 -1
74 Jake Westbrook SP 174.2 13 0 3.97 1.39 106 -1
75 Edinson Volquez SP 182.2 11 0 4.14 1.45 174 -2
76 Joe Saunders SP 174.2 9 0 4.07 1.34 112 -2
77 Blake Beavan SP 152.1 11 0 4.43 1.26 67 -3
78 Tommy Hanson SP 174.2 13 0 4.48 1.45 161 -3
79 Clay Buchholz SP 189.1 11 0 4.56 1.33 129 -3
80 Ricky Nolasco SP 191 12 0 4.48 1.37 125 -4
81 Bud Norris SP 168.1 7 0 4.65 1.37 165 -4
82 Felix Doubront SP 161 11 0 4.86 1.45 167 -5
83 Ervin Santana SP 178 9 0 5.16 1.27 133 -5
84 Josh Beckett SP 170.1 7 0 4.65 1.33 132 -5
85 Luis Mendoza SP 146 7 0 4.19 1.39 95 -6
86 Mike Leake SP 179 8 0 4.58 1.35 116 -6
87 Kevin Millwood SP 161 6 0 4.25 1.39 107 -7
88 Jon Lester SP 205.1 9 0 4.82 1.38 166 -7
89 Ivan Nova SP 170.1 12 0 5.02 1.47 153 -7
90 Bruce Chen SP 191.2 11 0 5.07 1.37 140 -7
91 Tim Lincecum SP 186 10 0 5.18 1.47 190 -9
92 Francisco Liriano SP 149.1 6 0 5.24 1.43 158 -9
93 Justin Masterson SP 206.1 11 0 4.93 1.45 159 -9
94 Jeremy Guthrie SP 169.1 8 0 4.78 1.42 95 -10
95 Jordan Lyles SP 141.1 5 0 5.09 1.42 99 -11
96 Rick Porcello SP 176.1 10 0 4.59 1.53 107 -11
97 Henderson Alvarez SP 187.1 9 0 4.85 1.44 79 -13
98 Luke Hochevar SP 185.1 8 0 5.73 1.42 144 -14
99 Ubaldo Jimenez SP 176.2 9 0 5.4 1.61 143 -17
100 Randy Wolf SP 149.1 3 0 5.67 1.59 101 -20
101 Ricky Romero SP 181 9 0 5.77 1.67 124 -23