2019 Offseason Top 100 SP Rankings

I’ve got some piping hot starting pitcher ranks for you today! I’ve been working on this batch of hotness for a good bit now and I’m finally ready to show off the initial. I introduced the concept of The Glob™ last winter – well, I named it. The idea of giant tiers of talent is not particularly new. At any rate, The Glob™ is expanding and still wreaking havoc on drafts everywhere. Even cutting this list at 100, I left off several names I could easily see as Top 100 guys.

There is just so much parity in the pitching landscape right now. With that in mind, I favored some youth in the latter portion of the list knowing that the Mike Leakes and Tanner Roarks of the world are going to be there should these youngsters not take off or even get roles in the first place. To give you an idea of where I kinda break up a tier, I put a colored bar on the name when a new one starts. That means that I’m not super hung up on the numerical ranking of each guy within a tier. It’s my preference to the higher ranked guy right now, but the split between any two within a tier isn’t terribly severe.

Without further ado, my first run of 2019 SP rankings!

2019 Offseason SP Rankings
Pitcher Team
1 Max Scherzer WAS
2 Chris Sale BOS
3 Jacob deGrom NYM
4 Justin Verlander HOU
5 Clayton Kershaw FA?
6 Aaron Nola PHI
7 Gerrit Cole HOU
8 Corey Kluber CLE
9 Noah Syndergaard NYM
10 Luis Severino NYY
11 Blake Snell TB
12 Trevor Bauer CLE
13 James Paxton SEA
14 Carlos Carrasco CLE
15 Stephen Strasburg WAS
16 Zack Greinke ARI
17 Mike Clevinger CLE
18 Walker Buehler LAD
19 David Price BOS
20 Jameson Taillon PIT
21 Patrick Corbin FA
22 Zack Wheeler NYM
23 Madison Bumgarner SF
24 Miles Mikolas STL
25 German Marquez COL
26 Kyle Hendricks CHC
27 Masahiro Tanaka NYY
28 Mike Foltynewicz ATL
29 Jack Flaherty STL
30 J.A. Happ FA
31 Luis Castillo CIN
32 Carlos Martinez STL
33 Yu Darvish CHC
34 Charlie Morton FA
35 Ross Stripling LAD
36 Nathan Eovaldi FA
37 Jose Berrios MIN
38 Lance McCullers HOU
39 Chris Archer PIT
40 Robbie Ray ARI
41 Cole Hamels FA?
42 Rich Hill LAD
43 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
44 Kyle Freeland COL
45 Hyun-Jin Ryu FA
46 Nick Pivetta PHI
47 Jon Lester CHC
48 Jose Quintana CHC
49 Zack Godley ARI
50 Kenta Maeda LAD
51 Kevin Gausman ATL
52 Rick Porcello BOS
53 Jon Gray COL
54 Andrew Heaney LAA
55 Dallas Keuchel FA
56 Joey Lucchesi SD
57 Reynaldo Lopez CWS
58 Shane Bieber CLE
59 Michael Fulmer DET
60 Tyler Skaggs LAA
61 Kyle Gibson MIN
62 Matthew Boyd DET
63 Jake Arrieta PHI
64 Joe Musgrove PIT
65 Alex Wood LAD
66 Anibal Sanchez ATL
67 Dereck Rodriguez SF
68 Michael Wacha STL
69 Tyler Glasnow TB
70 Mike Minor TEX
71 CC Sabathia FA
72 Jhoulys Chacin MIL
73 Sean Newcomb ATL
74 Marco Gonzales SEA
75 Luke Weaver STL
76 Jose Urena MIA
77 Alex Reyes STL
78 Julio Urias LAD
79 Dylan Bundy BAL
80 Trevor Cahill OAK
81 Steven Matz NYM
82 Jimmy Nelson MIL
83 Carlos Rodon CWS
84 Anthony DeSclafani CIN
85 Julio Teheran ATL
86 Lucas Giolito CWS
87 Matt Shoemaker LAA
88 Brandon Woodruff MIL
89 Touki Toussaint ATL
90 Sandy Alcantara MIA
91 Marcus Stroman TOR
92 Vince Velasquez PHI
93 Trevor Richards MIA
94 Seth Lugo NYM
95 Freddy Peralta MIL
96 Joshua James HOU
97 Mike Fiers OAK
98 Ryan Yarbrough TB
99 Jakob Junis KC
100 Tyler Anderson COL



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Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. He is the purveyor of the SP Guide (on hiatus for '17). Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer, on Snapchat at psporer, and on Twitch at psporer24.

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How close was Felix Peña to making the list?