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Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings - 2023 Points Leagues: Cristian Javier, Triston McKenzie, George Kirby, Jesus Luzardo, Patrick Sandoval

Cristian Javier Shane McClanahan - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Draft Sleepers, MLB Injury News, Starting Pitchers

RotoBaller is constantly working to try and bring fantasy baseball managers the best advice, especially during draft season. A big part of that includes regular updates to our tiered rankings for all formats. In this article, you will find our updated fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings for points leagues as of March 11.

In this article below, we will be taking a look at our starting pitcher rankings list put together by RotoBaller's lead fantasy baseball points analyst, Nicklaus Gaut. Starters logging over 200 innings in a season is a rarity these days, as only eight pitchers threw over 200-plus innings in 2022. Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara led the way with 228 2/3 innings last season. Justin Verlander was the last pitcher to throw for over 250 innings, and that was over a decade ago. Drafting pitchers in early rounds can be risky with injuries and workload management. However, pitching is a premium in points leagues; ADP for starting pitchers will be higher as opposed to roto leagues, as fantasy managers take starters who can rack up innings, quality starts, and strikeouts. Gerrit Cole, Corbin Burnes, Sandy Alcantara, and Aaron Nola lead the way for starters and are ranked in the top 20 overall in RotoBaller's top-300 rankings for points leagues. We're here to help sort it out with our 2023 fantasy baseball rankings. Let's see where key starters like Cristian Javier, Triston McKenzie, George Kirby, Nick Lodolo, Jesus Luzardo, Patrick Sandoval, Kodai Senga, and Jeffrey Springs rank, among others.

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Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings- Points Leagues

These rankings are for points and head-to-head points leagues. You can also see our roto fantasy baseball rankings.

Before we get to the rankings, let's quickly review points leagues and how they differ from other formats. Typically, points leagues have different league settings and scoring formats than other fantasy baseball leagues. Different MLB stats and categories are assigned different point values, which can vary by individual league settings. Those different point buckets are then added up over the course of a scoring period or season.

In many cases, hitters who walk more and strike out less are preferred for points leagues. Also, many league formats tend to give more weight to pitchers than normal, as they can easily accrue points through categories like Innings Pitched. These are the general frameworks that we use for our points league rankings below, and explain why they look different than more standard 5x5 roto fantasy baseball rankings.

Last updated on Sunday 3/5 at 6:00 am ET:

 SP Tier SP Ranking Player Name Pos Overall
1 1 Gerrit Cole SP 4
1 2 Shohei Ohtani DH/SP 5
1 3 Corbin Burnes SP 9
1 4 Sandy Alcantara SP 18
1 5 Aaron Nola SP 20
2 6 Justin Verlander SP 30
2 7 Luis Castillo SP 31
2 8 Shane Bieber SP 32
2 9 Shane McClanahan SP 33
2 10 Spencer Strider SP 34
2 11 Max Scherzer SP 36
2 12 Kevin Gausman SP 40
3 13 Framber Valdez SP 41
3 14 Zack Wheeler SP 44
3 15 Brandon Woodruff SP 48
3 16 Max Fried SP 51
3 17 Jacob deGrom SP 52
3 18 Yu Darvish SP 56
4 19 Alek Manoah SP 61
4 20 Dylan Cease SP 63
4 21 Julio Urias SP 64
4 22 Robbie Ray SP 70
4 23 Cristian Javier SP/RP 75
4 24 Zac Gallen SP 80
4 25 Triston McKenzie SP 84
4 26 Charlie Morton SP 93
4 27 Joe Musgrove SP 102
4 28 Logan Webb SP 120
5 29 Logan Gilbert SP 124
5 30 Nestor Cortes Jr. SP/RP 128
5 31 Jordan Montgomery SP 135
5 32 Pablo Lopez SP 137
5 33 Hunter Greene SP 138
5 34 Blake Snell SP 145
5 35 Brady Singer SP 146
5 36 Lance Lynn SP 155
5 37 Chris Sale SP 156
5 38 Chris Bassitt SP 158
6 39 Carlos Rodon SP 26
6 40 Joe Ryan SP 160
6 41 Lucas Giolito SP 161
6 42 Dustin May SP 163
6 43 Kyle Wright SP 164
6 44 Nick Lodolo SP 170
7 45 Luis Severino SP 171
7 46 George Kirby SP 175
7 47 Luis Garcia (SP) SP 178
7 48 Patrick Sandoval SP 193
7 49 Tyler Glasnow SP 194
7 50 Jose Berrios SP 195
7 51 Merrill Kelly SP 197
7 52 Alex Cobb SP 199
7 53 Tony Gonsolin SP 200
7 54 Drew Rasmussen SP 201
7 55 Jon Gray SP 202
7 56 Kodai Senga SP 205
7 57 Nathan Eovaldi SP 207
7 58 Miles Mikolas SP 209
8 59 Jack Flaherty SP 211
8 60 Reid Detmers SP 216
8 61 Tyler Anderson SP 226
8 62 Tyler Mahle SP 228
8 63 Jesus Luzardo SP 231
8 64 Andrew Heaney SP 233
8 65 Martin Perez SP 234
8 66 Sean Manaea SP 238
8 67 Marcus Stroman SP 243
9 68 Ranger Suarez SP 249
9 69 Roansy Contreras SP 251
9 70 Jameson Taillon SP 264
9 71 Clayton Kershaw SP 266
9 72 Sonny Gray SP 269
9 73 Jeffrey Springs SP/RP 277
9 74 Trevor Rogers SP 279
9 75 Freddy Peralta SP 281
9 76 Lance McCullers Jr. SP 282
9 77 Jose Quintana SP 283
9 78 Eric Lauer SP 293
9 79 Jose Urquidy SP 295
10 80 Justin Steele SP 296
10 81 Edward Cabrera SP 297
10 82 Eduardo Rodriguez SP 298
10 83 Alex Wood SP 301
10 84 Nick Pivetta SP 302
10 85 Garrett Whitlock SP/RP 303
10 86 German Marquez SP 308
10 87 Kyle Gibson SP 310
10 88 Kenta Maeda SP 311
11 89 Carlos Carrasco SP 315
11 90 Cal Quantrill SP 318
11 91 Adam Wainwright SP 321
11 92 Cole Irvin SP 324
11 93 Michael Wacha SP 325
11 94 Zach Eflin SP/RP 326
11 95 Josiah Gray SP 331
11 96 Aaron Civale SP 333
11 97 Taijuan Walker SP 337
11 98 Ross Stripling SP/RP 338
11 99 Kyle Bradish SP 340
11 100 Aaron Ashby SP/RP 341
11 101 Jose Suarez SP 345
12 102 Steven Matz SP/RP 349
12 103 Ken Waldichuk SP 356
12 104 Noah Syndergaard SP 358
12 105 Cody Morris SP 360
12 106 Mitch Keller SP 362
12 107 Bailey Ober SP 366
12 108 JT Brubaker SP 384
12 109 Corey Kluber SP 393
12 110 Marco Gonzales SP 394
12 111 Paul Blackburn SP 396
12 112 Graham Ashcraft SP 423
12 113 Michael Kopech SP 424
12 114 Jordan Lyles SP 429
12 115 David Peterson SP/RP 430
12 116 Johnny Cueto SP 431
13 117 Drew Smyly SP 433
13 118 Dean Kremer SP 434
13 119 Bailey Falter SP 445
13 120 Grayson Rodriguez SP 448
13 121 Patrick Corbin SP 451
13 122 Rich Hill SP 452
13 123 Zach Plesac SP 453
13 124 Yusei Kikuchi SP/RP 456
13 125 Nick Martinez SP/RP 459
13 126 Kyle Freeland SP 462
13 127 Braxton Garrett SP 463
13 128 MacKenzie Gore SP 464
13 129 James Kaprielian SP 466
13 130 Spencer Turnbull SP 468
13 131 Ryne Nelson SP 470
13 132 Brayan Bello SP 473
13 133 Michael Lorenzen SP 475
13 134 Kyle Muller SP 479
13 135 Madison Bumgarner SP 481
13 136 Mike Clevinger SP 482
13 137 Matt Manning SP 484
13 138 Anthony DeSclafani SP 488
13 139 JP Sears SP 489
13 140 Ryan Yarbrough SP/RP 490
14 141 Daniel Lynch SP 492
14 142 Cade Cavalli SP 494
14 143 Tanner Houck SP/RP 495
14 144 James Paxton SP 496
14 145 Tarik Skubal SP 497
14 146 Domingo German SP 498

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