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Updated MLB Starting Pitcher Rankings for Fantasy Baseball: The Top-101 Baller Ranks

Howdy, RotoBallers, and welcome to the final edition of my rest-of-season starting pitcher ranks for the 2022 campaign. With August in the books and only September left, our pitching analysis turns more into a short-term, who-to-stream engine rather than a lengthy RoS debate.

As a result, we're closing the books on this column for the calendar year! With August's stats for SPs in my top-101 table, here is 2022's final edition of my weekly Starting Pitcher Baller Ranks!

As is tradition, these fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings are geared toward traditional 5x5 leagues. Let's look one last time at my top-101 SP for the rest of 2022!

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Top-101 Starting Pitchers for Fantasy Baseball

These are rest-of-season fantasy baseball rankings for starting pitchers.

EV = Earned Value via Fangraphs (Since August 1), $ = My projected dollar value (think auction), PV = Previous $ Value

(+/-) Tier Player Rank EV $ PV Trend Notes
0 1 Jacob deGrom 1 $11.80 46 46 0.0 ▬ FIP, xFIP, SIERA all near 1.00 flat, jeez
0 1 Max Scherzer 2 $11.00 45 45 0.0 ▬ Unreal 1-2 punch for NYM
0 1 Sandy Alcantara 3 $7.60 43.5 43.5 0.0 ▬ Lack of K ceiling only possible complaint
2 2 Gerrit Cole 4 $5.60 42 42 0.0 ▬ Few mistakes spoil the lot, still top-10 stats
-1 2 Corbin Burnes 5 $2.70 43 43 0.0 ▬ Getting hit HARD by O. Cruz, everyone
2 2 Carlos Rodon 6 $5.70 40.5 40.5 0.0 ▬
2 2 Shohei Ohtani 7 $5.50 40 40 0.0 ▬
2 2 Zack Wheeler 8 $3.60 39 39 0.0 ▬ Set to return next Tuesday
3 2 Dylan Cease 9 $2.20 36 35 1.0 ▲ Injuries pave way for AL Cy push
1 2 Aaron Nola 10 $9.50 35 36 -1.0 ▼ Had been avoiding HR issues until Tuesday
3 2 Brandon Woodruff 11 $1.40 34 33.5 0.5 ▲
3 2 Max Fried 12 $3.70 33 32 1.0 ▲
4 2 Julio Urias 13 $7.90 32 29 3.0 ▲ LAD anchor as others take breather
-1 3 Joe Musgrove 14 $2.10 31.5 34 -2.5 ▼ Location still doesn't look as crisp
3 3 Luis Castillo 15 $0.20 30 28 2.0 ▲
0 3 Kevin Gausman 16 $10.30 30 30 0.0 ▬
2 3 Yu Darvish 17 $3.40 29 28 1.0 ▲
2 3 Shane Bieber 18 $10.70 28 26 2.0 ▲
2 3 Spencer Strider 19 $8.40 26.5 25 1.5 ▲
2 4 Nestor Cortes 20 $3.40 24 24 0.0 ▬ Minimum IL stint sounds like no big deal
3 4 Chris Bassitt 21 $7.60 24 23.5 0.5 ▲ NYM's No. 3 is also stellar, lower K% of late
10 4 Zac Gallen 22 $10.90 24 19 5.0 ▲ On a league-winning tear
2 4 Clayton Kershaw 23 ($0.10) 23 23 0.0 ▬ Returning Thursday, may not work deep RoS
2 4 Alek Manoah 24 $3.80 23 23 0.0 ▬
2 4 Logan Webb 25 $3.50 22 22 0.0 ▬ MLB reverses hit to error, -6 ER from last week!
2 4 Cristian Javier 26 $4.20 21.5 20 1.5 ▲
2 4 Charlie Morton 27 $4.30 21 20 1.0 ▲
2 4 Blake Snell 28 $7.60 20 20 0.0 ▬ One bad day doesn't unravel recent surge
2 4 Triston McKenzie 29 $7.00 20 19 1.0 ▲ 2023 draft price rising, rising, rising
3 4 Robbie Ray 30 $6.70 20 18.5 1.5 ▲ Just throw out those games v. HOU
3 5 Framber Valdez 31 $4.50 18.5 17.5 1.0 ▲
3 5 Freddy Peralta 32 $2.40 18.5 17.5 1.0 ▲
3 5 Kyle Wright 33 $1.80 17 16 1.0 ▲
6 5 Jesus Luzardo 34 $7.90 15 13 2.0 ▲
2 5 Lance McCullers Jr. 35 $1.40 14 14 0.0 ▬
6 6 Andrew Heaney 36 $3.00 13 12 1.0 ▲ Big Ks, managed innings
6 6 Tyler Anderson 37 $5.60 13 12 1.0 ▲
6 6 Jordan Montgomery 38 $8.10 13 12 1.0 ▲
6 6 Edward Cabrera 39 $4.40 12.5 11.5 1.0 ▲
6 6 Lance Lynn 40 $3.80 12.5 11.5 1.0 ▲
6 6 George Kirby 41 $9.70 12.5 11.5 1.0 ▲ Love him; left w/ 79 pitches & 9-run lead after 5 IP
6 6 Dustin May 42 $3.50 12.5 11.5 1.0 ▲ Shaking off rust in style, congrats to stashers
-5 6 Luis Garcia 43 $3.90 12 14 -2.0 ▼
-5 6 Reid Detmers 44 $3.70 12 13 -1.0 ▼
-4 6 Frankie Montas 45 ($0.50) 11 13 -2.0 ▼ Yanks, should've paid up for Castillo
-41 6 Justin Verlander 46 $11.40 11 43 -32.0 ▼ 15-day IL w/ right calf, couple of tune-ups before playoffs?
-40 6 Shane McClanahan 47 $5.10 11 42 -31.0 ▼ Shoulder impingement, very risky
4 7 Joe Ryan 48 $4.60 10 10 0.0 ▬
4 7 Jose Urquidy 49 $1.20 10 10 0.0 ▬
6 7 Sonny Gray 50 $4.10 10 9 1.0 ▲
-2 7 Alex Wood 51 ($0.30) 9.5 10.5 -1.0 ▼
2 7 Adam Wainwright 52 $8.60 9.5 9.5 0.0 ▬
4 7 Merrill Kelly 53 $5.20 9.5 9 0.5 ▲
1 7 Brady Singer 54 $5.50 9.5 9.5 0.0 ▬
4 7 Alex Cobb 55 $5.30 8.5 8.5 0.0 ▬
9 7 Patrick Sandoval 56 $4.40 8.5 5.5 3.0 ▲ Any time BB% drops he looks astounding
N/A 7 Tyler Mahle 57 $0.00 8.5 11 -2.5 ▼ Back Saturday, I give a grace start after shoulder IL
0 7 Mike Clevinger 58 $0.60 8.5 N/A N/A
-36 7 Tony Gonsolin 59 $6.60 8.5 23.5 -15.0 ▼ LAD known for juggling IL, but forearm strain scary
N/A 7 Jack Flaherty 60 N/A 8.5 N/A N/A Looking at final rehab start Aug. 31
-11 8 Pablo Lopez 61 $1.40 8 10.5 -2.5 ▼ Inconsistent at best, hard to lean on
-11 8 Logan Gilbert 62 ($0.10) 8 10.5 -2.5 ▼ Ks evaporated with command
-2 8 Miles Mikolas 63 $1.50 7 6.5 0.5 ▲
-1 8 Nick Lodolo 64 $2.70 6 5.5 0.5 ▲
1 8 Justin Steele 65 $7.90 6 5.5 0.5 ▲ Nearly 2.00 FIP in last month, buy
-4 8 Jose Berrios 66 ($0.20) 5 5.5 -0.5 ▼
-3 8 Marcus Stroman 67 $1.80 5 5.5 -0.5 ▼
-8 8 Lucas Giolito 68 $5.80 5 7.5 -2.5 ▼ Must reset for 2023, too many mistakes
-2 8 Taijuan Walker 69 ($1.60) 5 5 0.0 ▬
-2 8 Ranger Suarez 70 $5.90 5 5 0.0 ▬
1 8 Eduardo Rodriguez 71 $1.70 4.5 4.5 0.0 ▬ Nice to see him back with 2 wins
1 8 Jose Suarez 72 $6.90 4.5 4.5 0.0 ▬ New change is nice, not a cheat code
1 8 Martin Perez 73 $1.80 4.5 4 0.5 ▲
1 8 Cal Quantrill 74 $5.20 4 4 0.0 ▬
1 8 Drew Rasmussen 75 $8.50 4 4 0.0 ▬
1 8 Jeffrey Springs 76 $8.20 4 4 0.0 ▬
21 8 Drew Smyly 77 $7.00 4 1 3.0 ▲
-9 8 Sean Manaea 78 $1.70 4 5 -1.0 ▼ Continues to fade even with low BB%
-9 8 Jose Quintana 79 $3.10 3.5 5 -1.5 ▼
N/A 8 Matt Manning 80 $6.40 3.5 N/A N/A Had been rolling then 7 ER speed bump
N/A 8 Cole Irvin 81 $2.60 3.5 N/A N/A
-11 9 Kutter Crawford 82 ($0.30) 3 4.5 -1.5 ▼
-5 9 Nick Pivetta 83 $3.00 3 3 0.0 ▬
-1 9 Johnny Cueto 84 $6.50 3 2 1.0 ▲ Low K's but also low ratios! OK then
3 9 Domingo German 85 $6.20 3 1.5 1.5 ▲
N/A 9 Bailey Falter 86 $0.50 2.5 N/A N/A
-5 9 Kyle Gibson 87 $6.90 2.5 2 0.5 ▲
-9 9 Jameson Taillon 88 ($1.00) 2.5 3 -0.5 ▼ Ate liner off right arm, just \contusion for now
-9 9 Noah Syndergaard 89 $5.60 2 2.5 -0.5 ▼ Low K's, high ratios, little fantasy appeal
-6 9 Spenser Watkins 90 $3.30 2 2 0.0 ▬
-1 9 Aaron Civale 91 $3.60 2 1.5 0.5 ▲ 3.43 ERA last month backed by peripherals
-6 9 Corey Kluber 92 $0.50 1.5 1.5 0.0 ▬
N/A 9 David Peterson 93 $4.80 1.5 N/A N/A Here with Carrasco out, stream away
-7 9 Jakob Junis 94 $2.10 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼
-6 10 Dane Dunning 95 $2.60 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼
-5 10 Tommy Henry 96 $1.10 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼
-5 10 JP Sears 97 $1.20 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼
-5 10 Austin Voth 98 $3.20 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼
-5 10 Ross Stripling 99 $4.00 1 1.5 -0.5 ▼ 25%+ K-BB rate of late is great
-4 10 Roansy Contreras 100 $2.50 1 1 0.0 ▬
N/A 10 Trevor Rogers 101 N/A 1 N/A N/A Returns after 12 Ks over 6 hitless IP on rehab


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