Lincecum Tops Starting Pitcher Rankings

All rankings assume a 5×5 format (wins, saves, strikeouts, ERA, ratio).

* = check status

Last Update: 8/8
Next Update: 8/20

Starting Pitchers
1. Tim Lincecum, Giants
2. Dan Haren, Diamondbacks
3. Zack Greinke, Royals
4. Josh Beckett, Red Sox
5. Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
6. Johan Santana, Mets
7. Chris Carpenter, Cardinals
8. Justin Verlander, Tigers
9. Matt Cain, Giants
10. Jon Lester, Red Sox
11. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
12. Cliff Lee, Phillies
NOTE: Park effects offset by better defense and support.
13. Josh Johnson, Marlins
14. Ricky Nolasco, Marlins
NOTE: Three-pitch stud is back in the elite class.
15. Yovani Gallardo, Brewers
16. Cole Hamels, Phillies
17. Edwin Jackson, Tigers
18. A.J. Burnett, Yankees
19. Javier Vazquez, Braves
20. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
21. *Chad Billingsley, Dodgers
NOTE: Hamstring acted up Friday.
22. CC Sabathia, Yankees
23. James Shields, Rays
24. Jered Weaver, Angels
25. Joba Chamberlain, Yankees
NOTE: Junk the Joba Rules, he's needed for stretch.
26. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
27. Matt Garza, Rays
28. Wandy Rodriguez, Astros
29. John Danks, White Sox
30. Gavin Floyd, White Sox
31. Rich Harden, Cubs
32. John Lackey, Angels
33. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
NOTE: Learning to dominate, park doesn't matter with his stuff.
34. Mark Buehrle, White Sox
35. Tommy Hanson, Braves
NOTE: To this point, he's as advertised.
36. Jair Jurrjens, Braves
37. *Carlos Zambrano, Cubs
NOTE: Back is a problem again.
38. Jarrod Washburn, Tigers
NOTE: He'll miss Seattle's sublime outfield.
39. Derek Lowe, Braves
40. *Roy Oswalt, Astros
41. Scott Baker, Twins
42. *Ted Lilly, Cubs
43. Max Scherzer, Diamondbacks
44. Randy Wolf, Dodgers
45. Aaron Cook, Rockies
46. Chris Volstad, Marlins
NOTE: He's got the feel of the sinker again.
47. Kevin Millwood, Rangers
48. Joel Pineiro, Cardinals
49. Ryan Dempster, Cubs
50. Johnny Cueto, Reds
51. *Jake Peavy, White Sox
NOTE: Hopes to return by end of month.
52. Ricky Romero, Blue Jays
53. Aaron Harang, Reds
54. David Price, Rays
NOTE: Use him at home, duck on the road.
55. Jason Marquis, Rockies
56. Hiroki Kuroda, Dodgers
57. Scott Kazmir, Rays
NOTE: Probably needs a change of scenery.
58. Zach Duke, Pirates
59. Jorge De La Rosa, Rockies
60. Joe Blanton, Phillies
61. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
NOTE: Legit, but looked better from far away.
62. Luke Hochevar, Royals
63. *Gil Meche, Royals
64. John Lannan, Nationals
65. Randy Wells, Cubs
66. J.A. Happ, Phillies
NOTE: Won't lose his spot even when Pedro arrives.
67. Brett Anderson, Athletics
NOTE: His stuff sneaks up on you.
68. Brian Bannister, Royals
69. Jonathan Sanchez, Giants
70. Mat Latos, Padres
71. Doug Davis, Diamondbacks
72. Chris Tillman, Orioles
NOTE: This team could be scary in two years.
73. Clayton Richard, Padres
NOTE: Could be solid No. 3-4 guy in Petco.
74. *Francisco Liriano, Twins
NOTE: At this point, cut your losses.
75. Ervin Santana, Angels
76. Jeff Niemann, Rays
77. *Joe Saunders, Angels
78. Tim Stauffer, Padres
79. Brian Matusz, Orioles
80. Jason Hammel, Rockies
81. Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
82. Ian Snell, Mariners
NOTE: Triple-A dominance, Seattle defense will help.
83. Rick Porcello, Tigers
84. Brandon Morrow, Mariners
85. Trevor Cahill, Athletics
86. Bud Norris, Astros
NOTE: How many innings will the club allow?
87. Vin Mazzaro, Athletics
NOTE: Hardest of the Oakland kids to judge.
88. *Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
89. *Dallas Braden, Athletics
NOTE: Nicked up, won't go Monday.
90. Derek Holland, Rangers
NOTE: Texas told trading partners "hands off."
91. Andy Pettitte, Yankees
92. Jose Contreras, White Sox
93. Oliver Perez, Mets
NOTE: He's been useful for a month now.
94. *Brad Bergesen, Orioles
95. Anthony Swarzak, Twins
96. Armando Galarraga, Tigers
97. Marc Rzepczynski, Blue Jays
98. Scott Feldman, Rangers
99. Rick VandenHurk, Marlins
NOTE: Not a bad park to take a flier.
100. Paul Maholm, Pirates
101. Nick Blackburn, Twins
102. Carl Pavano, Twins
NOTE: Love is all around, no need to waste it.
103. Brad Penny, Red Sox
104. Sean West, Marlins
105. *Randy Johnson, Giants
106. *Erik Bedard, Mariners
107. Tommy Hunter, Rangers
108. Kenshin Kawakami, Braves
109. Kevin Hart, Pirates
110. *Chris Young, Padres
111. Kevin Correia, Padres
112. Mike Pelfrey, Mets
113. Jamie Moyer, Phillies
114. Chad Gaudin, Yankees
NOTE: League and park change kills his value.
115. Scott Richmond, Blue Jays
116. *Tim Wakefield, Red Sox

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