Tim Lincecum Tops Starting Pitcher Rankings

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

* = check status

Last Update: 9/17
Next Update: 10/1

1. Tim Lincecum, Giants
Note: Still time for playoff and Cy Young push.
2. Zack Greinke, Royals
Note: Did lack of support cost him the hardware?
3. Cliff Lee, Phillies
4. Chris Carpenter, Cardinals
5. Dan Haren, Diamondbacks
6. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
7. Justin Verlander, Tigers
8. Roy Halladay, Blue Jays
9. Josh Beckett, Red Sox
10. Jon Lester, Red Sox
11. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Note: I guess this is growing up.
12. CC Sabathia, Yankees
13. Josh Johnson, Marlins
14. Matt Cain, Giants
15. Javier Vazquez, Braves
16. Cole Hamels, Phillies
17. Wandy Rodriguez, Astros
Note: A legitimate ace no one talks about.
18. *Chad Billingsley, Dodgers
19. Tommy Hanson, Braves
20. Jair Jurrjens, Braves
21. Matt Garza, Rays
22. Jorge De La Rosa, Rockies
Note: Quietly untouchable for two months.
23. Edwin Jackson, Tigers
Note: Legit breakthrough but he looks tired now.
24. Scott Baker, Twins
25. John Lackey, Angels
26. Ricky Nolasco, Marlins
27. *Yovani Gallardo, Brewers
Note: Team wants a shutdown, he says no, no, no.
28. Bronson Arroyo, Reds
29. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies
Note: Is he completely over the hamstring issue?
30. James Shields, Rays
31. Gavin Floyd, White Sox
32. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
Note: He's outpitched Halladay over last six weeks.
33. John Danks, White Sox
34. Ted Lilly, Cubs
35. John Smoltz, Cardinals
36. Randy Wolf, Dodgers
37. Joel Pineiro, Cardinals
38. Barry Zito, Giants
Note: Finally giving them some value.
39. *Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Note: They're not going to rush him back.
40. Jered Weaver, Angels
41. Ryan Dempster, Cubs
42. A.J. Burnett, Yankees
Note: A total mess in the second half.
43. Jonathan Sanchez, Giants
44. Scott Feldman, Rangers
45. Pedro Martinez, Phillies
46. Trevor Cahill, Athletics
47. Ervin Santana, Angels
48. *Derek Lowe, Braves
Note: Blister issue in his last turn.
49. Scott Kazmir, Angels
50. Joe Saunders, Angels
51. John Lannan, Nationals
52. Jeff Niemann, Rays
53. Hiroki Kuroda, Dodgers
Note: Better command in recent turns.
54. Randy Wells, Cubs
55. David Price, Rays
56. Jason Marquis, Rockies
57. Tommy Hunter, Rangers
58. *Max Scherzer, Diamondbacks
59. Mark Buehrle, White Sox
60. Brad Penny, Giants
Note: Ah, the cushion of the NL.
61. Brian Duensing, Twins
62. Wade Davis, Rays
63. Jon Garland, Dodgers
Note: Lands in roomy park for stretch run.
64. Joe Blanton, Phillies
65. Robinson Tejada, Royals
Note: Short-game starter but the numbers are there.
66. *Joba Chamberlain, Yankees
67. Carl Pavano, Twins
68. Ricky Romero, Blue Jays
69. Sean West, Marlins
Note: More respectful than Kanye, we suppose.
70. Zach Duke, Pirates
71. Clayton Richard, Padres
72. Kenshin Kawakami, Braves
73. Jason Hammel, Rockies
74. Rick Porcello, Tigers
75. Gio Gonzalez, Athletics
Note: Hard stuff but command eludes him.
76. Chris Tillman, Orioles
77. *J.A. Happ, Phillies
78. Doug Davis, Diamondbacks
79. Aaron Laffey, Indians
80. Justin Masterson, Indians
81. *Johnny Cueto, Reds
82. Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
83. Ian Snell, Mariners
84. Kevin Correia, Padres
85. Tim Stauffer, Padres
Note: Put him on your 2010 sleeper list.
86. *Andy Pettitte, Yankees
87. *Kevin Millwood, Rangers
88. Paul Maholm, Pirates
89. Nick Blackburn, Twins
90. Bud Norris, Astros
91. *Jake Peavy, White Sox
92. *Tim Wakefield, Red Sox
93. *Gil Meche, Royals
94. Luke Hochevar, Royals
95. *Jarrod Washburn, Tigers
Note: Knee isn't right, get him out of there.
96. *Rich Harden, Cubs
Note: Joins the 2009 shutdown project.
97. *Roy Oswalt, Astros
Note: He's done for the year.

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