Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind in his Sale

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Wind in his Sale

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

As always, remember that rotations are subject to change, so if you see something that looks incorrect, assume that it was a change that occurred since this was written and feel free to politely bring it up in the comments, I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

For the week June 8-14

AMERICAN LEAGUE

START

1. Chris Sale - HOU, at TB
Note: His last five: 1.40 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and 53 Ks (!) in 38.7 IP; how is this fair?
2. Corey Kluber - SEA, at DET
Note:His last five: 2.03 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 59 Ks (!!) in 40 IP; and they're in the same division
3. Sonny Gray - TEX, at LAA
Note: His last ... OK, I won't do it for everyone, but he's absolutely dominating
4. Felix Hernandez - at HOU
5. David Price - CLE
6. Chris Archer - CWS
Note: OK, we're back ... his last five: 1.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 47 Ks in 34.3 IP; morphing into an ace
7. Masahiro Tanaka - WAS
Note: It's only one start, but we saw dominance (7 IP/1 ER), efficiency (78 pit.), and velo (sat 93, peaked at 96)
8. Dallas Keuchel - at CWS
Note: His K deficiency is ovestated, it's not like he has a 15% K rate; currently at a career-high 20% (18% last two yrs)
9. Michael Pineda - at BAL
10. Carlos Carrasco - at DET
Note: It probably won't in most leagues, but if you
As always, remember that rotations are subject to change, so if you see something that looks incorrect, assume that it was a change that occurred since this was written and feel free to politely bring it up in the comments, I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

For the week June 8-14

AMERICAN LEAGUE

START

1. Chris Sale - HOU, at TB
Note: His last five: 1.40 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and 53 Ks (!) in 38.7 IP; how is this fair?
2. Corey Kluber - SEA, at DET
Note:His last five: 2.03 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 59 Ks (!!) in 40 IP; and they're in the same division
3. Sonny Gray - TEX, at LAA
Note: His last ... OK, I won't do it for everyone, but he's absolutely dominating
4. Felix Hernandez - at HOU
5. David Price - CLE
6. Chris Archer - CWS
Note: OK, we're back ... his last five: 1.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 47 Ks in 34.3 IP; morphing into an ace
7. Masahiro Tanaka - WAS
Note: It's only one start, but we saw dominance (7 IP/1 ER), efficiency (78 pit.), and velo (sat 93, peaked at 96)
8. Dallas Keuchel - at CWS
Note: His K deficiency is ovestated, it's not like he has a 15% K rate; currently at a career-high 20% (18% last two yrs)
9. Michael Pineda - at BAL
10. Carlos Carrasco - at DET
Note: It probably won't in most leagues, but if you can leverage the 3.92 ERA into a discount, do it immediately
11. Danny Salazar - at DET
12. Garrett Richards - at TB
13. Collin McHugh - SEA
Note: He's better than a 4.33 ERA, still generating the swings-and-misses for a bigger K% than his current 20%; buy
14. Trevor Bauer - SEA
Note: About the only concern within his profile is the 10% BB rate, but it's palatable when you're this tough to hit
15. Jeff Samardzija - at TB
16. Clay Buchholz - TOR
Note: Slowly climbing the ranks; just 8 ER in his last five starts after 9 ER in the two before that
17. Jesse Hahn - TEX
Note: Bottom line says trade of Ks for lower BB% from '14, but last 8 starts show K surge with no BB cost: 19% K rate, 5% BB rate
18. Jose Quintana - HOU
19. Jake Odorizzi - LAA
Note: This ranking is basically a health hedge, he left Friday's start with an oblique issue & could miss time
20. Hector Santiago - OAK
Note: For me, Santiago is more impressive to watch that he is on the stat sheet; not a sub-3.00 guy, but OAK is garbage vs. LHP
21. Jesse Chavez - at LAA
22. Lance McCullers Jr. - at CWS, SEA
Note: Didn't finish 5 IP in two of his first three before a CG vs. BAL (11 Ks); the upside is worth the risk right now
23. Eduardo Rodriguez - at BAL, TOR
Note: The polish of this 22-year old is incredible; prefer him to LMc Jr. the rest of way, but slots below him here bc of matchups
24. Miguel Gonzalez - BOS, NYY
Note: Lacks a major home/road split career-wise, but it's been sharp this year: 2.52 ERA at home, 4.64 on the road; skills back both #s
25. Edinson Volquez - at MIN
26. Drew Hutchison - at BOS
Note: Has a 2.82 ERA in his last six with 7.2 K:BB in 38.3 IP; road has been tough for career (5.31 ERA), but ERA indicators suggest better
27. Nate Karns - LAA, CWS
Note: Karns has 56 third-time-through PA, lowest among 79 SP with 11+ starts; they're protecting him and it's working (2.67 ERA in last 6)
28. Anibal Sanchez - CHC, CLE
Note: Had him 17 in my intial run bc I believe in the skills, but at some point 12 starts of a 5.69 ERA has to drop down
29. Scott Kazmir - TEX
Note: Now hasn't completed 6 IP in any of his last four after doing in all of his first seven starts
30. Wei-Yin Chen - BOS
31. Trevor May - KC
Note: Skills kept saying something like his last outing (7 scoreless, 2 H, 9 Ks at BOS) was possible; a key to MIN sustaining success
32. Wade Miley - at BAL
Note: Season-long ERA (4.67) won't attract attention, but chiseling April 8.62 with a 3.33 in his last seven; can he recapture '14 K upside?
33. Ubaldo Jimenez - NYY
Note: Reasons for excitement: 7% BB and 50% GB rate; former is FAR and AWAY career-best, latter is six-year high
34. Roenis Elias - at CLE
Note: Looking a lot like the guy we saw last year which was pretty solid; at least a stream, maybe more
35. C.J. Wilson - OAK
36. J.A. Happ - at CLE
37. Yovani Gallardo - at OAK
Note: Basically repeating his '14 which is pretty good considering the league change; no longer great, but offers usable 185+ IP yearly
38. Erasmo Ramirez - LAA
Note: He's posted a 2.86 ERA in five starts with 25 Ks in 28.3 IP since joining the rotation in mid-May even with a 5 ER dud in there
39. Yordano Ventura - at STL
40. Alfredo Simon - CLE
41. Adam Warren - at BAL
Note: Love a 2.70 ERA over his last four starts, but 5 HRs (4 on road) has me a touch worried given his home park
42. Carlos Rodon - HOU
Note: He's shown the prime upside throughout his five starts (incl. 8 and 10 K efforts), but downside is obvious with 14% BB in those starts
43. Chi Chi Gonzalez - at OAK
Note: Lacks the upside of McCullers, Rodriguez, or Rodon, but also has a higher immediate floor as he's unlikely to just get eviscerated
44. Matt Shoemaker - at TB, at OAK
Note: Even Cliff Lee never wants his BB/9 & HR/9 almost matching so you know Shoemaker can't handle it (2.2 BB/9, 2.1 HR/9)
45. Chris Young - at MIN
46. Nick Martinez - at OAK, MIN
Note: He'd been showing some signs of legitimacy in recent run before CWS dropped the Regression Hammer (3.3 IP, 7 ER)
47. Alex Colome - CWS
48. Kyle Gibson - KC
49. Jered Weaver - at TB
Note: Even his hot run (1.98 ERA in final 5 May starts) still only had a 17% K rate; 10% in his other seven starts
50. R.A. Dickey - at BOS
51. Nathan Eovaldi - WAS
52. Taijuan Walker - at CLE, at HOU
Note: His last two were amazing: both 8 IP efforts with 3 ER, 15 Ks, and 1 BB, but both at home & 9.79 road ERA is terrifying
53. Kendall Graveman - at LAA
Note: It'll take a while to erase his April (8.27 ERA), but he's on the way with 3.06 ERA in 17.7 IP since recall; major K deficiency, though
54. Aaron Sanchez - MIA
Note: MIA lacks high-impact LH bats to punish Sanchez's .968 OPS vs. southpaws, espec. with Yelich struggling

SIT

55. Marco Estrada - MIA, at BOS
Note: Composite numbers look like good MIL version on Estrada, but it's influenced by pen work; as SP: 4.67 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 1.3 HR/9
56. Mike Montgomery - at HOU
Note: Former blue-chip prospect enjoyed a strong MLB debut; keeping an eye on him here for sure
57. Wandy Rodriguez - MIN
58. Mark Buehrle - MIA
Note: Always good for a big run of quality ERA, but comes with worthless K rate
59. Jason Vargas - at MIN, at STL
Note: His best value is at home throughout his career, but espec. this year: 4.58 hm ERA/5.00 rd ERA, but 4.0/1.4 K:BB split
60. Phil Hughes - KC, at TEX
Note: Essentially repeating the excellent BB% from '14, but nothing else and the HRs from NYY are back (1.6 HR/9)
61. Rick Porcello - at BAL
62. Chris Tillman - BOS
63. Bud Norris - NYY
Note: I never really bought his '14, but he's not a 9.88 ERA pitcher, either, so he basically has to get better now that he's healthy
64. Joe Kelly - TOR
65. Shane Greene - CHC
Note: No, just no.
66. CC Sabathia - at BAL
67. Brett Oberholtzer - SEA
68. Mike Pelfrey - at TEX
69. Tommy Milone - at TEX
70. Shaun Marcum - SEA
71. Roberto Hernandez - at CWS
72. Jeremy Guthrie - at STL
73. John Danks - at TB
74. Colby Lewis - MIN

NATIONAL LEAGUE

START

1. Max Scherzer - at NYY, at MIL
Note: His numbers are amazing regadless of the split in question, but road work is just silly: 0.79 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 36% K, 6.9 K:BB
2. Cole Hamels - at CIN, at PIT
Note: Seven HRs in first three starts left him with a 5.00 ERA, but he has a 2.77 ERA and just 3 HR allowed in his last nine
3. Clayton Kershaw - at SD
Note: He's no Tom Koehler in Coors (7 IP/1 ER), but we'll take Kershaw's 7 IP/2 ER there any day of the week
4. Gerrit Cole - PHI
5. Johnny Cueto - at CHC
Note: Strong return after nearly 2 weeks off - 6 IP/2 R (only 1 ER) with 4 Ks & 0 BBs; looks like he's fine for now
6. Madison Bumgarner - ARI
7. Matt Harvey - SF
Note: 11 of his 25 ER came in two starts that everyone freaking out; he calmed 'em down with 7 IP/2 ER in ARI last week
8. Zack Greinke - at SD
9. Jacob deGrom - ATL
Note: Close to Apr had some wondering if soph. slump was in play, but 1.74 ERA in six starts since (48 Ks in 41.3 IP) has quelled that
10. A.J. Burnett - MIL, PHI
Note: Unfortunate that his give-back (6.75 ERA in 10.7 IP) came in SD and SF, two of the friendliest parks for SPs, but still got 2 Ws!
11. Jon Lester - at DET, CIN
12. James Shields - at ATL, LAD
Note: Now has back-to-back HR-free outings, only his second and third of the season
13. Shelby Miller - SD, at NYM
Note: Oh, so I guess that 1.48 ERA wasn't real ... who could've guessed? Maybe 6 BB gm offers buying opprtunity?
14. Jake Arrieta - at DET
Note: Showing that '14 skills are definitely real and his prospect pedigree from years ago was warranted
15. Jordan Zimmermann - at MIL
16. Andrew Cashner - at ATL
Note: Pitching some of his best baseball despite three-year highs in ERA (3.46) and WHIP (1.35)
17. Lance Lynn - KC
18. Francisco Liriano - MIL
Note: Stifling RH batters this year which means this righty-focused MIL team doesn't pose a huge problem for him as with other LHP
19. Tyson Ross - at ATL
Note: Still a lot to love here despite the elevated ERA & WHIP; I'd be buying if possible, espec. at a discount
20. Jason Hammel - CIN
Note: His 3.26 ERA is 13th-best in NL since start of 2014 (251 IP); he's showing last year's run with CHC was legit
21. Kyle Hendricks - CIN
Note: Slightly baffled by the substantial surge in K% (from 15% to 20%) as it's not at all supported by his SwStr% (down a tick to 7%)
22. Gio Gonzalez - at NYY
23. Michael Wacha - at COL
Note: Now has a 22% K rate in his last five after a 12% in his first six starts; trip to Coors is always scary, though
24. Noah Syndergaard - SF
Note: This is his first challenge from a top-end offense after five against outright bad or flawed clubs
25. Julio Teheran - SD
26. Chase Anderson - at SF
27. Brett Anderson - ARI
Note: Very K-deficient early on (13% in first 6), but now has 28 Ks in his last 5 starts (21%) making his ERA a lot more bankable
28. Chris Heston - at NYM, ARI
Note: Does he really have a home/road split or is it just two starts in Coors making his road work look terrible?
29. Aaron Harang - at CIN
Note: CIN just dealt him a dud (5.7 IP/5 ER), but the 5 BB were really uncharacteristic of Harang
30. Alex Wood - at NYM
31. Jimmy Nelson - at PIT, WAS
32. Carlos Martinez - at COL
Note: It's a shame that a trip to Coors has to interrupt this run: 0.84 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 40 Ks in 32.3 IP
33. Mike Fiers - WAS
Note: He still hasn't show the kind of command we saw last year, but it's been a lot better since Apr. (3.23 ERA over last seven)
34. Bartolo Colon - ATL
35. Tsuyoshi Wada - CIN
36. John Lackey - at COL, KC
37. Mike Foltynewicz - SD, at NYM
Note: I'm willing to incur the risk for that strikeout upside, espec. in a two-start week
38. Mike Bolsinger - ARI, at SD
39. Chad Bettis - STL, at MIA
40. Anthony DeSclafani - PHI, at CHC
Note: I think he's still figuring things out hence the volatility, but the stuff says he should be successful more than not
41. Tanner Roark - at MIL
42. Jaime Garcia - KC
43. Carlos Frias - ARI
Note: Rebounded from the 10 ER nightmare with a 1.98 ERA in his last two (13.7 IP), but just 6 Ks against 5 BB; be careful
44. Williams Perez - SD
45. Kyle Lohse - at PIT
46. Charlie Morton - MIL
Note: Don't need ya to be a strikeout ace, but ya gotta miss some bats to maintain success, Ground Chuck!
47. Dan Haren - at TOR, COL
Note: He's been great this year, but a trip to TOR is very scary for the HR-friendly Haren
48. Jorge De La Rosa - STL, at MIA
49. Dillon Gee - SF
50. Jon Niese - ATL

SIT

51. Josh Collmenter - at SF
52. Ryan Vogelsong - ARI
53. Jeff Locke - PHI
54. Rubby De La Rosa - at LAD, at SF
Note: Lotta left-handed damage in both of these lineups licking their chops at Rubby's .997 OPS vs. LH
55. Mike Leake - PHI, at CHC
Note: A four-start run of 9.00 ERA in 22 IP has erased his excellent work thru the first 7 starts (2.36 ERA in 49.7 IP)
56. Ian Kennedy - at ATL, LAD
57. Tom Koehler - at TOR
Note: Great in Coors but can he do it twice in a row as he now gets AL Coors
58. Michael Lorenzen - at CHC
59. Stephen Strasburg Replacement - at MIL
Note:Joe Ross is up for Saturday's start and could get this one, too
60. Jeremy Hellickson - at LAD
61. Tim Hudson - at NYM
Note: Unusuable away from home right now: 5.64 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 0.9 K:BB ratio in 22.3 IP
62. Odrisamer Despaigne - LAD
63. Tim Lincecum - at NYM
Note: I just haven't really bought the renaissance from the start so I'm not going to now as it's starting to crack
64. Matt Garza - WAS
65. Robbie Ray - at LAD
66. David Phelps - COL
67. Jerome Williams - at CIN
68. Sean O'Sullivan - at PIT
69. Brad Hand - at TOR, COL
70. Severino Gonzalez - at PIT
71. Jose Urena - COL
72. Eddie Butler - STL
73. Chris Rusin - at MIA
74. Kyle Kendrick - at MIA
75. Raisel Iglesias Replacement - PHI
76. Brewers Fifth Starter - at PIT, WAS

MLB TOP 100

1. Max Scherzer - at NYY, at MIL
Note: His numbers are amazing regadless of the split in question, but road work is just silly: 0.79 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 36% K, 6.9 K:BB
2. Chris Sale - HOU, at TB
Note: His last five: 1.40 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and 53 Ks (!) in 38.7 IP; how is this fair?
3. Corey Kluber - SEA, at DET
Note:His last five: 2.03 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 59 Ks (!!) in 40 IP; and they're in the same division
4. Sonny Gray - TEX, at LAA
Note: His last ... OK, I won't do it for everyone, but he's absolutely dominating
5. Cole Hamels - at CIN, at PIT
Note: Seven HRs in first three starts left him with a 5.00 ERA, but he has a 2.77 ERA and just 3 HR allowed in his last nine
6. Clayton Kershaw - at SD
Note: He's no Tom Koehler in Coors (7 IP/1 ER), but we'll take Kershaw's 7 IP/2 ER there any day of the week
7. Gerrit Cole - PHI
8. Felix Hernandez - at HOU
9. David Price - CLE
10. Chris Archer - CWS
Note: OK, we're back ... his last five: 1.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 47 Ks in 34.3 IP; morphing into an ace
11. Johnny Cueto - at CHC
Note: Strong return after nearly 2 weeks off - 6 IP/2 R (only 1 ER) with 4 Ks & 0 BBs; looks like he's fine for now
12. Madison Bumgarner - ARI
13. Matt Harvey - SF
Note: 11 of his 25 ER came in two starts that everyone freaking out; he calmed 'em down with 7 IP/2 ER in ARI last week
14. Zack Greinke - at SD
15. Jacob deGrom - ATL
Note: Close to Apr had some wondering if soph. slump was in play, but 1.74 ERA in six starts since (48 Ks in 41.3 IP) has quelled that
16. Masahiro Tanaka - WAS
Note: It's only one start, but we saw dominance (7 IP/1 ER), efficiency (78 pit.), and velo (sat 93, peaked at 96)
17. A.J. Burnett - MIL, PHI
Note: Unfortunate that his give-back (6.75 ERA in 10.7 IP) came in SD and SF, two of the friendliest parks for SPs, but still got 2 Ws!
18. Jon Lester - at DET, CIN
19. James Shields - at ATL, LAD
Note: Now has back-to-back HR-free outings, only his second and third of the season
20. Shelby Miller - SD, at NYM
Note: Oh, so I guess that 1.48 ERA wasn't real ... who could've guessed? Maybe 6 BB gm offers buying opprtunity?
21. Jake Arrieta - at DET
Note: Showing that '14 skills are definitely real and his prospect pedigree from years ago was warranted
22. Dallas Keuchel - at CWS
Note: His K deficiency is ovestated, it's not like he has a 15% K rate; currently at a career-high 20% (18% last two yrs)
23. Michael Pineda - at BAL
24. Carlos Carrasco - at DET
Note: It probably won't in most leagues, but if you can leverage the 3.92 ERA into a discount, do it immediately
25. Danny Salazar - at DET
26. Garrett Richards - at TB
27. Jordan Zimmermann - at MIL
28. Andrew Cashner - at ATL
Note: Pitching some of his best baseball despite three-year highs in ERA (3.46) and WHIP (1.35)
29. Lance Lynn - KC
30. Francisco Liriano - MIL
Note: Stifling RH batters this year which means this righty-focused MIL team doesn't pose a huge problem for him as with other LHP
31. Tyson Ross - at ATL
Note: Still a lot to love here despite the elevated ERA & WHIP; I'd be buying if possible, espec. at a discount
32. Jason Hammel - CIN
Note: His 3.26 ERA is 13th-best in NL since start of 2014 (251 IP); he's showing last year's run with CHC was legit
33. Collin McHugh - SEA
Note: He's better than a 4.33 ERA, still generating the swings-and-misses for a bigger K% than his current 20%; buy
34. Trevor Bauer - SEA
Note: About the only concern within his profile is the 10% BB rate, but it's palatable when you're this tough to hit
35. Jeff Samardzija - at TB
36. Clay Buchholz - TOR
Note: Slowly climbing the ranks; just 8 ER in his last five starts after 9 ER in the two before that
37. Jesse Hahn - TEX
Note: Bottom line says trade of Ks for lower BB% from '14, but last 8 starts show K surge with no BB cost: 19% K rate, 5% BB rate
38. Jose Quintana - HOU
39. Jake Odorizzi - LAA
Note: This ranking is basically a health hedge, he left Friday's start with an oblique issue & could miss time
40. Hector Santiago - OAK
Note: For me, Santiago is more impressive to watch that he is on the stat sheet; not a sub-3.00 guy, but OAK is garbage vs. LHP
41. Kyle Hendricks - CIN
Note: Slightly baffled by the substantial surge in K% (from 15% to 20%) as it's not at all supported by his SwStr% (down a tick to 7%)
42. Gio Gonzalez - at NYY
43. Michael Wacha - at COL
Note: Now has a 22% K rate in his last five after a 12% in his first six starts; trip to Coors is always scary, though
44. Noah Syndergaard - SF
Note: This is his first challenge from a top-end offense after five against outright bad or flawed clubs
45. Jesse Chavez - at LAA
46. Lance McCullers Jr. - at CWS, SEA
Note: Didn't finish 5 IP in two of his first three before a CG vs. BAL (11 Ks); the upside is worth the risk right now
47. Eduardo Rodriguez - at BAL, TOR
Note: The polish of this 22-year old is incredible; prefer him to LMc Jr. the rest of way, but slots below him here bc of matchups
48. Miguel Gonzalez - BOS, NYY
Note: Lacks a major home/road split career-wise, but it's been sharp this year: 2.52 ERA at home, 4.64 on the road; skills back both #s
49. Edinson Volquez - at MIN
50. Drew Hutchison - at BOS
Note: Has a 2.82 ERA in his last six with 7.2 K:BB in 38.3 IP; road has been tough for career (5.31 ERA), but ERA indicators suggest better
51. Nate Karns - LAA, CWS
Note: Karns has 56 third-time-through PA, lowest among 79 SP with 11+ starts; they're protecting him and it's working (2.67 ERA in last 6)
52. Anibal Sanchez - CHC, CLE
Note: Had him 17 in my intial run bc I believe in the skills, but at some point 12 starts of a 5.69 ERA has to drop down
53. Scott Kazmir - TEX
Note: Now hasn't completed 6 IP in any of his last four after doing in all of his first seven starts
54. Wei-Yin Chen - BOS
55. Trevor May - KC
Note: Skills kept saying something like his last outing (7 scoreless, 2 H, 9 Ks at BOS) was possible; a key to MIN sustaining success
56. Wade Miley - at BAL
Note: Season-long ERA (4.67) won't attract attention, but chiseling April 8.62 with a 3.33 in his last seven; can he recapture '14 K upside?
57. Ubaldo Jimenez - NYY
Note: Reasons for excitement: 7% BB and 50% GB rate; former is FAR and AWAY career-best, latter is six-year high
58. Julio Teheran - SD
59. Chase Anderson - at SF
60. Brett Anderson - ARI
Note: Very K-deficient early on (13% in first 6), but now has 28 Ks in his last 5 starts (21%) making his ERA a lot more bankable
61. Chris Heston - at NYM, ARI
Note: Does he really have a home/road split or is it just two starts in Coors making his road work look terrible?
62. Aaron Harang - at CIN
Note: CIN just dealt him a dud (5.7 IP/5 ER), but the 5 BB were really uncharacteristic of Harang
63. Alex Wood - at NYM
64. Jimmy Nelson - at PIT, WAS
65. Carlos Martinez - at COL
Note: It's a shame that a trip to Coors has to interrupt this run: 0.84 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 40 Ks in 32.3 IP
66. Mike Fiers - WAS
Note: He still hasn't show the kind of command we saw last year, but it's been a lot better since Apr. (3.23 ERA over last seven)
67. Bartolo Colon - ATL
68. Tsuyoshi Wada - CIN
69. John Lackey - at COL, KC
70. Mike Foltynewicz - SD, at NYM
Note: I'm willing to incur the risk for that strikeout upside, espec. in a two-start week
71. Mike Bolsinger - ARI, at SD
72. Chad Bettis - STL, at MIA
73. Anthony DeSclafani - PHI, at CHC
Note: I think he's still figuring things out hence the volatility, but the stuff says he should be successful more than not
74. Tanner Roark - at MIL
75. Jaime Garcia - KC
76. Carlos Frias - ARI
Note: Rebounded from the 10 ER nightmare with a 1.98 ERA in his last two (13.7 IP), but just 6 Ks against 5 BB; be careful
77. C.J. Wilson - OAK
78. J.A. Happ - at CLE
79. Yovani Gallardo - at OAK
Note: Basically repeating his '14 which is pretty good considering the league change; no longer great, but offers usable 185+ IP yearly
80. Erasmo Ramirez - LAA
Note: He's posted a 2.86 ERA in five starts with 25 Ks in 28.3 IP since joining the rotation in mid-May even with a 5 ER dud in there
81. Yordano Ventura - at STL
82. Alfredo Simon - CLE
83. Adam Warren - at BAL
Note: Love a 2.70 ERA over his last four starts, but 5 HRs (4 on road) has me a touch worried given his home park
84. Carlos Rodon - HOU
Note: He's shown the prime upside throughout his five starts (incl. 8 and 10 K efforts), but downside is obvious with 14% BB in those starts
85. Chi Chi Gonzalez - at OAK
Note: Lacks the upside of McCullers, Rodriguez, or Rodon, but also has a higher immediate floor as he's unlikely to just get eviscerated
86. Williams Perez - SD
87. Kyle Lohse - at PIT
88. Charlie Morton - MIL
Note: Don't need ya to be a strikeout ace, but ya gotta miss some bats to maintain success, Ground Chuck!
89. Dan Haren - at TOR, COL
Note: He's been great this year, but a trip to TOR is very scary for the HR-friendly Haren
90. Jorge De La Rosa - STL, at MIA
91. Dillon Gee - SF
92. Jon Niese - ATL
93. Roenis Elias - at CLE
Note: Looking a lot like the guy we saw last year which was pretty solid; at least a stream, maybe more
94. Matt Shoemaker - at TB, at OAK
Note: Even Cliff Lee never wants his BB/9 & HR/9 almost matching so you know Shoemaker can't handle it (2.2 BB/9, 2.1 HR/9)
95. Chris Young - at MIN
96. Nick Martinez - at OAK, MIN
Note: He'd been showing some signs of legitimacy in recent run before CWS dropped the Regression Hammer (3.3 IP, 7 ER)
97. Alex Colome - CWS
98. Kyle Gibson - KC
99. Jered Weaver - at TB
Note: Even his hot run (1.98 ERA in final 5 May starts) still only had a 17% K rate; 10% in his other seven starts
100. R.A. Dickey - at BOS
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