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Starting pitcher rankings for 2020 fantasy baseball

Major League Baseball will return for a 60-game season and we’re here with our 2020 fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings to help you prepare.

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Welcome to the 2020 MLB season! It’s here? Well, a version of baseball is hopefully here for 60 regular season games. There’s still a month to go until the first games are played which is plenty of time for the earth to be taken over by the Legless Lizard People. But, we will continue to act like baseball and more importantly, fantasy baseball will happen.

A 60 game season with players possibly missing time due to being quarantined, could be a huge dumpster barge fire. But here at DraftKings Nation, we are the positive, happy people! Let’s do this thing!

You likely won’t see any of the top starting pitchers on my team, as I rather go with hitters early and streaming starters is a strategy I often use. Coupling later round pitchers with flexibility to stream is the main strategy I use, but there is no doubt that these top guys are absolute studs.

Gerrit Cole is the no-doubt No. 1. If you like investing in a top tier pitcher, Cole is the guy, but the top two tiers of pitchers are strong and if you are sold on grabbing one, I’d lean toward waiting for the ends of the top two tiers.

Cole to Shane Bieber makes up my first tier and Maz Scherzer to Steven Strasburg make up my second tier. With a shortened season, we don’t have to worry too much about resting pitchers like Walker Buehler and Strasburg, which makes grabbing them a little easier.

Pitcher rankings for 2020 fantasy baseball

Rank Player Team
Rank Player Team
1 Gerrit Cole NYY
2 Jacob deGrom NYM
3 Jack Flaherty STL
4 Shane Bieber CLE
5 Max Scherzer WSH
6 Walker Buehler LAD
7 Justin Verlander HOU
8 Stephen Strasburg WSH
9 Luis Castillo CIN
10 Clayton Kershaw LAD
11 Blake Snell TB
12 Mike Clevinger CLE
13 Charlie Morton TB
14 Patrick Corbin WSH
15 Chris Paddack SD
16 Aaron Nola PHI
17 Zack Greinke HOU
18 Lucas Giolito CWS
19 Yu Darvish CHC
20 Tyler Glasnow TB
21 Jose Berrios MIN
22 Trevor Bauer CIN
23 Corey Kluber TEX
24 Sonny Gray CIN
25 Brandon Woodruff MIL
26 Mike Soroka ATL
27 Zack Wheeler PHI
28 Carlos Carrasco CLE
29 Lance Lynn TEX
30 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
31 Frankie Montas OAK
32 Shohei Ohtani LAA
33 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR
34 Madison Bumgarner ARI
35 Kyle Hendricks CHC
36 David Price LAD
37 Dinelson Lamet SD
38 Zac Gallen ARI
39 Max Fried ATL
40 Jesus Luzardo OAK
41 Matthew Boyd DET
42 Robbie Ray ARI
43 Mike Minor TEX
44 Kenta Maeda MIN
45 Julio Urias LAD
46 German Marquez COL
47 Andrew Heaney LAA
48 Sean Manaea OAK
49 Jake Odorizzi MIN
50 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU
51 Jose Leclerc TEX
52 Luke Weaver ARI
53 Masahiro Tanaka NYY
54 James Paxton NYY
55 Joe Musgrove PIT
56 Mike Foltynewicz ATL
57 Marcus Stroman NYM
58 Carlos Martinez STL
59 Ian Kennedy KC
60 Caleb Smith MIA
61 Jon Gray COL
62 Joey Lucchesi SD
63 Jose Urquidy HOU
64 Mitch Keller PIT
65 Dylan Bundy LAA
66 Dallas Keuchel CWS
67 Ryan Yarbrough TB
68 Brendan McKay TB
69 Yonny Chirinos TB
70 Sandy Alcantara MIA
71 A.J. Puk OAK
72 Anthony DeSclafani CIN
73 Steven Matz NYM
74 Miles Mikolas STL
75 Jose Quintana CHC
76 Adrian Houser MIL
77 Garrett Richards SD
78 Josh James HOU
79 Michael Kopech CWS
80 Cole Hamels ATL
81 Ross Stripling LAD
82 Jeff Samardzija SF
83 Dustin May LAD
84 Aaron Civale CLE
85 Pablo Lopez MIA
86 Dylan Cease CWS
87 Griffin Canning LAA
88 Marco Gonzales SEA
89 Michael Pineda MIN
90 Rich Hill MIN
91 Johnny Cueto SF
92 Alex Wood LAD
93 Rick Porcello NYM
94 Anibal Sanchez WSH
95 Chris Bassitt OAK
96 Reynaldo Lopez CWS
97 J.A. Happ NYY
98 Hunter Harvey BAL
99 Josh Lindblom MIL
100 John Means BAL
101 Diego Castillo TB
102 Chad Green NYY
103 Spencer Howard PHI
104 Dakota Hudson STL
105 Kevin Gausman SF
106 Julio Teheran LAA
107 Nathan Eovaldi BOS
108 Jordan Montgomery NYY
109 Jon Lester CHC
110 Ryan Helsley STL
111 MacKenzie Gore SD
112 Nate Pearson TOR
113 Elieser Hernandez MIA
114 Kyle Gibson TEX
115 Spencer Turnbull DET
116 Mike Fiers OAK
117 Jordan Yamamoto MIA
118 Tanner Roark TOR
119 Justus Sheffield SEA
120 Freddy Peralta MIL
121 Forrest Whitley HOU
122 Matt Shoemaker TOR
123 Tyler Mahle CIN
124 Casey Mize DET