2014 Fantasy Baseball NL-Only Starting Pitcher Rankings

2014 Fantasy Baseball NL-Only Starting Pitcher Rankings
Mar 14, 2014

.Here’s a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Starting Pitcher Rankings for NL-only fantasy baseball leagues..1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles DodgersClayton Kershaw is 51-23 over the past three years with a 2.21 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. He has averaged 236.3 strikeouts per season over that stretch. He’s the best pitcher in the game. Period..2. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis CardinalsAdam Wainwright went 19-9 with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 219 strikeouts. Yep, he’s all the way back after his Tommy John surgery..3. Stephen Strasburg, Washington NationalsStephen Strasburg went 8-9 with a 3.00 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 191 strikeouts in 183 innings. He’s still a bit of an injury risk, but he certainly has the goods if he can stay healthy..4. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco GiantsMadison Bumgarner has gone 42-33 over the past three years with a 3.12 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and 193.7 strikeouts per season. I expect him to take the next step this year in the elite class..5. Cliff Lee, Philadelphia PhilliesCliff Lee is just 37-25 over the past three years with Philadelphia, but he has a 2.80 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 222.3 strikeouts per year..6. Jose Fernandez, Miami MarlinsJose Fernandez went 12-6 as a rookie with a 2.19 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and 187 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. He has worked hard on conditioning to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump..7. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia PhilliesCole Hamels had a rough season going 8-14 but still managed to post a 3.60 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 202 strikeouts. Over the past four seasons, he’s 51-40 with a 3.13 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 205.8 strikeouts per season..8. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles DodgersZack Greinke went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 148 strikeouts in 177.2 innings. Over the past three years, he’s 46-15 with a 3.32 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 183 strikeouts per season..9. Gio Gonzalez, Washington NationalsGio Gonzalez shook off the Biogenesis allegation, avoided suspension and posted a 11-8 record with a 3.36 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 192 strikeouts in 195.2 innings. Over the past three years he’s 48-28 with a 3.12 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 198.7 strikeouts per season..10. Jordan Zimmermann, Washington NationalsJordan Zimmermann has averaged just 146 strikeouts over the past three seasons, but he’s 39-28 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP..11. Matt Cain, San Francisco GiantsA down year (8-10, 4.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 158 strikeouts) for Cain is still a solid season, aside from the win total. Cain has a lifetime ERA of 3.35 and WHIP of 1.17. He should rebound..12. Homer Bailey, Cincinnati RedsHomer Bailey went 11-12 with a 3.49 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and 199 strikeouts. He went 6-4 in his final 13 starts with a 3.02 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 86.1 innings..13. Mat Latos, Cincinnati RedsMat Latos went 14-7 with a 3.16 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 187 strikeouts. Over the past four seasons he’s 51-35 with a3.27 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP..14. Gerrit Cole, Pittsburg PiratesGerrit Cole went 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 117.1 innings. Impressive numbers for a rookie..15. Mike Minor, Atlanta BravesMike Minor went 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 181 strikeouts. At just 26 he should continue to improve…Also check out:

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