The following 2016 fantasy baseball starting pitcher rankings are based on standard 5×5 scoring. Pitching categories include Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. While the rankings are based in large part on a player’s projected performance, we also take into account upside and risk. While several players are eligible at multiple positions, each player is only ranked once in their primary position.

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Tier
Rank
Player
Team
11 Clayton Kershaw LA
22 Max Scherzer WAS
23 Chris Sale CWS
24 Corey Kluber CLE
25 Jake Arrieta CHC
36 Dallas Keuchel HOU
37 Madison Bumgarner SF
38 Matt Harvey NYM
39 David Price BOS
310 Jacob deGrom NYM
411 Zack Greinke ARZ
412 Gerrit Cole PIT
413 Felix Hernandez SEA
414 Jose Fernandez MIA
415 Chris Archer TB
516 Carlos Carrasco CLE
517 Johnny Cueto SF
518 Sonny Gray OAK
519 Stephen Strasburg WAS
620 Danny Salazar CLE
621 Noah Syndergaard NYM
622 Tyson Ross SD
623 Adam Wainwright STL
624 Cole Hamels TEX
725 Marcus Stroman TOR
726 Garrett Richards LAA
727 Lance McCullers HOU
728 Carlos Martinez STL
729 Patrick Corbin ARZ
830 Jon Lester CHC
831 Francisco Liriano PIT
832 Jordan Zimmermann DET
833 Michael Wacha STL
934 Jake Odorizzi TB
935 Masahiro Tanaka NYY
936 Michael Pineda NYY
937 James Shields SD
1038 Justin Verlander DET
1039 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
1040 Kyle Hendricks CHC
1041 Drew Smyly TB
1042 Gio Gonzalez WAS
1043 Steven Matz NYM
1144 Yu Darvish TEX
1145 Jeff Samardzija SF
1146 Carlos RodonCWS
1147 Shelby Miller ARZ
1148 Wei-Yin Chen MIA
1149 Raisel Iglesias CIN
1250 Luis Severino NYY
1251 Jaime Garcia STL
1252 Taijuan Walker SEA
1253 Jesse Hahn OAK
1254 Joe Ross WAS
1255 Yordano Ventura KC