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2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Starting Pitchers

Last update: 10/31/2017
*WHAT IS A SCOUTSCORE?
Scout Fantasy has developed a way to determine each player's value within each category relevant to their production. Both pitchers and hitters each provide five categories in 5X5 Roto Fantasy Baseball leagues.

The development of SCOUTscores started with the theory around "Average Player Scores." In today's Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player's value when drafting, especially because you need so many different positions, let alone the fact that there are multiple scoring categories. The "Average Player Theory" is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players provide the biggest edge and positional value.

Our SCOUTscores can work with any projections to deliver results. This season, we did all the research on all 30 baseball teams. We then did our team profiles for each team's projections. With this information, we delivered preseason Scout rankings in addition to weekly rankings based on playing time and opportunity. If a player is projected to play in seven games, he'll have a better chance to produce stats in the counting categories. This doesn't necessarily mean he'll have a higher score than a player with much higher skill set with five games.

Once we have each player's projections matched up with the SCOUTscore, we have a way to compare values of all players. For this information to have more value, we really need to compare players who play the same position.

The bottom line here is that a Fantasy owner is trying to gain an edge with each of his first few picks in the draft while filling as many categories as possible. Each decision takes a Fantasy owner on a different path.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

Click here to read more about the development of Scoutscores!

2017 MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

Rank
Player
Pos.
Team
SS
1 Clayton Kershaw SP LA 1.03
2 Patrick Corbin SP ARI 0.75
3 Max Scherzer SP WAS 0.57
4 Chris Archer SP TB 0.49
5 Jon Lester SP CHC 0.44
6 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 0.41
7 Collin McHugh SP HOU 0.38
8 Jose Berrios SP MIN 0.37
9 Marcus Stroman SP TOR 0.37
10 Jharel Cotton SP OAK 0.36
11 Buck Farmer SP DET 0.34
12 Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 0.34
13 Ervin Santana SP MIN 0.34
14 German Marquez SP COL 0.34
15 Dan Straily SP MIA 0.33
16 Mike Clevinger SP CLE 0.33
17 Luis Perdomo SP SD 0.32
18 Chase Anderson SP MIL 0.30
19 Mike Leake SP SEA 0.29
20 Chris Sale SP BOS 0.28
21 Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 0.27
22 Martin Perez SP TEX 0.27
23 Doug Fister SP BOS 0.25
24 Corey Kluber SP CLE 0.24
25 Madison Bumgarner SP SF 0.24
26 Robbie Ray SP ARI 0.23
27 Carlos Carrasco SP CLE 0.23
28 Justin Verlander SP HOU 0.22
29 Jacob DeGrom SP NYM 0.22
30 Jonathan Gray SP COL 0.21
31 Blake Snell SP TB 0.21
32 Dinelson Lamet SP SD 0.20
33 Rich Hill SP LA 0.20
34 Kevin Gausman SP BAL 0.19
35 Dallas Keuchel SP HOU 0.19
36 Luis Severino SP NYY 0.19
37 Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 0.19
38 Jose Quintana SP CHC 0.19
39 Rick Porcello SP BOS 0.18
40 Gerrit Cole SP PIT 0.18
41 Julio Teheran SP ATL 0.18
42 Aaron Nola SP PHI 0.18
43 Zack Greinke SP ARI 0.18
44 Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 0.18
45 Drew Pomeranz SP BOS 0.17
46 Alex Wood SP LA 0.17
47 Zach Godley SP ARI 0.17
48 Luke Weaver SP STL 0.17
49 Matt Boyd SP DET 0.16
50 J.A. Happ SP TOR 0.16
51 Alex Cobb SP TB 0.16
52 C.C. Sabathia SP NYY 0.15
53 Jake Junis SP KC 0.14
54 Charlie Morton SP HOU 0.14
55 Jaime Garcia SP NYY 0.14
56 Jason Hammel SP KC 0.13
57 Kendall Graveman SP OAK 0.12
58 Jose Urena SP MIA 0.11
59 Nick Pivetta SP PHI -0.04
60 Jameson Taillon SP PIT -0.04
61 Yu Darvish SP LA -0.13
62 Matt Harvey SP NYM -0.13
63 Jake Arrieta SP CHC -0.19
64 Lucas Sims SP ATL -0.20
65 Cole Hamels SP TEX -0.20
66 Carlos Martinez SP STL -0.20
67 Sean Manaea SP OAK -0.20
68 Jeff Samardzija SP SF -0.20
69 Johnny Cueto SP SF -0.20
70 Sean Newcomb SP ATL -0.20
71 Kenta Maeda SP LA -0.21
72 Kyle Hendricks SP CHC -0.21
73 Lance Lynn SP STL -0.21
74 Lucas Giolito SP CHW -0.21
75 Danny Duffy SP KC -0.21
76 Trevor Bauer SP CLE -0.21
77 James Paxton SP SEA -0.21
78 Jake Odorizzi SP TB -0.22
79 Daniel Mengden SP OAK -0.22
80 Matt Moore SP SF -0.22
81 John Lackey SP CHC -0.22
82 Parker Bridwell SP LAA -0.22
83 Michael Wacha SP STL -0.23
84 Eduardo Rodriguez SP BOS -0.23
85 Reynaldo Lopez SP CHW -0.23
86 James Shields SP CHW -0.23
87 Taijuan Walker SP ARI -0.23
88 Anibal Sanchez SP DET -0.23
89 Zach Davies SP MIL -0.23
90 Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL -0.23
91 Daniel Norris SP DET -0.23
92 Carson Fulmer SP CHW -0.24
93 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LA -0.24
94 Marco Estrada SP TOR -0.24
95 Adam Conley SP MIA -0.24
96 Tanner Roark SP WAS -0.24
97 Joe Biagini SP TOR -0.24
98 Homer Bailey SP CIN -0.24
99 Andrew Cashner SP TEX -0.24
100 Sonny Gray SP NYY -0.24
101 Jordan Zimmermann SP DET -0.25
102 Jordan Montgomery SP NYY -0.25
103 Garrett Richards SP LAA -0.25
104 Jeremy Hellickson SP BAL -0.25
105 Matt Andriese SP TB -0.25
106 Wade Miley SP BAL -0.25
107 Jake Thompson SP PHI -0.25
108 Chad Bettis SP COL -0.25
109 Dillon Peters SP MIA -0.25
110 Ivan Nova SP PIT -0.25
111 Erasmo Ramirez SP SEA -0.26
112 Jhoulys Chacin SP SD -0.26
113 Steven Brault SP PIT -0.26
114 Felix Hernandez SP SEA -0.26
115 Tyler Chatwood SP COL -0.26