Nice list. Good to see Escobar get his props. He should win 15 games with 185 K's this year.
However, my darling Jeremy Bonderman needs to move up about 10 spots right above Radke (who is also money, don't get me wrong). He strikes people out and is showing flashes of utter dominance. He has better stuff than many pitchers above him. He escaped so many jams this week against boston this week, and that shows that he has a strong makeup and mentality. He is not fazed when things don't go his way, he buckles down and gets people out. Add in the fact that he's 22 years old and pitches in the weakest hitting division in baseball, and you've got a gem. Not that this board is unfamiliar with Jeremy Bonderman!
jjigglers wrote:Rankings geared towards future performance, and having nothing to do with past performance. Feel free to put input, this isnt really for me, but for everyone else to see where their pitchers stand. 12 team league, say 5 SP on each roster, 60 pitchers.
1 Johan Santana, Min 2 Randy Johnson, NYY 3 Pedro Martinez, NYM 4 Jason Schmidt, SF 5 Mark Prior, ChC 6 Roy Oswalt, Hou 7 Curt Schilling, Bos 8 Ben Sheets, Mil 9 Jake Peavy, SD 10 Tim Hudson, Atl 11 Roger Clemens, Hou 12 Rich Harden, Oak
13 Josh Beckett, Fla 14 Roy Halladay, Tor 15 Carlos Zambrano, ChC 16 John Smoltz, Atl 17 Oliver Perez, Pit 18 Mark Mulder, StL 19 A.J. Burnett, Fla 20 Javier Vazquez, Ari 21 Kerry Wood, ChC 22 Kelvim Escobar, Ana 23 Mike Mussina, NYY 24 Chris Carpenter, Stl
25 Livan Hernandez, Was 26 Bartolo Colon, Ana 27 Dontrelle Willis, Fla 28 Matt Clement, Bos 29 Jon Lieber, Phi 30 Derek Lowe, LAD 31 Carl Pavano, NYY 32 Brandon Webb, Ari 33 Odalis Perez, LA 34 Mark Buehrle, ChW 35 Freddy Garcia, ChW 36 Brad Radke, Min
37 C.C. Sabathia, Cle 38 Greg Maddux, ChC 39 Jeremy Bonderman, Det 40 Jon Garland, ChW 41 Zack Greinke, KC 42 Bret Myers, Phi 43 Brad Penny, LA 44 John Patterson, Was 45 Jeff Weaver, LA 46 Matt Morris, Stl 47 Mike Hampton, Atl 48 Wade Miller, Bos
49 Barry Zito, Oak 50 Jake Westbrook, Cle 51 Gustavo Chacin, Tor 52 Esteban Loaiza, Was 53 John Thomson, Atl 54 Doug Davis, Mil 55 Andy Pettitte, Hou 56 Bruce Chen, Bal 57 Jason Marquis, Stl 58 Al Leiter, Fla 59 Jamie Moyer, Sea 60 Bronson Arroyo, Bos
Just Missed: Erik Bedard, Bal David Wells, Bos Orlando Hernandez, ChW Jaret Wright, NYY Josh Towers, Tor Dan Haren, Oak Joe Blanton, Oak
I was going to comment, but it'd be faster if I just typed my own rankings (organized by tiers):
2. R. Johnson
3. P. Martinez
16. C. Zambrano
20. Ol. Perez
25. Od. Perez
That's probably what my top-25 would be.......
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