Tough one. As an owner of both Baker (2 leagues) and Lester (3 leagues) I can tell you I have been bitterly disappointed in both of them. However.........(big pause) I think (read:hope/pray) that both should be getting better going forward. If I had to pick one, I guess I'd go Lester, but it's certainly not a slam dunk! All three are good strikeout pitchers and all are on good teams. It's perhaps a bit early to be able to draw many conclusions about where Santana's performance may go from here, but I would expect that once he rounds into shape, he could be anywhere from solid to very good. His next start could be telling....or not.
I guess if you want a ranking I'd have to go Lester, Santana, Baker, with the caveat that those rankings could change tomorrow or next week or every day for the next month......
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As of right now, I'd rank them the way you have them. All 3 have been a bit of a disappointment. I own Baker so I follow him the closest. His WHIP is still good and he usually only has one bad inning, so I think there is still hope for him. I also think Lester and Santana both have a lot of upside. I wouldn't give up on any of them just yet, but any week those rankings can change with a drop of a hat.