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Postby rjforlife » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:20 am

With 2012 turning towards the home stretch, I just wanted to gauge where everyone sees the pitchers for next year. They have been tightly bunched this season, so I thought it would be interesting to see how much the list vary and how much respect young guys, new guys, old guys and all the rest stack up. Feel free to rank 10 or 15 or 20 or 30, or even show some tiers if you are up to it. Have fun with it. My extremely rough version:


1. Verlander
2. Kershaw
3. Felix
4. Weaver
5. Price
6. Strasburg
7. Bumgarner
8. Halladay
9. Hamels
10. Cain

11. Sabathia
12. Wainwright
13. Lincecum
14. Sale
15. Greinke
16. Cueto
17. CJ Wilson
18. Gio
19. Zimmerman
20. Matt Moore


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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby NikkiSixx » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:03 am

Well, as of right now the list I think for me would be

1.) Stephen Strasburg (and literally the only pitcher I would spend a high pick or place a big bid on)
2.) Justin Verlander
3.) Clayton Kershaw
4.) David Price
5.) Felix Hernandez
6.) Cole Hamels
7.) Jered Weaver
8.) Matt Cain
9.) CC Sabathia
10.) Madison Bumgarner
11.) Roy Halladay
12.) Chris Sale
13.) Zach Greinke
14.) Cliff Lee
15.) Adam Wainwright
16.) Jordan Zimmermann
17.) CJ Wilson
18.) Brandon Morrow
19.) Gio Gonzalez
20.) Jake Peavy
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby bandrus1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:16 am

my quick shot at it


Verlander
Strasburg
Weaver
Kershaw
Felix
Price
Cain
Hamels
Bumgarner
Sabathia
Halladay
Sale
Greinke
Gio
Wainwright
Lincecum
CJ Wilson
Cueto
Zimmerman
Matt Moore
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby benb18a » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:48 pm

Why is Fiers not on any of these lists? :-?
1B: Freeman 2B: Craig 3B: Beltre SS: Seager C: Lucroy OF: Granderson, Harper, BJ Up UT: Kipnis, Aoki
BN: Howard, Rizzo, Donaldson
DL: Tulo
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:05 pm

benb18a wrote:Why is Fiers not on any of these lists? :-?
Because most, if not all of the guys on these lists, have either or both a greater upside and longer track record of success than Fiers, who I do love this season, but probably not enough to crack a Top 20 for next year. I could see him out-earning some of the 'riskier' names on here like Moore, Wainwright, Wilson, Morrow, Peavy... but there's other names probably ahead of Fiers who didn't make the list. Fiers could end up a Top 20 SP if a few of these guys get injured, but either way he looks like a great value pick for next season.
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby J35J » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:48 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
benb18a wrote:Why is Fiers not on any of these lists? :-?
Because most, if not all of the guys on these lists, have either or both a greater upside and longer track record of success than Fiers, who I do love this season, but probably not enough to crack a Top 20 for next year. I could see him out-earning some of the 'riskier' names on here like Moore, Wainwright, Wilson, Morrow, Peavy... but there's other names probably ahead of Fiers who didn't make the list. Fiers could end up a Top 20 SP if a few of these guys get injured, but either way he looks like a great value pick for next season.

Yeah, good story and being a guy who can limit walks is always a positive sign but color me skeptical he can keep the pace up....you can count on one hand and have fingers left over of the number of right handers who avg less than 89mph and can sustain success year in and year out.
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:31 pm

I hate to say it because I love the guy, but it would be really hard for me to justify picking Lincecum in the top 20 SP next year. As we're seing this year, the downside is huge. I might reconsider if he finishes really strong, but as of now, it seems crazy to me to have guys like Wilson and Greinke behind him, as some of these lists do.
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby Cream » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:03 pm

A little surprised to see Matt Moore make the list. I know he's been shaky and upside is still huge. I'm assuming those ranking in top 20 are thinking keepers???
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby NikkiSixx » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:31 pm

Cream wrote:A little surprised to see Matt Moore make the list. I know he's been shaky and upside is still huge. I'm assuming those ranking in top 20 are thinking keepers???

I thInk Matt Moore is a fantastic target next season, but I'm not ready to put him in my top 20 next for next year at this moment. He will certainly be a target of mine though.
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Re: Top 20 SP for 2013

Postby benb18a » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:14 am

J35J wrote:Yeah, good story and being a guy who can limit walks is always a positive sign but color me skeptical he can keep the pace up....you can count on one hand and have fingers left over of the number of right handers who avg less than 89mph and can sustain success year in and year out.


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