Preseason Ranks: Starting Pitcher

Rankings: Top 100 | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | C | OF | DH | SP | RP

The following list comprises the fantasy baseball top 80 starting pitcher rankings of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert for the 2012 season. The list is ordered by the overall top 80 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining players that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list. For comparison’s sake, the last column links to player pages that compare the rankings from many of the industry’s top fantasy baseball analysts, compiled by our friends at FantasyPros.

Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball

2012 Starting Pitchers Rankings

Brandon
Funston

Andy
Behrens

Brad
Evans

Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
FantasyPros
FantasyPros
Expert Consensus
Clayton Kershaw 1 1 2 2 1 compare
Roy Halladay 2 2 3 1 2 compare
Justin Verlander 4 4 1 3 3 compare
Cliff Lee 5 3 4 4 4 compare
Tim Lincecum 3 5 5 7 5 compare
Felix Hernandez 6 6 6 5 6 compare
Cole Hamels 9 8 7 6 7 compare
CC Sabathia 8 7 8 10 8 compare
Zack Greinke 7 9 10 12 9 compare
Jered Weaver 10 11 9 8 9 compare
Dan Haren 12 10 13 9 10 compare
David Price 11 13 11 13 11 compare
Matt Cain 13 14 16 11 12 compare
Stephen Strasburg 14 16 12 15 13 compare
Yovani Gallardo 18 12 14 16 14 compare
Jon Lester 16 15 17 14 15 compare
Madison Bumgarner 15 18 22 17 16 compare
Adam Wainwright 17 19 27 22 17 compare
Ian Kennedy 19 22 23 21 17 compare
Yu Darvish 21 17 15 33 18 compare
C.J. Wilson 30 20 21 18 19 compare
James Shields 31 26 18 20 20 compare
Josh Johnson 20 28 26 24 21 compare
Matt Moore 22 35 19 25 22 compare
Brandon Beachy 25 31 20 28 23 compare
Daniel Hudson 24 25 32 23 23 compare
Matt Garza 32 21 33 19 24 compare
Gio Gonzalez 26 24 25 30 24 compare
Tommy Hanson 23 23 31 34 25 compare
Jordan Zimmermann 29 30 28 27 26 compare
Mat Latos 27 27 35 26 27 compare
Michael Pineda 36 29 30 29 28 compare
Ricky Romero 35 34 24 39 29 compare
Cory Luebke 28 33 36 36 30 compare
Josh Beckett 34 32 29 40 31 compare
Brandon Morrow 37 36 38 35 32 compare
Anibal Sanchez 41 37 45 31 33 compare
Francisco Liriano 42 39 37 41 34 compare
Shaun Marcum 45 43 40 32 35 compare
Ervin Santana 38 38 52 38 36 compare
Jaime Garcia 39 48 41 43 37 compare
Ryan Dempster 48 40 39 46 38 compare
Ubaldo Jimenez 50 42 42 42 39 compare
Jeremy Hellickson 33 55 56 37 40 compare
Max Scherzer 47 41 50 45 41 compare
Johnny Cueto 46 44 51 47 42 compare
Derek Holland 40 58 46 54 43 compare
Ted Lilly 51 51 49 52 44 compare
Hiroki Kuroda 53 45 34 75 45 compare
Brett Myers 44 49 74 44 46 compare
Mike Minor 43 62 53 55 47 compare
Wandy Rodriguez 49 54 63 50 48 compare
Justin Masterson 64 47 60 48 49 compare
Jhoulys Chacin 66 50 48 60 50 compare
Colby Lewis 57 52 58 58 51 compare
Bud Norris 63 56 47 63 52 compare
Doug Fister 59 65 55 51 53 compare
Johan Santana 56 53 59 67 54 compare
Clay Buchholz 60 57 71 53 55 compare
Tim Hudson 71 46 44 56 compare
Trevor Cahill 52 66 67 57 56 compare
Edinson Volquez 55 72 54 61 56 compare
Brandon McCarthy 67 64 69 56 57 compare
John Danks 61 61 70 64 57 compare
Jair Jurrjens 62 71 57 72 58 compare
Gavin Floyd 69 60 68 66 59 compare
Edwin Jackson 68 69 64 62 59 compare
Tim Stauffer 70 68 78 49 60 compare
Vance Worley 54 78 61 73 61 compare
Scott Baker 58 79 66 71 62 compare
Chris Carpenter 72 43 63 compare
Erik Bedard 73 75 62 68 64 compare
Chad Billingsley 65 63 73 78 65 compare
Ricky Nolasco 74 65 70 66 compare
Jonathon Niese 78 59 67 compare
R.A. Dickey 74 77 69 68 compare
Mark Buehrle 76 70 74 68 compare
Jonathan Sanchez 59 69 compare
Mike Leake 75 65 69 compare
Carlos Zambrano 67 79 70 compare
Henderson Alvarez 80 73 75 71 compare
Ryan Vogelsong 77 72 72 compare
Alexi Ogando 77 77 73 compare
Homer Bailey 76 74 compare
Philip Humber 76 74 compare
Luke Hochevar 76 74 compare
Drew Pomeranz 79 75 compare
Juan Nicasio 79 75 compare
Roy Oswalt 80 76 compare
Hisashi Iwakuma 80 76 compare
Chris Capuano 80 76 compare

Rankings based on a standard, 5x5 (BA, HR, RBI, R, SB) league format

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