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2013 SP Tiers


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#1 2ndCitySox

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

SP Tiers for H2H. Rankings were made using W’s, ERA, WHIP, K/Start. I think K/Start is a nice stat to use for H2H. The tiers are labeled based on Metallica albums. Note: I do not drive a Camaro with T-tops.

A + indicates a guy who will likely start the year on the DL. A ?  is typically a young SP who may or may not crack the rotation. Ranking is based on the assumption that he will.

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Edited by The Harsh, 02 February 2013 - 07:52 AM.
Updated.

All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Note: if a well recognized name that is a marginal SP  isn't on there (i.e Floyd/ danks) it is because I think they are WW material.

I didn't project Bauer yet, though I assume he will make the rotation.

One name I realized that could make this cut : J Chacin (but probably not)

Edited by 2ndCitySox, 17 January 2013 - 11:45 PM.

All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

Chapman in the Bomb Man tier.
Projections:  10 W, 3.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 6.5K/start.

He's a major wild card

Dodgers Ryu: need to dig deeper....

Pettite, Carpenter, doubrount, detwiler, vargas also overlooked. Not sure how carp happened.

So I owe you guys five more

Edited by 2ndCitySox, 18 January 2013 - 12:01 AM.

All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

Sale too high, Zimmerman/M.Moore too low, Luebke won't be ready.  Really like the value in the Crash Man group.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

View PostRespectMyAuthority, on 18 January 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

Sale too high, Zimmerman/M.Moore too low, Luebke won't be ready.  Really like the value in the Crash Man group.

Yeah I was surprised with Sale, I probably wouldnt take him that high either. Zimmermann needs to get the K's up a bit, and Moore of course could be an ace this year.

Thanks for the feedback!
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

gavin flloyd and danks are waiver wire material. dont draft them unless you are in a 16+ league. forgot about daniel hudson. thanks. usually dont draft stats you can get from the waiver wire unless the guys have the potential not to be.

Edited by ballfan4141, 18 January 2013 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Holland is too low also,  guy has great stuff and his whip has been declining every year.

IMO, he's probably a #4 type SP in fantasy.   Assuming his K's are solid,  whip ~ 1.20,  4 era and pitching for a good team to boot.

And Weaver has to be a #1 in every league pretty much.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

View PostRespectMyAuthority, on 18 January 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

Sale too high, Zimmerman/M.Moore too low, Luebke won't be ready.  Really like the value in the Crash Man group.


Zimmerman i think makes sense there.  Moore i disagree, i think he's too high, not too low.    I wouldnt trust him as my #2...no way.

#3 even , im a little leary of him there but would be ok with that.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Luebke is in a Teir above Gallardo?  And Morrow?

I personally wouldn't touch Luebke until rounds after those guys were gone.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

Nice work 2CS, but just glancing at the tiers, the very first thing that sticks out to me is that Gallardo is WAAAY too low.  Now I get that the WHIP/occasional blowup will always keep him out of the elite tier/ceiling, but its REALLY time the guy starts getting his props.  After a fantastic 2011,for him post the counting stats he did last year with that team/defense behind him, and then rank him slightly above Marcum is a little careless.  

Whether you like him or not, I really don't see any way you can quanitfy him as anything LESS than a top 25 SP.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

I know it's splitting hairs but...

I would have put Price and Hamels in the Metal Man tier.  

Weaver in the elec man.

Edited by TheFranchiseAce, 18 January 2013 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Couple days ago, my friend and I came up with this list of the top 24 SP (guys we wanted to make sure to get 2 of in a 15-teamer, and try to get 3 of in 12-teamers)...



Verlander, Justin
Kershaw, Clayton
Strasburg, Stephen
Price, David
Lee, Cliff
Hamels, Cole
Weaver, Jered
Cain, Matt
Hernandez, Felix
Gonzalez, Gio
Bumgarner, Madison
Greinke, Zack
Sabathia, CC
Halladay, Roy
Darvish, Yu
Wainwright, Adam
Scherzer, Max
Shields, James
Latos, Mat
Cueto, Johnny
Sale, Chris
Zimmermann, Jordan
Gallardo, Yovani
Moore, Matt

Guys that just missed:

Samardzija, Jeff
Morrow, Brandon
Medlen, Kris
Harvey, Matt
Dickey, R.A.
Lincecum, Tim
Kennedy, Ian
Minor, Mike
Anderson, Brett
Parker, Jarrod
Fister, Doug
Wilson, C.J.
Johnson, Josh
Garza, Matt
Haren, Dan

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

View PostPRoSPx, on 18 January 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

Luebke is in a Teir above Gallardo?  And Morrow?

I personally wouldn't touch Luebke until rounds after those guys were gone.

Yep, I agree. Because these were ran with k/start, the value is more skewed to a value per game basis, rather than overall. Also, I wasn't sure when luebke was going to be back. But, when he is ready to go, I think he could provide sneaky value.

Tiers don't = where I would draft a guy, per se
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

WHAT THE!   COLBY LEWIS in the same tier as Cueto, Greinke, Moore,......  Was that a mistake?  Come on, Colby Lewis!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

Yeah, I saw that. I think I forgot to carry a 1.
Thanks.
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

View Postmalta69, on 18 January 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

Nice work 2CS, but just glancing at the tiers, the very first thing that sticks out to me is that Gallardo is WAAAY too low.  Now I get that the WHIP/occasional blowup will always keep him out of the elite tier/ceiling, but its REALLY time the guy starts getting his props.  After a fantastic 2011,for him post the counting stats he did last year with that team/defense behind him, and then rank him slightly above Marcum is a little careless.  

Whether you like him or not, I really don't see any way you can quanitfy him as anything LESS than a top 25 SP.

I'm not a big fan of gallardo, but he should be. I'll look again and see if I had a number not quite rate. Maybe his k/game kinda sucks? A 9k/9 IP is great unless the guy doesn't go that deep. But I need to look again.
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

View PostRespectMyAuthority, on 18 January 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

Sale too high, Zimmerman/M.Moore too low, Luebke won't be ready.  Really like the value in the Crash Man group.

I'd also move Shields up one tier.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

For what's it worth regarding Luebke. Bill James has him @ 155 IP, a 3 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 8.13 k/9 rate....which is all pretty damn good. But, it is Bill James.
All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

What are the chances for each of the following to start the season in the majors:
Dylan Bundy
Shelby Miller
Tyler Skaggs
Danny Hultzen
Taijuan Walker
Julio Teheran
Trevor Bauer

These are guys I'd like to include on the list but I don't know how likely it is for them to make the rotation.

Obviously, my initial post had a few flaws, so now that I've run it by the masses, I can fix it and make it better.

If there's any other young SP's I'm missing that you think will start in the bigs, let me know.

Thanks again!

All-Icon Team:
C- Carlton Fisk
1B- Frank Thomas
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ozzie Smith
3B- Wade Boggs
CF- Rickey
LF- Kirk Gibson
RF- Chili Davis
DH- Eddie Murray

SP- Nolan Ryan
SP- Orel Herschiser
SP- Greg Maddux
SP- Roger Clemens
SP- BlackJack McDowell

RP- Eck

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

Nice list. Brett Anderson will be bomb man or better. You missed him.
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Avg, OPS, HR, RBI, R, SB * W, K, ERA, WHIP, Sv

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3B/ Plouffe
CI/ Craig
2B/ Lowrie
SS/ Simmons
MI/ Wong
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BN/ Cron
DL/ Everth, Encarnacion

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