We’re in the endgame of the fantasy season at this point so it’s time to get your roster dialed and ready. Let’s get down to business and check in on the pitcher projections for the rest of the season in points leagues. Points were calculated based on the criteria below and taken from the Steamer/Razzball Rest of season projections, same as in previous versions of this list.

Innings Pitched (IP)  3

Hits Allowed (H) -1

Earned Runs (ER) -2

Walks Issued (BB) -1

Strikeouts 1

Wins (W) 5

Losses (L)   -5

Saves (SV) 5

So what stands out from this list? In last week’s Top 100 Hitters most of them are at or near 100% rostered. With pitching, we have more guys available, especially once you get to the back part of the list. I still recommend streaming as much as possible to maximize your innings but obviously, it’s not practical to stream your entire pitching staff on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are some good options that should be widely available as you load up to make your run. Best of luck to everyone, but the work isn’t done so get out there and bring home that chip.

Gerrit Cole holds the top spot and has a significant lead compared to the separation between a lot of guys on this list. He has more risk than we’re used to seeing from him but when he’s dealing, he still has massive point potential.

Carlos Carrasco certainly could finish this high but based on his recent performance, this feels like a very optimistic finish for him.

Andrew Heaney should be on more rosters just based on his potential. He’s had some struggles with the long ball and health has always been a question mark for him but I still think he’s worth taking a chance on at this stage in the season.

Mike Minor won’t win you your league by himself but he does have a very favorable projection. Despite the lack of monster games, he has been a serviceable streaming option. He’s not flashy but he can be one of your back-end starters.

Zac Gallen brings strikeout upside to the table and that should hold through the end of the season. Unfortunately, he’s been plagued by the long ball and the D-Backs inability to hold a lead. If he can figure out how to keep the ball in the yard he can close out the season strong. We’ve seen him dominate hitters in the past so it’s certainly possible that he’ll begin to click.

Jake Odorizzi isn’t flashy but his projection looks good and will need to be on his game as his team fights for the playoffs.

Reid Detmers is basically free and coming off of a 22 point start after posting negative numbers in his first two turns. He likely wasn’t on your radar in redraft leagues but he is one of the Angels top prospects and now that he’s made it to the show could be a big pickup. He doesn’t project as a real-life star, more a mid-tier starter, but if he can eat some innings the rest of the way he could be a fantasy difference-maker.

Steven Matz is enjoying a strong August and is set up to continue that run the rest of the way. He’s out there in about half of leagues.

Caleb Smith was looking like he could be solid pick-up until his last time on the mound when he was tossed for a sticky substance violation. Assuming his upcoming suspension is not overturned on appeal he will miss 10 games which could cost him a couple of starts.

Brady Singer has been inconsistent so I would check the Streamonator before firing him up. He should be widely available for your streaming needs.

Eleser Hernandez has been solid in limited action which makes him a deep league target and a streaming candidate in shallower leagues. I’d like to see him go more than 5 innings a start but you can’t always get everything you want, especially this late in the season.

Dylan Bundy should have a rotation spot going forward which opens up the potential for him to rack up some serious points. Given his recent run, I’d be playing matchups with him.

Trevor Richards may not have the closer role but that hasn’t stopped him from being an effective points league pitcher. If you need to start RPs in your league don’t forget about him.

J.A. Happ hasn’t impressed with his numbers this season but he offers enough in terms of innings to be worth your consideration for the back end of your rotation.

Logan Gilbert certainly has the potential to beat this projection as a top prospect. Or he could crash and burn, finding himself well outside the top 100. That’s rookies for ya.

Drew Rasmussen has probably done enough to stay in the rotation at this point. Unfortunately, it’s the Marlins rotation so he’ll likely have his innings capped, severely limiting his upside.

Logan Webb barely squeaks onto this list but I think he is an excellent candidate to take it higher. Maybe I’m just a biased Giants fan but I believe.

Rank Name Team ESPN Y! Points Own%
1 Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 131.7 100
2 Max Scherzer LAD SP SP 110.8 100
3 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 107.3 100
4 Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 105.6 100
5 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 104.7 100
6 Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 101.8 100
7 Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 99.2 100
8 Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 99.1 100
9 Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 97.3 100
10 Jose Berrios TOR SP SP 97 100
11 Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 95.2 100
12 Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 95 65
13 Robbie Ray TOR SP SP 93.6 100
14 Chris Sale BOS SP SP 93.2 100
15 Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 91.8 100
16 Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 91.7 100
17 Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 91.5 100
18 Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 85.9 93
19 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 85.3 100
20 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 84.6 98
21 German Marquez COL SP SP 82.3 96
22 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 82.2 98
23 Josh Hader MIL RP RP 82.1 100
24 Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 81.7 91
25 Liam Hendriks CHW RP RP 81.4 100
26 Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 81.2 100
27 Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 80.7 100
28 Max Fried ATL SP SP 80.7 100
29 Blake Snell SD SP SP 79.9 96
30 Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 79.8 100
31 Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 79.4 41
32 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 79.1 100
33 Andrew Heaney NYY SP SP 78.9 43
34 Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 78.8 100
35 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 75.9 100
36 Mike Minor KC SP SP 75.7 24
37 Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 72.8 78
38 Jake Odorizzi HOU SP SP 72.1 28
39 Framber Valdez HOU SP SP 71.8 100
40 Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 71.6 100
41 Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 71.4 100
42 Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 71.3 100
43 Kyle Gibson PHI SP SP 70.8 87
44 Alex Reyes STL RP RP 70.6 100
45 Reid Detmers LAA SP SP 69.6 0
46 Raisel Iglesias LAA RP RP 69.4 100
47 Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 69.3 100
48 Steven Matz TOR SP SP 68.4 54
49 Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 68.3 76
50 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 68.1 72
51 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP 68 93
52 Alex Wood SF SP SP 67.1 83
53 Alek Manoah TOR SP SP 66.8 87
54 Shane McClanahan TB SP SP 66.6 100
55 Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP 66 72
56 John Means BAL SP SP 65.1 80
57 Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 65 100
58 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 64.8 100
59 Craig Kimbrel CHW RP RP 64.6 98
60 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 64.5 96
61 Caleb Smith ARI SP SP 64.4 7
62 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 64.3 100
63 Luis Garcia HOU SP SP 64 98
64 Dylan Cease CHW SP SP 63.5 100
65 Brady Singer KC SP SP 62.2 33
66 Adam Wainwright STL SP SP 61.4 100
67 Tommy Milone TOR SP SP 61 0
68 Taijuan Walker NYM SP SP 60.8 70
69 Elieser Hernandez MIA SP SP 60.7 63
70 Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 60.5 98
71 Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 60.5 100
72 James Karinchak CLE RP RP 60.3 74
73 Dylan Bundy LAA SP SP 60.2 28
74 Jhoulys Chacin COL RP RP 60.1 0
75 Sammy Long SF SP SP 59.4 0
76 Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 59.2 54
77 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 59.1 91
78 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 59.1 100
79 Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP 58.5 93
80 Michael Fulmer DET RP RP 57.8 50
81 Edwin Uceta LAD RP RP 57.5 0
82 Griffin Canning LAA SP SP 57.5 20
83 Trevor Richards TOR RP RP 57.4 2
84 Tyler Glasnow TB SP SP 56.9 41
85 Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 56.8 96
86 J.A. Happ STL SP SP 56.4 13
87 Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 56 100
88 Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 56 72
89 Logan Gilbert SEA SP SP 55.5 41
90 Madison Bumgarner ARI SP SP 55.5 57
91 Diego Castillo SEA RP RP 55.2 96
92 Drew Rasmussen TB SP SP 55.2 7
93 Tarik Skubal DET SP SP 54.9 85
94 Rich Hill NYM SP SP 54.8 50
95 Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 54.7 89
96 Triston McKenzie CLE SP SP 54.6 52
97 Dane Dunning TEX SP SP 54.2 11
98 Brad Keller KC SP SP 54.2 15
99 Logan Webb SF SP SP 54 96
100 Jon Gray COL SP SP 53.8 48


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