We took a look at hitters last week which means its time for pitchers. Below you will find the scoring formula that I used to arrive at these numbers based on the Razzball/Steamer projections

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

I’m sure the first question on everyone’s mind is where does first half superstar Shohei Ohtani land on this list and in the overall projections. He comes in quite a bit lower than I was expecting, barely making the list at all with only 100.9 points projected from his time on the mound. Combined with his batting numbers his overall projection is 285 which would make him the number one player over the season’s second half. He is only projected to throw 42 innings which seems like a total he can surpass. It will be interesting to see how the Angels choose to deploy him in the second half, but if he continues to make regular starts on the mound his point total could shoot up.

This may come as a shock, but Jacob deGrom is the top pitcher. Not much more to say, I’m sure you are all aware of the type of season he’s having.

Gerrit Cole hit a bit of a rough patch after the sticky stuff crackdown. He rebounded nicely and remains at the top of the list for pitchers in the second half.

Cristian Javier has bounced between the rotation and the pen but he’s still racked up innings. Look for that trend to continue although I was surprised to see him all the way up at 12. He’s still out there in about half of leagues and making him a priority add. Even if you don’t buy the projections you’ll want his production on your roster.

Kevin Gausman will keep on doing what he’s been doing. He doesn’t project to be a top 5 guy, but he’s still in the top 15 and was a great draft day value.

Robbie Ray and his tight pants (clearly the source of his powers) will keep racking up the Ks which will balance out the lack of innings compared to the top starters.

Luis Castillo is back baby! It took him a while but he’s finally starting to show why there’s been hype around him. He’s a hold at this point if you’ve been riding with him this long.

Liam Hendriks is the first closer on our second half list. Number 18 isn’t a bad spot but unless your league has RP spots the top closers just aren’t worth it.

Max Fried is set to be a second half star. We chase innings and Ks in points leagues and Max should give you both. Projections say he”ll limit the damage a bit more and that makes him a guy you want.

Jack Flaherty will be out until August at the earliest so I think these projections are generous. The talent is there, but it does nothing for you if he’s not on the mound.

Alex Reyes is set to be money if you need an RP. He throws a thousand miles an hour and the Ks will be there.

Stephen Strasburg is a big name to be this low on the list. Unfortunately, his name seems to be bigger than his production. He just doesn’t put up the innings to score big points.

Dylan Cease I wanted him to be the best. He has the raw stuff to do it, but he just can’t find the consistency. If he ever puts it all together he could win a Cy Young. But as it stands, he’s more of a mid tier starter, valuable but nothing special.

Alek Manoah is the type of young gun who can take your team to the top. He’s out there so take a peek. I do love the new kid on the block, and sometimes I chase the upside more than I should but the hype with Manoah is real.

Jameson Taillon has always been a favorite of mine. Sadly he never broke out and turned into an ace, but he’s still a solid guy to fill out your rotation.

Rank Name Team ESPN Y! Points
1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP 259.2
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP SP 232.4
3 Max Scherzer WSH SP SP 193.5
4 Lucas Giolito CHW SP SP 183.6
5 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP SP 182.3
6 Zack Wheeler PHI SP SP 182.2
7 Shane Bieber CLE SP SP 179.1
8 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP 173.7
9 Corbin Burnes MIL SP SP 171.8
10 Yu Darvish SD SP SP 171.8
11 Lance Lynn CHW SP SP 171.6
12 Cristian Javier HOU SP SP 168.2
13 Walker Buehler LAD SP SP 167.5
14 Kevin Gausman SF SP SP 166.5
15 Robbie Ray TOR SP SP 166.4
16 Charlie Morton ATL SP SP 162.9
17 Luis Castillo CIN SP SP 161.1
18 Liam Hendriks CHW RP RP 152.9
19 Patrick Corbin WSH SP SP 151.7
20 Blake Snell SD SP SP 150.6
21 Andrew Heaney LAA SP SP 150.2
22 Joe Musgrove SD SP SP 148.9
23 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP SP 148.9
24 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP 146.9
25 Max Fried ATL SP SP 142.9
26 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP 142.2
27 Edwin Diaz NYM RP RP 142.2
28 Pablo Lopez MIA SP SP 142
29 Carlos Rodon CHW SP SP 141.5
30 Zack Greinke HOU SP SP 141.4
31 Kenta Maeda MIN SP SP 140.9
32 Carlos Carrasco NYM SP SP 140.1
33 Josh Hader MIL RP RP 137.9
34 German Marquez COL SP SP 137.3
35 Jack Flaherty STL SP SP 134.8
36 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP 132.5
37 Tyler Mahle CIN SP SP 131.8
38 Mike Minor KC SP SP 131.5
39 Freddy Peralta MIL SP SP 131.3
40 Jake Odorizzi HOU SP SP 130.3
41 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP 129.9
42 Zach Eflin PHI SP SP 128.2
43 Chris Paddack SD SP SP 127.4
44 Raisel Iglesias LAA RP RP 126
45 Danny Duffy KC SP SP 125.7
46 Alex Cobb LAA SP SP 125.7
47 Framber Valdez HOU SP SP 125.3
48 Chris Bassitt OAK SP SP 125
49 Julio Urias LAD SP SP 124.6
50 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP SP 124.5
51 Frankie Montas OAK SP SP 124.2
52 Trevor Rogers MIA SP SP 123.5
53 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP 123.4
54 Alex Reyes STL RP RP 123.1
55 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP 122.7
56 Will Smith ATL RP RP 122.6
57 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP 121.6
58 Drew Rasmussen TB RP RP 120.6
59 Chris Sale BOS SP SP 120.5
60 Alex Wood SF SP SP 119.6
61 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP 118.2
62 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP SP 118
63 Ian Anderson ATL SP SP 117.7
64 Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP SP 117.2
65 Taijuan Walker NYM SP SP 116.8
66 Sonny Gray CIN SP SP 116.4
67 Zach Plesac CLE SP SP 114.6
68 Craig Kimbrel CHC RP RP 114.5
69 Ryan Pressly HOU RP RP 114.1
70 Marcus Stroman NYM SP SP 114
71 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP SP 110.9
72 Griffin Canning LAA SP SP 110.5
73 Kyle Gibson TEX SP SP 109.1
74 Dylan Cease CHW SP SP 108.7
75 James Karinchak CLE RP RP 108.2
76 Brady Singer KC SP SP 107.6
77 Dallas Keuchel CHW SP SP 107.6
78 Domingo German NYY SP SP 107.1
79 Matt Barnes BOS RP RP 106.8
80 Jhoulys Chacin COL RP RP 106.1
81 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP 106.1
82 Jesus Luzardo OAK SP SP 105.6
83 Marco Gonzales SEA SP SP 105
84 Rich Hill TB SP SP 104.8
85 Michael Pineda MIN SP SP 104.6
86 Adam Wainwright STL SP SP 104
87 Luis Garcia HOU SP SP 104
88 Alek Manoah TOR SP SP 103.9
89 Anthony DeSclafani SF SP SP 103.7
90 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP 103.1
91 Tarik Skubal DET SP SP 101.4
92 Brad Keller KC SP SP 101
93 Shohei Ohtani LAA SP SP 100.9
94 Steven Matz TOR SP SP 100.6
95 Jameson Taillon NYY SP SP 100.5
96 Merrill Kelly ARI SP SP 100.5
97 Zac Gallen ARI SP SP 100.3
98 Nick Pivetta BOS SP SP 100.3
99 Taylor Rogers MIN RP RP 99
100 Brad Hand WSH RP RP 97.9

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